Did you know that the Outer Banks of North Carolina is one of The Knot’s Top 50 wedding destinations in the world? From Carova to Ocracoke, hundreds of couples get hitched at our shores each year for an experience they will cherish years to come. Not sure if the ‘Ribbon of Sand’ is the right place for you and your fiancé? You’ll change your mind once you know just six of many compelling reasons why the Outer Banks is a hot trend for destination weddings.
Reason #1: 130 Miles of Unspoiled Beaches
Isolated from the developed mainland, the Outer Banks is a string of barrier islands with unique scenery and beachfront. Much of the land has been carefully protected by locals and the National Park Service for decades, including 130 miles of wide-open coastline. The result? Epic panoramic views for exchanging your vows, and awesome photography too!
Reason #2: Amazing Sunrise and Sunset Weddings
If the Outer Banks’ geography alone doesn’t excite you enough, the sunrises and sunsets will. Couples have the exclusive opportunity to plan their weddings around the spectacular sunrises and sunsets that happen every day here.
Reason #3: There are Settings to Choose for Every Taste
Beachfront weddings not your thing? No problem. The Outer Banks has plenty of interesting settings to shake things up, including an underwater aquarium, Renaissance-period gardens, a colonial ship, historic lighthouses, an Art Nuevo mansion, and much more.
Reason #4: The Wedding and Honeymoon’s All in One Package
Perhaps the greatest perk for an Outer Banks wedding is the excuse that you and your guests can have a vacation! Why pay exotic prices for a foreign honeymoon when you can have one right here? It just makes sense.
Reason #5: Everything You Need is Right Here
Couples can rest easy knowing that the Outer Banks has a closely connected vendor community. From catering to housing, dresses, and every fine detail, they’ll strive to make sure that your special day happens in the best way possible.
Reason #6: Animal Visitors at Your Wedding!
Believe it or not, you could have a furry, finned, or feathered friend congratulate you while you say “I do!” Many couples have reported local wildlife sightings at their beach wedding ceremonies, including wild mustangs, pelicans, dolphins, and deer. And if you want to include Sparky for your wedding day fun, Outer Banks wedding planners are happy to coordinate. Some pooches have even been ring bearers!
Your Outer Banks Wedding with Rentals On The Ocean
From beaches to historic sites the Outer Banks has much to offer for an unforgettable wedding experience. If you’re looking for quality and affordable housing accommodations for you and your guests, contact us at Rentals On the Ocean today! Our knowledgeable local staff will help you plan ahead in your bookings for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Ask us about our group discount specials, too – our cottages can house wedding groups from two to over 100!