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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Durham , NC
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LOCATION

3001 Cameron Blvd.
Durham, NC 27705 US (map)

PHONE

919-490-0999

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ABOUT US

Gracious hospitality, elegant southern style, a breathtaking backdrop of lush gardens and fairways with the Duke Forest & beyond. Your Wedding Catering Sales Manager will offer you... Read more
Gracious hospitality, elegant southern style, a breathtaking backdrop of lush gardens and fairways with the Duke Forest & beyond. Your Wedding Catering Sales Manager will offer you confidence that every detail of planning will be as enjoyable as the greatest event of your life--your wedding day!

As Durham's only four-diamond hotel that also features a four-diamond dining room the Inn's fine hospitality will enhance your event. For outdoor weddings, you will enjoy our newly designed Presidential Terrace or the Terrace on the Green. Indoor weddings can enjoy the elegant Presidents Ballroom (up to 500 guests) or Ambassador Ballroom (up to 160 guests).

Let the magic begin--schedule a tour with us today and view our all inclusive wedding packages that are customized with you in mind! We look forward to meeting you and discussing your vision further. Read less
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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Ashley
Wedding:
3/8/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (WaDuke for short) on 3/8/2015 and worked with Beth Pendergrass. Beth did a phenomenal job taking my vision of a sparkly princess-worthy reception into a reality! From the first meeting with Beth, I knew I had found the perfect reception venue for our Duke wedding! The WaDuke's reception package took the stress out of planning the reception! Beth helped us figure out the timeline for the reception, as well as linens, chairs, food, lighting, food, and even in reserving a room for the night! The reception package gave us the option of a 5 course plated dinner, a buffet, or food stations, and we are so happy that we chose the stations! We chose a carving station, a mixed grill station, and a shrimp and grits station, and everyone at the reception loved the food! We also got a choice of linens and Chivari chairs/chair cushions, and I was able to put together the navy and pink princess look I envisioned! It was well worth the price! I also really appreciated how easy Beth made it to make sure everything and everyone was at the right place at the right time! Before the wedding day, we dropped off our favors, pictures, table numbers, etc. with Beth and she took care of setting everything up for us! She and the catering staff made sure everything ran on schedule! The catering staff was also very amazing and were very efficient in clearing away empty plates and glasses, manning the food stations and passing hors d'ouvres, and evening ensuring that my husband and I could eat some of the food while mingling with guests! Overall, Beth and her staff at WaDuke kept the reception organized, fun, and beautiful without adding stress to the wedding planning! Beth was really a wonderful person to work with and really surpassed what I had envisioned for the reception! Thanks so much for everything, Beth, and James and I will see you next time we're at WaDuke! :)
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (WaDuke for short) on 3/8/2015 and Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (WaDuke for short) on 3/8/2015 and worked with Beth Pendergrass. Beth did a phenomenal job taking my vision of a sparkly princess-worthy reception into a reality! From the first meeting with Beth, I knew I had found the perfect reception venue for our Duke wedding! The WaDuke's reception package took the stress out of planning the reception! Beth helped us figure out the timeline for the reception, as well as linens, chairs, food, lighting, food, and even in reserving a room for the night! The reception package gave us the option of a 5 course plated dinner, a buffet, or food stations, and we are so happy that we chose the stations! We chose a carving station, a mixed grill station, and a shrimp and grits station, and everyone at the reception loved the food! We also got a choice of linens and Chivari chairs/chair cushions, and I was able to put together the navy and pink princess look I envisioned! It was well worth the price! I also really appreciated how easy Beth made it to make sure everything and everyone was at the right place at the right time! Before the wedding day, we dropped off our favors, pictures, table numbers, etc. with Beth and she took care of setting everything up for us! She and the catering staff made sure everything ran on schedule! The catering staff was also very amazing and were very efficient in clearing away empty plates and glasses, manning the food stations and passing hors d'ouvres, and evening ensuring that my husband and I could eat some of the food while mingling with guests! Overall, Beth and her staff at WaDuke kept the reception organized, fun, and beautiful without adding stress to the wedding planning! Beth was really a wonderful person to work with and really surpassed what I had envisioned for the reception! Thanks so much for everything, Beth, and James and I will see you next time we're at WaDuke! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They made our special day that much more perfect!!!
They made our special day that much more perfect!!!
They made our special day that much more perfect!!! Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Washington Duke Inn in late May 2014 and we could not be happier with how everything went. The WaDuke is a beautiful place in itself and everyone we worked with was great. We had Danielle as our coordinator and she was amazing. She was very responsive during the planning process and made me feel very comfortable throughout the way. Danielle and her team did an awesome job the day of our wedding - everything was planned perfectly and executed exactly as we had asked for it. Additionally, Danielle and her team made sure that my husband and I had everything we needed throughout the night. Our guests loved the WaDuke as a venue and being able to stay at the hotel that evening (at a very convenient rate) was also a plus. I would highly, highly recommend the WaDuke and Danielle to anyone looking to have their wedding in the Triangle area.
We had our wedding reception at the Washington Duke Inn in late May 2014 and we could not be happier with how everything Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Washington Duke Inn in late May 2014 and we could not be happier with how everything went. The WaDuke is a beautiful place in itself and everyone we worked with was great. We had Danielle as our coordinator and she was amazing. She was very responsive during the planning process and made me feel very comfortable throughout the way. Danielle and her team did an awesome job the day of our wedding - everything was planned perfectly and executed exactly as we had asked for it. Additionally, Danielle and her team made sure that my husband and I had everything we needed throughout the night. Our guests loved the WaDuke as a venue and being able to stay at the hotel that evening (at a very convenient rate) was also a plus. I would highly, highly recommend the WaDuke and Danielle to anyone looking to have their wedding in the Triangle area. Read less
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club responded with the following comments:

Thank you Claudia for taking the time to complete a review! It was such a pleasure working with you and Jude throughout the planning. Thank you again for selecting the WaDuke for your wedding weekend & Congratulations again on your recent nuptials!

Warmest Regards,
Danielle Massey
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Amanda
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I worked with Beth Pendergrass when planning my ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn. Working with Beth was a delight. She provided suggestions when I asked for guidance, assisted in arranging beautiful table arrangements with centerpieces I provided as well as fabulous decor on the cake table that I hadn't expected. Every aspect of interaction I had with Beth was seamless. At the event, she didn't hover and smother me. She appeared at the perfect moment when I needed to move to the next stage of the event and was exceptionally polite and professional.

In addition to the fabulous assistance Beth provided, the venue was exceptionally accomodating. They provided me space to store my cake overnight (thankfully it was the end of December and there were few large events occuring), the food looked and tasted savory and delicious (many guests commented on the variety and splendid taste of the food for weeks after the event), and the president's gallery provided a stunning backdrop for photographs. I only wish I was able to take more food with me to eat later.

I highly recommend this venue for the high caibur staff, aesthetics, atmosphere, and food.
I worked with Beth Pendergrass when planning my ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn. Working with Beth was a delight. She Read more...
I worked with Beth Pendergrass when planning my ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn. Working with Beth was a delight. She provided suggestions when I asked for guidance, assisted in arranging beautiful table arrangements with centerpieces I provided as well as fabulous decor on the cake table that I hadn't expected. Every aspect of interaction I had with Beth was seamless. At the event, she didn't hover and smother me. She appeared at the perfect moment when I needed to move to the next stage of the event and was exceptionally polite and professional.

In addition to the fabulous assistance Beth provided, the venue was exceptionally accomodating. They provided me space to store my cake overnight (thankfully it was the end of December and there were few large events occuring), the food looked and tasted savory and delicious (many guests commented on the variety and splendid taste of the food for weeks after the event), and the president's gallery provided a stunning backdrop for photographs. I only wish I was able to take more food with me to eat later.

I highly recommend this venue for the high caibur staff, aesthetics, atmosphere, and food. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
The Washington Duke Inn is the premiere location for a reception in Durham. Their team of event coordinators made sure our reception was absolutely perfect, and their wedding package was very reasonable, considering the high level of quality we received. An absolutely stunning venue!
The Washington Duke Inn is the premiere location for a reception in Durham. Their team of event coordinators made sure our Read more...
The Washington Duke Inn is the premiere location for a reception in Durham. Their team of event coordinators made sure our reception was absolutely perfect, and their wedding package was very reasonable, considering the high level of quality we received. An absolutely stunning venue! Read less
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Dia Swann
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is a beautiful venue to host a wedding and/or reception. The cordial venue coordinators are professional and flexible, doing all that they can to make your day effortless and memorable to all.

Desiring an elegant wedding with a conservative budget, the coordinators at the WaDuke met my needs and provided several options for my wants and created an awesome day to remember.

By hosting our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception here, our family and friends were able to relax among the tranquil landscapes and enjoy each other's company without the concern of transportation to the next location or being hurried to get there. Our guests are still nostalgic about their WaDuke experience.
The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is a beautiful venue to host a wedding and/or reception. The cordial venue Read more...
The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is a beautiful venue to host a wedding and/or reception. The cordial venue coordinators are professional and flexible, doing all that they can to make your day effortless and memorable to all.

Desiring an elegant wedding with a conservative budget, the coordinators at the WaDuke met my needs and provided several options for my wants and created an awesome day to remember.

By hosting our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception here, our family and friends were able to relax among the tranquil landscapes and enjoy each other's company without the concern of transportation to the next location or being hurried to get there. Our guests are still nostalgic about their WaDuke experience. Read less
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SherryAndrew
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a block of rooms at the Wash Duke Inn for our wedding at the Duke Chapel and reception at the Duke Gardens. It is the perfect location for these venues and the group rate was very reasonable for the very shnazzy accomodations. The hairdresser needed a power strip and they brought it up right away without charging us. They were very nice about letting us hang out after the reception as well, until we got a little loud and they asked us to leave the patio around 2am. They were always very professional and I have zero complaints about my stay here. I would recommended this hotel in a heartbeat!
We had a block of rooms at the Wash Duke Inn for our wedding at the Duke Chapel and reception at the Duke Gardens. It is Read more...
We had a block of rooms at the Wash Duke Inn for our wedding at the Duke Chapel and reception at the Duke Gardens. It is the perfect location for these venues and the group rate was very reasonable for the very shnazzy accomodations. The hairdresser needed a power strip and they brought it up right away without charging us. They were very nice about letting us hang out after the reception as well, until we got a little loud and they asked us to leave the patio around 2am. They were always very professional and I have zero complaints about my stay here. I would recommended this hotel in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The wedding day was absolutely wonderful. Diane Tighe is organized, detail-oriented, professional and will help you with things that you haven't even though about! My entire family and my husband's family enjoyed our wedding day because we weren't stressed out by any details. The service and professionalism of the catering and banquet team is unmatched. We are so happy that we chose the Washington Duke Inn! Highly recommend!
The wedding day was absolutely wonderful. Diane Tighe is organized, detail-oriented, professional and will help you with Read more...
The wedding day was absolutely wonderful. Diane Tighe is organized, detail-oriented, professional and will help you with things that you haven't even though about! My entire family and my husband's family enjoyed our wedding day because we weren't stressed out by any details. The service and professionalism of the catering and banquet team is unmatched. We are so happy that we chose the Washington Duke Inn! Highly recommend! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.8/5.0
The thing about the Washington-Duke is that they are wedding machines. While you won't have the Most Original Wedding in the world, it's worth it to ensure a seamless process. Everything is provided for you, so no need to look elsewhere for catering, linens, lighting, etc. You get what you pay for; although it's expensive, the service is extremely streamlined and professional. They compensate one night at the hotel for the bride and groom and give two room upgrades to junior suites for guests. The package deals are easy to understand, and we had rooms reserved for centerpiece assembly and bustle preparation. The tasting ceremonies are fun and they are very sensitive to individuals' needs. We had no complaints!!
The thing about the Washington-Duke is that they are wedding machines. While you won't have the Most Original Wedding in Read more...
The thing about the Washington-Duke is that they are wedding machines. While you won't have the Most Original Wedding in the world, it's worth it to ensure a seamless process. Everything is provided for you, so no need to look elsewhere for catering, linens, lighting, etc. You get what you pay for; although it's expensive, the service is extremely streamlined and professional. They compensate one night at the hotel for the bride and groom and give two room upgrades to junior suites for guests. The package deals are easy to understand, and we had rooms reserved for centerpiece assembly and bustle preparation. The tasting ceremonies are fun and they are very sensitive to individuals' needs. We had no complaints!! Read less
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Steph
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Great venue, great food, great drinks, great service! We worked with Danielle Massey who was great from start to finish. Very helpful, flexible, offered great suggestions, and felt like she really had our best interests in mind throughout. Their overall per person price is high, and seemed like there were lots of extra add-ins at the end that ran up the final bill, but we really felt like it was worth it. Would highly recommend!
Great venue, great food, great drinks, great service! We worked with Danielle Massey who was great from start to finish. Read more...
Great venue, great food, great drinks, great service! We worked with Danielle Massey who was great from start to finish. Very helpful, flexible, offered great suggestions, and felt like she really had our best interests in mind throughout. Their overall per person price is high, and seemed like there were lots of extra add-ins at the end that ran up the final bill, but we really felt like it was worth it. Would highly recommend! Read less
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