128 South, Wilmington NC

128 South Events & Catering

We offer an outdoor River View Deck with expansive views of the Cape Fear River Ideal for your next event!

128 South is located in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina on the banks of the Cape Fear River. We offer a unique venue and reception space for your event including: wedding reception, luncheons, bridal or baby showers, business meetings, product presentations, product launch events, corporate dinners, professional association meetings, retirement parties, holiday parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, art or fashion shows, etc.

Having undergone extensive renovations in 2009, the 128 South venue has both historic charm and modern amenities. Our open floor plan includes a 2nd floor mezzanine overlooking the central lower level. This layout offers a particularly charming gathering space where each of your guests can truly engage in the event activities. We are large enough to comfortably accommodate a cocktail reception for 180 people, but cozy enough for an exclusive private dinner.

Adjacent to 128 South, and also located in the VonKampen building, you will find Stemmerman's Inn. Stemmerman's accommodations are charming and cozy. Each suite features high ceilings, large living spaces, a kitchenette and an upstairs sleeping loft. The Inn is well-suited for a wedding party, board members, or VIP guests.

October 2011 marked the completion of the 128 South River View Deck. The River View Deck offers a unique outdoor event space with unparalleled views of the Lower Cape Fear River. The vista spans from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the Isabelle Holmes Bridge and includes the USS North Carolina. The deck offers the perfect setting for a sunset ceremony, a festive cocktail hour, or dancing under the stars. With the addition of the River View Deck, 128 South offers the premiere venue in Downtown Wilmington

For Corporate Inquires, contact inquire here for details and availability.

The Stained Glass Story and Building History

128 South is located in the historic VonKampen Building (circa 1862) and features one of the last great examples of a Victorian façade including the original stained glass windows. Over the years, the building has housed a variety of businesses including a restaurants, bar, art gallery, travel agency, deli, and grocery store. During the late 1800s the W. H. S. Fuchs Dry Goods was housed in the building and offered the largest grocery store in three counties. Some features include exposed heart-of-pine beams, hardwood floors throughout, and enormous bay windows with views of South Front Street.

What You Need To Know...

  • Cocktail Reception (185);
  • Banquet Reception (175);
  • Seated Dinner (145)

In-House Catering Provided

Exceptional Wedding Reception & Special Event Venue • Wilmington NC

128 South Floor Plan


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Wedding Reception at 128 South

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