128 South is a wedding and event venue and full-service catering company located on the banks of the Cape Fear River. This historic venue is famous for its Southern hospitality and charm, offering three centuries of rich history that is just steps away from the shops, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife of The Riverwalk. Boasting a two story interior and private outdoor Riverview Deck, 128 South is ideal for your next private event.
Facilities and Capacity
The open floor plan of 128 South includes a second-floor mezzanine that overlooks the central lower level and offers a unique gathering space that comfortably accommodates up to 185 guests for a cocktail reception or cozy private dinner. The River View Deck is an extraordinary outdoor event space that offers the perfect setting for a sunset ceremony with unparalleled views of the Lower Cape Fear River. 128 South is located in the historic VonKampen Building, which features Victorian finishes like original stained glass windows and includes the Stemmerman’s Inn as an ideal space for the wedding party.
Catering Services For On-Site Events
128 South is a premier venue that provides endless opportunities for all kinds of charming gatherings. Our professional staff offers superior service and event planning assistance that will ensure a memorable and stress-free experience for the couple. These are the services we provide:
- Venue Access 10am to Midnight
- Frame tent for the deck
- Seating tables and 100 Chiavari chairs
- Basic setup and cleanup
- Flatware, plates and glassware
- 100 white ceremony chairs
- Available Day-Of Coordinator Services
Catering Services For Off-Site Events
With more than 10 years of catering experience, 128 South's full-service catering will make your next event truly exceptional. We offer full service catering in our venues, one of the area’s many other local venues, or in the privacy of your own backyard. Wherever you are hosting your event, you can be sure our professional staff will ensure everything is perfect so you can relax and enjoy the gathering
Stemmerman’s Inn (located upstairs from 128 South) offers rooms and suites that feature high ceilings, large living spaces, kitchenettes and upstairs sleeping lofts. The inn is well-suited for the bridal party suite and also offers upscale rooms for wedding guests.
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Set among the Cape Fear River, 128 South is a quaint venue in downtown Wilmington. Their staff is professional and knowledgable, giving brides a calm that not many venues do. They handle all your food and beverage, both of which are incredible! We are so grateful to the 128 South team for the peace of mind they give their clients and we love bringing their events to life through design and florals! You'll love 128 South!
We love being a block away from 128 South Events. We often share clients with 128 South or the Bakery 105. Couples will have their ceremony and champagne toast in the Atrium courtyard. A quick walk up the street for guests gets them to Cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. It is always a pleasure working with them in the neighborhood !
The people at 128 South are so very easy to work with and very accommodating to our events. We highly recommend them to our clients!!
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at 128 South?
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At 128 South, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At 128 South, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
What are the most important characteristics of 128 South in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at 128 South for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does 128 South offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does 128 South offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does 128 South have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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