Getting married on Hatteras Island
Our beaches are hands down some of the most beautiful and remote you will find anywhere on the East Coast.  With long stretches of undeveloped beaches you are sure to find a place to relax and unwind before, during and after your wedding day.  In 2012 Dr. Beach voted Cape Hatteras one of the top Ten beaches boasting that "Nature lovers adore the excellent beachcombing and superb fishing".  Whether you are looking for a secluded beach or a exciting watersports destination Hatteras Island is your place to make all your vacation and wedding dreams come true.  It is no surprise Hatteras Island has grown as a premiere wedding destination.  Hatteras Island has beautiful sound and ocean side beaches perfect for a wedding ceremony.  Popular beaches for ceremonies include the beautiful Cape Hatteras Lighthouse or you can have your wedding at a historic life saving station.  During the planning of your Hatteras Island Wedding there are some things to consider.
Beach Permits and Regulations
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore requires a written permit with a nonrefundable $100 fee to reserve the use of their beaches
  • The permit allows you to have a private ceremony in the National Park
  • Permits are given on a first come first serve basis
  • The park recommends submitting an application 30 days before ceremony date
  • You should expect your permit 15 days after it is received
  • You must adhere to all park rules and regulations 
  • While your ceremony is private please keep in mind that it is a public park and others are allowed to use the space, please be courteous to all beach goers and share the space
Hatteras Island offers a wide variety of accommodations.  Whether you are looking for a quaint bed and breakfast, a large or small rental home or an ocean front hotel we can help you find just the right spot.  Whichever type of accomodation you plan to make remember to book ahead as Hatteras Island is a popular vacation destination.  Our peak season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so if you have flexible dates booking before or after these times can include discounted or lower rates. 
  • Rental homes on Hatteras Island range from 2 bedroom "beach boxes" to 12 bedroom "mansions" complete with saunas, exercise rooms and home theater rooms
  • Out of town guests can book homes together to save costs and have more favorable accommodations
  • Some rental houses are listed as "event homes" and are a perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or wedding reception 
  • Event homes like most event venues require an additional event fee and refundable security deposit, these vary by home and rental company
  • Event homes can also have close proximity to one another so you can keep your wedding party and families close without becoming overwhelmed
  • One truly great thing about having a wedding planner on Hatteras Island is that I can tour your desired homes, venues and sites to give you up to date feedback on how the homes will work for your event
Not all vendors are created equal.  One major difference that Hatteras Island has from our Northern beaches is our remote location.  This can be a blessing and probably one of the major reasons you're considering or have decided to have your wedding here.  When at all possible I like to try and keep my business local.  This results in more timely responses and delivery from vendors and the freshest quality products.  From local bakers, florists and djs there is a reason Hatteras Island is one of the premeire wedding destinations on the East Coast.  By hiring Hatteras Island Weddings and Events we can put you in touch with our preferred local vendors and even attend appointments with prospective vendors even if you're not there to get you just the right product.  We also help you review vendor contracts to make sure you are completely covered for all life's what ifs.  More importantly, we create a cohesive flow on your wedding day leaving you and your guests free to enjoy your special day. 
Vacationing while you're here
Whether it's your first time to Hatteras Island or you've been vacationing here your whole life there are plenty of things to keep you and your guests busy during your stay.  Hatteras Island has something to offer even the most seasoned visitor.  We boast some of the best fishing on the East Coast.  You can take a full or half day on or offshore fishing charter or grab a beach chair and a cooler and head out to the beach in front of your vacation rental or visit a fishing pier.  World class water sports including kiteboarding, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing are at your finger tips as well as parasailing and jet skiing.  Located in Avon is a nicely appointed spa and fitness center that is sure to please, offering fitness classes to all levels.  Hatteras Island also offers a number of restaurants to suit anyone's culinary liking and I can provide you with a list of some of my absolute favorites, from fabulous Sunday brunches to the best packed lunch to take to the beach there are some real treaures here.  At Hatteras Island Weddings and Events I strive to provide you with not only an unforgetable wedding, but a fabulous vacation while you are here.  That is why in helping you plan your weddings I can also help you find that special restaurant you want and tell you some of my favorite shops to visit.