Located right on the coast, where the Cape Fear River dumps into the Atlantic Ocean, this beautiful beach city has a ton to offer wedding planners. Wilmington lacks the flare of Charlotte, the young person appeal of Raleigh, or the mountains in Asheville. However, Wilmington can offer you a more chill atmosphere for your wedding. If searching for a low key option for the big day, check out these choices below.
The Riverwalk Landing
With spectacular views of the Cape Fear River and, as the name suggests, a landing on which to celebrate, this venue will not disappoint. This is a unique event and they offer first class professional service. A Saturday wedding, with the maximum 200 guests, costs $5,000.
Address: 2 Ann St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Contact: (910) 343-0408
The River Room
This waterfront venue has exposed brick interiors. The space has 2,500 square feet and can hold up to 100 guests utilizing their deck as well. Wedding rates start at $2,500 and include 100 chairs and 21 tables. The deck is perfect for photos at sunset.
Address: 18 S Water St STE 2, Wilmington, NC 28401
Contact: (910) 251-8902
The Atrium by Ligon Flynn
This venue advertises itself as a secret garden in the heart of downtown Wilmington. They combine natural elements on the interior with white brick exterior and walls. They can house up to 150 guests. No prices are listed for this clandestine destination.
Address: 15 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Contact: (910) 777-9701
This 100+ year old former fire station is the ideal boutique wedding venue. They can handle up to 80 guests in their downtown location. The stunning courtyard with the iconic red door makes for perfect grades. They even have the Firehouse Suite available for the night of so that you do not even have to leave the venue, it is basically a full blown apartment. No prices are listed online.
Address: 602 S 5th Ave, Wilmington, NC 28401
Contact: (919) 749-0330
Saint Holmes Preservation Hall
A former Catholic Church, this beautifully restored 1847 building is a national historic landmark. They exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and stained glass windows on the interior. They offer an incredible 18 hour rental with tables and chairs included in the rental. No prices nor capacity are listed.
Address: 208 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28402
Contact: (910) 343-1880