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Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings in NC, SC, and GA; NC Beach Weddings, Outer Banks Weddings and NC Mountain Weddings

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. Southern Bride & Groom is the leading upscale wedding magazine for the Triangle Area of North Carolina. For 31 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, and vendors serving those areas. If to you, the middle of the state of 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, and its surrounding Southern states.

Please take note that our recommended travel agent is happy to help you plan an international or tropical destination wedding if that’s more your style. Consulting with a NC travel agent will be much easier than flying to your destination to plan!

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.

River Forest Manor & Marina

Historic Southern Mansion. Charming coastal town. One-of-a-kind private event, wedding venue and boutique hotel.
  • Location: Belhaven, NC
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
NC Destination Venue in Banner Elk Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Cliffside Barn Near Banner Elk, Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Location: Beech Mountain, NC
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
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
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The Wedding Dress Shoppe

A full service coastal NC wedding dress boutique with stylish designers
  • Location: Wilmington, 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
Couple posing in front of grand wedding mansion, River Forest

River Forest Manor & Marina

Historic Southern Mansion. Charming coastal town. One-of-a-kind private event, wedding venue and boutique hotel.
  • Location: Belhaven, NC
Laughing wedding party in NAgs Head wedding Sarah D'Ambra

Sarah D’Ambra Photography

Tradition, Redefined. Serving NC and Beyond.
  • Location: Outer Banks, NC
OBX wedding venue Jennettes Pier

Outer Banks Wedding Association

Find Your OBX Wedding Vendors
  • Location: Manteo, 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
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Makeup for Your Day

Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists for your NC wedding location
  • Location: Raleigh, Wilmington & Charlotte, NC
Raleigh Greensboro NC Travel and Honeymoon Agency A Way To Go Travel

A Way To Go Travel

The NC Travel Agency that Specializes in Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Location: Greensboro, 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