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Roanoke Island Weddings (Including Manteo Weddings and Wanchese Weddings)

Hosting a Roanoke Island wedding, judging by the number of people doing it these days and what they are saying, is a pretty nice thing to do. You can see why too.

First, Roanoke Island is a truly beautiful place. Islands on the Outer Banks have a lot of visual appeal. Roanoke Island, with the gardens and the marsh and the lovely waterfront town and the gorgeous sunsets on the sound, makes for a spectacular setting. You can do a Manteo wedding at a quaint bed and breakfast or in one of the elegant wedding venues or outside at the waterfront gazebo or on the Town grounds or at the Roanoke Marshes lighthouse. Roanoke Island weddings (in other words, events outside the Town of Manteo limits) can be located at the Elizabethan Gardens, the NC Aquarium, a Wanchese venue with sweeping views of the marshes or at one of the local churches.

There are a few other reasons that Manteo weddings are popular. The small town environment brings out the best in people. It’s personal and intimate and relaxed here. And people seem to feel at home. Somehow, a Manteo wedding feels like a world away from what you’re used to yet still like you’re in a familiar place where everyone is nice to you.

Another reason is that the Roanoke Island wedding facilities are well-placed and picture-perfect. Guests can stay at different B&Bs or hotels and be within walking distance of each other. Many of the wedding facilities — churches, reception sites, restaurants — are also within walking distance or a short drive, so everything is kept simple and safe. And there is always plenty for guests to do when they come from out of town. People are generally pretty happy with the idea of getting to spend a few days vacationing when they come for your Outer Banks wedding.

Of course there is more to planning your Outer Banks wedding than the location. And when you are planning its nice to know the trusted resources in the area. So we’ve put together a list of the people who specialize in Outer Banks weddings. The vendors noted here top notch professionals since they’re able to hone their skills to perfection through the thousands—literally!—of weddings that are held on these islands every year. You should realize that all the vendors here, no matter where their business is actually located on the Outer Banks, all provide their services for Roanoke Island weddings.

If you want to check out information on Outer Banks weddings overall, you can easily do it from right here. Corolla weddings are sometimes held in a special location such as the Whalehead Club or on the grounds of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Duck weddings are a draw for many couples because the small town is packed with some of the best dining and shopping on the Outer Banks. Nags Head wedding ceremonies can be beachfront or soundside or held in a chapel or church and are often more appealing to couples who picture a romantic, beachy theme. Hatteras weddings and Ocracoke weddings tend to appeal to couples with a vision of the slower pace and ease that only a barrier island can offer.
So, do you want to get married? Here’s a helpful list of Roanoke Island wedding resources to help you.

Wedding Cakes & Confections
  • Argyles Restaurant and Catering, Debra Sinkage -- (252) 261-7325
  • Atlantic Cake Company, Susan Rollason -- (252) 475-0013
  • Beach Bread Company, Carol Giese -- (252) 261-5575
  • Cakes by Robin, Robin Daniels -- (252) 305-5365
  • Carolina Cupcakery / OBX Dessert Cafe -- (757) 204-4773
  • Coastal Cookies, Claudia Harrington -- (252) 473-2071
  • Just Desserts, Melinda Gregory -- (252) 441-2931
  • Kitchen Witch, Mary Thrasher -- (252) 453-2260
  • Outback Kitchen, Kylie Simpson -- (252) 305-2452 (Cakes and catering)
  • Outer Banks Brewing Station, Tina MacKenzie -- (252) 449-2739, (252) 202-1880
  • Tullios Pastry Shop, Bakery and Café, Tom and Dawn Amoruso -- (252) 261-7111, (252) 261-7112
Wedding Caterers
  • 1587 Restaurant and Catering, Audra Just -- (252) 255-5787
  • Argyles Restaurant and Catering, Debra Sinkage -- (252) 261-7325
  • Avenue Waterfront Grille, Maria Williamson -- (252) 473-4800
  • Beach Bread Company, Carol Giese -- (252) 261-5575
  • Black Pelican Catering, Jason Smith -- (252) 261-3171
  • Cafe Lachine, Johanna Lachine -- (252) 305-4166
  • Carolina Catering Company, Bo Perkins -- (252) 207-1643
  • Catering Company of Hatteras Island, Tracy Morris -- (252) 995-3354
  • Chip’s Wine and Beer Market -- (252) 449-8229
  • Coastal Provisions Market, Nina Foster -- (252) 480-0023
  • Enchanted Cuisine, Gwen Hart -- (252) 202-8888
  • Good Life Gourmet, Steve and Susie Mace -- (252) 480-2855
  • High Cotton Barbecue Catering, Lori Haynes -- (252) 267-1153, (252) 255-2275
  • Inn on Pamlico Sound, Steve Nelson -- (252) 995-7030 (Hatteras)
  • Jolly Roger Restaurant, Carol Ann Angelos -- (252) 441-6530
  • imageKelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern
    Mary Ann Newman
    (252) 441-4116
  • Lone Cedar Catering, Amy Davis -- (252) 441-5405
  • imageMako Mikes
    Bill Martin
    (252) 480-1919
  • Ortegaz, Marcelo and Lisa Ortega -- (252) 473-5911
  • Outback Kitchen, Kylie Simpson -- (252) 305-2452 (Hatteras)
  • Outer Banks Brewing Station, Tina MacKenzie -- (252) 449-2739, (252) 202-1880
  • Outer Banks Original Chocolate Fountain Co., Luba Wescott -- (252) 202-8436
  • imagePamlico Jack’s
    Tom Sloate
    (252) 441-2637
  • Queen Anne’s Events, Wayne and Nancy Gray -- (252) 423-1295
  • Red Sky Cafe, Chef Wes Stepp -- (252) 261-8646
  • Sooey’s BBQ and Rib Shack, Beaman L. Hines, Sr. -- (252) 449-4227
  • imageSteamers
    Chris Braswell
    (252) 453-3305
    (252) 267-7554
  • The Kitchen Witch Catering, Mary M. Thrasher -- (252) 453-2260
  • The Pearl Oceanfront Restaurant, Trish Berruet -- (252) 480-3463
  • Tommy’s Market Duck, Lucinda Hudgins -- (252) 261-8990
  • Tulio’s, Tom and Dawn Amoruso -- (252) 261-7112, (252) 261-7111
  • Wine Specialist, Christine and Fernando da Mota -- (252) 715-1717
Photographers and Videographers
  • A Day to Remember, George Farah -- (252) 441-4894
  • A Photo Moment, Jeanie Cubin -- (757) 235-3316
  • AMMC Photo, Michael and Aggie Coufal -- (252) 305-0813
  • Artz Gallery, Matt Artz -- (252) 267-2112
  • Ascension Photography, Gordon Kreplin -- (252) 449-8997
  • Basnight Photography, Mary Basnight -- (252) 473-3933
  • Beach Productions, Julie Dreelin -- (252) 207-2293
  • Blue Peacock Photography, Elizabeth Zongolowicz -- (252) 256-3027
  • Brooke Mayo Photography, Brooke Mayo -- (252) 599-0720
  • Bruce Lorenz Photography, Bruce Lorenz -- (800) 646-5812
  • Carolina Moonlight Films, Hunter Chapman -- (252) 619-7112
  • Chris Bickford Photography, Chris Bickford -- (252) 202-2399
  • Custom Photography Limited, Marian and Michael Linett -- (252) 480-6431
  • Daryl Law Photography, Daryl Law -- (252) 480-6332
  • Deborah Sawyer Photography, Deborah Sawyer -- (252) 305-8800
  • Donna Holcomb, Photographer, Donna Holcomb -- (252) 453-0765
  • Eye Candy Digital Video, Mike Martine -- (252) 435-2763
  • F2 Photographic Design, Mollie Isaacs -- (800) 645-9958
  • Gingersnaps Photography, Ginger Harvey -- (252) 256-4422
  • Griggs Best Shot Photography, Lisa Griggs -- (252) 473-1025, (336) 501-6833 (cell)
  • Island Photography, Mike and Allie Hawkins -- (252) 489-8003
  • Island Shore Productions, Tony Brittan -- (252) 715-0215
  • J. Aaron Trotman Photography, Jim and Laura Trotman -- (252) 480-1070, (877) SMILES8
  • Jeff Greenough Photographer, Jeff Greenough -- (252) 207-9485, (866) 204-3451
  • Kristi Midgette Photography, Kristi Midgette -- (252) 573-8229
  • Lisa Arnold Photography, Lisa Bernard-Arnold -- (252) 599-6552, (888) 636-5164
  • Meg Oliver Photography -- (917) 841-0263
  • Outer Banks Productions, Michelle Haber -- (252) 480-3074, (866) 928-1578
  • Seaside Photography, Carol -- (252) 305-4747
  • Shelley Chamberlin Photography, Shelley Chamberlin -- (252) 453-4366
  • Shooters at the Beach, Biff Jennings -- (252) 480-2395
  • Simona Photography, Simona Price -- (252) 207-2431
  • Walter V. Gresham III Photography, Walter V. Gresham III -- (800) 887-1415
  • Zanetti Images, Steve Zanetti -- (252) 995-9541
Wedding Disc Jockeys
  • A Music Man for All Seasons, John Harper -- (252) 473-4528
  • Humble Entertainment, Leslie Humble -- Leslie Humble - (252) 256-3671
  • I Do Entertainment & DJ Service, Bruce Jones -- (252) 715-0164
  • Jason & Diane’s Karaoke Show -- (252) 202-6751
  • KDH Sound and Light, Doug Leal -- (252) 480-2844
  • Metro Rental, Rob Waddington -- (252) 480-3535, (866) 490-3535
  • Music by Tommy, Tommy Midgett -- (252) 473-6848
  • OBXViolin.com, Sue Artz -- (252) 267-2112
  • Ocean Waves Productions, Angela Furr -- (252) 473-9177
  • Outer Banks DJ, Michael Stoffel -- (252) 207-1175
  • Outer Banks Music Masters, Matt Cooper -- 252) 441-3389
  • Sound Ideas Productions, Mark or Rich -- (252) 441-3002
  • Soundwavz Entertainment, Don J. Vaquera -- (252) 261-6583, (866) OBX-WAVZ
  • The Crowd, Rick Ostlund -- (252) 207-1070
Wedding Equipment Rentals
  • Distinctive Event Rentals, Bill Cabell -- (252) 441-2858, (757) 420-7000
  • Metro Rental, Barbara Henderson -- (252) 480-3535
  • Outer Banks Computers & Music (sound system rental), Mark or Rich -- (252) 441-3002
  • Shindigs Rentals, Allison Fearing -- (252) 473-2933
  • The Music Store, Betsey Paulson -- (252) 256-2855
Wedding Apparel
  • Black Tie Affair, Donna Wilson -- (252) 449-4889
  • Charlotte’s, Charlotte Dixon -- (252) 473-3078
Wedding Musicians
  • 1 Man Band/Keyboardist, Buzz Bessette -- (252) 202-1029
  • Angela Agency/Artistic Occasions, Angela Furr -- (252) 473-9177
  • Angelo Music, Angelo Sonnesso -- (866) 269-1380
  • Beach Wedding Music, Ruth Wyand -- (252) 441-4612
  • Black Tie Affair, Donna Wilson -- (252) 449-4889
  • Christine Young -- (252) 449-8355
  • Club Violin, Leslie Erickson -- (252) 216-5826
  • Coyote, Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro -- (252) 256-2081
  • Greg Shelton -- (252) 207-1648
  • Kim Kalman -- (252) 441-2555
  • Leslie Buck/Saints Alive! Ministries, Bishop Leslie Buck-Ferguson -- (252) 296-2068, (252) 722-1107
  • Musicians for You, Angela Furr -- (252) 473-9177
  • OBX Violins, Sue Artz -- (252) 267-2112
  • Out in the Cold, Clarence Mulden -- (252) 339-7519
  • Outer Banks Chamber Players, Jane Brown -- (252) 480-2493
  • Perfect Occasions Wedding Music, Janice Gross -- (252) 453-3670
  • Roy Murray Music Studio, Roy Murray -- (252) 480-1532
  • Scott Franson -- (252) 449-8355
  • The Carolinian Studio, Lisa Loy -- (252) 473-7154
  • The Crowd, Rick Ostlund -- (252) 207-1070
  • The Music Store, Betsey Paulson -- (252) 256-2855
  • The Wedding Flute, Tanya Holland -- (252) 453-6824
  • The Wilder Brothers, Kevin Roughton -- (252) 491-9986
Salon, Spa and Beauty Services
  • All Eyes on the Bride, Lauren Owen -- (304) 433-2700
  • Barefoot Bridal Massage, Ali Berryman -- (252) 202-3277
  • Calvio’s Nails and Tanning, Thelma Calvio -- (252) 473-1790
  • Dimensions Hair Salon, Heather Clark -- (252) 499-8988
  • Diva’s Day Spa & Salon, Stephanie Mikos -- (252) 255 1772
  • Eden Day Spa and Salons, Mary C. DiDario -- (252) 255-0711
  • Hair Designers, Stacy Sheetz -- (252) 449-4247
  • Hairicanes Salon, Veelee Donahue -- (252) 261-7889
  • Hairoics, Sandy Williams -- (252) 441-7983
  • It’s Royalty Salon, Gifts and Spa -- (252) 473-2209
  • Liza Yowell Massage Therapy and Skin Care, Liza Yowell -- (252) 202-2011
  • Lotus Day Spa, Dawn Ladd -- (252) 261-0800
  • Luxury, Katrina Migliore -- (252) 449-2474
  • Make Your Day, Donna Egan -- (252) 256-1086
  • Reflections Full Service Salon, Brandi Pledger -- (252) 255-5595
  • Spa Koru, Grace Souter -- (252) 995-3125
  • The Sanderling Resort & Spa, Ashley Quinn -- (252) 261-7744 Ext. 563
Wedding and Reception Sites
  • 108 Budleigh, Bonnie Hudgins -- (252) 473-2208
  • 1587 Restaurant, Audra Just -- (252) 473-1404 Ext. 119
  • Ann’s Wedding Bells, Ann Bell -- (252) 473-2635
  • Avenue Waterfront Grille, Maria Williamson -- (252) 473-4800
  • Burrus House Inn and Waterfront Suites -- (252) 475-1636
  • Camp Hatteras, Jeanette Straight -- (252) 987-2777
  • Cape Hatteras KOA Campground, Mo Vandesteene -- (800) 562-5268
  • Clarion Oceanfront Hotel, Samantha Roberts -- (252) 441-1782
  • Comfort Inn Oceanfront South, Samantha Roberts -- (800) 334-3302
  • Downeast Rover Sailboat, Kim Winslow -- (252) 473-4866, (866) SAIL-OBX
  • Duck Woods Country Club, Pascal Nabet -- (252) 261-2744
  • First Colony Inn, Tom Matthews -- (252) 441-2343, (800) 368-9390
  • First Flight Rentals, Doris Ann Younts -- (252) 489-4747
  • Fishbones Sunset Grill, Meredith Foreman -- (252) 261-3901
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks, Pamela Geyer -- 800-HAMPTON
  • Hatteras Realty, Event Coordinator -- (800) 428-8372
  • Jennette’s Pier, Michelle Bunce -- (252) 255-1501
  • John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, Linda Dean -- (252) 441-7141
  • imageMako Mikes
    Bill Martin
    (252) 480-1919
  • Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, Meghann Pauls -- (252) 453-4336
  • Nags Head Golf Links, The Players Grill, Richard Beetle -- (252) 441-8073
  • Outer Banks Cruises, Stuart Wescott -- (252) 473-1475
  • imagePamlico Jack’s
    Tom Sloate
    (252) 441-2637
  • imagePirate’s Cove Pavilion
    Tammy Tobin
    (800) 367-4728
  • Queen Anne’s Events, Wayne and Nancy Gray -- (252) 423-1295
  • Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach, Mary Ellen Watts -- (252) 441-2151 ext. 743
  • Roanoke Island Festival Park, Tanya Young -- (252) 475-1500
  • Tale of the Whale, Dan Bibey -- (252) 441-7332
  • The Currituck Club, Sarah Albrite -- (252) 453-9400
  • The Elizabethan Gardens, Amy Robinson -- (252) 473-3234
  • The Inn at Corolla Light, Pamela Colby -- (800) 215-0772
  • The Island Guest House, Sam Moore -- (252) 473-2434
  • The Love Boat, Capt'n Joe -- (252) 996-0565
  • The Pearl Oceanfront Restaurant, Trish Berruet -- (252) 480-3463
  • The Saltaire Event Home, Ron Forlano -- (252) 255-5409
  • The Sanderling Resort & Spa, Jennifer Thompson -- (800) 701-4111
  • The Village Beach Club, Ina Phelps -- (252) 480-2222
  • The Whalehead Club, Kerri Catino-Nason -- (252) 453-9040, (252) 305-0401
  • White Doe Inn, Caline Jenkins -- (252) 473-9851, (800) 473-6091
Wedding Accommodations
  • First Flight Rentals, Doris Ann Younts -- (252) 489-4747
  • John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, Linda Dean -- (252) 441-7141
  • Shutters on the Banks -- (800) 848-3728
Wedding Planners and Coordinators
  • A Premiere Event, Heather Clark -- (252) 305-9333
  • Ann’s Wedding Bells, Ann Bell -- (252) 473-2635
  • Black Tie Weddings, Emma Wilson Perkins -- (252) 449-4889
  • Blue Ocean Events, Kathy Halloran -- (252) 480-3132
  • Bordeaux Events, Marie Russell -- (252) 441-8183, (888) 8BORDEAUX
  • Coastal Events Coordinator, Karen Kelly -- (252) 441-7433
  • Hatteras Realty, Event Coordinator -- (800) 428-8372
  • Ocean Isle Events, Julie Hume -- (252) 489-8126
  • Over the Top, Sally Newell -- (252) 986-2858 (Hatteras)
  • Platinum Party Planning, Gena Martin -- (252) 619-4018
  • Proper Setting, Nannette Jernigan -- (252) 441-8166
  • Seaside Simplicity, Anne Pond -- (252) 255-5787, (252) 305-5780
  • Sugar Snap Events, Shirley Cook -- (866) 480-9990
  • The Embellishers, Brenda Korbach and Gail Lawrenson -- (252) 216-9226
  • The John Gillam Company Ltd., John Bond Gillam III -- (252) 441-7752
  • Unveiled, Sara Kristoff -- (252) 441-1936, (252) 202-6951
Wedding Florists
  • Bells and Whistles, Dorothy Morris -- (252) 441-9310
  • BLOOMS Design Studio, Renee Landry -- (252) 255-0798
  • Holiday House Weddings, Kim Stetson -- (252) 473-6938
  • Nags Head Florist, Kelly Yelland -- (252) 441-1330
  • Ocean Wreath, Betty Laughridge -- (252) 480-2080
  • Sea Breeze Florist & Gifts, Tori or Brandi Ferebee -- (252) 261-4274, (800) 435-5881
  • Sugar Snap Events, Shirley Cook -- (252) 480-9990, (866) 480-9990
  • The Embellishers, Brenda Korbach and Gail Lawrenson -- (252) 216-9226
Wedding Jewelers
  • Cara Magnus Celtic, Ltd., Joan Young -- (252) 261-8110
  • Diamonds ‘n Dunes, Ken Kelley and Eileen Alexanian -- (252) 255-0001
  • Halloran & Company, Kathy Halloran -- (252) 480-3132
  • Jewelry by Gail, Judy Lyon -- (252) 441-5387, (800) 272-9817
  • Lady Maye, Heather Maye Sakers -- (252) 599-6814
  • Lone Wolff Trading Company, Chris Wolff -- (252) 449-5111
  • Low Tide Jewelry, Margaret Miller -- (252) 441-2644
  • Natural Creations Jewelers, Tim Crank -- (252) 255-2015
  • Robin’s Fine Jewelry, Robin Young -- (252) 261-4020
  • Silver Bonsai Gallery, Ben and Kathryn Stewart -- (252) 475-1413
  • Ultra Violet Gems, Denise Turner -- (252) 475-1962, (757) 651-3676
Wedding Officiants
  • @ Your OBX Wedding, Rev. Jay Bowman -- (252) 216-6676
  • An OBX Beach Wedding, Rev. Del Wilson, Jr. -- (252) 202-1964, (252) 202-6916
  • Ann’s Wedding Bells, Ann Bell -- (252) 473-2635
  • imageBy the Sea Weddings
    Steve Siegrist
    (252) 202-5024
  • Leslie Buck/Saints Alive! Ministries, Bishop Leslie Buck-Ferguson -- (252) 296-2068, (252) 722-1107
  • Outer Banks I Do, Marsha Johnson -- (252) 261-3403
  • Outer Banks Seaside Ceremonies, Dr. Dave Keller -- (252) 573-9813
  • Outer Banks Wedding Ceremony, Rev. Tanya K. Young -- (252) 423-0099
  • Saints Alive Ministries, Rev. Leslie Buck Ferguson -- (252) 987-1469
  • Weddings Outer Banks, Rev. Eugene McLawhorn -- (252) 491-9287, (252) 202-3113
Chapels
  • Corolla Chapel, Rick Griffs, Pastor -- (252) 452-4224
  • Roanoke Island Garden Wedding Chapel, Ann Bell -- (252) 473-2635
Limos and Transportation
  • Beach Limousine, Sunny Dodson -- (252) 255-LIMO (5466)
  • Corolla Outback Adventures, Jay Bender -- (252) 453-4484
  • Island Limousine, Keith Stone -- (252) 441-LIMO (5466), (800) 828-5466
  • Luxury Limousine Service, Kevin Wescott -- (252) 202-8436
  • OBX Trolleys -- (252) 202-4429
  • Sandy Beach Tours, Sandra Morrison -- (252) 441-9800
  • The Connection Transportation Services, Barbara Jackson -- (252) 449-2777
Wedding Apparel
  • Black Tie Affair, Donna Wilson -- (252) 449-4889
  • Charlotte’s, Charlotte Dixon -- (252) 473-3078
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