Groups & Events

We offer nearly 2,500 square feet of group event space in three flexible and distinct settings, each a reflection of Inn’s unique character and ambience. Whether your gathering is for work or play, black tie or tie optional, our staff will take the utmost care of your requests to ensure your event is memorable.

Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, and Weekends

The Inn makes a marvelous venue for a small wedding or commitment ceremony. If you decide to get married at the Duke Gardens or Chapel, many couples use the Inn as their reception site for about 100 guests. You can reserve the entire Inn for your wedding part or out of town guests.

Conferences & Meetings

The King's Daughters Inn is centrally located minutes from Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, and downtown Durham and a short hop from RTP (Research Triangle Park), Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Chapel Hill. Our technical capabilities and scalable spaces make the Inn an ideal venue for courses, seminars, workshops, off-site retreats, and board meetings.

Parties & Celebrations

Our group settings offer the scale of an inn with the warmth of a private home -- perfect for birthdays, award ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, or just an intimate gathering of friends.

Event Amenities

The following amenities are available for all group gatherings at the Inn:

  • Space for up to 100 attendees, depending on your event space
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage service
  • Continental style snack and hors d'oeuvres and/or catering services available on request
  • Tables, chairs, linens, silverware, glassware, and china*
  • Set up and take down services on request*
  • Valet parking, depending on the size of your group
  • Room discounts for multiple guest room bookings related to your event

In addition to these capabilities, we have the following technical resources for meetings and business-related functions:

  • Widescreen 58" plasma TV(s)
  • Complete A/V system
  • Teleconferencing and web conferencing
  • Full internet connectivity

Please review our event spaces to determine which one best matches your needs. Additional information may also be found on our Events FAQ page.

The Brodie Duke Hall

In years past, the King's Daughters would frequent the auditorium for movies and lectures. This revamped and updated room is now a state-of-the-art business and conference center. Versatile and practical with several possible seating configurations (round, U- and T-shaped, classroom, etc.), it's the ideal setting for conferences, receptions, or parties.

  • Accommodates groups up to 56 for a seated event or 70 for a mingling cocktail reception
  • 759 square feet, 23 ft. x 33 ft.
  • Private entrance
  • Two 58" plasma screen TVs
  • Complete A/V presentation system
  • Teleconferencing and web conferencing
  • Full internet connectivity
  • Starting at $500
  • Special rate for Duke University events, non-profits, and neighborhood groups

The Dining Room

Overlooking the oaks of Duke's East Campus, enjoy the historic authenticity of this grand room's large windows, hardwood floors, 12 ft. ceilings, cove moldings, and 8 ft. fireplace. Conveniently adjacent to both the main entrance and our full-scale commercial kitchen, the dining room is ideal for formal or informal banquets, rehearsal dinners, and showers. This expansive space can easily be adapted to include all of our business-ready amenities.

  • Accommodates groups up to 48 for a buffet meal or 60 for a plated meal
  • 850 square feet, 25 ft. x 35 ft.
  • Multiple seating arrangements
  • On request, wide screen plasma TV, complete A/V system, tele- and web conferencing, and full internet connectivity
  • Starting at $500
  • Special rate for Duke University events, non-profits, and neighborhood groups

The Parlor

Bathed in afternoon light, the parlor is a gracious setting for more private, intimate affairs. Meticulously restored hardwood floors, plaster moldings, and 8 ft. fireplace charmingly preserve the parlor's air of antiquity -- perfect for showers, afternoon teas, and neighborhood gatherings.

  • Accommodates groups up to 25 for a seated event or 40 for a cocktail reception
  • 850 square feet, 25 ft. x 35 ft.
  • Sound system
  • Adjacent to with full use of the sun porch
  • Starting at $300
  • Special rate for Duke University events, non-profits, and neighborhood groups

Thinking about hosting an event with the King's Daughters Inn?
We'd love to hear from you! Please contact us!

Phone: 919.354.7000 x203 Email:
Or request more info via our Event Contact Form