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.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Paige · Married on 12/08/2018
The Bride and groom
I recently was married at the Annex, the smaller of the two venues at the Brooklyn Arts Center. We ended up with about 88 guests and the space was perfectly sized. Small enough to feel intimate but not crammed. I absolutely LOVED our wedding at the Annex!! All week I’ve been grieving that it’s over. It really was the most fun and beautiful weekend and I am SO SO impressed with all the vendors. Rich, the executive director at the venue, is very particular and is so invested in the perfection of the event. He has specific recommends for different vendors and there is good reason for it. They are FANTASTIC. My entire family cannot stop commenting on just how fantastic the entire event was. My husband and I and both our families and al friends were traveling from out of town. The venue is downtown close to hotels and restaurants and shopping. The Annex is nice because the ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour can all be held their. This involved a “flipping” of the ceremony space into the reception during cocktail hour, which was AMAZING and went flawlessly thanks to Rich and my wedding planner, Maggie Tyson (Coastal Confetti). It rained the entire day of my wedding and it didn’t even matter since all spaces used were inside. The Annex is now so special to me, I still cannot get over how great it was. The wedding exceeded all my expectations in every way, i loved everyone we worked with. The day was perfect and I felt like a queen!!Sent on 12/16/2018
Asia Buss · Getting married on 04/11/2020
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
Haley Morrison · Getting married on 09/27/2019
Incredible Tour of Brooklyn Arts Center
Rich was absolutely amazing from the very first phone call of inquiry about the Brooklyn Arts Center, through the tour of the venue, and is actively helping me prepare of my wedding that's happening very soon! The venue is gorgeous, but Rich really takes the time to make sure you fully envision what YOUR wedding will be like in his venue. We have booked both the Church and the Annex and I have no doubt that my wedding is going to be everything I could have ever wanted and dreamt for.Sent on 06/05/2019
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.