OBX Wedding Venues

Couples from all over the country have discovered the Outer Banks as a premier wedding destination, traveling hundreds of miles or more to experience one of the most important days of their lives along our sandy shores. There are so many amazing OBX wedding venues that make an unforgettable backdrop that the extra work of a destination is well worth the end result. Just imagine your wedding ceremony with your toes buried in the sand, under a majestic lighthouse or surrounded by Elizabethan-era gardens. The wedding venues on the Outer Banks are literally endless, and filled with natural breathtaking beauty and unforgettable views. (Full list of OBX Wedding Venues below)

From beautiful sound side weddings under cotton candy skies and at high noon on the ocean, to the romance of having a ceremony at the gorgeous Currituck Heritage Park and other historic settings, the Outer Banks is the perfect place to say, “I do.” With all the venue choices, you’ll be sure to find the picture perfect one that is just right for you.

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Churches By the Sea

If you want to exchange wedding vows in a place of worship, you’ll be delighted by all the choices on the Outer Banks. From large, spacious churches with reception halls to quaint seaside chapels, couples can take their pick. Remember that many churches require couples to use the in-house minister or priest and may require certificates of pre-marital counseling. Additional requirements may also apply for visiting couples, so be sure to contact the church directly and keep the lines of communication open throughout the planning process.

Tip – It’s a good idea to contact the church early not only to make reservations but to be clear on what their particular requirements are. That way, there won’t be any surprises in the final days of planning!

The Beach

There is no doubt that the ocean provides the perfect backdrop for a stunning, romantic wedding ceremony. Soft sand, lapping waves, and beautiful sunsets are just a few reasons why couples are lured to the edge of the sea on their special day. If you and your significant other are beach lovers and are looking to tie the knot along our shores, know that local towns and counties have jurisdiction over their beaches and access areas. Be sure to check and follow town, county, or National Park Service regulations. Check out obxbeachaccess.com for details on all local beaches.

Tip – Parking for guests and vendors during a beach wedding can be tricky, so it deserves some careful thought. Rental cottages have parking spaces that are based on the number of bedrooms in a cottage, and towns have some regulations regarding parking at various beach accesses. Consider hiring a trolley or van to shuttle guests to and from your ceremony.

Soundside Ceremonies

Miles and miles of sound beaches also make a beautiful backdrop for an Outer Banks wedding and if planned right, will surely come with some stunning sunsets. You’ll discover many, many spots along the sounds of the Outer Banks that are arguably the most romantic and serene venues here. Be sure to have fun and explore all the beautiful spots when looking for just the right venue.

Under the Sea, Under a Beacon, or On the Green

Remember there is more to the Outer Banks than just miles of beautiful shoreline. Other local attractions and historical sites are popular wedding venues. Many happy couples are choosing to host their weddings and receptions alongside the very lighthouses or overlooking the same sites where they first fell in love. The clubhouses and dance floors at an oceanfront pier or golf course are especially popular venues, and their buildings offer that back-up plan just in case of inclement weather. Ceremonies that are immersed in the beauty of yacht clubs, marinas, and maritime forests, or among an aquarium’s fish tanks, have the added advantage of having a built-in theme and décor.

If you’d like your wedding day to be actually on the water, the Outer Banks has that, too. Everything from deep-sea fishing boats to a replica of a 16th-century English ship holds special appeal to all the water-loving couples tying the knot on the Outer Banks.

Tip – There is a $100 fee to host ceremonies within the National Park Service property. Please keep in mind that receptions are not permitted on these properties and regulations apply. If you wish to apply for a wedding permit, visit nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/wedding-permits, or call 252.473.2111.

The Comforts of Home: Renting an Event House

If the idea of sharing your special day in a gorgeous event home appeals to you, the Outer Banks has an abundance to offer. You can take your pick from a wide array of beautiful homes that are available from Corolla to Ocracoke. These oceanfront homes are built and designed specifically with weddings and receptions in mind. Many feature large decks, spacious gathering areas, gazebos, and wooden walkways that meander over the dunes to the beach. Receptions can easily be held next to your private pool or indoors. Industrial-sized kitchens and large gathering areas both inside and outside make event homes a hit with caterers. Game rooms, wet bars and other features enhance the wedding experience. Occupancy limitations apply, so be sure to check with property management companies.

No matter which of the many OBX wedding venues you settle on, there’s no doubt that you’ll find the most beautiful places you can imagine right here on the Outer Banks. Take your time, relax and enjoy the process as you discover these amazing Outer Banks venues, one of which is sure to be the perfect spot to begin your new life together!


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sanderling resort

Sanderling Resort’s Ocean-to-Sound location provides the ideal setting for your special day. Our wide variety of venues and commitment to detail, service, and presentation will provide you with a memorable wedding experience. Our Banquet Staff is dedicated to providing exemplary service and the finest southern coastal cuisine. Your dedicated Wedding Coordinator will work with you every step of the way to plan your perfect day.
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1461 Duck Road
Duck, NC
855.803.4753

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vista creek venue

Whether you’re hosting your ceremony at the beach or our private ceremony site overlooking the Roanoke sound, Vista Creek is the perfect place to share your special day among family and friends. Our favorite part about our ceremony site is the quaint bridge brides walk across before saying “I Do”.
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1789 NC Hwy 345
Manteo, NC
757.818.0392

108 Budleigh Wedding Venue
108 Budleigh St.

108 Budleigh St. •  Manteo, NC
In the heart of quaint downtown Manteo, on Roanoke Island, just one block from the waterfront is where you will find our magical location.

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Avenue Waterfront Grille Wedding Venue
Avenue Waterfront Grille

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue • Manteo, NC
Outer Banks wedding venue, Manteo waterfront with breathtaking views of Shallowbag Bay. On and off site catering, dance floor and in-house DJ equipment.

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The Black Stallion Wedding Venue
The Black Stallion

599 Laughing Gull Ct • Corolla, NC
The Black Stallion is a unique 24 bedroom home, located in the heart of the gated and meticulously groomed Currituck Club community and designed to be an ideal environment for families, friends, and/or business colleagues to build lasting memories together.

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Blue Water Grill Wedding Venue
Blue Water Grill

2000 Sailfish Dr • Manteo, NC
Overlooking the marina at Pirate’s Cove, it’s not only about spectacular views, but fantastic, affordable food and absolutely exceptional service.

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Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales

1023 Ocean Trail • Corolla, NC
Planning a destination wedding? We have some of the most luxurious Event homes on the Soundfront and Oceanfront! Let us help you find the perfect retreat…

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Carolina Events Outer Banks venue
Carolina Catering & Events

300 W. Eckner St. • Kitty Hawk, NC
Carolina Catering & Events caters to your special day, and also provides venues, rental services, photography, floral decorations & arrangements, and more!

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First Colony Inn Nags Head, Outer Banks
First Colony Inn

6715 S Croatan Hwy, • Nags Head, NC
Experience wedding bliss at the luxurious First Colony Inn. Let the charm of old Nags Head coupled with the finest southern hospitality sweep you off your feet.

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Haven on the Banks Nags Head, Outer Banks
Haven on the Banks

115 E Dove St. • Nags Head, NC
Coming October 1, 2019 – Where luxury meets convenience. We combine the perfect Wedding Venue, Keeper’s Galley, along with 6 individual cottages, all in one location!

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Jennette's Pier Nags Head, Outer Banks
Jennette’s Pier

7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail • Nags Head, NC
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Jennette’s Pier is a stunning, unique perspective to your wedding ceremony & reception.

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Jennettes Pier Wedding Venue

Kitty Hawk Pier House, Outer Banks
Kitty Hawk Pier House

5353 N Virginia Dare Trail • Kitty Hawk, NC
From beach ceremonies to oceanfront receptions and dream honeymoons, the Kitty Hawk Pier at Hilton Garden Inn provides the perfect setting.

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Mako's Beach Grille Outer Banks
Mako’s Beach Grille

1630 N Croatan Hwy • Kill Devil Hills, NC
We can accommodate intimate parties of 24 to 70 in our private rooms, or larger groups can reserve our entire restaurant in the off-season. We offer Plated Dinners or Buffets, custom made for your event, tastes, and budget.

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Mike Dianna's Grill Room
Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

777 Sunset Boulevard • Corolla, NC
Located in the Timbuck II shopping center in Corolla, we’re the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, and our chefs are pros at anything from family style barbecue dinners to custom creative 5 course meals.

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Outer Banks Brewing Station weddings
Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 S. Croatan Hwy • Kill Devil Hills, NC
We believe that revolutionary cuisine deserves to be paired with innovative brewing. We pride ourselves on using fresh ideas to compliment old traditions, we turn ordinary experiences extraordinary!

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

The Pavilion at Pirates Cove Marina
Pavilion at Pirate’s Cove

2000 Sailfish Drive • Manteo, NC
When selecting an Outer Banks wedding venue, there is no other location that can compare to The Pavilion at Pirate’s Cove.

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Pine Island Lodge Corolla Outer Banks
Pine Island Lodge

345 Audubon Drive • Corolla, NC
The stunning coastal landscape enveloping event home is the perfect backdrop for any occasion, whether it is a wedding, family reunion or seaside retreat.

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Ramada Inn Outer Banks
Ramada Plaza
1701 S Virginia Dare Trail • Kill Devil Hills, NC
The Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront is a full service event venue that provides your beach ceremony to an oceanfront reception to the perfect honeymoon!
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The Roanoke Island Inn
The Roanoke Island Inn
305 Fernando Street • Manteo, NC
The Roanoke is one of Manteo’s most beautiful historic inns,
built in 1860. Backyard garden and bungalow is a beautiful location for you wedding.
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Sanctuary Vineyards Outer Banks
Sanctuary Vineyards

7005 Caratoke Hwy • Jarvisburg, NC
Sanctuary Vineyards is a unique wedding venue located in Jarvisburg, North Carolina, just minutes from The Outer Banks beaches.

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Sea Ranch Resort Outer Banks
Sea Ranch Resort

1731 N Virginia Dare Trail • Kill Devil Hills, NC
Let Mother Nature provide the perfect place for your beachfront wedding; then, just steps away, enjoy a reception in our 2,000 square foot event room.

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Trio OBX
Trio 

3708 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC
TRiO is an upscale, casual restaurant with an attached gourmet market. We’ve built our reputation on our casually inventive cuisine, stellar wine and beer selection, and exceptional service.

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Trio Wine Beer Cheese OBX

Twiddy Company & Realtors OBX
Twiddy & Company Realtors

1142 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC
Twiddy & Company offers extraordinary homes in beautiful coastal settings, carefully designed to host your ceremony & provide the finest accommodations.

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Village Table & Tavern

1314 Duck Rd.  • Duck, NC
Village Table and Tavern’s stunning sound front location makes us the perfect spot for weddings, birthday parties, and other celebrations.

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Whalehead Club Historic Corolla
Whalehead in Historic Corolla

1100 Club Road • Rt. 12 N  • Corolla, NC
Built in the roaring 20’s, along with unparalleled water views, Whalehead adds beauty & elegance to your wedding unlike anywhere on the Outer Banks.

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Whalehead Currituck NC OBX Wedding Venue