The term "traditional wedding" has rapidly taken on new meaning at North Carolina's Crystal Coast. More and more, brides are opting for a walk through the dunes of a pristine beach instead of the traditional walk down the aisle. For beach loving couples, there could be no other option!

And it's not as difficult to plan as you think! Like any wedding, it just takes some thought and organization…and a little help from the experts. Those planning destination weddings will find the area filled with helpful vendors knowledgeable with the latest wedding trends.

Wedding and event planners, florists, jewelers, bridal shops, bed and breakfast/inns, hotels, rental agencies, event rental companies, party supply stores, caterers and a wide variety of restaurants…the Crystal Coast has it all. Many of these businesses provide more than one service, if not the complete wedding package.

Every bride aspires to make her wedding her own with personal touches and unique ideas. Beach weddings offer a variety of ways to make a memorable day, whether the wedding is "barefoot bride" casual or a bit more elegant. (Who says you can't combine a love of the ocean with sophisticated tastes?) Plus, picking wedding colors is never a problem at the coast. After all, every color goes with gorgeous water, a blue sky and sparkling sand, right?



Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn
(252) 393-9015

Emerald Isle Realty
(866) 575-0823

Hampton Inn & Suites
(910) 325-9000

Days Inn
(252) 393-9000

Remax Ocean Properties
(252) 222-3222

Shorewood Real Estate
(252) 354-7873

Sun-Surf Realty
(252) 354-2958

The Islander Hotel & Resort
(252) 354-3464


Class Act Catering, Inc.
(910) 389-7498

Golden Corral
(910) 353-5375

Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant
(910) 325-0501

Riggs Pork Market
(910) 743-0146

Saltwater Grill
(910) 326-7300

The Trading Post:
Southern Food & Spirits

Event Party Supplies

Carolina Party, Inc.
(910) 326-6250

Event Rentals

Country Aire Rentals of Swansboro
(910) 326-8588

Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rentals, LLC
(252) 764-2761

Island Essentials
(252) 354-8887


Through The Looking Glass
(910) 326-3128

Venues for Weddings/Rehearsal Dinners/Events

Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn
(252) 393-9015

Dream Makers Wedding Estates
(252) 422-1481

Emerald Isle Realty
(252) 354-6155

Hammocks Beach State Park
(910) 326-4881

Hampton Inn & Suites – Hammock Room
(910) 325-9000

Mike’s Farm
Contact: Caitlin Lowe
(910) 324-3422

Swansboro United Methodist Church
(910) 326-4822

Swansboro Rotary Civic Center
(910) 326-6175

Swansboro Recreation Center
Swansboro Town Hall Annex Community Room, Olde Towne Square Pavilion & Riverview Park
(910) 326-2600

The Islander Hotel & Resort
(252) 354-3464

Wedding / Specialty Cakes

Frosted Cakery, LLC
(910) 326-2253

Mrs. Vingerber’s Sweets
(910) 330-0167 or (910) 326-3997

Wedding & Event Coordinators/Planners

Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rentals
(252) 764-2761

Dream Makers Wedding Estates
(252) 422-1481

Emerald Isle Realty
(252) 354-6155

Through The Looking Glass
(910) 326-3128