Event Planning in Wilmington, North Carolina

It’s often said, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” But without the perfect Wilmington venue in place, the journey can become unnecessarily stressful. Let us handle the planning details so you can enjoy your special event. At Kelley Event + Design, we listen to what you want and transform your ideas into a customized event that is tailor-made specifically for you. We understand that there are seemingly endless details to consider, and with the assistance of an event planner, you will save yourself from the headache and hassle of organizing your special event.

Wilmington Event Planning Services

Imagine every detail is handled and your event is moving along smoothly. The décor is exactly as you envisioned, the flowers and table settings are placed perfectly, the food tastes delicious, and everyone is having a great time. But you are not fully enjoying the event because you’re preoccupied with the planning process and details. With us, that stress and time investment will be minimized. Tell us about your ideal event and we will work with you to build it. Our expertise is planning and executing professionally crafted events in Wilmington. When you need event planning services, trust Kelley Event + Design to produce a one-of-a-kind party that exceeds all your expectations.

In event planning, there are endless details to consider, and with the assistance of an event planner, you will save yourself from the headache and hassle of running the show. At Kelley Event + Design, we carefully prepare and execute each event planning step, keeping you informed and including you in decisions, while taking the burden off your shoulders. Our sole mission is to help you maintain a successful daytime job while we plan your Wilmington event—no matter how big or small.

Our event planning services include (but are not limited to):

  • Event design and theming
  • Budget planning
  • Venue selection
  • Food and beverage caterer selection
  • On-site management

Events We Plan in Wilmington

From corporate events to destination weddings, Kelley Event + Design does it all. We provide event planning services for:

  • Conferences
  • Business meetings
  • Team building events
  • Product launches
  • Corporate holiday parties
  • Theme parties
  • VIP events
  • Executive retreats
  • Fundraisers
  • Engagement parties

Event Venues in Wilmington

Coordinating events, both big and small, can become overwhelming. You should be able to enjoy the event and focus on your guests. We understand that there are seemingly endless details to consider, including choosing your ideal venue. But with a splash of Southern hospitality and charm, there’s no better place to throw your special event than Wilmington.

128 South/Bakery 105

Have you been searching for the perfect venue that offers both indoor and outdoor space? On the banks of Cape Fear River, 128 South provides guests with spectacular views from the 128 South River View Deck. Believe us when we say your guests will be in awe of the beauty. Bakery 105 is located at the corner of Front St. and Orange St. in Historic Downtown Wilmington. The venue features exposed brick walls, charming wood ceiling beams, creeping vines, and crepe myrtle trees. For a large—yet cozy—event venue, both options provide the ideal space for your next corporate holiday party or fundraiser.

Airlie Gardens

Imagine hosting a spectacular engagement party surrounded by formal gardens, sculptures, views of Bradley Creek, and a 467-year-old live oak! There is no other event space like Airlie Gardens in the Wilmington area. With a variety of locations on the grounds, you will find a space that is perfect for specific event, including:

  • Airlie Oak Lawn
  • Minnie Evans Bottle Chapel
  • Bradley Creek Lawn
  • The Pergola Garden

The Atrium

When people think of corporate events, they often see them as lackluster and uninspiring—but that doesn’t have to be the case. There’s no better place to hold your event than The Atrium. Located in Wilmington’s Historic District, “Wilmington’s secret garden” is bursting with stunning natural elements, lush foliage, climbing vines, brick masonry, and water features—creating a truly photogenic, one-of-a-kind space you and your guests will be talking about for years.

Bellamy Mansion

Whether celebrating a company milestone or rewarding your top performing employees, we can create a truly customized corporate event for your group at the Bellamy Mansion. With grand columns, brass chandeliers, magnificent gardens, ornate molding, wrap-around porches, and elaborate Victorian style carpet, this event space truly creates a southern experience nestled in the heart of Wilmington. Spending the say shaded by 150-year old magnolia trees, your guests will never want the party to end!

Event Planner in Wilmington, North Carolina

Taking an idea and making it a reality is hard work, but to Kelley Event + Design it’s the best kind of work there is. Our passion is creating, designing, and coordinating your special events—whether it’s a wedding, fundraiser, or corporate event. We consult with you, research Wilmington area vendors, and find exactly what you need for your event. Kelley Event + Design manages the hard work, so you can relax and be the host.

Every event we plan in Wilmington is unique—contact us to receive a custom event planning proposal.