Wedding Planning in Carolina/Kure Beach, NC

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.

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Wedding Venues

Beau Rivage Resort & Golf Club Carolina/Kure Beach Wedding Planning
649 Rivage Promenade
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 392-9021
(800) 628-7080

An elegant, colonial-style clubhouse overlooking panoramic views of a stunning golf course is the central feature of Beau Rivage's formal banquet and corporate meeting facility.  Accommodating groups from 10 to 500 guests, Beau Rivage is the perfect venue for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, reunions, and banquets. The friendly and professional staff...more about Beau Rivage Resort & Golf Club

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Carolina/Kure Beach Wedding Planning
900 Loggerhead Rd.
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 772-0500

The aquarium's half-acre freshwater conservatory, 235,000-gallon saltwater tank featuring hundreds of sea creatures, and dramatic exhibit galleries offer exceptional backdrops and romantic photo opportunities for your wedding ceremony or reception. Exchange your vows before a colorful underwater display or amidst ferns and trees in the beautiful Cape Fear River Freshwater Habitat....more about North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Savannah Inn Carolina/Kure Beach Wedding Planning
316 Carolina Beach Ave North
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-6555
(800) 334-8533

If you are planning a small, beach-side wedding, The Savannah Inn is someplace you’ll want to check out.  What could be better than getting married right at water’s edge, then walking back up to our own Tiki bar for a reception around the pool?  You and your guests can stay right...more about Savannah Inn

1615 S. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8313

For an intimate beachside wedding, Atlantic Towers provides the perfect setting. You can celebrate your special day on their gazebo and sundeck, an oceanfront space that is perfect for a romantic ceremony. Reception space is available in their Clubroom or on the oceanfront lawn. Group reservations are available for your family and friends. For more...more about Atlantic Towers

100 Charlotte Ave.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-2030
(800) 321-2211

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

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