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Wrightsville Beach Beachfront Wedding Destination

This expansive property is nestled upon the shores overlooking the gorgeous ocean on one side and the intracoastal on the other. Here, couples have a variety of event spaces to choose from as they get ready to start their next chapter in life together.

Blockade Runner Beach Resort can comfortably accommodate rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, cocktail parties, receptions, and much more. Their expansive ballroom and reception hall can host large gatherings and are ideal for memorable rehearsal dinners and ceremonies. These areas can be customized to your liking and have ample space for seated guests and live entertainment, should it be required. You are given full creative license while designing your chosen event space. Whether you want a tropical theme or a black-tie affair, you can transform any area into the setting you've always dreamed of. This venue's pristine lawn space makes for fabulous photo opportunities during your celebration. While getting some fresh air, you can gather as one happy family and take a collection of images that are sure to be shared with generations to come. Additional amenities include accommodations for those staying overnight. All rooms include everything you need for a relaxing stay and a great night's sleep.

Upon booking your big day at Blockade Runner Beach Resort, their event staff will be on-hand to ensure that your celebration runs smoothly. They can take a leading role in the complete setup and breakdown of all rental equipment, leaving you to focus on more meaningful matters. What's more, this venue's catering team can devise a menu that is inspired by all of your preferred tastes.

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Reviews of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

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Nick Sent on 06/19/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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.
Melinda Sent on 03/21/2012
5 out of 5 rating
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.
Leah Sent on 11/28/2017
4.6 out of 5 rating
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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