Located in the heart of historic Beaufort-by-the-Sea, a charming and picturesque coastal North Carolina seaport, the Beaufort Historic Site offers a spacious outdoor venue in which to hold your wedding, reception, or other memorable celebration! The Beaufort Historic Site transports guests back in time, offering not only the perfect setting for your celebration but also tours and activities for guests of all ages. The two-acre site provides a beautiful backdrop for your celebration, whether under the shade of the magnolia trees or classic white tents or inside the Carteret County Courthouse c. 1796, which has recently been restored in award-winning detail.
A popular extra for those holding their wedding or other big events on the North Carolina coast is the Beaufort Historic Site’s vintage red English double-decker bus. Gather your wedding party and other guests for a special tour of the town atop our bus which can carry up to 72 people! Even if you’re not holding your wedding or big event at the Beaufort Historic Site, the red double-decker bus is available for rental and has been used for transporting guests to wedding receptions at nearby North Carolina beaches, etc.
Please call 252-728-5225 to request a tour, double-check availability, or ask any questions. Congratulations!
3 Reviews for Beaufort Historic Site
Recommended by 99% of couples
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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!
Brittany Kitt · Married on 10/10/2019
Red bus for wedding
Used the bus to transport my wedding party from church to Beaufort venue and we had a great time! Pictures are cute and all enjoyed the ride! Good experience.Sent on 01/23/2020
Beaufort Historic Site's reply:Thank you for the kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your time on the double-decker bus! The bus is one of our most popular things!
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The Beaufort Historic Site is open with a variety of food and drink in every building for current and prospective members to explore and celebrate Valentine’s Day (a little early). Guests can learn more about how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. All are encouraged to visit the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery during this time for Heather Sink’s art show. This event is FREE to the general public. For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225 or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.
Attendees are invited to learn about volunteering at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Anyone interested in historic preservation and research, student educational programs, driving a double-decker bus, leading tours, retail sales in the gift shop or helping with the many committees that are the backbone of the Association are welcome to attend. For more information please call 252-728-5225.
Join the BHA for a literary luncheon with author Susan Zurenda. Zurenda will be signing books, meeting with attendees, and speak about her debut book, Bells for Eli. The luncheon will take place at Clawson’s Restaurant at 425 Front Street, Beaufort NC. Tickets are $30. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.