The vendors listed below are approved or recommended 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 utilize the approved vendors list for the services outlined. For recommended photographers, please see our list of member photographers.


Full-Service Caterers

(wedding clients may select from this list only)

The Catering Company
Catering Works
Sitar Indian Cuisine
Snap Pea
Virginia & Co.

Lighting Company

Get Lit Special Event Lighting

Tent Company

Party Reflections Inc. (the only approved tent vendor)


Floral Studios

*No vendor agreement is needed with the following recommended florists.

Bowerbird Flowers and Apothecary
Eclectic Sage
Tre Bella Florist
Watered Garden

Wedding Planners/Coordinators

*No vendor agreement is needed with the following recommended planners.

A Swanky Affair
Bona Fide Events
Events by Emily
Harmony Weddings & Events
La Fête Planning & Design
Viva L'Event