Meeting Rooms


Meetings With Maritime Style

Located on the pedestrian-friendly Wilmington Riverwalk, Hotel Ballast offers a prime downtown location for meetings and events for up to 1,000 guests. The hotel’s 20,000 square feet of adaptable space includes a magnificent Grand Ballroom with 18-foot ceilings and a smaller Cape Fear Ballroom accommodating up to 400 banquet-style.

Convention South Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award

Three-time winner of the Convention South Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for one of the ‘Best Meeting Facilities in the South’; Hotel Ballast is North Carolina’s premier meeting destination. Inquire today about planning your next event with us and see why so many others choose to host with Hotel Ballast.

Event Space

Our 20,000 square feet of adaptable space

Meet on the Riverfront in Wilmington

Make your next group event one to remember by hosting it at Hotel Ballast. Our property is the ideal spot to hold any function, from corporate retreats to fun gatherings. Book now to earn bonus perks:

– One complimentary room for every 50 paid per night

– Five Riverview Room upgrades at the group rate

– Complimentary vendor set up day after 6:00 PM

– Gift certificate for two nights with breakfast

– Personalized on-line group page for reservation ease

– TRIPLE meeting planner points

– 10% off A/V pricing

*Applicable to groups that contract in 2022 & consume in 2022. (100+) room nights/per night.

Risk-free Meeting Experience

Hilton has developed EventReady with CleanStay, a global meetings and events program designed to create event experiences that are clean, flexible, safe and socially responsible. EventReady will provide curated solutions with creative food and beverage, thoughtful technology resources, elevated standards and practices with redesigned spaces for physical distancing, and reimagined ways to meet and gather. The goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment for event planners and their attendees.

Our Peace of Mind Promise

Our events are designed to deliver peace of mind from start to finish. See below for a list of our commitments to you.

Flexible cancellation fees for new events booked to commence by December 31, 2022.


Triple Hilton Honor planner points.


Creative and customized event sets that respect physical social distancing guidelines.


Elevated procedures for cleanliness and sanitation as part of our EventReady initiatives.


Inspiring culinary offerings thoughtfully prepared and served.

Each guest room treated with the Hilton CleanStay standards featuring Lysol protection


Contactless check-in (if desired).


Hybrid Audio Visual capabilities incorporating in person and virtual components.


Complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public spaces.


North Carolina Covid Dashboard

This is the State of North Carolina’s site for providing accurate and timely information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hybrid Events

Located at Hotel Ballast, JSAV delivers the full spectrum of virtual event support. Contact our JSAV representative to find out more about our broadcast quality virtual meeting offerings.