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North Carolina brides don’t need to travel far to find an idyllic destination wedding setting. Bald Head Island is a world of its own, with stretches of stunning pristine beaches, well-preserved dunes, and a quaint community feel - making it the perfect location for any bride's dream wedding. Whether guests are gathered barefoot on the beach or underneath a charming gazebo, there are options on the Island for every party.
The Shoals Club offers many great options and packages for couples who want to hold their wedding as close to the beach as possible, without actually being on the beach. Many couples opt to hold their wedding ceremony on the Shoals Club’s presentation deck that overlooks the Cape Fear Point and East Beach. The presentation deck offers breathtaking views for guests to watch as you are wed under an open-air arbor against a backdrop of sand dunes, Bald Head’s East Beach, and the Atlantic Ocean. For your reception, the dining room and outdoor covered verandah are wonderful options just a few steps away or the nearby event pavilion for larger parties, which neighbors the pool terrace.
“My wedding at the Shoal's Club was absolutely spectacular! I couldn't have asked for anything better. The presentation deck is a jaw droppingly beautiful back drop for the ceremony, and the dining rooms and verandahs were perfect for the cocktail hour/reception. We were able to fit a band and the dance floor very comfortably along with additional outdoor seating on the verandahs. Christine was an excellent coordinator and made everything in the planning process a breeze (especially being an out of town bride). The food was exceptional and I still have guests raving about it. There is not one thing I would change about this venue. The beauty of the area and the kindness of the staff make for an easy, fun event for all.”
Another popular wedding venue on Bald Head Island is the sandy beach itself. Without a guest size restriction, the pristine beaches beneath the Shoals Club are the perfect backdrop and inspiration for a once in a lifetime wedding ceremony. Seating is easily arranged for ceremonies of any size and afterwards, a lavish wedding reception is only a beach walk away. Bald Head Island event planners can help you plan every detail from seating arrangements to license requirements. For more details on how to get married on the beach, please contact Christine McCann at [email protected]
Brides who desire a more traditional wedding ceremony can find their dream wedding ceremony in the tranquil, storybook Bald Head Island Village Chapel. The Chapel is located near the Old Baldy lighthouse and boasts spellbinding views of Bald Head Island Creek. Ceremonies held in the Chapel are memorable and spiritually uplifting, while tastefully decorated in a charming historic setting.
The Village Chapel at Bald Head Island has long been a favorite destination for weddings, and its proximity to Old Baldy Lighthouse makes it even more appealing for wedding photography. After the Chapel ceremony, guests can enjoy a reception anywhere on the Island, oceanfront or harbor side, as every option is only a golf cart ride away.
Some bride and grooms choose to share their nuptials on the grounds of Old Baldy, the Island’s historic lighthouse, while others choose the Bald Head Island Club for its outstanding reception space overlooking the golf course. No matter your preference of ceremony style, Bald Head Island has knowledgeable wedding specialists available to help you pick the best fit for you. For a complete list of Bald Head Island wedding venue options, please contact Christine McCann at 910-269-2995.
Stay tuned next week when we take a look at the best accommodation specials for wedding parties and their guests. For more information on Bald Head Island wedding ceremony venues, please contact us here.
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