The Outer Banks of North Carolina is known as one of the most popular wedding and special event destinations in the country. With a wide variety of wedding and special event venues, it’s easy to see why. Here are some of the most preferred sites:
Vacation home rental companies offer special event homes in all sizes — from two-bedroom bungalows to 28-bedroom mega homes. Oceanfront homes are great for seaside weddings, while sound-side homes have the perfect backdrop for photos. With thousands of vacation rental homes on the Outer Banks, you’re sure to find the one to meet both your style and budget.
The Elizabethan Gardens, a tribute to the first English Colonists in the New World, are located on Roanoke Island at the site of the original settlement. The gardens offer a natural, lush setting on the shores of the Roanoke Sound.
Tale of the Whale’s waterfront gazebo and private dining rooms are perfect for weddings, receptions, and other special events. Overlooking the Roanoke Sound, this landmark restaurant serves some of the best seafood and steaks available on the Outer Banks.
One of the most breathtaking places to marry in Corolla is the grounds of Whalehead, a beautifully restored 1920s former residence, now museum, that is located on 30 acres in Historic Corolla. This sound-front property features views of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Historic Footbridge, and some of the most spectacular sunsets on the East Coast. Whalehead is perfect for both small and large weddings/events. View our all-inclusive Whalehead wedding package here.
Located in Nags Head, the pier is a popular site for receptions and special events. Weddings can be held beachside or on the pier, and the pier’s top floor boasts a private reception area with a covered outside deck offering panoramic ocean views.
Get married aboard the Elizabeth II 16th Century representative ship or at the outdoor pavilion stage on the Roanoke Sound. The park also has an inside reception area available for receptions/events.