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.
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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Emily · Married on 07/09/2016
I cannot begin to think of enough good things to say about Alex Lorenz and the service she provided for my wedding at Shell Island Resort. We met last October when my now husband and I went to visit the property, and we immediately clicked! She had an answer to every one of my questions, she accommodated all our requests, and she kept us in the loop as needed, which was great considering we live out of town. Everything ran so smoothly and the vision all came together perfectly - I owe that to Alex, she was amazing! I wouldn’t have changed anything about our special day at Shell Island, and am so happy to have met Alex! We love you girl!
Alexandria · Married on 06/09/2018
Having our wedding at Shell Island was the best decision we could have possibly made. For all of you destination brides out there is the place you want to be!! We are from upstate NY, but my brother is stationed at Fort Bragg, and we were lucky enough to find this treasure. I don't have the words to describe how amazing Alex and all of the staff at Shell Island are. Alex took care of everything for us, and did everything to ensure that our day was perfect and smooth. It was amazing being able to show up and just enjoy our weekend knowing that everything was taken care of. She always responded quickly to my thousands of emails and constant questions without complaint. The other staff at the resort were fantastic as well. Our rooms were always kept clean, and the bar and wait staff were welcoming and helpful. I even had a bartender run through the bushes to bring me a fresh beer (without me even asking) when he saw I was running low! Alex was also great at making sure we stayed within our budget. She was always helping us find ways to save a buck here or there without sacrificing quality or what we wanted for our big day (we were able to have our dream wedding for under $15K). The food at Shell was also amazing. Our guests couldn't say enough about how great both the cocktail hour and main meal were. All of this great service overlooked the ocean...we couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommend Shell Island Resort for all celebrations!!!Sent on 07/29/2018
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robyn · Married on 06/07/2018
Beautiful place to get married...rooms could use some better beds but the venue just perfect. Staffed helped keep it flowing even with a few hiccups
Shell Island Resort is the perfect place to have your beach wedding. The staff there is great.
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!