Beaufort Historic Site welcomes weddings in Beaufort, North Carolina. One of the state’s oldest settlements, the site’s buildings date back to the 18th-century and constitute an important record of the country’s past. Couples are invited to add their own chapter to Beaufort's history by celebrating on its picturesque grounds.
Facilities and Capacity
Beaufort Historic Site boasts several venues in which to-be-weds can celebrate their vows. Couples can choose to say “I do” outdoors under a bright and blooming Magnolia tree, as petals fall gracefully from it boughs. The Carteret County Courthouse offers itself as a distinctive and special ceremony space, having recently been restored to its former charming glory. After their ceremony, couples can feel free to roam the site for a wedding photoshoot full of character. A large garden tent can be set up on the property’s pristine lawn for an elegant reception in the fresh air.
The Beaufort Historic Site’s staff offers those exchanging vows a number of services designed to support their big day. The management welcomes outside vendors and can provide access to get-ready suites for guests’ use. Guests are also invited to take in the site of the town from the deck of the venue’s very own London-style double-decker bus. With a capacity of 72 people, the whole party can take a fun ride together and learn about local history.
Beaufort is amongst North Carolina’s oldest towns and the historic site represents some of the most well-preserved structures from its storied past. Built in the late 18th-century, the site features beautifully restored colonial buildings. Highlights of the site include the John C. Manson House which showcases the Bahamian style of architecture popular at the time. Elsewhere, the Carteret County Courthouse’s wooden frame still stands proud, and the building is often used as an educational tool to teach local youths about the US legal system. Younger guests will also enjoy the Old Jail House whose thick concrete walls held prisoners of the state up until 1954.
4 Reviews for Beaufort Historic Site
Recommended by 99% of couples
11 User photos
Maggie Bock · Married on 12/10/2019
Bock Wedding Reception at Beaufort Historic Site
My husband and I both wanted a fun reception in downtown Beaufort that would easily accessible for guests and a beautiful setting. The Beaufort Historic Site was perfect for so many reasons! First, working to secure the venue was a breeze. The staff was very quick in answering questions. They even offered suggestions about tent placement, restrooms, parking, etc. based on experiences with other events. It was always a pleasure talking with any of the staff during the planning of our wedding reception. The grounds of the historic site make for an absolutely beautiful backdrop for any occasion, but especially a wedding reception. We were blessed with beautiful weather and the gardens and green areas were stunning! Our guests loved the historic aspect of the site and the convenience to other amenities and lodging was great. We also rented the double decker bus which is a MUST! The bus picked me and my parents up and drove us to the wedding ceremony site. This was such a memorable time for us because everyone was waving and offering congratulations as we drove through the quaint downtown. The bus then picked up my husband and me and took us around Beaufort for photos. This was also a very special time because we were able to spend the first hour as newlyweds being chauffeured around the town to all of the most scenic spots for photos.Sent on 02/03/2020
Our wedding was absolutely everything we imagined and we could not have been more thrilled with the setting of the Beaufort Historic Site and the uniqueness of the double decker bus! Both are musts if getting married in Beaufort!
Beaufort Historic Site's reply:Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your wedding and the double-decker bus at the Beaufort Historic Site!
Cassandra Thompson · Married on 10/19/2019
It was a wonderful experience!
My oldest daughter had her wedding and reception here and it was absolutely wonderful! It was even better than we imagined! Everyone was very helpful and accommodating. I would certainly recommend this for a wedding or any other function! Make sure you rent the double-decker bus! So much fun!
Photographers: Digital Wunderland
Wedding coordinators and flowers: Knot a Second ThoughtSent on 01/22/2020
Beaufort Historic Site's reply:Thank you for the kind review, Cassandra! It was a beautiful wedding, we are so happy they picked here to start their marriage journey!
Taylor O'brien · Married on 04/27/2019
Perfect venue, perfect wedding
What an absolutely perfect venue this was for my wedding. My husband and I were looking for something affordable, pretty, and relaxed for us to have our reception at. Every step of the process was easy and exactly what we were looking for. They allowed us to set up the day before and clean up the morning after. We were able to select vendors and get our own liquor license to help make things cheaper for us in the end. All of the staff here we're wonderful from start to end and I couldn't recommend the Beaufort historic site more. We had a perfect day.Sent on 01/22/2020
Beaufort Historic Site's reply:Taylor, thank you for the kind review. We are so happy we were able to be a part of your happily ever after!
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