For a modern, yet charming event in Wilmington, North Carolina, the garden courtyard of The Atrium provides a unique setting for contemporary weddings. During the 1980s, the building was repurposed from its formerly neglected state by visionary architect Ligon Flynn. Transforming the old building into an urban oasis, Flynn’s original design incorporated native foliage along with natural elements and was utilized as office space for many years.
Acquired by its current owners in 2010, The Atrium was revamped as a romantic venue for weddings and other events. Its location in historic downtown Wilmington provides a secret garden quality to an otherwise urban landscape. Remaining true to Ligon Flynn’s vision for a design centered on nature, The Atrium features a contemporary courtyard highlighted by natural light and garden views, which are contrasted by modern architectural elements.
The rustic, yet urban feel of this venue capacities a wide range of wedding tastes and themes, allowing a truly unique feel to each event. The Atrium courtyard subsists as a sort of blank slate, making for a completely customizable setup. Possibilities for the arrangement of the courtyard are unlimited and since The Atrium is suitable for both ceremonies and receptions, an all-in-one venue space can easily be created. Guests are also allowed to bring in their own caterers and bar service of their own choosing. Adaptability makes this venue a great option for couples wishing to inject their own personality into their ceremony and reception. And for a space that accommodates around 150-175 people, it still maintains both an intimate and personal atmosphere.