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Reception
$3,950 starting price
Reception
$3,950 starting price

About

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

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
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4.9 out of 5 rating
84 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples

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Amanda M. Married on 04/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue!

The Brooklyn Arts Center is seriously one of a kind wedding venue. I fell in love with the venue immediately after touring it because of the historic feel and how beautifully they preserved the entire space. There are so many unique picture spots and our photos turned out stunning thanks to all the exposed brick, gorgeous picture window upstairs, and all the natural greenery outside. My favorite moment from our wedding day was getting married underneath the big window on the main level, another main reason we picked this venue! Our family is still talking about how unique the venue was! The staff was absolutely amazing the day of our wedding, they made sure I always had a drink in my hand and truly cared about us having the best day ever. Charyl was so great to deal with, she was very informative and always answered my emails right away. The bartenders the night of the wedding were such professionals, I was nervous about only having one bar because my family can drink, but everyone told us it was the best bar at a wedding they鈥檝e experienced and the bartenders were so quick. I also got ready with my bridesmaids in the manse and it was such an adorable spot to get ready and take pictures, and it was perfect for when me and the bridal party just needed a minute to relax during the day. We flipped the inside church for our ceremony and reception and it worked out perfect. The courtyard was used for our cocktail hour and it was so nice to relax outside and have everyone enjoy the North Carolina weather! We had around 125 guests and everyone fit perfectly downstairs on the main level for the reception, we even put some cocktail tables upstairs for people to venture upstairs to the balcony. There was PLENTY of space for everyone on the dance floor and the stage was awesome, me and my bridal party made sure to get up there for a song which was so much fun. I wouldn鈥檛 change a thing from our wedding day and highly recommend choosing the Brooklyn Arts Center for a unique wedding day!
Meghan
Meghan C. Married on 09/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue for a Wedding!

Beautiful venue for a wedding! The venue was exactly what I was looking for - it has so much character with so many unique spaces to capture beautiful photos. I especially loved having The Manse all day to get ready with my friends and family. It is a gorgeous space. Charyl, Jay, and all the BAC staff were a pleasure to work with while planning our event, and all the preferred vendors we used were incredible! Would recommend to anyone!
Caroline
Caroline Married on 06/18/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 wait to come back!
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Real Weddings

Jenna & Tuck
79 photos 路 03/26/2022
Sonny & Emily
46 photos 路 07/27/2019
Jenni & Drew
68 photos 路 05/04/2019
Katherine & Chris
31 photos 路 08/04/2018
Barkley & Erica
18 photos 路 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.

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Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex frequently asked questions

Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking
The space offered by Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex is recommended by 97% 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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