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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall

Wilmington , NC
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208 Dock Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 US (map)

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910-763-4054

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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

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.5/5.0
STPH is a beautiful place to get married. The building is so beautiful that there is little needed in decorations. As long as prices do not increase with the new ownership, this is the most affordable place to have a wedding and reception. The inclusion of tables and chairs make this even more affordable. Overall, this was a wonderful place for our wedding.

The only complaints we have would be related to a few changes that were made after we our original meeting. STPH was a non-profit when we originally signed our contract. It is under new ownership which meant some changes to what was originally available to our wedding party. There is no longer ANY parking available in the back or the driveway(I'm sorry, but the single concrete space by the door is not a parking space.). Even the caterers were surprised by the change. We weren't even allowed to take 10-15 minutes to unload decorations on the property. They had someone blocking the driveway and ready to give a ticket when unloading supplies. Despite what we were told, the parking is now for City Club employees only(this was obvious when they were leaving).

The original hardwood floors have been covered with laminate flooring which slightly changes the appearance and the overall charm of the historic building. We went in to do some measurements when the floors were being put in. I was told they were putting in new hardwood floors, but the boxes of flooring clearly stated laminate.

The bathrooms are downstairs, so if you have a family member who has mobility issues this will definitely be a problem. Neither one of my grandmothers could attend my wedding because getting up and down the stairs would have been very difficult...actually, it was impossible for them.
STPH is a beautiful place to get married. The building is so beautiful that there is little needed in decorations. As long Read more...
STPH is a beautiful place to get married. The building is so beautiful that there is little needed in decorations. As long as prices do not increase with the new ownership, this is the most affordable place to have a wedding and reception. The inclusion of tables and chairs make this even more affordable. Overall, this was a wonderful place for our wedding.

The only complaints we have would be related to a few changes that were made after we our original meeting. STPH was a non-profit when we originally signed our contract. It is under new ownership which meant some changes to what was originally available to our wedding party. There is no longer ANY parking available in the back or the driveway(I'm sorry, but the single concrete space by the door is not a parking space.). Even the caterers were surprised by the change. We weren't even allowed to take 10-15 minutes to unload decorations on the property. They had someone blocking the driveway and ready to give a ticket when unloading supplies. Despite what we were told, the parking is now for City Club employees only(this was obvious when they were leaving).

The original hardwood floors have been covered with laminate flooring which slightly changes the appearance and the overall charm of the historic building. We went in to do some measurements when the floors were being put in. I was told they were putting in new hardwood floors, but the boxes of flooring clearly stated laminate.

The bathrooms are downstairs, so if you have a family member who has mobility issues this will definitely be a problem. Neither one of my grandmothers could attend my wedding because getting up and down the stairs would have been very difficult...actually, it was impossible for them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
My contract ended up between new managements of the venue. The new owners upheld my contract and they let me have the entire space, even though my previous contract was for only part of the venue. They did not rent out only part of it, so I ended up with the whole thing. I was really disappointed in their inability to allow me to complete my 40 minute rehearsal the day before. The space was rented out before, which I get but, I wish they could have arranged a small block for me. The space was large, but a real blank slate and needed decorations in the cocktail hour space. The ceremony space was beautiful. Brick and stain glass windows. They offered up-lighting for free.
My contract ended up between new managements of the venue. The new owners upheld my contract and they let me have the Read more...
My contract ended up between new managements of the venue. The new owners upheld my contract and they let me have the entire space, even though my previous contract was for only part of the venue. They did not rent out only part of it, so I ended up with the whole thing. I was really disappointed in their inability to allow me to complete my 40 minute rehearsal the day before. The space was rented out before, which I get but, I wish they could have arranged a small block for me. The space was large, but a real blank slate and needed decorations in the cocktail hour space. The ceremony space was beautiful. Brick and stain glass windows. They offered up-lighting for free. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
2/15/2015
3.8/5.0
St Thomas is an absolutely beautiful venue. For the price it is a great deal as you get the venue all day and tge space for brides to get ready is wonderful. I loved having my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in the same place. With that said, I did have a couple issues. They weren't very helpful in setting up a rehearsal time, and when we did finally reserve a time, we were told a week before the rehearsal that they had booked an event at the time of our rehearsal. This caused us to have to reschedule our dinner as well. Luckily we had gone with just a restaurant and not a rented space. The other issue I had, was that they set up a tour of the venue while I was getting ready and setting up. This was just a slight annoyance, but had I been in the process of getting dressed or if it were during the wedding, it would have been a huge issue for me. It also caused the couple there to tour some embarrassment. If you can deal with these small inconsiderations, it really is a beautiful venue at a great value.
St Thomas is an absolutely beautiful venue. For the price it is a great deal as you get the venue all day and tge space Read more...
St Thomas is an absolutely beautiful venue. For the price it is a great deal as you get the venue all day and tge space for brides to get ready is wonderful. I loved having my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in the same place. With that said, I did have a couple issues. They weren't very helpful in setting up a rehearsal time, and when we did finally reserve a time, we were told a week before the rehearsal that they had booked an event at the time of our rehearsal. This caused us to have to reschedule our dinner as well. Luckily we had gone with just a restaurant and not a rented space. The other issue I had, was that they set up a tour of the venue while I was getting ready and setting up. This was just a slight annoyance, but had I been in the process of getting dressed or if it were during the wedding, it would have been a huge issue for me. It also caused the couple there to tour some embarrassment. If you can deal with these small inconsiderations, it really is a beautiful venue at a great value. Read less
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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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Ann-Marie
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a venue for both the ceremony and reception look no further. We loved using this venue for our wedding. Deedy was very easy to work with and answered every question we had. She even allowed us to visit numerous times so we could decide on table placement and also for our wedding rehearsal.

We had the place from 10am until the next morning if needed. They set up the seating for the ceremony and the place was spotless when we arrived.

The only complaint we could possibly has was the lack of parking and the city trying to ticket our guests while parked in designated St. Thomas spots. We got the tickets settled but it was a bit annoying.

Overall a great venue at a great price.
If you are looking for a venue for both the ceremony and reception look no further. We loved using this venue for our Read more...
If you are looking for a venue for both the ceremony and reception look no further. We loved using this venue for our wedding. Deedy was very easy to work with and answered every question we had. She even allowed us to visit numerous times so we could decide on table placement and also for our wedding rehearsal.

We had the place from 10am until the next morning if needed. They set up the seating for the ceremony and the place was spotless when we arrived.

The only complaint we could possibly has was the lack of parking and the city trying to ticket our guests while parked in designated St. Thomas spots. We got the tickets settled but it was a bit annoying.

Overall a great venue at a great price. 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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