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Park Alumni Center

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About Park Alumni Center

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
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18 Reviews for Park Alumni Center

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Brandon

Married on 09/08/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Hannah was incredibly helpful and promptly answered our many questions. She made it easy to plan our layout even from across the country, and was working with us right up to our wedding day to plan ... Read more for the rain (it didn’t rain!). The Alumni center itself is just stunning, and the gorgeous marble and wood decor almost don’t need further decoration. They had lots of choices for table layout and setting colors, and were helpful in working with us to rent an arch and special order napkins. As a couple flying in from California for our wedding, we felt the Alumni center looked wonderful without a lot of work on our part, which was perfect. We also liked their location, and the ease of using the ceremony site the night before for a rehearsal. We tasted the food from the Alumni Center and were very impressed by the quality and detail in each dish. We were even more amazed when all the food was as excellent the day of the wedding, when they were cooking for 100! The beans were fresh and crisp, the chicken was still moist, the flank steak was very flavorful. The serving staff was very attentive and made sure we made the most of the buffet. We also appreciated their thoughtfulness by having a plate ready for us at the start of dinner, and for packing us a leftover package at the end. We chose their consumption bar, and the options were very reasonable and they made accurate recommendations for how many bartenders we would need. We also liked that we could special order beer, as we both like to have nice craft beer. In terms of quality, value, and service, we couldn’t ask for anything more from the Park Alumni Center.

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Courtney

Married on 12/08/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more work with and would highly recommend this venue!

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Sarah Capobianco

Married on 10/06/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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.

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