Destination North Carolina
North Carolina was custom-made for outdoor wedding enthusiasts. With an ideal four-season climate and terrain that ranges from rugged and mountainous to gentle rolling hills to coastal plains and beaches, there are always breathtaking views, amazing backdrops and one-of-a-kind places beckoning from North Carolina.
North Carolina has lakes to sail, streams to fish and slopes to ski. There are national and state parks with hundreds of trails to explore, and local parks where activities like disc golf, tennis, and softball are daily occurrences. North Carolina has three distincive regions
North Carolina Mountains
The Appalachian mountain chain runs through the western part of the state, forming the lush landscape of the region. The Great Smoky Mountains in southwestern North Carolina are one of the country's top natural destinations, and visitors can enjoy 250 miles of the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway winding through North Carolina's mountains. Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the state, and at 6,684 feet, it is also the tallest mountain in the eastern United States.
North Carolina Piedmont
Covering nearly one half of North Carolina in the central part of the state, the Piedmont is an area of gently rolling foothills with the occasional boulder or unexpected rock outcropping. The Piedmont region boasts of one of the most dynamic economies in the United States and is home to the state's largest cities and biggest financial institutions. Renowned research universities, textile and furniture factories, tobacco farms, shopping meccas, top golf courses and abundant historic sites are also part of the makeup of the Piedmont.
Here you will find Raleigh, the state’s capital, Charlotte, the largest city and Pinehurst, the Home of American Golf. There’s also the Yadkin Valley, the first designated American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the state, covering over 1.4 million acres and reaching from the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the eastern edge of the Piedmont.
North Carolina Coast
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the North Carolina Coast is a sunny place filled with pristine beaches, giant sand dunes (including Jockey's Ridge, the highest along the East Coast) and wetlands filled with wildlife and a variety of plants. The defining characteristic of the area is the Outer Banks, a chain of fragile barrier islands - 130 miles of unspoiled coastline surrounded by 900 square miles of water.
Whether you like your outdoor activities wild or mild, in warm or cool weather, by the sea or on a mountaintop, NC is the ideal place for your destination wedding.