Top 10 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding in Emerald Isle

There’s a lot that goes into planning a destination wedding and it’s no secret the process can be a bit overwhelming. It seems that once you dip your toes into the planning process, you and your fiancé are immediately flooded with decisions to make up until the wedding day.

Whether you’re planning a large formal gathering or something more intimate, our team of wedding planners at Emerald Isle Realty are here to take the stress out of planning your special day and help make it an experience that will be cherished for years to come.

So why choose Emerald Isle as your destination wedding location? We’ve pulled together the top 10 reasons why Emerald Isle, North Carolina is the premier location for destination weddings and honeymoons.

1. A Spectacular Setting for the Beach Wedding of Your Dreams

It’s important to pick a location for your destination wedding that will be enjoyed not only by the bride and groom, but one where your guests will be happy too. And there’s no better place than Emerald Isle for the beach wedding of your dreams. North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is an area renowned for its beautiful beaches, gorgeous sunsets and amazing emerald-colored waters. There’s nothing more romantic, not to mention unforgettable!

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2. Make Planning a Breeze with the Perfect Wedding Package

Choose a wedding package that is designed around your specific needs and budget. Emerald Isle Realty’s wedding packages were designed to do just that and probably a little more.

While the benefits vary from package to package, all wedding packages come with a consultant to help you plan the ceremony, prepare the rehearsal, create a wedding day itinerary and coordinate arrangements with vendors. The wedding planner will also oversee the setup of the ceremony and reception, ensure proper placement of seating cards and programs, and prepare the wedding party for the ceremony processional.

Knowing that all the details are being taken care of will put your mind at ease and allow you, the wedding party and all your guests to celebrate and enjoy this momentous occasion.

3. Stunning Wedding Homes to Accommodate Groups of Any Size

Emerald Isle Realty offers a stunning selection of wedding homes in Emerald Isle with amenities ranging from private pools and sprawling lawns to multiple master bedrooms and spacious decks that cascade over the Atlantic Ocean. These breathtaking homes are the perfect setting for an elegant wedding and romantic reception with your family and friends.

If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, Emerald Isle is also home to several local churches and venues that offer beautiful settings for your special day. And if your guests prefer their own accommodations, we have an amazing selection of vacation rentals that are just minutes from the beach and nearby attractions. It’s the perfect opportunity for your friends and family to enjoy a little vacation of their own!

Wedding Tip: As an added bonus, discounts on property rentals are included in every wedding package.

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4. The Perfect Location for Your Honeymoon Too

Once you make the decision to have a destination wedding, you’ve already answered some questions and crossed some items off the list. The Crystal Coast is one of the most picturesque locations to have your ceremony and instantly doubles as the perfect honeymoon spot. After you’ve said your vows and celebrated with family and friends, you and your new spouse can immediately be on your way to your honeymoon without worrying about packing or making it to the airport in time.

5. Endless Activities to Please Every Type of Newly-Wed

Emerald Isle is home to breathtaking beaches and endless activities and attractions that will make your time spent together as newlyweds unforgettable. Whether you’re surfing and parasailing or unwinding with some shopping and waterfront dining, you’re sure to find the perfect activity to suit you and your new spouse.

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6. The Perfect Backdrop for Capturing Wedding Memories

If you’re looking for a wedding destination where the scenery and views are unmatched, then Emerald Isle is the perfect location for your destination wedding. The potential wedding photos are reason enough to book today. The emerald-colored waters will serve as the perfect backdrop to capture memories from your wedding day that you will cherish for years to come.

Also, who could pass up the opportunity to share their #EmeraldIsleWedding or #WalkDownTheIsle on Instagram and other social media outlets? We love seeing and hearing our guests wedding stories too so be sure to tag us in your favorite photos on Instagram @eirealtync!

Wedding Tip: Once your photographer has captured the ceremony and the traditional shots of the wedding party and families, you can have someone quickly write “thank you” in the sand and have a special and personalized thank you card photo that’s ready to send out once you return home from your honeymoon.

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7. More Opportunities to Spend Quality Time with Friends and Family

Destination weddings create the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with both family and friends. Our wedding planners are with you every step of the way to handle all the details, so you can focus on spending time with family and friends and getting ready for that much-anticipated walk down the aisle. Both the bride and groom will have more time to spend getting to know their new families in a way that wouldn’t be possible with a wedding at home.

8. Relaxation Up Until the Very Last Minute

While the salt and sand from the ocean can often be enough to help you relax and unwind from any pre-wedding nerves, they can be easily absolved with a personal spa day. After a massage, you’ll be more rested and calmer for your walk down the aisle.

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9. Share Your Wedding Story to Win a Romantic Getaway

Weddings are full of traditions and Emerald Isle destination weddings don’t fall short. You can share the story and photos of your wedding in the Wedding Traditions Contest and be entered to win a romantic two-night getaway complete with champagne, roses, and dinner to bring you back to the place where your marriage first began.

10. Helpful Wedding Resources

If you’re still trying to decide if a destination wedding is right for you, here are some wedding planning resources to help guide you through the process:

Wedding Planning FAQ

Beach Wedding Checklist

Beach Wedding Photos

How to Choose the Perfect Venue


If you’re ready to tie the knot, make your way to the Crystal Coast for an unforgettable destination wedding in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.


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