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Durham Hotels

September 28, 2010 10:18 ET

Durham Hotel's Stylish Decor, Superb Accommodations Provide Picture-Perfect Weddings

Certified Marriott Wedding Planners Make Dream Weddings Come True

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  Eager photographers, a gorgeous Raleigh Durham wedding location and the need to create fabulous bridal portraits combined for fascinating results recently as the Marriott at Research Triangle Park opened its sophisticated Raleigh Durham, NC hotel's facilities for a bridal portrait photo competition. The hotel, a popular Raleigh Durham wedding reception location, joined forces with the local sponsoring organization and the Wedding Photographic Society to allow budding photographers the opportunity to create iconic photography in an uncontrolled environment.

The Durham hotel's stylish décor and meticulous facilities are accustomed to providing picture-perfect weddings and offered a distinctive setting for the photography competition. In addition to picturesque facilities, the Marriott maintains a Marriott Certified Wedding Planner on staff to assist with every need in creating a dream wedding. Couples can be assured that with the assistance of on-site event managers and expert catering professionals, no detail will be overlooked. Catering services at the Research Triangle Park Marriott include a variety of choices to best fit the needs of the occasion. From themed buffets and customized menus to a champagne brunch and sit down formal dinner, the Marriott's skilled professionals will help in designing a menu that will satisfy even the most discerning tastes.

Certified wedding planners, group rates and customized wedding amenities make the Marriott at Research Triangle Park an easy choice when selecting a wedding location. Raleigh Durham guests will find sophisticated accommodations that include luxurious 300 thread-count bedding ensembles atop a pillow top mattress, featherbed and duvet; and the bride and groom will receive complimentary overnight accommodations after the reception. The hotel's spacious guest rooms also feature a 42-inch LCD HD television, Plug-In technology, wired and wireless Internet access, mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea service and complimentary bottled water.

To assist couples in starting their wedding plans, the Marriott at Research Triangle Park also offers a variety of online tools including floor plans of the hotel's 4,300 square feet of flexible event space. The hotel ballroom comprises 2,816 square feet and has a maximum seating capacity of 425. With a guest list in hand and a review of facilities, couples will find themselves ready to visit with event planners at the hotel to discuss budgeting, menus, table arrangement and decorations. Wedding planners can also help with finding florists, photographers and entertainment that will make any dream wedding come true.

About the Marriott at Research Triangle Park
The Marriott at Research Triangle Park Hotel is located in the heart of Research Triangle Park, near Durham, NC, the largest research park in the United States and home to corporate names such as Lenovo, Glaxo Smith Kline, Cisco, Fidelity, Wyeth and Telacris. Conveniently situated just three miles from Raleigh Durham Airport and offering easy access to major Interstate highways, the hotel also provides travelers a great location for visiting area universities including Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and North Carolina Central.