The Brooklyn Arts Center and 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,
the Brooklyn Arts Center offers you two of the most magnificent facilities in the region.



The 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.


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

AnneX weddings

Our 1910, two-story, brick schoolhouse features a full bridal suite, an incredible cocktail lounge, and a reception/ceremony site that is beyond breathtaking. 


The BAC is the most stunning and spectacular small-market, multi-use event venue in the region. We host fabulous fundraisers, art shows, upscale vintage flea markets, and other community-driven events.


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 at St. Andrews 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.

The church, with its soaring, 60-foot cathedral ceilings, original brick and plaster walls, stained glass windows displayed as extraordinary, 130-year-old artwork, exceptional balcony overlooking the main floor, and state-of-the-art theatrical lighting is a spectacular setting for weddings, concerts, charitable galas, banquets, films, fundraisers, art shows, vintage flea markets, and more. The Annex has 15-foot, beaded tongue and groove, North Carolina heart pine ceilings, original brick and plaster walls and wood floors, oak roll-up walls, and stained glass windows. The first floor includes a beautiful bridal suite and perhaps the coolest cocktail lounge in the Southeast. The second floor, the original auditorium, is the perfect romantic setting for ceremonies, receptions, and other fabulous events.

Standing majestically at the corner of Campbell and North 4th Streets, the Brooklyn Arts Center is two minutes from the Cape Fear Riverwalk and Historic Downtown Wilmington and 10 minutes from Wrightsville Beach, NC. We have a 100-car parking lot, and there is plenty of free street parking in our neighborhood, all within one walking block of the venue.