Park Alumni Center is a grand ballroom located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center is located on the southern shore of Lake Raleigh. This classic ballroom is 59,000 square feet with 28-foot ceilings. A large ballroom with incredible features like Italian marble-flooring, double curving staircases, and crystal chandeliers makes the most elegant wedding scene. When it doesn’t get any better, Park Alumni Center is a serene lakeside setting, adding a different element to your night.
Facilities And Capacity
Park Alumni Center can accommodate a maximum capacity of 150 guests. The grand ballroom is home to high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, walnut trimmed fireplaces, and floor length windows that gaze over the lake. The space truly brings together the serenity of the lake with the elegant features of the building. The venue offers outdoor options which includes a weather backup location, white garden chairs, gazebo, and rehearsal practice site. The backup location is on the second floor of the Chancellor’s Reception Room and seats 100 guests. Bride and groom suites are available three hours before the reception.
Park Alumni Center hosts ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, bridal luncheons, “day after” wedding brunches, and golf outings for the groomsmen. Ceremonies can only be booked in conjunction with a reception. Each wedding package is based around a four hour wedding reception, cocktail hour, and three hours of dinner and dancing. Each package includes flatware, glassware, China, table linens, napkins, overlays, underlays, three votive candles per table, cake cutting service, screen and projector, private menu tasting and meeting with a coordinator, and a champagne toast.
Wedding packages are the Centennial Buffet, The Point Plated, and the Holiday Hall Reception. Catering services can include cocktail hour, tastings, stations, buffets, or hors d’ oeuvres. There are four bar packages available, each liquor package includes standard mixers and sodas. Choose from a Beer & Wine Package, a Classic Liquor Package, a Premium Liquor Package, or the Ultra Premium Liquor Package.
Park Alumni Center hosts several other facilities. Those include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Tiffany · Married on 08/31/2019
Reception of My Dreams
The Park Alumni Center was the BEST location for my wedding. Working with Hannah was amazing as she helped to bring all of the elements together and there was no request too small. The food was amazing!! I am a tough food critic and absolutely wanted food that was good for the amazing. When I say the food was AMAZING! The guests loved the food and talked about it all night. Everyone from the venue was very responsive and took care of us all night. So many great amenities with this venue. The venue itself is elegant and breath taking. The cost is very reasonable comparative to other venues in the area. If you are a student or alumni, definitely pay the $50 for the membership as it saves you even more money when booking! Also, the State View Hotel next door is beautiful and an awesome place for your guests to stay at for the reception. Absolutely gorgeous venue and I had the wedding of my dreams. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the venue. I would choose this vendor again and again! If you are looking for a venue in the Raleigh area, please look here!Sent on 09/03/2019
Courtney · Married on 12/08/2018
We were so happy with choosing the Park Alumni Center for our wedding. The ballroom and fireplace were the perfect space for our Christmas wedding. Hannah and the rest of the PAC Staff were amazing to work with and would highly recommend this venue!Sent on 12/28/2018
Sarah Capobianco · Married on 10/06/2018
Beautiful ballroom for the price
If you can join the alumni society, do so before booking. For $50 you will save yourself hundreds on the venue location in member discounts. The food is amazing and the staff is super helpful. The venue itself is beautiful, so you don't need to go crazy with decoration, although you certainly have the space for it if that's your style. Pretty, pretty, pretty.Sent on 12/18/2018
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