Brooklyn Arts Center + The Annex

Two of Wilmington’s Historic Venues in One Location

Whether you live locally or are considering Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Cape Fear Coast as a destination for your wedding, concert, or exceptional event, Brooklyn Arts Center & The Annex offer you two of the most magnificent facilities in the region.

Weddings

We offer you the grandest, most historic, iconic and romantic venues in Wilmington, NC and the greater Cape Fear area, to take the first step on your wonderful new adventure.

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Concerts

Brooklyn Arts Center is available to outside promoters. Our concert vendors provide state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and the finest event support service in the southeast.

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Events

Brooklyn Arts Center is a stunning and spectacular multi-use event venue. We host fabulous fundraisers, art shows, upscale vintage flea markets and other community events.

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Find Your Perfect Space

We have a variety of options to suit your needs


Our breathtaking two-story historic church features original stained glass, two-story windows and can accommodate up to 250 guests, while our Manse Suite serves as a full bridal suite.

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Located in a 1910 schoolhouse connected to and directly behind the main church, The Annex has two floors that can accommodate up to 140 guests featuring a beautiful cocktail lounge and an elegant bridal suite.

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Located behind the manse is our beautiful courtyard area. The courtyard is a large, fenced, private garden that can host up to 250 guests for a ceremony or cocktail hour.

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Nestled in the south tower of our church balcony sits this exciting new private bourbon bar, a perfect addition to your wedding or the ideal setting for your corporate or team-building event.

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Simply Breathtaking

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Historic Charm

Historic Downtown Wilmington’s Most Stunning Event Venue

Constructed in 1888, St. Andrews Church was the cultural, spiritual, and social center of Wilmington, North Carolina’s, bustling Brooklyn neighborhood for nearly a century. The adjacent, two-story school building, known now as The Annex, was completed in 1910 in memory of the founding charter members of the original Second Presbyterian Church (circa 1858). Today, both buildings have been elegantly restored and refurbished as the Brooklyn Arts Center and The Annex and, along with the charming church manse and the largest private courtyard in the city, comprise the campus that is Historic Downtown Wilmington’s most stunning event venue, the ideal location for any occasion–grand or intimate.

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