With three group event spaces, each distinct in scale and character, we can create just the right ambiance for your function. Celebrate weddings, rehearsal dinners, or family reunions; plan conferences, seminars, or awards ceremonies; stage an informal gathering of friends, an afternoon tea-party, or a partners’ retreat. Whatever the nature and scope of your gathering, we will work with you closely to ensure that we share your vision.
Below you’ll find answers to common questions related to having a wedding at The Inn. If you have additional questions or are ready to book your event, contact our Event Director.
I have up to 100 people attending our reception, are you able to accommodate us?
Yes, if you book the entire Inn, you are welcome to use the entire first floor and the Brodie Duke Hall at no additional cost. However, due to city zoning restrictions, even though the capacities of these rooms add up to more than 100 people, not more than 100 total people at any one time can be accommodated in the event spaces. Please keep in mind the Inn does not have a room large enough to hold all 100 people at any one time.
Why should I book the entire Inn?
The King’s Daughters Inn is the perfect setting for any event offering the best combination of lodging and privacy. Imagine all of your friends and family under one roof, enjoying cocktails in the parlor before dinner, attending a bridal brunch in the dining room or rent the Inn for a business retreat.
An event at the Inn inspires memories that no large hotel can provide. Everyone is able to mingle with those closest to them before the big day providing a family reunion atmosphere. Book the entire Inn and enjoy:
- Exclusive use of the Inn — 20,000 square feet including three events spaces and seventeen luxury rooms and suites.
- Overnight accommodations for 46.
- Gourmet breakfast for all overnight guests.
- Complimentary use of tables, chairs, linens, glassware and table setup.
- Full commercial kitchen available to your choice of licensed caterer.
Do I have to pay for each of my guest’s overnight accommodations?
You have a number of different options. You are welcome to pay for everyone’s accommodations, a few, or none. Additionally, you can also choose to subsidize a partial amount of your guest’s rooms.
What is included with your room block rate?
A “whole house” Inn rental includes exclusive use of all event spaces, overnight rooms, linens, tables/chairs, glassware, flatware, china, and access to our kitchen (for a full-service caterer). All guests spending the night receive afternoon tea (upon request), port and chocolates at turn down, a hot gourmet breakfast the next morning and have access to complimentary wireless internet and an iPad in their rooms.
What time is check-in?
Check-in starts at 3 p.m. Checkout is at 11 a.m. You are welcome to request early check-in on your reservation; however, this is not guaranteed and is often dependent on the guest staying prior to your arrival. If you require a guestroom to dress or otherwise prepare for your event, we strongly suggest reserving a room the night before the event. Arrangements can be made to store luggage for later departures. Please advise your guests accordingly.
We have welcome bags for my out-of-town guests; can the Front Desk hand out gift bags at check in?
The front desk is able to hand out a card or note at check-in. To have us hand out gift bags or place them in the rooms, we need them 24 hours prior to check-in.
Do you allow pets?
At this time we do not allow any pets. We are happy to recommend quality local boarding options. Our preferred boarder is the Creature Comforts Inn, located at 200 West Cornwallis Road Durham, NC 27707-2934 (919) 489-1490
For more information about our accommodation policies please visit our guest policies page.
Do I have to schedule a tour to view the facility?
At any one time a private event may be hosted at the Inn. Therefore, we ask that you notify us in advance with a phone call or email prior to you arriving for a tour. In order to maintain our goal of providing a truly unique experience for your event, we strongly recommend you take a tour of the property in person prior to firmly selecting your event site. Please contact our Event Director to schedule your tour.
Corporate Event FAQs
Below you’ll find answers to common questions related to conducting a business meeting at The Inn. If you have additional questions or are ready to book your event, contact our Event Director.
Can I have a business meeting at your facility?
Yes, all our event spaces are available for corporate functions. Each meeting space is unique and offers a refreshing change for meetings normally held in a boardroom or hotel.
Do you offer any AV equipment or do I supply my own?
AV equipment is available at no charge. We also have the capabilities for you to host a video or teleconference at your meeting. A flipchart, whiteboard, microphone, and speakers are available. However, the Inn does not have a projector. Ask the event coordinator for a list of available AV equipment.
Do you offer business rates/discounts?
Yes. Non-profit organizations receive a discount off the rental fee. If all 17 rooms are reserved for a retreat or business meeting, there is no charge for the event spaces. Our Event Coordinator will be happy to discuss these options with you.
Do you offer food service for business meetings?
Yes, dependent on the size of your group we are able to offer a continental or full breakfast, morning snacks, afternoon snacks, deli lunch and beverage services. For a catered lunch or dinner ask for our preferred caterer list.
How do I secure the date for my meeting?
Return your completed event agreement form and deposit to reserve your event date.
Can I rent the entire Inn for a corporate event?
Yes! Rent the entire Inn for your corporate retreat or conference to ensure best combination of lodging and privacy. Use the dining room in the morning to arrange an early breakfast meeting or conference call. Need areas for break out sessions? The parlor and sunroom are unique spaces that stimulate creativity and productivity. The Brodie Duke Hall is great for sales and board meetings. Tables and chairs can be configured a variety of different options. All AV equipment is included free of charge. When you reserve the entire Inn, you have use of all of the event space at no additional charge.
Social Event FAQs
Below you’ll find answers to common questions related to having a party, shower or social event at The Inn. If you have additional questions or are ready to book your event, contact our Event Director.
Can I reserve the entire first floor (Sun porch, Parlor, and Dining room)?
Book the entire Inn (17 rooms) and you are welcome to use the entire Inn (including our 3 event spaces) at no additional cost.
If you have not booked any rooms at the Inn and have under 48 guests, you are welcome to book either the Parlor (cocktail style for 30, seated for 20) or Dining Room (seated for 48). If you have more than 48 guests you are welcome to book the Brodie Duke Hall.
In order to ensure privacy for your event, and that of the other guests of The King’s Daughters, a 2‐night minimum overnight stay is required for certain types of events. You will be informed of these requirements based on your event type and vision.
What is the minimum number of nights I need to book the entire Inn?
During peak months, you would need to book the Whole Inn for at least 2 nights. In July & December, we allow 1-night Whole Inn bookings.
How do I go about securing a block of guest rooms?
I am looking to host an afternoon event for a baby/bridal shower/hosted party. How do I proceed?
If you have no rooms booked at The Inn, you’re welcome to host a bridal or baby shower in the Dining Room or Brodie Duke Hall. The Parlor can be reserved for non-food or cocktail-style events. Please speak with our Event Director for more details.
How do I secure the date for my event?
In order to secure an event space, The King’s Daughters Inn needs a signed contract, credit card guarantee and deposit.
Is setup and cleanup included?
Setup is included. Setup includes all tables and chairs placed in the requested area. It is typical for your caterer to set the tables. Cleanup of dishes and busing should be handled by your caterer, and is necessary for groups interested in using The Inn’s glassware, flatware and china. If you do not have a caterer, you are welcome to provide and use disposables. All disposable plates, napkins and glassware must be thrown in a trashcan at the end of the event.
Who cleans up the room?
Anything you bring in must be removed from the event space that afternoon or evening before departing. We are unable to store your items here. Please assign a personal attendant to gather the items you want to keep or any items that need to be returned to vendors, i.e. cake knife, server, toasting glasses, guest book, card box, cake pieces or centerpieces.
Are there decorations that are not allowed?
You cannot attach decorations in any manner that will cause damage to the walls, doors, or structure of any part of the building. We prohibit all confetti and glitter. Votive candles are allowed.