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Breathtaking location and much more

As you day dream at your ceremony and reception, you wonder how you found the best location in Wilmington. As you turn, you see breathtaking views of the Cape Fear River, the USS North Carolina Battleship, Wilmington's Historic Skyline, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and huge ships that pass by so close you feel as though you could reach out and touch them. As the boats pass, you relax to the sound of waves gently rolling onto the banks as you sit above. Not only a beautiful river deck suspended over the mysterious Cape Fear, but also the incredible sunsets, mouth watering food, beautiful decor and a staff that helps you make your event a special and memorable experience.

Michael and Howard, owners of The Cape Fear River Deck and Candles Etc. each offer over 25 years of professional event planning. Having owned several businesses in the past, they have found their upscale gift and candle store combined with the best outdoor location in the Wilmington area for weddings, receptions, etc. to be the perfect combination for a stress free one stop shop for their clients. When you rent the river deck you are also provided with every facet necessary for a stress free and memorable day. Over the years, they have worked with and established a list of outstanding business partners in town to provide you with a worry-free experience resulting in the most joyful and memorable occasion. All for the cost of the rental! Michael and Howard oversee daily operations and assist in planning each event with special attention to every detail.

Located in historic Chandler's Wharf, and surrounded by cobblestone streets, tall church steeples, horse carriages and riverboats, one feels as though they have gone back in time for their perfect wedding day. With the Wilmington River Walk adjacent to the deck, your guests will enjoy the easy stroll to their downtown hotel or B&B.

In just a few short years, The Cape Fear River Deck has become the premier location for Wilmington weddings. It is no wonder that many dates are reserved 1-2 years in advance.

Quality Candles and gifts

Candles Etc. is home of ROOT Candles, The Best Candle in America. With its blend of soy and bees wax, ROOT candles has perfected the candle industry. Enjoy a stress free wedding day with candles that do not sm ke or drip and are incredibly long burning. Combine this with unique high quality essential oil fragrances and you have the absolute best choice in candles. With over 31 colors, 27 styles and 64 fragrances, their selection of over 27,000 candles in stock can not be matched anywhere in the south east. In addition, Candles Etc. has a fully stocked section of wedding candles including unity candles, miniature wedding cake candles, metallic candles and more. The best part about having the two businesses together is that the staff will work with you to provide gorgeous centerpieces and decor that can be rented rather than purchased. The river deck staff provides all the set-up and clean-up and you save about 60% of what it would cost to provide the same decor if you purchased everything.

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