128 South is located in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina on the banks of the Cape Fear River. We offer a unique venue and reception space for your event including: wedding reception, luncheons, bridal or baby showers, business meetings, product presentations, product launch events, corporate dinners, professional association meetings, retirement parties, holiday parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, art or fashion shows, etc.
Having undergone extensive renovations in 2009, the 128 South venue has both historic charm and modern amenities. Our open floor plan includes a 2nd floor mezzanine overlooking the central lower level. This layout offers a particularly charming gathering space where each of your guests can truly engage in the event activities. We are large enough to comfortably accommodate a cocktail reception for 180 people, but cozy enough for an exclusive private dinner.
Adjacent to 128 South, and also located in the VonKampen building, you will find Stemmerman’s Inn. Stemmerman’s accommodations are charming and cozy. Each suite features high ceilings, large living spaces, a kitchenette and an upstairs sleeping loft. The Inn is well-suited for a wedding party, board members, or VIP guests.
October 2011 marked the completion of the 128 South River View Deck. The River View Deck offers a unique outdoor event space with unparalleled views of the Lower Cape Fear River. The vista spans from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the Isabelle Holmes Bridge and includes the USS North Carolina. The deck offers the perfect setting for a sunset ceremony, a festive cocktail hour, or dancing under the stars. With the addition of the River View Deck, 128 South offers the premiere venue in Downtown Wilmington.