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Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex

Wilmington, NC View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
80 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex is an historic wedding venue in Wilmington, North Carolina. The venue is located near the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington. Both buildings have been restored to host wedding ceremonies and special events. With a 130-year-old history and an iconic church, it makes for an evocative location for ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity
Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex can host up to 250 guests. The venue has two event spaces within the arts center for couples to choose from. It also has an iconic cathedral featuring 50-foot ceilings, brick-and-plaster walls, arched windows, and LED-lit drapes. It can host up to 220 seated guests for a banquet and more than 300 guests for cocktails. The venue also offers a private garden, which can accommodate up to 250 guests, and a bridal suite, which functions as a dressing room and relaxing area for couples.

Services Offered
Brooklyn Arts Center and the Annex offers various services for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including professional event coordinators for planning and assisting couples. There is ample parking available for guests.

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?

$3,950

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

$3,950

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

80 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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  • Caroline
    Caroline Married on 06/18/2021
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    The Perfect Spot

    Brooklyn Arts Center was the perfect venue for our wedding day! BAC had us in awe from the moment we pulled up. The entire grounds are absolutely beautiful and it truly was the best, most perfect spot for our special day. Jay and the entire BAC staff were extremely friendly, professional, responsive, offering to help and give vendor suggestions from day one. They made us feel like we were their only wedding because of the amount of attention and dedication they gave us during the entire wedding planning process. Brooklyn Arts Center is not only historic and gorgeous, but it also has so much space for getting ready and relaxing leading up to the wedding, which was a wonderful bonus! We were highly impressed with everything from day one and are so grateful that the BAC staff did everything to make our day one we will never forget. We can’t wait to come back!
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    Asia B. Married on 08/28/2020
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    Friendly and Professional service

    Richard is very accommodating and goes above and beyond what other venues have offered. We can’t wait to celebrate our wedding next year in this beautiful location.
  • Katie
    Katie S. Married on 03/14/2020
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    Historic beauty, with a WOW factor!

    The building is beautiful on it's own, and we cried tears of joy when we walked inside on our wedding day. We flew to Wilmington for less than 24 hours to pick our venue, and we met Rich for our first tour late on a Sunday night. 2.5 hours later, we were wowed by how much information and peace of mind we were given. Our tours the next day were no match for everything we loved about Brooklyn Arts Center. Rich and his team keep the beautiful venue in perfect condition, and his statement that they only do "perfect weddings" is no lie! The Manse is also a lovely option for brides and their loved ones get ready on the day of the wedding. Our girls loved having a special place to get ready, before our big day! We will definitely visit Brooklyn Arts Center for future events, any time we are in town!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jenni & Drew
    68 photos · 05/04/2019
  • Katherine & Chris
    31 photos · 08/04/2018
  • Barkley & Erica
    18 photos · 04/27/2014

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Kickstand Events Kickstand Events Wedding Planners

Brooklyn Arts Center and the Annex are so special! A renovated church, they both have exposed brick and wood that evokes a rustic feel, though you can design anything in either space! Hosting more than just weddings, the Brooklyn Arts Center is a unique space that allows you to find your design style and bring your event to life. The entire team at Brooklyn Arts Center & Annex is professional & knowledgable, having hosted hundreds of events throughout the years it's been open, as well as passionate and a pleasure of with to work. We love working with couples from the Brooklyn Arts Center and the Annex!

Weddings of Topsail Weddings of Topsail Wedding Officiants

We absolutely love performing weddings at Brooklyn Arts Center. Rich and his team are undeniably some of the best in the industry. They care and it shows. The venue itself is gorgeous and historic and can handle your ceremony and reception in one downtown location steps from the Cape Fear River. You will love it!

Seven Season Films Seven Season Films Wedding Videographers

This is one of our favorite places in Wilmington, NC to film! Rich and his staff have created a truly wonderful and memorable venue.

Map

516 N. 4th St. Wilmington, NC, 28401
9108594615
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Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex?

Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex for wedding events?

Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offer?

Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offer for wedding events?

Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors

What percentage of users recommend Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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