We are located in historic downtown Wilmington on the banks of the Cape Fear River. Coastline Center, was constructed in the late 19th century for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad (ACL) and was used as its headquarters from the early 1900s to 1960s. During that time, ACL was the largest employer and contributor to the area’s economic growth. The restoration and conversion of the ACL to Coastline Center began in 1989 and was completed while still preserving the historic character of the building. As the transformation occurred, attention to detail was taken as Coastline Center became the ideal wedding venue and conference space for many successful contemporary events.
Our Wilmington event venue includes over 10,000 square feet of versatile meeting, banquet and event space and can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 700+ guests depending on the room configuration. All of our function rooms and outdoor riverfront deck areas can be transformed into anything from the simplest business meeting to the most extravagant wedding reception or gala. Adjacent to Coastline Center is the all river front Best Western Plus Coastline Inn. Aloft Wilmington Hotel coming in summer of 2021. Priority room blocks can be secured, subject to availability, by the Coastline Center sales team for those groups using the center for their rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, birthday party, business meeting or any other type of event.
We invite you to get to know us by browsing our site or making an appointment to come down and meet with one of our experienced event representatives. They will provide you with a tour of the spaces and property and answer any questions you may have.