Wedding Planning in Wrightsville Beach, NC

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.

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Wedding Venues

Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach Wedding Planning
1706 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-2231
(877) 330-5050

For a wedding you'll never forget, consider getting married on the beach at Holiday Inn Resort.  What’s cooler than getting married on ocean's edge and then walking up to your reception?  Get started by contacting Holiday Inn’s wedding specialist Ashlyn Dehart.  Ashlyn has years of experience and knows exactly what needs...more about Holiday Inn Resort

The Terraces on Sir Tyler Wrightsville Beach Wedding Planning
1826 Sir Tyler Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28404
(910) 473-5550

A grand space for weddings, meetings and social events, The Terraces at Sir Tyler offers a modern atmosphere. The indoor ballroom can be combined with two outdoor roof-top terraces, allowing interesting and dramatic changes of venue within one space. Located on the 3rd floor of the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®...more about The Terraces on Sir Tyler

300 Airlie Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7700

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

275 Waynick Blvd.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-2251

A classic boutique resort with timeless appeal, the Blockade Runner, located in the heart of the beautiful barrier island of Wrightsville Beach, is North Carolina's only surf to sound resort with two pristine beaches. Activities for a perfect vacation can be found within minutes of your room. In addition to oceanfront...more about Blockade Runner Beach Resort

232 Causeway Dr. #2A
Wrightsville Beach, NC
(910) 332-7284

Planning a beachside wedding? Sea Scape Vacation Rentals has a range of beach rentals with breathtaking views just perfect for hosting guests, rehearsal dinners, and bridesmaid luncheons. They also make spectacular honeymoon spots. And if you're looking for adventure for your wedding day, be sure to ask them about their partnership...more about SeaScape Vacation Rentals

2700 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-8696

If you’ve always dreamed of being barefoot in the sand when you say “I do,” look no further than Shell Island Resort for all of your wedding and reception needs. With a professional catering staff and wedding coordinator dedicated to your event, Shell Island Resort can truly make your wedding day...more about Shell Island Resort

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