As one of the East Coast’s top wedding destinations, the Outer Banks is exceptional when couples are looking to tie the knot in a beautiful setting with stellar wedding services. And when it comes to finding a stretch of pristine beaches or lovely sound-side spaces that provide amazing backdrops for exchanging I Dos, Hatteras Island weddings go above and beyond.
A Cape Hatteras wedding is perfect for those looking for a romantic ceremony by the sea, free of distractions and interruptions. With its protected and unspoiled beaches, it’s no wonder that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a choice location for holding a Hatteras Island wedding. With a permit and $100 fee from the National Park Service, you can get married with only the ocean and the dunes as your backdrop. These are weddings for minimalists only; the National Park Service does not allow throwing of birdseed, balloons, amplified music, chairs, arbors, etc. But considering the natural beauty of the Hatteras seashore, who needs all that stuff anyway? For parking reasons, it’s best to get married near a Park Service beach access, which offers some parking (carpooling is recommended) and a walkway to the beach.
Hatteras Island Weddings Services to Suit Your Whims
A frequent choice for Hatteras Island weddings is for a couple to rent a large oceanfront Hatteras Island vacation rental and get married on the beach and have a small reception at the house or around the house’s pool. Contact a Hatteras vacation rental company about renting a home that is suitable for hosting a Hatteras beachfront wedding and/or reception.
There are also seven quaint, historic Hatteras Island villages – Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village – that feature accommodations, restaurants, shops and recreational activities. Any of these towns also make good places for holding a Cape Hatteras wedding. Professional, experienced wedding vendors of all types, ranging from planners, caterers, photographers, DJs, bands, florists, salons and more, are available to help create and complete the Hatteras Island wedding you envision. Several churches on Hatteras Island allow weddings for out-of-town guests. In addition, local ministers will perform ceremonies at your outdoor location.