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the upperroom 1871

Wilmington , NC
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LOCATION

412 ann st
Wilmington, NC US 28403 (map)

PHONE

910-538-9885

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We are wilmingtons largest historic banquet facility with seating for 300 plus quest. The rental price includes the room all day and night, all tables and chairs, A staff to set up and... Read more
We are wilmingtons largest historic banquet facility with seating for 300 plus quest. The rental price includes the room all day and night, all tables and chairs, A staff to set up and clean up. we have a raised stage for live entertainment. You may have lit candels, serve alcohol, do sparkerlers, bring in any outside vendors you wish.please visit our website at upperroomnc.com Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1871
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.0/5.0
PROS:
-You can bring in all of your own vendors; including your own wine/beer
-You get the venue Fri-Sun, so you can have your reception as long as you'd like
-Provides a true 'downtown Wilmington' historic feel
-Provides all tables and chiavari chairs

CONS:
-The rental price is a bit steep since Tim left

Tim was the previous Event Coordinator when we initially booked, and he maintained the venue impeccably. The floors were constantly not just polished, but waxed at least monthly. He added style and history to the venue, and ensured the landscaping was picture-perfect. A couple months before our wedding, Tim left and Victoria took over. Although Victoria did a great job ensuring our event went smoothly and my husband and I had an amazing time, we did notice a lag in the maintenance of the venue. The floors certainly were not freshly waxed and shiny (they WERE polished; but polished and waxed are not the same) and the landscaping was cleaned up, but there just was a certain sense of pride that Tim had in the venue that seems to have slipped a bit.

One unfortunate event happened at the reception that I wish Victoria told me about before I left for the evening: guests thought they could take the centerpieces home with them, when in fact, they were rentals. I didn't realize this was happening, but Victoria did and told my florist she saw people leaving with centerpieces. We had to reimburse our florist for the missing vases after the wedding, and had Victoria said something to me during the wedding, we could have made an announcement.

Overall, the flexibility of the venue and the 'look' of the building provided a great backdrop for our wedding and Victoria and her team were unobtrusive and helpful the leading up to the event and the day-of. My one suggestion is that The Upper Room lowers their rental fee if they don't intend on maintaining the venue how Tim did.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.5/5.0
Fortunately TIm is gone and Victoria is there now.Tim promoted this business as friends of tile stone as a good group of Christian people and of Christian values. The venue looked beautiful and me an my bride put a deposit of 2000 dollars down to hold our date. Well attention all military guys I got orders to train an possibly deploy for all of our freedom well to these good Christian people that didn't matter an neither did the military act or clause that protects people in non refundable leases or agreements because me an my wife got pushed around and false info an took us almost 8months an threatening a lawsuit to get our money back. So keep this in mind when signing up for the event like I said Tim the con artist is no longer there for conducting horrible business practices an lieing so maybe you will get better results from Victoria she seemed sweet good luck an hope your wedding shopping is great!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful. Absolutely perfect. The stage is amazing the room is amazing and Tim is amazing. Best deal in wilmington hands down
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Bobby
Wedding:
3/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Tim thank you so much for all of your help. You did exactly what you said you would do. You watched over everything all night and the vendors you suggested where amazing. Especially Forever Productions man. Also thank you for telling us the lighting would enhance the place. It made it look like we spent $60,000 just on the Upper Room. All of your clients should take your suggestions. you definitely know what your doing, Thanks again
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Every girl dreams of their wedding day & I found just what I was looking for at The Upper Room 1871. The ballroom was gorgeous & unlike anything else I'd seen in Wilmington. They provided the room for 24 hrs. for one flat fee that included tables & chavari chairs. The event supervisor, Tim Patton, was there to help every step of the way! He was present for setting up & stayed throughout the reception to guide the vendors & the wedding party. He really went above & beyond to make our big day extra special.
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