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Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Wrightsville Beach, NC View map Visit website

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Up to 100 guests

A Destination Wedding on a Southern Barrier Island

Wrightsville Beach is the wedding destination for midcentury modern landmark, Blockade Runner Beach Resort. As an exclusive entry to the barrier island’s four miles of beach, sea grass, and coastal culture, our 360 degree water views revel in the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and Banks Channel. Home to the island’s only oceanfront gardens, between the beach and our wedding lawn is an open air oasis for ceremonies. Our Resort also hosts a full sized ballroom, an ample canvas for the party you have pictured in your dreams. With clean midcentury modern lines on the outside, our Resort’s interior is decorated with contemporary coastal design. Your wedding party will enjoy the thoughtful touches in our guestrooms. With water views from all rooms, your guests will feel at home on our island.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Garden
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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    Nick Married on 05/27/2017
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    This hotel is awesome. We got married here and the service was impeccable. There was never a question. Jodi was clear and easy to communicate with. She was dependable and gets the job done. She and the rest of the hotel staff went above and beyond for us. The kitchen staff did a great job with our menu and accommodating with our special dietary and liquor requests. The grounds are beautiful and beach was amazing. Jodi recommended all of the local vendors we used and they were all a dream to work with also. We can not thank her, The Blockade Runner, and staff enough for making our weekend truly special.
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    Melinda Married on 04/30/2011
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    Awesome spot for a wedding! The property of this place is breathtaking! With only Oceanfront and Harbor view rooms you can not go wrong. We had our entire wedding reception and ceremony there in one spot and a 15 guest room block. The have a beautiful lawn overlooking the Ocean for a ceremony and the bridal suite is amazing. It gives off a south beach vibe.
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    Leah Married on 11/18/2017
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    Blockade Runner was a great choice for us as a couple who live in Wilmington, with practically all out-of-town guests. We were grateful for a venue that offered us a simple backup plan in case of rain as well.

    The day-of coordinator worked closely with us to make sure our plan was executed. She checked in with the vendors on her own to make sure everyone was comfortable and prepared. We were able to visit twice to talk to her in person. There is a lot of staff turnover, so Renee took over partway between our initial deposit and the wedding itself.

    The Blockade Runner was flexible on our selections for the Social menu. Food is definitely pricey, but it was high quality and our guests seemed to enjoy it as well. Bonus points for bringing the bride and groom a tray of hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour. The reception was well-staffed for our 70 guests, including the bar. We appreciated the flexibility to switch one of the alcohol selections as well.

    Room reservations were one part that did not go smoothly. Our guests had difficulty being identified with our room block, and later were told no rooms were available in the block. We were never notified that the block was full until well after these goings-on. Guests interpreted no rooms left in the block as no rooms at the hotel and stayed elsewhere. A little communication directly with the bride and groom when the block was nearly full might have helped alleviate the stress and even brought the Blockade Runner a few more guests.

    The rooms themselves were lovely. The bride had no trouble getting ready in their room with a few people hanging out, and the ocean views are stunning. Staff was very patient when 40+ wedding attendees crashed into the morning brunch hour at once.

    Overall, the hotel staff did a fantastic job of taking care of details, setup, teardown, and service. They made our wedding planning pretty easy, and we enjoyed the day and the grounds. Pricey, but splendid service.
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We absolutely LOVE performing weddings at the Blockade Runner. It is a beautiful location with the flexibility to have a ceremony in a "tropical paradise-like" setting yet beachfront. Accommodations are beautiful as well! If you need a pastor to perform your wedding, we'd love to hear from you! Blessings!

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275 Waynick Blvd Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480
(910) 256-7115
910-256-2251
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