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Exquisite culinary creations steeped in gracious southern tradition.


That special wedding day is coming. And you’ve chosen the perfect setting. Now match the natural beauty and elegance of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden with the elegance and expertise of The Duke Mansion culinary team. Every day, we support people hosting beautiful events in our own historic setting in Charlotte, the spectacular home of Buck Duke built in 1915. Now, in a wonderful partnership between two exceptional institutions, we bring our professionalism and excellence to enhance your special day at Daniel Stowe. From our food to our perfect event planning, we’re famous for our gracious Southern hospitality and our exquisite culinary creations that are inspired by the finer traditions of Southern cooking. Our attention to every detail is why we are a part of important events for people every day. At The Duke Mansion, we are ready to help. Just contact us at 704-444-2301 or Remember The Duke Mansion for Your Other Wedding Events Now that you’ve selected the spot for your wedding and/or wedding reception, let us help you with your other wedding needs at The Duke Mansion itself. We have 20 beautiful overnight rooms – the perfect place for your out-of-town guests or for you to spend your wedding night. You can also enjoy our culinary team on-site at The Duke Mansion for your wedding breakfast, rehearsal dinner or any other celebration. If you select The Duke Mansion for these additional needs, you have the chance to rely on the same great team that you will work with at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 Tel: 704.714.4400 Fax 704.714.4435

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

The Duke Mansion Difference Our team looks forward to working closely with you to plan a memorable event for you and your guests. And, we will be there every step of the way so that you can relax and enjoy your special day. We’ve included some sample menus for you to consider – you may find the perfect one in what we’ve offered. But, we are glad to work with you to customize further. We offer two types of events at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Reception style events are great for mingling and keeping an exciting flow to the celebration while incorporating heavy hors d’oeurves and delectable stations into your menu. Seated dinners are special for the most formal of occasions where your guests will be treated to three courses. We are glad to accommodate any of your guests who have special requests including delicious vegetarian entrees. For a modest additional charge, you can give your guests a choice of two entrées in advance. We can also offer a wonderful duo entrée where each of your guests can enjoy a wonderful pair of entrées, the perfect answer to the tough question, “How will I ever choose?” We have also developed several beverage packages including some special wedding day cocktails. For a small handling fee, our professional planning staff can also arrange for all your rentals and other needs such as flowers, linens, tables and tents. This is a good investment to help make sure your special day goes perfectly. For our catering at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, we ask for a $65 per person food and beverage minimum. Our Gift to You Whether you choose a reception or a seated dinner, we include full coffee service and a complimentary champagne toast at no extra charge. If you choose a seated dinner, our Chef offers you a special Amuse course as his gift to you.

400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

Tel: 704.714.4400

Fax 704.714.4435

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Sample Reception Menu $60

Display Stations Seasonal Soup Spicy Tomato Gazpacho or Hot Soup cheese, herbs, bacon crisps, pumpernickel croutons Seasonal Fresh Crudites Individual glasses of fresh vegetables with dip

Imported and Domestic Cheeses served with flatbreads and assorted crackers Shrimp & Grits This station requires a chef attendant Stone ground grits with sauteed baby shrimp, andouille sausage, diced tomatoes

Carving Station (select two) This station requires a chef attendant Roasted Beef Tenderloin served with Vichy of baby carrots Herb Roasted Airline Breast of Turkey served with a citrus salsa Beef Wellington served with mushroom duxelle Applewood bacon wrapped Pork Tenderloin served with granny smith apple sauce

Butler Passed Warmed and Chilled Hors D’Oeuvres Petite Crab Cakes cajun mayo

Salmon & Gruyère Quiche dill creme fraiche

Vegetable Ceviche marinated vegetables in a shot glass

Cucumber Cups stuffed with boursin cheese

Dessert and Coffee Station Elegant selection of confections served with freshly brewed coffee and house teas.

Carving Station Selections All stations are accompanied by fresh rolls and signature Duke Mansion biscuits Beef Wellington mushroom duxelle wrap in crepes and puff pastry served with asparagus $19 per person Roasted Beef Tenderloin served with Vichy baby carrots $18 per person Herb Roasted Breast of Turkey apple chutney served with haricot vert $12 per person

Applewood bacon wrapped Pork Tenderloin grain mustard sauce served with butternut squash $11 per person Prime Ribeye of Beef cracked pepper and horseradish sauce served with roasted vegetables $15 per person

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Dinner Selections CanapĂŠs (choice of three)

Petite Crab Cake cajun aioli Braised Pork risotto cake topped with braised pork & red cabbage Beef Duxelles En Croute beef tenderloin & mushrooms wrapped in puff pastry Cucumber Cups* stuffed with boursin cheese Classic Deviled Eggs garnished with black pearl caviar Amuse (choice of one)

Crab Tomato Tian a tower of tomato petals & lump crab meat Roasted Vegetable Terrine* roasted squash, zucchini, carrots served with a red pepper coulis Salad Selections (choice of one)

Arugula Salad* mixed berries, chevre, hazelnut vinaigrette Baby Greens* mango, strawberries & Roquefort tossed with white balsamic vinaigrette Fresh Field Greens* poached pears, camembert & pomegranate vinaigrette Baby Greens Salad* tomato, Montrachet & basil in a balsamic vinaigrette * vegetarian (We ask for a $65 per person food and beverage minimum. All prices are subject to change and subject to 20% service charge plus applicable state and local taxes.)

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Entrée Selections Each entrée has been perfectly paired with a wine off of our list.

Chicken Provencal served with parmesan orzo risotto, haricot vert Glazebrook Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Sauteed Duck Breast served with dauphinoise potatoes, vegetable fricasse in a wild mushroom demi glace Ca Montini Pinot Grigio 2005 Seared Pork Loin served with Stilton pomme puree & roasted asparagus & an apple chutney Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Mango Glaze served with herb pilaf, haricot vert Macrosti Keltie Merlot 2005 Spinach, Sundried Tomato & Feta Stuffed-Chicken Breast served with risotto primavera & roasted spring vegetables Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay 2005 Pan Seared Striped Bass served with parmesan pomme puree & haricot vert in a beurre blanc Wildberry Estates Chardonnay 2005 Pan Seared Halibut served with a maltaise sauce, saffron pomme puree, haricot vert Trefethen Chardonnay 2005 Chile Glazed Salmon served with an orange salsa, sundried tomato orzo, wilted rainbow chard La Crema Chardonnay 2005 Char-Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Three Herb Chimichurri served with green herb risotto, wilted greens Broquel Malbec 2005 Duo of Beef Tenderloin & Seared Herb Salmon served with roasted fingerling potatoes, sauteed asparagus In Situ Carmenere 2003 Our plated dinner menu includes a champagne toast & coffee service. Menu pricing includes complimentary amuse, three butler passed canapés, a salad & entrée starting at $46.

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Beverages Imported Beer Heineken, Amstel Light, Corona, New Castle, Guinness Domestic Beer Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, Yuengling. Wine Selections Benziger House Wines Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cristalino Brut Cava **Specialty wines available at an additional charge.

Standard Liquor Brands Absolut, Beefeater, Bacardi Silver, Jack Daniels, Dewars, Cuervo Especial **Premium liquor available at an additional charge

Bar Packages Full Bar Package $16 per guest for the first hour; $10 per guest each additional hour Domestic & Import Beer, Benziger House Wines & Standard Liquor, Includes Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Sparkling Water, Mixers, Glassware and Garnishes Beer & Wine Bar Package $12 per guest for the first hour; $8 per guest each additional hour Includes Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Sparkling Water & Glassware Bar Setup Packages For client provided beverages

Full Bar Setup $10 per guest Includes Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Sparkling Water, Mixers, Vermouth, Fruit Garnishes & Glassware Beer & Wine Bar Setup $5 per guest Includes Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Sparkling Water & Glassware Corkage Fee for Client Supplied Beer & Wine $3 per guest (We ask for a $65 per person food and beverage minimum. All prices are subject to change and subject to 20% service charge plus applicable state and local taxes.)

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Specialty Drinks Blushing Bride Champagne Cocktail Champagne, Peach Schnapps & Grenadine Garnished with an Edible Orchid Wedding Bliss Martini Absolut Vodka, Vermouth, Lavender Simple Syrup & Fresh Vanilla Bean Garnished with a Whole Vanilla Bean & an Edible Orchid Mojito Bacardi Silver Rum, Mint Simple Syrup & Club Soda Garnished with Fresh Mint Spring Breeze Absolut Vodka, Cucumber Mint Infused Lemonade & a Splash of Club Soda Garnished with Cucumber & Fresh Mint Add Any Specialty Drink to the Full Hosted Bar for an additional $3 per guest.

Specialty Wines Whites Chardonnay Wildberry Estates, Australia $33 Sonoma Cutrer, Russian River Ranches $40 Trefethen, Napa $42 Sauvignon Blanc Glazebrook , Marlborough, New Zealand $32 Chateau St. Michelle, Horse Heaven, Washington $35 Other Whites Wente Riesling, Monterrey $26 Conundrum, California $50 Reds Cabernet Sauvignon Rodney Strong, Sonoma $32 Chateau Souverain, Alexander Valley $38 Trefethen, Napa $65 Pinot Noir MacMurray Ranch, Sonoma $34 Bouchaine, Carneros $40

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Additional Catering Fees (These fees will vary depending on the size of the group and the menu chosen)

Service Charge and Tax All Food and Beverage Sales are subject to a 20% Service Charge & 8.25% North Carolina Food and Beverage Tax. Service Staff Service Staff, including Bartenders and Chef Attendants, are billed at an hourly rate of $22 an hour. Hours billed will include travel time, setup and breakdown time as well as scheduled event time. China and Rental Fees Place setting for a three course plated dinner including house Ivory China with gold trim, flatware, stemware and cloth napkin. $5 per guest China, when applicable, and Rental Equipment will be determined by the Catering Director prior to the event date and this charge will vary from event to event. Linens Linens are available is various colors, fabrics, and sizes. Pricing begins at $20 each. Delivery Fee For Offsite Caterings there is a one time delivery fee of $150.00 per $5,000. (We ask for a $65 per person food and beverage minimum. All prices are subject to change and subject to 20% service charge plus applicable state and local taxes.)

The Lynnwood Foundation, a nonprofit, maintains and preserves The Duke Mansion, and created and operates The Lee Institute. 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 Tel: 704.714.4400 Fax 704.714.4435

Contact Emily Walker 704-444-2301

Photography: Michael Harrison Photography

400 Hermitage Road Charlotte, NC 28207 704-714-4400

Duke Mansion Wedding Catering Menu  
Duke Mansion Wedding Catering Menu  

Duke MansionWedding Catering Menu