Weddings

Shell Island Resort

Wrightsville Beach, NC View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   74 reviews
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Shell Island Resort is a beachfront wedding venue in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. With an beachfront patio and the Oceanfront Ballroom, you’ll be able to say your vows on the waterfront and walk inside for your reception without ever being away from those amazing coastal views. Shell Island Resort is a full-service hotel with 169 oceanfront suites, so everything for your big weekend can conveniently take place under one roof. At this venue, you can enjoy the relaxed elegance of a beachfront destination wedding without the typical high cost.

Facilities and Capacity
Shell Island Resort offers a total of four indoor and outdoor event spaces. The most popular wedding location, the Oceanfront Ballroom, can accommodate up to 250 guests. It’s the only ballroom of its kind in the Wrightsville Beach area! For more intimate gatherings, smaller spaces are also available. At Shell Island Resort, you’ll also enjoy the services of a dedicated, professional catering and wedding coordinator.

Services Offered
Parking is available on-site, and the resort is wheelchair accessible. Shell Island Resort provides your waitstaff, tables, chairs, barware, china, flatware, linens, setup and cleanup. Event planning services are also available. Shell Island Resort offers a full range of bar services, including bartenders and a variety of beer, wine and liquor.

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, including American, Cajun, Italian, local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern and Spanish. Shell Island Resort offers the following serving styles:

  • Buffets
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Desserts
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated meals
  • Action stations

Location
Shell Island Resort is located on the northern end of Wrightsville Beach. This secluded properly is right on the North Carolina Coast and is only 12 miles from the Wilmington International Airport.

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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
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 Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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

74 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Jay B. Married on 05/09/2020
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    Jay Bryant

    If you're planning a wedding, look no further.
    The entire staff is dedicated to making your special day truly a Special One!!!!
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    Anita B. Married on 12/28/2019
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    Outstanding

    This place was outstanding it was every I would of hoped for and more for our special day.
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    Tana F. Married on 06/21/2019
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    Faircloth/Lee Wedding 6/21/19

    Shell Island Resort was beyond amazing!!
    From the event planning over the past 10 months to last minute changes with our wedding reception & guest headcount was seamless. We worked with Alex & Valerie and they both were professional and always willing to make sure we were 100% satisfied.
    While we did use incrediblebeachweddings.com & worked with Tracy for the ceremony package; Shell Island covered everything with the reception, additional space for the bridal party to get ready, our blocked rooms and just overall amazing customer service.
    The rooms were clean and well kept.
    The convenience of having more than enough parking for our family and guests was awesome! We had over 130 people (total) at our wedding & reception.
    The safeness of the resort allowed our children to stick together with the older children and come and go to the pool as they pleased.
    The food was scrumptious too!! The fried chicken, sides & vegetables were well seasoned and very tasteful.
    We would definitely choose Shell Island if we had to do it all over again!

Awards

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  • 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 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!

Map

2700 North Lumina Avenue Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480
9102568696
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