The best thing about being a mobile wedding DJ in North Carolina is the variety of great venues we have to work with. Every couple we work with is different, each hoping to create a different and unique experience for their guests, and experience we love being an integral part of.
There are so many fantastic weddings venues in Coastal North Carolina each offering a different flavor and style, there is quite honestly something for everyone, but these are a few of our company favorites:
Wrightsville Manor & Gardens boasts 12.5 stunning acres of lush grounds situated between Lumina Station and St. Mathews, and conveniently located near the gateway to Wrightsville Beach. Once a church, the chateau-style manor is rich with historic architecture inside the venue as well as on the breathtaking grounds.
The modern facade opens up to a large lobby which is home to a stunning vintage crystal chandelier. Step inside the 3,000 square foot main space where 18-foot ceilings are covered in flowing white fabric. The center of the room is home to a stone fireplace and the exposed brick all around creates an empty canvas perfect for accommodating any couple’s vision. The almost floor-to-ceiling windows fill the room with available light during the day and provide outstanding views in the evening.
The garden is as vast as it is enchanting, featuring a historic oak tree and a fountain with twinkling lights that zig-zag over the rolling lawn, creating the perfect outdoor space during your reception. Friends and family can enjoy lawn games among romance as palm trees accent the greenery and vintage architecture. At night the strung lights transform the space into a lighting-wonderland complete with a swing for two.
- Location: 1952 Allens Ln, Wilmington, NC, United States
- Event Spaces: Main Garden, Main Event Space, Bridal Suite, Outdoor Patio Veranda
- Capacity: 230 Seated/210 Buffet/299 Standing
- Parking: Onsite
- Food & Beverage: Venue provides required alcohol services, catering vendors must be chosen from list
- Perk: Conveniently located near beach resorts and waterfront activities
- Contact: [email protected]
Once a Catholic Church, St. Thomas is listed on the National Historic Register and located in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Kick-off the day with your closest entourage getting ready in the bridal boudoir lounge. This all-inclusive venue hosts weddings and receptions for up to 200 guests, with a downstairs cocktail room perfect for transitioning.
Beautifully-restored, much of the original charm of this 1847 venue shines through with its exposed original brick and gorgeous, cathedral-style stained glass windows offering a shabby-chic canvas. Soaring ceilings fill the main space with natural light and a balcony loft gives guests and party revelers a bird’s eye view of the fun.
The expansive space literally screams: let’s dance! A gem of Wilmington, St. Thomas is a raw, yet elegant venue that is often used as a set for several TV shows and movies. They offer couples 18 hours included in their rental package providing ample time to transform the space into any wedding vision.
- Location: 208 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
- Event Spaces: Main Hall, cocktail room, bridal suite
- Capacity: up to 200
- Parking: Onsite & Street
- Food & Beverage: Catering through City Club of Wilmington
- Perk: Use of space for 18 hours for decorating or partying
- Contact: Wedding & Events Coordinator
Possibilities are endless at the Brooklyn Arts Center located near Cape Fear. Originally a church built in 1888, this landmark now boasts multiple venues onsite, each with its own historic personality and modern upgrades.
The main venue, able to accommodate up to 250 guests, is The Church. Soaring 60-foot ceilings are draped in white fabric then back-lit by a state-of-the-art LED lighting system. Don’t let its romantic exterior fool you: This Church is built to party. Next door is The Manse. This century-old home has been lovingly remodeled and provides the perfect spot for getting ready, as well as offering some relaxed respite as the day unfolds.
Over at The Annex, a one-of-a-kind picturesque window is the centerpiece of this 1910 schoolhouse which has been lovingly restored and upgraded. The second-floor auditorium features original 15-foot ceilings and beaded tongue-and-groove leading up to pine ceilings. Also with its own dressing area, this intimate space is ideal for smaller affairs or hosting a cocktail hour.
- Location: 516 N 4TH Street, Wilmington, NORTH CAROLINA 28401
- Event Spaces: Church + Manse Suite, The Annex + 1920 Suite, Courtyard, Bell Tower Tasting Room
- Capacity: 250
- Parking: Onsite
- Food & Beverage: Outside Catering & Bar
- Perk: Outdoor pa 516 N. 4th St., Wilmington, NC 28401tio veranda,
- Contact: Events Coordinator
In popular downtown, Wilmington couples love The River Room, a quaint and charming riverfront wedding venue. This intimate space is 2,500 square feet of historic charm and modern sophistication in the JW Brooks Building located on the Cape Fear River waterfront.
Built in 1899, restored in 1920 and then lovingly renovated in 2009, The River Room throws the best parties and some of the most talked-about weddings in North Carolina.
Bay of windows surround the large dance-floor flooding the space with ambient light and providing friends and family with fantastic river views. The warmth of the original brick can be designed and decorated to bring any wedding day style to life with sophisticated class and modern panache.
One fabulous feature is the newly re-designed bridal suite which makes it so much easier for the bride and her wedding party. Being able to get ready on-site means not having the worry about getting across town in a dress, and makes for a much more relaxed start of the special day.
The grand historic cool of The Deck is nothing short of cinematic. The old-world JW Brooks Building rises above the spacious wood deck, its vibrant red brick frontage providing a cool, industrial-chic background set against the blue skies and river views.
Give your guests a unique experience when you say “I do “ on The Deck with unparalleled views of the Memorial Bridge and the USS NC Battleship. There’s no need to go anywhere for photos, this venue has beauty all around it!
With fantastic indoor and outdoor options, The River Room is a popular choice for couples who want to mesh the beauty of nature with an industrial, vintage vibe. Able to accommodate any wedding daydream, the event coordinators always ensure a seamless day.
- Location: 18 S Water St #2, Wilmington, NC 28401
- Event Spaces: The River Room, The Deck
- Capacity: 120
- Parking: Street
- Food & Beverage:
- Perk: Unmatched industrial chic with stunning river views
- Contact: Our Coordinators Would Love To Hear From You
Surf, sand, and love, if you’re looking for the wind in your hair, the white sand in your toes and the waves crashing under expansive blue skies as the backdrop for your wedding then the Shell Island Resort at Wrightsville Beach is your dream North Carolina venue.
Located on a secluded section of the north tip of the beach, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Masons Inlet, and Figure Eight Island, this luxury resort with onsite professional catering services is known for creating unforgettable weddings.
The best of all worlds, your guests can make their way back to the ballroom with outstanding ocean views for your reception. This tasteful and modern 3000 square foot ballroom keeps guests connected with beauty outside with the 1000 square foot Oceanview Porch.
Ideal for hosting a smaller party of friends on the private beach, the Soundview Ballroom can be broken down into any of one of the three smaller ballrooms to host a more intimate gathering of friends and family. These are also exceptional spaces for hosting your rehearsal dinner.
When everything is said and done, the perfect start to your honeymoon starts when you adjourn to one of the amazing honeymoon suites on site.
- Location: 2700 N. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC
- Event Spaces: Oceanview Ballroom, Soundview Ballroom, Palm View Ballroom, Sunset Ballroom & Waterway Ballroom, private beach
- Capacity: 300
- Parking: Onsite
- Food & Beverage: Professional Onsite Catering Options
- Perk: Versatile spaces to accommodate any size party set in the sand
- Contact: Request for Proposal
On the banks of the Cape Fear River, 128 South offers couples a taste of Southern charm and hospitality set in the exciting nightlight of The Riverwalk. Located in the historic VanKampen Building whose architecture dates back to 1862 and features a Victorian facade with original stained glass windows, 128 South has been extensively renovated.
The expansive main level feels cozy with its charming brickwork and high ceilings which open up to the party above. The Mezzanine above expands the space offering more dinner seating while keeping everyone connected to the action below. Each space can be designed to accommodate a seated dinner, banquet, or cocktail reception according to your vision.
Vintage grace aside, the space features exposed beams, and hardwood floors create a rustic yet elegant ambiance. The huge bay windows that open up to The River View Deck giving guests breathtaking views of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and Lower Cape Fear River. It’s also a unique and stunning location providing a breathtaking sunset ceremony backdrop which can be tented and used in any weather.
- Location: 128 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
- Event Spaces: Main Level, Mezzanine, River View Deck
- Capacity: 180
- Parking: Onsite
- Food & Beverage: In-House Catering Provided
- Perk: Fabulous river views offering River View Deck ceremonies
- Contact: Wedding & Special Event Coordinators
At the corner of Front Street and Orange Street in historic downtown Wilmington, sits Bakery 105. True to its name, it was once a bakery built in 1930 and while modernized it retains much of its mid-century industrial character.
Now this Main Building is home to 4500 square feet of exposed brick, an original wood ceiling, steel girders, and a spectacular large monitor skylight to set a modern and romantic tone.
The perfect marriage of indoor and outdoor, Bakery 105 is comprised of its Main Building and Bakery 105 Garden Courtyard. A throwback to its roots, the Courtyard still features the bread loading dock, now framed by planter boxes and bench seating, this street-level, enchanted space has brick pavers and creeping vines accented by crepe myrtle trees where twinkle lights can lend itself to feeling like a cool, urban, yet stylish, garden party.
A fantastic menagerie of venues, Bakery 105 and 128 South are only pieces of a fantastic wedding venue puzzle which also includes The Cottage on Orange Street which couples often use as a getting ready location.
- Location: 105 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401
- Event Spaces: Bakery 105 Main Building and Garden Courtyard
- Capacity: 225
- Parking: Street
- Food & Beverage: Onsite Professional Catering
- Perk: Hip, modern space matched with historic character
- Contact: Wedding & Special Event Coordinators
This magnificent, coastal wedding venue located in Wrightsville Beach is an ideal location for hosting a more intimate gathering of friends and family. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, The Bluewater Waterfront Grill offers a light and airy venue for hosting your ceremony and reception. Two banks of the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows flood the Second Floor Main Dining Room with sunlight and keep guests connected to the stunning river views. Adjacent is the Captain’s Lounge which is a fun and popular spot for hosting your cocktail hour.
The South Patio and the Marina provide couples with multiple outdoor options to accommodate their ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. The Second Floor Main
The nautical vibe and remarkable sunset views are matched by the professional, delicious American cuisines of the Bluewater Waterfront Grill. The professional event staff can help you redesign the space to fit your wedding day décor and even accommodate parties up to 300 guests.
- Location: 4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
- Event Spaces: Bluewater Waterfront Grill, Main Dining Room, Sunset Room & Captains Lounge
- Capacity: up to 150
- Parking: Onsite
- Food & Beverage: Professional, onsite catering services
- Perk: Outstanding cuisine and river views
- Contact: Contact Our Event Professionals
Carefully revitalized with and lovingly modernized, this historic 1925 building retains much of its original charm throughout its 10,000 square feet of vintage brick and authentic, brewery-inspired charm. The warm glow of the Edison lights along the upper floor reflects off the open stretches of wood below where guests can dance and dine. The second floor is furnished with wood which was refinished and repurposed from original installations of its mid-century design bringing to life a rustic atmosphere.
Brewing craft beer in its steel housing provides a unique brewery-chic backdrop to the lower bar. With sophisticatedly modern events in mind, Ironclad has added premium lighting and sound systems to ensure their expansive dance space is filled fun.
- Location: 115 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
- Event Spaces: 10,000 square feet between two floors
- Capacity: 400+
- Parking: Parking deck across the street. First hour free/$1 per hr. after
- Food & Beverage: Amazing onsite catering & menu
- Perk: Award Winning Craft Beers Served With Style
- Connect with Ironclad
Whether you’re looking for a beach-inspired day filled with sun and sand, or simple but stunning river views etched in Southern charm and hospitality, Wilmington North Carolina wedding venues offer something for everyone. When you’re ready to get the planning party started, we’d love to help you! We’re happy to share the fantastic experiences we’ve had with these vendors, their amazing staff, and the feedback our couples have given us. We know that your day is important and the right DJ helps set the tone in the perfect setting: we can’t wait to chat with you!