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Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel

Wilmington , NC
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LOCATION

301 North Water Street
Wilmington, NC US 28401 (map)

PHONE

910-343-6174

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ABOUT US

For the wedding of your dreams, say “I Do” to the Hilton Wilmington Riverside featuring the largest ballroom on the Cape Fear Coast. Our banquet facilities can comfortably accommodate a... Read more
For the wedding of your dreams, say “I Do” to the Hilton Wilmington Riverside featuring the largest ballroom on the Cape Fear Coast. Our banquet facilities can comfortably accommodate a small intimate ceremony to a large grand gala for up to 500 people. From rehearsal dinners to the ceremony and reception, our wedding coordinator will work with you from the initial visit to the final event to make sure your wedding is a complete success.

We invite you to call our wedding professionals direct at (910) 343-6170 to begin planning your dream wedding. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1970
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
12
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
240
Number of suites
5
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Hilton was great to work with. Everything was seamless and I didn't have to worry about a thing!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Alisha
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The Hilton fulfilled all of my dreams with having the perfect wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Sarah was wonderful and I enjoyed working with her. She was professional but friendly and fun. I appreciated her quick response to my questions and solutions to my ideas. The ballroom was beautiful. Knowing that Sarah was "putting all the final touches" in the room made my daughter's' reception much more relaxing and enjoyable. The food was delicious!! I was pleased with the kindness and friendliness that I received from the employees of the Hilton. My only complaint was that not all the gift bags were given to the out of town guests. I supplied a list of names of the guests. Thank you for making my daughter's wedding a very beautiful and special time.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Colleen
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot even describe how amazing our wedding was at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside! My husband and I had an 18 month engagement and from the very beginning Haleigh and then Sarah were on top of things making sure our day was going to be everything we wanted! When the big day finally arrived it was more than we could have dreamed of! Haleigh and Sarah and the rest of the Hilton Team made everything flow perfectly so Matt and I didn't have to worry about a thing! If anything went wrong, we did not know about it! We have friends and family raving saying it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to and we owe it all to the Hilton Team! If you are considering a wedding here, DO IT! You will not be disappointed!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wonderfully kind and helpfull! Skillfully assisted us in planning a beautiful wedding on a small scale. Haleigh is terrific. The settings in the ceremony and reception rooms were awesome. We did not know what to expect on the actual day of the wedding since we had done all of the planning via phone calls and emails.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
The Hilton ROCKS!! Haleigh B. Hughes is the BEST!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Haleigh was our wedding coordinator and did an amazing job. It is nice to have it in someone elses hands when you try to plan everything. On the day of the wedding everything was how we imagined it would be and the food was phenomenal as well as the service. Great Job Hilton!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Lizz
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.8/5.0
LOVED having my wedding ceremony and reception at The Hilton! They were awesome to work with and we had such a wonderful time!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anna
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Haleigh at the Hilton is EVERYTHING! If I could renew our vows and repeat the same exact wedding reception for the rest of my life I would. Danny and I could not be happier with the out come of our wedding reception. My parents are beyond pleased with the magical evening.

Everything was planned out in ONE meeting with Haleigh at the Hilton. It was so fun to sit down with my Mother, Aunt and Haleigh and complete the details of our wedding.

I moved to California in the middle of wedding planning to start a new career and join my fiance. This did not put a dent in wedding planning what so ever. Email correspondence was frequent with the florist, cake decorator and event planning.

I do not use the word perfect very often because I consider myself a perfectionist (especially with little details). Our reception was perfect and I would not change a single detail. Haleigh made the best executive decisions for our reception which I really appreciated. The Hilton housed my family, our reception and life long memories for my husband and I to talk about forever.

My very large family has endless compliments about our reception at the Hilton. Everyone loved the basketball game playing at the bar, the hospitality room stocked with food and drinks, and the beautiful grand ballroom.

My only complaint would be that I cannot rewind time and go back to our reception to party again with my family and friends!!
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, , Wedding Venue
Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you so so much Anna for all of your kind words! I absolutely adore you and your family and had such a great time working with you! Please, please, please keep in touch!
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Carla
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Haleigh is PHENOMENAL!!! Jay and I are so happy with her professionalism, kindness, and genuine excitement to be helping us with the wedding!! She is truly an asset to The Hilton. I used to live in Wilmington, NC and work on Water St. I used to look at the Hilton and think it was so pretty, but I had never been there. When Jay and I got engaged it was the first place I thought of so I called and made an appointment with Haleigh. We loved the location, but most of all we really liked Haleigh! Without her I would have been a crazy person. Thank you to all of the staff at The Hilton, our wedding was perfect and we owe a large part of that to you (and Haleigh).
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel responded with the following comments:

You are absolutely adorable and so so sweet! Thank you so much, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and your family! You and your mom's identical laugh always made me smile!
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Annie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Haleigh was so sweet and very helpful. Everything at the Hilton was wonderful and our reception was perfect ! We had an amazing time!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you Annie, I hope married life is wonderful!
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AllisonP1027
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Haleigh and the Hilton crew did an amazing job! They took care of everything and we didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day. Amazing is all we can say, thank you so much!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel responded with the following comments:

You are more than welcome, it truly was a pleasure!
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Julie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I planned my wedding long distance, and could not have been more pleased with the service that I received from Haleigh, and the Hilton team. All I had to do was tell them what I wanted and they took care of it! You schedule a meeting with the Hilton and your vendors for the same day, and take care of all the details all at once. This can be a little overwhelming. I would suggest doing your research ahead of time as far as theme, decor, etc so that you don't have any major decisions to make the day of the meeting. Haleigh was there to answer my random questions at any time via phone or email. Overall, my experience was wonderful!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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cscreen
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Hurricane Irene forced a last minute search for and change to the venue for our wedding reception. The Hilton staff and especially their wedding coordinator Haleigh and their banquet manager George did an incredible job in a very short amount of time. Our guests who knew of the last minute change in venue commented that they couldn't believe that everything was pulled together so quickly and SO WELL! We received wonderful comments from our guests on the food, the professional staff, and the front desk support. One guest said it was the best wedding reception food she had ever had. I highly recommend the Hilton Wilmington Riverside to anyone looking for a successful event and memorable day!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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harmonylg
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.3/5.0
Understood my vision and helped bring it to life. Everyone enjoyed the food at cocktail hour and the reception. Works with good vendors.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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toribean
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Love love love haleigh and the wedding team at the Hilton. They took what I wanted to the next level!! Professional and responsive for any question I had. They helped me with everything. The package fit my needs and they really went above and beyond. I can't even put into words how great they are. If you are looking to get married in Wilmington, nc....go see the Hilton and haleigh!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.5/5.0
We used the Hilton Riverside for guest accommodations. I had no problems setting up the wedding block of rooms, but I had a few guests that had issues upon checking in. I had also dropped of gift bags for my guests to receive upon checking in and everyone received those, which I am very happy about. Overall my experience with the wedding coordination staff was good, but the front desk staff gave my guests a bad taste.
Services Used: Unique Services
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nckaren
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.7/5.0
It was great to have everything all in one place.. kind of like one stop shopping.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Deborah
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Hilton was wonderful and Haleigh was beyond helpful, she made the wedding and reception, not to mention the planning process, enjoyable. All of the vendors were great and if there were any problems, I never knew about them.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Richard and I had the most amazing wedding and reception at the Hilton. We decided on our date early and booked without problems. My parents live out of state and the entire Hilton team worked with them without any problems to pay for the contract. I felt that I could call or email at any time with even the silliest question and would get a quick response. The entire team made us feel like we were a priority even though they had several weddings they were working on. I never felt like I was an after thought. Haleigh and the entire team made our wedding day a dream. From the planning meeting to discuss colors and linens to food tasting. We picked out the material and Haleigh and the team exceeded our expectations by a long shot. Even over a year later, people still talk about how wonderful everything was for our wedding. If given the opportunity to plan our wedding over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I would HIGHLY recommended the Hilton team to anyone planning a celebration big or small!
Thank you again for a perfect day!!!!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Sarah! It was awesome running into you the other day and I am so excited for the little one that you and Richard have on the way! You better come visit so I can meet the baby! Congratulations!
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morganlu
Wedding:
4/11/2009
4.1/5.0
The hotel co-ordinator, Melissa Fallis, was extremely helpful and energetic in her approach to our wedding. The ballroom was beautiful and the services the hotel provided were fantastic. The food was good, however we had a few complications with some of our dietary requirement guests which we needed to be a bit more specific on, in hindsight. Overall we were pleased with our choice.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Caitlyn
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Melissa, the wedding coordinator, is great! She is always on the other end of the phone when you need her. They've got 2 beautiful ballrooms! Best of all everything is included! In the Hilton Package it includes ballroom, cake, flowers/decorations and then a great menu! Everyone that attended the menu said how great the food was and how beautiful the room looked! HIGHLY recommended
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue

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