Bakery 105 is a historic wedding and event venue located in Downtown Wilmington, NC. The building dates back to the 1920s when it was part of the American Bakeries complex (hence the name). The venue features 4,500 sq. ft. of open indoor space complimented by a 3,500 sq. ft. outdoor garden courtyard. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are handicap accessible. Bakery 105 is located steps from our bridal suite, The Cottage on Orange Street. The Cottage boasts the perfect location for the bridal party preparations.
We are a premiere event venue that provides endless opportunities for all kinds of charming gatherings. Our professional staff offers unparalleled service, bar service, flexible booking options, choice of caterers, and Day-Of Coordinating services that will ensure a memorable and stress-free experience for our clients. Bakery 105 hosts wedding events including ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches, bridal showers and engagement parties. The services offered include:
Food & Beverage
Our clients can choose from a selection of caterers to accommodate any event. (Of course, 128 South is our favorite.) Because we hold a NC ABC license, we must handle the sale and service of all alcohol on the premises. When it comes to making your cocktail selections, we offer inclusive hosted bar packages, consumption bars, and cash bar options with house and premium brands as well as mocktails, craft beers and signature drinks.
The modern Bakery 105 interior boasts exposed brick walls, wood ceilings, steel girders, and a large monitor skylight. Our venue provides a raw, unfinished space with modern amenities. The upper level of our garden courtyard is flanked by planter boxes and bench seating on either side of the central steps down into the main courtyard. The design is complete with brick pavers, creeping fig ivy, flowering foliage and crepe myrtle trees ideally suited for a ceremony, cocktail hour or al fresco dining.
76 Reviews for Bakery 105
Recommended by 99% of couples
52 User photos
Natalie · Married on 10/17/2020
We went with the micro wedding package at Bakery 105 after having to reschedule our wedding three times and downsize quite a bit. I was a little overwhelmed having to replan again only a few months out from the wedding. However, as part of the package we chose, we had an AMAZING coordinator, Jordan, who made everything so simple and stress free. She took care of everything for us! The big day went so smoothly and easily, we didn't have to stress about anything because it was all taken care of for us. She made sure everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there. And, she was the absolute sweetest person. The Bridal Cottage was perfect. We all had so much fun getting ready and it was the perfect space for it. The catering provided was out of this world. I still have guests calling me talking about how good the meal was. The venue was absolutely beautiful and you CAN NOT beat the value of their micro packages. Bakery 105 made our wedding day more beautiful than we could have even imagined beforehand. 10/10 would recommend!Sent on 12/22/2020
Caitlin R. · Married on 06/20/2020
We had such a good experience working with Katie (the wedding coordinator) and the crew at Bakery 105/128 South. We had our wedding set and planned out and then the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Katie did such a great job working through countless variations of what the day would look like with us, trying to figure out what would be allowed during all of the restrictions, while still trying to have our dream wedding. She more than succeeded our day at 128 South was perfect! The food was amazing, as were the bartenders and staff that worked at the event. Katie more than exceeded our expectations as a planner during the whole process, but especially the day of, she took care of so many things that we didn't even think about- her attention to detail is top notch! I would highly recommend Bakery 105/128 South and would work with them again.Sent on 07/08/2020
Karen R. · Married on 03/10/2020
Our once-in-a-lifetime event was PERFECT!
November 13. 2020Sent on 11/13/2020
On October 2, 2020 we hosted a Rehearsal Dinner for 55 guests at Bakery 105. We were extremely pleased with every aspect of our event! Planning an event during a pandemic, in a city where you do not live, just weeks prior to your event date could have been totally overwhelming—if not impossible! The owners and staff at Bakery 105 made it seem easy and they helped us create an evening for our family and friends that was exactly as we had envisioned!
The team at Bakery 105 is extremely organized and has excellent, ongoing communication with their clients. We were able to quickly make decisions on all food and bar options and on vendors needed to provide additional services such as linens and music. They coordinated all of the work with the various vendors to be sure everything was delivered and available as planned. They even provided maps of available nearby parking options that we were able to include in the invitations for our guests.
They were very aware of our need for safety during the pandemic. Katie helped us in planning how to serve the hors oeuvres safely. Rather than having self-serve stations, she worked with us to have our selections prepared so they could be served individually on skewers and these were passed by the servers. We chose The Charleston Buffet for dinner and our guests loved the food! They raved about the fried chicken and both the Eastern and Western BBQs! Many of them went back to the buffet for seconds. The servers at the buffet also helped to keep the environment safe. I was pleased to learn that Bakery 105 ALWAYS has servers for their buffets, rather than allowing guests to serve themselves--- not just during the pandemic. We were able to select which beers and wines were served. The bar service was quick and efficient and they continued to provide table service during the dinner. We also liked the option of having the bar service priced per person and by the number of hours for our event. This allowed us to manage the costs well.
Bakery 105 also arranged for additional staff to sanitize the restrooms after each guest’s visit. They worked with us to safely design an indoor environment with appropriate spacing to maximize safety.
Our event was beautiful and very well-run! Bakery 105 had developed a time line that included all parts of our planned evening’s activities and were available to manage any changes as needed. They provided all of the necessary equipment for background music and a wireless microphone for the toasts! The lighting and décor were perfect for our event—all we had to add were the table decorations and linens. We were able to enjoy the outdoor patio during the cocktail hour and our photographer was able to capture some wonderful photos or our family and friends during this time.
If you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime special event, you want it to be perfect! Bakery 105 provided this for us!
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The bakery is a fantastic venue with a wonderful staff to be around! what more is there to say about this rustic venue in the heart of downtown Wilmington! As a lighting designer, I couldn't hope for a better venue to work in. The brick walls to the exposed beams and plenty of power all around the room makes me a happy guy!
Absolutely GORGEOUS and unique venue in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Fits a LARGE wedding guest list and has both indoor and outdoor options. The original acid washed brick in the bakery is a photographer's dream :)
Bakery 105 is hands down one of our favorite venues to work with! We've had the opportunity to do floral design at Bakery 105 for many weddings and its always so great to see how versatile the venue is. The staff is so wonderful to work with and the food is AMAZING! This is great venue for a ceremony, reception or any other event!