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First Colony Inn

Nags Head, NC View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests

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$3k - $3k For 100 Guests

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

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?

$4,100

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

$3,100

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Beach
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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    Alyssa B. Married on 04/10/2021
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    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 :)
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    Renee Married on 11/23/2019
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    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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    Deirdre O. Married on 06/04/2019
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    Beautiful Wedding Venue

    This was the perfect backdrop for our wedding – we wanted a beach ceremony with a tented lawn reception and despite the slightly chilly temps in early April, everything was gorgeous! The staff was wonderfully accommodating to our group and made sure everyone was well taken care of. Delicious hot breakfasts, large and comfortable rooms and the beautiful grounds just contributed to our amazing weekend. Hannah was so helpful throughout the planning process and keeping track of all our room reservations and guest counts. We went back and forth over email many times and Hannah’s responses were always quick and very informative. I’d highly recommend this as a wedding venue or even just for a weekend getaway!

    First Colony Inn's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Deirdre! We are so glad you had such a memorable experience at First Colony Inn for your gorgeous wedding. Your tidy, respectful and FUN group was so great to have on the grounds to kick off our 2019 wedding season! Best wishes for a happy life as Mr & Mrs Hirt
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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6715 S. Croatan Hwy Nags Head, NC, 27959
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First Colony Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at First Colony Inn?

First Colony Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of First Colony Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by First Colony Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at First Colony Inn for wedding events?

First Colony Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does First Colony Inn offer?

First Colony Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does First Colony Inn offer for wedding events?

First Colony Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend First Colony Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

First Colony Inn is recommended by 95% 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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