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:
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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Kathy M. · Getting married on 12/10/2021
A Great team to work with!
The staff at South 128, especially Katie and Rueger were fabulous! They were friendly, flexible to changes and pro active in making the day run flawlessly.Sent on 11/01/2020
Allyson K. · Getting married on 12/07/2021
Incredible Venue and Food!
128 South is truly amazing! We booked 128 South because the view from the back deck is amazing!! 128 South went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted, even in the middle of a pandemic! They were so helpful when we had to move our wedding date and even helped us personalize our menu. We also used the Cottage on Orange Street to get ready in and it was the perfect spot to get pampered on our special day. I cannot say enough incredible things about 128 South!Sent on 02/08/2021
Stephanie D. · Married on 07/18/2021
128 South was the perfect venue. We hired the in house wedding coordinator, Jordan and she was amazing. She kept on top of everything and was super detail oriented.
The whole staff was helpful and kind to all of our guests. The food was superb and everyone is still talking about it a week later;)
I would definitely recommend using the bridal cottage! The bridesmaids had so much fun hanging all day with the bride. It was so convenient to get hair and make up done and walk across to the venue. No car ride necessary!Sent on 07/26/2021
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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!!