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Ashley * ceremony and reception

Ray was truly a Godsend. He went above & beyond to make our wedding day so special & I will never be able to thank him enough for everything he has done. It was truly a night I will always remember. The Loft is absolutely gorgeous, especially for our small intimate ceremony & reception. Everyone complimented how beautiful the place was & how amazing Ray was making sure everything ran smoothly!

Whitney Luffman Sukonick Bridal Suite

I used the Loft on Front as a bridal suite for my wedding last weekend. Five stars does not give the experience I had with renting this space justice! Of all the decisions I had to make and vendors I chose to make up my wedding day, opting to get ready at the Loft and to work with Ray (the owner) was among the best. I had a large bridal party and wanted to be able to invite other family members to float by for photo ops before the wedding. We had more than enough space for everyone and Ray went above and beyond to check in on us, make sure we had everything we needed, made sure the space looked beautiful with tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces, and all of the makings for a mimosa bar. We had plenty of space and natural light to get 10 girls dressed and ready...without piling on top of each other to do it. Ray has done such a beautiful job with this space and I cannot recommend it more highly. I've never met a sweeter, more thoughtful and kind-hearted business owner--he will make you feel special from start to finish (and beyond!). April 24, 2016 ·

Port City Event Planners Heather

This is such an amazing space, it so beautiful it makes my job so much easier. I can't wait to work another event here, and of course with the alway happy and accommodating Ray Baca!

Luke Brown

5.0 out of 5.0 5.0/5.0 Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 PROFESSIONALISM: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0 We sure do love reviews!!! Thank you Luke Brown!!! 'We have been to several events at the loft now, including our own wedding rehearsal after-party. We are continually impressed with Ray, his staff, the amenities of the venue, and the reactions of all the guests as they walk in the Loft. It's a beautiful, historical space with a metropolitan feel, and the location is perfect. It's extremely versatile for any event you may want to host... you will not be disappointed!' Luke 0 Reviews Ray Baca is not only an incredible photographer in town he owns a spectacular venue. Our guests had so many nice things to say about this beautiful location. They were so excited to be there and everyone had so much fun. Ray and his team were fun, flexible and easy to work with. He helped make our dream rehersal dinner happen. I would recommend this for a wedding venue as well. The downtown location made the place feel classy and historic. Thanks Ray Baca! Event: 11/03/14 Event: Engagement Party

Andrea Welcome dinner

I kicked off my wedding weekend here with a Welcome Dinner for my friends and family last Thursday and it was amazing! My mother and I met Ray by chance while looking for ceremony and reception venues in downtown one night last year, he immediately showed us The Loft and I knew I had to use it! This is space is ideal for Welcome dinners/Rehearsal dinners. If you have a larger bridal party it is absolutely ideal to use as a bridal suite. Ray went above and beyond to make sure my Welcome Dinner went off without a hitch from beginning to end. Highly recommend, you can't go wrong!

Kelly Marie

Kelly Marie Check out this space today.. and must say I am SO excited to tell my brides all about it! The perfect place to get ready for a downtown wedding :) Gorgeous natural light and space!

Bridal Shower Kara

Kara Tolman reviewed The Loft on Front — 5 star I recently had my sisters bridal shower at the loft and absolutely loved it. Ray did an amazing job with making sure everything was perfect and even helped serve drinks. He helped as much as he could which allowed us to experience the shower without worry. He made sure everything was perfect and definitely made it a day to remember. The loft itself is absolutely beautiful and is by far one of the best venues in town for events such as this. I will definitely use Ray again in the future for more events and I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

Danielle Cousler Caterer A Thyme Savor

This space is so pretty, large windows, beautiful hardwoods and high ceilings. Great for a meetings, showers, parties. Even has a cute built in bar. I can't wait to have a party in this space PERFECT!

Bridal Suite Lauren Martin

Along with us having Ray shoot our wedding we rented The Loft to get ready at the day of.. WHAT a gorgeous space. Not just for getting ready at, but also for beginning to shoot our wedding photos. I look forward to spending time at The Loft for many more events in the future. THANK YOU, RAY! xoxo

Rehearsal Dinner and Bridal Suite

If there were 10 stars that is what I would give The Loft on Front!!! It was THE perfect place to host our rehearsal dinner on Thursday and on my wedding day this past Saturday as a bridal suite! Ray is the most genuine and sincere business owner that ALWAYS puts your needs first. He was running back and forth, up and down, a smile on his face the whole time and with only ever one question, "What can I get for ya hun?!?" It was so convenient to have tables and chairs already arranged for our rehearsal dinner! The bridal suite is simply beautiful. It was the perfect place for me and my 8 girls to be pampered! There is a space for hair and makeup and the loft itself is exquisite for bridal pictures before heading out for the big day! I can't thank Ray enough for making both events so flawless and easy. The Loft is the BEST venue for any intimate event!!!

Jamie Warzel MUA

The Loft on Front is such a beautiful space for events, photo shoots and getting ready for weddings! There is a room with actual styling chairs, rolling service trays and full size mirrors...like a real salon! I was so excited when I saw it! Makes doing hair so much easier! Large windows with a great view of Front Street offer great lighting for doing makeup! I love the style and decor of the venue. It is a beautiful backdrop for taking photos! There is so much space! Ray is always accommodating! I'm looking forward to my next visit here!

Welcome Dinner

My daughter had a welcome dinner at the Lofton Thursday,before her wedding. It was an amazing place to meet and visit with family and friends before the wedding day. Ray, the owner, was unbelievable. He helped with everything and made sure the evening went smoothly. I can't thank him enough for all of his helpful hints on how to make the evening even more special. It's a wonderful venue, beautiful space to decorate and celebrate, it's best feature though, is Ray. He is so upbeat, energetic and just so joyful,it's a pleasure to work with him.

Brittany Wedding Ceremony

Had a wonderful experience!! Ray was so helpful, and allowed us to use the Loft for our wedding ceremony with only two days notice! The place was beautiful and it could not have worked out better. Thank you!! October 30, 2015 ·

Business Launch

The Loft On Front is a very beautiful venue. I occupied that area for the launching of my business. The set up was magnificent the owner is extremely helpful and kind. I am definitely looking forward to hosting many more events and my bridal shower there.

Rehearsal Dinner

Amazing venue! Just went to my brothers rehearsal dinner here and we also got ready here the day of the wedding. Super cute place for pictures, awesome set up for hair and makeup, and close to everything downtown. Everyone who worked there was great as well!

Upscale Party

We used The Loft for an upscale party we were hosting with 49 people. We had an amazing time! Throughout the entire process, Ray, the owner, was easy and fun to work with. He even helped us get one of his photographers to photograph the event at a great rate. The space is a beautiful blank canvas that you can use and decorate any way you want. I would highly recommend using this space for an intimate dinner party or larger party. It works great for both! We had the event careered and that made the entire process so simple! Thanks for an amazing time, Ray! We look forward to using The Loft again! Cheers!

Welcome Dinner

‎Karen Parker‎ to The Loft on Front I got the opportunity to visit the Loft on Front last week when my best friend's daughter got married in Wilmington. She had her welcome dinner at the Loft on Front. I simply don't have enough adjectives to describe the awesomeness of Ray, the owner. The place is gorgeous and provided a great venue for the dinner. Ray was the absolute perfect host and went out of his way to make sure we all had a great time. If you need a place to have a get-together, please check this place out. Thanks for everything, Ray!

Heidi Joy

Had an AMAZING time working at The Loft, this evening! This was my first time working an event for a venue, and thanks to Ray Baca's instruction and guidance thoughout the evening, I have found that I really enjoy being on the logistics and hospitality side of an event. It was also great to be able to speak with the attendees lf tonight's event and hear all of their positive feedback about The Loft on Front!

Amy Maxwell

What a beautiful venue! Everything was perfect for my friends wedding reception. We were able to set everything up during the day and enjoy the party that evening. Ray really makes sure your event runs smoothly, would definitely recommend The Loft!

UNCW

Held an event here for an organization from the local college, and it was fantastic! The staff was incredibly helpful with set up and clean up. Not to mention the venue is beautiful. I look forward to returning!

Book Release Party

The Loft is such a beautiful and elegant venue! I held my Book Release Cocktail Party at this stunning piece of heaven and it was perfect! Thank-you Ray for giving us all a classy, edgy place as a backdrop to our meaningful events. You and The Loft, I hold dear to my heart!!!

Jana Lee Ingraham

Awesome venue for any event! Perfectly located in downtown Wilmington!

Bridal Suite Rachel Brendle

I used The Loft to get ready the day of my wedding and it was everything I expected and more. All of my girls commented on how relaxing and spacious it was to get ready there. We also took some of our pictures there and they turned out AMAZING!! There is so much natural light and the historic feel in pictures makes them that much more perfect. Ray also helped so much in setting up our food and just with helpful tips throughout the long process. I couldn't have imagined getting ready anywhere else! I highly recommend The Loft to all brides. You won't regret it

Bridal Suite Sara Gilmore

I could not have asked for a better venue to host my bridesmaids and I while we got ready the day of my wedding! The Loft has plenty of spacious room and was perfect for all of us girls to relax and enjoy each other before my big event! Ray was an absolute delight to work with and his smiling face that morning made us feel at ease! Thanks Ray again, we hope to see you soon!!

Caitlin Morrison

Beautiful venue and so versatile! Ray is so great to work with and helpful!

Shanna Celeste Windham

Beautiful space for intimate events!!!!

Party Connor LaPalme

This space is absolutely beautiful, and the owner is such a nice, very professional and friendly man!

Bridal Suite Brooke Malone

Outstanding! We had a brunch and got ready at The Loft on my wedding day! It was perfect for both. The space is amazing for photographs of the bride and her girls getting ready. It is also a very comfortable space to get ready. I would highly recommend this space for parties as well as a place to get ready before your ceremony and reception!

30th Birthday Celebration Brooke Anne

I threw a surprise 30th for my husband here over the weekend and could not have asked for a more beautiful space! All of the guest continued to tell me how great The Loft looked. Ray was a wonderful help throughout the planning process as well! I'll be back!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Jemeelah Jordan

So I recently got married at the loft December 28th and it was the best experience ever.... Ray Baca was extremely helpful and made the day go smoothly. Not to mention the venue was stunning! If you are ever in need of a venue to hold your special event or a bridal suite The Loft on Front is the place to have it.. Thanks Ray for making my day so special!

Christmas Party

Hello Ray, The party was super classy, lots of fun and I enjoyed Katie very much! If I could have bottled her up and taken her home I would have…loved that lil lady. Thank you for providing such a beautiful space and wonderful staff member to help me put together a last minute gathering that looked anything but last minute. Have a beautiful Christmas with you and yours. Look forward to utilizing you in the future. Take care… and hug that Katie for meJ

Claire

Hi Ray: The party was wonderful!!!!! We all had a wonderful day, and the guests spoke again and again about what a wonderful venue it is!!! Katie is so wonderful!!! She had beautiful candles lit, great music and was tremendously helpful through the event. We could not have had a more wonderful day!!! We can't wait to visit The Loft again!!!! Sincerely, Claire

Baby Shower Lauren

Looking for a beautiful, historic, unique venue for your next event? If so, The Loft on Front is your place. This is an amazing space with everything you would need as well as Ray's signature special touch on the decor that makes the room look and feel as amazing as it is. Ray takes the time to make sure every piece of the room and your day/event meets your satisfaction and he does so with a smile on his face the whole time. If you are in need of a venue don't leave this one off your list!

Rehearsal Dinner Adriane!

Adriane Shimfessel reviewed The Loft on Front — 5 star Ray does an excellent job with this space and is a joy to work with!! I'd recommend him and The Loft to anyone! Thanks for making our rehearsal dinner and wedding celebration so special!!

Sierra * ceremony and reception

The best venue in Wilmington! If you have a large guest list cut it down...trust me you won't regret it!!! I absolutely love Ray...he was the most accommodating person and an absolute joy to work with!! I had the most perfect ceremony and reception at the loft and i will never forget it. Thank you Kaitlin and Ray. You guys are so wonderful!!!!!!!!

Heidi... Mother of the bride

Thanks Ray....you are so sweet......Love all the pics so far you have posted for Ashley and Robert.....We could not have found a more perfect venue and new friend to help with our daughter and new son-in-law's special day.....we all will be giving you high praise and reviews as you are just a wonderful and kind person. Thank you so much for being you.....lol....You did a wonderful job with photos and being a gracious wedding coordinator/bartender. You have our business in the future if we ever need a photographer or a venue for another special occasion. We all will be singing your praise to everyone if they need a place for an event. Thank you so much for making the day go so easy, elegant, and happy.

Donna * Rehearsal Dinner

Ray I can't tell you how much everyone enjoyed The Loft and you! You were fabulous and I just don't know how I would have pulled it off without you. And I hope you had fun! From you helping me bring things up, getting the ice, setting things up, offering to help out in any way, serving drinks, cleaning up.....what did I miss? We planned for 30 for dinner and expected another 20 for drinks and Michael and Jamie couldn't be more thrilled for how the night went. The next day everyone commented on what a great space you had and how wonderful you were. I didn't get a chance to take pictures because I was having such a good time.