This is a guest post written by Hardee Hunt and Williams. Regardless of where you live, Wrightsville Beach is an amazing place to exchange vows, exchange wedding bands, and to hold all wedding related celebrations. Enjoy the post!
Wrightsville Beach on the southeastern coast of North Carolina is known for its classic beauty, gorgeous real estate, beautiful views, ocean piers, and miles of white, sandy beaches. These elements and more combine to create the ideal wedding destination.
The beauty of the landscape on its own, however, is not quite enough to complete a great wedding event. Accommodations, catering, venues, and wedding vendors including photographers, florists, and planners are also essential elements in creating a memorable event. Because Wrightsville Beach has become such a popular wedding destination over the years, area businesses offer every product and service desired for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Here are some of the resources that can be used for weddings in Wrightsville Beach.
Accommodations – Popular hotels and resorts in Wrightsville Beach include Shell Island Resort, the Holiday Inn Sunspree, and The Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Guests may also consider renting a beach house or condo for their stay.
Church Ceremony – There are a few churches in Wrightsville Beach and others close by in Wilmington. On the island, there is Wrightsville United Methodist Church, Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church, St. Therese Church Parish, and The Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church. St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Port City Community Church, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church are all in close proximity to the island and may accommodate larger groups.
Beach Ceremony – For a wedding ceremony on the beach in Wrightsville Beach, couples have to plan for a minister who will conduct the ceremony, chairs or benches for guests, and decorations or other structures they need or want. They also have to get the required permit and approval from WrightsvilleBeachParksAndRecreation.com as well as obtain fee information, rules, and regulations.
Transportation – For couples who need to get their family and friends from hotels to the ceremony to the reception and back again may want to consider providing transportation given that parking during the peak season is extremely limited. Trolleys are a popular option at the beach. They may also want to check with the hotel to see if buses or transportation may be arranged through them.
Reception – Popular reception venues on or near the beach include the resorts we mentioned earlier as well as restaurants including The Oceanic, Blue Water Grill, or The Bridge Tender. Airlie Gardens close to the island also hosts weddings and receptions and would be a beautiful coastal gardens setting.
These resources and suggestions cover some of the biggest elements in planning a wedding in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. There are many more vendors available in the area including bands and DJs, florists, supplies, rentals, and even dance instruction. So, in addition to the gorgeous setting that Wrightsville Beach offers, couples planning their wedding here have many options and resources to help with their planning.
About the Author:
Hardee Hunt and Williams is a boutique real estate firm specializing in Wrightsville Beach real estate, Figure Eight Island, Landfall, Wrightsville Beach Condos, and Intracoastal Waterway properties. For more information visit http://www.HardeeHuntAndWilliams.com.