Hotel Ballast is a wedding venue located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Couples will appreciate the gorgeous rooms at this classic, elegant hotel. Their indoor and outdoor settings are stunning, and offer beautiful views of the Cape Fear River. Whatever you need, Hotel Ballast would be happy to provide it for you.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 1,000 guests at Hotel Ballast for their ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and bridal showers. This lovely hotel features 12 event spaces couples may choose from to enjoy their wedding events. They have lovely, tastefully decorated banquet halls and ballrooms that allow couples to add their own personality and charm to the area. Comfortable carpeted flooring, crown molding, and recessed and wall wash lights add an air of sophistication as well as comfort. There are also beautiful, rustic-inspired yet still elegant outdoor areas overlooking the waterfront. Such a beautiful backdrop will elevate any celebration.
Hotel Ballast wants to make sure couples have a fantastic wedding. Their staff is professional and reliable and will do what they can to help ensure your events go smoothly and stress free. They offer many services to ensure this happens, including an on-site wedding planner who will help coordinate your wedding. Couples may also rent event items from the hotel, including audio equipment, centerpieces, chair covers, chairs, a dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture, lighting, a photo booth, tables, and tents. Overnight guests will also be able to stay in one of 272 guest rooms and suites. The Hotel Ballast also offers the following other services:
Hotel Ballast’s bridal suite is a beautiful, modern room complete with all the amenities you might need to get ready for your big day. The chic room features a 49-inch LCD television, a powder room, a refrigerator, microwave, three makeup consoles with professional lighting, and a luxurious bed.
Hotel Ballast is conveniently located at the center of downtown Wilmington, near many attractions, shops, and restaurants on the downtown Riverwalk, which starts in front of hotel. Couples and their guests will also appreciate the hotel’s own amenities, including a sundecked swimming pool and cabana bar and a fitness center. The hotel also includes Board & Barrel, their own restaurant, as well as Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Buffalo Bayou.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Brooke · Married on 10/21/2018
Best venue in downtown Wilmington
You definitely get more bang for your buck at Hotel Ballast! Most venues downtown are just a shell that YOU have to fill. Brooke Bloomquist is definitely your go-to for wedding planning!Sent on 02/21/2019
Danielle · Married on 08/25/2018
Amazing location. Expectations exceeded. Brook was a godsend.Sent on 11/04/2018
Brynda · Married on 03/31/2018
This is the second wedding in our family, the first being at a well known country club in Ponte Vedra, Florida. I cannot tell you how pleased my husband and I were with the Wilmington Hilton (now the Hotel Ballast). The food, the flowers and the decorations were all perfect. Service was wonderful and prompt. The difference between our first wedding experience and this one is marked! Wilmington gets the nod by far! Thanks also to our wonderful wedding coordinator Meagan. She was fantastic and took all the load off my shoulders as the mother of the bride. If you are looking for a wedding venue the Hotel Ballast is the place to go! My husband and our family highly recommend it. Brynda and Charles Greer, DeLand, FloridaSent on 04/17/2018
We worked at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside for a corporate event earlier this year and the staff was phenomenal to work with. They were very accommodating of our needs. One thing that stood out was their willingness to make meal arrangements for one of our staff who was vegetarian. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful.
I have been fortunate to have used the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel for events and am pleased to endorse them for wedding and event venue.
Top Notch Service and Professionalism! One of the best locations in the downtown Wilmington area for an event or Wedding.