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About 128 South

Historic Charm Meets Modern Elegance

128 South is located in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina on the banks of the Cape Fear River. We offer a unique venue and reception space for your event including: wedding reception, luncheons, bridal or baby showers, business meetings, product presentations, product launch events, corporate dinners, professional association meetings, retirement parties, holiday parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, art or fashion shows, etc.

Our open floor plan includes a 2nd floor mezzanine overlooking the central lower level. This layout offers a particularly charming gathering space where each of your guests can truly engage in the event activities. We are large enough to comfortably accommodate a cocktail reception for 185 people, but cozy enough for an exclusive private dinner.

October 2011 marked the completion of the 128 South River View Deck. The River View Deck offers a unique outdoor event space with fantastic views of the Lower Cape Fear River. The vista spans from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the Isabelle Holmes Bridge and includes the USS North Carolina.

Adjacent to 128 South, and also located in the VonKampen building, you will find Stemmerman's Inn. Stemmerman's accommodations are charming, spacious, and cozy. Each suite features high ceilings, large living spaces, a kitchenette and an upstairs sleeping loft.

Most of the Pricing and Menu information can be found on the 128 South website (https://128southevents.com/128-south-menus).  Of course, if you have any questions about these items or would like to schedule an appointment to view the venue, we are available by phone (910.399.1709) or email (info@128southevents.com). We look forward to hearing from you! 

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Raleigh, Wilmington

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128 South has it all! From the accommodating staff to the gorgeous decor! Chere is absolutely amazing and will do anything for you!!!

Profile Picture Maura, 3/30/18, 1 Review
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Wedding Planning
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I would have to say it very much bothered my husband and I that we had planned to have the reception and ceremony outside, and were unable to have the reception out there due to (in my opinion) the lack of planning on the staff. We all knew it was supposed to snow and I just felt like knowing that, the staff could have taken steps to prevent the deck icing over. We still had to pay for the heaters, tent walls, etc and it was very disappointing because they were very expensive and we only did that because we planned to have both outside. It was nice that they allowed us to have the ceremony outside but that really bothered us. The one complaint my guests had was in regards to the food- they said that it was delicious and they wanted a decent sized portion but the servers were very small. I loved Chere, she was absolutely incredible and helpful and I highly recommend using her. The venue was beautiful.

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128 South Pricing

128 South Price Rates

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Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
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Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Prices Include:
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128 South FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
175
Guest Minimum
30
Event Spaces
2
Type
Historic, Waterfront
Style
Coastal, Modern, Vintage
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
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185
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30
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Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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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!!

This is a wonderful eclectic venue. Interesting and different. the staff is very professional and they consistently have great food.

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128 S. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401   See On Map
910-399-1709 (phone)
128 South is a wedding venue and caterer from Wilmington, NC servicing weddings throughout the local area, including 128 South, Bakery 105, and The Cottage on Orange Street. 128 South is a professional planner and caterer that has been part of the Southeastern North Carolina wedding industry since 2010 specializing in ceremony and receptions, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and other milestone events.