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Wilmington, NC Wedding Venue – 5 Things To Look For

After the ring gets slipped onto your finger and the date is chosen, it’s time to start considering your wedding venue! If you’re lucky enough to get married in a beautiful Wilmington, NC wedding venue, you have lots of options to choose from. A quick online search will bring up some of the most popular […]

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

After the ring gets slipped onto your finger and the date is chosen, it’s time to start considering your wedding venue! If you’re lucky enough to get married in a beautiful Wilmington, NC wedding venue, you have lots of options to choose from.

A quick online search will bring up some of the most popular venues, and it’s a good time for you and your partner to talk about what kind of venue will fit your wedding aesthetic. Do you like something more urban and eclectic, or something more contemporary?

wedding couple at the river room

Our top 5 suggestions for things you should look for in your potential wedding venue.

An On-Site Getting Ready Space

Wedding days are often chaotic and have lots of people and lots of moving parts to coordinate. Having a place on-site to get ready for the wedding couple can be a huge time saver and can reduce the stress of getting your bridal party across town in time.

Who doesn’t want to feel relaxed while sipping champagne the morning of your wedding?  Another perk of having a bridal suite onsite is the sweet pictures your photographer can capture of you and your bridal party getting ready and celebrating together.

Vendor Flexibility

Some venues take a one-stop-shop approach to what they allow when it comes to outside vendors. This can mean they provide your caterer, bar staff, and even your baker in some cases. While these vendors are certainly reputable, they may not be your first choice and can often be significantly more expensive than other vendors, so be sure to compare pricing and check over the venue contract for additional fees such as gratuities that are built in.

Other venues may have a more open-door policy for vendors, allowing you to select any professional vendor, such as bartenders, caterers, or even bringing in your own alcohol.  Take some time to consider which of these scenarios is right for you and your wedding.

What’s Included in your Venue Rental 

Warehouse style buildings and open concept venues have become increasingly popular over the past few years. These spaces offer the ability to take a raw canvas and design your wedding to be truly unique in space and design.

Often times couples see amazing photos of the space only to find out they have to pay an outside company to bring in extra rentals such as the tables, chairs, and even the lighting. This can be a big expense on top of the rental fee, so be sure to ask what you are getting with your venue rental fee.

Outside deck of the River Room

Location, Location, Location

You need to take into consideration not only the look and feel of the venue but the location. Is the venue located near local hotels or restaurants so your guests can easily come and go without having to travel too far? Are there plenty of locations for photos or does the venue have stunning views? Does the venue offer an amazing view, Is there enough onsite parking or nearby parking for your guests when they arrive? These are a few things to consider and can often add a bit of stress if a venue does not offer these elements.

Floor plans and Flow

Knowing what the flow is on a wedding day is an especially big consideration if you are planning on having your wedding and ceremony in one location.  Ask to view a floor plan of the space and understand how your guests will be ushered to the different locations on the wedding day. Look for venues that have an open floor plan so guests are able to see all the important moments of the wedding.

Cape Fear River View

Cape Fear Wedding Venue

Choosing a wedding venue is a huge decision and often is one of the first things that a couples books, which can then set the tone for the rest of their vendor selections.  Wilmington has so many great venues to offer and here at The River Room we would love to meet you, show you our beautiful venue and hear more about your wedding day vision.

Book your NC Wedding venue today in Wilmington.

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

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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