128 South is a wedding venue located in Wilmington, North Carolina that resides right 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.
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 180 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.
128 South is a premier venue that provides endless opportunities for all kinds of charming gatherings. Their professional staff offers superior service and event planning services that will ensure a memorable and stress-free experience for the couple. These are the services they provide:
128 South has professional in-house catering with a variety of menu options that range from buffets and stations to cocktail-style receptions and plated dinners. They offer inclusive hosted bar packages with house and premium brands as well as craft beers and signature drinks. These are some of the food selections they provide:
Stemmerman’s Inn 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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203 Reviews for 128 South
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ashley Lane · Married on 09/19/2020
9/19/2020 Best Day Ever
128 South was the very first venue we viewed and knew it was the one for us! We are so glad we chose 128 South as they made our big day the best it could possibly be, especially during these times with covid. Despite all that Covid has affected in the world today, our wedding day was not one of them and we thank you for that! Our wedding happened just as we planned and even more. Katie and the staff were absolutely outstanding and made our big day more than we could ever imagine. From the space it self, the food, dedicated time spent setting up, making all accommodations needed, 128 South was a blessing. We will never forget our big day 9/19/2020, thank you!Sent on 10/07/2020
Tammy Davis · Married on 09/05/2020
So beautiful and the staff were wonderful
Had our daughters wedding here and it was just amazing, everything flowed so smoothly and they went above and beyond to make everything perfect!!!Sent on 09/22/2020
Jenni · Married on 09/03/2020
Amazing venue, amazing team!
I had my rehearsal dinner here for a group of 25 and it was such a perfect night! Jordan and Katie were a pleasure to work with and executed everything perfectly. They were so on top of everything and made planning extremely easy. The wait staff and bartenders were so friendly and accommodating. This is the perfect venue with historic Wilmington charm set right in the downtown area. Would love to host another private event here!Sent on 09/29/2020
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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!!