The first item on your dream wedding to-do list was to get engaged. Now that the engagement is checked off, it might seem like there is a never-ending list that lies ahead. Maybe you’ve already made some of the major decisions but need help finalizing the smaller details. During any stage of the planning process, attending a wedding expo is a must-do for engaged couples. 

A wedding expo gives couples the chance to complete their planning by visiting vendors all in one location in a single day, and provides cost savings with discounts and special show promotions. 

The Outer Banks Wedding Association (OBXWA) is a one-stop-shop for local, vetted Outer Banks wedding vendors representing all categories needed for a celebration. OBXWA is proud to host two annual wedding planning expos, and one is coming up at the end of this month. 

The OBX Wedding Fest will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Keeper’s Galley and The Barn at Haven on the Banks, located in Nags Head, NC, on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

OBX Wedding Fest gives guests the opportunity to meet with vendors face-to-face in a more intimate setting, score discounts and samples, and have the chance to win $500 towards their Outer Banks wedding!

Tickets to the OBX Wedding Fest are $15 and can be purchased online at or at the door for $20. A ticket grants one person admission and a chance to win the $500 door prize giveaway (to use with a Fest vendor(s) of choice!). Want to increase your chances of winning? Purchase your tickets now online! Advanced ticket holders will receive two entries into the $500 giveaway, and those who buy at the door will receive one entry.

So who will be there? Here is the rundown as of now, but please check as new vendors are added daily. Please keep in mind that because a vendor doesn’t have something listed here does not mean they don’t have any special promotions to share with you! 



Hilton Garden Inn / Kitty Hawk Pier House



Bar & Spirits:

OBX Sunset Slush

Cake & Confections:

Icing on the Cakes

Caterers & Restaurants:

Red Sky Cafe Catering

Steamers Catering

Ceremony & Reception Venues:

Keepers Galley

The Barn at Haven on the Banks

Sanctuary Vineyards

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park

White Doe Inn


Coastal DJ & Video

DJ Bruce

Equipment Rentals:

Amaranth + Artifact

I Do OBX Weddings & Events

Metro Rental

Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals
(5% discount off on orders between $1000 – $4999 and 10% discount off on orders $5000+)

Floral & Decor:

I Do OBX Weddings & Events


I Do OBX Weddings & Events


I Do OBX Weddings & Events


Jonathan Pillow Photography

Naomi Culley Photography (10% discount when booked at the Fest)

Neil GT Photography

Ryan & Rach Photography

Sarah D’Ambra Photography

Planners & Coordinators:

Event Savvy Planning + Design

I Do OBX Weddings & Events

Southern Hospitality Weddings & Events

The Finer Points Coastal (Offering snacks and a drink)

To Have and to Hold OBX (10% discount when booked at the Fest)

Speciality Services:

EZ Ice


    Cover Photo: Antoinette Photography