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128 South

Wilmington, NC View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
258 reviews
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 185 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 185 guests

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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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

Accommodation
Stemmerman鈥檚 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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

185

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
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    A beautiful venue! It exceeded our expectations! The service was amazing and they were even able to accommodate several dietary restrictions and make sure that those plates made it to the appropriate people. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the 128 South staff and venue.
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    Ginamarie W. Married on 10/21/2022
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    Best Venue in Town

    Not only was I amazed by the beauty of this venue.. they were extremely helpful and understanding to a very busy bride. My wedding planner was extremely happy to see this was the venue I chose, as she couldn鈥檛 stop expressing how amazing the staff and venue was. Couldn鈥檛 have imagined a better experience and being in historical downtown Wilmington was perfect! This venue can really be decorated however you want, we put vines and lights throughout our tent and it looked absolutely magical! Having the caterers in house and the serving staff included made everything affordable and convenient and the food was simply AMAZING from the appetizers to the dinners. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything better. Thank you 128 for making our day AMAZING!
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    Natalie L. Married on 10/15/2022
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    Best Day Ever

    Highly recommend!!! The team at 128 is amazing! We fell in love with the character of the building and knew it was exactly what we were looking for. The on-site catering was another huge selling point. Lastly, Davis! Our day of wedding coordinator made our special day stress free! We couldn鈥檛 be more happy with how everything turned out!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Kickstand Events Kickstand Events Wedding Planners

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!

Atrium by Ligon Flynn Atrium by Ligon Flynn Banquet Halls

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 !

High Performance Lighting & Power High Performance Lighting & Power Wedding Decor & Lighting

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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128 S. Front Street Wilmington, NC, 28401
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128 South frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at 128 South?

128 South includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At 128 South, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

128 South includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At 128 South, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at 128 South includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • 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?

The space offered by 128 South for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at 128 South for wedding events?

128 South offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does 128 South offer?

128 South offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does 128 South offer for wedding events?

128 South offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does 128 South have available for wedding events?

128 South offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend 128 South and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

128 South is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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