I had the great opportunity to tour the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC in the neighborhood of Myers park. First I would like to thank Laura for touring me around this wonderful mansion and telling me all about the history and event details. Welcome to the grand Tour! You will fall in love with this historic mansion built in the 1915's and saved in 1998. The Duke mansion is a grand and elegant southern estate that can host corporate meetings to grand events including weddings and can hold up to 175 guest. The Mansion is also a B&B and has 20 spacious and beautiful guest rooms. Each year the Mansion host 25 weddings and is now currently booking for 2018 weddings. The mansion has 2 ceremony sites if your looking to have your ceremony outside of a church. The McGuire lawn & The Garden Terrace. They are both very popular but the McGuire lawn has some restrictions due to its historic trees that are over 100 years old; they only hold 2 ceremonies a month to maintain the integrity of the lawn and tree roots. When you book your wedding at the Mansion you have exclusive rights to the use of the venue no other events will take place on the day of your wedding. The house has a library, Grand foyer, courtyard, McGuire lawn, Living room, Solarium, Front porch, The garden terrace, gardens as well as 20 rooms for the use of you and your guest.
The Entrance- Grand Foyer
Ray Dining Room
usually were the cocktail hour/ bar takes place
The McGuire Lawn
Were the ceremony can take place / as well as other reception activities
When using as a ceremony site garden chairs + ceremony coordinator is included
The Living Room
One of the largest event spaces in the Duke mansion and can hold up to 100 guest plated dinner without a dance floor. With a dance floor it can hold 60 guests. Also very popular for rehearsals this room as a built in projector that can come down from the cieling.
Linens / Garden chairs
This room is right next to the living room and can hold an additional 40 guest for a plated dinner, a food station set up for receptions or cocktails.
The Garden Terrace
Is on the right side of the home and be accessed through the front porch, solarium or living room. Perfect for ceremonies or outdoor reception.
Walkways & Gardens
The mansion has many beautiful gardens and pathways that connect the terrace and lawn. This was taken in the winter so you can't see how beautiful it is. But in the spring and summer it is beautiful.
The Conference room
This is a place where the groom & groomsmen would get ready in the day and the band in the evening includes a full length mirror and bathroom.
The Bridal Suite
no more needed. Has everything you would need and amazing tub and walk in shower.
most rooms have a screened porch and connect with 2 rooms.