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


The Outer Banks Wedding Association is a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 150 member businesses for the purpose of promoting the Outer Banks as a wedding destination and our members as resources to brides and those planning events in the area.


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 over 150 members strong, and are governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.


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



  • 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.
  • Your business must have been legally operational for one year in the state of North Carolina in Dare, Currituck or Hyde County prior to submitting your application.
  • 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.


  • 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 1300 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.


We offer two levels of membership 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.


  • Service or sell to OBXWA members – i.e. publications, attorneys, accountants, etc.
  • Fee includes one category listing and is due on June 1 annually.
  • Additional categories are $200.00 each per year.
  • Prorated dues of $100.00 ($200.00 for each additional category) are available for those applying for membership February 1 to May 31.

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.


6345 N. Croatan Highway, Suite 102,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Or you may email us at hello@obxwa.com

Make plans to join us for the 2021 OBX Wedding Fest on Sunday, August 29th from 10am-5pm at Duck Woods Country Club, Haven on the Banks and the Sanderling Resort! Meet and mingle with vendors, sample cuisine, take advantage of booking discounts, win prizes, and more! Tickets will go on sale on June 1st.

Fest Passes can be purchased TODAY with purchase of an OBXWA Box at obxwa.com/box! For more information about the OBX Wedding Fest, visit obxwa.com/fest or head to the link in our bio.

🎥: @reelloveweddings @baldwinvideo
Fest Venues: @duckwoodscc @haven_on_the_banks @sanderlingresort

Perks of a morning wedding: Mimosas & Brunch food 🍾🥂🥓 #nationalmimosaday

📷: @juliedreelinbeachproductions
Coordinator: @heartofharlow
Caterer: @cateringobx
Accommodations: @cdr_obx
Cake: @pattybakes__
Beauty & Spa: @southernblushbeauty_
Equipment Rentals: @ocean_atlantic_event_rentals

Whether it’s a simple setup or an elaborate display, an oceanfront ceremony is a view that will never get old 🌅

Photographer: @ryanandrach
Venue: @thepineislandlodge
Florals & Decor: @idoobxweddingsandevents
Planner: @tohaveandtoholdobx
Officiant: @revjaybowman
Caterer: @lonecedarcafe
Beauty & Spa: @glimmerhairandmakeup
Musician: @jeremyrussellmusic
Accommodations: @atlanticrealtyobx

Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!

📷: @kaseypowellphoto
Beauty & Spa: @glimmerhairandmakeup
Equipment Rentals & Lighting: @idoobxweddingsandevents
Musician: @jeremyrussellmusic
Catering: @johannas_catering