Hey guys...my name is Ray and along with Chris and KJ, it would be our pleasure to host your wedding or event at The Warehouse1856. I have been a wedding photographer since 2000 and this is the fourth venue I have been a part of. Previous venues were The RiverRoom and The Loft on Front and Belle Vue Wilmington. Having owned a few smaller wedding venues I saw the need for something larger, different and unique. The vision is simple, to make it over the top, beautiful, and as we all know: Location is everything! Welcome to Warehouse 1856! We are perfect for larger events (seating for about 150 and cocktail style events over 200 people). With so many weddings in the New Hanover area, especially downtown, we knew opening up a another large venue is exactly what was needed. My passion for events, weddings and hosting parties speaks for itself. I believe community over competition in this industry and you will find we are a very tight knit group of wedding professionals with our brides best interest in mind. With so many options for wedding venues you are sure to find the perfect spot that will make your wedding day flawless.
So, about me personally... I love sports...haha, if it is an event I am watching. I pretty much take March off to watch college hoops. I love my jeep and spending time on the North End of Carolina Beach. I love pizza and chicken wings! I prefer a good Gray Goose martini or a nice glass of Pinot Noir. I am one of the organizers for Port City Volunteer and Disaster Relief...helping in Joplin, Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and last year right here in NC. But my heart belongs to my pups... Nola and Mardi (I am a bit addicted to New Orleans). Having that unconditional love to look forward to every day after an event is priceless!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit...hopefully we can welcome you to our family of brides at The Warehouse 1856. Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!