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Catering & Vendors

Outside of the great location in historic downtown Wilmington and the unique charm of our riverfront venue, our customers often tell us that the ability to choose their own caterer was the decision making factor. At the Coastline Conference & Event Center we believe you should have the freedom to choose the vendor’s best suited to meet your expectations and budget. As a convenience we offer limited in-house catering choices, mostly appropriate for the meeting markets but whether you are choosing among our list of approved outside vendors or have an old favorite you want to use it is your decision. If your chosen vendor is not on our approved list approval can usually be arranged for licensed and insured caterers by their completing the approved caterer application. The listings on this page are those that have performed services at the Coastline Conference and Event Center for meetings, wedding receptions, and thousands of other events we have had the privilege of serving for more than 20 years. A printable list of all of the vendors listed on this page along with many other documents that may be useful when planning your event can be found on our documents page. Understanding the do’s & don’ts and most of what you will need to know can be found in the User’s Guide. Whether you are a professional meeting planner or a couple looking for a memorable wedding venue our experienced sales team are ready to help you plan a stress free event tailored to your specific needs.


Best Western PLUS Coastline Inn
Best Western PLUS Coastline Inn

Our riverfront hotel in Wilmington is known for its stunning views of the Cape Fear River and for its friendly service, with southern hospitality greatly revered. A Wilmington historic district hotel is the perfect choice, with proximity to a wealth of great shopping and dining. Located in the historic district downtown, guests at our Wilmington hotel overlooking the Cape Fear River can walk to many top attractions, easily join walking tours and discover the treasures of the city by foot. Downtown Wilmington hotels give guests easy access to the best of the city.

Preferred Vendors


A Thyme Savor
A Thyme Savor

A Thyme Savor Catering & Event Planning celebrates the bounty of the North & South coming together season-by-season. For over 10 years we have been serving Eastern North Carolina with delectable fare, culinary creativity and unbeatable dedication to our clients. Utilizing only the freshest local produce, seafood & other specialty ingredients our goal is to convey freshness and ambiance with every event. Having established a reputation for culinary ingenuity and an eye for detail this team of Chefs has created a vision that keeps A Thyme Savor growing by leaps and bounds!
Ph: 910-233-9525
Email: [email protected]

Culinary Creations
Culinary Creations

We are Wilmington, North Carolina’s premier catering company. Allow us to bring a five-star dining experience to your next event. However big or small, Chef Marcus Buric will create a custom menu for your occasion. If it’s an elegant brunch, corporate gathering or a beautiful wedding reception. Let’s take your guests on a culinary journey they won’t soon forget!
910.538.CHEF (2433)

Bon Appetit
Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit Catering has a reputation around the Wilmington area for honesty, integrity, quality, and giving our clients exactly what they want. We stand by each of these principles every step of the way in planning and putting on your upcoming special, personal event to allow your dreams and wishes to become reality.

Middle of the Island Catering Co.
Middle of the Island Catering Co.

Middle of the Island Catering is Wilmington’s largest catering company, specializing in seafood and southern buffets cooked on site in our mobile kitchens. From church dinners, company picnics, corporate functions and fundraisers and large events for thousands of people, we have the staff and most important, the proper equipment to handle your function. We are the area’s leader in weddings, as we cater over 200 weddings per year.
910.256.4273 or 910.256.4277
[email protected]

Pine Valley Market
Pine Valley Market

Whether you are planning a small dinner party at your home, or a wedding reception for five hundred, Pine Valley Market can help. Our custom approach to menu and event planning offers you the ability to literally make your dreams come true. Our one on one consultation process allows us to better understand your vision and to custom create a menu and service style that will make your dreams a reality.
Phone: (910) 350-3663

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Catering Thyme
Susan Lawler, Manager and Organizer of Catering Thyme has recently celebrated twenty-six years in the Catering business and looking forward to many more enjoyable years in pleasing our catering clients. Our reputation of excellence was built on our unfailing attention to detail, consistently providing quality food and professional service at competitive prices. Our company is committed to continuing to make every occasion, large or small, a memorable one. We welcome the opportunity to assist in your next event.
910-297-9368. [email protected]

Sawmill Catering

From Hometown to Haute Cuisine, Sawmill Catering Company has been a chosen favorite of Wilmington brides, corporate meeting planners, and party goers for over 13 years. Call Charles Davis, Executive Chef for your next event.
910- 620-7001
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Art Catering/the Purple Onion

Andrew Bland, a trained Executive Chef from England, runs the kitchen while Terry instills her southern hospitality into the business side. Together, they make the perfect team for this growing business and have become well-known throughout the area for their beloved café, delicious catering and their generosity to the community.

Angie’s Catering
Angie’s of Chris’s Restaurant Catering

Angie’s Catering has been providing the highest quality catering in Wilmington, North Carolina for 31 years. As a family-owned business, we pride ourselves on serving others the same way we would want to serve our own family. Father and Sons, Chris, Nick, and Andy do most of the cooking, while Mother and Daughter, Angie and Eppy, provide all of the arrangements and handle the service. Angie’s has built a reputation for quality at a fair price. We have catered for all occasions and for a variety of events. From movie stars to wedding receptions, from fundraising events to a small reception at home, Angie’s provides the same high quality food and service.


Creative Cake Design
Creative Cake Design

We create custom cakes and sweets for your Wedding and special occasions. Our goal is that your cake be the centerpiece of the table and the talk of the party. To meet that expectation, we feel that the look of the cake must be pleasing as well as the taste divine.

One Belle Bakery
Every order is a chance for us to design a unique and memorable cake that’s as original as the client who helps to create it. Whether it be a wedding cake, groom’s cake, party cake, dessert bar, or specialty sweet treat; we relish the opportunity to make your event as unforgettable as the decadent desserts we create together.
(910) 769-3280
[email protected]

Hot Pink Cake Stand
Hot Pink Cake Stand

If you can dream it, we can bake it! Bring us your ideas and we’ll design a totally unique cake for your big day!


Audio Visual Services
Audio Visual Services

We are a national Audio Visual Services company headquartered in Wilmington, NC. We provide services locally, regionally and nationally. Since 1989, we have worked with meeting planners in venues both large and small with one primary goal: to create the most outstanding audiovisual experiences at the lowest cost.

L & L Rentals
L&L Tent & Party Rentals

From small gatherings to large company events… WE PROVIDE IT ALL! No matter your taste or venue, we are guaranteed to have a solution to make your special day perfect.

Party Suppliers & Rentals
The highest quality party rentals for exceptional events in Southeastern North Carolina. Providing specialty table linens, fine china and serving pieces along with chairs, tables, tents and dance floors.


Orchid Island Events
Orchid Island Events

Our philosophy is “Life is an EVENT”. The Orchid Team will develop a personal relationship with you to create or manage the day you desire. Since 2008 we have built strong ties with wedding professionals and wish to share our knowledge with you!

Salt Harbor Designs
Salt Harbor Designs

Salt Harbor was formed on the foundation of design. We believe that every design should tell its own story through carefully chosen details. We work with our clients to determine their style and to help them develop of cohesive design plan, one where every element fits perfectly into the larger design. Our ideal client is one who believes that great design is essential to creating the overall atmosphere of an event or interior.
(910) 799-8570


High Performance Lighting
High Performance Lighting & Power

High Performance is a locally owned lighting and power distribution service provider in Wilmington, North Carolina. Technical Engineer and owner, Steve Peterson, founded the company in 2000 after spending over 20 years in the film and professional entertainment lighting industry. We enjoy being a part of what helps to make these occasions especially memorable for our clients. Please feel free to contact a member of our team to learn more about how we can help with your next event.


Matt McGraw Photography
contact Matt McGraw Photography

Angela Piccinin Photography
(954) 240 – 0479
[email protected]


Fiore Fine Flowers
YOU ENVISION IT. WE’LL CREATE IT. Whether our floral designers are creating a single celebratory arrangement or delightfully transforming a bride’s vision into reality, Fiore Fine Flowers’ passion for innovative designs surpasses clients’ expectations. We love our job and it shows.
(910) 791-6770

Verzaal Florists
Verzaal’s Florist & Events is your “Neighborhood Full-Service Florist”. Our locally family owned and operated flower shop is committed to providing only the finest floral arrangements, gifts and prompt customer service. We are committed to doing the job right the first time with quality and personalized service to the greater Wilmington area.


Azalea Limousine Service
We are Wilmington, NC’s premier limousine service featuring first class stretch limousines, corporate car service transportation, airport transfer vehicles, custom built party buses and stretch limos for leisure and special occasions at affordable rates, check out our limousine specials and party limo deals for any event in Wilmington and Surrounding areas.

Cape Fear Limo
Cape Fear Limo, a Wilmington limousine rental company is the perfect way to make a glamorous statement! From parties to business conferences, airport transportation to city tours, a limousine rental from Cape Fear Limo service ensures you’ll arrive at your destination promptly, safely, and most importantly, in style! Cape Fear Limo service has been at the forefront of Wilmington’s limo service rental industry. Clients in Wilmington, NC, return again and again to experience the superior limousine service and our state-of-the-art luxury vehicles, including white limos, black limos, SUV limos, party buses, limo buses, and our NOVA shuttle buses!

Platinum Limousine Service
Our Chauffeurs are professional, prompt and courteous to ensure your experience is a “Platinum” experience, no matter what the occasion may be.


Active Entertainment
Active Entertainment

We have brightened corporate events, parties, and wedding receptions since 1995. Based in Wilmington, N.C., we travel the East Coast to deliver DJ, sound, lighting, videography and photo booth services that will make any social event shine.

Jewell Events
Jewell Events

Planning a wedding can be stressful and who wants to be stressed on such a happy occasion? One thing that will help on your big day is putting together a team of professionals that will work together to orchestrate a day of lasting memories.

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