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

If you are considering a NC destination wedding, this page is for you. Whether you're a Raleigh area local looking for a nearby wedding getaway, or have found this website by searching for Southern wedding venues, 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 35 years, we have offered engaged couples an annual list of hand-picked NC wedding vendors and venues. Please note, each is selected because they are high quality and reliable. We've visited each of the gorgeous properties you'll find on this page. And we personally know each of the wonderful vendors across our state. Below, scan the page for vendors that stand out to you. Read more about them on the profile page. Then, reach out to your faves, and don't forget to share that you found them on our local NC wedding planning website.

NC Destination Weddings

We hope you will agree that NC is a most wonderful location for an affordable Southern destination wedding. It’s also conveniently located in the center of the eastern seaboard.

Most of the services featured on this page are NC beach wedding destinations venues, NC mountain venues, and vendors serving those areas. If you are seeking wedding venues in the center of the state near RDU airport, visit our FULL VENUE LIST.

NC Mountain Wedding Venues

Plan a gorgeous wedding in the NC Mountains. Weddings are popular in Asheville, Boone or Blowing Rock.

Area bed & breakfast inns, mountain top barns, or lakeside 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.

NC Beach Weddings

Plan an entire NC beach wedding on Bald Head Island, the Outer Banks, or even in the town of Wilmington! There will not be a shortage of things to do for your guests during the day. Plus, weather at the beach in NC is beautiful year-round.

New Bern, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Charlotte NC

There are so many fabulous cities across our state, each with a handful of excellent wedding venues to check out. We highlight venues in the NC Triad Area of Winston-Salem and Greensboro. We also have venues in central NC – from Fayetteville, to Charlotte. Or, consider a small town destination wedding in a quaint town such as New Bern or Goldsboro. There are so many possibilities in the gorgeous state of North Carolina. Let your dream venue lead your wedding planning by exploring this page!

 

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

The Outer Banks is a North Carolina treasure. Explore the OBX Wedding Association for all of the best venues and vendors in this remote beach region. They even have tips on private home rentals.

Romantic Venue Destination Wedding at River Landing Wallace NC Wedding Venue Images by Amber

The Village at River Landing

A Luxurious and Affordable Destination in Eastern NC

  • Location: Wallace, NC

This gem, nestled in Eastern NC, halfway between Raleigh and the coast, boasts a gorgeous clubhouse with a ballroom on a most picturesque property.

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.

Rumbling Bald Resort Mountain Lake Views of NC Bride Groom Sunset Inspired Life Asheville Photography

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

The Dirty Dancing Resort - A Mountain Destination

  • Location: Lake Lure, NC

The resort from the movie "Dirty Dancing" has a renewed sense of romance for your destination wedding! Situated on a lake surrounded by mountains, this is a perfect location for intimate getaways!

Best Barn and Farm Wedding Venue in NC The Carolina Barn Rustic Farm NC Wedding Venue Morgan Caddell

The Carolina Barn

Barn Wedding Venue with Rustic Elegance and Southern Charm
  • Location: Spring Lake, NC
Bride and Groom Sunset Pier Ocean The Sanderling Resort OBX NC Wedding Venue

Sanderling Resort and Spa

Luxury Four Diamond Resort spanning the Atlantic Ocean and the NC Outer Banks sound
  • Location: Duck, Outer Banks, NC
Cara CMC Events and Travel Planner

CMC Events & Travel

Luxury Honeymoon Travel Planning
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
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The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills

Historic Cotton Mill situated along the Tar River, operated by Rose Hill Estate
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Rumbling Bald Resort Mountain Lake Views of NC Bride Groom Sunset Inspired Life Asheville Photography

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

The Dirty Dancing Resort - A Mountain Destination
  • Location: Lake Lure, NC
Full View Plan Your Dream Wedding and Vacation at Beaufort Hotel NC Danielle Flake

Beaufort Hotel NC

Discover America's Favorite Town
  • Location: Beaufort, NC
NC Destination Venue in Banner Elk Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Cliffside Barn Near Banner Elk, Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Location: Beech Mountain, 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

The French Bee Events

Luxury wedding planning, floral design, event coordination and stationery
  • Location: New Bern, NC
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
Barn Summerfield Farms Barn and Farm Wedding Venue Near Greensboro NC Griffin Davis

Summerfield Farms

Farm Venue nestled between the Triad and Triangle Areas
  • Location: Summerfield, NC
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Danielle Flake Photography

Authentic and Elegant Wedding Photography
  • Location: Eastern, NC
Outdoor ceremony venue NC barn wedding venue

The Mill at Rock Creek

Elegant, rustic, lovely venue with top-shelf service offering unforgettable lifetime memories
  • Location: Boone, NC
McAlister Greensboro boutique wedding venue

McAlister-Leftwich House

A boutique wedding venue in Fisher Park where history becomes part of your legacy
  • Location: Greensboro, NC
Birdsong Chapel Bride The Cornealius Properties A Family Owned Farm Wedding Venue Lan Pratt Photos

The Cornealius Properties

Family-Owned Farmland Wedding Venue
  • Location: Goldsboro, NC
The Kinsleeshop Farm Statesville NC Wedding Venue Farm and Barn Urban Bloom Photography

The Kinsleeshop Farm

Historic Family Farm Renovated into Romantic Wedding Venue
  • Location: Statesville, NC
destination wedding venue New Bern NC

Visit New Bern

The New Wedding Destination
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Magnolia Grove Weddings Team Wedding and Event Planners Morgan Caddell Photography-2

Magnolia Collective

Event Coordination, Design and Event Staffing Services
  • Location: , NC, VA

Brewmasters Mobile

Full Service Custom Alcohol Catering and Unique Mobile Bar Rentals
  • Location: Raleigh and Wilson
Barn Wedding Scott and Emily's WinMock at Kinderton Wedding Danielle Flake Photography

WinMock at Kinderton

The Gem of the Triad Area
  • Location: Bermuda Run, NC
Beach Elopement Ceremony Emerald Isle Realty - Plan Your NC Beach Wedding EI beach Karen Doody Photography

Emerald Isle – A Seaside Wedding & Events

Plan Your Emerald Isle Beach Wedding
  • Location: Emerald Isle, NC
Wedding Chapel Ceremony River Dunes NC Destination Venue Dickie-Cook Couple and Chapel

River Dunes

Coastal Destination Wedding Venue
  • Location: Oriental, NC
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Circle Arch Waterfront View New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

Renovated Ballroom with Floor to Ceiling Windows Overlooking the River
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Small Batch Gallery and Goods Wedding Gift Shop Shannon LuQuire

Small Batch Gallery + Goods

Curating special collections from American makers
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Wedding Ceremony on front porch of plantation venue, Rose Hill

Rose Hill Estate

Romance and Countryside Class
  • Location: Nashville
St. Michaels Sunrise Explore Charleston - Plan Your Wedding, Honeymoon, Bachelorette Party

Explore Charleston

See Charleston through the eyes of locals
  • Location: Charleston, SC
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

The Village at River Landing

A Luxurious and Affordable Destination in Eastern NC
  • Location: Wallace, NC