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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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

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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Christina
Wedding:
12/26/2015
5.0/5.0
PERFECTION!!! Where do I begin to explain how utterly perfect and amazing the staff and the venue was for our wedding? Angie Wright, our event planner, guided us through all the selections and captured very minute detail - nothing was missed and EVERYTHING was TOP-NOTCH! The venue was held in the private Rotunda room which was breathtaking. The food selection was superb.

The room we booked for our overnight stay was one of the best I've ever stayed in; I only wished we have more time to take advantage of all the place had to offer.

From the time we pulled up to the time we check out, we encountered only the highest caliber of professionalism, courtesy, and friendly dispositions. Even at 3 AM after I woke in a panic when I realized I had left my handwritten wedding vows on the table at the reception, they quickly sent someone to investigate and retrieve them if they were still there. I thought for sure they had been swept up in the trash and were gone forever. The next morning when we checked out, I was handed a small white envelope and tucked neatly inside were my vows! I nearly started to cry.

It's easy to understand why they continuously rate so high in customer satisfaction. And even though we live only 30 minutes away, my husband and I plan to go back often and even spend a night or two in this enchanting place that welcomes you in like family.
PERFECTION!!! Where do I begin to explain how utterly perfect and amazing the staff and the venue was for our wedding? Read more...
PERFECTION!!! Where do I begin to explain how utterly perfect and amazing the staff and the venue was for our wedding? Angie Wright, our event planner, guided us through all the selections and captured very minute detail - nothing was missed and EVERYTHING was TOP-NOTCH! The venue was held in the private Rotunda room which was breathtaking. The food selection was superb.

The room we booked for our overnight stay was one of the best I've ever stayed in; I only wished we have more time to take advantage of all the place had to offer.

From the time we pulled up to the time we check out, we encountered only the highest caliber of professionalism, courtesy, and friendly dispositions. Even at 3 AM after I woke in a panic when I realized I had left my handwritten wedding vows on the table at the reception, they quickly sent someone to investigate and retrieve them if they were still there. I thought for sure they had been swept up in the trash and were gone forever. The next morning when we checked out, I was handed a small white envelope and tucked neatly inside were my vows! I nearly started to cry.

It's easy to understand why they continuously rate so high in customer satisfaction. And even though we live only 30 minutes away, my husband and I plan to go back often and even spend a night or two in this enchanting place that welcomes you in like family. Read less
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Ji
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
The Washington Duke was absolutely wonderful, and working with Diane Tighe was a great experience. Her helpfulness at teaching us about the process was incredibly valuable, and when it came time to pick a vendor that was one of the things that made us most comfortable! Family kept complimenting us on the quality of the food and the beautiful venue, and we're so glad that they had an opening for us!
The Washington Duke was absolutely wonderful, and working with Diane Tighe was a great experience. Her helpfulness at Read more...
The Washington Duke was absolutely wonderful, and working with Diane Tighe was a great experience. Her helpfulness at teaching us about the process was incredibly valuable, and when it came time to pick a vendor that was one of the things that made us most comfortable! Family kept complimenting us on the quality of the food and the beautiful venue, and we're so glad that they had an opening for us! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
We were coming from out of state. Everything was ready for us before, during, and after the wedding. I was feeling a lot of stress, but I had nothing to worry about. The staff was so easy to work with and took care of anything.
We were coming from out of state. Everything was ready for us before, during, and after the wedding. I was feeling a lot Read more...
We were coming from out of state. Everything was ready for us before, during, and after the wedding. I was feeling a lot of stress, but I had nothing to worry about. The staff was so easy to work with and took care of anything. Read less
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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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Isabella
Wedding:
11/15/2014
4.6/5.0
I chose the Washington Duke Inn as the site for my wedding reception because it was the closest possible venue to the Duke Chapel (where I had my ceremony) and because it was beautiful and experienced when it came to weddings. While initially I wasn't thrilled with the idea of a hotel ballroom wedding (it seemed a little over-done) it was the easiest way to go (because of proximity), the staff seemed the friendliest and most accommodating of all the venues we toured, and it provided many services in neat packages so I had less things to worry about. The venue also offered us a very generous military discount, giving us the price for Sunday weddings on a Saturday night; this sealed the deal for my deployed groom!
The weekend we chose ended up being a weekend with three big games (two basketball, one big football) so the hotel booked up over two months before the wedding date. I wasn't warned when the hotel was near capacity or that my room block was full, so there were guests that were unable to get rooms. I also hadn't yet thought about booking a room to get ready in on the morning of the wedding, and having a large bridal party and hair/makeup team I needed more than a normal sized room. The team at WDI worked hard to help me find a solution, and eventually we came up with something that worked but it was very stressful for me. It took a while to come up with a workable solution to the getting ready room problem, and the scramble to get rooms on the wait list for some of my maids made for a stressful, confusing, and time consuming check-in process on the day before the wedding. All that being said, Beth Pendergrass was lovely to work with. She was sweet, patient, and went above and beyond for us. Our wedding ended up being perfect (I'm hard to impress!), guests raved about the food, and I think it was a good value. I would recommend WDI to other brides!
I chose the Washington Duke Inn as the site for my wedding reception because it was the closest possible venue to the Duke Read more...
I chose the Washington Duke Inn as the site for my wedding reception because it was the closest possible venue to the Duke Chapel (where I had my ceremony) and because it was beautiful and experienced when it came to weddings. While initially I wasn't thrilled with the idea of a hotel ballroom wedding (it seemed a little over-done) it was the easiest way to go (because of proximity), the staff seemed the friendliest and most accommodating of all the venues we toured, and it provided many services in neat packages so I had less things to worry about. The venue also offered us a very generous military discount, giving us the price for Sunday weddings on a Saturday night; this sealed the deal for my deployed groom!
The weekend we chose ended up being a weekend with three big games (two basketball, one big football) so the hotel booked up over two months before the wedding date. I wasn't warned when the hotel was near capacity or that my room block was full, so there were guests that were unable to get rooms. I also hadn't yet thought about booking a room to get ready in on the morning of the wedding, and having a large bridal party and hair/makeup team I needed more than a normal sized room. The team at WDI worked hard to help me find a solution, and eventually we came up with something that worked but it was very stressful for me. It took a while to come up with a workable solution to the getting ready room problem, and the scramble to get rooms on the wait list for some of my maids made for a stressful, confusing, and time consuming check-in process on the day before the wedding. All that being said, Beth Pendergrass was lovely to work with. She was sweet, patient, and went above and beyond for us. Our wedding ended up being perfect (I'm hard to impress!), guests raved about the food, and I think it was a good value. I would recommend WDI to other brides! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beth P. was absolutely the best!! We had a small intimate wedding with 20 guest. As a bride it can be challenging to leave major task to others but Beth made my day STRESS FREE!! The room set up was great and I appreciate how staff assisted in putting up and taking down the pipe and drape which we rented from an outside venue. Beth's suggested up-lighting was a nice touch to the pipe and drape and the floral decor added a gorgeous touch! Additionally the dinning staff were professional and very helpful.

Beth was organized and very responsive to my request. Overall we had a fully satisfactory experience and hope to visit again in the future!!
Beth P. was absolutely the best!! We had a small intimate wedding with 20 guest. As a bride it can be challenging to leave Read more...
Beth P. was absolutely the best!! We had a small intimate wedding with 20 guest. As a bride it can be challenging to leave major task to others but Beth made my day STRESS FREE!! The room set up was great and I appreciate how staff assisted in putting up and taking down the pipe and drape which we rented from an outside venue. Beth's suggested up-lighting was a nice touch to the pipe and drape and the floral decor added a gorgeous touch! Additionally the dinning staff were professional and very helpful.

Beth was organized and very responsive to my request. Overall we had a fully satisfactory experience and hope to visit again in the future!! Read less
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