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About White Oak River Bistro

The White Oak River Bistro is located in historic Swansboro, North Carolina on
the White Oak River as it flows into Bogue Sound and the inter coastal
Waterway.  Docking is available while you dine.

Hours of Operation
Lunch:  11 am -   3 pm
Dinner:   5 pm - 10 pm

Reservations are welcome.  
Phone:  910-326-1696
worb@ earthlink.net

206 W. Corbett Avenue
Hwy 24
Swansboro, North Carolina

Driving East on Hwy 24 (from Jacksonville), we are on the left before the bridges
over the White Oak.

Driving West on Hwy 24 (from Emerald Isle or Morehead City), we are on the
right just past the bridges over the White Oak.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Wilmington

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7 Reviews for White Oak River Bistro

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I planned to use this venue for my daughter's wedding. She was marrying a member of the military. I gave a substantial deposit, $1,500. TWO and a HALF MONTHS before the wedding, and the White Oak River Bistro hadn't spent anything at all investing in the wedding, not to mention it was a very popular, and easily filled date for a Wedding in May, my daughter's fiancé' was told he would be going on deployment after his schooling, and a problem arose so the dates were unclear as to when it would end, and he would not be able to be there for this wedding date, and he would not know another date for at least 6 months.
The White Oak River Bistro gave me NONE of my deposit back.
Even with 8+ weeks to fill the date, not to mention it really isn't a full time wedding venue-- but a restaurant!
It turned out within a few weeks of this disaster, and pretty much being plain robbed by this place, that my daughter and fiancé would be able to be married a few months later. Nearly all of the other vendors I had hired, Limo, Florist, etc. for the Bistro wedding gave me our full deposits back, and I re-hired them for the new date, but because of the poor character of the owner here was revealed in the above statements, and none of us wanted to be ripped off anymore than we already had been, we chose a different venue, despite the huge loss of so much money, and they had a better wedding all around!

Profile Picture Beth, 8/7/15, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Accommodations, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Wheelchair Access, Indoor, Covered Outdoor

Gene and Denise were awesome! They listened to everything that we wanted and pulled it off flawlessly! All the wait staff were very attentive, and everyone was great to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better event! The food was great, the set up was perfect!

Profile Picture Michelle, 9/22/12, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Mr Gene made my wedding day perfect. From the very first meeting with him he made me feel comfortable that he had everything under controll and I had nothing to worry about. My wedding was planned to be outside but due to weather we moved it in the resturant and Mr Gene still took care of everything and it could not have been more perfect. No matter how many times I called him with questions in six months he always got back to me in a timely manner and always addressed my concerns which were mostly on my part. I recieved so many complements on the staff, the building, the location, and the food my cake was so good and he made it just the way I wanted it. IT WAS PERFECT!!!!!!

Profile Picture Autumn, 9/17/11, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

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P.O. Box 2228, 206 Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584   See On Map
910-326-1696 (phone)