The venue was an easy choice for Kelly and I. We were blown away by this beautiful and unique venue from the moment we saw it. The exposed brick of the room really gave a feel of being in historic Downtown Wilmington. Our guests also really enjoyed the patio out back for our cocktail hour. We could not have been more pleased with Jen Rayle and her entire staff. Jen was extremely helpful in giving us great vendor recommendations and making coordinating with them seamless. She was also huge on the day of the event making sure everything went off without a hitch. We received many compliments on the friendliness of the staff and the delicious food. We could not be more pleased with the overall experience of this venue.
Great experience overall. Jenn was so accommodating and our wedding turned out great!
Balcony on Dock is hands down the best wedding venue in downtown Wilmington. The exposed brick, hardwood floors, huge windows, and famous balcony (great photo op!) make this place truly unique. We had 100 guests, which is the perfect number for this venue. We had plenty of room. Cocktail hour was outside in the courtyard with the gorgeous string lights that are included with the venue. We had southern eggrolls and crab cakes for apps and everyone loved them! Jenn is so talented, kind and willing to accommodate any requests I had. She planned out the night perfectly, and I didn't have to worry about timing of anything. One note on the dinner, I was not a big fan of the Mac 'n Cheese, but that was partially my fault for not doing a tasting before I selected the menu. Very very minor thing considering the whole night was amazing, and my friends and family kept telling me this was one of the best weddings they had ever been to! I'm so glad I went with Jenn and everyone else at Balcony, they are amazing!
Jenn and Becca were gems to work with. So competent, professional, responsive and eager to offer creative, sound advice and assurance prior to our event. Day of event was flawless - Jenn guided the pace of events perfectly. The staff was so well trained, pleasant and unobtrusive. The venue site is "take your breath away" magical - the hardwood floors, exposed brick, well maintained and sparkling pristine - its so obvious how much pride the staff takes in making your event special. The courtyard cocktail hour set the tone for the wonderful evening - such a special oasis in the middle of beautiful downtown Wilmington. All our guests had nothing but complements for the entire evening. Wouldn't have changed a thing!
Hands down the best experience we could have asked for. From the moment we stepped foot into the Balcony to view it as a possible location, we fell in love. Our wedding day was absolutely magical. Jenn was always present and was so easy to contact during the planning process. She was flexible and willing to meet our needs and was so professional and fun the night of the reception. To this day, our guests are still raving about the venue and the atmosphere that The Balcony on Dock created. I have nothing bad to say at all. I felt stress free and was able to really enjoy our special evening thanks to everyone at the Balcony who made sure it was picture perfect!
We walked into the Balcony and knew right away that it was the perfect place for us. The exposed brick and cool chandeliers give the venue a casual, but classy feel. The courtyard for cocktail hour is awesome...we had several people tell us that they felt like they were in a movie. The transition from ceremony upstairs to cocktail hour downstairs back to reception upstairs was seamless. It's amazing that they can flip the room so quickly!
I can't say enough about the coordinator, Jenn. We really had no idea how to plan a wedding and she pointed us in the right direction every time. We live in Winston-Salem so we were nervous about planning a wedding long distance. Jenn made it so easy! She set up meetings with us over the phone and was always quick to respond to all of our million questions via email. She gave great advice on seating, food choices, decorations, timeline and so much else. If you are planning the wedding from somewhere besides Wilmington, you do not need to worry at all! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to...
Jenn and Bekah are an incredible team and we cannot thank them enough for helping to make our wedding so wonderful and memorable. Jenn is a wonderful event coordinator, and worked with all of our other vendors to move the night along seamlessly. My groom and I felt like royalty and they made everything so easy. The food was also amazing!!! We got so many compliments from family and friends about the setting, staff, and food, and couldn't have done it without Jenn and Bekah. I give my highest recommendation! If you are thinking of having a reception in Wilmington- have it here!!!
Jenn at the Balcony on Dock was such a pleasure to work with! She was so helpful and professional while helping me plan our big day! Her staff is wonderful as well. The venue is beautiful! Best in Wilmington!
Jenn was fabulous ! Kept us informed by email and meeting with us. Very organized. I was extremely satisfied with her timing and organization at the reception. She knew when to escort each table for food, time the cutting of the cake, have the speech of best man and maid of honor, and just keep the flow of the reception going. The food was superb as well as the atmosphere! Thank you for great memories!
Jenn is amazing! She is so organized and collaborates with other vendors to ensure the evening flows well! One less thing to stress about on your wedding day! Also, the food is AMAZING and the space/view is perfect in downtown Wilmington!
They were wonderful and one top of everything!!
Jenn was absolutely fabulous and we are so glad we were able to use The Balcony on Dock as our reception site. We didn't have a wedding planner and we didn't need one because Jenn was such a huge help. She did a perfect job of putting together a day-of timeline for us, coordinating with our other vendors, setting up our reception items, and really just helping us in anyway possible. The Balcony itself is so beautiful and in a prime location. Our friends and family had a blast and were so impressed with everything.
Jenn was such a pleasure to work with at Balcony. She always went above and beyond to help assist me as I was planning the wedding from out of town. The day of the wedding she made sure everything was perfect and that everyone was on the same timeline. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
The Balcony's staff was wonderful. Jen and Bekah made sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks.
Overall this was a great place. The staff was professional and courteous. Compliments to the chef, we had many that commented on how delicious the food was. We worked mostly with Jenn, and I have to say that she was great. She went above and beyond to help set things up and make sure things went as planned. Thank you to all who had a part in making my daughter's wedding unforgetable.
The rehearsal dinner on Friday Evening went very well. The ladies at this venue were great to work with.
Jenn was very helpful with the planning and also for making sure everything went smoothly during the Cocktail Hour and Dinner. Our guests were very complimentary of the delicious food as well as the beautiful venue. I would definitely recommend their services as well as the venue.
The Balcony on Dock was absolutely wonderful for my wedding on April 27, 2013. The whole event went on without any issues and the food was DELICIOUS!!! Jenn and the rest of the Balcony staff would AMAZING! Jenn was very attentative to all my needs and questions, and I couldn't have asked for a better person to help coordinate the wedding. She was always prompt with email responses and met with me whenever I needed. I live in the DC area so it was very reassuring to have her just an email or phone call away! Jenn was super sweet every time we interacted and I cannot thank her enough for calming my nerves.
I highly recommended The Balcony to anyone looking to hold an event in Wilmington!
The Balcony on Dock was one of my dream wedding locations as it was the perfect venue for a ceremony and reception, without having to stress about the threat of rain. My event coordinator, Jenn, was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process and went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was exactly how I envisioned it. We set up numerous appointments throughout the year to discuss vendors, decor, event design, food, etc and I never once felt like I needed a wedding planner, as she was always available with answers to my questions and made sure everything was taken care of the day of!
The Balcony on Dock is a stunning wedding venue and was the perfect size for our group of 75, with plenty of room for more. Our guests raved about the food (southern egg rolls and the beef tenderloin were the favorites) and how smoothly the evening went.
My husband and I HIGHLY recommend Balcony on Dock for your next event!!
Jenn and Bekah at Balcony are awesome! They helped me with every little detail, right down to my hair stylist! Any special requests I had, they made it happen for us. I simply dropped off the decor and told them to do what they wanted! It turned out better than I ever imagined!
The moment we saw this venue, we fell in love with it!! It was exactly what we were looking for, exposed brick, hardwood floors, beautiful chandeliers, french doors. It made for an absolutely gorgeous setting. From day one, Jenn could not have been more helpful!! She made planning our wedding so easy!! Her expert suggestions on other venders were perfect. From the very beginning, Jenn bent over backwards to help us with anything and everything we needed. She definitely went way beyond the extra mile to make our special day everything we wanted it to bel... and that is exactly what it was. All we had to do was show up and she took care of everything else. We didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was absolutely amazing!! And thanks to Jenn, we actually got to enjoy it. She catered to us the entire night and made sure we had everything we needed and made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it! The night flowed so smoothly and everyone had an amazing time! It was truly the most perfect night, and we owe it all to Jenn and her wonderful staff!!
The Balcony on Dock says:
Thank you for the kind words Amy! It makes us so happy and grateful to know that we had a part in helping with your special day! It was one of our favorite winter weddings to date, we can't wait to see the pictures from Theo and video from Blueberry Fusion! We are so happy for you and Michael and truly enjoyed working with you all. Lots of love and best wishes for a long and happy marriage!