River Dunes

River Dunes

Accommodations for a Weekend Retreat in Oriental NC


When you have your wedding at River Dunes, it isn’t just a one-night celebration. Instead, it is a weekend well-spent with your closest family and friends. Imagine all of your favorite people being a brisk walk or bike ride away from each other for a full two or three days- that is possible at River Dunes! Accommodations about at this special property on Grace Harbor.

Also at this location, find a full compliment of bespoke wedding venues. Host a quaint chapel ceremony followed by an evening reception in the Harbor Club. You’ll be surrounded by gorgeous water views and breath-taking, classic architecture.

River Dunes Accommodations

Visitors stay in charming cottages that line the marina, visit the spa for R&R or enjoy a morning bike ride through the village.

There are There are six Harborside Cottages ranging from one to three bedrooms. All feature private front porches facing a shared courtyard and gas-lit fire pit. These accommodations are perfect for congregating and hanging out with your guests.

The four Harborview Suites offer spacious retreats. They include morning kitchens and sitting areas with second-story waterfront views. These accommodations have optimal privacy.

The cottages and the suites are the accommodations closest to all of the amenities River Dunes has to offer as they are in the heart of the village. For more private getaways, guests can rent one of the tiny homes called “Bunkies” on Boat House Row or larger custom homes along the harbor-front. There is a perfect accommodation available for everyone on your guest list.

On-site Entertainment at River Dunes 

Within the Harbor Village, guests can stop by Yawl’s Café for breakfast or lunch, embark on one of the walking and jogging trails, opt for a few hours on the water with a kayak or paddle board, or join friends for a morning tennis match on the professionally-maintained clay courts.

Visitors can also check out the dock house, which houses fishing gear, fish food and canoeing equipment, and take advantage of the stocked fly-fishing lake.

If you have guests who enjoy pampering themselves, they may be interested in booking an appointment at Natural Elements Spa for a relaxing facial, massage, manicure or pedicure before the ceremony.

Enjoy onsite entertainment at the Boat House Pavilion and Amphitheater. Both host a variety of outdoor performances, impromptu music nights and “drive-in” starlight cinemas.

Explore Oriental NC

In the greater Oriental area – just outside of River Dunes – enjoy North Carolina craft brews in the beer garden or the front porch of the New Village Brewery & Taproom, a one-barrel nano brewery.

For waterfront dining, the Toucan Grill & Fresh Bar serves up fresh seafood and features live music on its patio over the weekends. Barcos and M&M’s Restaurants also offer a waterfront view and local seafood. Locals love Silos, the Italian spot. Or, enjoy Southern food at Brantley’s Restaurant or Rick’s.

Top off any dinner by stopping into The Bean. There, grab a waffle cone of your favorite ice cream flavor scooped or a coffee.

Again, please visit the River Dunes VENUE profile to learn more about their event spaces and wedding offerings!


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