A quiet respite in the midst of the urban landscape, historic Airlie Gardens offers 67 acres of azaleas, camellias, beautiful butterflies and world renown art work in a waterfront setting that can accommodate up to 300 guests. The Pergola Lawn is the most popular place to conduct ceremonies since it has...more about Airlie Gardens
We all know there's no more romantic place to say "I do" than at the beach. At Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island, NC, you'll find all you need to plan your perfect coastal wedding — from ideal venues for the ceremony and the reception, to florists, caterers, cakes, and bridal shops, to a relaxing vacation rental to house the family.
A perfect wedding starts with a romantic location. If you'd like, you can schedule your wedding right on the beach, where you and your loved one can exchange your vows to the sound of the crashing waves. Be sure to get a permit with the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Other wedding venues in the area include the Blockade Runner Beach Resort or the Shell Island Resort, where a professional catering staff and wedding coordinator can be dedicated to your event. Just over the bridge on Airlie Road, Airlie Gardens is an enchanting location for a wedding, with a beautiful chapel and a extraordinary location for a tented reception by the Airlie Oak.
Locations for a reception abound in this area, from a rented beach house to one of the many resort hotels on the island, including Shell Island Resort, the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, and the Holiday Inn Resort. Local caterers can provide everything from a formal seated dinner to light sandwiches for a bridal shower to a festive wedding on the beach. Just over the bridge, you'll find bakeries that specialize in wedding cakes, including Apple Annie's Bake Shop and Sweet and Savory Cafe and Bake Shop.
On Figure Eight Island, you'll have access to a more secluded location for your wedding and will need to travel to Wilmington and other areas to find additional wedding services.
Information on marriage licenses, wedding venues, cakes, caterers, bridal shops, wedding planners, and wedding officiants are listed in this section. Check out Wilmington weddings for additional services in the area, including formal wear.