10 Reasons to Get Married in Currituck, Outer Banks

March 15, 2022

The sun sinks toward the waters of the Currituck Sound, and twilight falls over the assembled crowd as stars begin to emerge over Historic Corolla Park. The waves surge forward and sigh softly as they recede. A violin chord is strummed and the guests turn expectantly to see the bride, illuminated by the soft glow of dusk.

Imagine walking down the aisle with this sight before you. Beyond the altar lies the Currituck sound, open sky and setting sun. This could be your wedding, beneath the stars and before the waves: I do.

1. Spectacular Sunrises & Sunsets
Corolla, NC is the ideal destination for the wedding of your dreams; in fact, the entire Currituck, Outer Banks area is so beautiful that choosing a single venue can be a tricky decision. You can watch the sun rise over the ocean, and mere hours later, watch it set over the sound; the perfect backdrop to eternal love. Corolla has the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception, and you can even add in an OBX honeymoon, all in one trip!

2. Mouthwatering Food
Everybody wants guests to have a good time and enjoy delicious food at the wedding. Rest assured, there are so many wonderful caterers in Currituck’s Outer Banks, you can’t go wrong. For seafood lovers, only the freshest catch reaches the table in Corolla, and it’s guaranteed to be cooked and seasoned to perfection. Looking for other options? Try some famous North Carolina BBQ. We take our BBQ so seriously that numerous bills and laws have been passed to prevent dueling over vinegar-based versus tomato-based sauce.

3. Beautiful Venues
Whatever your style, Currituck and Corolla have numerous locations practically begging for you and your sweetheart to join hands and say those two magical little words while staring into each others’ eyes. Of course, anywhere on the oceanfront or sound shore is bound to be lovely. Historic Corolla Park offers beautiful gazebos, live oaks and the highly photogenic bridge near Whalehead – another gorgeous ceremony or reception venue. If you want a venue with some history, hold your ceremony at the base of the famous Currituck Beach lighthouse or in the historic Corolla Chapel. The possibilities are never-ending, just like your love!

4. Unforgettable Cakes
A beautiful cake is the centerpiece of your wedding. It has to be delicious, reflect your personality and fit in with the theme of the ceremony. Our local bakers are well-versed in the art of creating the perfect confection. If it’s tiny waves made out of icing, with miniscule starfish on sugary shores, or should your heart desire a five-layer wedding cake made with pink icing and dotted with real pearls, rely on the local professionals to create your dream. Check out some of the exceptional bakers in the area.

5. Floral Arrangements
Local florists are as skilled as the bakers when it comes to putting together a custom arrangement, just for you and your ceremony. Craving cute carnations or loving lusty lilies? Select your bouquet and let them handle the rest!

6. Music
No wedding ceremony is complete without music, whether you enlist the services of a DJ or a live band. Both are available in abundance, with great variety. Ready for some smooth reggae, or perhaps a country crooner. We’ve got the talent right here. Let’s dance!

7. Reception Venues
Speaking of dancing, the reception is another key factor in selecting your wedding locale. Select from a long list of vineyards, orchards and country clubs, even the Weeping Radish Brewery & Eco-Farm would be a choice location. Many of our venues can accommodate both the ceremony and reception – or if you prefer two separate locations, they’re close enough to relocate the festivities without your Great Aunt Myrtle getting lost on the way.

8. Picture-Perfect Accommodations
There is no shortage of beautiful rental homes in Currituck and Corolla. Rent a cute and cozy one for you and your fiancé or score a nice, big beach house and hide the whole family or wedding party there until it’s time for the ceremony.

9. Photographers
One perfect photo can capture an entire day’s emotions. Our local photographers know how to capture the perfect smile, the perfect kiss, and all the little perfect moments that will define your day and last a lifetime. Choose from numerous local professionals; with so many options, you’re bound to find a photographer that captures your style and understands your expectations. View their portfolios in order to find your perfect Corolla wedding photographer.

10. Pet-Friendly
Pet-friendly weddings are totally a thing now. If having your furry friend involved in your wedding is non-negotiable, bring Fido or Mrs. Tibbles along! The Inn at Corolla Light offers a few pet-friendly rooms for dogs 50 lbs and under, for only $25 a night, and some rental homes are also pet friendly.

No matter what your couple-style, Currituck’s Outer Banks is perfect for your destination wedding. Plan your dream-wedding ceremony, reception and honeymoon in Currituck and Corolla; the perfect setting for eternal bliss. We can’t wait to see you!

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