Approved Vendors

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.

Full-Service Caterers

(wedding clients may select from this list only)

The Catering Company

Catering Works

Donovan's Dish

Durham Catering

Sage & Swift

Soigné Events

Specialized Catering

Snap Pea: Read more here.

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 florists.

Eclectic Sage
Bowerbird Flowers and Apothecary
Pine State Flowers
Tre Bella Florist

Wedding Planners/Coordinators

*No vendor agreement is needed with the following planners.

A Swanky Affair
Sally Oakley
Gather Together
Viva L'Event
Grace Leisure Events
Jennifer V. Events