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.

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

Sage & Swift: 919-957-7889

Specialized Catering

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

Recommended Florists

*No vendor agreement is needed with the following florists.

Tre Bella Florist: 919-620-6187
Pine State Flowers: 919-578-8150
Bowerbird Flowers and Apothecary: 919-265-7508
Watered Garden Florist: 919-828-2600
Ninth Street Flowers: 919-286-5640

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
Jennifer V. Events - 919-406-4212