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Destination Weddings

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.

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.

Destination Wedding Venue on OBX Jennettes Pier

Jennette’s Pier

Oceanfront Pier Wedding Venue on the Outer Banks
  • Location: Nags Head, NC
Wedding Ceremony on front porch of plantation venue, Rose Hill

Rose Hill

A Historic Countryside with Beautiful Grounds, a Ballroom, Wrapped 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: Manteo, 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
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
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 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
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Makeup for Your Day

Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists for your NC wedding location
  • Location: Raleigh, Wilmington & Charlotte, 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
Couple kissing in OBX on Jennettes Pier

Jennette’s Pier

Oceanfront Pier Wedding Venue on the Outer Banks
  • Location: Nags Head, NC
Couple walking on front lawn of River Landing Wedding Venue

River Landing

A Luxurious Value Destination in Eastern NC
  • Location: Wallace, NC