Weddings

Sanderling Resort

Duck, NC View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   192 reviews
Up to 180 guests

About

Up to 180 guests

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.

Cuisine

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Accommodations
  • Event Planning
  • Event Rentals
  • In-House Bar
  • In-House Catering
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wireless Internet

Accommodations

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.

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 off-peak season?

$1000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

180

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

15

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Beach
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

192 Reviews

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  • Lizzard
    Lizzard O. Married on 03/02/2021
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    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.

    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
    Tracie R. Married on 06/25/2020
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    Beautiful resort

    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!

    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.
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    Arianna M. Married on 10/03/2019
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    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!

    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.

Awards

  • 192
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Robin & Carter
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  • Brad & Frances
    32 photos · 11/05/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
SOULone SOULone Wedding Bands

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!

Sugar Snap Events Sugar Snap Events Wedding Planners

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.

Holiday House Weddings and Events Holiday House Weddings and Events Wedding Florists

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!!!

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Map

1461 Duck Road Duck, NC, 27949
855.479.6501
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Sanderling Resort frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sanderling Resort?

Sanderling Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sanderling Resort, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sanderling Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Sanderling Resort in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sanderling Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sanderling Resort for wedding events?

Sanderling Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sanderling Resort offer?

Sanderling Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sanderling Resort offer for wedding events?

Sanderling Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sanderling Resort have available for wedding events?

Sanderling Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Sanderling Resort and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sanderling Resort is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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