Wedding Venue

Plan a Waterfront Celebration

Hotel Ballast is where your Wilmington’s waterfront wedding dreams come true. From elegant indoor venues to the unmatched coastal views of our outdoor ceremony spaces, your special day will leave guests with a sense of awe. The best part?

When you celebrate with us, you get our entire team. Our culinary masters work on curating special touches, like signature wedding cocktails and custom menus. Our orchestrators of hospitality handle room arrangements and connect you to premier florists, photographers, and vendors. And for the day of, our on-site wedding coordinator ensures every detail of your event is perfect.

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.

Wedding Event Space

Grand Ballroom

5,760 SF | Accommodates up to 1,000

The largest ballroom on the Wilmington waterfront, our Grand Ballroom opens to the stunning Grand Concourse pre-function space and nearby Riverfront Terrace.

Wedding Event Space

Cape Fear Ballroom

4,680 SF | Accommodates up to 500

This more intimate ballroom on the second floor offers the option to be divided into smaller Starboard and Port event spaces, each accommodates up to 100 guests.

Wedding Event Space

Riverfront Terrace

2,500 SF | Accommodates up to 400

This beautiful space is ideal for outdoor cocktail receptions and seated dinners overlooking the Cape Fear River.



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