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Southern Hospitality Weddings & Events is a boutique wedding planning company based in Corolla, North Carolina. The team behind this business is happy to travel worldwide to help plan your perfect day. Owner Ashley Earnhardt had been coordinating events for years before starting her wedding-planning service, which she founded due to her enjoyment of connecting with couples. This planner can work with you from the very start or support you wherever you might be along the way. Religious and non-religious weddings can be coordinated as well as cultural and military celebrations. Ashley can also help realize your dreams of an eco-friendly ceremony.

Services Offered

Southern Hospitality Weddings & Events can customize a package that’s ideal for you. Or, you can choose a pre-designed one based on your requirements. Pre-made bundles all contain unlimited communication with your planner to help ease any stress or answer any concerns. This company offers á la carte options, such as setup services, welcome-bag creation, and delivery. The team can also provide the following additional services:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Partial or full planning
  • Guest-list management
  • Event design
  • Vendor referrals
  • Timeline and to-do list creation
  • Woman-owned

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Amberly D. Married on 11/11/2023
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Ashley is absolutely incredible!

Wow, Ashley and Bethany were so incredible to have on deck during wedding planning! I hired them to do day of coordination and for the rehearsal and my package included being able to ask unlimited questions. They were SO responsive during the few times I had to reach out during the course of planning. My husband raised his eyebrows at me when I hired them and wondered, "do we even NEED a coordinator?" ... well, come wedding day, he commented multiple times that "having a coordinator was key!" Ashley and Bethany did such a beautiful job making everything flow behind the scenes so that all we had to do was show up and get married. My wedding day would have been SO different had I not hired excellent coordinators. They were worth every penny, and honestly, although there are so many things they took care of that I know about (floorplan, organizing vendor arrivals/exits, set-up, packing up our things for us at the end of the night), I can almost guarantee there are a hundred other things they did that we weren't even aware of, because we didn't NEED to be! These ladies know what they're doing and do it to the absolute highest standard. Even if full planning is not in your budget, having these wonderful women as your coordinators will not disappoint! I highly recommend Southern Hospitality.
Sarah J. Married on 10/07/2023
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All About the Details!

We hired Ashley with Southern Hospitality almost a year and a half before our October 7, 2023 wedding. After our first consult call, we knew that Ashley was going to be perfect! Though we're both from the east coast, the military had us living on the west coast all while trying to plan an OBX wedding. Ashley made it an absolute breeze. It's apparent that all of the wedding vendors in the Outer Banks are a close-knit group, and Ashley knew just who could make our visions (though sometimes vague!) come to life. On the day of the wedding, a small storm shower was looming and due to arrive right at the ceremony time. No sweat for Ashley! We made the decision earlier in the day to chance it outside! Though we had to push back the start time a little bit, everything went off smoothly, and we were able to get married in the sand. She did an INCREDIBLE job of decorating the Sanderling pavilion with the little details- many of which were from her personal collection. We loved Ashley's 'Type A' personality and all of the checklists provided to keep us on track with planning. Most importantly, she is a very sweet, caring person, and it's apparent that she takes great pride in her work. She makes dreams come true! Thank you again, Ashley!
Anna P. Married on 06/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

True Magic

Ashley will make your vision and dream come true!!! I really don’t have words to describe how in love I was with my wedding - and I literally couldn’t have done it without her. I really believe she and Bethany truly care about each and everyone of their brides, and wants their wedding day to be the best of their lives as much as the bride does😭🤍 That is super hard to find - so without a doubt book full planning with them, my husband and I believe it was beyond worth it. I already miss my weekly chats with Ashley, she’s the best on the island will create magic for you 🪄 ✨ 🥰
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First Colony Inn First Colony Inn Hotel Weddings

When we see Ashley with Southern Hospitality on site for a wedding, we know it's going to be smooth sailing! She is professional, fun, has great crowd control skills, and totally organized. The weddings she plans always look like a total success.

Brooke Mayo Photography Brooke Mayo Photography Wedding Photographers

The gals go out of their way to make sure every single detail is covered!! You will never know if there is any hiccup as they will have it fixed before it's even there!! Professional and easy to work with, love them!!!

Steamers Restaurant & Catering Steamers Restaurant & Catering Wedding Caterers

Ashley is always a pleasure to work with as a caterer. Very professional and knows how to handle the pressures of a wedding day. Every wedding needs an Ashley on-site


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