The Courtyard by Marriott at Carolina Beach, with 144 oceanfront balcony rooms, offers a full range of facilities and services for weddings or other special events. The Cape Ballroom can seat up to 300 guests and has just been renovated along with the entire hotel. With incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and...more about Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
If you've always dreamed of a wedding on the beach, with sand between your toes and an ocean breeze in your hair, or in a more formal venue with the backdrop of the ocean, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, NC, is the perfect place to plan your wedding.
There are a variety of locations both on and on the beach that are ideal for weddings in the area — from a rented oceanfront beach house to the beach itself. You don't need a permit to say "I do" on the sand at Carolina Beach or Kure Beach, but you also can't put out chairs, tents, or elaborate set ups. For this reason, it's nice to work with a resort to help plan your wedding ceremony. Atlantic Towers on South Lake Park Blvd. has a new gazebo and sundeck for celebrating your special day, as well as reception space in their Clubroom or on the oceanfront lawn. The Courtyard by Marriott, also in Carolina Beach, offers full-range of facilities and services for weddings. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher offers a dramatic backdrop to your wedding, with a half-acre freshwater conservatory, a 235,000-gallon saltwater tank, and exceptional exhibit galleries. Havana's Fresh Island Seafood, with its delicious food and a historic location, is an excellent choice for a reception.
Jan Marshall of Marshall Gardens on North Lake Park Blvd. is a gifted florist and she and her assistants can create the look you want, from shell bouquets to Hawaiian leis.
Everything else you'll need, from marriage licenses, wedding officiants, wedding cakes, caterers, photographers, music, rentals, and more can be found across the bridge in nearby Wilmington. The vendors listed on our Wilmington Wedding Planning pages will also serve Carolina Beach.