The vendors listed below are approved for events at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, including the Doris Duke Center. These vendors have the experience critical to producing a successful event at the Gardens and to providing excellent customer service and quality products to clients of the Gardens. All clients must select from this list. For recommended photographers, please see our list of member photographers.
Approved Full-Service Caterers
(wedding clients may select from this list only)
The Catering Company: 919-929-4775
Catering Works: 919-828-5932
Donovan's Dish: 919-651-8309
Durham Catering: 919-383-3000
Mitchell's Catering: 919-847-0135
Snap Pea: Read more here.
Approved Lighting Company
Get Lit Special Event Lighting - Dave Watson: 919-257-8736
Approved Tent Company
Party Reflections Inc. (the only approved tent vendor): 919-354-2595
*No vendor agreement is needed with the following florists.
Recommended Wedding Planners/Coordinators
*No vendor agreement is needed with the following planners.
A Swanky Affair - contact Amanda Scott: 919-477-7993
Sally Oakley- contact Sally Oakley: 919-271-7023
Gather Together - contact Chelsey Jean Morrison: 919-695-7295
Viva L'Event - contact Stephanie Cisko: 630-361-2360
Grace Leisure Events - contact Grace Beason: 919-768-8973