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Shell Island Resort

Wrightsville Beach, NC View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
77 reviews
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests

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$12k - $16k For 100 Guests

Shell Island Resort is a beachfront wedding venue in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. With its beachfront patio and Oceanfront Ballroom, couples can say their vows as they look out over the water. The charming location means that wedding parties are never far from the fresh sea air or walkways with sand between their toes. Coastal views surround this beautiful resort, filtering inside to the event spaces and luxury suites. This full-service hotel boasts everything a couple may need for an unforgettable weekend of romance and celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

Shell Island Resort offers a total of four indoor and outdoor event spaces, ideal for hosting the whole wedding. The Oceanfront Ballroom is most widely chosen by couples for their special day as it easily accommodates up to 250 guests. A charming seaside interior design lends a casually elegant ambiance to the property. Guests will hardly notice leaving the sunny beach for this stunning ballroom as floor-to-ceiling windows invite views of the beach inside from all directions. Couples can explore the other available event spaces to host their ceremony and reception for more intimate affairs.

Services Offered

All-inclusive wedding packages are available at Shell Island Resort, offering couples a wide variety of services. Services can include in-house catering, waitstaff, tables, chairs, and linens. An on-site event coordinator can oversee every detail of the big day, assisting couples with their timeline creation and ensuring the smooth running of events. Additionally, parking facilities and overnight lodgings are available at the hotel.

Cuisine

All culinary services are provided in-house, but outside cakes are welcome. The culinary team at Shell Island Resort is happy to accommodate a variety of dietary needs, including gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, pork-free, organic, vegetarian, and vegan. They specialize in a selection of cuisines and dining styles, catering to couples' wishes for a buffet, action station, and seated dining. Appetizers and desserts are also available.

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?

$1,500

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

$750

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?

$1,100

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

$1,100

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
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 starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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 Planner
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
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?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

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
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    Ashley B. Married on 10/08/2022
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    Affordable & beautiful oceanfront hotel & event venue

    My husband and I chose Shell Island Resort to host our out of town guests for our wedding weekend. The location is absolutely stunning with views in every direction and really giving all of our guests a true feel of Wrightsville Beach. The property is no frills but has everything you need including a pool, gym, restaurant and bar (though the restaurant and bar close around 4 every day but there are plenty of great options in town!). Plus every single room is a suite with an oceanfront view. We hosted a welcome party and post-wedding brunch in the banquet room. It's a stunning room with views of the ocean and a patio that opens up off the back. The price is very reasonable and their service is good. Meredith is really the star though, she is so easy to work with, responsive, attentive and genuinely the best. Highly recommend!!
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    Gina D. Married on 07/23/2022
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    Perfect Destination Wedding

    The Atlantic Ocean is your backdrop! Meredith Swicegood could not of been more professional or helpful! Truly a magical place to come for a night, or a week!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Rev. Lynne Glaros Rev. Lynne Glaros Wedding Officiants

Shell Island Resort is the perfect place to have your beach wedding. The staff there is great.

Weddings of Topsail Weddings of Topsail Wedding Officiants

We love Shell Island and have done countless weddings here over the years. It's oceanfront and all rooms are as well! You can house your guests and wedding party in one spot and get married on the beach right outside the hotel. They have nice ballrooms to host your reception right on site. Alex and her team are amazing! You'll be pleased for sure!

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2700 North Lumina Avenue Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480
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