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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.

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!

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.

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.

Bride Groom and Dog Brown Mountain Beach Resort Wedding by Jillian Knight Photography

Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Brown Mountain Beach Resort: Elegant and Adventurous NC Wedding Venue
  • Location: Lenoir, 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
Cara CMC Events and Travel Planner

CMC Events & Travel

Luxury Honeymoon Travel Planning
  • Location: Raleigh, 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
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
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
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
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
Plan Your Dream Destination Wedding in New Bern, NC Copper Ridge On The Neuse

Visit New Bern

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

Magnolia Collective

Event Coordination, Design and Event Staffing Services
  • Location:

Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau

Experience Chapel Hill and Orange County, NC
  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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 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
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
Bridesmaids Nicole Kameenui Photography NC Destination Wedding Photographer

Nicole Kameenui Photography

Photographing love and vibrant celebrations in the Carolinas and beyond
  • Location:
power house at rocky mount mills warehouse venue

The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills

Historic Cotton Mill situated along the Tar River, operated by Rose Hill Estate
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Wedding Ceremony on front porch of plantation venue, Rose Hill

Rose Hill Estate

Romance and Countryside Class
  • Location: Nashville

The French Bee Events

Luxury wedding planning, floral design, event coordination and stationery
  • Location: New Bern, NC
Beach Elopement Ceremony Emerald Isle Realty - Plan Your NC Beach Wedding EI beach Karen Doody Photography

A Seaside Wedding & Events

Plan Your Beach Wedding with Emerald Isle Realty
  • Location: Emerald Isle, 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

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