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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 04/12/2019
No decorations needed for a venue this beautiful
All of my guests were so impressed with the venue. 128 staff were more than accommodating and helpful! Katie, part of 128 South's coordinating team was AMAZING. She is very skilled at what she does, and had an answer for my 1,000 questions! I planned the wedding remotely and could not have done it without Katie's help!Sent on 05/02/2019
We rented The Cottage and room 7 at Stimmerman's Inn for the bridal party to get ready in! Both locations made for beautifully light pictures and video!
I think I fell in love with 128 South more than I did my wedding dress!
Trish · Getting married on 05/16/2020
From the moment my husband and I walked into 128 South, we felt like we were visiting family. We felt comfortable and at ease from the initial planning stages to the food tasting to the ceremony and reception. Every single aspect was handled courteously and professionally. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. We highly recommend 128 South to anyone seeking a truly wonderful wedding experience. Our relationship with the staff at 128 South didn't end the morning after the reception as we left Stemmerman's Inn. We expect it to continue for a long time to come. Thanks ever so much JJ, Mira, Christie, Brian, and the rest of the staff at 128 South.Sent on 03/26/2012
Sandy Culver Wuensch · Getting married on 11/05/2019
Hurricane Florence destroyed the original wedding venue, then we lost my son, the brides brother, with only 4 months to go till the wedding date (invitations were already sent out). We found 128 and talked with Katie (as best we could through tears), She accepted this impossible mission and took care of everything from there. The event was amazing, the venue beautiful and did I mention how amazing our wedding planner Katie was? She was picking up all the loose ends, making sure everyone was fed, happy and details were taken care of. She and her staff turned our hopes into reality. Despite all our heartache, Katie turned our chaos into a magical event. Thank you 128 and our amazing wedding planner Katie!Sent on 06/03/2019
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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!!