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Breathtaking Views and Historical Charm on the Cape Fear River | The River Room

Breathtaking Views and Historical Charm on the Cape Fear River | The River Room | Wilmington NC’s Premier Wedding and Event Venue The Cape Fear River winds along, sparkling, and sets the scene outside the windows of one of the most historic and iconic locations for weddings and events in downtown Wilmington, The River Room.  […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Breathtaking Views and Historical Charm on the Cape Fear River | The River Room | Wilmington NC’s Premier Wedding and Event Venue

The Cape Fear River winds along, sparkling, and sets the scene outside the windows of one of the most historic and iconic locations for weddings and events in downtown Wilmington, The River Room.  Located on the corner of Dock and Water Street, you won’t find a prettier venue on the coast.

Constructed at the turn of the century, the building was originally called the JW Brooks Building and was a fish market. After a series of warehouse changes, it was converted to a space for weddings and events in late 2009.

When we took ownership in 2018, a refresh on the interior and the functionality was needed, and in early 2019 The River Room reopened, transformed into Wilmington’s most modernized riverfront event space. It was important for us to bring this venue back to life while retaining a nod to our coastal heritage and preserve its rustic vibe.

Now the River Room is everything modern couples need to host a perfect wedding and reception and is a welcoming and accessible space for local businesses to utilize for events.

2500 square feet of event space overlooking the river is what attracts us to people initially, but there are more amenities than immediately meet the eye at The River Room.

We’ll start with the view because it frankly cannot be overlooked!  With an expansive deck and a view of the placid blackwater Cape Fear, the room is filled with natural light, and sunsets are spectacular. Just off in the distance, the Battleship USS North Carolina can be seen, moored stately in the river ashore of Battleship Park.

This natural beauty that surrounds The River Room means that couples do not have to go far for beautiful photos. The ability to have a riverside ceremony, enjoy cocktail hour on the deck, and then a reception inside means the day flows smoothly from start to finish. 

And should you get married during a particularly hot and humid time of year, the floor to ceiling windows will allow you to take in the view, giving you the feeling of being outside without melting!

We can comfortably seat 80 outside for a ceremony, or up to 120 inside. Pine beam rafters and Edison Lights stretch out over a gleaming white epoxy floor, and the adjacent walls are whitewashed to complement any décor or to take on uplighting in your wedding day colors.

A quaint bridal suite is available for getting ready or last-minute touch-ups and your guests will love the accessibility of being able to walk to local bars and hotels, allowing them to take in our vibrant and eclectic downtown.

Each wedding we design, we start with a blank canvas. We can personalize tables, linens, and chairs to suit. From the elegance of round tables and linens to longer tables that give that farm to table feel, we are happy to help you come up with the perfect seating plan.

One of the unique features of our wedding and event space is that we allow you to bring in any vendors you desire, even bringing in your own bartenders or bar drinks.  We’re happy to make suggestions for some excellent local vendors.

The River Room is a perfect spot in Wilmington for premier weddings and receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers or corporate team building spaces and events. Let us show you this magical location; we know you’ll fall in love with its history, charm and rustic palette.

Contact us to find out more or call (910) 251-8902.

Photo credit: Cherry Bloom Photography

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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910-251-8902
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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