Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park

1100 Club Road, Corolla, NC 27927 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park

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.

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23 Reviews for Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Kara G. · Married on 02/29/2020

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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Absolutely perfect!

    EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect for our elopement! This venue is truly the more beautiful than I could ever dream! This venue has it all from accommodating a big formal wedding to a small intimate elopement as we did. I can't say enough about this venue! And Kemberly and the staff went above and beyond .

    Sent on 03/01/2020

    Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park's reply:

    Thank you, Kara! It was my pleasure assisting with your elopement. We were honored to be a part of your special day!
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    Daniel S. · Married on 08/11/2019

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    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!

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Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • 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?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • 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

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Team of Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park

Kemberly Sawyer

Kemberly Sawyer

Promo & Event Coordinator

Kemberly is the Promotion & Event Coordinator with the Currituck Travel & Tourism Department. She wears two hats with managing the property rentals at the beautiful Whalehead property in Historic Corolla Park as well as coordinating events for CT&T. She started her career with the CT&T department in the Fall of 2014, and loving every minute helping couples plan for one of the most important days of their new life together.

She's a native of Northeastern NC and lives on the Outer Banks with her husband of 35 years.

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  • 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 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 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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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 87% 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, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in value.