OUTER BANKS WEDDING GUIDE at John Yancey Inn
There are numerous alternatives on the Outer Banks for wedding parties and ceremony venues. John Yancey Inn offers a beautiful oceanfront venue with the ocean as a backdrop. All your wedding party & guests can enjoy the comfort & convenience of an oceanfront wedding experience. Wedding options at the Yancey include:
We can help suggest local wedding planners, officiants, and wedding reception venues that are within close proximity to the hotel in Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head.
The best weather is from May - October, keeping in mind peak beach season is late June through early August when the beach is full and rates are typically higher for hotel rooms. Offseason months may offer better rental rates, although weather can be more variable. Keep in mind, other guests and beachgoers may be staying at the hotel as well, but it is typically not an issue.
What Day should I have it?
We offer flexible extended stays for wedding weekends. We recommend having a wedding celebration in the middle of your stay so to not have to check out at 10AM on the morning after the wedding. A mid-week check in should be considered.
Sometimes it Does Rain.
Groups planning a wedding ceremony outdoors on the oceanfront should understand the risk of it raining on your wedding day. We suggest have a back up plan, or consider a tent rental.
Come Down for a Walk Through.
We strongly suggest that you come visit during your wedding planning. We are happy to meet with you, tour the hotel and the venue. That also provides an opportunity to meet local Outer Banks wedding vendors, planners, etc. that will play key roles in planning that special day!
Privacy & the Beach.
The Outer Banks beaches are all public. The property line for beachfront property is the "mean high water", which means that wedding ceremonies can be held on the dry sand area and still be on private property. This does not mean the public can't walk by or observe (though Outer Banks beaches are NOT known for the crowds!). This should not be an issue, but just something to be aware of. We also suggest checking tide tables when picking a time of day for the beach wedding venue.
Parking can be a major issue for Outer Banks weddings. Wedding ceremonies will require parking for any guests not staying at the hotel, and should be carefully considered when considering any beach venue. Fortunately, we have typically have plenty of parking so this should not be an issue. We suggest checking with us to confirm excess parking availability.
Our Four Seasons building has elevator access, including a ramp from the parking levels. We have a ramp to the oceanfront dune deck. Handicap rooms are available.
There are event fees for wedding ceremonies. We also offer a Basic Wedding Package for small weddings that include a weekend stay in the Penthouse Suite. Please call for pricing on larger wedding parties. Security deposit is typically required for any wedding event.
Hatteras Wedding Ministries (Bonnie Williams)
Port O' Call Restaurant Kill Devil Hills, Milepost 8.5
JKs Steaks Seafood Kill Devil Hills, Milepost 9
Kellys Restaurant & Tavern Nags Head, Milepost 10.5
FireFly Restaurant Nags Head, Milepost 11
Manteo House Manteo, NC (Roanoke Island)
OTHER IMPORTANT WEDDING INFO
To get married in the State of North Carolina, you must have a marriage license.
For Dare County wedding (Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe): Click here for more info :
Or Contact: Dare County Register of Deeds at the Dare County Justice Center
962 Marshall Collins Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Beach permit info can be obtained by calling
Town Of Kill Devil Hills: 252-449-5300
Please call for more details (1-800-367-5941) and speak to Crissy or email us your specific wedding plans (please include dates, # of people, etc). Group Discounts Available.
An Unforgettable Wedding Venue Oceanfront - Outer Banks