Haley and John wanted to focus in on what matters most to them on their wedding day. They chose to vow their commitment to one another surrounded by their closest friends and family seaside. The Hilton Garden Inn at Kitty Hawk on North Carolina’s Outer Banks provided just the intimate beachy vibes they were going after. They could enjoy the sunset, dance in the waves, and celebrate with loved ones without large crowds and tourists getting in the way. If you’re craving those sun-kissed wedding portraits and laid-back beach atmosphere, an OBX wedding might be the way to go! Their ceremony and reception at Kitty Hawk Pier House was nothing short of dreamy. Plus, you can find tons of gorgeous beach house rentals for large groups at a much better rate than an international destination beach wedding.
*Note: Keep in mind that some Outer Banks locations can only be reached via off-road or 4X4 vehicle (aka 4X4 beaches). For example, Corolla is one of 4X4 beach communities. If you can make the commuting logistics work for you and your guests, the location is more than worth it!
OBX wedding venues range from simple and serene beach houses to luxury all-inclusive resorts and everything in between. Featured in this wedding, the Kitty Hawk Pier House is an all-inclusive wedding venue with two event spaces that can host between 150-250 wedding guests.
Ranging in style and size, here are three fantastic Outer Banks wedding venues to add to your list to consider.
Sanderling Resort is a chic full-service oceanfront resort that specializes in all-inclusive weddings. This seaside resort boasts SIX venue options you can view here. Sanderling also provides an expert team of event professional and wedding planners to make sure every detail of your day is covered. Whether you live nearby or several states over, they’re able to coordinate with you and make your OBX wedding day shine!
So those vacation home rentals I mentioned—this is the most extravagant! You can book your wedding at this truly grand estate home with all the luxe tropical vibes. It’s become so popular that they offer all-inclusive wedding packages. You get private access to the entire 11,000-square-foot mansion that can comfortably sleep 26! If you want a luxury destination beach wedding at a reasonable all-inclusive price, this is it! There are too many perks to note, and this is one you have to see to believe, so be sure to check it out here.
Coastal vineyards nestled within a quiet seaside farm? Yes, please! The Sanctuary has earned its name as the serene slice of heaven that it is. Sanctuary Vineyards produces delicious local wines, and they’re just as exceptional as wedding venue. Sanctuary Vineyards offers several wedding packages ranging from intimate elopements to large weddings. They also provide the tent, chairs, tables, lighting, guest hayride, concierge service, and of course a discount on their wine (with complimentary bar service). Then, you have the freedom to design the rest! They provide a great foundation with all of the essentials while you have the flexibility for your vendors and overall design—a win-win! View their wedding packages here.
When you book an Outer Banks wedding photographer, you aren’t looking only at style. You also need someone who’s available to travel and familiar with the area. I’m your girl! I’d love to document your destination OBX and serve as a resource for questions you might have. Get in touch with me here for more info.
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