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ON THE BLOG: Your Day, Your City

ON THE BLOG: Your Day, Your City

Learn how Durham can be part of your special day with ideas for a one-of-a-kind Bull City wedding. Learn More

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Learn how DCVB's Durham experts can assist with venue selection, guest itineraries, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find Durham-made items for my gift baskets?

There are many retailers in Durham featuring locally made products. The Durham Bulls Ballpark Corner StoreParker and OtisMorgan ImportsFoster's MarketBurt's Bees Products, and many others can fill your needs. Find a full list of Durham merchandise and products here.

Can you recommend a location for our rehearsal dinner?

Yes, we can help secure a location depending on your group size, the location of your reception, and the desired cuisine. Durham was named the South's Tastiest Town by Southern Living magazine, so there plenty of options, many of which have been praised by national media. See the celebrated cuisine section for more. For assistance in booking a venue, please email weddings@durham-cvb.com.

Do you have a list of venues that allow outside catering?

Yes. The venues page includes searchable listings you can use to find this information. Alternatively, you can email weddings@durham-cvb.com and we would be happy to provide you with that information.

Can you provide me with a list of transportation companies?

We would be happy to. The transportation section of this website includes information on the services available in Durham. You can also email weddings@durham-cvb.com and we can provide a list based on your specific needs, ranging from rental car companies to chartered bus services.

Does Discover Durham provide visitors guides and maps?

Yes. Discover Durham has a number of guides and maps for different interests, all available to wedding groups at no cost. You can preview many of them in the maps and guides section. Please email weddings@durham-cvb.com for more information.

Do you have any other services you provide to wedding groups?

We can help secure a block of rooms for your out-of-town guests, reception locations, and rehearsal dinner locations. See the full list of available services for more.

What requirements do I need to meet to get married in North Carolina?

You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina to be married here, but you do need a license. You can get one from the Register of Deeds office in any county in North Carolina. The Durham office is located at 200 E. Main St. and can be reached at (919) 560-0480. There is no waiting period, blood test, or physical exam. Once issued, the license is valid for 60 days.

What is going on in Durham on during the specific weekend I'm getting married?

Check out the events calendar to see what's happening on your special weekend. There are nearly 5,000 events in Durham each year, so it's almost guaranteed that there will be something to catch your and your guests' interest.

Where can people go after the reception for nightlife?

Durham has a robust nightlife scene featuring many active music venues, one of the most popular theaters in the country, and celebrated bars. Visit the entertainment section to learn more.

Discover Durham
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604