JOIN OBXWA

Learn more about how to become a Member of the Outer Banks Wedding Association. 

OUR MISSION

The Outer Banks Wedding Association is a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 100 member businesses for the purpose of promoting the Outer Banks as a wedding destination and our members as resources to couples and those planning events in the area.

OUR VISION

To be recognized as the premier wedding destination on the East Coast. The Outer Banks is one of the most popular coastal wedding destinations in the country, and the Outer Banks Wedding Association is the premier service organization for wedding professionals located in Currituck, Dare, and Hyde counties. We are governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.

HOW TO JOIN OBXWA

We encourage any wedding or event related company meeting the criteria to submit an application.

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CRITERIA

  • You must be a year round resident of Dare, Currituck or Hyde County.  A valid North Carolina Driver’s License must be on file for each member as proof of residency.
  • Your business must be located in Dare, Currituck or Hyde County. Supporting documentation should be submitted with your application.
  • You must provide a Letter of Recommendation from a current OBXWA Vendor. 
  • You must have a website representing your business.

*If you are unsure of your eligibility, please submit an application for review from our Board of Directors.

BENEFITS

  • Your business linked on our web site and listed in our official magazine, Outer Banks Weddings.
  • Access to leads generated from our web site and events.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in and sponsor our annual Wedding Weekend & Expo and OBX Wedding Fest, which collectively draws 1,300 attendees from across the region.
  • The opportunity to advertise in our official magazine, Outer Banks Weddings.
  • National, regional, and local media coverage generated by OBWA’s public relations efforts.
  • Networking opportunities with other OBWA members.

WHICH MEMBERSHIP FITS YOUR NEEDS?

We offer five tiered membership levels to meet the needs of our vendors. 

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.00. Upon receipt of your completed application, application fee and dues, our Board of Directors will review your application at their next monthly meeting.  You will be notified via email once your membership has been approved.

*Application Fee is currently waived for new members*

Our association operates on June-May fiscal year. Membership renewal and dues are paid during the month of June annually. 

GOLD MEMBER

$1600/annually
  • $1,900 value

  • Quarterly Payment: $400

  • Paid in full discount: $1,500
  • Membership – single category on website ($450)
  • Half page ad in magazine ($1000)
  • Curated Social Media Post ($50)
  • Blog Post ($100)
  • Dedicated Newsletter to email list ($300)

BRONZE MEMBER

$800/annually
  • $900 value

  • Quarterly Payment: $200

  • Membership – single category on website ($450)
  • Eighth page ad in magazine ($450)
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ASSOCIATE MEMBER

$450/annually
  • Non-profits and other community organizations (e.g., Visitor’s Bureau, Chamber of Commerce)
  • Membership – single category on website

The Outer Banks Wedding Association is a non-profit trade marketing organization representing the Outer Banks wedding industry. While we require our members in good standing to adhere to a Code of Professional Ethics, the organization’s Board of Directors do not recommend or refer to any single member, nor do we mediate disputes between members or their customers.

CONTACT US

OBXWA
PO Box 3220
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Or you may email us at hello@obxwa.com