Shell Island Resort

2700 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Shell Island Resort

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.

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70 Reviews for Shell Island Resort

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Tana Faircloth Lee · Married on 06/21/2019

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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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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!

    Sent on 06/25/2019
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  • Megan

    Megan · Married on 06/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
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    Wedding at Shell Island Resort

    We got married at Shell Island on June 1. From the very start, working with Meredith, George, Alex, and Valerie has been a true pleasure. Their whole team was always on top of any questions, concerns, and requests we had. And let me tell you, we had a zillion questions! The service was top notch - everything was executed flawlessly! The food, drinks, amazing view, and staff made this the most memorable night of our lives. We can't thank them enough! If you want a professional group to handle your wedding, look no further than Shell Island.

    Sent on 06/17/2019

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Shell Island Resort FAQ

  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • 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? $ 1,100.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,100.00
  • 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? $ 15.00
  • 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? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 15
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Beach, Hotel, Resort, Restaurant
  • 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

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, North Carolina, 28480 See on map
    910-556-4722 (Phone number)

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