Doris Duke Center reception

Sarah P. Duke Gardens is one of the most picturesque settings on Duke University's campus, and it's an ideal location for weddings. From the simple to the sublime, envision your romantic wedding in this acclaimed botanic garden.

Wedding Reception:

(Doris Duke Center receptions may include a ceremony in the Angle Amphitheater.)


Fill this airy hall with family and friends and enjoy a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere. Featuring a high ceiling with organic tones that complement exposed wood beams, expansive windows, gorgeous Brazilian wood flooring, and contemporary organic lighting, the Doris Duke Center creates a feeling of warmth and natural elegance. Enhanced by the adjoining John J. Piva Terrace, an intimate space set apart from the celebrations, the Doris Duke Center is the venue where a wedding feels like a gathering and not simply an event.

•    80-100 for seated dinner with dance floor
•    150 for seated dinner on Piva Terrace. (Requires the addition of a tent for more than 100.)
•    140 for wedding ceremony in Angle Amphitheater

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For ceremonies only, please see this page.