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Price range: $2,850 - $4,050 Price range: $2,850 - $4,050
Couples usually spend $3,450 Couples usually spend $3,450
$4,100 starting price
$3,100 starting price
These prices are available for the months of May through September. These prices are available for the months of October through April.

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First Colony Inn is a classic wedding venue in Nags Head, North Carolina. Since the 19th century, this beach wedding venue has been popular for its two-story, shingle-style encircling verandas which can serve as a fantastic backdrop for a romantic wedding. First Colony Inn also includes a private walkway to the beach for seaside ceremonies.

Facilities and Capacity
First Colony Inn offers an outdoor event space for both intimate and large gatherings with a maximum capacity of 1,000 people. Families and guests can also lodge into its 26 vintage-inspired, fully equipped rooms with eclectic antiques and fine toiletries. Select rooms also include a jacuzzi tub and screened porch. This 28,000-square-foot facility offers other amenities such as a second floor library that can be used as a bridal suite and access to the local YMCA which includes outdoor and indoor pools, a sauna, and a fitness center.

Services Offered
First Colony Inn has a great team of staff who helps couples with their needs. This venue also offers the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet
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Historic Building

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Covered Outdoor
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Rehearsal Dinner

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4.9 out of 5 rating
22 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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99% Recommended by couples

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22 Reviews
Abby G. Sent on 05/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue for an Outer Banks Wedding!

Wouldn't change a thing! The entire weekend of wedding events were held on the grounds of the rustic, charming First Colony Inn. The 26 room B&B was perfect for all of our family, wedding party and close friends to stay together. A delicious hot breakfast was served each morning and each afternoon a social time with complimentary wine & charcuterie was topping on the cake. Beautiful setting and the Inn staff was fabulous and easy to work with!
Alyssa B. Sent on 03/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Can't wait for our wedding day!

We have booked the First Colony Inn for our venue! Kanda has been soooo helpful, from giving us a tour when we first went to see it to helping us secure our date! We are so excited to plan this wedding at the First Colony Inn :)
Renee Sent on 01/27/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Our Home away from Home!

When we were searching in the OBX for our wedding venue, we fell in love with the charm of The First Colony Inn! Our plans were to have a small, intimate wedding with family and friends. We stayed over for a night to get a feel for it, and we felt so cozy and comfortable! Hannah and Kanda are so welcoming and accommodating in so many ways. Even though out the chaos of us having to post-pone our wedding due too Hurricane Dorian! They made sure guests rooms were re-booked and everything was right.

We had our ceremony on the Beach across the street, and our reception in a tent in the side yard, it unfortunately rained... which caused a muddy mess under the tent! This was our ONLY complaint. The property manager should defiantly do something about this, since they have events often in the yard and I was told it always floods.

We spend the weekend at FCI and it was sunny the rest of the time. It is so enjoyable waking up to see the sunrise on the beach that is so conveniently close. My daughter and I enjoy sitting on the balcony swings to watch the sunsets too!

We had stayed there about 3 other times prior to having our wedding and we will continue to come back every year because it feels like home away from home :)
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Danielle & Zach
174 photos 路 09/16/2023
Mark & Tracy
137 photos 路 11/06/2021
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70 photos 路 06/15/2019
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Justin & Sarah
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11 Endorsements
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Beautiful location! Well done & great people!

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The First Colony Inn is an absolutely stunning and joyful place to work. The venue itself is well kept by their knowledgeable staff, with neatly manicured lawns, and common areas that are kept tidy and beautiful, with great attention to detail. Not only is it a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer (while being walking distance to the ocean of course), but it's also a wonderful place to get married. The surrounding foliage makes the location feel secluded while still being in a desirable location. The event staff are very thorough, and make sure that all details are in place for your big day. As caterers we feel very confident that there will be no surprises when headed to the First Colony. We cannot speak high enough of them as a venue, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a place to celebrate their big day!

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One of our All time favorite venues here on the Outer Banks. If you are looking to capture the true essence of the banks, look no further. This is your place.

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First Colony Inn frequently asked questions

First Colony Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking
The space offered by First Colony Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
First Colony Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
First Colony Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
First Colony Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
First Colony Inn is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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