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.
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.
78 Reviews for Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex
Recommended by 98% of couples
57 User photos
Asia B. · Married on 08/28/2020
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.Sent on 03/25/2019
Katie S. · Married on 03/14/2020
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!Sent on 03/24/2020
Kaitlyn · Married on 12/04/2019
The Most Perfect Day!
The Annex at the Brooklyn Arts Center was the perfect choice for our wedding day. From the bridal suite, to the beautiful stain glass windows, to the gorgeous brick detailing throughout, we were absolutely in love. The venue is very versatile and I believe it can make any couple's visions, dreams, and style come true for their wedding day. I cannot recommend this venue enough!Sent on 01/01/2020
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!
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!
This is one of our favorite places in Wilmington, NC to film! Rich and his staff have created a truly wonderful and memorable venue.