A North Carolina Wedding VenueWords by Samantha Ross
Photos courtesy of Sanderling Resort
Embodying the playful and inquisitive spirit of its namesake, the sea bird, the Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina, is the perfect venue for the couple who dreams of an enchanted seaside affair. With event spaces ranging from intimate to extravagant, the resort is ideal for every occasion, from elopements to large catered events for the entire family.
While the Outer Banks is known for being a traditional summer destination, the Sanderling Resort will make sure your guests feel just as welcome as the families that have been vacationing there for years. Upon arrival, send your loved ones a custom-monogrammed beach tote or a bottle of award-winning wine from Sanctuary Vineyards, located just across the bay from the resort. Encourage your guests to take a resort-prepared picnic lunch to explore the endearing city of Duck. Corolla Wild Horse Tours takes adventurers to seek out the spectacular equine residents of the community, whilst learning some of the fascinating history of the area.
After a full day of exploring, celebrate your forthcoming nuptials with exceptional dining at Kimball’s Kitchen and, post-dinner, wrap-up around one of several enormous fire pits on property. Make the night memorable with a s’mores bar, complete with a selection of artisan chocolates and homemade marshmallows.
Almost entirely encircled by the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, the Sanderling Resort does not abide a mediocre view. You’ll want to capture every breathtaking moment from sunrise to starlight. Good thing the full-service Spa at Sanderling provides an entire gambit of luxurious wedding day amenities to ensure everyone is camera-ready.
On land or on sand, wherever you choose to say your vows, the Sanderling Resort will make sure your experience is just as sparkling as the Atlantic Ocean outside and just as relaxing as the crashing waves that will lull you to sleep every night of your unforgettable stay.
This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2017 issue. You can order a copy here.
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