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Located in Historic Downtown Wilmington

The River Room is one of the most historic and iconic locations for weddings and events in downtown Wilmington. We are one of the only venues that are directly on the waterway, giving you and your guests one of the most stunning views for your event. Our large bay windows, overlooking The Cape Fear River let in the perfect amount of natural lighting and our expansive deck offers spectacular sunset views. 

Your guests will love the accessibility of being able to walk to local restaurants, shops and hotels, allowing them to take in our vibrant and eclectic downtown. Our 2500 square feet of spacious indoor event space and Riverfront deck can accommodate up to 120 guests for your event. 

Whether you live locally or are considering Downtown Wilmington as a destination for your wedding or social event, The River Room is the unique venue you have been looking for.  





We're eager to host a unique celebration of your love story.

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When the building was renovated in 1920, it became a wholesale grocery called Brooks Cash Grocery Company. It was the first overwater warehouse in Historic Downtown Wilmington!

The grocery store closed in the late 1980’s until the building was restored as retail shops and condominiums. The JW Brooks Building completed modern renovations in 1999 and The River Room found it’s home in October of 2009 and has been throwing amazing parties and events ever since!

The River Room is located in the historic JW Brooks Building. The JW Brooks Building began construction in 1899 and was restored in 1920. The building was originally a fish market and fisherman would sell the fresh catch right into wagons on Water Street.

The River Room is located in the historic JW Brooks Building.

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Wedding Rates + Details

The River Room is the perfect location for events of all kinds – wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, corporate meetings, anniversary parties and much more!

Our beautiful venue has heartwood Pine beam rafters, Edison string Lighting, large bay windows, natural exposed brick and our favorite feature, one stunning view of the Riverfront. We strive to deliver exceptional customer service to our clients along with offering flexibility. Here at The River Room, you have the benefit of choosing vendors of your choice, bringing in your own bar beverages and selecting your favorite caterer. 

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wedding day rates begin at $1800

The River Room offers both inside and outside options for ceremony, cocktail hour reception and can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Our venue is the ultimate blank canvas designed to let you create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. We understand that choosing a wedding venue is such an important decision so why not choose a venue that complements your personal style, fits within your budget and leaves your guests with memories to last a lifetime.

Wedding Day Details

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The River Room is ready to help you celebrate your rehearsal dinner, birthday, company party or anything in between. We offer different floor layouts to accommodate up to 120 guests for your special event. The River Room will leave a lasting impression on you and all your guests with its unique style and impeccable view.


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What's Included

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(80) Cross Back Farm Chairs with cushions for reception
(8) 5 foot. round tables
(4) 6 foot. long banquet tables
(5) cocktail tables
(1) 4 foot round sweetheart/cake table
(1) 6 foot Farm Table
(1) White mobile bar with 2 coolers
Indoor dimmable string lighting
Dedicated Wi-Fi & Internet access

Onsite Venue Manager, setup and breakdown of all River Room inventory, spacious Bridal Suite with riverfront views and Catering prep kitchen

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Directly on the Cape Fear River, the Deck can accommodate up to 120 making it perfect for ceremonies, cocktail hour or late night parties under the stars. The views and photos possible outside on the river are unforgettable. No matter the event we can ensure you get the best view of downtown Wilmington.

The Deck

stunning sunsets and memorable veiws

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Jennifer h.

From the moment we saw this venue we knew it was the ONE!!! The views were out of this world. We used the deck for our ceremony and the reception was inside. Take a look at the pictures to see just how beautiful it was!!!! We also loved that it was Downtown Wilmington which gave our guests freedom to explore during their stay as well. We planned our entire Wedding long distance which I was a little uneasy about at first. George made this extremely easy by giving us a list of preferred vendors. Each vendor we choose was AMAZING. We can’t thank the team at The River Room for their time and effort for making this truly the best day ever for us!!!! I would do it over in a minute and wouldn’t change a thing about it. “

“We can’t thank George and the rest of his team at The River Room for the most amazing wedding day!!!!

Nazario

 Everything turned out just the way I wanted. They did such an amazing job. The location was just beautiful. I would for sure recommend everyone to have their wedding here!

Couldn’t have chosen a better place!

Lindsey

We ended up being worried about rain the morning of and the staff were completely on top of it and got reception tables rearranged and the ceremony space set up inside for us. It was awesome that we were able to work with all of our favorite vendors since the river room doesn’t restrict which vendors were allowed to work with. And on top of that, the space is absolutely beautiful. We actually booked before the remodel so we were a little bit nervous about how things it was awesome that we were able to work with all of our favorite vendors sense the river room doesn’t restrict which vendors were allowed to work with. On top of all that, the space is absolutely beautiful both inside and the amazing view! We actually booked before the remodel so we were a little bit nervous about how things would change, but it looked even better on our wedding day than when we booked. Booking/contracts/payment were all east to understand and super accessible and I never had an issue getting my (many) questions answered in the almost 16 months between booking and wedding day. I would recommend the River Room to anyone looking for a wedding ceremony or reception venue (or both)!

We absolutely loved having our wedding and reception at the River room! 

heather

George and his staff were very friendly and accommodating! The venue itself is beautifully located & made for some great pictures that we’ll cherish forever. Thank you George & staff!-

Having our wedding at The River Room was amazing! 

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Our Contact Information

Tuesday - Saturday | 10:00 – 5:00
Tours of the venue are through appointment only

Our Business Hours

18 South Water Street, | Suite 2
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Our Location

910-251-8902
info@theriverroomevents.com

Our Contact Information

Tuesday - Saturday | 10:00 – 5:00
We are closed on Sundays and Mondays unless there is a scheduled event
Tours of the venue are through appointment only

Our Business Hours

18 South Water Street, | Suite 2
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Our Location