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Same great space (Warehouse 1856), with a brand new Look. Welcome to Warehouse on Water!
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MOments made here

Parties . Special Occasions . Weddings

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Today, Warehouse on Water is a blank backdrop to bring your moments to life!

The Jacobi Warehouse Building was established in 1856. This rugged structure was used to store building materials, hardware, cutlery, artillery, and agricultural equipment.

Warehouse 1856 is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.  Cobblestone streets and breathtaking river views are only the beginnings of the charm we offer.

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your space

Classic design meets soothing natural colors, paired with an open floor plan -the only thing needed to bring this place to life is you!

Our 6,000 square foot venue is split into two halves one elevated from the other.  This provides our guests with the flexibility to welcome a myriad of different events and layouts.  Couple this space with our expansive wharf styled deck and this venue is only limited by your own imagination.  We also put no restrictions on who you choose to cater your special day.

We held a Christmas party with roughly 140 people and this event was seamless. I would recommend this venue to any person looking for a stress-free, beautiful experience.

This venue will accommodate so many different “flavors”...from corporate events, family reunions, weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners...the options are truly endless and with the flexibility of bringing your own vendors to suit the occasion. Can’t say enough wonderful things about Warehouse!

The Warehouse on Water is a one of a kind new venue in Historic Downtown Wilmington!


When we say "on Water", we mean it.

Located in beautiful, historic downtown Wilmington on a cobblestone street, Warehouse On Water is just a few steps away from the Cape Fear River and every beautiful picturesque location!  Not to mention conveniently nestled amongst great restaurants, bars, and nightlife!

The Details

Just like the views and location, the amenities we offer at Warehouse on Water are unmatched in Wilmington. Our years of experience
in hospitality make us experts in creating beautiful events!

Complimentary tables and crossback chairs.

Catering room and dedicated bar area.

State of the art sound system and DJ capabilities.

Our Amenities
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Riverview and Cobblestones

What better way to welcome your guests than to offer glasses of champagne as they arrive and gather on the deck while taking in unobstructed views of the steadfast Cape Fear River and the mighty USS North Carolina.  


The moments made here.

Take a look, and get inspired, by our previous events below!

This place is amazing! We were married here in November of 2019 and it exceeded my expectations. We were able to create a fine dining experience for our guests as well as a club atmosphere for the reception.

Ty Shaw

What an amazing historic venue in Downtown Wilmington!

Nicole Rigo

We held a Christmas party with roughly 140 people and this event was seamless.

Aubrey Price

Beautiful venue and amazing staff that goes above and beyond every single time!

Dayma Edwards

Your space to make memories!

Let us know about your upcoming wedding, event, or birthday!  We'd love to help bring your special day or event to life!

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