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River Dunes

Oriental , NC

LOCATION

465 E. Harborside Road
Oriental, NC US 28571 (map)
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ABOUT US

Located just off the Intracoastal Waterway near Oriental, NC, River Dunes is coastal North Carolina's most beautiful waterfront wedding destination. With every imaginable water activity... Read more
Located just off the Intracoastal Waterway near Oriental, NC, River Dunes is coastal North Carolina's most beautiful waterfront wedding destination. With every imaginable water activity available, the centerpiece of the community is a 400 slip world-class resort marina. Surrounding the harbor is a fully amenitized classic maritime village, featuring a spacious private two story Harbor Club, complete with large porches, fine and casual dining, mineral pool with private cabanas, hot tubs, fireplaces, and pool bar. Adjacent to the Harbor Club is a small, but elegant harborside Chapel, the perfect setting for an intimate indoor or larger outdoor ceremony. The facilities also include charming Guest Cottages and Harbor Homes that provide accommodations for wedding guests or bridal party members, and a Lake House that offers a more casual venue for rehearsal dinners or other special events.

At River Dunes, your wedding can be personalized to fit your style and budget in an unparalleled waterfront location. An onsite chef provides catering that ranges from the most elegant cocktail buffet to a traditional Low Country Boil or Pig Pickin'. Weddings of up to 175 guests can be accommodated in the Harbor Club with options of a tented reception on the Lawn or poolside cocktails.

Wedding reservations and arrangements can be made by calling 1-800-975-9565. Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2007
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Place of Worship, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Coastal, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
16
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
750
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Karen
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Such a beautiful venue for our wedding, could not have asked for a more perfect place!! There was always constant communication and they were willing to go above and beyond to make us happy. One of the things I loved most about River Dunes was the cottages that are available to rent. We had our entire immediate family & wedding party stay at the venue which made things so much easier, plus the cottage are absolutely ADORABLE! Also, River Dunes does the catering and we received so many compliments on the food. Overall our guest were blown away with River Dunes and my husband and I could not be more satisfied with how our wedding day turned out!
Such a beautiful venue for our wedding, could not have asked for a more perfect place!! There was always constant Read more...
Such a beautiful venue for our wedding, could not have asked for a more perfect place!! There was always constant communication and they were willing to go above and beyond to make us happy. One of the things I loved most about River Dunes was the cottages that are available to rent. We had our entire immediate family & wedding party stay at the venue which made things so much easier, plus the cottage are absolutely ADORABLE! Also, River Dunes does the catering and we received so many compliments on the food. Overall our guest were blown away with River Dunes and my husband and I could not be more satisfied with how our wedding day turned out! Read less
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AlotaHope
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
River Dunes offers a premier venue loaded with fun for all parties involved. The groomsmen never had a dull moment as well as the bridal party spending some intimate time in their lavish houses. The chapel, pool, reception hall, and accomodations are so convenient with the harbor begging for attention. Photo opportunities are absolutely endless and the tranquility of River Dunes makes this a must see for potential wedding parties. Inevitably, the bride and groom will enjoy their day together; however, the response from the guests at our wedding regarding how perfect the venue was was truly overwhelming. Each aspect of River Dunes is, without a doubt, worthy of a five-star rating; whether it's the staff, accomodations, views, tranquility, or quality River Dunes is worthy of the praise. We plan on going back each year and will give this same review to all those who ask.
River Dunes offers a premier venue loaded with fun for all parties involved. The groomsmen never had a dull moment as well Read more...
River Dunes offers a premier venue loaded with fun for all parties involved. The groomsmen never had a dull moment as well as the bridal party spending some intimate time in their lavish houses. The chapel, pool, reception hall, and accomodations are so convenient with the harbor begging for attention. Photo opportunities are absolutely endless and the tranquility of River Dunes makes this a must see for potential wedding parties. Inevitably, the bride and groom will enjoy their day together; however, the response from the guests at our wedding regarding how perfect the venue was was truly overwhelming. Each aspect of River Dunes is, without a doubt, worthy of a five-star rating; whether it's the staff, accomodations, views, tranquility, or quality River Dunes is worthy of the praise. We plan on going back each year and will give this same review to all those who ask. Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
7/20/2010
5.0/5.0
River Dunes is a hidden jewel in Oriental, NC! When you are there, you feel a million miles away by the beautiful and relaxing grounds and marina on Grace Harbor. The Harbor Club, Guest Cottages and Coastal Homes are all so luxurious and beautifully decorated in a cozy and coastal way, making you feel right at home! The ENTIRE River Dunes staff is friendly, hospitable and were willing to help me any way they could. They work hard to make your wedding exactly what you want and to make all of your guests feel welcome and pampered! The food is phenomenal, the location is stellar and the venue is perfect, complete with a white chapel! My wedding week was wonderful for my family and friends and my wedding day was amazing! We are going back every year to visit!! It's AWESOME
River Dunes is a hidden jewel in Oriental, NC! When you are there, you feel a million miles away by the beautiful and Read more...
River Dunes is a hidden jewel in Oriental, NC! When you are there, you feel a million miles away by the beautiful and relaxing grounds and marina on Grace Harbor. The Harbor Club, Guest Cottages and Coastal Homes are all so luxurious and beautifully decorated in a cozy and coastal way, making you feel right at home! The ENTIRE River Dunes staff is friendly, hospitable and were willing to help me any way they could. They work hard to make your wedding exactly what you want and to make all of your guests feel welcome and pampered! The food is phenomenal, the location is stellar and the venue is perfect, complete with a white chapel! My wedding week was wonderful for my family and friends and my wedding day was amazing! We are going back every year to visit!! It's AWESOME Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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sailmom
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.7/5.0
My in-laws hosted our Rehearsal Cocktail Hour as well as sit down dinner at the Harbor Club. The cocktail hour was held outdoor around the pool. Our guests just loved the Cabanas and being able to walk the docks to see all of the gorgeous boats! The nautical atmosphere was superb. The club itself was where we had a formal sit down dinner and we just cannot say enough about the exquisite decor, as if we were sitting in an Architectural Digest magazine. The club is just breathtaking with views of the water from every seat! The staff was helpful and creative and allowed us to create a completely custom menu! Loved everything about it. Just perfect for a large rehearsal dinner or small intimate wedding and reception especially if you love all things nautical!
My in-laws hosted our Rehearsal Cocktail Hour as well as sit down dinner at the Harbor Club. The cocktail hour was held Read more...
My in-laws hosted our Rehearsal Cocktail Hour as well as sit down dinner at the Harbor Club. The cocktail hour was held outdoor around the pool. Our guests just loved the Cabanas and being able to walk the docks to see all of the gorgeous boats! The nautical atmosphere was superb. The club itself was where we had a formal sit down dinner and we just cannot say enough about the exquisite decor, as if we were sitting in an Architectural Digest magazine. The club is just breathtaking with views of the water from every seat! The staff was helpful and creative and allowed us to create a completely custom menu! Loved everything about it. Just perfect for a large rehearsal dinner or small intimate wedding and reception especially if you love all things nautical! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
River Dunes was the perfect venue for our wedding. As soon as we made the first visit, we knew our guests would be blown away by the beauty and tranquilty. Everyone at River Dunes was professional, courteous and made every effort to accommodate our requests to make our wedding week exactly what we envisioned. There has been no detail left undone at River Dunes -- from the quaint guest cottages, the white chapel, the cottage homes, pool and marina to the exceptional food and service. And the calming effects of the natural surroundings left everyone feeling relaxed, even in the midst of wedding chaos. We just cannot say enough about our whole experience, and we have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. We plan to return to River Dunes as often as possible, and we truly could not think of a more perfect place to have had our wedding.
River Dunes was the perfect venue for our wedding. As soon as we made the first visit, we knew our guests would be blown Read more...
River Dunes was the perfect venue for our wedding. As soon as we made the first visit, we knew our guests would be blown away by the beauty and tranquilty. Everyone at River Dunes was professional, courteous and made every effort to accommodate our requests to make our wedding week exactly what we envisioned. There has been no detail left undone at River Dunes -- from the quaint guest cottages, the white chapel, the cottage homes, pool and marina to the exceptional food and service. And the calming effects of the natural surroundings left everyone feeling relaxed, even in the midst of wedding chaos. We just cannot say enough about our whole experience, and we have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. We plan to return to River Dunes as often as possible, and we truly could not think of a more perfect place to have had our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue

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