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 is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable farming. We embrace seasonality, the preservation of diversity and traditional practices supportive of local economies. Our commitment to the local farmer and artisan purveyor can be seen in all of our restaurants and catering. The Food and Beverage team has designed a full range of menus especially for your wedding events and strives to exceed all your expectations for service and quality.
Facilities and Capacity
Sanderling Resort provides you with you the gorgeous ocean views to sound views with a variety of five reception spaces. The Soundside Pavilion offers an private gazebo and unforgettable sunsets, making it a popular reception location that can accommodate up to 180 people. There is also an outside deck that offers great sound views. The Event House & Deck, perfect for more intimate receptions holds up to 100 people, and is a great inside/outside space with a private fire pit. Smaller spaces are also available for 15-50 people, ideal for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches.
Sanderling Resort offers a plethora of services sure to put your mind at ease on your big day. You will be surrounded by friends and family staying in on-site accommodations and utilizing the spa for your well-deserved pampering. The team of skilled professionals at Sanderling Resort 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.
191 Reviews for Sanderling Resort
Recommended by 99% of couples
43 User photos
Lizzard O. · 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.
Tracie R. · Married on 06/25/2020
This resort encompasses all of the beauty of the outer banks. Kristen is a wonderful wedding planner, and makes every step along the way easy and fun!Sent on 06/28/2020
Sanderling Resort's reply:We wish you all the love and happiness for all your years. We are sorry for the stress of the last months and know you will always overcome. Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your journey.
Arianna M. · 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.
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!!!