Weddings

Park Alumni Center

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About

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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

Other Facilities

Park Alumni Center hosts several other facilities. Those include:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

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    Happy M. Married on 07/10/2020
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    Perfect venue!

    From our first meeting to the reception, Adelaide Stallings and the Park Alumni team were absolutely fantastic to work with. The Alumni Center offered everything the bride and groom envisioned for the wedding day. No detail was overlooked, the timeline was executed flawlessly, and the guests are still raving about the food and the atmosphere. Gorgeous venue!
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    Tiffany Married on 08/31/2019
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    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!
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    Courtney Married on 12/08/2018
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    Perfect Venue

    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!

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2450 Alumni Drive Raleigh, NC, 27606
9198470135
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