The Winds Resort is a beachfront wedding venue in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. This intimate, family-owned resort has been hosting beautiful, coastal weddings for more than 20 years. With their signature beachy, tropical style, The Winds Resort can offer the “upscale but casual” wedding experience you’ve been dreaming of.
Facilities and Capacity
The Winds Resort offers up to five function spaces perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception. The largest of these spaces lies beneath the Carolina Breeze building. This area accommodates up to 150 guests, plus seating, buffet tables and entertainment. The next largest space is the resort’s 1,800-square-foot tent, which comfortably accommodates up to 125 guests. Hosting a more intimate event? The indoor spaces Oleander, Palmetto and Garden Room offer style and flexibility.
When you book your wedding at The Winds Resort, you get to enjoy the complimentary services of their in-house wedding coordinator, Stephanie. Stephanie and her staff will help you with every little detail, and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day. Whether you’re having a simple elopement or a grand affair, the team at The Winds Resort offers a range of wedding packages to meet every style and budget. The resort provides barware, china, flatware, glassware, tables, chairs and linens. You also have the option of adding any of the following to your wedding package:
Catering services are all provided in-house. The Winds Resort specializes in seafood and Southern-style cuisine like blue crab, bayou rock shrimp, fresh-caught crab legs and prime rib. The venue is pleased to offer buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style service, hors d’oeuvres, plated service and stations. The Winds Resort holds a liquor license and can provide you with a full bar, including the following options:
The Winds Resort and Beach Club is located on the Atlantic coast in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. The venue is just a one-hour drive from the Wilmington International Airport.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Laurel · Married on 05/11/2019
Amazing Destination Wedding!
I seriously have all positive words to say about The Winds!! My fiance and I were planning our wedding from Maryland (which made us a little nervous in the beginning since it was destination), but it ended up being such an easy and enjoyable time!! Stephanie, the onsite wedding coordinator, is absolutely AMAZING and incredibly helpful! I contacted her so much over the year and a half of planning and she answered every single question that I asked so quickly! Towards the end it got to the point where I was sending her pictures of things that I thought would work and ask for her advise as if I had known her forever. From the day we looked at the venue until the day that husband and I left the Monday following our wedding, it was absolutely perfect! We had 93 guests come in from out of town and The Winds was super accommodating to everyone! The entire staff there is so nice and just wants their guests to have the best possibly time. Honestly, I would do it all over again and brag about how much I enjoyed this destination wedding because they made it so easy for us, yet still listened to every single request. All of our friends and family shared that they had the best time and it was so beautiful. The tiki bar stayed open later to allow our guests to enjoy themselves after rehearsal dinner and reception and Stephanie was with me from the first thing in the morning the day of up until the last guest left after the reception. My husband and I cannot wait to go back there again as a vacation and for our anniversary!! Seriously- LOVED IT!!Sent on 05/14/2019
Rebecca · Married on 08/25/2018
Stephanie and her staff made my plans a reality!Sent on 09/08/2018
I had many questions, she patiently answered through the process, so I could make a detailed plan. Since I knew what I wanted, spelled it out, and didn’t expect her to read my mind, she and implemented everything with professionalism and a sweet attitude - I couldn’t have asked for more!
There are structured pkgs, upon which to build a dream wedding that helps you budget. If you want The Winds to provide more of the services, those are available, or you can provide >\< items yourself.
If you have something in mind, she will help you make it happen. If you want to show up and go with whatever, she can do that too. But it’s like voting. If you don’t vote you can’t complain.
The Winds is in the process of fixing up its rooms. The rooms I saw and stayed in were very nice. It’s a beach “resort”. If you want hooty flooty this may not be it. You need to go down and check it out.
Compared to Marriott, price-wise, this is better for smaller weddings. ELIZABETH is your contact for room blocks.
Having a coordinator on staff is why I chose The Winds. That, and the relative affordability for guests ($$$. As opposed to other “all-in-one” venues that were $$$$ or $$$$$). Not cheap but doable.
The beach chairs and arbor were set up and we (my family) decorated them. I took gifts down the week before for them to put in my guest’s rooms - including snack and bottle of water.
I provided reception decor and hired my own photo booth operator. Stephanie provided flowers, food and cake via her vendors - they were all exceptional!
The tent was beautiful for reception (smaller rooms available if better for you) Fairchildbecca@aol.com
Feel free to contact me for more info. about my experience with The Winds. If you want help planning your details for your event, I work for a printing company and am a graphic designer -have a knack for turning ideas into items and experiences!
My guests raved! Better than $$$$ weddings!
kaycee · Married on 07/07/2018
I picked the Winds Resort sight unseen. I wanted something on a beach, with a reception area and the least amount of hassle possible. Being an elementary teacher trying to plan a wedding in six months is stressful enough! Once I found the Winds, my stress for the wedding was gone. Stephanie helped me plan a beautiful wedding! I sent her pictures and she booked everything for me. I never had to call a vendor one! She took care of every detail I asked for. Of course it rained on our wedding day! The Winds staff was flexible enough to swap our cocktail hour and our ceremony times. My wedding was pushed back an hour and 74 degrees in July! Talk about a southern girls dream! I walked into my reception tent without having lifted a finger! It was decorated better than I could imagine! Stephanie, you and your staff blew me away! I am so glad we picked the Winds Resort! Jeff and I can’t wait to come back and vacation on this cute little island!Sent on 07/20/2018
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