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Wilmington Wedding Venues

Sandy shores and crystal-clear waters might have enticed you to Wilmington wedding venues for the ultimate Southern destination wedding, or maybe you’re a native North Carolinian lucky enough to call this gorgeous port home. Either way, riverfront venues along with antebellum estates make up the majority of Wilmington wedding venues.

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Spotlight Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery
Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery
16 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Elizabethtown, NC

Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery is a luxury ballroom wedding venue located in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Nestled among tall, long-leaf pines and winding grapevines, the venue specializes in hosting outdoor waterfront ceremonies, ballroom receptions, and intimate wedding events. The serene natural... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Spotlight Beau Rivage Golf & Resort
Beau Rivage Golf & Resort
11 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Wilmington, NC

Beau Rivage Golf & Resort is a rustic wedding venue located in Wilmington, North Carolina, just five miles from historic downtown Wilmington. The venue’s panoramic view of the golf course is an stunning backdrop for wedding pictures. The resort features on-site lodgings, banquet facilities, and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 1 to 350
Spotlight Luxury Lodging by Laura
Luxury Lodging by Laura
11 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Significantly reduced pricing for remaining 2020 and early 2021 dates! Luxury Lodging By Laura specializes in luxury oceanfront vacation homes perfect for beach weddings along the coast of North Carolina. These wedding-friendly beach properties offer prime locations, especially for destination... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $11k - $16k
Featured The Cotton Barn
The Cotton Barn
1 review
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Winterville, NC

The Brock Family Farms is a working farm with a barn for weddings in the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area. This venue is elegantly rustic with a modern indoor barn space that couples will find completely finished with hardwood floors, drywall, and pendant ceiling lights. This venue is located 20... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $4k - $5k
Featured The Clubs at St. James
The Clubs at St. James
25 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Southport, NC

The Clubs at St. James is a country club wedding and event venue in Southport, North Carolina. Featuring a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, the property allows couples to choose the site which best reflects their style and vision. This coastal location offers modern amenities, and the staff are... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Porters Neck Country Club
Porters Neck Country Club
14 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Wilmington, NC

Porters Neck Country Club is a ballroom wedding venue located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Set in a picturesque landscape with manicured lawns, willow trees, and ponds, the venue offers a scenic backdrop for photos. Facilities and Capacity Porters Neck Country Club can host up to 160 guests in its... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Crystal Coast Civic Center
Crystal Coast Civic Center
4 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Morehead City, NC

Crystal Coast Civic Center is a premier waterfront event space in Morehead City, North Carolina, offering multiple event spaces for your big day. Located on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, couples enjoy the feel of a seaside venue with easy access from cities in North Carolina, Virginia, and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 25 to 1,000
Featured Merrell Estate & Gardens
Merrell Estate & Gardens
25 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Salter Path, NC

Merrell Estate & Gardens, located in Salter Path, North Carolina, is a mansion wedding venue nestled in the heart of the Crystal Coast. This gorgeous property with grand spaces, expansive greens, and a stately Southern charm makes a stunning location for a destination wedding full of drama and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 30 to 500
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Featured Southern Grace Beach House
Southern Grace Beach House
21 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Sneads Ferry, NC

A destination oceanfront wedding venue on Topsail Island in North Carolina, Southern Grace provides a luxurious oceanfront space for you and your guests to enjoy while celebrating your big day. From wedding ceremonies and receptions to accommodations, this venue allows you to have it all in one... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $11k - $16k
Featured Crystal Coast Country Club
Crystal Coast Country Club
59 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Atlantic Beach, NC

The Crystal Coast Country Club is a wedding venue located in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. The waterfront venue is located in a martime forest on the island of Bogue Banks. The club offers panoramic views of sunsets over the Bogue Sound and the Intercoastal Waterway.Facilities and Capacity The... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Ocean Spray Beach House
Ocean Spray Beach House
16 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Supply, NC

Ocean Spray Beach House is an oceanfront home and wedding venue located in Supply, North Carolina that serves couples all over Wilmington and the Eastern Coast. This 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom house is perfect for both your ceremony and reception. They boast decks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
5 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Wilmington, NC

Our Riverfront Grand Ballroom offers almost 3,000 square feet of event space for you and your guests to create your perfect wedding. Our modern architecture and contemporary furnishings provides an unparalleled ambiance for your special day. By choosing our rental inclusive venue, you are presented... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Guests 25 to 200
Featured Neuse Breeze
Neuse Breeze
60 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Havelock, NC

Neuse Breeze is a water front wedding venue located in Havelock, North Carolina, that also serves the Outer Banks, Raleigh, and Jacksonville. Couples will truly enjoy hosting their classic weddings on this coastal retreat’s impressive estate. Indoor, covered, and uncovered outdoor settings facing... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $18k - $18k
Featured Avirett-Stephens Plantation
Avirett-Stephens Plantation
Barn & Farm Weddings · Richlands, NC

Avirett-Stephens Plantation is a rustic barn wedding venue located in Richlands, North Carolina. This facility is located on 83 acres of woodland and features a tin roof barn. This all-season event space can accommodate both ceremonies and receptions in its indoor and outdoor areas. Facilities and... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Ocean's Edge Restaurant & Event Center
Ocean's Edge Restaurant & Event Center
34 reviews
· Restaurant Weddings · Sneads Ferry, NC

Ocean’s Edge Restaurant & Event Center is a wedding venue located in Topsail, North Carolina. Couples will find this beachside restaurant to be a wonderful option to host their wedding events. Indoor and outdoor settings offer gorgeous coastal views that will serve as a stunning backdrop for a... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

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Featured River Forest Manor & Marina
River Forest Manor & Marina
7 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Belhaven, NC

River Forest Manor & Marina is a waterfront mansion in Belhaven, North Carolina, that has been around for a century. The property is set on 4-plus acres of land, and the venue itself offers 13,000 square feet of space to use in various ways for your grand celebration. Facilities and Capacity River... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Featured Wrightsville Manor
Wrightsville Manor
136 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Wilmington, NC

The Wrightsville Manor is the most enchanting indoor and outdoor wedding venue in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is situated between, the Lumina station and St. Matthews historic brick church on Wrightsville Avenue. This venue is conveniently surrounded by hotels, beach resorts, and waterfront... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

For 100 Guests $5k - $13k
Featured The Watson House and Gardens
The Watson House and Gardens
30 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Emerald Isle, NC

The Watson House is a wedding venue located in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, that serves the Wilmington region. Couples will appreciate the passion behind this family owned and operated seven acre venue. It offers couples an elegant, private site on the coast with gorgeous views of the Bogue Sound... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Pro The Yellow House at West Meadows
The Yellow House at West Meadows
Banquet Halls · Warsaw, NC

The Yellow House at West Meadows is a historic building and wedding venue located in Warsaw, Kenansville North Carolina. The house was first built in 1920 and features a classic Victorian design. During the 1980s it was relocated to its present location and underwent a small renovation for... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Pro Whiskey Bravos
Whiskey Bravos
Banquet Halls · Swansboro, NC

Whiskey Bravos at Star Hill Country Club is a wedding venue located in Swansboro, North Carolina. Situated on a 27-hole golf course, this restaurant offers an opportunity to tie the knot surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Crystal Coast. The golf club is nestled in the waterfront community... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Pro Beaufort Historic Site
Beaufort Historic Site
4 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Beaufort, NC

Beaufort Historic Site welcomes weddings in Beaufort, North Carolina. One of the state’s oldest settlements, the site’s buildings date back to the 18th-century and constitute an important record of the country’s past. Couples are invited to add their own chapter to Beaufort's history by celebrating... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Pro Caribsea
Restaurant Weddings · Emerald Isle, NC

Seventy feet below, off the shores of Cape Lookout, lies a remarkable story, mostly untold. At 0758 hours on March 11, 1942, a cargo freighter and her crew of 28 men, sailing alone from Santiago, Cuba, to Norfolk, VA, met their fate in that stretch of coastal waters known as “Torpedo Alley.” Spring... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

Pro Tin Roof at the Preserve
Tin Roof at the Preserve
Banquet Halls · Calabash, NC

Located in the vicinity of Calabash, North Carolina, Tin Roof at the Preserve is a rustic country venue that hosts weddings and other special occasions. The management of this scenic property invites couples to host their wedding celebrations on these grounds. This is an event venue where you may... (Wedding Venues Wilmington)

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Elise C.
River Forest was a dream vendor to work with. Montana, the venues manager, was responsive knowledgeable and flexible! I could not have asked ...
We had the most beautiful wedding at BAC! This venue is amazing it has a beautiful backdrop and great location. An amazing perk of this ...
Mahogany B.
10/10 ! I had my vow renewal here along with a reception! The staff was wonderful as well as Katherine! Beautiful scenery as well.
Merrell Estates is absolutely stunning and the level of care taken in the renovations is noticeable! Clark and Liza and their entire staff ...
Megan B.
The people that work at Wrightsville Manor are so kind and flexible and will help as much as they can to make your day perfect. The venue ...
Neuse Breeze
Neuse Breeze
60 reviews
Kendra F.
Marianne and her team at Neuse Breeze will go above and beyond to make your wedding everything you ever dreamed it would be. The views at ...
Haley T.
The owners are wonderful to work with. The most welcoming environment and beautiful interior anywhere in the area. I highly recommend this ...
128 South
128 South
209 reviews
Allyson K.
128 South is truly amazing! We booked 128 South because the view from the back deck is amazing!! 128 South went above and beyond to make ...

Wilmington Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for Wilmington, NC and Beyond

Located alongside the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina is a beautiful destination for your wedding day. Oozing with Southern charm and ripe with modern embellishments, you're bound to find one of many fabulous Wilmington wedding venues to be the perfect backdrop for your celebration.

Wedding Venues in Wilmington

There are tons of beautiful Wilmington wedding venues to choose from that will complement your nuptials. Choose something alongside the waterfront by selecting a restaurant or hotel near the river. There are also a variety of gardens and arboretums that capture the beautiful outdoor essence of the area.

Additionally, you can browse through art centers, banquet halls, country clubs or even historic homes in the city for your Big Day. Many weddings in Wilmington cost an average of $30,000. Typically, your venue selection accounts for roughly 30 to 50 percent of your total wedding budget. Select a venue that not only speaks to you and your partner's style, but is within your price range.

Travel and Accommodations in Wilmington

The Wilmington International Airport is roughly five miles northeast from downtown Wilmington, making it the most convenient option for those guests flying into town. Upon arrival, you and your wedding guests can retreat to one of the many comfortable hotels in the area. On average, a night's stay in a Wilmington hotel costs around $180.

For convenience's sake, book a hotel block that your guests can utilize. Booking numerous rooms at once is a thoughtful and efficient way to ensure your friends and family have somewhere to stay.

Alternatively, if your guests are looking for another nearby destination to stay or take a day trip to, recommend Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. The seaside city is 74 miles south of Wilmington and offers lots of accommodations as well.

Weather Forecast in Wilmington

There's no bad time of year to get hitched in Wilmington. Be forewarned that the city does experience humidity and rainstorms year round, but this can be planned for by offering indoor venues and coverings in the case of rain. The wet season runs from June through September, but this is also the warmest time of year with temperature highs in the 80s.

The cold season lasts from December through March, offering highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s and 40s. Wilmington doesn't often get rain, but light snowfall does happen occasionally. No matter what time of year you choose to tie the knot, rest assured you and your partner will have a beautiful day as long as you're together.

Let your love flourish in Wilmington, North Carolina, by reserving the wedding venue of your dreams. From historic homes to modern museums, you'll find the ideal destination for your Big Day. Before you start dreaming of your walk down the aisle, use the planning tools available here on WeddingWire to nail down the logistics of the day. Then, you can get back to humming

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