Wilmington Plantation was originally built in 1927. Back then it was known as the Oglethorpe Hotel. In the early 2000s it was remodeled and converted to condos. Earlier this year the ballroom was opened as a wedding venue and for a history loving couple, this place does not disappoint! I loved getting to tour the venue with Veronica who shared the hotel’s interesting past, including the fact that it was once rumored to be owned by Al Capone.
Whether you are wanting your wedding ceremony on the bluff of the Wilmington Plantation or in the Cabana overlooking the river, this venue offers a wide variety of options. I personally loved the Cabana with its arched windows. It can also be used for a rehearsal dinner or small reception.
The Grand Ballroom is one of my favorite features of this historic hotel and I could have spent all day just hanging out there. It felt as if history would come alive at any moment on Wilmington Island. The Original chandeliers hang in the ballroom making it easy to envision the Rat Pack dancing til dawn. Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Jackie Gleason were such regulars at the hotel that the lounge overlooking the river became known as Dino’s Den. For the history loving bride who adores that era, this is the perfect venue for a wedding. Elegant, Coastal, and Timeless! If these three words resonate with you as a bride, then you might be an #mrpbride. To find out more about that contact us here.