The Wilkinson Center

Making it Possible for Ordinary People to have an Extraordinary Event

Event Planning

The Wilkinson Center is the most affordable event venue in the area. You can have your wedding ceremony, dinner/reception and after party in the same venue. If business space is needed, The Wilkinson Center offers classroom space, setup, PowerPoint capabilities and free WiFi.

The Wilkinson Center is a beautifully renovated high school featuring a large ballroom with stage. In addition, there is an attached catering kitchen. Tables and chairs are included in the rental price. Linens are available at an additional charge.

Ballroom with Stage – Room Size 63 x 50′ – Rental Fee – $750.00
Reception Room – Room Size 17′ x 32′ – Rental Fee – $125.00
Art Room – Room Size 21′ x 32′ – $125.00
Beaufort Room – Room Size 21′ x 94′ – Rental Fee – $200.00

Additional Amenities

Chairs and Tables – (Included in Rental Fee)
29 – 5 ft (60″) Round Tables  (Seats 6-8)
16- 6 ft. (72″ x 30″) Rectangular Tables
8 – 8 ft. (96″ x 30″) Rectangular Tables
400 Chairs

Catering Kitchen
Equipment Includes:
Microwave Oven
2 Refrigerators/Freezers
Ice Maker
2 Commercial Sinks
Coffee and Tea Makers (Available Upon Request)


A security and damage deposit of $300 is due to The Wilkinson Center to secure your chosen date. Please print, complete and mail The Wilkinson Center Rental Agreement with your Event Security and Damage  Deposit to:

The Wilkinson Center
P.O. Box 38
Belhaven, NC 27810

There are no courtesy holds for event dates. Your requested date will only be secured after your Event Security and Damage Deposit has been received.

Your Event Security and Damage  Deposit (less any damage charges) will be mailed to you following your event. Renter is liable for any and all damages done to The Wilkinson Center venue and grounds. If repairs or replacement costs exceed the damage deposit; renter is responsible for the excess amount.

The Wilkinson Center has been approved by the Beaufort County Fire Marshall for a maximum capacity of 400 (chairs only) or 250 (seated with tables) guests in the ballroom.

The Wilkinson Center