Located near the Cape Fear River, Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews is a gorgeous church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished to accommodate weddings, receptions, and other important events.
The cathedral ceilings soar 50 feet above the sanctuary floor and are draped with fabric that is backlit by a state-of-the-art, LED lighting system that can become whatever color your heart desires. The arched windows are two stories tall, the walls are original brick and plaster, and a large stage sits beneath a 35-foot, North Carolina-pine altar that adds one-of-a-kind beauty to the majestic room. There is seating for up to 220 for a banquet and 300-plus for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Wedding package includes a 12-hour day for the sanctuary, the first floor of the church manse next door (a wonderful 1907 home, with kitchen, dining area, living room, drop-dead dedicated dressing room, and bath), and the large, private courtyard behind the manse, a gorgeous setting for a ceremony, cocktails, and photographs.
Exquisite. Graceful. Intimate. Gorgeous.
We are thrilled to announce that restoration has begun on our new, fabulous facility: The Annex. Located in the 1910 schoolhouse connected to and directly behind the iconic BAC church, when it opens in September 2016, The Annex will immediately become one of the premiere intimate rental venues on the East Coast. The first floor, originally home to classrooms that wrapped around an open, sunlit space with a small stage, will become the most beautiful cocktail lounge in the region, perfect for smaller parties, business meetings, and other gatherings that will benefit from this stunning, historic setting. The classrooms will be transformed into an elegant bridal suite, including salon, living room, dining room, and kitchen. The second floor, the auditorium, with its 15-foot, original beaded tongue and groove, heart pine ceilings and classic stage, will instantly be recognized as the ideal reception room, ceremony site, concert hall, or theater. We expect the space to comfortably accommodate weddings of 30-90 guests.
Our reasonable rental fee includes the full use of The Annex with no time limit. We can't imagine why any bride and groom would want to rush through their wedding day. We encourage you to slow down and enjoy every minute, every moment.
We are currently taking reservations for September 2016 and beyond and fully expect The Annex to be as keenly sought after as The Church. So we encourage you to contact us with questions and prospective dates well in advance.
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