Wedding Image by Deborah Sawyer at BudleighWhile we know most couples come to the Outer Banks to be wed on the beach, or any number of our fabulous outdoors venues, it is paramount to have a “Plan B”. Last weekend’s ceremony with Amy and Will was scheduled to take place at Marsh’s Light on the waterfront in Manteo. But, alas, chilling northeast winds and rain squalls relegated us to Plan B, which was to have the ceremony inside, where the reception was planned. Fortunately, the reception was planned at 108 Budleigh St in Manteo (The former Duchess of Dare Restaurant) which is an outstanding venue in and of itself.

The bride and groom and myself, were featured on the Juliet Balcony overlooking the guests, with the bridal party adorning the steps. Even more guests captured the moment from the mezzanine above us. All in all an artful and well planned ceremony, executed by Diane Nordstrom of Nordstrom Events. (Image at the Budleigh by Deborah Sawyer)

As I mentioned, the majority of our couples come to the Outer Banks for our stunning beaches, but there are many indoor venues that are breathtaking and memorable as well. I’ve performed ceremonies in such wonderful indoor venues as the Aquarium at Roanoke Island, The Sanderling Inn, 108 Budleigh, Oceanfront at the Ramada in Kill Devil Hills, The Sea Ranch, Jennette’s Pier, The Wildhorse in N. Swan Beach, and The Pierhouse at the Hilton Garden Inn, among others.

We have and can arrange areas at oceanfront homes to accommodate ceremonies as well. In other words, we will do whatever it takes to make your special day one of your most wonderful and memorable of your life. Engagement party? Large wedding? Small, intimate wedding? Elopement? Pet friendly wedding? If you have any questions about indoor venues or Plan B locations, please email me at or visit my Facebook page The Outer Banks Officiant!