FAQ’s on hosting your wedding at The Isles
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 to wedding guests of The Isles. Parking is not permitted for those who are not wedding guests, patrons, or beach club members.
What ceremony rentals do you offer?
We have a bamboo canopy draped with white sheer voile fabric for our ceremonies on the beach. Rent and set up is $500 with an additional $5 per chair. For our pool deck ceremonies, we have a pipe and drape canopy with white sheers. Rent and set up is $300 with an additional $5 per chair.
If we rent chairs and other items when will they be set up?
Ceremony setup will typically be completed 2 hours in advance of the ceremony unless the tide prohibits us from doing so or there are other extenuating circumstances.
Do you have wedding coordinating and decorating services available?
Contact our event coordinator for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
What dates do you have available?
Please contact us for questions regarding the dates you’re interested in.
What reception areas do you offer?
The entire interior of The Isles Beach Club may be rented for your event. The rental also includes the oceanfront balcony and Tiki bar. Renting the aforementioned is subject to meeting a specified food and beverage minimum in addition to the rental fee. There are certain dates when the entire interior and exterior may be rented as a “buyout”. Please contact us for more information. The room fee includes all tables, chairs, white linens, cutlery, glassware, room set up, and clean up.
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?
Reservation of your special day includes all tables (round tables available, minimal rectangle tables available), chairs, white linens, cutlery, glassware, room set up & clean up.
Are there any restrictions to a beach ceremony?
The beach is public property and we do not have the right to ask any person to move or leave the beach.
To maintain the appearance of the beach club, 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.
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.
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. Please note, the locker rooms are available to the public certain times of the year.
When will I have access to the room?
You will have access to decorate your area on the day of your event at 10:30 am. 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 am to set up.
How long can my reception last?
You are allotted 4 hours of “Party Time” any time between 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. 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 service charges. North Carolina sales tax is 6.75%. You may pay with a credit card, money order, cashier’s check, or personal check. Please note: personal checks are only accepted if received 14 business days prior to your scheduled event.
Is gratuity included?
Our service charge 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 regulations, 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?
Outside wedding planners are allowed but certainly not required. We have our own in-house wedding coordinator available to assist you.