FAQs

FAQ’s on hosting your North Carolina Beach wedding with Oceanfront Weddings of NC

The Isles Restaurant -Ceremony Questions
Are there any restrictions to a beach ceremony?

The area of beach in front of The Isles is tide sensitive. We recommend not holding your ceremony within 2 hours of high tide. We’ve provided you a link to the tide table for North Carolina/Tubbs Inlet.  The beach is public property & we do not have the right to ask any person to move or leave the beach.

Do I need a permit for a beach ceremony?
No permits are necessary to hold your ceremony on Ocean Isle.
What are your parking policies?
Parking is complementary to wedding guests of the Isles Restaurant and the Islander Inn. Parking is not permitted for those who are not wedding guests, Patrons, or Beach Club Members.
Is there a place for the bride & groom to get ready?
We have dressing areas available in our locker rooms attached to the restrooms with access to the beach. The locker rooms are open to the public.
What ceremony rentals do you offer?
We have white wedding chairs. Rent & set up is $4.50/chair.
We have a bamboo canopy draped with white sheer voile fabric. Rent & set up is $175.00.
We have three Bali Flags. Rent & set up is $100.
If we rent chairs and other when will they be set up?
Chairs & other ceremony options such as the Bali flags and/or the bamboo canopy will be set up at least 2 hours prior to your ceremony start.
Do you have wedding coordinating and decorating services available?
We do offer coordinating and custom decorating packages. Contact our Event planner for more details: events@islesrestaunt.com
The Isles Restaurant -Reception Questions
We do offer coordinating and custom decorating packages. Contact our Event planner for more details: events@islesrestaunt.com
What dates do you have available?
Please contact us for questions regarding the dates you’re interested in.
What reception areas do you offer?
We have three spaces available for a reception: Ocean Front Private Banquet Room & Ocean Front Semi Private Area & The Islander Inn.  “Buyouts” of the entire Restaurant are an option during the Off-Season (Before Memorial Day & After Labor Day). We do have food and beverage minimums established for Buyouts. Please contact us for more information.
Is the banquet room deposit refundable if I cancel my event?
Your room fee for the banquet room is nonrefundable.
What does the banquet room deposit include?
The room fee includes all tables (round or rectangle), chairs, white linens, cutlery, glassware, & room set up & clean up.
When will I have access to the room?
You will have access to decorate your area the day of your event at 10:30am. In some cases we can allow you access the night before if we do not have another event scheduled. Your cake supplier or florist may arrive any time after 10:30 to set up.
How long can my reception last?
You are allotted 4 hours of “Party Time” anytime between 11:00am to 11:00pm. This does not include set up or breakdown of the event.  If a bar package is purchased, an extra hour for “cocktail hour” will be added to the 4 hour reception time for a total of 5 hours.
When do I set my menu?
It is our requirement to have a completed menu and timeline 1 month prior to the event. A final guest count is required 2 weeks prior to your event.
What policies do you have about payment for food and beverage?
Payment must be made 2 weeks in advance when the final guest count is submitted. At this time payment is due for the ceremony rentals, food & beverage arrangements, along with associated sales tax and gratuity. North Carolina sales tax is 6.75%. You may pay with a credit card, money order, cashiers check or personal check. Please note: personal checks are only accepted if received 10 business days prior to your scheduled event.  
Is gratuity included?
Our service/gratuity policy is 20% on all food & beverage. This will be added to your final bill.
Can I box and take home my leftover buffet food?
No. Due to North Carolina Health regulation we are not permitted to send any food or beverage home with you after a buffet event.
Can I provide my own bar: beer, wine & liquor?
No. Due to North Carolina ABC regulations we are not permitted to allow you to bring in any alcoholic beverages.
Should I provide you with our event timeline?
Yes, if you have any chronological order of events made with your DJ/Wedding Planner/Family member please make sure we have a copy.
What are your policies for the bride & groom's exit celebration?
To maintain the appearance of the restaurant, rice, confetti, flower petals, etc. may not be thrown inside or outside the premises. Fireworks are illegal in the Town of Ocean Isle and are not permitted during events.
Do you allow outside wedding coordinators?
Yes. If you are utilizing a professional wedding coordinator or planner we would first like a chance to speak or meet the wedding couple for an initial meeting. The Isles restaurant & management considers the bride & groom as our client, not the planner or coordinator. It is their wishes & desires that we want to meet with the strictest standards of quality & excellence. That being said, we do understand the value of a wedding coordinator & will work closely with them to provide a memorable celebration.
Ceremony Packages Through the Islander Inn
The Islander Inn offers two ceremony options: on the beach with our bamboo canopy and white ceremony chairs, or the oceanfront gazebo and lawn area which is suitable for up to 35 guests.
Are there any restrictions to a beach ceremony?
The beach is public property & we do not have the right to ask any person to move or leave the beach.

To maintain the appearance of the hotel, rice, confetti, flower petals, etc. may not be thrown inside or outside the premises.

Do I need a permit for a beach ceremony?
No permits are necessary to hold your ceremony on Ocean Isle.
What are your parking policies?
Parking is complimentary for guests of events hosted at the Islander Inn. We offer overnight parking.
Is there a place for the bride & groom to get ready?
Yes, rooms are available to rent at our standard room rate. Please contact the hotel for pricing & availability.
What ceremony rentals do you offer?
The purchase of a Barefoot Wedding Package throughthe Islander Inn comes with 50 white ceremony chairs and either the use of the Oceanfront Gazebo or the use of our Bamboo Canopy draped with white voile fabric on the strand. You may rent additional chairs for $4.50 a chair. We do not rent our ceremony chairs or our bamboo canopy at the Islander Inn in the absence of a Barefoot Wedding Package.
When will the chairs and bamboo canopy be set up
Chairs & arbor will be set up at least 2 hours prior to your ceremony start.
Do you have wedding coordinating and decorating services available?
We do offer coordinating and custom decorating packages. Contact our Event planner for more details: events@islesrestaurant.com.