Destination Weddings


Seaside Gardens

Created and maintained as a coastal treasure, these comfortable, manicured, colorful gardens offer large lawns, seasonal blooms and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea breezes and the call of the seabirds become part of the fabric of your special day. Photos in the resort gardens provide memories for a lifetime. Steps away are wide beaches… oceanfront and on the sound… and soothing rhythms of the surf upon the shore.

Wedding Lawns

Expansive lawns flow together from our patio to the sea, buffered with manicured beds of perennials and seasonal color. There are private areas for the ceremony, cocktail reception, and bridal party photos. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a large scale ceremony, these gardens are a uniquely special place for your big day.

Dream Menus

Our culinary team enjoys creating fresh and artful versions of coastal favorites that are certain to please. All dishes are farm fresh, sourced locally, and select items are grown in our own nursery and gardens.

Wedding Menu

Ballroom Dinners & Receptions

From formal to casually elegant, a selection of private rooms offer customized decor for rehearsal and wedding dinners, receptions, seated affairs and dinners.

Ocean & Harbor Guestrooms 

The scenic nature of the Carolina coast as a wedding destination is recognized nationwide, exemplified by Airlie Gardens being recently named Best Place to Get Married in NC by Orbitz. If you’ve planned your wedding anywhere in Wilmington or Wrightsville Beach, Blockade Runner’s 150 oceanfront and harborfront guestrooms are a perfect spot to house your guests. Weddings at Airlie Gardens or other nearby venues, many within 10 minutes of the hotel, often select our resort for intimate family gatherings, lodging, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.

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Special Deals and Packages


Dining at Blockade Runner


Coastal Adventures




“I cannot begin to tell you how great our weekend wedding at the Blockade Runner Resort was. From the planning, catering, food, rooms & professionalism it was perfect! The staff dealing with reserving banquet rooms, catering & bar staff could not have performed any better.”

Trip Advisor