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The King's Daughters Inn

Durham , NC
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LOCATION

204 North Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27701 US (map)

PHONE

919-354-7000

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ABOUT US

Overlooking the stately oak trees of Duke’s East Campus, The King’s Daughters Inn occupies an ideal location in Durham , NC - a short walk to Duke University, downtown Durham, Brightleaf... Read more
Overlooking the stately oak trees of Duke’s East Campus, The King’s Daughters Inn occupies an ideal location in Durham , NC - a short walk to Duke University, downtown Durham, Brightleaf Square, and 9th street; a short drive to Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham Airport, and the new Durham Performing Arts Center. Though close to so many lively urban districts, it’s blends seamlessly into Trinity Park, one of Durham’s oldest, most established, most walkable urban neighborhoods. This location gives our Inn the feel of an urban retreat.

The King’s Daughters Inn offers the amenities of a first-class hotel with the intimacy of a B&B. Enjoy high-speed wireless internet throughout, ample event and meeting space, and spacious common areas for relaxing and socializing. Savor gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea, and evening wine and scotch. Retreat to your room for our turn-down service with locally-made artisan chocolates and Port. Let our concierge share an insider’s opinions on the best restaurants and activities Durham has to offer.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
100
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anna
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We could not have wished for more. Because we booked the entire inn for the weekend, we were able to use the beautiful event spaces without extra cost. The parlor was a beautiful and intimate location for our 50-guest wedding. Our caterer set up a bar in the sun porch and we moved to the dining room for the reception dinner and then into the basement area for dancing. Denel and Deanna could not have been more helpful. They met with us before the wedding to discuss details and were so accommodating about every detail. They encouraged us to think of the inn as our home for the wedding weekend; we even set up family pictures all over the event space. Everything ran smoothly, and we were so grateful to have all of our family and friends under one roof in this lovely space.
We could not have wished for more. Because we booked the entire inn for the weekend, we were able to use the beautiful Read more...
We could not have wished for more. Because we booked the entire inn for the weekend, we were able to use the beautiful event spaces without extra cost. The parlor was a beautiful and intimate location for our 50-guest wedding. Our caterer set up a bar in the sun porch and we moved to the dining room for the reception dinner and then into the basement area for dancing. Denel and Deanna could not have been more helpful. They met with us before the wedding to discuss details and were so accommodating about every detail. They encouraged us to think of the inn as our home for the wedding weekend; we even set up family pictures all over the event space. Everything ran smoothly, and we were so grateful to have all of our family and friends under one roof in this lovely space. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I knew the King's Daughter's Inn was the place for my wedding at the first visit. This was the first and only venue I visited prior to making a decision for my December wedding. It is the perfect location to hold an intimate and elegant wedding. Everything was great from beginning to end. The staff there basically handles most of the details for you, so you really do not need an outside planner. I booked the entire Inn for one night so that my family and friends could stay over. There is a wonderful southern buffet breakfast served on Sunday morning. The hospitality there is amazing and my family enjoyed every moment of their stay. I could go on and on about the superb service they provided and certainly recommend this place to anyone.
I knew the King's Daughter's Inn was the place for my wedding at the first visit. This was the first and only venue I Read more...
I knew the King's Daughter's Inn was the place for my wedding at the first visit. This was the first and only venue I visited prior to making a decision for my December wedding. It is the perfect location to hold an intimate and elegant wedding. Everything was great from beginning to end. The staff there basically handles most of the details for you, so you really do not need an outside planner. I booked the entire Inn for one night so that my family and friends could stay over. There is a wonderful southern buffet breakfast served on Sunday morning. The hospitality there is amazing and my family enjoyed every moment of their stay. I could go on and on about the superb service they provided and certainly recommend this place to anyone. Read less
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The King's Daughters Inn responded with the following comments:

We are so glad your experience was fantastic! We loved hosting your wedding... we wish your husband and you many happy years together!!
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Christina
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the King's Daughters Inn. I am SO glad we chose this as our venue. All of our guests loved staying in the Inn and having all of our wedding events there. The rooms are beautiful, the staff is amazing, and the food is to die for. The staff made my wedding so much less stressful, and I could really enjoy the weekend with our guests. Thank you Deanna, Wayne, and all the other staff for all their hard work and attention. We'll definitely be back to stay in the inn!
I can't say enough about the King's Daughters Inn. I am SO glad we chose this as our venue. All of our guests loved Read more...
I can't say enough about the King's Daughters Inn. I am SO glad we chose this as our venue. All of our guests loved staying in the Inn and having all of our wedding events there. The rooms are beautiful, the staff is amazing, and the food is to die for. The staff made my wedding so much less stressful, and I could really enjoy the weekend with our guests. Thank you Deanna, Wayne, and all the other staff for all their hard work and attention. We'll definitely be back to stay in the inn! Read less
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The King's Daughters Inn responded with the following comments:

Christina, thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you had a memorable experience with us. Here's to many happy years ahead of you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We would highly recommend King's Daughters Inn for a wedding, a reunion or any gathering of family and friends. My husband and I secured King's Daughters Inn in Durham for the weekend of our son's wedding. We held the rehearsal dinner there on Friday night, and had a gathering there on Saturday between the afternoon wedding and the evening reception. The lovely facility provided the perfect opportunity for lots of informal visiting for family throughout the weekend. Renting the Inn maximized mingling between relatives all of whom had traveled from out of state. The bride chose to have all of her attendants get ready in the Trinity Suite with hair stylists and a make up artist. The lowest level provided ample room for the youngest family members to hang out and get away from adult activity if so desired. We were very pleased with the lovely accommodations and highly recommend it as a venue to maximize visiting time during a weekend. We displayed photos of the couple getting married throughout the Inn which offered warmth and a personal touch. The staff helped by arranging and displaying flowers I provided around the inn. The rehearsal dinner was lovely in the beautiful dining room, with the buffet set up in the adjoining room. We were able to display photo slide shows of the couple which added to the ambiance. The staff was helpful in offering suggestions and answering our questions to have a good "flow" of the guests throughout the events. They distributed gift bags that we had provided to the rooms before check in, and collected our belongings (photos and flower arrangements) Sunday morning to expedite check out. It was wonderful to be able to deliver items (decorations, beverages) the day before, as well as to be able to store some items until later in the day Sunday when we were able to collect them at our convenience. Having the whole place to ourselves created the perfect weekend for a perfect wedding at the Duke Chapel.
We would highly recommend King's Daughters Inn for a wedding, a reunion or any gathering of family and friends. My husband Read more...
We would highly recommend King's Daughters Inn for a wedding, a reunion or any gathering of family and friends. My husband and I secured King's Daughters Inn in Durham for the weekend of our son's wedding. We held the rehearsal dinner there on Friday night, and had a gathering there on Saturday between the afternoon wedding and the evening reception. The lovely facility provided the perfect opportunity for lots of informal visiting for family throughout the weekend. Renting the Inn maximized mingling between relatives all of whom had traveled from out of state. The bride chose to have all of her attendants get ready in the Trinity Suite with hair stylists and a make up artist. The lowest level provided ample room for the youngest family members to hang out and get away from adult activity if so desired. We were very pleased with the lovely accommodations and highly recommend it as a venue to maximize visiting time during a weekend. We displayed photos of the couple getting married throughout the Inn which offered warmth and a personal touch. The staff helped by arranging and displaying flowers I provided around the inn. The rehearsal dinner was lovely in the beautiful dining room, with the buffet set up in the adjoining room. We were able to display photo slide shows of the couple which added to the ambiance. The staff was helpful in offering suggestions and answering our questions to have a good "flow" of the guests throughout the events. They distributed gift bags that we had provided to the rooms before check in, and collected our belongings (photos and flower arrangements) Sunday morning to expedite check out. It was wonderful to be able to deliver items (decorations, beverages) the day before, as well as to be able to store some items until later in the day Sunday when we were able to collect them at our convenience. Having the whole place to ourselves created the perfect weekend for a perfect wedding at the Duke Chapel. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the wedding of my dreams thanks to The King's Daughter's Inn! My guests are raving that my wedding was the most sophisticated and elegant wedding they've attended! KDI is such a beautifully appointed venue for a wedding and reception. There is no B&B that comes close to this place! The KDI staff were so helpful and knowledgeable about every detail of my wedding, and my guests loved their accommodations. I am truly happy I stumbled upon this venue and would recommended it to any bride and groom looking for an intimate location to host a wedding, reception or both.
I had the wedding of my dreams thanks to The King's Daughter's Inn! My guests are raving that my wedding was the most Read more...
I had the wedding of my dreams thanks to The King's Daughter's Inn! My guests are raving that my wedding was the most sophisticated and elegant wedding they've attended! KDI is such a beautifully appointed venue for a wedding and reception. There is no B&B that comes close to this place! The KDI staff were so helpful and knowledgeable about every detail of my wedding, and my guests loved their accommodations. I am truly happy I stumbled upon this venue and would recommended it to any bride and groom looking for an intimate location to host a wedding, reception or both. Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.9/5.0
Our overall experience with KDI was extremely positive. KDI is the perfect venue for a wedding weekend. The quaintness of the Inn created a space where our wedding guests, many from all over the country and many who did not know each other, were able to feel comfortable and enjoy meeting each other. All of our guests loved staying at KDI. Instead of feeling like they were attending a wedding, our guests felt like they were part of the wedding. Renting out the Inn provides great value as we were able to use the dining room and parlor for our rehearsal dinner and reception as part of the package. KDI also provided lines, glassware, plates, and silverware for our events, which saved us money since we did not have to rent those items. Maite Vigil, KDI's Event Manager, was very helpful throughout the planning process and the wedding weekend. She was also understanding and very patient with a few last minute requests that we asked of her. Maite provided us with a list of preferred vendors, several of which we used and provided top quality service to us. I have nothing but praise for KDI! Our wedding weekend was a success!
Our overall experience with KDI was extremely positive. KDI is the perfect venue for a wedding weekend. The quaintness of Read more...
Our overall experience with KDI was extremely positive. KDI is the perfect venue for a wedding weekend. The quaintness of the Inn created a space where our wedding guests, many from all over the country and many who did not know each other, were able to feel comfortable and enjoy meeting each other. All of our guests loved staying at KDI. Instead of feeling like they were attending a wedding, our guests felt like they were part of the wedding. Renting out the Inn provides great value as we were able to use the dining room and parlor for our rehearsal dinner and reception as part of the package. KDI also provided lines, glassware, plates, and silverware for our events, which saved us money since we did not have to rent those items. Maite Vigil, KDI's Event Manager, was very helpful throughout the planning process and the wedding weekend. She was also understanding and very patient with a few last minute requests that we asked of her. Maite provided us with a list of preferred vendors, several of which we used and provided top quality service to us. I have nothing but praise for KDI! Our wedding weekend was a success! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.4/5.0
Our family had such an amazing and special time at the King's Daughters Inn. They were so flexible when we decided last minute to have a day after wedding brunch. The accommodations were spectacular! It was an amazing experience.
Our family had such an amazing and special time at the King's Daughters Inn. They were so flexible when we decided last Read more...
Our family had such an amazing and special time at the King's Daughters Inn. They were so flexible when we decided last minute to have a day after wedding brunch. The accommodations were spectacular! It was an amazing experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Duke gardens and rented out the Inn for the entire weekend for our family and closest friends. We hosted our welcome dinner for all wedding guests at the Inn on Friday night. Maite was a pleasure to work with and helped coordinate food/beverages for our event on Friday evening. All the guests raved about how cute the rooms were and also about the friendly staff. Maite and Deanna made everyone feel at home and were very accommodating to special needs. I stayed in the Trinity suite and had my hair and makeup done in the suite on the wedding day, and it was perfect. Pictures came out GORGEOUS. I had such a great experience at the Inn and would highly recommend it for a wedding weekend or just a normal stay. Also, the breakfast at the Inn is incredible. My wedding experience would not have been the same if we stayed somewhere other than KDI - it was truly a memorable day and I am so glad that KDI and Maite were a part of it!
We got married at the Duke gardens and rented out the Inn for the entire weekend for our family and closest friends. We Read more...
We got married at the Duke gardens and rented out the Inn for the entire weekend for our family and closest friends. We hosted our welcome dinner for all wedding guests at the Inn on Friday night. Maite was a pleasure to work with and helped coordinate food/beverages for our event on Friday evening. All the guests raved about how cute the rooms were and also about the friendly staff. Maite and Deanna made everyone feel at home and were very accommodating to special needs. I stayed in the Trinity suite and had my hair and makeup done in the suite on the wedding day, and it was perfect. Pictures came out GORGEOUS. I had such a great experience at the Inn and would highly recommend it for a wedding weekend or just a normal stay. Also, the breakfast at the Inn is incredible. My wedding experience would not have been the same if we stayed somewhere other than KDI - it was truly a memorable day and I am so glad that KDI and Maite were a part of it! Read less
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MaryAnn
Wedding:
1/26/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want a winter wedding and you want it indoors AND you want everything to go smoothly, this is the place. The price was perfect, the staff members did a fabulous job making sure everything was in place. I highly recommend The King's Daughters Inn!
If you want a winter wedding and you want it indoors AND you want everything to go smoothly, this is the place. The price Read more...
If you want a winter wedding and you want it indoors AND you want everything to go smoothly, this is the place. The price was perfect, the staff members did a fabulous job making sure everything was in place. I highly recommend The King's Daughters Inn! Read less
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lori
Wedding:
1/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how helpful Maite and KDI staff were in setting the stage for a beautiful and joyful wedding and reception on Sunday. Thank you so much. The venue was perfect, surpassed only by the service. You made my daughter's day one to remember fondly for years to come.
I can't say enough about how helpful Maite and KDI staff were in setting the stage for a beautiful and joyful wedding and Read more...
I can't say enough about how helpful Maite and KDI staff were in setting the stage for a beautiful and joyful wedding and reception on Sunday. Thank you so much. The venue was perfect, surpassed only by the service. You made my daughter's day one to remember fondly for years to come. Read less
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