My daughter was married on the beach in Wrightsville Beach, NC and we held the reception at Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington. It was not as $$$ as we thought it was going to be. The rental fee included access to the grounds - stunning and very well kept - as well as the mansion. There is a restored slave qtrs. which serve as additional restrooms. It is the quintessential "Southern Plantation" setting. Beautiful at night, with tables set up on the wrap around porch and windows you can walk thru into the mansion!! Our guests still talk about it - 6 yrs. later!