Plan your dream Outer Banks Wedding
Celebrate the 25th year of the Outer Banks wedding industry’s premier event, Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo! Meet with local wedding vendors face-to-face, save with special expo-only promotions, win a Dream Wedding giveaway, sample cuisine, talk the latest trends, and so much more!
When | Saturday, March 2, 2024
Where | The Expo will take place on Saturday, March 2 at two locations: the Kitty Hawk Pier and Duck Woods Country Club (2 miles away)
HOURS + EVENTS
25th Anniversary Kick-off + Welcome Party
FRIDAY, MARCH 1st
7 to 9p
Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head
Join OBWA and wedding vendors at a Welcome Party to kickoff the 25th Annual Wedding Weekend and Expo! There will be music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and door prizes. Silver attire encouraged!
All ticket holders can attend the party and redeem their wristbands for entry into Saturday’s Expo. VIP ticket holders can also redeem their VIP bag and will receive one complimentary drink ticket to use at the Welcome Party. (You are not required to attend; you can redeem your tickets at the door of both Expo venues on Saturday.)
SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND
10a to 3p
Kitty Hawk Pier House
and Duck Woods Country Club
Meet with local wedding vendors of all types at the Expo on Saturday, March 2nd, at two locations: the Kitty Hawk Pier House and Duck Woods Country Club. Talk ideas with planners, find a photographer that you connect with, enjoy samples, and take advantage of special Expo-only deals and discounts.
VIP ticket holders can enter to win a Dream Wedding giveaway package!
See details below.
From intimate celebrations to blowout bashes—We’ve Got You Covered.
Photographers, planners, caterers, DJs and more… find the list of vendors who will be at the Expo! Check back often as vendors are currently registering to participate in the event.
- Admission into Friday’s Welcome Party
- Admission into Saturday’s Wedding Expo
- OBX Wedding Tote Bag and newest issue of Outer Banks Weddings Magazine
- Admission into Friday’s Welcome Party
- Two complimentary drink vouchers for Friday’s Welcome Party
- Admission into Saturday’s Expo
- OBX Wedding Tote Bag filled with Swag from Wedding Weekend Sponsors and newest issue of Outer Banks Weddings Magazine
- An OBX Bride Tank Top
- Entry into the Dream Wedding giveaway
- A complimentary beer/wine/cocktail at Saturday’s Expo
VIP ticket holders to the 2024 Outer Banks Wedding Expo can enter to win a Dream Wedding giveaway featuring an amazing lineup of vendors!
Duck Woods Country Club
Ryan & Rach – Engagement Session
KatieDid – 7 hours day of photography
I Do OBX Weddings & Events
I Do OBX Weddings & Events – Arch and Ceremony Chairs for 40
Pretty Little Things – $1,000 towards rentals
Floral + Decor:
Bells & Whistles – Bridal Party Flowers
Floral + Decor:
Beaux’s Botanicals – Free floral preservation services. Full order up to an $700 value.
Southern Blush – Hair and makeup for the bride
Apparel & Jewelry:
Links by Laura – Day-of services & 1 free sterling silver or 14K gold-filled bracelet for the Bride-to-Be
Hilton Garden Inn – a one-night stay for the couple
The dream wedding date will be in Spring 2025.
A predetermined date will be announced soon.
Date cannot be changed.
Frequently asked questions
How do I purchase tickets to the Wedding Weekend and Expo?
Tickets can be purchased online here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on Saturday, March 2nd, but we suggest buying online to save time at check-in. We offer two different types of tickets: General Admission and VIP. All tickets allow entry into the one-day expo and Friday’s Kick-Off Party. Children under the age of 12 do not have to pay to enter the Expo.
What are the differences between a VIP and a General Admission ticket?
Both ticket types gain a person entry into the Expo and to attend the Kick-off Party on Friday evening.
VIP tickets are essential for entering to win our VIP Dream Wedding giveaway! VIP ticket holders will receive a raffle ticket for entry the Dream Wedding giveaway, as well as a tote bag filled with swag and goodies from our sponsors. VIP tickets are $45.
General Admission tickets are perfect for those who join you for the Wedding Weekend, or for those who may not need the extra VIP perks. General Admission tickets are $25.
How do I redeem my ticket(s)?
You can redeem pre-purchased tickets at the Welcome Party on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Haven on the Banks in Nags Head from 7-9p, or you may redeem them at the door of the Expo on Saturday morning (VIP Ticket holders will also redeem other items at time of ticket redemption). Early redemption is encouraged to make entering the Expo on Saturday morning a breeze!
What is the 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Party on Friday, March 1st?
To commemorate 25 years of the Outer Banks Wedding Expo, we’re hosting a Kick-Off and Welcome Party the night before the expo on Friday, March 1st from 7-9p at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head!
All Wedding Expo ticket holders are invited to attend to mix and mingle with vendors, and enjoy music, drinks and light hors d’ouevres.
At the Kick-Off Party, ticket holders can redeem their tickets (a wristband) that will allow you to simply walk into the Expo on Saturday morning. You MUST show your wristband at the Expo in order to. get into both venues.
VIP ticket holders will also redeem their VIP bag and Dream Wedding Giveaway raffle ticket. Every ticket holder will be given a copy of the Expo Guide with a map and list of vendors and Dream Wedding giveaway details.
VIP ticket holders will receive a complimentary drink ticket for the Party. There will also be a cash bar available.
Which vendors will be exhibiting at the expo?
We will be updating the exhibitor lineup as vendors register at obxwa.com/expovendors
How much time should we plan on spending at the Wedding Expo?
One of the best ways to have the most success at the expo is to plan out your experience. It’s important to know exactly what you are looking for and what your budget is prior to attending the Expo. Depending on where you are in your wedding planning, just engaged or almost ready to walk to the altar, you might have different needs and require specific services.
Can I purchase Outer Banks Weddings magazine at the Expo?
A complimentary copy of the 2023 Outer Banks Weddings magazine is given to all expo ticket holders.
What are the lodging options if I choose to stay overnight?
You can find Accommodations options here: obxwa.com/vendors/accommodations/