Pricing, Services & All Information

We are excited to announce that The Atrium has started accepting new bookings until the end of June 2020! Please inquire if you would like to be added to our waiting list for dates beyond June 2020. Visit the “Tour” tab if you’d like to schedule a 30-minute tour with The Atrium Coordinator, Laura Horton. She’ll be happy to guide you through The Atrium, answer your questions and discuss Day-of event coordinating services. We look forward to meeting you!

The Atrium by Ligon Flynn
15 South 2nd Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Laura Horton | 910-777-9701
The Atrium Coordinator
& Day-of Coordinating Services
info@atriumwilmington.com
Contact Me/ Inquire Here

The Atrium Venue Rental Rates for 2019

Maximum Capacity: 180 Guests
We recommend approximately 125 guests if you are planning ceremony and reception at The Atrium

OFF SEASON RATES [JANUARY, FEBRUARY, JULY, AUGUST, DECEMBER]: 

The pricing at The Atrium for Ceremony and Reception:

  • Saturdays $1800 (for 10 hours)
  • Fridays and Sundays $1500 (for 10 hours)

The pricing at The Atrium for Ceremony Only:

  • Saturdays $1100 (for 4 hours)
  • Fridays and Sundays $800 (for 4 hours)

Additionally, there is a $500 refundable damage security deposit. The maximum capacity is 180 Guests, but we recommend approximately 125 guests if you are planning ceremony & reception at the Atrium.

PEAK SEASON RATES [ MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER]:

The pricing at The Atrium for Ceremony and Reception:

  • Saturdays $2200 (for 10 hours)
  • Fridays  $1800 (for 10 hours)
  • Sundays $1500 (for 10 hours)

The pricing at The Atrium for Ceremony Only:

  • Saturdays $2200 (for 10 hours; No Price Break)
  • Fridays  $1250 (for 4 hours)
  • Sundays $800 (for 4 hours)

Additionally, there is a $500 refundable damage security deposit. The maximum capacity is 180 Guests, but we recommend approximately 125 guests if you are planning ceremony & reception at the Atrium.

The pricing at The Atrium for Weekdays [Monday- Thursday] for Events:

$600 (for 4 hours)

Additionally, there is a $250 refundable damage security deposit

If wanting Engagement photos at The Atrium:

$250 for an hour

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the category title below for more information:

Benches Included

(20) benches are included with your rental of the space. This is enough seating for 100 guests (5 people per bench). If you have more guests in attendance, additional seating is to be provided by the client (or rental company). The maximum capacity is 180 guests however, we recommend approximately 125 guests if you are planning ceremony and reception at The Atrium.

Moving the benches is the responsibility of the client or day-of coordinator/planner. They must be returned to their original position at the conclusion of your event. Failure to put them back will result in a $250 fee deducted from your damage deposit.

We do not provide any tables, chairs or labor. We recommend getting these rental services from Party Suppliers https://www.partysuppliers.net/

Also, benches are not able to be stacked inside the lobby area of The Atrium. If you choose not to use the benches, they are to be placed around the courtyard of The Atrium. They are generally placed bordering the garden area or up the ramp leading to the inside doors.

Rental Times

The allotted rental period above in the pricing tab includes your setup and clean up time. All events must conclude no later than 10pm due to the city noise ordinance. If you wish to add additional hours to your rental time, there will be a $150 per hour fee. The venue must be cleaned and vacated by the end of the contract time in order to avoid additional charges.

Restrooms

Restrooms are available for guests in the attached lobby area of The Atrium.

Lobby Inside Area

Family members and wedding party may wait in the lobby inside the building prior to the wedding ceremony. There is not a parlor or bridal suite available on site for getting ready. We suggest one of the hotels in the downtown area or a venue designed for those services. The office building is not licensed to be used for entertaining nor service of food and/or beverage.

Day-of Coordinator

All wedding bookings (including ceremony only, receptions, cocktail hour and rehearsal dinners) are required to have a Day-of Director, Planner or Coordinator on site during the event. The Atrium Coordinator may be available for Day-of Directing services. If interested, please inquire with your intended event date.

Refundable Security Deposit

Upon booking, there is a $500 refundable damage security deposit due for all events in The Atrium. If booking a weekday event (Monday-Thursday) for the  4-hour time block, the refundable damage security deposit will be $250. Documented rates will be stated in your contact as well for approval before booking. You will be contacted the week of your wedding to confirm your mailing address and payee name to be sure you receive your check (if approved) to your valid address. If approved for refund, you will then receive your check by mail within 2-3 weeks after the conclusion of your event.

Landscaping & Upkeep

The Atrium has a landscaper on staff to clean up, trim and tidy the gardens each week before weekend events. The day of a wedding/event, our staff will blow out all leaves and debris before your wedding rental time begins to ensure a spotless venue for your event.

Cleaning

The Atrium has the inside office building lobby, bathrooms and back catering area cleaned and bathrooms restocked before EACH wedding or event. If you have special bathroom supplies you would like to provide for your event, please contact The Atrium Coordinator.

Trash & Recycling

Central Business District ‘Bag It’ Program by City of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Landfill garbage will only be collected in blue City Bags
Bag weight is limited to ~50 pounds per bag and must be free of liquids
Wilmington bags may be placed out for pick-up in accordance with the DAYS of service chosen by the business (up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week).

Strict times for placement are enforced and are as follows:

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
2:00 AM – 4:00 AM

  • Corrugated Cardboard is collected for recycling at every scheduled pick-up time
  • Blue recycling cans are for ABC glass recycling only and must be free from other materials
  • Glass containers are an additional service, collected at 4:00 AM only and are not permitted other times
  • Any recycle bins should be removed from the sidewalk or right of way by 9:30 AM daily

 

If there are questions about your locations’ services, or to have bags delivered, please call:
910-341-0227

City of Wilmington
Solid Waste Services
910-341-7875
rick.porter@wilmingtonnc.gov
https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/

Parking

Parking in the back lot is by PERMIT ONLY and available after 5pm on Friday through Sunday. Clients will receive (2) parking permits for their weekend event on the day the event is taking place.

Catering employees, wedding party and guests attending the event need to find parking elsewhere. Caterer should contact The Atrium Coordinator about their (2) parking permits.

Use Only Designated Areas

DO NOT USE any of Salt Harbor Design’s items or back storage space.
DO NOT USE the floral walk in cooler for any food storage

NO cooking allowed in the parking lot.

Back Door

The back door will lock automatically when closed.
DO NOT leave valuables at the back door, outside of the back door or in the parking lot.

No Smoking

There is NO smoking allowed inside The Atrium courtyard or inside the building. All smoking must be on the sidewalk outside of The Atrium gate.

There is NO smoking by the back door of The Atrium. All smoking must be on in the alley beyond the back parking lot of The Atrium.

Draping and Lighting

Fabric draping of the front gate is not provided when booking The Atrium. This is a service that can be provided for an additional cost. Please contact Anna Mintz with Salt Harbor Designs for draping services and costs at anna@saltharbor.com.

If you wish to install draping yourself, you will need to provide your own fabric draping (15 ft.) and 10 foot ladder. The Atrium does not provide these items.

The hanging Edison lights come standard when booking events at The Atrium. If you wish to add additional lighting, it must be done by a licensed and insured lighting company.

The Atrium Floor Plan Layout

Please create an account at All Seated to create your floor plan for The Atrium.
You can use this general layout to start your layout. You can add your event planner to your account/ event also to have them layout your tables, chairs, etc.

Book The Atrium

Please fill out the form below to inquire and book The Atrium:

The Atrium Policies and Conditions of Use

The following terms and conditions are apart of your contract when you book with The Atrium.

Pursuant to Article II of the Rental Agreement, Lessee hereby agrees to adhere to all of the following Atrium Policies and Conditions of Use. By initialing these Policies and Conditions in the space below, Lessee affirms that they have read and understood The Atrium Policies and Conditions of Use and agree to these Policies and Conditions. Lessee further agrees that failure to adhere to any Policy or Condition of Use outlined below may be considered a material breach of the Rental Agreement.

  1. DAY-OF PLANNER: Lessee understands and agrees that they are renting the Rented Atrium Space only and that no staff is provided. It is a required condition of this Agreement that Lessee retain a qualified and insured Day-Of Planner/Director. Lessee warrants that said Day-Of Planner/Director shall, at a minimum, be responsible for Set-Up, Clean-Up, management of Vendors on the day of Event, direct any Rehearsal, direct Wedding and Reception (if applicable), ensure all Atrium Property is returned to its original location and ensure that all Cleaning of Rented Atrium Space as defined herein is completed by the conclusion of the Rental Period.
  2. EVENT SCHEMATIC/ ITINERARY AND FINAL GUEST COUNT: Lessee shall submit a final event schematic/itinerary, final guest count, and identity and contact information for Day-Of Planner to the Facilities Rental Coordinator no later than two (2) weeks prior to the Event Date.
  3. ACCESS TO RENTED ATRIUM SPACE: Lessee shall have access to all Rented Atrium Space from the commencement of the Rental Period to the conclusion of the Rental Period as defined in this Agreement, but no further without written con-sent.
  4. REHEARSAL: If Lessee requires access to the Rented Atrium Space for rehearsal for their Event, it must be coordinated with the Facilities Rental Coordinator a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the Event Date. If such notice is given, RPH shall provide Lessee with access for the sole purpose of a rehearsal at no additional charge. RPH or the Facilities Rental Coordinator reserves the right, however, to designate a reasonable time for Lessee’s rehearsal so as not to conflict with other Events.
  5. SET-UP TIME: Setup for the Event shall not begin sooner than the start of the Rental Period as defined in Article I of the Rental Agreement unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  6. TABLES, CHAIRS, AND OTHER FURNITURE: Lessee agrees that all tables, chairs, or any other furniture used during the Event or for the purposes of the Event, must be lifted, not slid, across any floor surface including both interior and exterior spaces.
  7. EVENT PURPOSE: Lessee agrees that the Event shall be limited to the type and purpose set forth in Article I of this Agreement. No other type of event may be held, and the Event may not have any other purpose.
  8. ATRIUM PROPERTY: No equipment, furniture, or other property of the Atrium shall be removed from Atrium Premises.
  9. LESSEE PROPERTY/REMOVAL: Lessee agrees that any equipment or decorations brought to the Atrium for use prior to, during, or after the Event must be removed prior to the conclusion of the Rental Period as defined in Article I of the Rental Agreement unless otherwise agreed in writing. Lessee shall identify to Facilities Rental Coordinator, no later than seven (7) days prior to the Event Date, the parties responsible for picking up each item of equipment, decorations, etc. and when said items will be picked up. Regardless of this designation, Lessee agrees to be ultimately responsible for removal of all property by the conclusion of the Rental Period. Lessee agrees that any equipment, property or decorations remaining in the Rented Atrium Space or anywhere on the Atrium Premises (as defined as the Atrium’s building, land, parking lots, and driveways located at 15 South Second Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401) for more than forty-eight (48) hours after the end of the Rental Period becomes property of RPH. In the event that Lessee does not vacate any portion of the Facility at the end of the Rental Period, RPH shall be and is hereby authorized to remove from said premises, all goods, wares, merchandise and property of Lessee. Expenses incurred by RPH for either the removal or storage of same shall be paid by Lessee, upon demand to RPH. RPH is hereby expressly released from any and all claims for loss or damage to any of Lessee’s property in its removal or storage. In addition, any items either left or lost must be claimed within forty eight (48) hours. After forty-eight (48) hours, RPH may, in its discretion, dispose of any property left by Lessee at the end of the Rental Period. RPH assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of any equipment, decorations, or floral arrangements used or left by Lessee on the Atrium Premises. RPH shall not provide storage for Lessee or vendor-owned equipment, materials, or props related to Les-see’s Event either before or after the Event Date.
  10. CLEANING OF RENTED ATRIUM SPACE: RPH will provide Lessee with clean and serviceable Rented Atrium Space at the commencement of Lessee’s Rental Period. Lessee agrees that it shall be their responsibility to clean the Rented Atrium Space and any other portion of the Atrium Premises used by Lessee during the Rental Period by the conclusion of the Rental Period by removing all Event trash, equipment, decorations, personal property or other materials brought onto Atrium Premises by Lessee or any of Lessee’s vendors. Lessee agrees that it shall reimburse RPH costs incurred in any extraordinary cleaning required after the Event if Lessee fails to do so. RPH and RPH alone shall determine if extraordinary cleaning is required beyond usual post-event maintenance to include sweeping, mopping, etc. Cleaning costs include all costs incurred by RPH in cleaning up after the Event, including but not limited to: gathering of Event generated trash, the cost of cleaning materials, the hourly cost of wages and benefits for RPH employees performing or supervising the cleaning, and the cost of any contract cleaning services utilized by RPH. Lessee further agrees that RPH may, at their sole discretion, deduct from Lessee’s Security Deposit as defined in Article III, for these Cleaning Costs.
  11. TERMINATION OF ALCOHOL SERVICE AND MUSIC: Lessee agrees that all service of alcohol on the Atrium Premises and all music of any kind shall end promptly at the Event End Time. Under no circumstances, however shall the service of alcohol or playing of music continue past 11:00PM on the Event Date, regardless of the time of the conclusion of the Rental Period.
  12. NO SMOKING: ALL Rented Atrium Space is non-smoking including the Courtyard. Smoking is ONLY permitted outside the front gate of the Atrium Premises on the public sidewalk on South Second Street. Lessee agrees that they are solely responsible for the provision of any and all receptacles for cigarette/cigar butts, spent matches, etc. and is responsible for the removal of said receptacles and all smoking related waste on the Atrium Premises or public sidewalk by the end of the Rental Period. Should Atrium personnel or the Facilities Rental Coordinator observe Lessee or any of Lessee’s guests smoking within any interior space on the Atrium Premises, Lessee agrees that they may be subject to a smoking clean-up fee of two-hundred fifty dollars ($250) to be directly deducted from Lessee’s Security Deposit as defined in Article III of this Agreement.
  13. LESSEE ACCESS LIMITED TO COURTYARD AND FIRST FLOOR ONLY: The Atrium Courtyard shall be open and available to Lessee from the Rental Period Start Time to the Rental Period End Time. The First Floor of the Atrium shall be open and available to Lessee during the Event period only to allow Lessee and Lessee’s guests access to the restrooms. Lessee agrees that ALL other Atrium Premises, including, but not limited to, the Second Floor and the Rooftop are NOT intended for the use of Lessee or Lessee’s guests AT ANY TIME. Trespass upon portions of the Atrium Premises not outlined in this Agreement by Lessee or any of Lessee’s guests shall constitute Default of this Agreement and forfeiture of all monies paid prior to Default and may result in early termination of Lessee’s Event.
  14. ATRIUM EMPLOYEES AND STAFF: Atrium Employees and Staff that may be provided by RPH will take directions only from Atrium personnel or the Facilities Rental Coordinator. Atrium Employees and Staff are not authorized to assist Lessee with their Event, except in performing functions directly associated with this Agreement.
  15. DAMAGES TO THE PREMISES: Except with the prior written permission of RPH, (i) shall not injure or mar or in any manner deface the Facility, (ii) shall not cause or permit anything to be done wherein the Facility shall in any way be injured, marred, or changed in any manner, (iii) shall not place or permit to be placed any nails, hooks, tacks, screws or any other similar items into parts of the Facility. Equipment and materials must be moved carefully through the Atrium Premises. There must be no damage to the windows, floors, walls, stairs, or doors. There must be no staining of the Atrium stairs, walls, or floors, Should any portion of the Atrium or any Atrium Property, during the term of this lease, be damaged by the act, default or negligence of Lessee, or of Lessee’s agents, employees, guest(s), or any person admitted onto Atrium Premises by Lessee, Lessee will reimburse RPH for the cost of repairing, or at RPH’s option, replacing with new property any real or personal property of the Atrium or its tenants damaged during the Rental Period regardless of whether said property is located within or without the Rented Atrium Space and shall also reimburse RPH for any property of the Atrium or its tenants missing after the Event that was present at the commencement of the Rental Period, within or without the Rented Atrium Space, any ordinary wear and tear excepted.
  16. OPEN FLAMES/CANDLES: Open flames are not permitted in any part of the Atrium Premises. Candles may be used provided that they are contained within a glass container with their flame at least two (2) inches from the open rim of said container and are approved prior to use by the Facilities Rental Coordinator.
  17. CATERER: Any caterer contracted for use within the Atrium Premises must be licensed to work within New Hanover County, North Carolina, and must be able to produce to RPH upon demand, proof of licensure and appropriate liability insurance. Any caterer unable to produce said licensure and proof of insurance shall not be permitted to enter the Atrium Premises.
  18. ELECTRICAL/LIGHTING: RPH does not provide any additional lighting other than permanent lighting fixtures in the Courtyard and First Floor. Lessee may, with approval of the Facilities Rental Coordinator or RPH, utilize additional lighting or electrical features within the Rented Atrium Space however all such additions must be performed by a licensed electrician. Any electrician designated for use by Lessee within the Atrium Premises must be able to produce to RPH upon demand, proof of licensure and appropriate liability insurance. Any electrician unable to produce said licensure and proof of insurance shall not be permitted to enter the Atrium Premises.
  19. OTHER VENDORS: Any Vendors retained by Lessee to perform any service or provide any goods for Event including, but not limited to, Bakeries, Florists, Furniture/Equipment Rental Companies, Musicians, Photographers/Photo Booths, Videographers, and DJ’s, must be able to produce to RPH upon demand, proof of licensure, if applicable, and appropriate liability insurance.
  20. BRIDE AND GROOM DEPARTURE: Any and all materials intended to be tossed or thrown at the bride and groom’s departure, or for any other reason during the course of the Event, must be approved in writing by the Facilities Rental Coordinator prior to use. Sparklers, glitter, confetti, and birdseed are expressly prohibited and their use by Lessee or any of Les-see’s guests shall result in forfeiture of Lessee’s Security Deposit, as defined in Article III of this Agreement, in its entirety.
  21. TRASH/TRASH RECEPTACLES: Dumping of trash on Atrium Premises is strictly prohibited. Lessee agrees to provide trash receptacles and remove, or cause to be removed, all trash from Atrium Premises upon conclusion of the Rental Period. Lessee guarantees that Lessee’s caterer assumes this responsibility for all catering services and catering equipment related to the Event.
  22. EXITS: Exit doors and exit ways must be kept unblocked and unobstructed at all times. Lessee agrees that they shall not create or allow any agent of Lessee to create any obstruction or blockage of any exit door or exit way in any manner what-soever and that all exit doors, ways, and signs are easily visible at all times.

Notes For Caterers

The following terms and conditions are apart of your contract when you book with The Atrium.

Lobby Inside Area

The office building is not licensed to be used for entertaining nor service of food or beverage.

Cleaning Catering Back Area After

You will find extra hand towels and toilet paper in the bathroom cabinets, brooms, dustpans, cleaning supplies and visible in back room.

Use Only Designated Areas

DO NOT USE any of Salt Harbor Design’s items or back storage space.
DO NOT USE the floral walk in cooler for any food storage

NO cooking allowed in the parking lot.

Parking

Parking in the back lot by PERMIT ONLY and available after 5pm on Fridays- Sundays.

Catering employees and guests attending the wedding need to find marketing elsewhere. Caterer should see The Atrium Day-Of Coordinator about their two parking permits.

Back Door

The backdoor will lock automatically.
Do not leave valuables at the back door.

No Smoking

No smoking by the back door. Please walk to the alley to smoke.

The Atrium Trash & Recycling

All food trash goes in the blue city trash bags. Keep the weight under 50 lbs. We recycle glass and cardboard at The Atrium. Use the blue trash CANS for glass bottles only and put broken down cardboard boxes on top of the bottles.

Caterers are to put blue bags and recycle cans on Second Street sidewalk out front of The Atrium at the conclusion of your event, but NOT prior to 10:00 PM.

DO NOT USE the brown dumpster in the back parking lot!!

City Trash & Recycling

Central Business District ‘Bag It’ Program by City of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Landfill garbage will only be collected in blue City Bags
Bag weight is limited to ~50 pounds per bag and must be free of liquids
Wilmington bags may be placed out for pick-up in accordance with the DAYS of service chosen by the business (up to 2 times a day, 7 days a week).

Strict times for placement are enforced and are as follows:

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
2:00 AM – 4:00 AM

  • Corrugated Cardboard is collected for recycling at every scheduled pick-up time
  • Blue recycling cans are for ABC glass recycling only and must be free from other materials
  • Glass containers are an additional service, collected at 4:00 AM only and are not permitted other times
  • Any recycle bins should be removed from the sidewalk or right of way by 9:30 AM daily

 

If there are questions about your locations’ services, or to have bags delivered, please call:
910-341-0227

City of Wilmington
Solid Waste Services
910-341-7875
rick.porter@wilmingtonnc.gov
https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/