Southern Hospitality Weddings & Events

    Southern Hospitality Weddings & Events is a full service wedding planning and coordination company based in Corolla, NC.  Owner and planner Ashley Earnhardt has over 6 years of wedding planning experience and is available for weddings across the entire Outer Banks.

    Boutique Styling + Planning for your Toast-worthy Celebration!

    As seen in the Outer Banks Bride Magazine (2016, 2017) & Style Me Pretty (2016).

    Creative Catering by Wanda

    Creative Catering by Wanda offers a taste of pure southern hospitality for your event.  We have over twenty years of cooking experience and many more years in the hospitality field.  We smoke Eastern NC BBQ, char-grill steaks and succulent prime rib, smoke brisket, saute and fry local seafood, chicken and our award winning crab cakes.  We incorporate local vegetables and fruits with each menu with a farmer to fork menu.

    Suit Up OBX

    Suit Up OBX – a boutique specializing in tuxedo rentals for men and boys offering complete fittings and accessory collection.  We pride ourselves in providing a simple yet stylish look and affordable pricing.

    Tuxedo & Formal Rentals

    6528 Caratoke Hwy., Grandy, NC  27937

    Phone:  252-421-3350

    11th Hour Events

    11th Hour Events  is the choice for all 4 seasons on the Outer Banks. We have assisted couples with their Dream Day since 1978. Our team manager has completed over 3500 OBX Weddings by matching the Best Vendors on the beach to the couple’s needs and desires. Her team has many great options ranging from simple planning to everything you need from Officiant to the Food. They even offer a Complete Wedding Package to take the stress out of the planning process.

    Platinum Party Planning

    Platinum Party Planning

    Whether it is barefoot on the beach or black-tie, Platinum Party Planning will customize your event to suit your refined taste.  Utilizing our strong organization and creative talents, we will bring your vision of your event to life.


    Grandy, NC /January 8, 2015—Gena Martin is pleased to announce that her company PLATINUM PARTY PLANNING has been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

    “We are so honored to be inducted into this group of prestigious professionals, and I would like to thank everyone who worked with me, referred me and took time to provide reviews to make this possible.” Gena Martin

    To view the complete list of Hall of Fame inductees, please visit:

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    +2011,2012, 2013 & 2015 Pick for Best of Weddings by The Knot

    +2015 The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame

    +Featured Wedding Planner on

    +2012, 2013 Bride’s Choice Award from

    +2014 Couple’s Choice Award from

    +Certified Wedding Planner from George Mason University

    +2012 Small Business of the Year by the Currituck Chamber of Commerce

    +Certified Legendary Service from the Ritz-Carlton

    Photo Credit for all images: Joshua Kane Photography