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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall

Wilmington , NC
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LOCATION

208 Dock Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 US (map)

PHONE

910-763-4054

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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

When was your venue built?
1846
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
850
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/8/2014
4.9/5.0
Great venue, and best bang for your buck in Wilmington!
Great venue, and best bang for your buck in Wilmington!
Great venue, and best bang for your buck in Wilmington! Read less
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Macy
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Having our reception at Saint Thomas was like entering a beautiful dream. The historic look of the wood floors, huge brick walls, and giant stained glass windows made this venue romance heaven. Besides the tables and a few areas of decoration, there is not much needed here - the venue speaks for itself. What you pay for the time you receive is truly unbeatable, and on top of that they provide the chairs and tables! It was a great size for our 100 guests - incredibly intimate, which providing a large amount of space. Saint Thomas was more than we could have ever asked for. The Staff was also incredible - everything was set up the way we wanted, and they were so helpful and attentive through the planning process. HIGHLY recommend!!
Having our reception at Saint Thomas was like entering a beautiful dream. The historic look of the wood floors, huge brick Read more...
Having our reception at Saint Thomas was like entering a beautiful dream. The historic look of the wood floors, huge brick walls, and giant stained glass windows made this venue romance heaven. Besides the tables and a few areas of decoration, there is not much needed here - the venue speaks for itself. What you pay for the time you receive is truly unbeatable, and on top of that they provide the chairs and tables! It was a great size for our 100 guests - incredibly intimate, which providing a large amount of space. Saint Thomas was more than we could have ever asked for. The Staff was also incredible - everything was set up the way we wanted, and they were so helpful and attentive through the planning process. HIGHLY recommend!! Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall made my dream wedding an absolutely reality fairytale. Their staff was nothing but friendly and helpful. They set everything up in a beautiful and timely manner. Even when it unexpectedly rained and my cocktail hour had to be moved inside and downstairs, they were on it! While 2 men helped carry my dress and hold umbrellas over me in the rain! Great venue, great staff, great memories. My only suggestion would be to clearify times you need the venue. My wedding was from 5-10 on a Saturday (ceremony and reception, great place to have both!) and we had checked and there was nothing sunday so we assumed we could grab our last wedding supplies the next morning. We got there between 730-8am on Sunday and we were shocked to discover that the things we left were in the maids vans! They said we didn't get them out in time so they thought they could have them and we had no idea! Fortunately we stopped them in time to get it back but not the van that had ALL the leftovers from the cocktail hour and reception. Other than that, beautiful experience!
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall made my dream wedding an absolutely reality fairytale. Their staff was nothing but friendly Read more...
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall made my dream wedding an absolutely reality fairytale. Their staff was nothing but friendly and helpful. They set everything up in a beautiful and timely manner. Even when it unexpectedly rained and my cocktail hour had to be moved inside and downstairs, they were on it! While 2 men helped carry my dress and hold umbrellas over me in the rain! Great venue, great staff, great memories. My only suggestion would be to clearify times you need the venue. My wedding was from 5-10 on a Saturday (ceremony and reception, great place to have both!) and we had checked and there was nothing sunday so we assumed we could grab our last wedding supplies the next morning. We got there between 730-8am on Sunday and we were shocked to discover that the things we left were in the maids vans! They said we didn't get them out in time so they thought they could have them and we had no idea! Fortunately we stopped them in time to get it back but not the van that had ALL the leftovers from the cocktail hour and reception. Other than that, beautiful experience! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful! Was absolutely perfect for our wedding!
Beautiful! Was absolutely perfect for our wedding!
Beautiful! Was absolutely perfect for our wedding! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
4/13/2014
4.6/5.0
This place is phenomenal!! We had our reception there and it was beautiful! The building is so beautiful alone, you don't have to do much with decorating. The access to get in or to go to the restroom isn't good, but that is the only downfall of the whole place, except parking, but that's downtown Wilmington. If you can deal with the slight downfalls, you will absolutely love this place and the staff, they are all so pleasant to deal with.
This place is phenomenal!! We had our reception there and it was beautiful! The building is so beautiful alone, you don't Read more...
This place is phenomenal!! We had our reception there and it was beautiful! The building is so beautiful alone, you don't have to do much with decorating. The access to get in or to go to the restroom isn't good, but that is the only downfall of the whole place, except parking, but that's downtown Wilmington. If you can deal with the slight downfalls, you will absolutely love this place and the staff, they are all so pleasant to deal with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/4/2014
4.9/5.0
I went to a wedding 6 years ago at St. Thomas and swore I would get married there. That happened this Saturday. It is absolutely beautiful! The bridal ready room is perfect for the average size bridal party to hang out in all day. Didy and Adam were always friendly, helpful and accommodating. The bare bones of the location are stunning. I will say it can be pricey to rent, but being able to have ceremony and reception in one place and use it to get ready for the ENTIRE day, is totally worth it! Thank you thank you thank you!
I went to a wedding 6 years ago at St. Thomas and swore I would get married there. That happened this Saturday. It is Read more...
I went to a wedding 6 years ago at St. Thomas and swore I would get married there. That happened this Saturday. It is absolutely beautiful! The bridal ready room is perfect for the average size bridal party to hang out in all day. Didy and Adam were always friendly, helpful and accommodating. The bare bones of the location are stunning. I will say it can be pricey to rent, but being able to have ceremony and reception in one place and use it to get ready for the ENTIRE day, is totally worth it! Thank you thank you thank you! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
3/1/2014
4.8/5.0
Beautiful venue, the building has so much natural character, there isn't much of a need for extra decorations. A bit pricy, but it holds 200 people comfortably.
Beautiful venue, the building has so much natural character, there isn't much of a need for extra decorations. A bit Read more...
Beautiful venue, the building has so much natural character, there isn't much of a need for extra decorations. A bit pricy, but it holds 200 people comfortably. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.1/5.0
St. Thomas is beautiful, however the customer service is terrible. At first my wife and I were met by a nice lady named Dedee. When we were looking at possibly selecting the place she responded to all of our texts, phone calls, and emails. However approximately 1 month prior to the wedding we got responses from her several days to a week after pertinent questions were asked by my wife via email, text, or no response at all. Our wedding was during the NON-Wedding season so the venue was not being used on 2/21/14. We asked if we could move decorations into venue the day prior. Dedee sent my wife an email stating that we could move the decorations, but just not put them up. Two days before the wedding she tells my wife that we can't move anything inside and that we must have misunderstood. IT WAS written in an email, nothing to misunderstand when it is written out. I copied the email in case I saw her the day of the rehearsal. So then she says that she will let us move the stuff inside the day of the rehearsal after 4 pm. We were fine with that, until at 530 when the rehearsal is supposed to begin the pass code to the door that she gave us is wrong. So we could not get up with her and were delayed until my wife finally got up with a gentleman that returned our call. Then comes the day of the wedding. Dedee does not give us a heads up and shows the place to three different sets of people while my wife is getting ready downstairs. She does not even acknowledge my wife by saying hello, congratulations, not a word. Then some of the people begin to finger pick at some of the decorations and go into the rooms where the bride and bridesmaids were getting ready. Plus if you've heard the rumor that it gets warm in the venue, it's true. In the middle of February still had to jack the AC down. The venue is beautiful but I would not recommend it to anyone that wants to deal with even more stress in the crunch time of their wedding.
St. Thomas is beautiful, however the customer service is terrible. At first my wife and I were met by a nice lady named Read more...
St. Thomas is beautiful, however the customer service is terrible. At first my wife and I were met by a nice lady named Dedee. When we were looking at possibly selecting the place she responded to all of our texts, phone calls, and emails. However approximately 1 month prior to the wedding we got responses from her several days to a week after pertinent questions were asked by my wife via email, text, or no response at all. Our wedding was during the NON-Wedding season so the venue was not being used on 2/21/14. We asked if we could move decorations into venue the day prior. Dedee sent my wife an email stating that we could move the decorations, but just not put them up. Two days before the wedding she tells my wife that we can't move anything inside and that we must have misunderstood. IT WAS written in an email, nothing to misunderstand when it is written out. I copied the email in case I saw her the day of the rehearsal. So then she says that she will let us move the stuff inside the day of the rehearsal after 4 pm. We were fine with that, until at 530 when the rehearsal is supposed to begin the pass code to the door that she gave us is wrong. So we could not get up with her and were delayed until my wife finally got up with a gentleman that returned our call. Then comes the day of the wedding. Dedee does not give us a heads up and shows the place to three different sets of people while my wife is getting ready downstairs. She does not even acknowledge my wife by saying hello, congratulations, not a word. Then some of the people begin to finger pick at some of the decorations and go into the rooms where the bride and bridesmaids were getting ready. Plus if you've heard the rumor that it gets warm in the venue, it's true. In the middle of February still had to jack the AC down. The venue is beautiful but I would not recommend it to anyone that wants to deal with even more stress in the crunch time of their wedding. Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
1/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Hello, I am the Administrative Assistant for Christ Community Church, here in Wilmington, NC. For the last few years, our church has had the privilege of hosting our annual Leadership Appreciation Banquet at St. Thomas Preservation Hall. We have no intention of changing our location anytime soon as St. Thomas is rich in history, absolutely beautiful, and the management is a joy to work with! The facility is always clean, fully-equipped, flexible in design, caterers, etc. and one of the most reasonably priced venues in the area. Not to mention it is a perfectly central and safe location in Wilmington's quaint downtown. We highly recommend St. Thomas to any businesses, brides, and the like!
Hello, I am the Administrative Assistant for Christ Community Church, here in Wilmington, NC. For the last few years, our Read more...
Hello, I am the Administrative Assistant for Christ Community Church, here in Wilmington, NC. For the last few years, our church has had the privilege of hosting our annual Leadership Appreciation Banquet at St. Thomas Preservation Hall. We have no intention of changing our location anytime soon as St. Thomas is rich in history, absolutely beautiful, and the management is a joy to work with! The facility is always clean, fully-equipped, flexible in design, caterers, etc. and one of the most reasonably priced venues in the area. Not to mention it is a perfectly central and safe location in Wilmington's quaint downtown. We highly recommend St. Thomas to any businesses, brides, and the like! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall was so easy to work with! They were very flexible and the venue was gorgeous. We are so glad we picked it!
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall was so easy to work with! They were very flexible and the venue was gorgeous. We are so Read more...
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall was so easy to work with! They were very flexible and the venue was gorgeous. We are so glad we picked it! Read less
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