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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall

Wilmington , NC
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LOCATION

208 Dock Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 US (map)

PHONE

910-343-1880
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ABOUT US

Formerly a Catholic church, this beautifully-restored, 1847 venue is located in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Our exposed brick walls, stained glass windows,... Read more
Formerly a Catholic church, this beautifully-restored, 1847 venue is located in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Our exposed brick walls, stained glass windows, high ceilings and balcony loft make Saint Thomas a perfect backdrop for your wedding festivities. We accomodate ceremonies and receptions for up to 200 seated guests. Our rental rate includes tables and chairs for all 200 and use of the facility for 18 hours so that you can set up and decorate all day at no extra charge. Our downstairs cocktail room and bridal suite are popular features, allowing you to hold both your ceremony and reception in one venue. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs

REVIEWS

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rebecca
Wedding:
2/18/2017
5.0/5.0
If you can get the space for you wedding i would jump on it!!! I shopped around and nothing beats the space, the time you get, the location, and most of all the cost. the whole experience was great from the time i met with poppy to the big day itself.
If you can get the space for you wedding i would jump on it!!! I shopped around and nothing beats the space, the time you Read more...
If you can get the space for you wedding i would jump on it!!! I shopped around and nothing beats the space, the time you get, the location, and most of all the cost. the whole experience was great from the time i met with poppy to the big day itself. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Amber
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
A must!!!! This venue is gorgeous and they left me with nothing to do on my end for the day of. They had everything set up just the way I wanted and it comes with tables and chairs. They allowed me to view the space multiple times throughout my engagement when I was planning. They are very helpful and respond very quickly to emails. I love this venue and would use it all over again. The bridal suite is so gorgeous and gave me and my girls the perfect spot to get ready.
A must!!!! This venue is gorgeous and they left me with nothing to do on my end for the day of. They had everything set up Read more...
A must!!!! This venue is gorgeous and they left me with nothing to do on my end for the day of. They had everything set up just the way I wanted and it comes with tables and chairs. They allowed me to view the space multiple times throughout my engagement when I was planning. They are very helpful and respond very quickly to emails. I love this venue and would use it all over again. The bridal suite is so gorgeous and gave me and my girls the perfect spot to get ready. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/8/2016
4.8/5.0
This venue was absolutely beautiful for my husband and I's recent wedding! We picked it because of it's unique beauty and it is seriously even more stunning in person! It was perfect for an indoor summer wedding and a great deal financially after researching close to a hundred venues around the southeast. (Not kidding!) My only reasons for not giving this a perfect review is sometimes the staff takes a little while to respond to emails. Also, we were told the City Club would be available for portraits included in rental price, then we were asked for a fee to take pictures there, then the inside was unavailable. Definitely use a day of coordinator and Heather Evans was incredible. Would highly highly recommend this venue for your big day!
This venue was absolutely beautiful for my husband and I's recent wedding! We picked it because of it's unique beauty and Read more...
This venue was absolutely beautiful for my husband and I's recent wedding! We picked it because of it's unique beauty and it is seriously even more stunning in person! It was perfect for an indoor summer wedding and a great deal financially after researching close to a hundred venues around the southeast. (Not kidding!) My only reasons for not giving this a perfect review is sometimes the staff takes a little while to respond to emails. Also, we were told the City Club would be available for portraits included in rental price, then we were asked for a fee to take pictures there, then the inside was unavailable. Definitely use a day of coordinator and Heather Evans was incredible. Would highly highly recommend this venue for your big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was an amazing venue. Absolutely perfect.
This was an amazing venue. Absolutely perfect.
This was an amazing venue. Absolutely perfect. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Saint Thomas was an absolutely stunning venue for my daughter's wedding! It was great being able to have the ceremony and reception there. There's a large room downstairs where the guests can mingle for cocktails and horsdoeuvres after the ceremony while the staff prepare for the reception. Heather, our day coordinator was awesome and made sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish!
Saint Thomas was an absolutely stunning venue for my daughter's wedding! It was great being able to have the ceremony and Read more...
Saint Thomas was an absolutely stunning venue for my daughter's wedding! It was great being able to have the ceremony and reception there. There's a large room downstairs where the guests can mingle for cocktails and horsdoeuvres after the ceremony while the staff prepare for the reception. Heather, our day coordinator was awesome and made sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish! Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you for letting us be a part of Megan and Micah's special day! Such a beautiful wedding and we wish them all the best!
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Julie
Wedding:
9/27/2015
5.0/5.0
STPH was the venue for our reception and the "back-up plan" for our ceremony in case it rained and we couldn't have our ceremony on the beach. Unfortunately, it rained and rained, and we ended up needing our back-up plan, but we could not have had a better place for that. Although we had already decorated for the reception the morning of, we made a last minute call to switch the ceremony to the reception hall, a phone call to the management and some of my family and friends pulling together, they created the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. Tears flowed down my face as I walked in for the ceremony with my dad, and saw my groom along with family & friends. The former church was absolutely gorgeous. We did little to decorate, as I wanted to keep things simple and affordable - plus it's gorgeous already. We did splurge on the Edison lights from High Performance Lighting in Wilmington - who I highly recommend! They were the icing on the cake. The management switched over just after we booked, but all communication went smoothly, our contract was honored, and everything went perfect. All emails and phone calls were answered quickly, even the day of with the last minute switch. The access code worked great when we arrived the morning of to decorate, and it was clear it was freshly cleaned. We had a Sunday wedding so street parking was free, and the lack of parking was not an issue for us. 1 of the reasons we booked this venue was so we could have our own caterer and provide our own alcohol - which saved us a ton of money. The only drawback was you can't get in to decorate until the morning of, but we had an army of women who pulled together and decorating took us less than an hour because the STPH staff already had all tables and chairs set up the way we had requested. Everything about this venue was perfect! No one was disappointed the beach wedding had been cancelled because they were blown away by the beauty of STPH. Grateful & Loved everything about it!
STPH was the venue for our reception and the "back-up plan" for our ceremony in case it rained and we couldn't have our Read more...
STPH was the venue for our reception and the "back-up plan" for our ceremony in case it rained and we couldn't have our ceremony on the beach. Unfortunately, it rained and rained, and we ended up needing our back-up plan, but we could not have had a better place for that. Although we had already decorated for the reception the morning of, we made a last minute call to switch the ceremony to the reception hall, a phone call to the management and some of my family and friends pulling together, they created the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. Tears flowed down my face as I walked in for the ceremony with my dad, and saw my groom along with family & friends. The former church was absolutely gorgeous. We did little to decorate, as I wanted to keep things simple and affordable - plus it's gorgeous already. We did splurge on the Edison lights from High Performance Lighting in Wilmington - who I highly recommend! They were the icing on the cake. The management switched over just after we booked, but all communication went smoothly, our contract was honored, and everything went perfect. All emails and phone calls were answered quickly, even the day of with the last minute switch. The access code worked great when we arrived the morning of to decorate, and it was clear it was freshly cleaned. We had a Sunday wedding so street parking was free, and the lack of parking was not an issue for us. 1 of the reasons we booked this venue was so we could have our own caterer and provide our own alcohol - which saved us a ton of money. The only drawback was you can't get in to decorate until the morning of, but we had an army of women who pulled together and decorating took us less than an hour because the STPH staff already had all tables and chairs set up the way we had requested. Everything about this venue was perfect! No one was disappointed the beach wedding had been cancelled because they were blown away by the beauty of STPH. Grateful & Loved everything about it! Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Congratulations to you and Adam and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your wedding! Thank you for your kind words and it was a pleasure having you!

Best Wishes!
Heather Evans
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/8/2015
4.9/5.0
Very historic and so beautiful! I loved having my wedding here. It is classic, simple, elegant- all the things I wanted.
Very historic and so beautiful! I loved having my wedding here. It is classic, simple, elegant- all the things I wanted.
Very historic and so beautiful! I loved having my wedding here. It is classic, simple, elegant- all the things I wanted. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall is beautiful! I live out of town and was unable to visit any of the Wilmington wedding venues before picking one. I picked STPH and honestly it is true to the photos. The rental hours are ideal and allow the wedding reception to last later than other venues. You can bring your own alcohol and choose your own vendors, which was important to us. I had read previous reviews and was worried about it being too hot (especially in late June), but if you keep the doors shut during the day then it isn't bad. The only downside was that Poppy was a bit difficult to get ahold of and didn't provide much help in terms of advice.
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall is beautiful! I live out of town and was unable to visit any of the Wilmington wedding Read more...
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall is beautiful! I live out of town and was unable to visit any of the Wilmington wedding venues before picking one. I picked STPH and honestly it is true to the photos. The rental hours are ideal and allow the wedding reception to last later than other venues. You can bring your own alcohol and choose your own vendors, which was important to us. I had read previous reviews and was worried about it being too hot (especially in late June), but if you keep the doors shut during the day then it isn't bad. The only downside was that Poppy was a bit difficult to get ahold of and didn't provide much help in terms of advice. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
St. Thomas was a beautiful venue for a great price! They had a great bridal suite downstairs for me and my bridesmaids to get ready in, a kitchen for the staff, and a cute balcony overlooking the main area to take some fun pictures with. They also had tables and chairs that they set up for us. I will say that since this venue is older, they were not very handicap-accessible so some of my older and/or wheelchair-bound guests had some difficulty getting to the bathrooms that were downstairs, but they said it didn't stop them from having a good time! Also, there was not a lot of parking, so guests had to pay at meters or parking decks, but that's the same for most places downtown. Overall it was definitely a great venue at a great price, right in the heart of beautiful downtown Wilmington!
St. Thomas was a beautiful venue for a great price! They had a great bridal suite downstairs for me and my bridesmaids to Read more...
St. Thomas was a beautiful venue for a great price! They had a great bridal suite downstairs for me and my bridesmaids to get ready in, a kitchen for the staff, and a cute balcony overlooking the main area to take some fun pictures with. They also had tables and chairs that they set up for us. I will say that since this venue is older, they were not very handicap-accessible so some of my older and/or wheelchair-bound guests had some difficulty getting to the bathrooms that were downstairs, but they said it didn't stop them from having a good time! Also, there was not a lot of parking, so guests had to pay at meters or parking decks, but that's the same for most places downtown. Overall it was definitely a great venue at a great price, right in the heart of beautiful downtown Wilmington! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolutely stunning and staff was great. Everything went great! The staff were great to work with as well (planning wise).
Absolutely stunning and staff was great. Everything went great! The staff were great to work with as well (planning wise). Read more...
Absolutely stunning and staff was great. Everything went great! The staff were great to work with as well (planning wise). Read less
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