Islander Hotel & Resort is a wedding and event venue in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. They are Emerald Isle’s only oceanfront hotel for beautiful destination and beach weddings. The Atlantic Ocean is a stunning backdrop for all your events and guests can enjoy luxury amenities during their stay. Their property includes event space, volleyball courts, an oceanfront pool with cabana and more.
Facilities and Capacity
Their newly renovated Grand Ballroom is the perfect space to host indoor events. The ballroom is 3,000 square feet of space and features a full-service bar, stage space, projector, tables and chairs, large windows and an outdoor patio with a fire pit and lawn games. The ballroom can accommodate 200 guests. You can also have an oceanfront ceremony with seating on their grassy lawn or a beach wedding right on the white sandy shores. Tents can be used on their grassy area for outdoor receptions as well. Their indoor conference space can be used for events with less than 50 guests.
Islander Hotel & Resort offers all-inclusive packages to make your special day simple. You can choose the package you need for event items and the package you need for entertainment and other vendors. Their basic event package includes 20 round tables, 200 ballroom chairs, six banquet tables, white resin ceremony chairs, white trellis arbor, coordination for event and rehearsal, set up and clean up, and block guest rooms. Larger packages can include silk floral decor, bridal suite for wedding night, Island flutes, chair sashes and more. Their basic decor and entertainment package includes centerpiece flowers, bridal bouquet, groom boutonniere, DJ for four hours and a dessert table with small cake, cupcakes, pies and cobblers. Large packages can include bridesmaids bouquets, large cakes, and longer DJ coverage. Their team of event staff can help you find vendors and plan your special day. They assist you with choose a space, a layout, and transitions between events for a flawless day. Islander Hotel & Resort has 100 guest rooms that feature upscale bath amenities, stunning views, comfortable bedding and more. You and your guests will enjoy a beautiful and relaxing stay during your wedding weekend.
Recommended by 91% of couples
Linda · Married on 08/28/2016
As the wife of a CEO living just outside of Washington, DC, I have been called upon for years to host and plan entertainment for guests from around the world. We returned to the Crystal Coast for a third time in August and I was challenged with once again planning a weekend of events for 21 people from 12 countries including Asia, Europe, East Europe and the Middle East. Since the group was young, I wanted to include a beach party with games, dinner and entertainment. My largest challenge was finding a venue and someone that could understand my vison for this event. I did flounder and was feeling very discouraged until the Islander was recommended. As I explained my ideas to Jessica Guesno, the Venue Coordinator, she quickly grasped my vision and never once said that she could not accomodate any request that I made! She suggested setting up a tent with lighting for a buffet dinner, recommended a terrific caterer and floral designer, offered to set up the rental of beach umbrellas, purchased volley balls and bocce ball sets. My mind was totally at ease as Jessica quickly took charge of co-ordinating the smallest of details. When we arrived at 4 on the day of the event, my breath was taken away by the lovely setting, the white tent with lights and tables for dining, a totally stocked bar and tables with appetizers, the beautifully manicued grounds and all the games out to begin what had now become the first ever TA Olympics. Kelly, who also works with the event planning immediately took charge. She became my savior in terms of describing the games, organizing teams and scoring so that at the end we could give out Olympic medals. The terrific bar tenders worked their magic with a number of specialty cocktails that were a huge hit! No detail was left unattended by the staff. This event was the highlight of the weekend. I received numerous compliments when in fact all of the compliments go to Jessica and her staff. Thanks to all, we will return.Sent on 09/15/2016
Mike Schreier · Married on 10/20/2018
The Islander Hotel & ResortSent on 10/26/2018
I have been high level employee for a Fortune 200 company, in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 plus years. In that position, I attended many corporate sales meetings, executive conferences, and new product launch meetings all around the USA. In addition, I had our corporate meeting planning group reporting to me for a period of time where I was exposed to many vendors in this space across the US.
I most recently hosted a Rehearsal dinner for my son’s wedding in Emerald Isle at the Islander Hotel and Resort.
The service, the professionalism, the overall experience was second to none. I have never been so satisfied with the whole process, from walking into the faciality for the initial discussion, to paying the billing at the conclusion of a wonderful event.
Carol Mortensen who was the event manager, from the beginning to end was outstanding. Her guidance was focused, detailed and overall exceptional. Carol recommended an outside caterer “Class Act Catering”, which was just as awesome. The food was exceptional, as well as the bartenders who served the rehearsal dinner for 75 people were just wonderful. My wife and I received so many compliments about the food, the bar, the service and the facilities.
I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. If this review seems a little over the top! Well it is, and so was the service!
Lauren · Married on 09/08/2018
We couldnt have picked a better venue for our wedding! Emerald Isle has always had a special place in our heart and The Islander was the PERFECT location to spend our special day. Not only is it absolutley beautiful but Carol and the entire staff were always extreme helpful and overall just cared about us and making our day so special. We cant thank them enough. It was perfect!Sent on 09/17/2018
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We love entertaining at the Islander! What a gorgeous venue with top notch staff. What more could a couple ask for? We are looking forward to this upcoming season and seeing the newly remodeled resort!
The Islander provides a beautiful oceanfront location for your Emerald Isle wedding, but their best asset is Jessica, who will make sure that you have the most amazing wedding possible. She goes out of her way to help you with your vision and guide you to the right vendors.