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George Wainwright: The River Room’s New Owner!

Wilmington has a new face floating around the wedding circuit. That face is George Wainwright, owner of Coastal DJ & Video, and the new owner of The River Room. George took over The River Room in August 2017, and he’s working to make a big splash in the wedding community. Very few people know what […]

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Wilmington has a new face floating around the wedding circuit. That face is George Wainwright, owner of Coastal DJ & Video, and the new owner of The River Room. George took over The River Room in August 2017, and he’s working to make a big splash in the wedding community.

Very few people know what they want to do for the rest of their lives right out of high school. For George, however, the answer was clear: become a DJ. At 18 years old, he was working washing dishes at a seafood restaurant during the day and then at night, he running lights at a club until 3am. After about 6 months learning the skill of being a DJ, George went off on his own and began working at clubs. In his mid twenties, he was working at a popular rock club in Raleigh which often featured live acts. Here, George got to introduce and work with headliners such as Motley Crew, REM, The Smithereens, 38 Special, and more.

Throughout the the years, George has DJ’d just about everywhere a DJ would be, from weddings and school functions to raves and rooftops. He’s also emcee’d contests such as car shows and bikini competitions.

Fast forward 25 years, and George now owns and operates his own DJ business, Coastal DJ and Video from both the Outer Banks and Wilmington, as well as being the new owner of The River Room. Though he’s only been owner of The River Room for less than a year, he describes the experience thus far as a dream come true. “I’ve DJ’d many weddings invarious different settings, but there’s nothing like having your own to call home,” George says.

George loves the historical part of downtown as well as the beaches in the area. He also likes the diverse population from the colleges and various business opportunities. When not busy DJ-ing, George loves meeting local vendors which offer great services to help build on each others success and business.

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There’s much more to know about George, and he would love to meet with any future brides, grooms, vendors, or just locals to the Wilmington or OBX community! Reach out to him via his contact form on the Coastal DJ & Video website, and let him know who you are and that you want to get together!

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

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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