Wedding Venue

Plan a Waterfront Celebration

Hotel Ballast is where your waterfront wedding dreams come true. From elegant indoor venues to the unmatched views of our outdoor ceremony spaces, your special day will leave guests with a sense of awe. And for the day of, we invite you to our Bridal Suite, designed for all the preparation and special moments leading up to the ceremony.

When you share your celebration with us, you get our entire team: An on-site wedding coordinator who handles every detail to ensure perfection; Our culinary masters who work on curating those special touches, like your signature wedding cocktail and custom menu; And our orchestrators of hospitality— handling room blocks for out-of-town guests, delivering in-room amenities, and connecting you to Wilmington’s premier florists, photographers, and other vendors.

The Hotel

Wedding Packages

Your wedding should reflect who you are, which is why we offer a variety of wedding packages to ensure your personal details are taken care of.

The Hotel

Bridal Suite

We know your special day begins long before you walk down the aisle. Our Bridal Suite is the perfect addition to ensure you have a luxury space for your entire bridal party to prepare, and for morning-of memories to be celebrated in style. Complete with 3 professionally-lit makeup consoles, a full bathroom and powder room, open spaces, incredible views, and more.

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Event Spaces

When you’re planning a Wilmington wedding, the perfect
backdrop is essential. Our Riverview Terrace is a picturesque setting for your ceremony, with unbeatable views of the Cape Fear River. Once the party gets started, go for an intimate candlelit affair in the Cape Fear Ballroom, or opt for views of the water, with both indoor and outdoor space in our Grand Ballroom. Speak with our team to decide which venue is the best fit for your wedding.



Best venue in downtown Wilmington

You definitely get more bang for your buck at Hotel Ballast! Most venues downtown are just a shell that YOU have to fill. Brooke Bloomquist is definitely your go-to for wedding planning!

– Brooke

Best Venue Ever

We had the best time at The Hotel Ballast. Brooke made everything so easy for us and so stress free. Everyone LOVED the food, drinks and atmosphere. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.

– Danielle

Perfect wedding day!

Brooke Bloomquist and staff were awesome in ensuring our special day was perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding/reception. It was everything and more.

They made everything so easy with their patience and positive attitude the whole way through! The venue was beautiful and our day was absolutely perfect.

– Kay E.

Made Me Feel Special!

Karen and her team are absolutely magnificent! They made our wedding go off without a hitch, and made me feel so special while doing so. Thank you Karen!!

– Caroline