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 Beau Rivage Golf & Resort
Beau Rivage Golf & Resort
9 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... (Country Club Weddings Wilmington)

Guests 1 to 350
Spotlight Brock Family Farms
Brock Family Farms
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... (Barn & Farm Weddings Winterville)

Guests 1 to 500
Spotlight Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery
Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery
9 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... (Winery Weddings Elizabethtown)

Spotlight Memory Maker - Oceanfront Luxury Beach House
Memory Maker - Oceanfront Luxury Beach House
4 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Luxury Lodging By Laura is a boutique vacation rental company offering some of the finest wedding friendly beach homes along the NC coast: www.luxurylodgingbylaura.com #1 Wedding Friendly Beach Vacation Home in NC Cant decide between a "traditional" wedding and a destination wedding? Have the best... (Banquet Halls Ocean Isle Beach)

Guests 2 to 125
Featured Brunswick Plantation
Brunswick Plantation
6 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Calabash, NC

Guests 2 to 250
Featured Thomas Manor Weddings
Thomas Manor Weddings
3 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Oak Island, NC

Imagine your dream wedding on the North Carolina coast! Beautiful Oak Island is located on the inercoastal waterway of North Carolina. A spectacular venue for an intimate wedding on the water. Beautifully landscaped gardens that flow directly to the intercoastal, providing several bridal party... (Mansion Weddings Oak Island)

Guests 40 to 150
Featured Ironwood Golf & Country Club
Ironwood Golf & Country Club
1 review
· Country Club Weddings · Greenville, NC

Guests 25 to 200
Featured River Forest Manor & Marina
River Forest Manor & Marina
5 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Belhaven, NC

The River Forest Manor & Marina is a century-old, waterfront Southern mansion located in the charming coastal town of Belhaven, North Carolina. Located on more than four acres of waterfront property, the 13,000-square-foot Manor and its beautiful grounds offer the one-of-a-kind destination you are... (Mansion Weddings Belhaven)

Guests 1 to 500
Featured Neuse Breeze
Neuse Breeze
41 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Havelock, NC

There's something very magical about starting your new journey in life surrounded by the beautiful coastal environment we call home. Neuse Breeze is a three and a half acre waterfront estate. Nestled on the Neuse River, overlooking the Pamliico Sound. You and your guests will enjoy the breath... (Mansion Weddings Havelock)

Guests 2 to 150
Featured The Winds Resort
The Winds Resort
45 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

The Winds Resort in Ocean Isle Beach will help you arrange all the details of your beach wedding from accommodations, to ceremony, and reception. We will put you in contact and help book area specialists to satisfy all your needs and ensure that your wedding will be in the hands of professionals.... (Hotel Weddings Ocean Isle Beach)

Guests 2 to 150
Featured The Country Club of the Crystal Coast
The Country Club of the Crystal Coast
48 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Atlantic Beach, NC

The Country Club of the Crystal Coast 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... (Country Club Weddings Atlantic Beach)

Guests 75 to 250
Featured Brick Landing Plantation
Brick Landing Plantation
7 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Brick Landing Plantation is a beautiful venue located in a prestigious Golf Community on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Breathtaking views of the IntraCoastal Waterway surround the Plantation and create a picture perfect setting for your special event. (Barn & Farm Weddings Ocean Isle Beach)

Guests 20 to 120
Featured Southern Grace Beach House
Southern Grace Beach House
18 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Sneads Ferry, NC

Prices during wedding season (spring and fall) range from $7,950-13,950 ($71-125/room/night-no per person fees)+fees and taxes for venue and house. 3 night minimum. You decorate and use vendors as you wish (there are no packages, you are just renting the house and use as you wish). Have your beach... (Mansion Weddings Sneads Ferry)

Guests 16 to 200
Featured The Clubs At St. James Plantation
The Clubs At St. James Plantation
23 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Southport, NC

The Clubs at St. James Plantation is a golf club wedding venue in Southport, North Carolina. The venue offers a variety of event spaces, which are suited for all kinds of wedding ceremonies. It is located in one of the top private residential communities in the Coastal Carolinas. Facilities and... (Country Club Weddings Southport)

Guests 50 to 200
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 is a perfect setting for a romantic country wedding, offering a scenic backdrop for photos. Facilities and Capacity... (Country Club Weddings Wilmington)

Guests 50 to 150
Featured Islander Hotel & Resort
Islander Hotel & Resort
18 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Emerald Isle, NC

The Islander Hotel & Resort is Emerald Isles only oceanfront hotel that offers oceanfront ceremonies and tented oceanfront receptions. The Islander Hotel & Resort will also offer a 3,000 sq ft ballroom or conference room for any size event or budget with completion of the new space in January 2017.... (Hotel Weddings Emerald Isle)

Guests 20 to 250
Featured Duplin Country Club
Duplin Country Club
9 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Kenansville, NC

Our beautiful newly renovated 5500 square foot Club House offers an immaculate setting, two elegant stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and spectacular views of mature long-leaf pines lining the 18 hole golf course. Duplin Country Club is the perfect setting for your special event. Nestled in the... (Country Club Weddings Kenansville)

Guests 2 to 200
Featured Doubletree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront
3 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · New Bern, NC

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront is a classic hotel wedding venue in New Bern, North Carolina. Conveniently located in the Downtown Historic District, the venue is perfect for riverfront celebrations. The staff at Doubletree is ready to help you make unforgettable memories.Facilities... (Hotel Weddings New Bern)

Guests 25 to 200
Featured Crystal Coast Civic Center
Crystal Coast Civic Center
4 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Morehead City, NC

The Crystal Coast Civic Center located on the banks of the Intra-Coastal Waterway in Morehead City, North Carolina provides an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Our 11,000 square feet waterfront ballroom offers the versatility to accommodate groups of all sizes. With the floor to ceiling... (Banquet Halls Morehead City)

Guests 75 to 600
Featured Ocean Isle Inn Weddings
Ocean Isle Inn Weddings
6 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

What a joyful time it is when two people come together in holy matrimony! Getting married should be an event that not only is memorable but ushers in a delightful peace and comforting element that can be experienced by everyone who witnesses this occasion. At Ocean Isle Inn, we bring all of these... (Hotel Weddings Ocean Isle Beach)

Guests 50 to 200
Featured Beam Room Catering at 9 N. Front St.
Beam Room Catering at 9 N. Front St.
82 reviews
· Restaurant Weddings · Wilmington, NC

The Beam Room Catering & Events Space provides everything you need to make your event or reception truly special and unique. With in-house customizable menu options, off-site catering packages with full staff services, bar and beverage service, glassware, plate ware, flatware, tables, chairs,... (Restaurant Weddings Wilmington)

Guests 15 to 100
Featured Mike's Farm
Mike's Farm
2 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Beulaville, NC

We offer multiple venue locations for everything from family cook-outs to elegant weddings. We offer a "Gone with the Wind" southern style banquet room, and our largest venue which we call "The Barn". The Barn is our newest upscale rustic venue for weddings and other events. There is plenty of space... (Barn & Farm Weddings Beulaville)

Guests 50 to 250
Featured Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
Hotel Weddings · Wilmington, NC

The Embassy Suites Wilmington Riverfront is a brand new 186 all-suite hotel located along the Cape Fear Riverwalk. Our hotel allows you and your guests to unwind in studio suite with cozy seating, a flat-screen TV, dining area, work area, complimentary WiFi and a wet bar with a fridge and microwave.... (Hotel Weddings Wilmington)

Guests 2 to 200
Featured Ocean Spray Beach House
Ocean Spray Beach House
14 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Supply, NC

Spectacular 12 bedroom wedding venue!, ( 4 king, 6 queen, 4 twin and 4 sets of Bunk Beds) 12 bath oceanfront home with private pool.Be the first to experience this Ocean Front home with private pool. With decks overlooking both the Ocean and Intra Coastal Waterway for your family enjoyment. Perfect... (Banquet Halls Supply)

Guests 1 to 125
Featured Ocean's Edge Restaurant & Event Center
Ocean's Edge Restaurant & Event Center
24 reviews
· Restaurant Weddings · Sneads Ferry, NC

At Ocean's Edge our ocean view is the just the beginning! We make sure every event is an unparalleled experience tailored to reflect your personal style. As the tallest point on Topsail Island our panoramic view is unlike any other in North Carolina, setting the perfect stage to celebrate. Our... (Restaurant Weddings Sneads Ferry)

Guests 15 to 250
Featured River Landing
River Landing
29 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Wallace, NC

Perhaps it is the perfectly manicured lawn, the towering oak trees, or the peacefully flowing Cape Fear River, but from the moment you drive through the gates at River Landing, everything feels infused with magic. Combine our lush and serene setting with award-winning, on-site accommodations,... (Country Club Weddings Wallace)

Guests 10 to 500
Featured Shell Island Resort
Shell Island Resort
62 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Wrightsville Beach, NC

If you've always dreamed of saying your I do's right on the beach, look no further than Shell Island Resort for all of your wedding and reception needs. We have the only ocean view ballroom with a private oceanfront patio which accommodates up to 250 people. Nowhere else can you have a beach... (Hotel Weddings Wrightsville Beach)

Featured Wrightsville Manor
Wrightsville Manor
56 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... (Mansion Weddings Wilmington)

Guests 1 to 265
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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