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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall

Wilmington , NC
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LOCATION

208 Dock Street
Wilmington, NC US 28401 (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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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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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:
Recently Married
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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Emily
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding at St. Thomas was lovely. The space downstairs for my bridesmaids and I to get ready was so nice and comfortable. This is a great place for a wedding and a reception. The pricing is reasonable, which was huge for us. I would highly recommend this venue to any brides in or near the Wilmington, Nc area.
My wedding at St. Thomas was lovely. The space downstairs for my bridesmaids and I to get ready was so nice and Read more...
My wedding at St. Thomas was lovely. The space downstairs for my bridesmaids and I to get ready was so nice and comfortable. This is a great place for a wedding and a reception. The pricing is reasonable, which was huge for us. I would highly recommend this venue to any brides in or near the Wilmington, Nc area. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.6/5.0
The venue itself is beautiful, and kitchen accommodations are solid. There was, however, a major flaw in one of the venue directors.

The day of the wedding, she tried to be slick and gave THREE couples a tour when she thought no one was there, when the venue had been rented for the entire day. It was highly uncomfortable, as all of our dresses, shoes, purses, and photography were unsupervised in a building we thought would NOT be open to visitors. Eventually had to send a groomsmen out because she kept showing people around. By the time we got there, she was rude to the maid of honor, who was understandably upset that this woman had allowed strangers in when the couple had put forth their honest money to have the venue to themselves the entire day.

The lights from the wedding before had been left in the venue, and it was a hassle to take them down and store them where they wouldn't be seen or broken. Not sure if this is to be blamed on the previous couple or St. Thomas. However, it should be known.
The venue itself is beautiful, and kitchen accommodations are solid. There was, however, a major flaw in one of the venue Read more...
The venue itself is beautiful, and kitchen accommodations are solid. There was, however, a major flaw in one of the venue directors.

The day of the wedding, she tried to be slick and gave THREE couples a tour when she thought no one was there, when the venue had been rented for the entire day. It was highly uncomfortable, as all of our dresses, shoes, purses, and photography were unsupervised in a building we thought would NOT be open to visitors. Eventually had to send a groomsmen out because she kept showing people around. By the time we got there, she was rude to the maid of honor, who was understandably upset that this woman had allowed strangers in when the couple had put forth their honest money to have the venue to themselves the entire day.

The lights from the wedding before had been left in the venue, and it was a hassle to take them down and store them where they wouldn't be seen or broken. Not sure if this is to be blamed on the previous couple or St. Thomas. However, it should be known. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely stunning space! It was breathtaking and I am so glad that this is where we had our wedding and reception. The staff was very prompt and helpful. I was able to get ready there in comfort in the recently re-done bridal room. Love the recent upgrades that have been made.

Several of my friends have gotten married there and several are booked for this year. All of my guests still talk about how beautiful the space is.

I recently attended Courtyards and Cobblestones, a wedding vendor event downtown, and my entire group liked St. Thomas the best.

It has a church feeling which we really liked but it's also an empty space so you can make it whatever you want.
Absolutely stunning space! It was breathtaking and I am so glad that this is where we had our wedding and reception. The Read more...
Absolutely stunning space! It was breathtaking and I am so glad that this is where we had our wedding and reception. The staff was very prompt and helpful. I was able to get ready there in comfort in the recently re-done bridal room. Love the recent upgrades that have been made.

Several of my friends have gotten married there and several are booked for this year. All of my guests still talk about how beautiful the space is.

I recently attended Courtyards and Cobblestones, a wedding vendor event downtown, and my entire group liked St. Thomas the best.

It has a church feeling which we really liked but it's also an empty space so you can make it whatever you want. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.6/5.0
St. Thomas is so beautiful and I am so glad we had our wedding ceremony and reception there! The people at St. Thomas were very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend using this venue for a wedding.
St. Thomas is so beautiful and I am so glad we had our wedding ceremony and reception there! The people at St. Thomas were Read more...
St. Thomas is so beautiful and I am so glad we had our wedding ceremony and reception there! The people at St. Thomas were very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend using this venue for a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
What a lovely place to celebrate our daughter's big day! She wanted a beautiful setting that had some old vintage charm and this venue has it all. It was so nice to have the ceremony and reception at the same location. The main hall is so spacious and warm for all to watch them as they shared their vows. The turnaround room was wonderful for guest to go while the hall was transformed into the reception area. The balcony was great for the wedding party to make their entrances from and the Bride and Groom shared their first dance there allowing guest to watch and the couple to have a brief time together before the real dancing started. We were very pleased with this venue.
What a lovely place to celebrate our daughter's big day! She wanted a beautiful setting that had some old vintage charm Read more...
What a lovely place to celebrate our daughter's big day! She wanted a beautiful setting that had some old vintage charm and this venue has it all. It was so nice to have the ceremony and reception at the same location. The main hall is so spacious and warm for all to watch them as they shared their vows. The turnaround room was wonderful for guest to go while the hall was transformed into the reception area. The balcony was great for the wedding party to make their entrances from and the Bride and Groom shared their first dance there allowing guest to watch and the couple to have a brief time together before the real dancing started. We were very pleased with this venue. Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

You were such a pleasure to work with! Thank you for your feedback on this gorgeous historic venue. We can't wait to see pictures of your daughter's sweet day.
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Laura
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.8/5.0
This place is AMAZING! It required little decoration due to it's character. Also, with the new renovations that they made it is more beautiful than ever! The only downfall is parking - though with it being downtown Wilmington you can't really complain.
This place is AMAZING! It required little decoration due to it's character. Also, with the new renovations that they made Read more...
This place is AMAZING! It required little decoration due to it's character. Also, with the new renovations that they made it is more beautiful than ever! The only downfall is parking - though with it being downtown Wilmington you can't really complain. Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

So true - the character and charm of Saint Thomas allows you to decorate as little or as much as you want. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback!
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I used Saint Thomas Preservation Hall for both my ceremony and reception space. It was beautiful! Our guests could not stop raving about what an amazing space it was. The decor is wonderful and the space is so unique that minimal decoration is required. We were able to have the space for the entire day and decorate as we saw fit. We were also able to bring in any vendor of our choice and our own alcohol which was a cost saver. I would recommend this space to any bride. We were thrilled with it!
I used Saint Thomas Preservation Hall for both my ceremony and reception space. It was beautiful! Our guests could not Read more...
I used Saint Thomas Preservation Hall for both my ceremony and reception space. It was beautiful! Our guests could not stop raving about what an amazing space it was. The decor is wonderful and the space is so unique that minimal decoration is required. We were able to have the space for the entire day and decorate as we saw fit. We were also able to bring in any vendor of our choice and our own alcohol which was a cost saver. I would recommend this space to any bride. We were thrilled with it! Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the positive feedback! We're thrilled you and your guests found it to be as amazing as we think it is. Best wishes!
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Gwenn
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.8/5.0
We used St Tomas for my daughters wedding and reception. The staff was very friendly and helpful. St. Thomas is a beautiful church and a perfect setting for a wedding. I couldn't have ask for a more beautiful place. It is very unique and it doesn't need a lot of decorating. No matter how elobrate or simple you are planning for your wedding to be, you can't go wrong with this facility. I booked over a year in advance. The staff was very helpful when I needed to get in the building to do any measuring or just to look and get ideas. Their web site provided very helpful information with floor plans, measurments and pictures to look at during my planning process. They were available by phone or e-mail when I needed questions answered and were very detailed with their expectations of you as a renter.
We used St Tomas for my daughters wedding and reception. The staff was very friendly and helpful. St. Thomas is a Read more...
We used St Tomas for my daughters wedding and reception. The staff was very friendly and helpful. St. Thomas is a beautiful church and a perfect setting for a wedding. I couldn't have ask for a more beautiful place. It is very unique and it doesn't need a lot of decorating. No matter how elobrate or simple you are planning for your wedding to be, you can't go wrong with this facility. I booked over a year in advance. The staff was very helpful when I needed to get in the building to do any measuring or just to look and get ideas. Their web site provided very helpful information with floor plans, measurments and pictures to look at during my planning process. They were available by phone or e-mail when I needed questions answered and were very detailed with their expectations of you as a renter. Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate hearing how much you loved Saint Thomas!
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CC
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place~The venue itself is beautiful, spacious, and perfect for both a wedding ceremony and the reception. I was nervous about the turn-around time converting the room from a wedding ceremony setup to a reception area but everything turned out perfectly.
Thank you for all that you did to make my daughter's day special. I would highly recommend Saint Thomas Preservation Hall to anyone that asked.
Beautiful place~The venue itself is beautiful, spacious, and perfect for both a wedding ceremony and the reception. I was Read more...
Beautiful place~The venue itself is beautiful, spacious, and perfect for both a wedding ceremony and the reception. I was nervous about the turn-around time converting the room from a wedding ceremony setup to a reception area but everything turned out perfectly.
Thank you for all that you did to make my daughter's day special. I would highly recommend Saint Thomas Preservation Hall to anyone that asked. Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience! We're so glad you loved Saint Thomas as much as we do.
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Kate
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.9/5.0
St. Thomas Preservation Hall was a fabulous venue for my autumn wedding. The main hall is breathtaking and emanates historic charm. The staff was extremely helpful and really helped to make our special day perfect for us.
St. Thomas Preservation Hall was a fabulous venue for my autumn wedding. The main hall is breathtaking and emanates Read more...
St. Thomas Preservation Hall was a fabulous venue for my autumn wedding. The main hall is breathtaking and emanates historic charm. The staff was extremely helpful and really helped to make our special day perfect for us. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
St. Thomas was the perfect venue for our autumn wedding. The light shining through the stained glass windows cast a beautiful glow in the main hall. The staff was extremely accommodating, and the new renovations to the lower level made for a comfortable atmosphere for my bridal party and guests. Thank you St. Thomas Preservation Hall for an evening more beautiful than I could have imagined!
St. Thomas was the perfect venue for our autumn wedding. The light shining through the stained glass windows cast a Read more...
St. Thomas was the perfect venue for our autumn wedding. The light shining through the stained glass windows cast a beautiful glow in the main hall. The staff was extremely accommodating, and the new renovations to the lower level made for a comfortable atmosphere for my bridal party and guests. Thank you St. Thomas Preservation Hall for an evening more beautiful than I could have imagined! Read less
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doodles97
Wedding:
2/28/2009
4.5/5.0
That place is beautiful!!! Good value for the money! You can use any caterer and bring your own alcohol!!! The only thing they need a website!!!
That place is beautiful!!! Good value for the money! You can use any caterer and bring your own alcohol!!! The only thing Read more...
That place is beautiful!!! Good value for the money! You can use any caterer and bring your own alcohol!!! The only thing they need a website!!! Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your response! We are under new management and do have a web site which showcases photos of many of the amazing events that take place at Saint Thomas. Visit www.saintthomaspreservationhall.com
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Tricia1313
Wedding:
12/31/2008
4.8/5.0
I would definitely recommend St. Thomas , it is a beautiful old church, with a great history. Everyone I dealt with was very accomodating in meeting with us to see the church and plan out our event. We were married on New Years and it was one of the only venues we could stay past 12 to ring in the New Year. You can bring in your own caterers, help and liquor. We had our ceremony and recetion there and saved about 10,000.
I would definitely recommend St. Thomas , it is a beautiful old church, with a great history. Everyone I dealt with was Read more...
I would definitely recommend St. Thomas , it is a beautiful old church, with a great history. Everyone I dealt with was very accomodating in meeting with us to see the church and plan out our event. We were married on New Years and it was one of the only venues we could stay past 12 to ring in the New Year. You can bring in your own caterers, help and liquor. We had our ceremony and recetion there and saved about 10,000. Read less
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Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your response! We are thrilled to know you loved Saint Thomas as much as we do.
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emullinix
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.4/5.0
We loved (and we've heard all of our guests did too, despite the heat!) our reception at St. Thomas Preservation Hall! The building itself is so decorative, as it used to be a church and is almost 200yrs old; from the almost floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, the brick interior walls, to the old alter-turned-dance-floor, there wasn't much that needed to be done to "dress up" our reception for the event. Betty Anne Sanders was in charge of the rental and any questions, and she was constantly available on her cell phone and extremely helpful and understanding of the pre-wedding stresses.
My bridesmaids and my mother and I decorated the entire reception hall ourselves, and the staff at St. Thomas was more than helpful and flexible with the days and hours that we were able to access and start setting up the building (we ended up having access to it for the entire day before the wedding AND the wedding day!) and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience from start to finish!
Parking was easy for most of the guests and it's very close to most downtown hotels/places to stay. The A/C was pumping, but as it is an old building (and our wedding day happened to be the hottest in Wilmington history so far) the sun does come through those big beautiful windows and heat things up....however, no one let that stop them from truly enjoying themselves! There were no rules or restrictions on anything from drinks served, to music played, to decorations.
Book St. Thomas, it was perfect!
We loved (and we've heard all of our guests did too, despite the heat!) our reception at St. Thomas Preservation Hall! The Read more...
We loved (and we've heard all of our guests did too, despite the heat!) our reception at St. Thomas Preservation Hall! The building itself is so decorative, as it used to be a church and is almost 200yrs old; from the almost floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, the brick interior walls, to the old alter-turned-dance-floor, there wasn't much that needed to be done to "dress up" our reception for the event. Betty Anne Sanders was in charge of the rental and any questions, and she was constantly available on her cell phone and extremely helpful and understanding of the pre-wedding stresses.
My bridesmaids and my mother and I decorated the entire reception hall ourselves, and the staff at St. Thomas was more than helpful and flexible with the days and hours that we were able to access and start setting up the building (we ended up having access to it for the entire day before the wedding AND the wedding day!) and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience from start to finish!
Parking was easy for most of the guests and it's very close to most downtown hotels/places to stay. The A/C was pumping, but as it is an old building (and our wedding day happened to be the hottest in Wilmington history so far) the sun does come through those big beautiful windows and heat things up....however, no one let that stop them from truly enjoying themselves! There were no rules or restrictions on anything from drinks served, to music played, to decorations.
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Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the feedback - we're glad you loved it!
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Liz
Wedding:
1/1/2005
3.8/5.0
St. Thomas is a great option if you are looking for a church building and do not have access to one. They were very hard to get a hold of. There was work done on the flooring of the building the week of my wedding and they mentioned that as long as it didn't rain, it should be all done in time. Their lack of involvement was, at times, frustrating because I couldn't get my questions answered, but, at time, helpful because I just ended up doing what I wanted and they didn't care.
St. Thomas is a great option if you are looking for a church building and do not have access to one. They were very hard Read more...
St. Thomas is a great option if you are looking for a church building and do not have access to one. They were very hard to get a hold of. There was work done on the flooring of the building the week of my wedding and they mentioned that as long as it didn't rain, it should be all done in time. Their lack of involvement was, at times, frustrating because I couldn't get my questions answered, but, at time, helpful because I just ended up doing what I wanted and they didn't care. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
Saint Thomas Preservation Hall responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your helpful feedback! We are under new management; the problems listed here have all been corrected and will not happen again.

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