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Currituck OBX

WEDDINGS & Honeymoons In Northeastern North Carolina

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Your Wedding By The Sea...

will be unforgettable, here on the Currituck Outer Banks. The excitement has just begun to set in, and the planning has started. This is the day you’ve dreamed of since you were a child. So, on this special day, everything needs to be just right. The dress, the pictures, the cake, the invitations... the setting must be magical. Breathtaking seascapes, spectacular sunsets and unspoiled beaches make the Currituck Outer Banks the ideal setting for your unforgettable day. Visualize the two of you hand-in-hand on the beach, sea breezes blowing and waves gently rolling. Or picture yourself pledging eternal love surrounded by friends and family with the historic Currituck Beach Lighthouse majestically standing guard. Follow your heart to the perfect wedding destination: North Carolina’s Currituck Outer Banks.

Wedding Information Your Wedding by The Sea 1 Epic Locales 2 OBX Wedding Expo 3 Planning Your Big Day 4 Weddings in Historic Corolla 5 Vacation Rentals 6 The Marriage License & Officiants 9 Weddings, Pets Included 13 Details, Details... 14

Wedding Services Vacation Rentals Accommodations 6 Hotel & Inn Accommodations 7 Beverage 8 Beauty 9 Ceremony & Reception Sites 10 Caterers 10 Equipment Rental 11 Flowers 12 Music 12 Officiants 12 Photography 12 Plan & Coordinate 12 Video 13 Transportation 13


Epic Locales, Intimate Vows.


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A wedding ceremony is one of the most beautiful and important celebrations of our lives. It is a ceremony that deserves a memorable setting, and the Currituck Outer Banks offers the perfect surroundings for any style of wedding the bride and groom may have in mind. Whether the couple is seeking a traditional church wedding, a sunset or Beach-side wedding, or even a simpler ceremony in a home setting, there is sure to be a perfect match on the Currituck Outer Banks. The interdenominational Corolla Chapel has been a part of Outer Banks life since its founding in 1885. Still retaining much of its original look and feel, the church recalls a simpler time, and the parsonage is able to handle larger wedding parties.

One of the most spectacular settings on the Outer Banks is the timeless roaring 20s era Art Nouveau architectural masterpiece known as Whalehead in Historic Corolla. This storied house museum is located in the heart of Historic Corolla on 39 acres within Historic Corolla Park. Whalehead features beautifully manicured lawns, a historic wooden footbridge and a gazebo overlooking the Currituck Sound. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse also makes for a stunning backdrop, and, like Whalehead, features breathtaking views and an awe inspiring natural setting. On the Currituck Mainland, ocean views give way to glorious wide-open expanses, southern hospitality and rustic charm. The CCRC (Currituck County Rural Center) offers all this and more, as do several mainland golf clubs and vineyards located on or around the majestic Currituck Sound.

Outer Banks Wedding Association

Weekend Expo

The Outer Banks Wedding Association Weekend Expo is held each year in January and features a variety of activities including: • The Wedding Tour, a self-guided tour of many of the reception and ceremony sites available on the Outer Banks. • A welcome reception and fashion show for brides and other attendees. • Exhibits of over 200 Outer Banks wedding vendors available to help you plan your dream wedding. For more information on The Outer Banks Wedding Association Expo, please visit


Planning Your Big Day Spectacular sunsets, pristine beaches, and majestic historical attractions provide unforgettable backdrops for a magical wedding ceremony. Before selecting the ideal location and vendors for your nuptials, consider the following when planning your wedding: The Pre-Plan Schedule a pre-wedding trip to the Currituck Outer Banks to visit ceremony and reception sites. Reserve your chosen location as early as possible; many venues book up fast. Meet with local wedding vendors; these “experts” can help you navigate the wedding planning process. If you plan to hold your wedding outdoors, have an alternate plan ready. Set The Date Send “Save the Date” notices far in advance of your wedding. This will give your guests and family members time to make travel and lodging arrangements.


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Choose the Vendors There are many experienced wedding professionals on the Outer Banks including caterers, florists, wedding cake designers, musicians, equipment rental companies and more. You can search for available vendors online at With stunning natural beauty and a relaxed way of life, the Currituck Outer Banks is the perfect place to combine your destination wedding with a romantic honeymoon getaway. Let your imagination run wild, and enjoy planning your big day.

Weddings in Historic Corolla The sweeping, magnificent grounds of Historic Corolla Park and nostalgic streets of Corolla Village host some of the finest celebrations on the Eastern seaboard. In the park, thirty-nine acres of spacious waterfront lawn offers spectacular views of the Currituck Sound. The park is a photographer’s dream location, with unforgettable sunsets and incredible natural beauty. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers in the background, and Whalehead, a beautifully restored 1920’s era historic home, is a focal point in the park. The house, along with a historic footbridge and boathouse, provide a wonderful backdrop for both weddings and receptions. For more information , please visit these websites: and


Vacation Rentals

The Currituck Outer Banks offer a wide variety of vacation rental homes that may be used for wedding ceremonies, ranging in size from one-bedroom cottages to homes that can sleep as many as 50 people. Several of the rental homes include elevators, gourmet kitchens, sweeping staircases, pools and theatre rooms. Smaller homes can host intimate weddings, while larger homes can accommodate extended family and friends. Corolla offers lavish event homes ranging from 14 - 28 bedrooms with 7904 -20697 sq feet of living space. Many of these home’s amenities include enormous rooms with unimaginable ocean views, as well as expansive decks overlooking the Atlantic. For information on vacation rental homes suitable for weddings, please contact one of the area’s property management companies.


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Rental Accommodations Atlantic Realty 252-261-8340 877-858-4795 www.atlantic info@atlantic

Carolina Designs Realty 252-261-3934 800-368-3825 rentals@carolina

Beach Realty & Construction/ Kitty Hawk Rentals 252-453-4141 800-635-1559

Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals 252-715-1901 866-418-5263 www.outerbanks info@outerbanks

Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales 252-453-3000 877-642-3224 rentals@brindley

Corolla Classic Vacations 252-453-9660 866-453-9660 www.corollaclassic info@corollaclassic

Corolla Light Resort 252-453-2455 www.corollalight Elan Vacations 252-491-8787 866-760-3526 Karichele Realty 252-453-2377 Outer Banks Blue Real Estate Service 252-255-1220 844-557-3463

Hotels & Inns Paramount Destinations 866-753-3045 www.paramount info@paramount Resort Realty 866-348-9234 info@ resort Seaside Vacations 252-261-5500 866-884-0267 www.outerbanks vacations@seaside

Shoreline OBX 252-261-5300 800-449-2036

Sun Realty 252-453-8822 800-332-0039

Southern Shores Realty 252-261-2000 800-334-1000 rentals@southern

Twiddy & Company Realtors 252-457-1100 866-457-1190

Stan White Realty & Construction 252 453-6131 800 753-6200 www.outerbanks info@outerbanks

Village Realty 252-453-9650 877-546-5362 www.villagerealty corolla@villagerealty

On the Currituck Outer Banks Hampton Inn & Suites, Corolla 252-453-6565, 800-Hampton Inn at Corolla Light 252-453-3340, 800-215-0772

Hotels On the Currituck Mainland Walnut Island Restaurant and Lodge 252-453-2261 Midway Marina & Motel 252-453-3625 Sea Oats Motel 252-491-8455


Beverage Vendors Bacchus Wine and Beer Bistro 252-453-4333 • Bacchus Wine & Cheese offers 4000+ bottles of fine wine, imported/domestic cheeses, and decadent desserts. The Bier Box 252-453-2240 • Featuring handcrafted ales from the Carolinas, The Bier Box takes great pride in keeping a very wide selection of both canned and bottled micro brews. Chip’s Wine and Beer Market 252-435-1629 • Offering more than 2000 wines and over 500 craft beers. Martin Farm and Winery 252-429-3564 The winery offers wine, beer and other beverages along with light fare.


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Sanctuary Vineyards 252-491-2387 • Special times call for local wines. Sanctuary Vineyards’ wines are nurtured by ocean breezes and warmed by the Carolina sun. Visit their vineyards and tasting room next to the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg – free tasting daily and generous wedding wine discounts. Weeping Radish Farm Brewery & Eco Farm 252-491-5205 • North Carolina’s oldest MicroBrewery. Watch the beers being brewed based on the German Reinheitsgebot: all natural, unfiltered with no additives or chemicals.


The Marriage License

Eden Day Spa & Salon 252-421-9369 •

Marriage licenses can be obtained at the Register of Deeds office on the mainland: Judicial Center – 2801 Caratoke Highway, Suite 300, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 252-232-3297. Please note that marriage licenses will not be issued after 4 p.m. Marriage licenses may also be obtained in any county in North Carolina, and same sex marriages are legal in the state of NC. A marriage license is valid for sixty (60) days. There is no waiting period before or after obtaining a marriage license. Physical examinations are no longer required.

Lovie’s Salon and Spa 252-453-0912 •

Officiants Any ordained minister can conduct a marriage ceremony on the Currituck Outer Banks. The officiant does not need a special license to perform a ceremony in North Carolina. Magistrates can also perform marriage ceremonies; you can reach a Currituck County magistrate by calling 252-232-6219.


Ceremony & Reception Sites Corolla Chapel 252-453-4224 Currituck Beach Lighthouse 252-453-4939 Currituck Club 252-453-9400, 888-453-9400 Currituck County Rural Center (The CCRC) 252-232-2262 site-currituck-rural-center Kilmarlic Golf Club and Clubhouse 252-491-4220 • Mike Dianna’s Grill Room 252-453-4336 • Martin Farm and Winery 252-429-3564 Pointe Golf Club 252-491-8388 Tree House at the Pointe 252-491-2595, 252-207-1896 Santuary Vineyards 252-491-2387 Whalehead in Historic Corolla 252-453-9040 BJ’s Carolina Cafe 252-491-5222


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Caterers Creative Catering by Wanda 252-491-5222 252-202-1698 www.weddingcatering Cindy’s Kitchen 252-453-6800 Currituck BBQ Company 252-453-6618 currituckbbq@

Dawn’s Kitchen Catering 252-491-2048 www.dawns dawn@gourmet

Greenside Bar and Grille 252-491-2595 info@thepointe

La Dolce Vita 252-453-0069 Island Thyme Cooking Company www.ladolcevitacorolla. com/catering-events 252-489-0648 www.islandthyme erik @islandthyme

Equipment Rentals Kitchen Witch Catering 252-453-2260 www.thekitchenwitch

Nordstrom Event Rentals 252-202-9177

Ocean Atlantic Rentals 888-627-3836

Patti Cakes, Inc. 252-435-2726 Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack 252-453-4423 Southland Catering & Events 252-435-6247




Always ‘N’ Bloom 252-457-0004

Brooke Mayo 252-599-0720


Captured Moments 252-435-6008 www.cmphotobykat. cmphotobykat@embarq

Blessings on the Beach 252-435-0613 Diane Nordstrom 252-264-2350 252-202-9177 wedding-officiant-services Officiating by Wanda 252-202-1698

Deborah Sawyer 252-207-4800 Focus252 252-453-2550 Genevieve Stewart 252-305-3732 Keri Pampuch 917-549-5374

Music Lorenz Fine Photography 800-646-5812 Michelle Kirnan 757-676-3764 michelle@michelle

Dr. Tom 757-404-7643 The Break 252-232-0587 703-627-2760

Outer Banks Photography, Inc. 245-453-3323 252-722-2824 www.outerbanks info@outerbanks Photography on the Banks/POBX 252-489-4725 onthebanks photographyonthebanks

Planners & Coordinators

Shelley Chamberlin 252-453-4366

11th Hour Events 252-305-7444 Creative Catering by Wanda 252-202-1698 Nordstrom Events 252-264-2350 252-202-9177 Platinum Party Planning 252-619-4018 The Proper Setting 252-441-8166 Southern Hospitality Weddings & Events 252-564-8707


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Suit Up OBX 252-421-3350



Eye Candy Digital Video 252-435-2763 Eye Candy Digital Video is a full-service production company specializing in wedding and event videography, with nearly 30 years combined experience in broadcast television and video production. Winners of numerous regional and national awards, including recognition from the Associated Press, the Communicator Awards, the MarCom Creative Awards and an Emmy.

Carolina Carriages 252-619 -5745 • The most elegant wedding horse and carriage service on the Outer Banks, featuring a white vis-à-vis carriage pulled by a magnificent draft horse. Make a memorable and romantic wedding carriage ride a part of your wedding plans.

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Linear Air 877-2-Linear • Linear Air offers private air charter and scheduled flights with superior,personalized service, flexibility and convenience - all at unbeatable fares. Flying in and out of Currituck County Regional Airport.

Furry family members at weddings are more popular than ever with dogs and even cats playing roles as ring bearers, flower “girls,” and welcome hosts. With a little preparation, you can plan a wedding on the Currituck Outer Banks that is fun for your family, friends, and pets. In Currituck County, dogs are welcome on the beach as long as they are leashed. Cats are not subject to this requirement, but must be in the control of their owner at all times.


Details, Details... Good to Know I want to get married on the beach. Do I need to obtain a permit from the county offices? There is no written permit required for weddings held on public beaches in Currituck County; however, if you will have 100 or more guests in attendance, a mass gathering permit may be required. Are tents and other structures allowed at beach weddings? Yes, however, structures on the beach (tents, chairs, altars, tables, flower containers, ropes, etc.) MUST NOT block beach patrol lifeguards, emergency responders, or the public vehicular lanes. Structures and other items are required to be removed from the site immediately following the event. Tents measuring over 200 square feet may be required to be inspected by the Currituck County Fire Marshal. Permits can be obtained at the Currituck County Inspections Dept., 153 Courthouse Rd., Currituck: 252.232.3378 or 1223 Ocean Trail, Corolla: 252-453-8555. Is parking available for my guests? For weddings held in the four-wheel-drive area, vehicles must not be parked as to inhibit the flow of traffic. The shoreline and the dune line are designated Fire, Emergency and Vehicular traffic lanes; parking in these areas is prohibited. Guests must park within designated parking areas. Carpooling or private shuttle is recommended. For weddings held at vacation rental homes, only the allowable number of vehicles may park in the driveways. Are there other regulations I need to know? Amplified music and public address systems must not violate the county’s noise ordinance. Affixing signage or ribbons to public buildings, property, signs, poles or plants is prohibited. All trash must be placed in trash containers. If the site does not have containers, or if trash volume exceeds container capacity, trash must be bagged and removed from the site. Guests should exercise care to avoid disturbing wildlife and vegetation. People are not permitted in undisturbed dune areas. Also note: there is an ordinance prohibiting people from getting closer than 50 feet to the wild horses. Fireworks and open burning (including bonfires) are not allowed along the beaches.


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