Located in the historic district of downtown Wilmington, just three short blocks from the River Walk, shops and restaurants, The Graystone Inn historic Bed and Breakfast is a most impressive location for your wedding. Originally built as the Bridgers Mansion in 1905 by Elizabeth Bridgers, widow of prominent local merchant, Preston Haywood Bridgers, The Graystone is now a AAA Four Diamond and a Select Registry property. The grandeur and grace of The Graystone provides the truly elegant setting for your wedding. The architectural details of the innís interior, from the majestic Corinthian columns in the Grand Hall to the intricate fireplace carvings, provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony/reception, portraits and photographs.
The Graystone Inn has an event coordinator on staff who is available to help you plan the perfect wedding and who will be there throughout your rehearsal and wedding ceremony to ensure your special day goes just as planned.
Weddings and receptions for more than ten people are held on the main floor of the inn, a 4,300-square-foot space, elegantly decorated with period antiques. Also included in the main floor rental are the inn's gardens and verandas. The ground floor has ample space for a dance floor and musicians or DJ, and can accommodate up to 150 people. Evening weddings require rental of all inn guest rooms. Celebrate together with your friends and family on your wedding day at the Graystone Inn.
The Graystone Inn offers an Elopement Package, Sunday through Thursday. In consideration of other guests in the inn, we require that the ceremony and toast conclude by 5:30 pm. Our Elopement Package continues to be a very popular package and includes:
Please note: If you wish to bring a wedding cake, we will provide dishes, silverware, napkins and cake-cutter for a small additional fee.
Weddings packages at the Graystone include a two-hour bridal portrait opportunity and use of our changing room with the rental fee. The Graystone Inn can also serve as an elegant backdrop for wedding and bridal portraits for couples that are not planning their ceremony at the Graystone. For a small fee, which includes the use of our changing room, couples may create memories in our picturesque Inn or outside in our romantic gardens.
With seating for twenty, the private dining and adjoining sitting room make the perfect setting for smaller or more private luncheon/dinner parties, including bridesmaids' luncheons, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. The easy access to the kitchen for caterers and staff ensures a high level of service for your function. Please contact the inn's event coordinator for more details about planning your special event.
The Graystone has nine elegant rooms for you and your wedding guests. What a great way to have your friends or family together on your wedding weekend. If you rent the main floor of the inn and your event goes beyond 5:30 PM, all of the guest rooms must be rented. There is a two-night minimum stay on the weekends (Friday and Saturday night). If your wedding is on a Sunday there is only a one-night rental requirement for the guest rooms.
The Graystone also is also available for hosting business luncheons/meetings, cocktail parties, birthday or anniversary parties, and small dinner parties. For details about connecting with friends and family with event at our downtown Wilmington Inn, please contact the inn's event coordinator.