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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
Downtown Wilmington Wedding Erin Costa Photography

Erin Costa Photography

Creating Elegant, Real and Enduring Photographs
  • Location: Hampstead
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Makeup for Your Day

Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists for your NC wedding location
  • Location: Raleigh, Wilmington & Charlotte, NC
Coastal Knot Scoop back Lace Bridal Gown, Magnolia Photography

Coastal Knot Bridal

Three locations with top wedding dress designers in a contemporary and romantic style
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
BRide holding wildflower bouquet by fiore fine flowers, wilmington florist, mangolia photography

Fiore Fine Flowers

The Premiere Wedding Florist in Coastal NC - Daily Shop and Design House
  • Location: Wilmington
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
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
Bride and Groom walk hand in hand for wedding photography at Shoals Club on Bald Head ISland, Lion House, Magnolia Photography2

Magnolia Photography

Two Southern Girls based in NC and SC with a bright and airy contemporary photography style
  • Location: Greenville, Charleston and Destination Weddings!, NC and SC
Couple walking on front lawn of River Landing Wedding Venue

River Landing

A Luxurious Value Destination in Eastern NC
  • Location: Wallace, NC
Photo of outside of the Burke Manor, a NC wedding venue

Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion

A Victorian B&B Inn with beautiful gardens and a permanent event tent
  • Location: Gibsonville, NC
Beach Wedding Venue Shoals Club in OBX

Shoals Club at Bald Head Island

A Relaxed Club and BHI wedding venue on the legendary Cape Fear Point
  • Location: Bald Head Island
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
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The Wedding Dress Shoppe

A full service coastal NC wedding dress boutique with stylish designers
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
Golf Cart for Bride and Groom for Beach Wedding Transportation, Lion House Wedding Planning, Magnolia Photography

The Lion House

Event Planning and Design - Where Style and Hospitality Collide
  • Location: Raleigh NC based; Will Travel with Pleasure
Wedding Ceremony on front porch of plantation venue, Rose Hill

Rose Hill Plantation

A Historic Countryside with Beautiful Grounds, a Ballroom, Wrapped Porches and a Lakeside Gazebo
  • Location: Nashville
Outdoor area at Wedding Venue Brook Valley Country Club

Brook Valley Country Club

A Beautiful McConnell Golf Property in Greenville NC
  • Location: Greenville
World Class Wedding Venues

World Class Wedding Venues

Destination Wedding Venue Directory
  • Location: Worldwide
Incorporating Macrame table runners on your beach table at wedding reception at shoals club on Bald Head Island, Magnolia Photography

Mosshound Designs

Custom Made and Product Lines of Macrame for Weddings
  • Location: online shop
Graylyn Southern Love Studios

Graylyn Estate

One of a kind castle-like event venue on 55 acres of natural garden space, with 85 guest rooms and elegant dining
  • Location: Winston Salem
Laughing wedding party in NAgs Head wedding Sarah D'Ambra

Sarah D’Ambra Photography

Tradition, Redefined. Serving NC and Beyond.
  • Location: 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
Destination WEdding Venue in PAwleys Island, The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island

The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island

A McConnell Golf Property
  • Location: Pawleys Island, SC
NC Destination Venue in Banner Elk Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

  • Location: Beech Mountain, NC
Country Club Wedding Ceremony at Sedgefield Country Club

Sedgefield Country Club

Handsome Country Club Wedding Venue in the Triad
  • Location: Greensboro
Travel Agent A WAy To go

A Way To Go Travel

Excite. Experience. Explore.
  • Location: Greensboro, NC
Gold glitter cake and monogram by Winde Jackson Cakes in NC with Congrats topper by Moon and Lola, JAmie Blow

Winde Jackson Cakes

Taste the difference!
  • Location: Rocky Mount