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Destination Weddings in NC - Outer Banks, Wilmington and NC Mountains

Whether you are a NC local looking for a nearby wedding destination, or have found this website by searching for Southern destination wedding ideas, we are so glad you've found us. Heart of NC Weddings is the leading upscale wedding magazine for the Triangle Area of North Carolina. For 33 years, we have offered engaged couples an annual list of hand-picked NC wedding vendors and venues who exemplify quality and reliability. We hope you will agree that NC is a most wonderful location for an affordable Southern destination wedding. Most of the services featured on this page are NC beach wedding destinations venues, NC mountain venues, and vendors serving those areas. We've also highlighted some great nearby destinations across the state. If to you, central NC would be a destination, take a look at our "Wedding Venues" page for the most extensive list of the best wedding venues in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas.

Area bed & breakfast inns, mansions and coastal resorts make unique wedding and reception sites. You, your friends and your family can all enjoy the ambiance of a getaway and the convenience of easy travel. Plan an entire NC beach wedding on Bald Head Island or the Outer Banks, or even in the town of Wilmington! Plan a gorgeous wedding in the NC Mountains, in Asheville, Boone or Blowing Rock. Or consider a destination wedding in an NC town such as New Bern, Greensboro, Winston-Salem or Charlotte. There are so many possibilities in the gorgeous state of North Carolina.

OBX wedding venue Jennettes Pier

Jennette’s Pier

Oceanfront Pier Wedding Venue on the Outer Banks

  • Location: Nags Head, NC

There is nothing quite like the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, from the pier off of Jennette's Ballroom. An unforgettable OBX destination.

Bridal party in champagne gold and black tuxedos in front of venue at Pinehurst Resort, Mary Me

Pinehurst Resort

Legendary and Distinguished Resort and Golf Club with All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

  • Location: Pinehurst , NC

A true NC destination for lovers of classic elegance, fine dining, luxury accommodations and of course... top tier golf.

Couple on pier at Sanderling Resort Wedding

Sanderling Resort and Spa

Luxury Four Diamond Resort spanning the Atlantic Ocean and the NC Outer Banks sound

  • Location: Duck, Outer Banks, NC

Spanning both sound and oceanfront of the world-famous Outer Banks, Sanderling Resort has everything one could desire for an affordable luxury wedding getaway of any size. This property is truly a gem of North Carolina. Our yearly visit is a favorite treat.

NC Destination Venue in Banner Elk Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Cliffside Barn Near Banner Elk, Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Location: Beech Mountain, NC
Bride Suite The Jarvis at 220 Elegant Bed and Breakfast Wedding Venue Cynthia Rose

Thornbury Brides

Designer wedding dress shop in New Bern, NC
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Couple walking on front lawn of River Landing Wedding Venue

River Landing

A Luxurious Value Destination in Eastern NC
  • Location: Wallace, NC
Rumbling Bald Resort Mountain Lake Views of NC Bride Groom Sunset Inspired Life Asheville Photography

Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure

The Dirty Dancing Resort - A Mountain Destination
  • Location: Lake Lure, NC
Brewmasters Mobile Raleigh and Wilson NC wedding bar service

Brewmasters Mobile

Full Service Custom Alcohol Catering and Unique Mobile Bar Rentals
  • Location: Raleigh and Wilson
Bride By River at Brown Mountain Beach Resort NC Wedding Venue Destination Jillian Knight

Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Brown Mountain Beach Resort: Elegant and Adventurous NC Wedding Venue
  • Location: Lenoir, NC
Bluewater Waterfront Grill Wedding Venue Wrightsville Beach Kate Supa

Bluewater

Coastal wedding venue with breathtaking waterfront views
  • Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Guest Book The Jarvis at 220 Elegant Bed and Breakfast Wedding Venue Cynthia Rose

Small Batch Gallery + Goods

Curating special collections from American makers
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Table for Two under Oceanic pier

Oceanic

Luxury beach wedding venue and restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC

The French Bee Events

Luxury wedding planning, floral design, event coordination and stationery
  • Location: New Bern, NC
silverceiling beauty consulting raleigh, wilmington

Silverceiling Beauty Consulting

On-Location Services or in our Bridal Suites: The Blue Box in Raleigh and The Manor in Wilmington
  • Location: Raleigh, Wilmington & Asheville , NC
Rocky Mount Mills Entertainment and event venue

The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills

Historic Cotton Mill, in the heart of the Rocky Mount Mills campus. Industrial class featuring multi-level indoor space and outdoor terraces all situated along the Tar River.
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Front of The Jarvis at 220 Elegant Bed and Breakfast Wedding Venue Karen Doody

The Jarvis at 220

Luxury accommodations in the heart of downtown New Bern
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait Black Doors and White Barn The Carolina Barn Rustic Farm NC Wedding Venue Caddell

The Carolina Barn

Barn Wedding Venue with Rustic Elegance and Southern Charm
  • Location: Spring Lake, NC
Bridesmaids Nicole Kameenui Photography NC Destination Wedding Photographer

Nicole Kameenui Photography

Photographing love and vibrant celebrations in the Carolinas and beyond
  • Location:
Wedding Ceremony on front porch of plantation venue, Rose Hill

Rose Hill Estate

A Countryside Venue with a Classic Ballroom, Wrap-around Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo
  • Location: Nashville
OBX NC wedding venue Bride and Groom Kiss at Jennettes Pier D'Ambra

Outer Banks Wedding Association

Find Your OBX Wedding Vendors
  • Location: Kitty Hawk, NC
Couple on pier at Sanderling Resort Wedding

Sanderling Resort and Spa

Luxury Four Diamond Resort spanning the Atlantic Ocean and the NC Outer Banks sound
  • Location: Duck, Outer Banks, NC
NC Wedding Phootgrapher Bride Groom Portrait alex mason film Danielle Flake Photography-16-11

Danielle Flake Photography

Authentic and Elegant Wedding Photography
  • Location: Eastern, NC
Blue Box Luxury Bridal Suite Getting Ready for Wedding Room Turquoise walls Beautiful Decor Beverages and Snacks VMA Studios

Luxury Bridal Suites

Luxury Bridal Suites – Stunning, Functional Bridal Suites
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
Magnolia Grove Weddings Team Wedding and Event Planners Morgan Caddell Photography-2

Magnolia Grove Weddings

Event Coordination, Design and Event Staffing Services
  • Location:
Couple kissing in OBX on Jennettes Pier

Jennette’s Pier

Oceanfront Pier Wedding Venue on the Outer Banks
  • Location: Nags Head, NC
Country Club Bride and Groom Cynthia Rose Photography and Videography

Cynthia Rose Photography and Videography

Timeless, vibrant wedding photography for the laidback Carolina couple
  • Location:
Bride and Groom smile to one another after wedding at Pinehurst Resort, Mary Me

Pinehurst Resort

Legendary and Distinguished Resort and Golf Club with All-Inclusive Wedding Packages
  • Location: Pinehurst , NC