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Planning a wedding is such a thrilling experience! Dress shopping, cake tasting, and venue visits are just a sample of all the wonderful activities you get to do during this exciting time of your life.  If you’re looking for the ideal destination that has everything you need for your big day, Edenton, North Carolina is your answer!  Although the idea of a destination wedding can be daunting, there are actually several reasons why this could be the best option for you and your soon-to-be spouse.  Discover why destination weddings on the pristine Inner Banks are so extraordinary and start planning your dream wedding in this incredible Southern town in eastern North Carolina right away.

Here Are 4 Reasons Why Destination Weddings in Edenton, NC Are a Great Idea

1. You Can Get Married in a Gorgeous Location

Edenton, North Carolina is a stunning destination.  Named the “South’s prettiest small town” and “one of America’s prettiest towns” by Forbes Magazine, this picturesque town has a gorgeous waterfront, prolific green spaces and pristine historical architecture all in one place.  Just one hour south of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, two hours east of Raleigh and four and one-half hours from Washington D.C., Edenton creates the perfect surprise destination for the wedding of your dreams that is both beautiful and so easily accessible.

Is reciting your vows to your soulmate while standing where the sun sets into the Sound and a waterfront reception follows the picture of your perfect day?  Maybe you have long dreamed of saying “I do” to your forever partner in an intimate garden surrounded by beautiful historic homes at an enchanting bed and breakfast.  From a Victorian home with a huge Southern wrap around porch – to a charming carriage house restaurant – to a converted antique tobacco packing barn, you will find the perfect setting to begin your new life together in Edenton, NC.  At Inner Banks Inn, we have the very best of all of these and more!  If you happen to fall in love with an Edenton public landmark for your magical day, we are right there with you, too, because we are a trusted partner with ALL Edenton state historic sites and private foundations. With all of these and more, we know your Happily Ever After is waiting for you to discover in Edenton!

 

2. You Can Have an Unforgettable Ceremony and Reception for You and Your Guests

One of the best parts of having a destination wedding in Edenton is you can truly make it your own. You can get married on the nearby beach barefoot with all your closest friends and family or you can choose an amazing waterview with stunning historical architecture as your backdrop. We even know a few secret places to tuck in a  personal and intimate wedding and romantic settings abound everywhere in Edenton. 

Coastal North Carolina contains truly elegant historic sites, plantations, and gardens that also serve as amazing wedding venues.  From larger weddings to intimate ceremonies, your guests will get to spend time celebrating you and your soon-to-be spouse in a beautiful and comfortable place and this charming town provides so many unique and fun things to do all within walking distance.  We have found that most families come early or stay late after they hear about the charm of Edenton and the many things this enchanting village offers.  Who among your family and friends will not appreciate a destination that becomes a true getaway in such a special place? 

The reception is as special as the setting and ceremony, and Edenton is at the top of the list when it comes to cuisine and service in northeastern North Carolina.  A “Best Of” in the North Carolina Coast Region and Edenton on TripAdvisor, and recepitient of the 2018 Diner’s Choice Award on OpenTable, our farm-to-table team at The Table at Inner Banks, is passionate about creating unique and delicious food choices with excellent service that you will be proud to have served to your guests.  Our creative wedding team are perfectionists and will ensure that everything from rehearsal dinner to wedding celebration is perfect.

3. You Can Get Married in One of the Best Venues in the South

There are many great places to get married in the South and in particular North Carolina, and the coastal town of Edenton and its nearby offerings should now be calling your name to explore!  Just minutes away from the popular Outer Banks is this beautiful, charming waterfront town of Edenton, home to award winning bed and breakfasts, inns and restaurants with a small town feel like no other.  Not only does this cozy town and its surroundings contain some gorgeous scenery and attractions, but it also has the best wedding accommodations from historic sites to beautiful homes to waterfront venues – all available to your exact specifications by the Inner Banks Inn!

We also have our own private selection of wedding venues, both indoor and outdoor for weddings of all sizes, that we pair with our award winning culinary team, wedding planning staff and mobile catering unit.  Beginning in 2018, we are offering weddings at our own beautiful waterfront golf and event estate at the Links at Mulberry Hill.  Mulberry Hill – A Waterfront Venue, is a newly acquired venue that has been completely remodeled taking advantage of the breathtaking views of the Albemarle Sound.  This stunning venue accommodates up to 300 of your guests in an exquisite setting that includes a beautiful ballroom with beamed cathedral ceilings, separate bar, patio, an adjascent soundside pool and ceremony green space.  All areas of the venue have unobstructed and open water views and boast a beautiful, west facing sunset.  The pool is Olympic sized with intimate gathering spaces, making it the ideal setting for large and small outdoor gatherings.  This expansive venue provides the ultimate in flexible spaces for use in a variety of settings.  The ballroom is a stunning 2200 square foot gathering space available year round and is perfect for off season weddings.  It is also available with the poolside venue for after dinner dancing or for larger events utilizing the entire property.  The indoor venue is the perfect rainy day backup plan!

With our award winning farm-to-fork restaurant cuisine and accommodations, you are all set to embark on your magical and personal experience.  There are no cookie-cutter weddings here.  Each wedding is unique and special because you are to be celebrated!  We work with you to create the perfect day of your dreams.  If you are working with an event planner, she is welcome. With each venue and event, we are with you every step of the way. 

4. You Can Have Three Days to Celebrate at a Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

The Inner Banks Inn provides the most comfortable and luxurious accommodations in Coastal North Carolina. We have 20 guest rooms and suites   right in the heart of the Edenton Historic District and within walking distance to the sites, shops and waterfront.  Your wedding guests will settle down in a unique, quiet, and luxurious space at night and enjoy a hot, hearty breakfast first thing each morning. The many gathering spaces and porches are yours to enjoy for your entire stay.

Your wedding night accommodations is our very special gift to you when you book our venue and inn for your wedding weekend!  Tucked away in the historic Satterfield House is our very private and premium accommodation, Satterfield Suite, where you are only moments away from your family and friends, yet completely secluded in a luxury setting. 

We know your wedding weekend will be perfect at Inner Banks Inn, the backdrop for three days with your family and friends to celebrate the beginning of your happily ever after so don’t wait another minute.  To contact us to learn more about your destination wedding in Edenton, NC, visit us at Happily Ever Edenton Weddings, email us at Events@InnerBanksInn.com or call us at 252.482.3641.  We can’t wait to meet you!