Introducing Wilmington's Newest Wedding and Event Space
Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding. Welcome to The Warehouse 1856 located in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC! 15 Water Street (between Market and Dock street) Please visit our Facebook page for more picture and videos.
Ideal for parties of 150+! Let our space host your most important moments and celebrations.
Warehouse 1856 is the perfect spot for every event. With about 5200 square feet it is ideal for larger parties up to around 150 people. This historic and modern contrast will leave you feeling nostalgic and you overlook the Cape Fear River from our gorgeous deck. You will be able to see the hustle and bustle of our town as well as the calming sunset over the river. If you are looking for a large space to host and event, we are located in the center of downtown within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping. Warehouse 1856 will provide seating for up to 100. You are allowed to choose any catering company you like, provide beer/wine/champagne and you will need a day of planner!
Let the planning begin and we will be there from start to finish to make sure your day is perfect. Thank you for your interest in our wonderful venue. Ray, Chris and KJ
About the building
Built in 1856 there is a lot of history to this beautiful building.
Wonder why it is spelled Warehovse 1856 on the front of the building?
For a very long time, U and V were allographs. What’s an allograph? An allograph is a variation of a letter in another context. Uppercase and lowercase letters are allographs. Before the use of the letter U, the shape V stood for both the vowel U and the consonant V. In the picture below you can see the letter V used in places were it would be pronounced as a U.
The letters begin to look different in the Gothic alphabet in 1386; however the use of the u was not widespread. When scribes did use a u, it was in the middle of words, e.g. save was saue, but upon was vpon. It wasn’t until printing standardized letter shapes in the 1600s that the letter U became regularly used. First, in the 1500s, Italian printers started distinguishing between the vowel U and the consonant V. However, the V continued to be used for the U sound at the beginning of words. In 1629, the capital U became an accepted letter when Lazare Zetzner, a printer, started using it in his print shop.