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Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park

Corolla, NC View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
25 reviews
$1k - $3k For 100 Guests

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$1k - $3k For 100 Guests

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park is a wedding venue located in Corolla, North Carolina. Nestled on 39 acres of pristine sound-front property, this estate is an idyllic spot for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Situated in the Outer Banks, the mansion dates back to the 1920s, when it was constructed by Edward Collins Knight Jr for his wife Marie. The couple were passionate about waterfowl hunting, and, when Mrs. Knight wasn’t allowed into male-only hunting clubs, Mr. Knight built the manor for his wife. The Art Nouveau building is now open for tours and boasts impressive Tiffany lighting fixtures, corduroy walls, cork flooring, and a restored Steinway piano. There are even rumors of hauntings in this renovated lodge, for those couples who want to catch a ghost sighting during their romantic weekend. The venue’s surrounding lawns offer lush backdrops and stunning waterfront views for celebrations of love both large and small.

Facilities and Capacity
The extensive property that houses Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park offers several spots where couples can hold their open-air nuptials. These include the North Lawn, a sweeping green that is dotted with 80-year-old majestic live oaks. This site is surrounded by the tranquil Currituck Sound, the iconic red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse, a boat basin, and a picturesque footbridge. The South Lawn also provides an expansive space for events and is bordered by a footpath over the pond and a porch with lounge chairs. Intimate ceremonies are also welcome to take place on the Side Porch, where oaks shade the verandah, and on the Gazebo, which overlooks the water. Both of these locations, as well as the grassy Point, can be used for cocktail hours, first looks, and taking pictures with loved ones. Within the manor, two get-ready suites are available for wedding parties to prepare for the walk down the aisle.

Services Offered
Couples who rent Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park will have access to their wedding site from 10am to 11pm on the big day. Rehearsal times are also available the day before, as long as the venue is not previously booked. The staff provides a list of preferred vendors, and tents are recommended to accommodate the reception dinners and dancing. There are ample power supplies on the North and South Lawns for DJs, bands, rental companies, and caterers to use as they please.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$750

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?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

25 Reviews

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4.7
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Jen L. Married on 07/26/2021
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    You make everything so easy and stress-free. Thank you so much!

    Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park's reply:

    Thank you, Jen! It was truly my pleasure working with you and your staff. I hope that you will keep us in mind for your future company events!
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    Michael R. Married on 05/21/2021
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    Best Wedding Venue

    I could not speak more highly of the Whalehead club. Their team went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding went off without a hitch.

    The scenery was incredible and the grounds were in pristine condition. For what you get at the Whalehead club especially for the price, you will not find a better wedding venue. We still have friends telling us how magical the night was.

    Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words and amazing photos, Michael! It was my pleasure helping to make your wedding day the best day ever!! I wish you and Brittany many years of happiness.
    Cheers,
    Kemberly
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    Rosalie T. Married on 03/04/2021
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    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.

    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.

Awards

  • 25
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Lauren & Bernabas
    79 photos · 07/19/2019
  • Sam & Janna
    28 photos · 05/29/2016

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Team

Samantha Payne
Samantha Payne
Promo & Event Coordinator

Samantha is the Promotion & Event Coordinator with the Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism, where she coordinates annual and signature events, along with managing rentals of the Whalehead property for weddings and other celebrations. She started her career with Currituck County Travel and Tourism as a high school intern at Whalehead in 2012 when she was just 14 years old. Samantha’s love for the county’s history, people, and tourism impact radiates through her work each and every day. Samantha is a native of Currituck County, with her roots tracing back to the area since 1614.

Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements
Bells & Whistles at the Flower Field Bells & Whistles at the Flower Field Wedding Florists

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!

Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals Wedding Rentals

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.

Mary Basnight Mary Basnight Wedding Photographers

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.

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Map

1100 Club Road Corolla, NC, 27927
252-453-9040
Location of (Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park)

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park?

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park for wedding events?

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park offer?

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park offer for wedding events?

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly

What percentage of users recommend Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time and 4.6 in value.

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