801 Ocean is a spectacular ocean front venue located in Oak Island, NC. In this 6,000 square foot space, a wall of elegant palladium windows overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, letting in ambient light and an inviting view of the North Carolina coastline. 801 Ocean is a premier place to host the...more about 801 Ocean Drive
Southport, NC Wedding Planning
In Southport, NC you can literally sail off into the sunset with your honey after a romantic sailboat wedding. Captain Carolyn Pryor of Sea/Side Ceremonies is an ordained minister who also captains her own sailboat. She can coordinate all the details for you as well. She does not only perform ceremonies aboard the sailboat - she will perform your ceremony on the dock or on the beach or at any other location you like. She customizes the services to fit you and your partner and offers a unique keepsake created by the bride and groom as they tie a True Lover’s Knot.
You can stage your wedding and your reception in the community building which is situated on a hill next to Fort Johnston on Davis Street and overlooks the water. It is located at likely the loveliest spot in Southport, with gorgeous views of the Cape Fear River. The interior offers an elegant setting with ambient light reflecting onto the polished hardwood floors and large windows on three sides which provide the panoramic view. Just as lovely is the wooden deck outdoors under the shading live oak trees with breezes wafting off of the water. This can be an exquisite spot for the reception dance floor with lanterns twinkling above the dancers.
You may prefer to hold your ceremony in an historic church or at one of the lovely and historic bed and breakfast inns scattered throughout Southport. Whatever choice you make, you will find everything you need to plan your wedding right here in town. Two excellent choices for catering are Coastal Catering and Events in Boiling Spring Lakes and Taylor Cuisine Cafe & Catering, Inc. on N. Howe Street. Both offer onsite and offsite catering as well as scrumptious food. The folks at Wine & Roses on N. Howe Street have more than 40 years of experience with floral decorations for the church, reception hall and flowers for the members of the wedding party. They also offer a variety of invitations. Brunswick Town Florist in the Live Oak Shopping Center offers bridal consultations by appointment as well as unique and organic custom floral designs. Seaside Wedding Connection at 4396 Frying Pan Road , a full service wedding planner, in addition to planning your beautifully unique event, will provide a photographer with more than 10 years of experience to capture all of your special moments. For videos of your wedding and reception, you can contact USC Web & Video Productions on River Road.
Oak Island, NC Wedding Planning
Weddings on the beach are quite popular on Oak Island, NC and there is a local minister here who specializes in these. Betty Jo Blackmon of Wonderful Weddings at the Barefoot Beach Chapel on E. Oak Island Drive has been a minister for more than 30 years. Her two special touches include a Sands of Time Ceremony and the sounding of the conch horn, an old Hawaiian custom.
You will find caterers, photographers and a bakery for your wedding cake. Turtle Island Restaurant and Catering on E. Oak Island Drive will help you with planning your menu and will cater your event in their restaurant or at another location of your choice. Photographers Mike Boswell and Phyllis Allen both have their studios on Oak Island. Boswell Photography II is located on Dolphin Drive and Mike has been a photographer since 1976. He employs classical poses, candid photos and photojournalism to put together his wedding albums. Phyllis specializes in wedding photos on the beach with a background of ocean or dunes, however, she is experienced in taking all kinds of photos.
Why not tie the knot at your favorite vacation location? On Oak Island there are miles of beaches with numerous lovely locations for your wedding. Coastal Vacation Resorts Oak Island also has some stunning rental homes available for weddings. They will be happy to offer a group of rental houses for all your guests as well.
Florists and musicians are mostly found off island and you can find excellent choices as near as Southport, NC. The marriage license bureau is located at the office of the Brunswick County Register of Deeds in Bolivia, NC.
Bald Head Island, NC Wedding Planning
There are many very fine venues for your wedding and reception on Bald Head Island, NC which include the beach. Indoors, outdoors, in a church or in a club - you can find the perfect place here. The Village Chapel of Bald Head Island located at 105 Lighthouse Wynd is an exquisite little chapel that is available for weddings of up to 110 guests. The chapel is interdenominational and you can provide your own minister if you like, but it requires advance reservations of one year if you are not a resident of Bald Head Island, NC. For an intimate wedding reception (up to 30 guests) you might consider the lovely Marsh Harbour Inn. This inn is located on Keelson Row next to the harbor. Rental homes, rooms or suites at the inn can be reserved for your attendants and guests. The Bald Head Island Club offers a variety of settings for your wedding and wedding reception including an outdoor tent site. The attentive staff can skillfully handle an intimate event or an extravagant one for 300 guests.
You will need to go off island to find such things as florists, photographers, music and other necessary items. Both Jim Minett of Key Productions in Southport, NC and Tommy Robbins of Shoresound Productions, LLC in Bolivia, NC are happy to travel in Brunswick County as well as outside of it to bring their music to your special event.