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Say "Yes!" to a Topsail Island Wedding!

Updated: Mar 8, 2018

Beautiful and picturesque Topsail Island, North Carolina, with its 26 miles of windswept shorelines and blue-green Atlantic waters sets the scene for a picture-perfect destination wedding. The tranquil coastal beauty and relaxed ambiance of this Carolina island paradise are unmatched, and all of the professional wedding resources you need to plan your big day are right nearby both on-island and off. From our wedding venue and accommodation to photographers and florists to wedding officiants and equipment rentals and more—we have it all.

Let us help you make your destination wedding dream a very happy reality. This is one of the biggest days of your life, and you deserve the absolute best. Don't settle for less!

Here's what you need to know when planning your Topsail Island destination wedding.

Planning a North Carolina Beach Wedding

NC Marriage Licenses

There's not a lot to do before you say "I do" in North Carolina. North Carolina law requires couples to obtain a marriage license prior to the wedding ceremony. Be sure to bring drivers’ licenses and Social Security cards for each person plus $60 in cash. No physical is required and there is no waiting period; the license is good immediately and is valid for 60 days. Soon-to-be brides and grooms ages 21 and above may apply for a marriage license online to save time in the Register of Deeds office, but they must come in to the Register of Deeds office within three days with licenses, Social Security cards and cash.

  • NC Marriage Licenses in Onslow County: Licenses are available at the Onslow County Register of Deeds office at 109 Old Bridge St. in Jacksonville, NC. Appointments may be made by calling 910-347-3451.

Topsail Wedding Officiants 

Marriage ceremonies in North Carolina can be either religious or civil. A religious ceremony is performed by an ordained minister; a civil ceremony is conducted by a magistrate. Both civil and religious ceremonies require two witnesses.

Topsail Area Wedding Planners

There is no need to stress about planning the details of your big day, particularly when you're planning a Topsail, NC destination wedding from afar. We have professional and experienced wedding planners in the area who can take charge of managing and orchestrating every detail of your wedding day to perfection with as little or as much involvement as you prefer.

Where to Get Married on Topsail Island

  • Getting Married in North Topsail BeachA permit is not required to have a wedding on the public beach at North Topsail.  If you do have a wedding on the beach, the Town of NTB asks that you leave the beach in the condition that you found it.  Contact Kim Weaver at (910) 328-1349 if you would like to reserve the Town's gazebo or picnic shelter for your event (click here for the reservation form). Marriage licenses are issued through the Onslow County Register of Deeds.

  • Topsail Manor: Newly constructed in late 2017, Topsail Manor is a grandiose, eight bedroom oceanfront manor that boasts luxurious amenities, spacious accommodations, and elegant coastal décor. Designed to accommodate large groups, Topsail Manor’s approximately 8,000 square feet provides the perfect venue for weddings, reunions, multi-family vacations, and corporate events.

Topsail Wedding Vendors & Services

The greater Topsail area has a wealth of wedding professionals for every detail of your wedding day. We have the local vendor recommendations and links to the information you need including our favorite bakeries, caterers, DJs, event equipment rentals, florists, photographers and videographers, plus salons and spas. Visit our Vendor Page for our recommended list of Topsail wedding vendors and services.

Topsail Beach Rentals for Large Groups

While Topsail Manor can accommodate up to 26 guests for your big day, we are sure you will need to find more accommodations for the rest of your guests! Our Property Management Company, Access Realty, are happy to accommodate large groups and have the beautiful Topsail Island accommodations to do it. Your wedding party will feel right at home and be right nearby when you need them. They have several duplex properties in which they manage both sides and single family homes that are side-by-side and can accommodate up to 45 guests. They also have a number of condos, townhomes, and private homes within the same communities. Access Realty can help you explore your options and get all of your guests settled in and ready for your Topsail Island wedding. Take at look at Access Realty's Large Group Topsail Vacation Rentals to get started.

Let Topsail Manor be part of your big day. We'd be honored! Topsail Island is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we'd love to share it with you on your special day. Happy wedding planning! Let us know how we can help.

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