Sanderling Resort is a full service wedding venue located in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This breathtaking resort offers a beautiful beachfront backdrop for your wedding. The atmosphere of this enchanting venue will make any couple feel like they are having a memorable affair. The venue, being beachfront, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean sure delight all of your guests. Offering both friendly service and a simple but elegant atmosphere, Sanderling Resort is the perfect place for your big day.
Sanderling resort offers outside carters. They are willing to work closely with the caterer of your choice to ensure that everything in terms of food and drink is perfectly taken care of. They also offer an in-house bar.
Facilities and Capacity
Sanderling Resort provides you with you the gorgeous ocean views and the Event Lawn, one of their five event spaces, offers more seating. The Soundside Pavilion offers an private gazebo and unforgettable sunsets, making it a popular reception location that can accommodate 65 people and up to 180 people with additional tenting. There is also an outside deck that offers great sound views. The Event House & Deck, perfect for more intimate receptions holds 15-100 people, and is a great inside/outside space with a private fire pit. Smaller spaces are also available for 20-50 people, which is ideal for a bridal suit or rehearsal dinner.
Sanderling Resort offers a plethora of services sure to put your mind at ease on your big day. They offer to serve you with everything from the bridal suite to the reception, The team of skilled professionals at Duck Woods always have your best interests in mind and are willing to cater to your every whim to make your big day perfect. Additional services include:
Sanderling Resort provides its guests with excellent accommodations. Considering that the venue itself is a resort, they can certainly accommodate the lodging for you and your guests. They are also very accommodating when it comes to parking and wheelchair services. With its elegant atmosphere and top-notch service, Sanderling Resort is the perfect choice for your big day.
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190 Reviews for Sanderling Resort
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Lizzard Oday · Getting married on 03/02/2021
Magic Feb Wedding-
We got married 2/15/20 at the Sanderling (their first Feb wedding ever). Neither my husband nor I had ever been to the Sanderling or to OBX for that matter. We wanted a destination wedding and fell in love with an off-season wedding with amazing sunsets overlooking the water and the wild horses.Sent on 03/12/2020
I found the Sanderling online and was hooked. I called Kristen their wedding coordinator, grabbed our date (only 5 months prior), and start to finish it was more than either of us could have ever expected. Kristen and her team are amazing. She has everything you will need covered from on-site Sanderling options to working with the dream team of vendors. We had only 2 phone calls with her before the wedding weekend and she was able to take in all our wishes and execute.
The wedding was perfect- "pure magic" is what our friends and families have said. Our guests stayed onsite, we booked one of the vacation homes on property for some of the bridal party, the bridesmaids and I got ready at the spa, we had the ceremony in Keeper's Loft and reception at the Pavilion. Having everything and everyone in one space made it more fun and relaxing. The entire entire Sanderling staff and the OBX community made us feel incredibly welcomed and loved. Thank you! I highly recommend the Sanderling!
Sanderling Resort's reply:Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your most amazing day. We wish you many years of love and happiness. Thank you for the kind words.
Arianna Mentzer · Married on 10/03/2019
A Dream Come True
I have always wanted a beach wedding and when my now-husband recommended the Outer Banks, I found the Sanderling Resort. We visited the resort and felt so welcomed by the wedding team. We went with the Event House elopement package, which included a beer canoe and s'mores by the firepit! Over the course of planning, our original Sanderling wedding planner left and Kristen Allen took over. Kristen was able to take over seamlessly and made sure that we had everything we wanted for the big day. We never had to worry because she made sure every detail was perfect! Even when we had to make some last minute changes to the reception due to the unusual amount of bugs outside, she kept us informed and relaxed for our special day. Surprisingly, the bugs stayed away that night and we could enjoy the outdoors and firepit! I couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else or with any other planner!Sent on 10/17/2019
Sanderling Resort's reply:It was our honor to host your special day! We wish you happiness and love for all the years and hope you are able to return to the Sanderling on an anniversary.
Paisley · Married on 09/20/2019
Amazing Wedding Experience-Start to Finish!
I cannot recommend the Sanderling Resort enough. We fell in love with the property as soon as we pulled up, I think my husbands words were "now, this is what I'm talking about". We met with Debbie and instantly clicked with her and loved everything she was sharing about the property. It was clear that there were many options to meet all kinds of budgets and sizes and Debbie was going to be there every step of the way. Planning a wedding from afar can be really challenging so I LOVED the fact that Debbie was onsite and able to help coordinate vendors and that the Sanderling was a number of the largest vendors all in one: caterer, linens, tables/chairs & bar. Which meant that I didn't need to find *too* many more vendors to complete my day. Having a day of coordinator included in the package price was also a HUGE selling factor to me.Sent on 11/18/2019
The Sanderling has a great preferred vendor list, they had a million linen colors to choose from, many of the 'extras' that you may want but again can all coordinate through them. We wanted a few special options at the bar, (beer & wine that were not on their list) & Debbie worked with the Bar Manager to ensure that we could have what we wanted on our day. She did a fantastic job walking me through the budget & helping me make decisions to stay within the budget, I never felt pressured to increase what we wanted to spend. Debbie was EXTREMELY responsive, again something you really want when you are planning your wedding from far away, she was always easy to get ahold of via email and willing to pop on the phone for a more in depth phone call.
I've seen so many brides STRESS about the day of schedule and the coordination of all of the vendors and I did not have one ounce of stress about this process. Debbie handled all of it, asked for my opinions but created our timeline based on her experiences and had everything ready to go. My bridal party was a little rowdy, to say the least, & Debbie handled them like a pro, keeping everyone on task & on schedule.
I received endless compliments about our food, the service, Debbie, the venue etc. and having our big day at the Sanderling was everything we could have dreamed of. 10 out of 10 experience and I will always recommend them & Debbie, to anyone looking to get married in the Outer Banks!
The Sanderling has it all for the perfect upscale beach wedding. My band has played at several events there and we are always amazed at how perfect the set up is. If you're looking to put your feet on the sand during your ceremony and be only footsteps away from a very comfortable, accommodating setting to entertain your guests, this is one of the best options for you on the Outer Banks. Also, not to mention, their wedding planners on staff are wonderful to work with. 5-stars!
The Sanderling.....what a perfect location for your special event! A beautiful property capturing the natural beauty of the Outer Banks, a team of dedicated and professional individuals who will work with you to bring all of the details together, and chefs that create delicious and eye catching delights that will leave you and your guests wanting more. We love them.
We love to work with Wendy and Jessica both are amazing to work with and are super professional. The Sanderling Resort and Spa are the dream event location on the OBX!!!