The Governors Club is a country club with a ballroom for couples’ weddings in the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area. This classic venue features gorgeous outdoor spaces including emerald greens and a sparkling lake, as well as timeless indoor locations for a couple’s wedding. Couples can find this venue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, approximately 26 minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 300, couples can fill this ballroom with their friends and family for the wedding, or choose to host a more private affair. Couples can marry on a patio space framed by tall trees in the background. Further still, the green grasses of the golf course roll into the distance, where they meet an imposing tree line before the bright blue sky. Ceremonies can also be held directly on the lawn at this course, for couples who want the Earth under their feet for the beginning of their lives together. The property has many bountiful locations for wedding portraits, including on a flat wooden bridge that stretches across the middle of an expansive pond, on a small knoll that meets the water below by way of a stone wall, or among the country club’s weeping willow trees. Inside, couples can use the clubhouse for their reception, complete with a grand staircase and bright elegant ballroom.
The venue welcomes couples for a reception and ceremony, but also invites couples to the lush property if they have a location selected for their wedding day. In this event, couples can host their bridal shower or engagement party at the Governors Club. The attentive staff at this country club offer couples the following services for their occasion:
An on-site cottage with a wedding suite has space for 22 guests, allowing them a private and romantic getting-ready location before the day’s nerves kick in. The country club also has an on-site hotel, called the Inn at Governors Club. This lodging option makes hosting out-of-town guests simple, in addition to the proximity to the airport making travel a breeze.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Sarah · Married on 05/18/2019
A beautiful and seamlessly-coordinated wedding experience
We live in a different state from where we held our wedding, so we had my mom scout out venues for us based on our requirements for a non-barn-, non-plantation-style venue where we could hold our ceremony outdoors and get good outdoor pictures. She visited quite a few venues but stopped after seeing the Governors Club. She knew it would be a perfect fit for us, and she was right! The venue itself is gorgeous, with indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used as each couple sees fit and plenty of beautiful outdoor backdrops for pictures. On top of that, Lisa and her team were outstanding in helping us to coordinate our menu and decor. "No" was never an answer to any of our requests, from holding the ceremony on the greens outside (rather than on the patio where most couples hold their outdoor ceremonies) to creating a custom "cake" made out of watermelon - I sent Lisa a picture from Google, and the chef created a masterpiece that was even better than the picture (the rest of the food was fantastic, as well). They were extremely flexible in letting us come early to drop off decorations and took care of putting everything up exactly how we had envisioned, even moving some floral elements from the ceremony location to the ballroom for the reception after the ceremony. Staff members there for the wedding were extremely enthusiastic, courteous, and friendly, and they stayed after to take down all the decor and box it up for us to pick up at our convenience. Because of all the hard work they put in to preparing for and facilitating our day, were able to focus wholly on enjoying the experience rather than worrying about all the details. We are extremely grateful to Lisa and her team and would whole-heartedly recommend the venue to couples looking for a beautiful location that comes with a seamless, friendly, and customized experience.Sent on 07/18/2019
Michelle · Married on 05/18/2019
Everything was par excellence at this venue. My daughter's wedding was perfect from beginning to end thanks to the fine staff at the Governor's Club, especially Lisa Johnson who worked tirelessly to make sure everything was just as my daughter wanted it to be. I was a bit worried, as my daughter planned a rather complex multi-cultural celebration where I could imagine a number of things going wrong. I did not need to worry, as Ms. Johnson had everything coordinated perfectly and the the night went seamlessly. The venue was beautiful, the staff attentive and helpful, the food fantastic. We couldn't have asked for any more!!Sent on 06/03/2019
Pat Hanson · Married on 04/27/2019
We had my daughter’s wedding at the Governors Club on April 27 and it was beautiful! We were blessed with great weather so we were able to have the ceremony on the brick patio outside and it was perfect! The reception was just as flawless. Lisa and her staff were amazing and took care of us the entire day. Lisa helped make the planning process easy. If we asked if something could be done they made it happen! I am so happy we chose to have the wedding at the Governors Club!Sent on 05/06/2019
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