Historic Corolla Park, located in Corolla, North Carolina, is situated upon 39 acres of pristine sound front property and is the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding and reception on the Outer Banks. Whalehead, the 1920's historic mansion and winter residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collins Knight Jr offers a beautiful backdrop bringing you back in time. It has been restored to its original grandeur, showcasing the elements of Art Nouveau style architecture. This historic waterfront park setting offers plush expansive lawns, 80 year old Live Oak trees, a boathouse and footbridge, which all come together to create one of the most breathtaking displays for your wedding. Your wedding album can include incredible photos with the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, gorgeous sunsets or the front porch of Whalehead which name just a few of the amazing shots possible. Whether you are having a large or small wedding, Whalehead offers something for everyone. The gazebo and the point are perfect for small, intimate ceremonies; yet, the point stretches out into the Currituck Sound and also offers generous space for larger wedding ceremonies. Whalehead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Considering that there are a plethora of rental homes and restaurants in historic Corolla, they can certainly recommend places for you and your guests to stay and eat. With its classic atmosphere and top-notch service, The Whalehead is the perfect choice for your big day.
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Rosalie Thomas · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Wedding of our dreams
The historic Whalehead was an amazing venue for our daughter's wedding. Situated right on the Currituck Sound, you are treated with amazing views and stunning sunsets. This combined with the 1920's mansion that is the Whalehead Club and views of the Corolla Lighthouse provide the perfect, natural backdrop for a dream event. The staff worked hand-in-hand with both us and our wedding planner to create the wedding of our dreams. We will recommend this venue and Kemberly over and over again.Sent on 05/03/2019
Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park's reply:THANK YOU Rosalie! It was truly my pleasure working with you and Brittany over the last year. It was an amazing day for Brittany & Brandon and I wish them both all the happiness in the world.
Daniel Stepanski · Married on 08/11/2019
Historic Corolla Park Gazebo Wedding
Historic Corolla Park was the most amazing place to have our wedding. The little Gazebo they offer for small wedding was exactly what my wife and I were looking for! Kemberly was the Whalehead representative we worked with and she couldn’t have been better! She was quick to respond to every single question we had! I would recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a small intimate wedding in the outer banks! We cannot wait to get the pictures back!Sent on 08/26/2019
Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park's reply:Daniel, It was truly my pleasure helping you through the rental process. I'm so happy that you and your beautiful new bride loved the property as much I do. I hope you'll share some pictures with us when you get them back!
User3277670 · Recently married
Romantic sights, responsive and helpful staff, wow factor
After going to OBX for vacation every year for 20 years, Whalehead was a no brainer contender for a wedding venue once we started planning our wedding. Kemberly, the coordinator at Whalehead, made that decision even easier. She was incredibly helpful, always quick to respond, and was a pro in every meaning of the word. The day of our wedding we got to enjoy a beautiful cotton candy sunset, as if the views from the south lawn and point weren’t beautiful enough. There were also so many great places to take photographs around the property, I simply cannot wait to get my professional photographs back! Additionally, the bridal/groom’s suite were large and immaculate and decked out with huge mirrors/vanities, making it the perfect place to hideout before the ceremony. Thank you SO MUCH to all that keep Whalehead a very special place, especially to Kemberly who really made the day possible.Sent on 08/13/2019
Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park's reply:OMGoodness….THANK YOU! You two were absolutely the sweetest couple. The day and every little detail was perfect! I am honored that you chose Whalehead for one of the most important days in your life!!
What a wonderful Outer Banks experience to have at the Whalehead in Historic Corolla. Truly one of the most unique spots on the Outer Banks. We love working at this location and creating memorable occasions. Gorgeous views, incredible sunsets, stunning property!
Elegance, simplicity, and opportunity are three unique attributes that The Whalehead Club offers. The historic surrounding area and buildings provide a classic aura along with the gorgeous lighthouse view. Your event has the potential to overlook one of the gorgeous Outer Banks sunsets over the sound, the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. The Whalehead Club includes a gorgeous green lawn that provides the opportunity for you to build your event how you want it to be. There is a separate location perfect for your ceremony jutting into the sound. Kemberly is wonderful to work with as well and fabulous with communication and details.
A picturesque venue with water views everywhere. Your guests will love this location and you will find it the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony, reception or both. If looking for a gorgeous and unique location on the Outer Banks, the Whalehead Club is the place to be.