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Sanderling Resort

Duck , NC

LOCATION

1461 Duck Road
Duck, NC US 27949 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Sanderling Resort and Spa located in Duck, NC on the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound is the only full service resort in the Outer Banks. Our experienced wedding coordinators and... Read more
The Sanderling Resort and Spa located in Duck, NC on the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound is the only full service resort in the Outer Banks. Our experienced wedding coordinators and recommended vendors will assist with every aspect of your destination wedding.

The Resort sits on a beautiful stretch of beach perfect for beach ceremonies. The Main Inn deck and Oceanside Lawn are other ceremony location options that will hold 2 to 225 people.

The Soundside Pavilion with private gazebo and breathtaking sunsets is a popular reception location that can accommodate 65 people and up to 225 people with additional tenting. The Oceanside Lawn can be tented for a reception along with the Swan/Heron room and deck area.

Smaller spaces are available for 20-50 people that may be looking for a bridal lunch or rehearsal dinner location. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1985
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
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
100
Number of suites
13
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
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?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1985
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
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
100
Number of suites
13
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
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?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Keri
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough how wonderful our Sanderling wedding was! My now husband and I decided to go for an elopement package and expedite our plans when we learned he would soon be deploying with the Army National Guard. Alicia and her team were amazing and so helpful since I had no idea what I was doing and not a lot of time to figure it out.

All of the vendors we booked through Sanderling -- Sugar Snap Events, Rev. Jay Bowman -- were fantastic as well! Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time and continuously said so! There is not one thing I would have changed.

The thing I wouldn't recommend is the spa. I got a gel main, a pedi and an updo and my husband got a massage. None of the services were great (the woman who did my hair was so nice and did a great job considering I have very thin hair and told her "just do whatever!") but you can get better results for less money elsewhere.

The resort, staff and amenities are bar none. I highly, highly recommend Sanderling. We will definitely be back to celebrate our anniversary and hope to make it a tradition!
I can't say enough how wonderful our Sanderling wedding was! My now husband and I decided to go for an elopement package Read more...
I can't say enough how wonderful our Sanderling wedding was! My now husband and I decided to go for an elopement package and expedite our plans when we learned he would soon be deploying with the Army National Guard. Alicia and her team were amazing and so helpful since I had no idea what I was doing and not a lot of time to figure it out.

All of the vendors we booked through Sanderling -- Sugar Snap Events, Rev. Jay Bowman -- were fantastic as well! Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time and continuously said so! There is not one thing I would have changed.

The thing I wouldn't recommend is the spa. I got a gel main, a pedi and an updo and my husband got a massage. None of the services were great (the woman who did my hair was so nice and did a great job considering I have very thin hair and told her "just do whatever!") but you can get better results for less money elsewhere.

The resort, staff and amenities are bar none. I highly, highly recommend Sanderling. We will definitely be back to celebrate our anniversary and hope to make it a tradition! Read less
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Vicki
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the Sanderling Resort and ESPECIALLY our wedding coordinator, Debbie. We had the best experience from top to bottom. Debbie was on top of every last detail. I was pleasantly surprised, at our first meeting, to see she had printed out every picture I had sent her and kept it in our wedding file with her personal notes. We felt very well taken care of and looked out for. As for the actual event...our wedding day was going to be rained out so we put it in Debbie and the rest of the staff's hands to transform our "Rustic, Backyard Barbecue" wedding into something that would work in the Pavilion venue. I had resigned myself to an "It's going to be what it's going to be" mentality. But shame on me! I was AMAZED at what they did. Everything was absolutely perfect. I would recommend The Sanderling to anyone. Seriously. The whole vibe, the service and the overall experience was just perfect. The staff is wonderful and made us and our guests (who vacationed in Duck for the entire week as well) feel like family. We were all really sad to leave. Our wedding week was a dream come true, thanks almost entirely to The Sanderling Resort. DO NOT HESITATE!
I cannot say enough about the Sanderling Resort and ESPECIALLY our wedding coordinator, Debbie. We had the best experience Read more...
I cannot say enough about the Sanderling Resort and ESPECIALLY our wedding coordinator, Debbie. We had the best experience from top to bottom. Debbie was on top of every last detail. I was pleasantly surprised, at our first meeting, to see she had printed out every picture I had sent her and kept it in our wedding file with her personal notes. We felt very well taken care of and looked out for. As for the actual event...our wedding day was going to be rained out so we put it in Debbie and the rest of the staff's hands to transform our "Rustic, Backyard Barbecue" wedding into something that would work in the Pavilion venue. I had resigned myself to an "It's going to be what it's going to be" mentality. But shame on me! I was AMAZED at what they did. Everything was absolutely perfect. I would recommend The Sanderling to anyone. Seriously. The whole vibe, the service and the overall experience was just perfect. The staff is wonderful and made us and our guests (who vacationed in Duck for the entire week as well) feel like family. We were all really sad to leave. Our wedding week was a dream come true, thanks almost entirely to The Sanderling Resort. DO NOT HESITATE! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling Resort was THE ABSOLUTE BEST place to get married. The Outer Banks is special to me as my family has vacationed there for as long as I can remember, but after our experience with the Sanderling Resort I can 110% say that everyone should consider getting married at there. Just a few of my million reasons to love the Sanderling Resort:
1. The service is wonderful! The staff went out of their way to make sure everyone was happy during the rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, and then our entire wedding day. Each of them made sure everyone had plenty to drink and eat and that they didn't need anything else. can't tell you how many staff members asked me during the reception if they could bring me more food or drink as I was running around saying hello to all the guests. One of the servers named Wanda even wiped sand off from my back that had blown on during beach photos after the ceremony!
2. Debbie our wedding coordinator was fabulous. She quickly and happily responded to my million emails the months in advance and the week of the wedding she met with me several times to hash out last minute details. She was there the entire wedding day and ensured that everything went smoothly. Anyone who has her help during the wedding planning process and wedding day is a very lucky bride.
3. The food was superb! I can't tell you how many of our guests told me, my husband, and our parents that not only was it the best food they had ever had at a wedding but some of the best food they have EVER had. From the bacon bar to the seafood bar everything was absolutely delicious.
4. The location is beautiful. We got married on the event lawn and had the reception in the pavilion. Both locations were absolutely perfect and everyone commented how pretty the locations for the different events and the resort were.
5. The spa - I had my hair/makeup done in the resort's spa as did my bridesmaids. Viviana did my hair and she was fantastic!
The Sanderling Resort was THE ABSOLUTE BEST place to get married. The Outer Banks is special to me as my family has Read more...
The Sanderling Resort was THE ABSOLUTE BEST place to get married. The Outer Banks is special to me as my family has vacationed there for as long as I can remember, but after our experience with the Sanderling Resort I can 110% say that everyone should consider getting married at there. Just a few of my million reasons to love the Sanderling Resort:
1. The service is wonderful! The staff went out of their way to make sure everyone was happy during the rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, and then our entire wedding day. Each of them made sure everyone had plenty to drink and eat and that they didn't need anything else. can't tell you how many staff members asked me during the reception if they could bring me more food or drink as I was running around saying hello to all the guests. One of the servers named Wanda even wiped sand off from my back that had blown on during beach photos after the ceremony!
2. Debbie our wedding coordinator was fabulous. She quickly and happily responded to my million emails the months in advance and the week of the wedding she met with me several times to hash out last minute details. She was there the entire wedding day and ensured that everything went smoothly. Anyone who has her help during the wedding planning process and wedding day is a very lucky bride.
3. The food was superb! I can't tell you how many of our guests told me, my husband, and our parents that not only was it the best food they had ever had at a wedding but some of the best food they have EVER had. From the bacon bar to the seafood bar everything was absolutely delicious.
4. The location is beautiful. We got married on the event lawn and had the reception in the pavilion. Both locations were absolutely perfect and everyone commented how pretty the locations for the different events and the resort were.
5. The spa - I had my hair/makeup done in the resort's spa as did my bridesmaids. Viviana did my hair and she was fantastic! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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katey
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I had searched all up and down the east coast for a wedding venue and right when I stepped in the Sanderling, I knew it was the perfect place. Even in the dead of Winter in February, it had me at hello! I'm a wedding planner so I knew exactly what I was searching for; a place our guests could arrive and stay put for their entire stay -- no buses/cabs, getting lost in cities they aren't familiar with, just hanging out in once place all weekend. The Sanderling made that possible, our guests arrived from all over the country and were able to sit back and relax and enjoy the beach, pools, restaurants, bars and each others company. Since everyone was at the same place, we got to spend ample time with our guests which we loved. We had various events at the Sanderling including a welcome reception, ceremony, reception and a Sunday brunch. We worked closely with Wendy and she was fantastic, excellent at communicating with us and answered all of my questions very promptly. We had a very large wedding and the first that used a tent on the event lawn and Wendy and her team executed everything flawlessly-- we honestly had the perfect day. The staff at the Sanderling are some of the best I've ever worked with. They are professional, kind and will help your guests with whatever they need, such as finding Ray Ban Sunglasses the day before the wedding for me to give my groom (opps! I forgot that detail). Our guests have not stopped talked about the food; the bacon bar is brought up to us on a weekly basis! The guest rooms are also lovely, the perfect blend of nautical and modern touches with an overall sense of pure relaxation. I really can't think of a more perfect setting for a couple to have their wedding; between the customer service, location, views, staff, food and stellar resort--- it's just all around wonderful!
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I had searched all up and down the east coast for a wedding venue and right when I stepped in the Sanderling, I knew it was the perfect place. Even in the dead of Winter in February, it had me at hello! I'm a wedding planner so I knew exactly what I was searching for; a place our guests could arrive and stay put for their entire stay -- no buses/cabs, getting lost in cities they aren't familiar with, just hanging out in once place all weekend. The Sanderling made that possible, our guests arrived from all over the country and were able to sit back and relax and enjoy the beach, pools, restaurants, bars and each others company. Since everyone was at the same place, we got to spend ample time with our guests which we loved. We had various events at the Sanderling including a welcome reception, ceremony, reception and a Sunday brunch. We worked closely with Wendy and she was fantastic, excellent at communicating with us and answered all of my questions very promptly. We had a very large wedding and the first that used a tent on the event lawn and Wendy and her team executed everything flawlessly-- we honestly had the perfect day. The staff at the Sanderling are some of the best I've ever worked with. They are professional, kind and will help your guests with whatever they need, such as finding Ray Ban Sunglasses the day before the wedding for me to give my groom (opps! I forgot that detail). Our guests have not stopped talked about the food; the bacon bar is brought up to us on a weekly basis! The guest rooms are also lovely, the perfect blend of nautical and modern touches with an overall sense of pure relaxation. I really can't think of a more perfect setting for a couple to have their wedding; between the customer service, location, views, staff, food and stellar resort--- it's just all around wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Wendy and the entire staff at The Sanderling Resort exceeded all of our expectations! They were there every step of the way in planning our daughter's wedding, and executed without a flaw. The venue was the ideal place to host a large wedding and be able to have the rehearsal dinner, welcome party, wedding and reception and brunch the following morning, as well as have the guests stay on site and not have to drive. Each and every staff member was helpful, friendly and pleasant, all of the guests felt like royalty that weekend. It was all we dreamed it could be, we think they even had something to do with the perfect weather the weekend of June 7.
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Wendy and the entire staff at The Sanderling Resort exceeded all of our expectations! They were there every step of the way in planning our daughter's wedding, and executed without a flaw. The venue was the ideal place to host a large wedding and be able to have the rehearsal dinner, welcome party, wedding and reception and brunch the following morning, as well as have the guests stay on site and not have to drive. Each and every staff member was helpful, friendly and pleasant, all of the guests felt like royalty that weekend. It was all we dreamed it could be, we think they even had something to do with the perfect weather the weekend of June 7. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Colleen
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful experience! We were married this past Memorial Day weekend; even with the busy holiday, we never felt rushed. Excellent service! Debbie and her team are fantastic, warm, lovely people- we are already planning our next trip to the Sanderling!
What a wonderful experience! We were married this past Memorial Day weekend; even with the busy holiday, we never felt Read more...
What a wonderful experience! We were married this past Memorial Day weekend; even with the busy holiday, we never felt rushed. Excellent service! Debbie and her team are fantastic, warm, lovely people- we are already planning our next trip to the Sanderling! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Jody
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling resort didn't put on our wedding but we stayed at the Sanderling and were married on the beach in front of the resort. Our stay, food, and service was amazing. The amenities and the resort were even better if thats possible. Great staff,very knowledgable! You cant go wrong by choosing the Sanderling Resort for ANY of your dreams!!!!
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The Sanderling resort didn't put on our wedding but we stayed at the Sanderling and were married on the beach in front of the resort. Our stay, food, and service was amazing. The amenities and the resort were even better if thats possible. Great staff,very knowledgable! You cant go wrong by choosing the Sanderling Resort for ANY of your dreams!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Wedding reception was held at the Sanderling and it was wonderful! I live in Florida but have relatives in the Outer Banks and my daughter loves it there so we decided to have the wedding up there and the reception at the Sanderling. Everything was wonderful! We received many compliments on the food and atmosphere. My daughter and her husband stayed at the Sanderling for their honeymoon and loved it completely. So many things to do up there and great restaurants. I highly recommend this as a wedding venue.
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The Wedding reception was held at the Sanderling and it was wonderful! I live in Florida but have relatives in the Outer Banks and my daughter loves it there so we decided to have the wedding up there and the reception at the Sanderling. Everything was wonderful! We received many compliments on the food and atmosphere. My daughter and her husband stayed at the Sanderling for their honeymoon and loved it completely. So many things to do up there and great restaurants. I highly recommend this as a wedding venue. Read less
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susan
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Debbie was the perfect person for me, 62 years old and completely unfamiliar with what goes into a wedding. She gave me suggestions, but also let me make my own decisions. Her vendors were perfect--from the minister to the cake maker. I never felt pressured or overwhelmed--she was patient, easy-going, and relaxed. It was the perfect wedding.
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Debbie was the perfect person for me, 62 years old and completely unfamiliar with what goes into a wedding. She gave me suggestions, but also let me make my own decisions. Her vendors were perfect--from the minister to the cake maker. I never felt pressured or overwhelmed--she was patient, easy-going, and relaxed. It was the perfect wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I must say our wedding at The Sanderling Resort was everything that we could have hoped for on our special day! The resort itself is simply peacful, elegant, yet relaxing. As soon as we walked into the Beach House to check-in, I immediately felt at ease. It's hard to describe, but we immediately felt at home (execpt at the beach) as soon as we stepped foot on the property. Our guests all felt the same way. We stayed for a couple of days, and by the time we left I felt as though we had become old friends with the staff. The service was absolutley awesome!

We worked directly with Jessica Chapman to coordinate any and everything for the wedding. From the rehersal, to the rehersal dinner to the final touches at the reception. She was with us every step of the way. She made sure that everything we had previously discussed and planned was taken care of. She kept us on track at the reception, reminding us of the all important things...like eating! Which is so easy to forget to do! Jessica coordinated our wedding day timeline with all of our vendors including the DJ, florist, cake delivery, and officiant, so my husband and I could simply enjoy the day. She made it seemless, which cannot be easy to do! In fact, our officiant even complimented her, saying how much he loves weddings at The Sanderling because he trusts Jessica will take care of things and make it easy on everyone involved. Our guests would call and make their reservations, and then call us to say how wonderful she was to speak with! Most of the guests actually hugged her when they met in person. She is thoughtful, courteous, and made us feel at ease duriing the entire process.

We can't wait for our next trip back to The Sanderling!
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I must say our wedding at The Sanderling Resort was everything that we could have hoped for on our special day! The resort itself is simply peacful, elegant, yet relaxing. As soon as we walked into the Beach House to check-in, I immediately felt at ease. It's hard to describe, but we immediately felt at home (execpt at the beach) as soon as we stepped foot on the property. Our guests all felt the same way. We stayed for a couple of days, and by the time we left I felt as though we had become old friends with the staff. The service was absolutley awesome!

We worked directly with Jessica Chapman to coordinate any and everything for the wedding. From the rehersal, to the rehersal dinner to the final touches at the reception. She was with us every step of the way. She made sure that everything we had previously discussed and planned was taken care of. She kept us on track at the reception, reminding us of the all important things...like eating! Which is so easy to forget to do! Jessica coordinated our wedding day timeline with all of our vendors including the DJ, florist, cake delivery, and officiant, so my husband and I could simply enjoy the day. She made it seemless, which cannot be easy to do! In fact, our officiant even complimented her, saying how much he loves weddings at The Sanderling because he trusts Jessica will take care of things and make it easy on everyone involved. Our guests would call and make their reservations, and then call us to say how wonderful she was to speak with! Most of the guests actually hugged her when they met in person. She is thoughtful, courteous, and made us feel at ease duriing the entire process.

We can't wait for our next trip back to The Sanderling! Read less
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Laural
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Sanderling has it all! A gorgeous resort with multiple options for your ideal wedding: inside, outside, on the beach, in the dunes, soundside pavillion, and oceanside event house but the best thing they offer... is a wonderful coordinator, Debbie. Debbie was there to help us throughout the planning process and coordinate among all of our vendors. She helped our day go so smoothly and really, truly made our day HER priority.

We cannot be more thankful for her services, vendor recommendations, and execution of our vision. Her team must also be recognized because everyone else she works with at Sanderling was also on their A game for us, Natasha is a rock-star too!

Debbie helped make everything we wanted to have happen that day - happen as seamlessly as possible. She kept us on target and took care of everything so that we could truly enjoy our day, which goes by TOO FAST !!!! Every idea or change we wanted - Debbie handled it. Even some out-of-the-box ideas we really wanted, Debbie / Sanderling were able to do it. Debbie went well above and beyond her job for us and for that we will always be grateful. She did whatever it took to make sure we (and our guests) were happy.

The bridal party was at the Spa for hair appointments that morning and Debbie came over to check in on us too. All the girls loved their hair. My groom and I had actually booked the Couples Suite Massage the first night we arrived before the "chaos" began and it was the best decision that I would share with brides-to-be.

I was too excited to eat much on wedding day at all so I'm only a little sad that my bacon donut was cleared away from our table before I had a chance to taste it!

We even exited our ceremony on our motorcycle - how cool is that!? Debbie made our dream happen!
Sanderling has it all! A gorgeous resort with multiple options for your ideal wedding: inside, outside, on the beach, in Read more...
Sanderling has it all! A gorgeous resort with multiple options for your ideal wedding: inside, outside, on the beach, in the dunes, soundside pavillion, and oceanside event house but the best thing they offer... is a wonderful coordinator, Debbie. Debbie was there to help us throughout the planning process and coordinate among all of our vendors. She helped our day go so smoothly and really, truly made our day HER priority.

We cannot be more thankful for her services, vendor recommendations, and execution of our vision. Her team must also be recognized because everyone else she works with at Sanderling was also on their A game for us, Natasha is a rock-star too!

Debbie helped make everything we wanted to have happen that day - happen as seamlessly as possible. She kept us on target and took care of everything so that we could truly enjoy our day, which goes by TOO FAST !!!! Every idea or change we wanted - Debbie handled it. Even some out-of-the-box ideas we really wanted, Debbie / Sanderling were able to do it. Debbie went well above and beyond her job for us and for that we will always be grateful. She did whatever it took to make sure we (and our guests) were happy.

The bridal party was at the Spa for hair appointments that morning and Debbie came over to check in on us too. All the girls loved their hair. My groom and I had actually booked the Couples Suite Massage the first night we arrived before the "chaos" began and it was the best decision that I would share with brides-to-be.

I was too excited to eat much on wedding day at all so I'm only a little sad that my bacon donut was cleared away from our table before I had a chance to taste it!

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Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling is the perfect total package if you are looking to get married on the Outer Banks. The have a fantastic team, they recommend amazing vendors and the service can not be matched. Not to mention they have a built in weather plan for anyone that is worried about the unpredictable weather on the beach. As soon as we decided this is the place for us we were assigned a wedding coordinator (Jessica) who answered every question and helped with everything!!! They gave us a packet of recommended vendors which was a life saver considering I was planning this wedding from Wisconsin!!

I would highly recommend going to the wedding show that they host so you can meet the vendors and see the spaces in use. They offer an amazing tasting so we could try our dishes before offering them to our guests. From constantly checking in with us to see how our planning was going to staying in communication with our vendors the Sanderling took away any anxiety you could have during wedding planning.

They offer several different wedding locations so you can have whichever kind of wedding you dream of. We had our ceremony right on the beach and had our reception across the street at the beautiful pavilion. We have nothing but fantastic things to say about The Sanderling and have already recommended it to friends. Thanks Jessica and our Sanderling Family!
The Sanderling is the perfect total package if you are looking to get married on the Outer Banks. The have a fantastic Read more...
The Sanderling is the perfect total package if you are looking to get married on the Outer Banks. The have a fantastic team, they recommend amazing vendors and the service can not be matched. Not to mention they have a built in weather plan for anyone that is worried about the unpredictable weather on the beach. As soon as we decided this is the place for us we were assigned a wedding coordinator (Jessica) who answered every question and helped with everything!!! They gave us a packet of recommended vendors which was a life saver considering I was planning this wedding from Wisconsin!!

I would highly recommend going to the wedding show that they host so you can meet the vendors and see the spaces in use. They offer an amazing tasting so we could try our dishes before offering them to our guests. From constantly checking in with us to see how our planning was going to staying in communication with our vendors the Sanderling took away any anxiety you could have during wedding planning.

They offer several different wedding locations so you can have whichever kind of wedding you dream of. We had our ceremony right on the beach and had our reception across the street at the beautiful pavilion. We have nothing but fantastic things to say about The Sanderling and have already recommended it to friends. Thanks Jessica and our Sanderling Family! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wonderful venue, food, service !!!
Wonderful venue, food, service !!!
Wonderful venue, food, service !!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Sanderling Resort was absolutely perfect! Jessica was always responsive and did everything to ensure our day was just how we envisioned it. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have our wedding at the Sanderling! It was the perfect location along with a great team that made our day so special! I would highly recommend it for any wedding, big or small!
Our wedding at the Sanderling Resort was absolutely perfect! Jessica was always responsive and did everything to ensure Read more...
Our wedding at the Sanderling Resort was absolutely perfect! Jessica was always responsive and did everything to ensure our day was just how we envisioned it. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have our wedding at the Sanderling! It was the perfect location along with a great team that made our day so special! I would highly recommend it for any wedding, big or small! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a small dinner for 29 in The Lifesaving Station Restaurant. Kary Welker was extremely helpful with menu planning (especially because I have several food allergies). The dinner was just perfect - our guests were raving about the menu, generous portions, and service. The food came out quickly and altogether. My gluten free, vegan meal was delicious. The waitstaff were wonderful. The restaurant itself is beautifully understated - white bead board, navy, very nautical, casual/elegant.
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We had a small dinner for 29 in The Lifesaving Station Restaurant. Kary Welker was extremely helpful with menu planning (especially because I have several food allergies). The dinner was just perfect - our guests were raving about the menu, generous portions, and service. The food came out quickly and altogether. My gluten free, vegan meal was delicious. The waitstaff were wonderful. The restaurant itself is beautifully understated - white bead board, navy, very nautical, casual/elegant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding at The Sanderling was everything we could have hoped for. Our wedding coordinator, Debbie Norris and the staff at The Sanderling stood by us every step of the way to make sure every detail was perfect. The food at the reception was exceptional and all of the recommended vendors did a fantastic job. We would definitely recommend a destination wedding at The Sanderling!
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Our daughter's wedding at The Sanderling was everything we could have hoped for. Our wedding coordinator, Debbie Norris and the staff at The Sanderling stood by us every step of the way to make sure every detail was perfect. The food at the reception was exceptional and all of the recommended vendors did a fantastic job. We would definitely recommend a destination wedding at The Sanderling! Read less
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Janeen
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The Outer Banks has been my family's vacation spot over the last few years and we absolutely love it! We looked at a few options for venues, but once we stopped by the Sanderling and discussed what they do for weddings, we were sold! Our wedding coordinator was Debbie Norris and she was incredible. My husband and I both live in DC, so we planned everything over the phone after seeing the resort. Debbie was great about helping us identify the best vendors and choose the food, since we could not make it down for a taste test. In the end, the wedding was above and beyond anything we could have expected. The food was incredible, the flowers/decorations were beautiful, the venue was stunning. We really had our dream wedding. I highly recommend choosing the Sanderling as a venue, if you are starting to plan your wedding in the area.
The Outer Banks has been my family's vacation spot over the last few years and we absolutely love it! We looked at a few Read more...
The Outer Banks has been my family's vacation spot over the last few years and we absolutely love it! We looked at a few options for venues, but once we stopped by the Sanderling and discussed what they do for weddings, we were sold! Our wedding coordinator was Debbie Norris and she was incredible. My husband and I both live in DC, so we planned everything over the phone after seeing the resort. Debbie was great about helping us identify the best vendors and choose the food, since we could not make it down for a taste test. In the end, the wedding was above and beyond anything we could have expected. The food was incredible, the flowers/decorations were beautiful, the venue was stunning. We really had our dream wedding. I highly recommend choosing the Sanderling as a venue, if you are starting to plan your wedding in the area. Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
6/6/2013
5.0/5.0
There isn't a bad word that can be said. Everything was over the top and the service was unbelievable. The suggestions of the officiant, and the photographer was spot on to our needs, and our style of personality. Jessica Chapman (Sanderling Representative) did an outstanding job of learning what we wanted, and who we were as individuals, and as a couple. She tied everything together beautifully, and we had nothing but a magical experience. Can not be happier!!!!!!!!! On a personal note: Jessica words can not express what you have done for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You so much!!!!

Tony Morris
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There isn't a bad word that can be said. Everything was over the top and the service was unbelievable. The suggestions of the officiant, and the photographer was spot on to our needs, and our style of personality. Jessica Chapman (Sanderling Representative) did an outstanding job of learning what we wanted, and who we were as individuals, and as a couple. She tied everything together beautifully, and we had nothing but a magical experience. Can not be happier!!!!!!!!! On a personal note: Jessica words can not express what you have done for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You so much!!!!

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Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Brooke
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Jessica at the Sanderling Resort was amazing! Living in Ohio, and never having been to Duck, NC before, Jessica made mine and my husbands life TONNNNNNS easier! The planning process was simple and seamless, as Sanderling provides a list of local vendors for everything from photography to musicians. The elopment package was perfect for us becuase we had a small group of 16, and being told which florist and which bakery we were working with made the planning that much easier! The resort was absolutely wonderful and the ceremony and reception were everything we hoped for and more! Sanderling has a special place in our hearts and we will definitely be back!
Jessica at the Sanderling Resort was amazing! Living in Ohio, and never having been to Duck, NC before, Jessica made mine Read more...
Jessica at the Sanderling Resort was amazing! Living in Ohio, and never having been to Duck, NC before, Jessica made mine and my husbands life TONNNNNNS easier! The planning process was simple and seamless, as Sanderling provides a list of local vendors for everything from photography to musicians. The elopment package was perfect for us becuase we had a small group of 16, and being told which florist and which bakery we were working with made the planning that much easier! The resort was absolutely wonderful and the ceremony and reception were everything we hoped for and more! Sanderling has a special place in our hearts and we will definitely be back! Read less
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Sanaa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here in May 2013. It is a beautiful venue and a great place to host your wedding weekend. It has all the amenities you'd need. We had our welcome dinner, ceremony and reception here. The conference center deck was a great place for our stationed welcome dinner and we loved having the fire pit for our s'mores. The pavilion were we had our reception is a great clean slate to create whatever look you'd like for your wedding. It also has a perfect view of the sunset over the water. Our plated dinner was delicious and they easily accommodated special drinks and snacks that we wanted to include. We worked with Debbie who helped coordinate our wedding. She was great! Very attentive, stays on top of and there with you 100% day of. Planning a destination/ out of town wedding can be difficult so it is important to have that ease of communication with your even coordinator- I highly recommend that you contact Debbie at the Sanderling if your considering an OBX wedding.
We had our wedding here in May 2013. It is a beautiful venue and a great place to host your wedding weekend. It has all Read more...
We had our wedding here in May 2013. It is a beautiful venue and a great place to host your wedding weekend. It has all the amenities you'd need. We had our welcome dinner, ceremony and reception here. The conference center deck was a great place for our stationed welcome dinner and we loved having the fire pit for our s'mores. The pavilion were we had our reception is a great clean slate to create whatever look you'd like for your wedding. It also has a perfect view of the sunset over the water. Our plated dinner was delicious and they easily accommodated special drinks and snacks that we wanted to include. We worked with Debbie who helped coordinate our wedding. She was great! Very attentive, stays on top of and there with you 100% day of. Planning a destination/ out of town wedding can be difficult so it is important to have that ease of communication with your even coordinator- I highly recommend that you contact Debbie at the Sanderling if your considering an OBX wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sanderling Resort is the most amazing wedding spot! Jessica Chapman did such a wonderful job helping us plan from out of state and made the day flawless. We highly recommend planning a wedding or vacation at Sanderling Resort, you will be amazed at the bueaty and the great service!
Sanderling Resort is the most amazing wedding spot! Jessica Chapman did such a wonderful job helping us plan from out of Read more...
Sanderling Resort is the most amazing wedding spot! Jessica Chapman did such a wonderful job helping us plan from out of state and made the day flawless. We highly recommend planning a wedding or vacation at Sanderling Resort, you will be amazed at the bueaty and the great service! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
The most perfect day at the most perfect location with THE most perfect Staff! You can't beat the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks or the Sanderling Resort itself but the thing that put it over the top was the service. Jessica Chapman was our Planner at the Sanderling. I felt as if I had my Best Friend organizing, planning and supporting me in every step of the planning process. And then on the Big Day she stood right by my side ensuring the day went perfectly. We could not have had such a beautiful ceremony and reception without her.
We especially loved the little extras that the Sanderling was able to provide. From the "Mr. & Mrs." Corn hole games set on the lawn to the S'more's bar (to toast on the fire pit). These little extra's made our Wedding fun and delicious. The wait staff was not only helpful and professional but went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of. They made sure food was sent to our Room so that my husband and I could enjoy a snack after the Wedding. AND it was much appreciated! You don't eat much at your own wedding!!! BUT what we did eat was amazing!!!!
Our Wedding will be something we remember and treasure for the rest of our lives and we will return each year to the Sanderling to celebrate our Wedding!
The most perfect day at the most perfect location with THE most perfect Staff! You can't beat the beautiful beaches of the Read more...
The most perfect day at the most perfect location with THE most perfect Staff! You can't beat the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks or the Sanderling Resort itself but the thing that put it over the top was the service. Jessica Chapman was our Planner at the Sanderling. I felt as if I had my Best Friend organizing, planning and supporting me in every step of the planning process. And then on the Big Day she stood right by my side ensuring the day went perfectly. We could not have had such a beautiful ceremony and reception without her.
We especially loved the little extras that the Sanderling was able to provide. From the "Mr. & Mrs." Corn hole games set on the lawn to the S'more's bar (to toast on the fire pit). These little extra's made our Wedding fun and delicious. The wait staff was not only helpful and professional but went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of. They made sure food was sent to our Room so that my husband and I could enjoy a snack after the Wedding. AND it was much appreciated! You don't eat much at your own wedding!!! BUT what we did eat was amazing!!!!
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Kathleen
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
A beautiful place for a wedding and an amazing experience overall. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jessica Chapman who is phenomenal in her job, professional, accessible, and lovely. My wedding was a dream come true. We had 200 guests(with more than 20 children) and an all weekend event concluding with a going away brunch on Sunday........everything was great......food, service, accomodations. All of our family and friends stated that this was the most fun, romantic, emotional, and beautiful wedding they had ever been to. My vision from the start and one that The Sanderling and Jessica Chapman helped me create into a magical reality and will last forever in our memory!!!
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A beautiful place for a wedding and an amazing experience overall. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jessica Chapman who is phenomenal in her job, professional, accessible, and lovely. My wedding was a dream come true. We had 200 guests(with more than 20 children) and an all weekend event concluding with a going away brunch on Sunday........everything was great......food, service, accomodations. All of our family and friends stated that this was the most fun, romantic, emotional, and beautiful wedding they had ever been to. My vision from the start and one that The Sanderling and Jessica Chapman helped me create into a magical reality and will last forever in our memory!!! Read less
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Trish
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We have one daughter, who hopefully will have only one wedding. It had to be perfect. My husband and I honeymooned in the Outer Banks 30 years ago and have vacationed there every year with dear friends and family, so the Outer Banks was an obvious choice for this special day. We had 110+ guests coming from Los Angeles to Georgia to celebrate with us. Living in Maryland and planning a “destination wedding" seemed a little overwhelming, but the day was absolutely flawless at The Sanderling with Jessica Chapman at the helm. So take my advice...make it memorable...make it at The Sanderling Inn and Resort!
We have one daughter, who hopefully will have only one wedding. It had to be perfect. My husband and I honeymooned in the Read more...
We have one daughter, who hopefully will have only one wedding. It had to be perfect. My husband and I honeymooned in the Outer Banks 30 years ago and have vacationed there every year with dear friends and family, so the Outer Banks was an obvious choice for this special day. We had 110+ guests coming from Los Angeles to Georgia to celebrate with us. Living in Maryland and planning a “destination wedding" seemed a little overwhelming, but the day was absolutely flawless at The Sanderling with Jessica Chapman at the helm. So take my advice...make it memorable...make it at The Sanderling Inn and Resort! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling Resort was the most incredible place to have a wedding. Jessica was there for anything and everything we needed and made our day perfect and special in every way. The staff was great and the new pavilion is beautiful. We highly recommend planning your wedding at the Sanderling!
The Sanderling Resort was the most incredible place to have a wedding. Jessica was there for anything and everything we Read more...
The Sanderling Resort was the most incredible place to have a wedding. Jessica was there for anything and everything we needed and made our day perfect and special in every way. The staff was great and the new pavilion is beautiful. We highly recommend planning your wedding at the Sanderling! Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The best venue that captures the feel of what the outer banks is all about!
The best venue that captures the feel of what the outer banks is all about!
The best venue that captures the feel of what the outer banks is all about! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better venue to have my wedding. The ceremony on the beach was beautiful, and the new pavilion was picturesque with the sunset on the sound as the backdrop. Wendy did an amazing job making sure everything ran smoothly and I did not have a single worry from the moment I woke up until the party died down around 1:00 in the morning. The food was phenomenal and all of my guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about the Sanderling. Ashley and all her stylists at the spa also did a fantastic job. My bridesmaids looked amazing and I had compliments on my hairstyle all night.
I couldn't have asked for a better venue to have my wedding. The ceremony on the beach was beautiful, and the new pavilion Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better venue to have my wedding. The ceremony on the beach was beautiful, and the new pavilion was picturesque with the sunset on the sound as the backdrop. Wendy did an amazing job making sure everything ran smoothly and I did not have a single worry from the moment I woke up until the party died down around 1:00 in the morning. The food was phenomenal and all of my guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about the Sanderling. Ashley and all her stylists at the spa also did a fantastic job. My bridesmaids looked amazing and I had compliments on my hairstyle all night. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Jordan
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Wendy and the team at the Sandwrling delivered exactly what we wanted for our special day. Every aspect of the event went off without a hitch. The food was absolutely incredible. We truly enjoyed the venue and the attention to detail with regard to making our wedding so special. Wendy worked tirelessly throughout the event to make sure that our guests were well accommodated allowing us to fully enjoy our experience. We would highly recommend Wendy and her team at the Sanderling to our friends and family without hesitation. In short, everything exceeded our expectations.
Wendy and the team at the Sandwrling delivered exactly what we wanted for our special day. Every aspect of the event went Read more...
Wendy and the team at the Sandwrling delivered exactly what we wanted for our special day. Every aspect of the event went off without a hitch. The food was absolutely incredible. We truly enjoyed the venue and the attention to detail with regard to making our wedding so special. Wendy worked tirelessly throughout the event to make sure that our guests were well accommodated allowing us to fully enjoy our experience. We would highly recommend Wendy and her team at the Sanderling to our friends and family without hesitation. In short, everything exceeded our expectations. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Tony
Wedding:
6/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Wendy Murray, her event staff and the entire team at The Sanderling were simply Top-Notch at what they do. Professional, courteous and helpful. Wendy ensured that ALL of our moving parts with other vendors were seamlessly tied together and provided a checklist and schedule to make our wedding day EASY.

I would highly recommend her team for any event planning (especially weddings) and should you need a direct conversation about this, I would be happy to share my personal experiences.

GREAT job!

Tony Rosenbum
CWO3 USMC(Ret)
rosenbum@motova8.com
Wendy Murray, her event staff and the entire team at The Sanderling were simply Top-Notch at what they do. Professional, Read more...
Wendy Murray, her event staff and the entire team at The Sanderling were simply Top-Notch at what they do. Professional, courteous and helpful. Wendy ensured that ALL of our moving parts with other vendors were seamlessly tied together and provided a checklist and schedule to make our wedding day EASY.

I would highly recommend her team for any event planning (especially weddings) and should you need a direct conversation about this, I would be happy to share my personal experiences.

GREAT job!

Tony Rosenbum
CWO3 USMC(Ret)
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Amy
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Wendy was absolutely amazing! I started planning 15 months in advance so there were many changes & issues that we came across, she always had a solution! Thank you so much Wendy & The Sanderling!! Everything was absolutely perfect!!
Wendy was absolutely amazing! I started planning 15 months in advance so there were many changes & issues that we came Read more...
Wendy was absolutely amazing! I started planning 15 months in advance so there were many changes & issues that we came across, she always had a solution! Thank you so much Wendy & The Sanderling!! Everything was absolutely perfect!! Read less
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hsjones
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We hosted our rehearsal dinner on June 1, 2012 at the upper deck of the lifesaving station. I cannot say enough good things about the Sanderling's staff, food and overall professionalism. It was a memorable evening for all in attendance and I have heard comments that it was one of nicest dinners they had ever been to. Wendy was a "lifesaver" and guided me through the process for nearly a year. Her expertise in event planning was noteworthy and she was pleasant and always available. The views of the currituck sound from the upper deck were breathtaking and set the stage for a magical evening of cocktails, dinner, video and toasts!!! C'est fantastique!!!
We hosted our rehearsal dinner on June 1, 2012 at the upper deck of the lifesaving station. I cannot say enough good Read more...
We hosted our rehearsal dinner on June 1, 2012 at the upper deck of the lifesaving station. I cannot say enough good things about the Sanderling's staff, food and overall professionalism. It was a memorable evening for all in attendance and I have heard comments that it was one of nicest dinners they had ever been to. Wendy was a "lifesaver" and guided me through the process for nearly a year. Her expertise in event planning was noteworthy and she was pleasant and always available. The views of the currituck sound from the upper deck were breathtaking and set the stage for a magical evening of cocktails, dinner, video and toasts!!! C'est fantastique!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Working with the team at the Sanderling was so easy. The vision we had for our wedding was perfectly executed and was the most amazing day of our lives.
Working with the team at the Sanderling was so easy. The vision we had for our wedding was perfectly executed and was the Read more...
Working with the team at the Sanderling was so easy. The vision we had for our wedding was perfectly executed and was the most amazing day of our lives. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not be more pleased with the Sanderling or with Wendy. Wendy was a huge help throughout the entire planning process. She answered all of my questions promptly and made sure nothing fell through the cracks. She and her staff went above and beyond to accommodate my family with many requests and several last minute changes. After a year of planning and stressing about details, I was amazed at how calm I was on the wedding day. I have the staff at the Sanderling to thank for that. I was 100% confident that things would go as planned, or that if things did not go as planned I had the most qualified people in the area to make things go smoothly despite any hiccup that might occur. The venue turned out beautifully for the ceremony and reception. The recommended vendors were fantastic and worked wonderfully together. The food was great and the waitstaff cared about making things special for us (they even set aside some limited supply drinks at the bar for my husband and I). If there is something that you may want for your wedding, you should ask. The staff will do everything they can to make it work. Again, we could not be happier. A huge THANK YOU to Wendy and all of the Sanderling staff for making the most special day of my life stress-free and better than I could have imagined it to be.

-Brooke (Bride)
I could not be more pleased with the Sanderling or with Wendy. Wendy was a huge help throughout the entire planning Read more...
I could not be more pleased with the Sanderling or with Wendy. Wendy was a huge help throughout the entire planning process. She answered all of my questions promptly and made sure nothing fell through the cracks. She and her staff went above and beyond to accommodate my family with many requests and several last minute changes. After a year of planning and stressing about details, I was amazed at how calm I was on the wedding day. I have the staff at the Sanderling to thank for that. I was 100% confident that things would go as planned, or that if things did not go as planned I had the most qualified people in the area to make things go smoothly despite any hiccup that might occur. The venue turned out beautifully for the ceremony and reception. The recommended vendors were fantastic and worked wonderfully together. The food was great and the waitstaff cared about making things special for us (they even set aside some limited supply drinks at the bar for my husband and I). If there is something that you may want for your wedding, you should ask. The staff will do everything they can to make it work. Again, we could not be happier. A huge THANK YOU to Wendy and all of the Sanderling staff for making the most special day of my life stress-free and better than I could have imagined it to be.

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Debbie
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
You don't have to worry about things getting done on time , or not followed through with ,with Wendy as your planner

Wendy was there every step of the way , always returning your calls or e-mails. You were never left worrying or anticipating and she was always calm when dealing with the nervous bride(my dghter)

The day of the wedding she was there running things smoothly , even attaching all the boutonnieres just in time for the pictures.

Wendy is a pleasure to work with and is an asset to The Sanderling !

When you say .... "Now that was a wedding!" you can thank Wendy

Murray for that!
You don't have to worry about things getting done on time , or not followed through with ,with Wendy as your planner
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You don't have to worry about things getting done on time , or not followed through with ,with Wendy as your planner

Wendy was there every step of the way , always returning your calls or e-mails. You were never left worrying or anticipating and she was always calm when dealing with the nervous bride(my dghter)

The day of the wedding she was there running things smoothly , even attaching all the boutonnieres just in time for the pictures.

Wendy is a pleasure to work with and is an asset to The Sanderling !

When you say .... "Now that was a wedding!" you can thank Wendy

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alilevinedesign
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling is an amazing venue to get married at!!! I am still dreaming about my wedding :)
The beach, the resort, the staff, the organization. Everything was taken care of. My family and I just enjoyed my big day! Our wedding coordinator Wendy Murray was also AMAZING! Sweetest woman you'll ever meet!!!
I am missing our daily emails checking in on my wedding. Thank you to the Sanderling Resort & Spa!
The Sanderling is an amazing venue to get married at!!! I am still dreaming about my wedding :)
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The Sanderling is an amazing venue to get married at!!! I am still dreaming about my wedding :)
The beach, the resort, the staff, the organization. Everything was taken care of. My family and I just enjoyed my big day! Our wedding coordinator Wendy Murray was also AMAZING! Sweetest woman you'll ever meet!!!
I am missing our daily emails checking in on my wedding. Thank you to the Sanderling Resort & Spa! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Wendy Murray our wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing!!! She took care of all of the details and made sure everything was perfect!!! We can't say enough good things about her. She was fantastic!!!
Wendy Murray our wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing!!! She took care of all of the details and made sure Read more...
Wendy Murray our wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing!!! She took care of all of the details and made sure everything was perfect!!! We can't say enough good things about her. She was fantastic!!! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
5/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling delivered above and beyond my expectations. The food was excellent, the service was friendly and everybody was so professional. Jessica Chapman was so helpful in making everything run smoothly and accommodating all our last minute requests. Even when the weather did not hold up she had a back up plan and I did not have to worry about a thing. The Elopement package was just perfect for us.
The Sanderling delivered above and beyond my expectations. The food was excellent, the service was friendly and everybody Read more...
The Sanderling delivered above and beyond my expectations. The food was excellent, the service was friendly and everybody was so professional. Jessica Chapman was so helpful in making everything run smoothly and accommodating all our last minute requests. Even when the weather did not hold up she had a back up plan and I did not have to worry about a thing. The Elopement package was just perfect for us. Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to Wendy Murray and the entire staff at the Sanderling for providing my daughter and her new husband with the wedding of their dreams. From the initial meeting at the time of their engagement through the entire planning of this special event and finally to the most beautiful day in all of our lives, everything was absolutely perfect. Wendy's attention to every detail made this wedding day the most magical dream come true. Her expertise and professionalism put everyone at ease and she orchestrated such a joyous memory that we will cherish forever.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to Wendy Murray and the entire staff at the Read more...
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to Wendy Murray and the entire staff at the Sanderling for providing my daughter and her new husband with the wedding of their dreams. From the initial meeting at the time of their engagement through the entire planning of this special event and finally to the most beautiful day in all of our lives, everything was absolutely perfect. Wendy's attention to every detail made this wedding day the most magical dream come true. Her expertise and professionalism put everyone at ease and she orchestrated such a joyous memory that we will cherish forever. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling Resort and Spa literally made our dream come true! My husband and I won the very first Salute to Love contest for military couples and the Sanderling staff and vendors helped plan everything for us. Our wedding day was PERFECT-from the delicious dinner and appetizers to the beautiful decor and flowers on each table. We had a specific vision of what we wanted for our wedding and they went above and beyond expectations to make that vision a reality. The best part of the whole experience was that The Sanderling staff and vendors were so on top of things from beginning to end and very professional.. That allowed us to just completely enjoy our amazing day. We will always remember the very kind and thoughtful people at The Sanderling who made our wedding day possible and we will be eternally grateful to them for that. Thank you for everything and we definitely give them 10 out of 5 stars! -Meghan and John Avrett
The Sanderling Resort and Spa literally made our dream come true! My husband and I won the very first Salute to Love Read more...
The Sanderling Resort and Spa literally made our dream come true! My husband and I won the very first Salute to Love contest for military couples and the Sanderling staff and vendors helped plan everything for us. Our wedding day was PERFECT-from the delicious dinner and appetizers to the beautiful decor and flowers on each table. We had a specific vision of what we wanted for our wedding and they went above and beyond expectations to make that vision a reality. The best part of the whole experience was that The Sanderling staff and vendors were so on top of things from beginning to end and very professional.. That allowed us to just completely enjoy our amazing day. We will always remember the very kind and thoughtful people at The Sanderling who made our wedding day possible and we will be eternally grateful to them for that. Thank you for everything and we definitely give them 10 out of 5 stars! -Meghan and John Avrett Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling was amazing! Wendy was absolutely wonderful!! I would never have been able to plan my wedding without her. Wendy and the other staff at the Sanderling were very pleasant to work with and catered to my every needs. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience. My wedding turned out perfectly all thanks to Wendy and the staff at the Sanderling Resort and Spa! It was the best day ever and I will never forget it!
The Sanderling was amazing! Wendy was absolutely wonderful!! I would never have been able to plan my wedding without her. Read more...
The Sanderling was amazing! Wendy was absolutely wonderful!! I would never have been able to plan my wedding without her. Wendy and the other staff at the Sanderling were very pleasant to work with and catered to my every needs. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience. My wedding turned out perfectly all thanks to Wendy and the staff at the Sanderling Resort and Spa! It was the best day ever and I will never forget it! Read less
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akelly29
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling is an exquisite resort to have your destination wedding. We had an absolute gorgeous day and everything was done to perfection. Many thanks to Jessica Chapman for making our special day more than we could have ever imagined. We loved working with you!!!
The Sanderling is an exquisite resort to have your destination wedding. We had an absolute gorgeous day and everything was Read more...
The Sanderling is an exquisite resort to have your destination wedding. We had an absolute gorgeous day and everything was done to perfection. Many thanks to Jessica Chapman for making our special day more than we could have ever imagined. We loved working with you!!! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the most beautiful and amazing beach wedding!! Wendy and everyone at The Sanderling were wonderful! Didn't have to worry about a single thing on our wedding day! It was perfect!!
We had the most beautiful and amazing beach wedding!! Wendy and everyone at The Sanderling were wonderful! Didn't have to Read more...
We had the most beautiful and amazing beach wedding!! Wendy and everyone at The Sanderling were wonderful! Didn't have to worry about a single thing on our wedding day! It was perfect!! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
8/11/2011
5.0/5.0
When I first got engaged in September 10', my fiance and myself knew immediately that we wanted to have a beach wedding and since OBX was such a special place to us it was our top destination. We put off planning for a while, and after about 6 months we decided that we wanted to do an August wedding. With just about four months to plan our wedding from Colorado I was very nervous about getting everything done, and having the beautiful ceremony and reception I had dreamed of. When I first contacted Wendy about the short amount of time she reassured me that we had plenty of time and everything would come together perfectly. Since I was not available to meet with all of the vendors and scope them out myself Wendy gave me contacts for vendors that fulfilled every dream I had for my wedding. Wendy also had me contact Nannette, a wedding planner, from Proper Settings. The extra cost was worth every penny. Not only was she a great help throughout the planning process, but she was so helpful and wonderful on the wedding day. It was so nice having these two ladies to turn to, any questions or doubts I had was resolved by these two women..they are wonderful!! I can not speak highly enough of how amazing my wedding was. Many people told me in the days leading up to the wedding not to be stressed because things go wrong all the time on that day and the only one that notices is you. I can say with confidence that I had the most wonderful, care-free, perfect day thanks to the Sanderling. There was not a single thing I can think of to this day that went wrong. They accounted clearly accounted for any problems that could have taken place and make sure that everything went according to plan. If you are planning a beach wedding in a short amount of time, and especially if it is from a distance, I would tell anyone and everyone to go with the Sanderling. Wendy was able to help me fulfill every dream for my wedding and catered to my every wish and desire. There was no task to big or small that she was not able to solve. The venue is amazing, the food is amazing and they have the most wonderful service and staff. It was such a magical night for our us, our family and our guests. I cant even count the number of people who said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to! SO.. I can say with complete confidence that if you want the most wonderful wedding of your dreams, by choosing the Sanderling they will come true.
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When I first got engaged in September 10', my fiance and myself knew immediately that we wanted to have a beach wedding and since OBX was such a special place to us it was our top destination. We put off planning for a while, and after about 6 months we decided that we wanted to do an August wedding. With just about four months to plan our wedding from Colorado I was very nervous about getting everything done, and having the beautiful ceremony and reception I had dreamed of. When I first contacted Wendy about the short amount of time she reassured me that we had plenty of time and everything would come together perfectly. Since I was not available to meet with all of the vendors and scope them out myself Wendy gave me contacts for vendors that fulfilled every dream I had for my wedding. Wendy also had me contact Nannette, a wedding planner, from Proper Settings. The extra cost was worth every penny. Not only was she a great help throughout the planning process, but she was so helpful and wonderful on the wedding day. It was so nice having these two ladies to turn to, any questions or doubts I had was resolved by these two women..they are wonderful!! I can not speak highly enough of how amazing my wedding was. Many people told me in the days leading up to the wedding not to be stressed because things go wrong all the time on that day and the only one that notices is you. I can say with confidence that I had the most wonderful, care-free, perfect day thanks to the Sanderling. There was not a single thing I can think of to this day that went wrong. They accounted clearly accounted for any problems that could have taken place and make sure that everything went according to plan. If you are planning a beach wedding in a short amount of time, and especially if it is from a distance, I would tell anyone and everyone to go with the Sanderling. Wendy was able to help me fulfill every dream for my wedding and catered to my every wish and desire. There was no task to big or small that she was not able to solve. The venue is amazing, the food is amazing and they have the most wonderful service and staff. It was such a magical night for our us, our family and our guests. I cant even count the number of people who said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to! SO.. I can say with complete confidence that if you want the most wonderful wedding of your dreams, by choosing the Sanderling they will come true. Read less
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obxbrideandgroom
Wedding:
8/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We knew we wanted to be married on the beach at sunrise and found many venues that could accomodate our request but only the Sanderling Resort and their amazing staff was able to accomodate our wish to have our breakfast reception on the beach. Our wedding coordinator, Wendy Murray, made sure that everything we dreamed it would be was a reality. Our family dined on fabulous five star food made by talented chefs who made us omelettes and crepes right on the beach. Their very attentive staff made sure there was nothing we went without. All in all it was a special magical day that we will never forget. We cannot thank everyone at the Sanderling for their professionalism, flexibility and dedication to our wedding day! The Kienzle family
Michael, Jennifer
Christopher, Mikayla, Noah, Jacob, Nicholas, Reagan and Shaelyn
We knew we wanted to be married on the beach at sunrise and found many venues that could accomodate our request but only Read more...
We knew we wanted to be married on the beach at sunrise and found many venues that could accomodate our request but only the Sanderling Resort and their amazing staff was able to accomodate our wish to have our breakfast reception on the beach. Our wedding coordinator, Wendy Murray, made sure that everything we dreamed it would be was a reality. Our family dined on fabulous five star food made by talented chefs who made us omelettes and crepes right on the beach. Their very attentive staff made sure there was nothing we went without. All in all it was a special magical day that we will never forget. We cannot thank everyone at the Sanderling for their professionalism, flexibility and dedication to our wedding day! The Kienzle family
Michael, Jennifer
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Savannah
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Wendy was amazing! She was so responsive and so helpful during the entire process. Can not say enough wonderful things about her!
Wendy was amazing! She was so responsive and so helpful during the entire process. Can not say enough wonderful things Read more...
Wendy was amazing! She was so responsive and so helpful during the entire process. Can not say enough wonderful things about her! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Wendy and the staff at the Sanderling were phenomenal!!! We had the best wedding we could have ever imagined, and it is all owed to them. Wendy has an amazing ability to be there at the exact second you need her. The wedding guests were raving not only about the food (which was absolutely delicious!) but the awesome job Wendy did of making sure the wedding went off flawlessly. We were married on quite possibly one of the hottest days of the year, and Wendy was sure the guests had cool rags, ice water and plenty of fans. The staff was impeccable, from knowing our names, to keeping our drinks in ice while we took photos. Planning the wedding from out of state, Wendy was so incredibly prompt (I'm talking responding to emails within MINUTES) and detailed that there was really nothing for us to worry or stress about. The Sanderling is a group of truly talented and passionate individuals dedicated to making your wedding day perfect in every way. I cannot say enough good things about Wendy and The Sanderling. If you are getting married on the Outer Banks, I truly think this is the only option for a beautiful, flawless event.
Wendy and the staff at the Sanderling were phenomenal!!! We had the best wedding we could have ever imagined, and it is Read more...
Wendy and the staff at the Sanderling were phenomenal!!! We had the best wedding we could have ever imagined, and it is all owed to them. Wendy has an amazing ability to be there at the exact second you need her. The wedding guests were raving not only about the food (which was absolutely delicious!) but the awesome job Wendy did of making sure the wedding went off flawlessly. We were married on quite possibly one of the hottest days of the year, and Wendy was sure the guests had cool rags, ice water and plenty of fans. The staff was impeccable, from knowing our names, to keeping our drinks in ice while we took photos. Planning the wedding from out of state, Wendy was so incredibly prompt (I'm talking responding to emails within MINUTES) and detailed that there was really nothing for us to worry or stress about. The Sanderling is a group of truly talented and passionate individuals dedicated to making your wedding day perfect in every way. I cannot say enough good things about Wendy and The Sanderling. If you are getting married on the Outer Banks, I truly think this is the only option for a beautiful, flawless event. Read less
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Barbara Spencer
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We found our entire experience at The Sanderling (from initial inquiry phone call to check-out) to be positive in every aspect. EACH staff member we encountered greeted us with a smile and their helpfulness was a breath away. Wendy was receptive and responsive with every question about ALL the details! If we could relive one of the most incredible day of our lives, we would do it all over again! Excellent value for a destination wedding!
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We found our entire experience at The Sanderling (from initial inquiry phone call to check-out) to be positive in every aspect. EACH staff member we encountered greeted us with a smile and their helpfulness was a breath away. Wendy was receptive and responsive with every question about ALL the details! If we could relive one of the most incredible day of our lives, we would do it all over again! Excellent value for a destination wedding! Read less
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ryleighmak
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
This is going to be a RAVE review for Wendy Murray and The Sanderling Resort. My husband and I live in TX but wanted a beach wedding. Duck NC came up as one of the top places for a beach wedding with The Sanderling with top billing for venues. Since I am a hands on/detailed oriented person, I was hesitant about living so far away and trying to plan my dream wedding. I shouldn't have worried; Wendy was available and my rock from the moment I called her until after the wedding. She put me in contact with the best vendors in the area; Island Photography, Nic McLean, Rev. Jay Bowman, Great Cakes and Renee Landry Florist. It was the most stress free experience and I had nothing to do but anticipate and enjoy our day. Wendy took care of every detail and worked directly with my vendors so all I had to do was pick out what I wanted and then they all did the rest. My wedding day ran so smooth. Wendy stayed in the wings but ran the show so effortlessly. She made sure there was not one hick up with the day. We got compliment after compliment about the professionalism, how gorgeous everything was and how wonderful the food was. We sent the picture links to our friends and family who could not be there and they were blown away. I cannot say enough about the entire experience. If you are thinking about having a NC beach wedding, this is the only place to have it. It was so perfect, we are coming back for our first anniversary. LOVE WENDY AND THE SANDERLING!!
This is going to be a RAVE review for Wendy Murray and The Sanderling Resort. My husband and I live in TX but wanted a Read more...
This is going to be a RAVE review for Wendy Murray and The Sanderling Resort. My husband and I live in TX but wanted a beach wedding. Duck NC came up as one of the top places for a beach wedding with The Sanderling with top billing for venues. Since I am a hands on/detailed oriented person, I was hesitant about living so far away and trying to plan my dream wedding. I shouldn't have worried; Wendy was available and my rock from the moment I called her until after the wedding. She put me in contact with the best vendors in the area; Island Photography, Nic McLean, Rev. Jay Bowman, Great Cakes and Renee Landry Florist. It was the most stress free experience and I had nothing to do but anticipate and enjoy our day. Wendy took care of every detail and worked directly with my vendors so all I had to do was pick out what I wanted and then they all did the rest. My wedding day ran so smooth. Wendy stayed in the wings but ran the show so effortlessly. She made sure there was not one hick up with the day. We got compliment after compliment about the professionalism, how gorgeous everything was and how wonderful the food was. We sent the picture links to our friends and family who could not be there and they were blown away. I cannot say enough about the entire experience. If you are thinking about having a NC beach wedding, this is the only place to have it. It was so perfect, we are coming back for our first anniversary. LOVE WENDY AND THE SANDERLING!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Jessica at the Sanderling was wonderful to work with! She was always quick to respond, professional and really cared about our day! I would recommend Jessica and the Sanderling 100%. Thanks for a wonderful day!
Jessica at the Sanderling was wonderful to work with! She was always quick to respond, professional and really cared about Read more...
Jessica at the Sanderling was wonderful to work with! She was always quick to respond, professional and really cared about our day! I would recommend Jessica and the Sanderling 100%. Thanks for a wonderful day! Read less
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Bride's Dad
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I would like to thank everyone at The Sanderling for making my daughters wedding event(Erin and Thor) the best weekend ever. In particular, I must mention the professionalism and caring shown by Wendy. As the nervous "father and mother of the bride", she took care of every detail so that we could enjoy the occasion without worry. She also seemed to truly relate to all the kids in the wedding so that there were no problems. Thanks again.
Lloyd & Carol
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I would like to thank everyone at The Sanderling for making my daughters wedding event(Erin and Thor) the best weekend ever. In particular, I must mention the professionalism and caring shown by Wendy. As the nervous "father and mother of the bride", she took care of every detail so that we could enjoy the occasion without worry. She also seemed to truly relate to all the kids in the wedding so that there were no problems. Thanks again.
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Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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psugibson
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We initially selected the Sanderling based on their reputation. It proved to be the best possible decision we could have made. The hotel provided an amazing and fantastic wedding coordinator with who we worked through the entire planning process. She helped to give us piece of mind since we were planning from afar. Jessica ensured that our day went flawlessly...it was truly a prefect and very magical day for us as well as all of our guests. Every single vendor recommended to us by the Sanderling did an outstanding job for us. The food was beautiful and delicious and the service was impeccable. They made us feel very special! Having a spa on-site for hair and make-up made things so easy!
We initially selected the Sanderling based on their reputation. It proved to be the best possible decision we could have Read more...
We initially selected the Sanderling based on their reputation. It proved to be the best possible decision we could have made. The hotel provided an amazing and fantastic wedding coordinator with who we worked through the entire planning process. She helped to give us piece of mind since we were planning from afar. Jessica ensured that our day went flawlessly...it was truly a prefect and very magical day for us as well as all of our guests. Every single vendor recommended to us by the Sanderling did an outstanding job for us. The food was beautiful and delicious and the service was impeccable. They made us feel very special! Having a spa on-site for hair and make-up made things so easy! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not have picked a more perfect venue for my small (30 people) wedding. The coordinator (Wendy) truly went above and beyond to make my day special. She did everything from cueing the music to bustling my dress. My day was perfect and stress-free thanks to Wendy and the Sanderling team!
I could not have picked a more perfect venue for my small (30 people) wedding. The coordinator (Wendy) truly went above Read more...
I could not have picked a more perfect venue for my small (30 people) wedding. The coordinator (Wendy) truly went above and beyond to make my day special. She did everything from cueing the music to bustling my dress. My day was perfect and stress-free thanks to Wendy and the Sanderling team! Read less
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Denice
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling was first class and we were very impressed with the professionalism. Wendy was terrific and looked over every detail; she made every effort to make sure we were had exactly what we were looking for in our wedding.

I would not hesitate recommending the Sanderling to anyone.
The Sanderling was first class and we were very impressed with the professionalism. Wendy was terrific and looked over Read more...
The Sanderling was first class and we were very impressed with the professionalism. Wendy was terrific and looked over every detail; she made every effort to make sure we were had exactly what we were looking for in our wedding.

I would not hesitate recommending the Sanderling to anyone. Read less
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Janet - Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter was recently married at The Sanderling Resort. Wendy and all the staff were fantastic and no detail was left unturned. I couldn't envisage a more perfect experience. My family and all our guests had a truly memorable wedding experience from our first meeting and enjoyed every single moment.

Not only did we have help selecting first class vendors - the quartet, flowers, band, DJ, shutterbooth etc the food was superb. How can one serve 200 filet mignon's all perfectly cooked? They even arranged for a Pimms Cocktail as the signature drink due to the many guests from England.

Ashley and the Spa were most accommodating in catering to all the beauty needs of many of the female guests. A special "doggy" room was also made available to a guest who's dog had just had a stroke.

Thanks to Wendy and The Sanderling, my daughter and husband will have memories to cherish for many years. I cannot thank you enough.


Mrs Roberts
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My daughter was recently married at The Sanderling Resort. Wendy and all the staff were fantastic and no detail was left unturned. I couldn't envisage a more perfect experience. My family and all our guests had a truly memorable wedding experience from our first meeting and enjoyed every single moment.

Not only did we have help selecting first class vendors - the quartet, flowers, band, DJ, shutterbooth etc the food was superb. How can one serve 200 filet mignon's all perfectly cooked? They even arranged for a Pimms Cocktail as the signature drink due to the many guests from England.

Ashley and the Spa were most accommodating in catering to all the beauty needs of many of the female guests. A special "doggy" room was also made available to a guest who's dog had just had a stroke.

Thanks to Wendy and The Sanderling, my daughter and husband will have memories to cherish for many years. I cannot thank you enough.


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mhuhn
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling is an awesome place to have a wedding. It's beautiful, and everything you need is within walking distance: spa for hair and makeup, a variety of places for the ceremony and pictures, wonderful banquet areas, and delicious food. The staff is incredible, and the coordinator, Jessica, is with you the whole way. Even though the weather didn't cooperate, and our ceremony had to be indoors, the Sanderling still made my wedding magical. Jessica and the staff were so helpful, and were more optimistic than me. They were still holding out that the wind would die down so we could do the ceremony outdoors, up to 45 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start. (The wind made for some great pictures later.) If you have a small wedding, the Elopement Package is the way to go! Well worth the money. My only regret is that I did not go to the bridal tasting in January. The food was so good, I wished I had a chance to try some of it twice!
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The Sanderling is an awesome place to have a wedding. It's beautiful, and everything you need is within walking distance: spa for hair and makeup, a variety of places for the ceremony and pictures, wonderful banquet areas, and delicious food. The staff is incredible, and the coordinator, Jessica, is with you the whole way. Even though the weather didn't cooperate, and our ceremony had to be indoors, the Sanderling still made my wedding magical. Jessica and the staff were so helpful, and were more optimistic than me. They were still holding out that the wind would die down so we could do the ceremony outdoors, up to 45 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start. (The wind made for some great pictures later.) If you have a small wedding, the Elopement Package is the way to go! Well worth the money. My only regret is that I did not go to the bridal tasting in January. The food was so good, I wished I had a chance to try some of it twice! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling staff was very attentive and helpful. We had a flawless wedding ceremony and reception. The bridal suite is amazing. The food was very flavorful and there are many options to choose from for the elopement package. We would recommend this resort to everyone looking for a wedding beach getaway!
The Sanderling staff was very attentive and helpful. We had a flawless wedding ceremony and reception. The bridal suite is Read more...
The Sanderling staff was very attentive and helpful. We had a flawless wedding ceremony and reception. The bridal suite is amazing. The food was very flavorful and there are many options to choose from for the elopement package. We would recommend this resort to everyone looking for a wedding beach getaway! Read less
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Sean and Laura
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling was an amazing venue for our wedding. The staff bent over backwards to accomodate our every request. They were exceedingly flexible, thorough, personable, and respectful. What an incredible value. We did everything with the Sanderling, from the rehearsal dinner, pampering at the spa, the wedding ceremony on the beach, the wedding reception, and a family Sunday brunch. Everything was flawless, largely in thanks to our wedding coordinator Mrs. Jessica Chapman. Very, very highly recommended!
The Sanderling was an amazing venue for our wedding. The staff bent over backwards to accomodate our every request. They Read more...
The Sanderling was an amazing venue for our wedding. The staff bent over backwards to accomodate our every request. They were exceedingly flexible, thorough, personable, and respectful. What an incredible value. We did everything with the Sanderling, from the rehearsal dinner, pampering at the spa, the wedding ceremony on the beach, the wedding reception, and a family Sunday brunch. Everything was flawless, largely in thanks to our wedding coordinator Mrs. Jessica Chapman. Very, very highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Venue
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outerbanksfan
Wedding:
10/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Our experience with the staff at the Sanderling Inn could not have been better. It was a wonderful day. Our guests raved about the food, and we can't say enough about Jessica Chapman, the Sanderling's Catering Event Manager.
Our experience with the staff at the Sanderling Inn could not have been better. It was a wonderful day. Our guests raved Read more...
Our experience with the staff at the Sanderling Inn could not have been better. It was a wonderful day. Our guests raved about the food, and we can't say enough about Jessica Chapman, the Sanderling's Catering Event Manager. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling was a wonderful place to have a wedding. Wendy was great and helpful with everything.
The Sanderling was a wonderful place to have a wedding. Wendy was great and helpful with everything.
The Sanderling was a wonderful place to have a wedding. Wendy was great and helpful with everything. Read less
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reebok098
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Jessica and Wendy at The Sanderling Resory were amazing! They answered every email usually within the hour I sent it and took care of everything! I didn't have to worry or think of one thing on my wedding day! I was so relaxed and was able to enjoy every moment. I have already recommended them to 2 other brides! It is the BEST place to get married! Thank you!
Jessica and Wendy at The Sanderling Resory were amazing! They answered every email usually within the hour I sent it and Read more...
Jessica and Wendy at The Sanderling Resory were amazing! They answered every email usually within the hour I sent it and took care of everything! I didn't have to worry or think of one thing on my wedding day! I was so relaxed and was able to enjoy every moment. I have already recommended them to 2 other brides! It is the BEST place to get married! Thank you! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
As the Mother of the Bride, I cannot say enough about the Sanderling's excellence. Wendy Murray and her staff made my daughter's wedding virtually stress free. They could not have been more accommodating. The venue was beautiful, the food delicious, the service impeccable and we still have guests calling and writing notes to tell us that it was the best wedding they ever attended. When the groom came to me at the reception & said that it was all he ever dreamed of and more; I knew we had a success. Thanks to the Sanderling for giving my daughter & her husband a day they will never forget!
As the Mother of the Bride, I cannot say enough about the Sanderling's excellence. Wendy Murray and her staff made my Read more...
As the Mother of the Bride, I cannot say enough about the Sanderling's excellence. Wendy Murray and her staff made my daughter's wedding virtually stress free. They could not have been more accommodating. The venue was beautiful, the food delicious, the service impeccable and we still have guests calling and writing notes to tell us that it was the best wedding they ever attended. When the groom came to me at the reception & said that it was all he ever dreamed of and more; I knew we had a success. Thanks to the Sanderling for giving my daughter & her husband a day they will never forget! Read less
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mkawk2010
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling and their staff (especially Jessica, our coordinator) made my dream wedding a reality. I consider myself somewhat of a perfectionist, and they exceeded every single one of my expectations. Every single person at the resort went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us on our wedding day - and did it all with a smile. Mark (the chef at the Lifesaving Station) created a completely custom menu for us and everything was phenomenal. Our guests said it was the best meal they've ever been served at a wedding. The ladies over at the spa were so sweet and were genuinely concerned that I be 100% happy with my hair and makeup - and I definitely was. I really can't say enough positive things about our experience at The Sanderling - I can't wait to spend many anniversaries there down the road!
The Sanderling and their staff (especially Jessica, our coordinator) made my dream wedding a reality. I consider myself Read more...
The Sanderling and their staff (especially Jessica, our coordinator) made my dream wedding a reality. I consider myself somewhat of a perfectionist, and they exceeded every single one of my expectations. Every single person at the resort went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us on our wedding day - and did it all with a smile. Mark (the chef at the Lifesaving Station) created a completely custom menu for us and everything was phenomenal. Our guests said it was the best meal they've ever been served at a wedding. The ladies over at the spa were so sweet and were genuinely concerned that I be 100% happy with my hair and makeup - and I definitely was. I really can't say enough positive things about our experience at The Sanderling - I can't wait to spend many anniversaries there down the road! Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say other than WOW! From the moment we met with the wedding coordinator at the Sanderling, we were so impressed. We decided to have a short engagement so we only have 16 weeks to pick a venue and plan a wedding, so we were unsure if we could pull of a beautiful, intimate, yet classy affair in such a short time. But Wendy and the team at the Sanderling did exactly that. In that time they helped us choose the right venue for our small wedding (20 people – we chose the Goldeneye house on the beach) pick linens, the cake decorator (where we went and did a tasting), a floral and event designer (who was amazing), get an officiate on such short notice (who was so wonderful when we met with her to create our own ceremony), build a menu from scratch (in which they had us back 6 weeks later to do a full sit down tasting of everything to make modifications or tweaks to our choices), accommodate family and friends at the Sanderling in the rooms we wanted, choose our wine and beers, and trying to be mindful of our budget – and this was all before we got there! And, during that time we made several modifications to linens, food, and other details (like deciding to add a candy station a week before the event) – all of which they were unfazed by and earnest and helping us achieve our dream wedding.

Once we arrived for our wedding weekend we did not think that things could have gone any smoother up until this point – but they did. Throughout the entire weekend Wendy was checking in with the details, making sure that housekeeping was regularly at our home and checking in, getting the details ready for all of the vendors to begin amassing on the golden eye for the event on Sunday, all the while having us feel relaxed and unstressed about the details as they “have it covered.” And boy they did. On the day of the wedding, we cannot describe in words how beautiful EVERY detail was from the linens, to the food, to the staff, to the flowers, to the candles….. Wendy was there for over 9 hours making sure that everything was place, that staff were ALWAYS on hand serving drinks, appetizers, setting up tents for shade during the pictures – anything we needed. Our family said that it was the most beautiful and amazing wedding they had every been too – and we felt the same. The Golden Eye for our intimate affair was so wonderful because after the ceremony on the beach, followed by appetizers and drinks on the beach, we had a second cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the ocean, following by the most AMAZING sit down dinner that overlooked the ocean at sunset that we could have ever imagined. By the end of the evening my family had spent time with the head chef, Mark (who was fantastic), and our wedding coordinator, Wendy (who was the most detailed and professional person I have ever worked with – and I have high expectations) so much that we ended up making a toast to both wendy, mark, and the great staff for making this such a special and intimate affair. They were always around but never in anyone’s way and just seemed to meet every need anyone had without asking. The Goldeneye also allowed us to have not just the outdoor deck and table, but 3 different seating areas and a bar area so that people could sit, talk, and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Given that our families had never met, this was truly the perfect venue. Not to mention that the night before we would able to host a more informal dinner party where everyone could meet and get together know each other before the big day – it was outstanding.

So, if you cannot tell how my husband and I felt about the Sanderling, and specifically the Goldeneye, as the venue for a small an intimate wedding, we absolutely loved it. We know that it would have not been the same at any other resort, or any location other than the golden eye – and without the professionalism and genuine caring from wendy, mark, and the entire staff. We feel so lucky to have found them and now will have memories for the rest of our lives of such an unforgettable day, and now two families that are planning trips together because they had such a great opportunity to get to know one another and connect unlike any other wedding I have experienced. You could be so lucky to be married there and to work with the people we did. We will never forget the Sanderling, and have a special place in our heart for Wendy making our day so perfect – thank you!!!!!!!
What can I say other than WOW! From the moment we met with the wedding coordinator at the Sanderling, we were so Read more...
What can I say other than WOW! From the moment we met with the wedding coordinator at the Sanderling, we were so impressed. We decided to have a short engagement so we only have 16 weeks to pick a venue and plan a wedding, so we were unsure if we could pull of a beautiful, intimate, yet classy affair in such a short time. But Wendy and the team at the Sanderling did exactly that. In that time they helped us choose the right venue for our small wedding (20 people – we chose the Goldeneye house on the beach) pick linens, the cake decorator (where we went and did a tasting), a floral and event designer (who was amazing), get an officiate on such short notice (who was so wonderful when we met with her to create our own ceremony), build a menu from scratch (in which they had us back 6 weeks later to do a full sit down tasting of everything to make modifications or tweaks to our choices), accommodate family and friends at the Sanderling in the rooms we wanted, choose our wine and beers, and trying to be mindful of our budget – and this was all before we got there! And, during that time we made several modifications to linens, food, and other details (like deciding to add a candy station a week before the event) – all of which they were unfazed by and earnest and helping us achieve our dream wedding.

Once we arrived for our wedding weekend we did not think that things could have gone any smoother up until this point – but they did. Throughout the entire weekend Wendy was checking in with the details, making sure that housekeeping was regularly at our home and checking in, getting the details ready for all of the vendors to begin amassing on the golden eye for the event on Sunday, all the while having us feel relaxed and unstressed about the details as they “have it covered.” And boy they did. On the day of the wedding, we cannot describe in words how beautiful EVERY detail was from the linens, to the food, to the staff, to the flowers, to the candles….. Wendy was there for over 9 hours making sure that everything was place, that staff were ALWAYS on hand serving drinks, appetizers, setting up tents for shade during the pictures – anything we needed. Our family said that it was the most beautiful and amazing wedding they had every been too – and we felt the same. The Golden Eye for our intimate affair was so wonderful because after the ceremony on the beach, followed by appetizers and drinks on the beach, we had a second cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the ocean, following by the most AMAZING sit down dinner that overlooked the ocean at sunset that we could have ever imagined. By the end of the evening my family had spent time with the head chef, Mark (who was fantastic), and our wedding coordinator, Wendy (who was the most detailed and professional person I have ever worked with – and I have high expectations) so much that we ended up making a toast to both wendy, mark, and the great staff for making this such a special and intimate affair. They were always around but never in anyone’s way and just seemed to meet every need anyone had without asking. The Goldeneye also allowed us to have not just the outdoor deck and table, but 3 different seating areas and a bar area so that people could sit, talk, and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Given that our families had never met, this was truly the perfect venue. Not to mention that the night before we would able to host a more informal dinner party where everyone could meet and get together know each other before the big day – it was outstanding.

So, if you cannot tell how my husband and I felt about the Sanderling, and specifically the Goldeneye, as the venue for a small an intimate wedding, we absolutely loved it. We know that it would have not been the same at any other resort, or any location other than the golden eye – and without the professionalism and genuine caring from wendy, mark, and the entire staff. We feel so lucky to have found them and now will have memories for the rest of our lives of such an unforgettable day, and now two families that are planning trips together because they had such a great opportunity to get to know one another and connect unlike any other wedding I have experienced. You could be so lucky to be married there and to work with the people we did. We will never forget the Sanderling, and have a special place in our heart for Wendy making our day so perfect – thank you!!!!!!! Read less
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Carrence
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to have been able to celebrate the most fabulous day of our lives at the Sanderling!

First of all Wendy, the Event Coordinator worked with us and our wedding planner, Nannette Kallestad from the Proper Setting, through the entire planning process. She is so accommodating and made us feel like royalty.

I went to the Sanderling's tasting event in January which was so much fun and all of the food was so delicious that it was difficult to decide our menu for the reception. I brought all of my bridesmaids which was really fun, although mostly there were couples there so I don't think they appreciated our rowdiness very much...yes my friends are pretty boisterous.

My attendants and I enjoyed a luxurious spa day at the Sanderling Spa two days before the wedding. Each chose 2 services. The spa is gorgeous, clean, well maintained, relaxing ambiance. I chose the Bridal massage and brown sugar scrub....amazing! I also got a pedicure which was wonderful as well. They soaked my feet in a jelly bath...so awesome and you can even buy the jelly bath product at the spa boutique store. The steam room is fantastic! The cleanest I've ever seen. A great cure for a bachelorette party hangover!

My bridesmaids and I also took a yoga class together at the spa the day before the wedding to calm our nerves. I am so glad we did this. Julia is such a good teacher. The class opened any stagnancy and definitely relaxed us, then during savasana, she came around and massaged each of our heads!!! It can't get much better than that!

I stayed in the bridal suite alone the night before the wedding in order to get my things ready and center myself. What a beautiful room! Very clean, two level loft with bedroom and bathroom with soaker tub upstairs. Kitchenette on the 1st floor. I lit some candles and took a bath and meditated before I went to bed which helped me sleep so peacefully on Sanderling's luxurious bedding.

The day of the wedding I had my hair stylist come to the bridal suite the morning of the wedding while the femaie attendants had their hair and makeup done at the spa. Then they came over to the suite for lunch when they were done. Sanderling delivered boxed lunches and champagne for everyone! The lunches were delicious.

Our beach ceremony at the Sanderling was magical! Dolphins surfacing during the ceremony! Reverend Jay Bowman was so fun and made us feel so relaxed. After the ceremony we did a few pics on the beach and then headed across the street to the Soundside Pavillion where the reception was already happening.

I remember right before the introductions, Wendy made sure all of the attendants had drinks. When we walked into the tent covered reception our jaws dropped because it was so magnificent. The sun was setting over the sound and the decor prepared by Holiday House was stunning! The food was served and it was delicious. We chose not to serve soup for dinner but Wendy new that Joey my husband loves soup and arranged for him to have a special bowl served just for him! The night couldn't have been more amazing and magical...and during all the magic, Wendy, Sanderling's Event Coordinator was standing by making sure it all went smoothly. The Sanderling exceeded our expectations and we will never forget the experience we had there!
We were so lucky to have been able to celebrate the most fabulous day of our lives at the Sanderling!

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We were so lucky to have been able to celebrate the most fabulous day of our lives at the Sanderling!

First of all Wendy, the Event Coordinator worked with us and our wedding planner, Nannette Kallestad from the Proper Setting, through the entire planning process. She is so accommodating and made us feel like royalty.

I went to the Sanderling's tasting event in January which was so much fun and all of the food was so delicious that it was difficult to decide our menu for the reception. I brought all of my bridesmaids which was really fun, although mostly there were couples there so I don't think they appreciated our rowdiness very much...yes my friends are pretty boisterous.

My attendants and I enjoyed a luxurious spa day at the Sanderling Spa two days before the wedding. Each chose 2 services. The spa is gorgeous, clean, well maintained, relaxing ambiance. I chose the Bridal massage and brown sugar scrub....amazing! I also got a pedicure which was wonderful as well. They soaked my feet in a jelly bath...so awesome and you can even buy the jelly bath product at the spa boutique store. The steam room is fantastic! The cleanest I've ever seen. A great cure for a bachelorette party hangover!

My bridesmaids and I also took a yoga class together at the spa the day before the wedding to calm our nerves. I am so glad we did this. Julia is such a good teacher. The class opened any stagnancy and definitely relaxed us, then during savasana, she came around and massaged each of our heads!!! It can't get much better than that!

I stayed in the bridal suite alone the night before the wedding in order to get my things ready and center myself. What a beautiful room! Very clean, two level loft with bedroom and bathroom with soaker tub upstairs. Kitchenette on the 1st floor. I lit some candles and took a bath and meditated before I went to bed which helped me sleep so peacefully on Sanderling's luxurious bedding.

The day of the wedding I had my hair stylist come to the bridal suite the morning of the wedding while the femaie attendants had their hair and makeup done at the spa. Then they came over to the suite for lunch when they were done. Sanderling delivered boxed lunches and champagne for everyone! The lunches were delicious.

Our beach ceremony at the Sanderling was magical! Dolphins surfacing during the ceremony! Reverend Jay Bowman was so fun and made us feel so relaxed. After the ceremony we did a few pics on the beach and then headed across the street to the Soundside Pavillion where the reception was already happening.

I remember right before the introductions, Wendy made sure all of the attendants had drinks. When we walked into the tent covered reception our jaws dropped because it was so magnificent. The sun was setting over the sound and the decor prepared by Holiday House was stunning! The food was served and it was delicious. We chose not to serve soup for dinner but Wendy new that Joey my husband loves soup and arranged for him to have a special bowl served just for him! The night couldn't have been more amazing and magical...and during all the magic, Wendy, Sanderling's Event Coordinator was standing by making sure it all went smoothly. The Sanderling exceeded our expectations and we will never forget the experience we had there! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with our daughter & son-in-law's wedding ceremony & reception at The Sanderling. From beginning to end, our experience was seamless. Wendy Murray and her staff were so responsive and made our vision an event that exceeded our expectations. It was perfect! I would highly recommend The Sanderling for a wedding venue. Everything was was top-notch. We'll never forget it!

Susan Polack
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We were so pleased with our daughter & son-in-law's wedding ceremony & reception at The Sanderling. From beginning to end, our experience was seamless. Wendy Murray and her staff were so responsive and made our vision an event that exceeded our expectations. It was perfect! I would highly recommend The Sanderling for a wedding venue. Everything was was top-notch. We'll never forget it!

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megrunsfast
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Jessica Chapman with the Sanderling made our wedding easier and more enjoyable every single step of the way. Not only does she coordinate with the vendors and recommend which ones with which she's had good experience, she also calls on her experience to provide ideas, suggestions, and examples. She helped us plan things we didn't even think of with our wedding binder, magazines, etc. When we traveled to The Sanderling to visit the venue and do a tasting, she gave us an extensive tour and helped us envision what our wedding could be. The Sanderling accommodates weddings very well--the tent on the soundside is perfect for receptions and photos (we actually had to get married under the tent due to rainy weather, which Jessica coordinated very fast), the beach site is beautiful, and there is a swan bar on site so the party can move to a convenient location after the reception ended. Jessica even surprised me with a candy table that was left over from the wedding the day before, which was really sweet. She was on top of everything that was occurring and I didn't have to worry at all. I knew Jessica would come get me when I needed to do something, so I just relaxed. Also, I can't say enough about the food. The food was more flavorful than even the tasting. Guests couldn't stop raving--even guests getting married later that month. Fresh seafood, flavorful vegetables, great pasta...I was actually craving this food the entire honeymoon. It's great to spend the night in the resort after the wedding, too. The staff is very pleasant and the rooms are beautiful. As you can see, I can't say enough about this great venue and Jessica's services. Loved the experience! I've recommended it to any bride that crosses my path!
Jessica Chapman with the Sanderling made our wedding easier and more enjoyable every single step of the way. Not only does Read more...
Jessica Chapman with the Sanderling made our wedding easier and more enjoyable every single step of the way. Not only does she coordinate with the vendors and recommend which ones with which she's had good experience, she also calls on her experience to provide ideas, suggestions, and examples. She helped us plan things we didn't even think of with our wedding binder, magazines, etc. When we traveled to The Sanderling to visit the venue and do a tasting, she gave us an extensive tour and helped us envision what our wedding could be. The Sanderling accommodates weddings very well--the tent on the soundside is perfect for receptions and photos (we actually had to get married under the tent due to rainy weather, which Jessica coordinated very fast), the beach site is beautiful, and there is a swan bar on site so the party can move to a convenient location after the reception ended. Jessica even surprised me with a candy table that was left over from the wedding the day before, which was really sweet. She was on top of everything that was occurring and I didn't have to worry at all. I knew Jessica would come get me when I needed to do something, so I just relaxed. Also, I can't say enough about the food. The food was more flavorful than even the tasting. Guests couldn't stop raving--even guests getting married later that month. Fresh seafood, flavorful vegetables, great pasta...I was actually craving this food the entire honeymoon. It's great to spend the night in the resort after the wedding, too. The staff is very pleasant and the rooms are beautiful. As you can see, I can't say enough about this great venue and Jessica's services. Loved the experience! I've recommended it to any bride that crosses my path! Read less
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father of the bride
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Jessica was wonderful to work with during the planning, and kept everything running smoothly on the wedding day. the venue was beautiful. Everyone raved about the food at the reception.
Could not have been better.
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Jessica was wonderful to work with during the planning, and kept everything running smoothly on the wedding day. the venue was beautiful. Everyone raved about the food at the reception.
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Tvolenik
Wedding:
9/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Overall, The Sanderling was the best experience my husband, family and I could have asked for. My initial thoughts of living in Ohio and planning a wedding in NC was that it was going to be a nightmare. I could not have been more wrong. Wendy and her staff at the Sanderling made all my dreams come true. The Elopement package has everything you need and the most amazing team of people to make that special day turn out perfect. From the location to the flowers, everything was just amazing. I cannot thank them all enough for everything. If you are looking to make great memories at a beautiful location with low stress, the Sanderling is your place!
Overall, The Sanderling was the best experience my husband, family and I could have asked for. My initial thoughts of Read more...
Overall, The Sanderling was the best experience my husband, family and I could have asked for. My initial thoughts of living in Ohio and planning a wedding in NC was that it was going to be a nightmare. I could not have been more wrong. Wendy and her staff at the Sanderling made all my dreams come true. The Elopement package has everything you need and the most amazing team of people to make that special day turn out perfect. From the location to the flowers, everything was just amazing. I cannot thank them all enough for everything. If you are looking to make great memories at a beautiful location with low stress, the Sanderling is your place! Read less
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kate.flewelling
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Jessica and the rest of the Sanderling staff my wedding was absolutley perfect!
Thanks to Jessica and the rest of the Sanderling staff my wedding was absolutley perfect!
Thanks to Jessica and the rest of the Sanderling staff my wedding was absolutley perfect! Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a rehearsal dinner for my son and his fiancee. The venue was The Life Saving Station, upstairs at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC. Everything was wonderful. We had our own centerpieces and table runners which I dropped off the day before and everything was moved over and used during setup. The tables looked fabulous. I don't usually like "event menus" but we had a Beach Barbeque menu with lots of choices...The food was exceptional. I can't thank the Wedding coordinator, Wendy Murray, enough for all the extra help I needed and questions I needed answered. Actually, all the staff was wonderful, friendly and helpful, before, during and after the dinner. I would not hesitate to use this venue again in the future.
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We had a rehearsal dinner for my son and his fiancee. The venue was The Life Saving Station, upstairs at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC. Everything was wonderful. We had our own centerpieces and table runners which I dropped off the day before and everything was moved over and used during setup. The tables looked fabulous. I don't usually like "event menus" but we had a Beach Barbeque menu with lots of choices...The food was exceptional. I can't thank the Wedding coordinator, Wendy Murray, enough for all the extra help I needed and questions I needed answered. Actually, all the staff was wonderful, friendly and helpful, before, during and after the dinner. I would not hesitate to use this venue again in the future. Read less
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mary
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We had the best experience at Sanderling with Wendy Murray and her staff. They executed beautifully all of my daughters ideas that she had worked on for a year. The food was the best I've ever had at a wedding. All of my guests said it was one of the most unique and memorable weddings that they had ever attended. It could not have been more perfect. Thanks Wendy!
We had the best experience at Sanderling with Wendy Murray and her staff. They executed beautifully all of my daughters Read more...
We had the best experience at Sanderling with Wendy Murray and her staff. They executed beautifully all of my daughters ideas that she had worked on for a year. The food was the best I've ever had at a wedding. All of my guests said it was one of the most unique and memorable weddings that they had ever attended. It could not have been more perfect. Thanks Wendy! Read less
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RCastellano16
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling and staff were absolutely incredible!
The Sanderling and staff were absolutely incredible!
The Sanderling and staff were absolutely incredible! Read less
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brapp17
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Perfect! Absolutely wonderful! There are not enough words to describe the amazing experience we had hosting our wedding and reception at The Sanderling! All of our wedding guests have raved about the beautiful venue, the terrific food and the attentive and friendly staff. We have been told repeatedly, by all of our guests our wedding was the nicest wedding that they have ever attended. Everyone raved about the food, the beautiful setting and how much fun they had at our wedding.

Wendy was a dream to work with and made planning our destination wedding as easy as could be. Wendy's professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail was exceptional. She genuinely cared about our vision for the wedding and her execution was flawless. She even took the time to listen to my father practice his speech during the week prior to the wedding.

My husband and I had the greatest night of our lives at our wedding and we cannot thank Wendy and the rest of the staff at the Sanderling enough!!
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Perfect! Absolutely wonderful! There are not enough words to describe the amazing experience we had hosting our wedding and reception at The Sanderling! All of our wedding guests have raved about the beautiful venue, the terrific food and the attentive and friendly staff. We have been told repeatedly, by all of our guests our wedding was the nicest wedding that they have ever attended. Everyone raved about the food, the beautiful setting and how much fun they had at our wedding.

Wendy was a dream to work with and made planning our destination wedding as easy as could be. Wendy's professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail was exceptional. She genuinely cared about our vision for the wedding and her execution was flawless. She even took the time to listen to my father practice his speech during the week prior to the wedding.

My husband and I had the greatest night of our lives at our wedding and we cannot thank Wendy and the rest of the staff at the Sanderling enough!! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about The Sanderling. From the Bellman to the restuarant staff...everyone was wonderful. If I could choose 6 stars I would. Our Catering and Sales Manager, Jessica Chapman was a god send. She was so professional, responsive, efficient, and truly saved our wedding day. She was so helpful and worked with our budget on every item. She kept us on track throughout planning and on our big day. We were truly blessed to have such a perfect wedding day and experience at The Sanderling.
I can't say enough good things about The Sanderling. From the Bellman to the restuarant staff...everyone was wonderful. If Read more...
I can't say enough good things about The Sanderling. From the Bellman to the restuarant staff...everyone was wonderful. If I could choose 6 stars I would. Our Catering and Sales Manager, Jessica Chapman was a god send. She was so professional, responsive, efficient, and truly saved our wedding day. She was so helpful and worked with our budget on every item. She kept us on track throughout planning and on our big day. We were truly blessed to have such a perfect wedding day and experience at The Sanderling. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
6/23/2010
5.0/5.0
What a great experience. I worked with Jessica, but everyone helped out when necessary due to the busy wedding season. My wedding was small (22 guests), but I was given the same attention as a larger wedding. I never had to wait for email responses or additional info. Jessica saved me with the recommended vendor list! Trying to plan a “destination wedding” can be overwhelming when there are so many choices of photographers, florists etc. All of the employees at The Sanderling were extremely courteous and went out of their way to help. Another reason to consider The Sanderling is their availability of various venues. If Mother Nature does not corporate with your plans, you can have plan A, B and C. I can’t say enough about Jessica and the help and recommendations I received. Thanks again!
What a great experience. I worked with Jessica, but everyone helped out when necessary due to the busy wedding season. My Read more...
What a great experience. I worked with Jessica, but everyone helped out when necessary due to the busy wedding season. My wedding was small (22 guests), but I was given the same attention as a larger wedding. I never had to wait for email responses or additional info. Jessica saved me with the recommended vendor list! Trying to plan a “destination wedding” can be overwhelming when there are so many choices of photographers, florists etc. All of the employees at The Sanderling were extremely courteous and went out of their way to help. Another reason to consider The Sanderling is their availability of various venues. If Mother Nature does not corporate with your plans, you can have plan A, B and C. I can’t say enough about Jessica and the help and recommendations I received. Thanks again! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Wendy Murray and The SANDERLING staff were fantastic and gracious and always helpful. Nora and Paul's Wedding went off without a single hitch. Every detail was attended to and everyone had a fabulous time.
Wendy Murray and The SANDERLING staff were fantastic and gracious and always helpful. Nora and Paul's Wedding went off Read more...
Wendy Murray and The SANDERLING staff were fantastic and gracious and always helpful. Nora and Paul's Wedding went off without a single hitch. Every detail was attended to and everyone had a fabulous time. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Sanderling worked very hard to make our wedding day perfect. Nothing could have made it better. Wendy was our coordinator and she kept us on track and made sure that all the little details were perfect. I don't think I asked for anything that was not taken care of. I was treated like a queen for a day at the spa where I had the entire bride package. The food was excellent. Everyone commented on how it was the perfect setting for a wedding.
Everyone at the Sanderling worked very hard to make our wedding day perfect. Nothing could have made it better. Wendy was Read more...
Everyone at the Sanderling worked very hard to make our wedding day perfect. Nothing could have made it better. Wendy was our coordinator and she kept us on track and made sure that all the little details were perfect. I don't think I asked for anything that was not taken care of. I was treated like a queen for a day at the spa where I had the entire bride package. The food was excellent. Everyone commented on how it was the perfect setting for a wedding. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
This service and attention to detail was top notch! We had an awesome time working with Jessica and she walked us through each step. Jessica's attention to detail and her willingness to help and be available made the process of planning a wedding and reception seem as easy as making dinner reservations. She truly cares about what she does and we will miss talking with her :) The staff at The Left Bank was at our every wish. Not only did our guest enjoy the reception, but so did we! Jessica and her staff made sure that there was nothing for us to worry about. She took care of everything, down to every last detail. The Sanderling had everything that our guests wanted and more. It was worth the drive (we are from Richmond, VA) to have our wedding there and we would recommend this location to anyone local or out of town. It was truly awesome and was above and beyond our what we imaged.
This service and attention to detail was top notch! We had an awesome time working with Jessica and she walked us through Read more...
This service and attention to detail was top notch! We had an awesome time working with Jessica and she walked us through each step. Jessica's attention to detail and her willingness to help and be available made the process of planning a wedding and reception seem as easy as making dinner reservations. She truly cares about what she does and we will miss talking with her :) The staff at The Left Bank was at our every wish. Not only did our guest enjoy the reception, but so did we! Jessica and her staff made sure that there was nothing for us to worry about. She took care of everything, down to every last detail. The Sanderling had everything that our guests wanted and more. It was worth the drive (we are from Richmond, VA) to have our wedding there and we would recommend this location to anyone local or out of town. It was truly awesome and was above and beyond our what we imaged. Read less
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Agent JMoo
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
From our initial visit to Sanderling to discuss our wedding to the moment after our wedding when we bid good-bye, our experience was flawless; it was truly our pleasure to share this momentous ocassion with Sanderling personnel. The cool beach temperature for our Saturday wedding ceremony was hardly noticeable, at least by the bride and groom, because all aspects of our once in a life-time experience was so expertly carried out. Our guests are still, after nearly two months, raving about the accommodations, food, and friendly staff! If we had it to do again, we wouldn't change a thing, perhaps with the exception that the beach temperature would climb above 50 degrees!! But that was not something for which the Sandering was responsible!!
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From our initial visit to Sanderling to discuss our wedding to the moment after our wedding when we bid good-bye, our experience was flawless; it was truly our pleasure to share this momentous ocassion with Sanderling personnel. The cool beach temperature for our Saturday wedding ceremony was hardly noticeable, at least by the bride and groom, because all aspects of our once in a life-time experience was so expertly carried out. Our guests are still, after nearly two months, raving about the accommodations, food, and friendly staff! If we had it to do again, we wouldn't change a thing, perhaps with the exception that the beach temperature would climb above 50 degrees!! But that was not something for which the Sandering was responsible!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Wow, where to start?? Belinda, Jessica, and the whole team were fantastic! We used the Oceanside Deck for our ceremony and the Soundside Pavillion (two tents) for the reception. Jessica always responded quickly to emails and phone messages, and went above and beyond the call of duty when helping my parents plan a surprise photo booth for my husband and me (and our guests!). The food was stellar, and the service just wonderful. I was sick on the day of our wedding with an awful cough -- the wait staff ensured that I always had a full cup of my hot water-lemon-honey mix (complete with travel top so I could hold it while dancing and not spill). Our guests all commented on the quality of everything, and Andy and I look forward to returning for our anniversary!
Wow, where to start?? Belinda, Jessica, and the whole team were fantastic! We used the Oceanside Deck for our ceremony and Read more...
Wow, where to start?? Belinda, Jessica, and the whole team were fantastic! We used the Oceanside Deck for our ceremony and the Soundside Pavillion (two tents) for the reception. Jessica always responded quickly to emails and phone messages, and went above and beyond the call of duty when helping my parents plan a surprise photo booth for my husband and me (and our guests!). The food was stellar, and the service just wonderful. I was sick on the day of our wedding with an awful cough -- the wait staff ensured that I always had a full cup of my hot water-lemon-honey mix (complete with travel top so I could hold it while dancing and not spill). Our guests all commented on the quality of everything, and Andy and I look forward to returning for our anniversary! Read less
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danielle
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
The food was superb and the service was phenomenal. It was my dream wedding and the staff at the Sanderling helped make all my dreams come true! Jessica Chapman was like a guest at my party; she was so happy and so excited for us. Unlike the guests, though, she was always quietly making sure everything went perfectly and our every need was met. The wait staff and especially emily (the bartender) also made sure everyone had whatever they needed throughout the whole evening! Thank all of you so much for wowing everyone and thrilling us with all you did to make it perfect!!!!!
The food was superb and the service was phenomenal. It was my dream wedding and the staff at the Sanderling helped make Read more...
The food was superb and the service was phenomenal. It was my dream wedding and the staff at the Sanderling helped make all my dreams come true! Jessica Chapman was like a guest at my party; she was so happy and so excited for us. Unlike the guests, though, she was always quietly making sure everything went perfectly and our every need was met. The wait staff and especially emily (the bartender) also made sure everyone had whatever they needed throughout the whole evening! Thank all of you so much for wowing everyone and thrilling us with all you did to make it perfect!!!!! Read less
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Delighted Mom
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, great food, and the best staff with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work!!! The Director of Sales and Marketing, Wendy Murray, is the consumate professional combined with being a caring person who really took our needs to heart! Everyone who came to the wedding said it was the BEST wedding they had ever attended! The bride and the mom (me) were both totally relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole event because of our confidence in the Sanderling staff. I give the Sanderling an A+++.
Beautiful venue, great food, and the best staff with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work!!! The Director of Sales Read more...
Beautiful venue, great food, and the best staff with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work!!! The Director of Sales and Marketing, Wendy Murray, is the consumate professional combined with being a caring person who really took our needs to heart! Everyone who came to the wedding said it was the BEST wedding they had ever attended! The bride and the mom (me) were both totally relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole event because of our confidence in the Sanderling staff. I give the Sanderling an A+++. Read less
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jax
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I had my hair and make-up done at The Sanderling. From the beginning all was great. Whoever I spoke with on the phone was so helpful. They even called me to make sure I wanted a full trial run. In they end, they made me feel so comfortable that I saved some money, and opted not to do a full trial. Monique did such a wonderful job. I provided pictures of what I wanted, and although it didn't turn out to be close to the design I originally wanted, the concept she came up with was great. Monique listened to what was important to me. I have long, straight, thin hair and didn't want it to be hair sprayed to a solid mass. Wedding day was incredibly windy and without being slicked back and hair sprayed, my hair stayed where it belonged. I also love that she was so proud of her work. Everyone said how much they loved my hair (not sure if they were just saying that since I was the bride and all:) This was the first time I actually liked my up-do. Thanks Ladies
I had my hair and make-up done at The Sanderling. From the beginning all was great. Whoever I spoke with on the phone was Read more...
I had my hair and make-up done at The Sanderling. From the beginning all was great. Whoever I spoke with on the phone was so helpful. They even called me to make sure I wanted a full trial run. In they end, they made me feel so comfortable that I saved some money, and opted not to do a full trial. Monique did such a wonderful job. I provided pictures of what I wanted, and although it didn't turn out to be close to the design I originally wanted, the concept she came up with was great. Monique listened to what was important to me. I have long, straight, thin hair and didn't want it to be hair sprayed to a solid mass. Wedding day was incredibly windy and without being slicked back and hair sprayed, my hair stayed where it belonged. I also love that she was so proud of her work. Everyone said how much they loved my hair (not sure if they were just saying that since I was the bride and all:) This was the first time I actually liked my up-do. Thanks Ladies Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
The Sanderling was amazing in every way. They truly made our special day perfect. Everyone was so responsive and willing to work with us on getting us what we wanted for that day. They were very flexible in offering us different options and alternatives which would work for our budget. One the day of, everyone was so helpful, timely and accomodating. I would not have wanted to get married anywhere else. All of our guest had an amazing time. They loved their rooms, the service, the location and the food. People raved that the food was wonderful. We could not have had such a great day without the staff of the Sanderling.
The Sanderling was amazing in every way. They truly made our special day perfect. Everyone was so responsive and willing Read more...
The Sanderling was amazing in every way. They truly made our special day perfect. Everyone was so responsive and willing to work with us on getting us what we wanted for that day. They were very flexible in offering us different options and alternatives which would work for our budget. One the day of, everyone was so helpful, timely and accomodating. I would not have wanted to get married anywhere else. All of our guest had an amazing time. They loved their rooms, the service, the location and the food. People raved that the food was wonderful. We could not have had such a great day without the staff of the Sanderling. Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
It has been almost a year since I got married at the Sanderling and I still dream about the place and Wendy! Everyone was wonderful, from the bellman who rushed me my shoes and veil (left back in NJ and had to be shipped overnight) to the reception manager, (love you Belinda) everyone went above and beyond. If you want a picture perfect setting that includes both the ocean and a sunset over the sound, you couldn't find a better place. We are heading back for our first anniversary in a few weeks and I can't wait to get down there and experience everything again, including the spa. I got all my girls spa treatments and we also got nails and hair done and they were so accomodating to everything we needed. Just writing about it brings back such fond memories, what a wonderful day!
It has been almost a year since I got married at the Sanderling and I still dream about the place and Wendy! Everyone was Read more...
It has been almost a year since I got married at the Sanderling and I still dream about the place and Wendy! Everyone was wonderful, from the bellman who rushed me my shoes and veil (left back in NJ and had to be shipped overnight) to the reception manager, (love you Belinda) everyone went above and beyond. If you want a picture perfect setting that includes both the ocean and a sunset over the sound, you couldn't find a better place. We are heading back for our first anniversary in a few weeks and I can't wait to get down there and experience everything again, including the spa. I got all my girls spa treatments and we also got nails and hair done and they were so accomodating to everything we needed. Just writing about it brings back such fond memories, what a wonderful day! Read less
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michelle
Wedding:
12/31/2005
5.0/5.0
They were sooo helpful! A great location! Food at the reception was perfect, prices weren't too bad, and backdrop is to die for!
They were sooo helpful! A great location! Food at the reception was perfect, prices weren't too bad, and backdrop is to Read more...
They were sooo helpful! A great location! Food at the reception was perfect, prices weren't too bad, and backdrop is to die for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The Sanderling Resort has got to be the best place to be married on the Outer Banks. Our guests are still raving about the location. When everyone is taking pictures of themselves with the scenery in the background during cocktail hour, you know you're at a great place. And they won't stop talking about the food and drinks. If anything, don't offer the filet or crab cakes, because you'll have to hear about how amazing they were for the next 6 months. Over and over, we heard "everything here is absolutely first class."

As for service, Sanderling is absolutely top notch. If you are lucky enough to work with Alicia, your planning and day-of coordination will be easier than you ever could have imagined. She's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and has a great attitude. She made what could have been a stressful process an absolute pleasure, and the day of our wedding we didn't have to do anything but enjoy the experience. Thank you to everyone at Sanderling Resort, and extra thanks to Alicia.

Someone once told me that you wake up the day after your wedding and say "Wow, all that time and money and now what do we have?" I woke up the day after after our wedding at Sanderling Resort and thought "Wow, that was the best time and money we ever spent."
The Sanderling Resort has got to be the best place to be married on the Outer Banks. Our guests are still raving about the Read more...
The Sanderling Resort has got to be the best place to be married on the Outer Banks. Our guests are still raving about the location. When everyone is taking pictures of themselves with the scenery in the background during cocktail hour, you know you're at a great place. And they won't stop talking about the food and drinks. If anything, don't offer the filet or crab cakes, because you'll have to hear about how amazing they were for the next 6 months. Over and over, we heard "everything here is absolutely first class."

As for service, Sanderling is absolutely top notch. If you are lucky enough to work with Alicia, your planning and day-of coordination will be easier than you ever could have imagined. She's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and has a great attitude. She made what could have been a stressful process an absolute pleasure, and the day of our wedding we didn't have to do anything but enjoy the experience. Thank you to everyone at Sanderling Resort, and extra thanks to Alicia.

Someone once told me that you wake up the day after your wedding and say "Wow, all that time and money and now what do we have?" I woke up the day after after our wedding at Sanderling Resort and thought "Wow, that was the best time and money we ever spent." Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
My daughter's wedding was small and tasteful. Everything was beautiful. Our wedding planner was organized and helped with every aspect. She was wonderful. The day was perfect. The wedding was on the beach. Lovely setting!!! The reception was a pavilion on the sound. Gorgeous sunset!!!!! It was a dream come true for my girl. Our families and friends enjoyed the atmosphere and dinner. The food was better than delicious. The guests danced the night away, and the time went far too quickly. I can not complain about anything except not being able to take pieces of cake out of the reception. Some guests wanted to have it later, but Sanderling policy would not permit this. I do not know why, but we abided without incident. It was just a magnificent day.
My daughter's wedding was small and tasteful. Everything was beautiful. Our wedding planner was organized and helped with Read more...
My daughter's wedding was small and tasteful. Everything was beautiful. Our wedding planner was organized and helped with every aspect. She was wonderful. The day was perfect. The wedding was on the beach. Lovely setting!!! The reception was a pavilion on the sound. Gorgeous sunset!!!!! It was a dream come true for my girl. Our families and friends enjoyed the atmosphere and dinner. The food was better than delicious. The guests danced the night away, and the time went far too quickly. I can not complain about anything except not being able to take pieces of cake out of the reception. Some guests wanted to have it later, but Sanderling policy would not permit this. I do not know why, but we abided without incident. It was just a magnificent day. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
5/24/2013
4.9/5.0
The Sanderling is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My husband and I live in Maryland and the minute we arrived at the Sanderling we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. Jessica (event planner) was a joy to deal with and everyone at the resort was extremely accommodating and helpful. Jessica is an absolute professional and extremely thorough - I knew all of the little details would be handled and I never had any worries that it would be less than perfect. I would highly recommend having your wedding there!
The Sanderling is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My husband and I live in Maryland and the minute we arrived at the Read more...
The Sanderling is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My husband and I live in Maryland and the minute we arrived at the Sanderling we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. Jessica (event planner) was a joy to deal with and everyone at the resort was extremely accommodating and helpful. Jessica is an absolute professional and extremely thorough - I knew all of the little details would be handled and I never had any worries that it would be less than perfect. I would highly recommend having your wedding there! Read less
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katie.laura
Wedding:
9/16/2011
4.9/5.0
The Sanderling is a great place to have a wedding, especially if you choose not to hire a planner, as the Sanderling already has multiple ceremony and reception venues, the most popular being the beach (ceremony) and the Soundside Pavilion (reception). They also have their own catering team whose dishes are out of this world!

I couldn't have asked for a better venue or a better coordinator. Jessica Chapman is absolutely amazing. So down to earth, no bs, very personable, easy to talk to. I just can't say enough about her!

The great thing is that all the other vendors I hired (i.e. Club Violin, Great Cakes, Rev. Jay Bowman, DJ Bruce, Island Photography, Renee Landry Style, and Shutterbooth) all know each other and have worked at the Sanderling so they all know off the bat how to set up which makes it less difficult for someone like me who stresses out easy.

My family and friends still talk about how much FUN this wedding was. Some weddings we've been to are dull, no one really dances, people don't mingle. Yeah, not this bunch! We all danced, even the older folks!

Jessica and the Sanderling are absolutely fabulous! The family's talking about making the Sanderling a yearly spot to vacay now around our anniversary! Thank you Jessica! You're wonderful!!!!
The Sanderling is a great place to have a wedding, especially if you choose not to hire a planner, as the Sanderling Read more...
The Sanderling is a great place to have a wedding, especially if you choose not to hire a planner, as the Sanderling already has multiple ceremony and reception venues, the most popular being the beach (ceremony) and the Soundside Pavilion (reception). They also have their own catering team whose dishes are out of this world!

I couldn't have asked for a better venue or a better coordinator. Jessica Chapman is absolutely amazing. So down to earth, no bs, very personable, easy to talk to. I just can't say enough about her!

The great thing is that all the other vendors I hired (i.e. Club Violin, Great Cakes, Rev. Jay Bowman, DJ Bruce, Island Photography, Renee Landry Style, and Shutterbooth) all know each other and have worked at the Sanderling so they all know off the bat how to set up which makes it less difficult for someone like me who stresses out easy.

My family and friends still talk about how much FUN this wedding was. Some weddings we've been to are dull, no one really dances, people don't mingle. Yeah, not this bunch! We all danced, even the older folks!

Jessica and the Sanderling are absolutely fabulous! The family's talking about making the Sanderling a yearly spot to vacay now around our anniversary! Thank you Jessica! You're wonderful!!!! Read less
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May072011
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.9/5.0
The Sanderling was the PERFECT place for our wedding! Every member of the staff was amazing and truly made me feel like our wedding was the most important event of their year! The quality of service was impeccable. The responsiveness of our wedding coordinator, Jessica, was unmatched by any other vendors we worked with. At first, we were a little apprehensive about the price, but it was absolutely worth every penny - you truly get what you pay for and overall, the value of our experience was well worth what we payed at the Sanderling. The only reason I did not give a 5 out of 5 on flexiblity is because they really did not have much room for negotiation. I realize that they don't need to negotiate as they are the best venue in town, but coming from the event planning industry, this frustrated me a little bit in the beginning. Again, it was worth what we paid and everything was perfect, so in the end, this was not a big issue.
The Sanderling was the PERFECT place for our wedding! Every member of the staff was amazing and truly made me feel like Read more...
The Sanderling was the PERFECT place for our wedding! Every member of the staff was amazing and truly made me feel like our wedding was the most important event of their year! The quality of service was impeccable. The responsiveness of our wedding coordinator, Jessica, was unmatched by any other vendors we worked with. At first, we were a little apprehensive about the price, but it was absolutely worth every penny - you truly get what you pay for and overall, the value of our experience was well worth what we payed at the Sanderling. The only reason I did not give a 5 out of 5 on flexiblity is because they really did not have much room for negotiation. I realize that they don't need to negotiate as they are the best venue in town, but coming from the event planning industry, this frustrated me a little bit in the beginning. Again, it was worth what we paid and everything was perfect, so in the end, this was not a big issue. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.9/5.0
I can not say enough great things about our wedding at the Sanderling. Everything was just perfect. We worked with Jessica Chapman and her help was invaluable. The venue locations were beautiful, the staff great and the food was delicious!
I can not say enough great things about our wedding at the Sanderling. Everything was just perfect. We worked with Jessica Read more...
I can not say enough great things about our wedding at the Sanderling. Everything was just perfect. We worked with Jessica Chapman and her help was invaluable. The venue locations were beautiful, the staff great and the food was delicious! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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allipick
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.9/5.0
I got married at the Sanderling in September of 2009 and it was incredible. The Sanderling was the perfect backdrop for the day. The resort is elegant, comfortable and has a humble beauty that let's the sea and nature speak for itself. Ocean, sound and sunset!

The Sanderling staff was great to work with. As the wedding date approached, they were very attentive. They asked all the right questions and were quick to answer mine. The coordinator was very organized and I never felt one ounce of stress that any details I requested were going to get lost in the mix.

And I didn't have to -- the day went exactly as I had planned. From the ceremony to the final goodbyes, I was able to enjoy every second -- not stopping for a second to think about the details. The food was outstanding, the service was great.

The Sanderling knows how to do weddings. And they allowed us to add our own unique touches to the day as well. A lot of our guests told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to...which I like to believe. :) The Sanderling will always be a special place to us!
I got married at the Sanderling in September of 2009 and it was incredible. The Sanderling was the perfect backdrop for Read more...
I got married at the Sanderling in September of 2009 and it was incredible. The Sanderling was the perfect backdrop for the day. The resort is elegant, comfortable and has a humble beauty that let's the sea and nature speak for itself. Ocean, sound and sunset!

The Sanderling staff was great to work with. As the wedding date approached, they were very attentive. They asked all the right questions and were quick to answer mine. The coordinator was very organized and I never felt one ounce of stress that any details I requested were going to get lost in the mix.

And I didn't have to -- the day went exactly as I had planned. From the ceremony to the final goodbyes, I was able to enjoy every second -- not stopping for a second to think about the details. The food was outstanding, the service was great.

The Sanderling knows how to do weddings. And they allowed us to add our own unique touches to the day as well. A lot of our guests told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to...which I like to believe. :) The Sanderling will always be a special place to us! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/23/2011
4.8/5.0
The Sanderling was a beautiful venue and the staff was great. We were looking for a place with one stop shopping (ceremony, reception, and a place for everyone to stay) and the Sanderling was a perfect fit for us. The wedding assistant Jessica was very professional and was in constant communication with us right up until the wedding day. We are very happy that we had our wedding at the Sanderling.
The Sanderling was a beautiful venue and the staff was great. We were looking for a place with one stop shopping Read more...
The Sanderling was a beautiful venue and the staff was great. We were looking for a place with one stop shopping (ceremony, reception, and a place for everyone to stay) and the Sanderling was a perfect fit for us. The wedding assistant Jessica was very professional and was in constant communication with us right up until the wedding day. We are very happy that we had our wedding at the Sanderling. Read less
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Ashleigh.Pixley
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
The Sanderling was an excellent venue for our wedding! To be honest we looked at ever single wedding venue that the Outer Banks had to offer before deciding on The Sanderling. Their team is super responsive, attentive, professional and passionate about what they do. They were willing to do whatever it took to make our dreams and vision become a reality. At first we were concerned about the price, but you get what you pay for! We had not one single complaint regarding our wedding, they put the pieces together perfectly and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding.
The Sanderling was an excellent venue for our wedding! To be honest we looked at ever single wedding venue that the Outer Read more...
The Sanderling was an excellent venue for our wedding! To be honest we looked at ever single wedding venue that the Outer Banks had to offer before deciding on The Sanderling. Their team is super responsive, attentive, professional and passionate about what they do. They were willing to do whatever it took to make our dreams and vision become a reality. At first we were concerned about the price, but you get what you pay for! We had not one single complaint regarding our wedding, they put the pieces together perfectly and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Venue
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IrishNora
Wedding:
6/10/2010
4.8/5.0
We had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at the Sanderling. Wendy Murray is a super-star! I live abroad and she and my Mother worked with me from abroad to plan everything. On the day, Wendy ensured that everything went smoothly. And it did -- without a hitch, a wonderfully enjoyable day!
We had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at the Sanderling. Wendy Murray is a super-star! I live abroad and she and my Read more...
We had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at the Sanderling. Wendy Murray is a super-star! I live abroad and she and my Mother worked with me from abroad to plan everything. On the day, Wendy ensured that everything went smoothly. And it did -- without a hitch, a wonderfully enjoyable day! Read less
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beachwife
Wedding:
5/14/2008
4.8/5.0
They were very helpful! I had a bad experience with another hair salon that morning and walked into the Sanderling on a whim. They had no problem giving me a bridal consultation without an appointment. My hair and bridesmaids hairs was beautiful. I can't say enough nice things about the Sanderling
They were very helpful! I had a bad experience with another hair salon that morning and walked into the Sanderling on a Read more...
They were very helpful! I had a bad experience with another hair salon that morning and walked into the Sanderling on a whim. They had no problem giving me a bridal consultation without an appointment. My hair and bridesmaids hairs was beautiful. I can't say enough nice things about the Sanderling Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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peekay
Wedding:
5/29/2004
4.8/5.0
The Sanderling is a beautiful place to have a wedding. We had a 5pm oceanside ceremony and a reception soundside - to take advantage of the amazing sunset. Belinda worked with us and was very knowledgable. There wasn't much time to setup before the wedding b/c it is a resort where guests stay but we had enough time in the end. the pictures are AMAZING and the gazebo on the soundside is a nice touch for pics and for hanging out during cocktail hour.
The Sanderling is a beautiful place to have a wedding. We had a 5pm oceanside ceremony and a reception soundside - to take Read more...
The Sanderling is a beautiful place to have a wedding. We had a 5pm oceanside ceremony and a reception soundside - to take advantage of the amazing sunset. Belinda worked with us and was very knowledgable. There wasn't much time to setup before the wedding b/c it is a resort where guests stay but we had enough time in the end. the pictures are AMAZING and the gazebo on the soundside is a nice touch for pics and for hanging out during cocktail hour. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/1/2011
4.7/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about the sanderling. The people we worked with were amazingly sweet and efficiant. They also took my stress level down a million because they took charge and made sure every last thing went smoothly at the ceremony. The resort itself is gorgous! Our experience was amazing I would reccomend the sanderling to every single bride!
We cannot say enough good things about the sanderling. The people we worked with were amazingly sweet and efficiant. They Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about the sanderling. The people we worked with were amazingly sweet and efficiant. They also took my stress level down a million because they took charge and made sure every last thing went smoothly at the ceremony. The resort itself is gorgous! Our experience was amazing I would reccomend the sanderling to every single bride! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.6/5.0
The Sanderling Inn was an amazing venue for my June wedding. The wedding coordinators are a pleasure to work with and ensure your planning experience is pleasant and your wedding day glorious!

The venue was beautiful and the food was the hit of the night! Their Chef is very willing to work with brides for new and creative ideas off their exisiting menus.

The only negative comment I have is their bar options. They only allow an on comsumption bar (no bar packages) which is always a more costly route for larger weddings.

The spa was amazing to work with. Ashley is a wonderful spa manager. I never had an issue changing and updating my appointment schedule. Definitely request Viviana for your hair appointment! She was friendly and understands a brides vision!!

Overall, it was a tremendous experience. If I had to do it all over again....I would!!!

Thank you Sanderling!
The Sanderling Inn was an amazing venue for my June wedding. The wedding coordinators are a pleasure to work with and Read more...
The Sanderling Inn was an amazing venue for my June wedding. The wedding coordinators are a pleasure to work with and ensure your planning experience is pleasant and your wedding day glorious!

The venue was beautiful and the food was the hit of the night! Their Chef is very willing to work with brides for new and creative ideas off their exisiting menus.

The only negative comment I have is their bar options. They only allow an on comsumption bar (no bar packages) which is always a more costly route for larger weddings.

The spa was amazing to work with. Ashley is a wonderful spa manager. I never had an issue changing and updating my appointment schedule. Definitely request Viviana for your hair appointment! She was friendly and understands a brides vision!!

Overall, it was a tremendous experience. If I had to do it all over again....I would!!!

Thank you Sanderling! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Venue
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ScarletB74
Wedding:
6/22/2010
4.6/5.0
The final results of the Quality of Service was 5 out of 5 - the person who did my hair and the two bridesmaid was wonderful. The person who did my make-up well..not that great. I ended up having the person who did my hair re-do the makeup which unfortunately made us rush a bit. But in the end it turned out ok.
The final results of the Quality of Service was 5 out of 5 - the person who did my hair and the two bridesmaid was Read more...
The final results of the Quality of Service was 5 out of 5 - the person who did my hair and the two bridesmaid was wonderful. The person who did my make-up well..not that great. I ended up having the person who did my hair re-do the makeup which unfortunately made us rush a bit. But in the end it turned out ok. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Margaret
Wedding:
5/27/2007
4.6/5.0
Fantastic vendor and wonderful location. I highly recommend. Jennifer and Belinda are very helpful, flexible and available. I am a very happy bride.
Fantastic vendor and wonderful location. I highly recommend. Jennifer and Belinda are very helpful, flexible and Read more...
Fantastic vendor and wonderful location. I highly recommend. Jennifer and Belinda are very helpful, flexible and available. I am a very happy bride. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Erin
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.5/5.0
Wedding Planning
Wendy Murray-Coulson was great to work with. She was very organized and patient with my requests throughout the planning process.

There was a small glitch with the front desk staff that put a slight damper on the end of the evening regarding a clerical error in billing. It was resolved quickly, however, the timing was not great.

Catering
The chef and wait staff were amazing. We had the Salmon and Sirloin for our main dish. It was out of this world. We were very pleased with all the food prepared by the Sanderling.

Goldeneye: Reception Venue
The house was perfect for our small 24-person wedding. The decor was gorgeous and the wide-open space worked well for the event. I was sad to leave it after our wedding weekend! :)

Beauty
I had three appointments the morning of my wedding. 80-minute swedish massage, hair, and make up.
Rose, Monique, and Caroline were all amazing at their jobs. They made me relaxed and beautiful for the day!
Wedding Planning
Wendy Murray-Coulson was great to work with. She was very organized and patient with my requests Read more...
Wedding Planning
Wendy Murray-Coulson was great to work with. She was very organized and patient with my requests throughout the planning process.

There was a small glitch with the front desk staff that put a slight damper on the end of the evening regarding a clerical error in billing. It was resolved quickly, however, the timing was not great.

Catering
The chef and wait staff were amazing. We had the Salmon and Sirloin for our main dish. It was out of this world. We were very pleased with all the food prepared by the Sanderling.

Goldeneye: Reception Venue
The house was perfect for our small 24-person wedding. The decor was gorgeous and the wide-open space worked well for the event. I was sad to leave it after our wedding weekend! :)

Beauty
I had three appointments the morning of my wedding. 80-minute swedish massage, hair, and make up.
Rose, Monique, and Caroline were all amazing at their jobs. They made me relaxed and beautiful for the day! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/12/2011
4.5/5.0
Mary Anne at the front desk of the Spa is wonderful!! She was so helpful when scheduling and changing my appointments for hair and nails. She was very responsive and flexible.

I also got my hair done and it was great. My mom and my sister-in-law also had theirs done as well. Mine wasn't exactly like the pictures I had shown (a little more flat and less curly/wavy then I wanted), but she still did a great job. They were running a little behind but we were able to sit in the lounge area in the back.

I had a pedicure and the woman was wonderful too. She did a very nice job. It was difficult to find places open in the Nags Head area on Sundays for these kinds of services.
Mary Anne at the front desk of the Spa is wonderful!! She was so helpful when scheduling and changing my appointments for Read more...
Mary Anne at the front desk of the Spa is wonderful!! She was so helpful when scheduling and changing my appointments for hair and nails. She was very responsive and flexible.

I also got my hair done and it was great. My mom and my sister-in-law also had theirs done as well. Mine wasn't exactly like the pictures I had shown (a little more flat and less curly/wavy then I wanted), but she still did a great job. They were running a little behind but we were able to sit in the lounge area in the back.

I had a pedicure and the woman was wonderful too. She did a very nice job. It was difficult to find places open in the Nags Head area on Sundays for these kinds of services. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.0/5.0
Debbie, the wedding planner at the Sanderling, was amazing. She helped pull together the vendors, the date, the guests and added our personal preferences. The day of the wedding she was organized, supportive, and efficient. We could not have asked for more!

The resort itself and the room were also wonderful. And the food was delicious. Everything about our wedding and stay at the Sanderling was great :)
Debbie, the wedding planner at the Sanderling, was amazing. She helped pull together the vendors, the date, the guests and Read more...
Debbie, the wedding planner at the Sanderling, was amazing. She helped pull together the vendors, the date, the guests and added our personal preferences. The day of the wedding she was organized, supportive, and efficient. We could not have asked for more!

The resort itself and the room were also wonderful. And the food was delicious. Everything about our wedding and stay at the Sanderling was great :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
I used the Sanderling for my makeup and hair, as well as for my daughter's hair. I have very short hair (between pixie and bob) and still got charged full price for a curled up-do. My daughters hair, the curls didn't even hold the 4 hours until the ceremony began, let alone all night. Because of some scheduling difficulties, we were unable to get our nails done the day prior. The staff was really great about fitting us in, but the prices were pretty steep. For just a simple coat of nailpolish on my fingers was $20.
They were also able to fit my son in for a last minute haircut (again the scheduling difficulties the day before). I ended up spending nearly double what I had planned to do after adding in nailpolish for myself and my daughter and the haircut for my son.
Also, on the makeup, I felt the blush was too extreme for the look I was going for. I asked the makeup artist to tone it down and she spent about 30 seconds fixing it (had another bride waiting) When I went back to get ready for the ceremony at the rental home, my daughter told me I looked like the Joker (not what I was hoping for when I was going for a very natural look!!) I ended up wiping off quite a bit of the makeup on my cheeks.

I did end up being happy with the look I had for my big day, and the staff at the Sanderling was good to fit in some extra duties that weren't scheduled, but I do feel I paid a hefty price for it.
I used the Sanderling for my makeup and hair, as well as for my daughter's hair. I have very short hair (between pixie and Read more...
I used the Sanderling for my makeup and hair, as well as for my daughter's hair. I have very short hair (between pixie and bob) and still got charged full price for a curled up-do. My daughters hair, the curls didn't even hold the 4 hours until the ceremony began, let alone all night. Because of some scheduling difficulties, we were unable to get our nails done the day prior. The staff was really great about fitting us in, but the prices were pretty steep. For just a simple coat of nailpolish on my fingers was $20.
They were also able to fit my son in for a last minute haircut (again the scheduling difficulties the day before). I ended up spending nearly double what I had planned to do after adding in nailpolish for myself and my daughter and the haircut for my son.
Also, on the makeup, I felt the blush was too extreme for the look I was going for. I asked the makeup artist to tone it down and she spent about 30 seconds fixing it (had another bride waiting) When I went back to get ready for the ceremony at the rental home, my daughter told me I looked like the Joker (not what I was hoping for when I was going for a very natural look!!) I ended up wiping off quite a bit of the makeup on my cheeks.

I did end up being happy with the look I had for my big day, and the staff at the Sanderling was good to fit in some extra duties that weren't scheduled, but I do feel I paid a hefty price for it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Sanderling Resort responded with the following comments:

Thank you for allowing the Sanderling Spa to be a part of the wedding celebration. I was very concerned to hear about your experience with our spa team. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not taking the time with you to better understand your expectations to achieve your desired look. We have also implemented additional training specifically in the areas of "Exceptional Customer Service" and "Problem Resolution and Service Recovery" to ensure we deliver the perfect spa service on a consistent basis. I know that does not change your experience but I hope that you can feel confident that we heard your concern and will address directly with our team. We do charge differently based on the length of your hair; as reflected on our menu. Please contact us at 252-261-7744 to speak at length and adjust your price accordingly. Without your guest feedback we cannot continue to improve our services.
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Casey
Wedding:
9/16/2006
3.9/5.0
The food was very good
The food was very good
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.5/5.0
My sister had a wedding there recently in which Debbie, the wedding coordinator was in charge of. We decided not to go with the $2000 cake that the Sanderling wanted us to spend, so my sister went to a baker elsewhere that was more affordable. The night of the wedding, I had noticed the cake was not served. I asked many servers who told me it was coming. Twenty minutes before the night was over the cake was not served and I heard through another guest that when they asked the kitchen, a server had told them that "the cake could not be served because it was not up to the Sanderling's Standards". Debbie and the kitchen staff made the decision not to serve the cake without speaking to anyone in the family. Right before the wedding ended, I was told the same comment by a server and demanded to speak to Debbie, who for the whole night was nowhere to be found . Instead I spoke to her assistant who told us the cake was "chemical tasting" and they did not want to serve it. At this point in the night it was too late anyways. Either way, the next day we found out that the bride/groom and twenty other people had the cake and loved it. The bakers baked four other cakes that day to which everyone loved at those weddings. The Sanderling never asked anyone who paid for the cake to pull it. It was not their decision. My family is now out $800. The Sanderling is refusing to budge. Debbie also dropped the ball on many other things that night. She hid a flip flop basket under the guest table the whole night that the guests were going to use for dancing and also told us she would have the bridal suite cleaned by the time they came up, which never happened. The Sanderling is not worth the money to have a wedding there and Debbie does not do her job the way she should for a bride on a special day.
My sister had a wedding there recently in which Debbie, the wedding coordinator was in charge of. We decided not to go Read more...
My sister had a wedding there recently in which Debbie, the wedding coordinator was in charge of. We decided not to go with the $2000 cake that the Sanderling wanted us to spend, so my sister went to a baker elsewhere that was more affordable. The night of the wedding, I had noticed the cake was not served. I asked many servers who told me it was coming. Twenty minutes before the night was over the cake was not served and I heard through another guest that when they asked the kitchen, a server had told them that "the cake could not be served because it was not up to the Sanderling's Standards". Debbie and the kitchen staff made the decision not to serve the cake without speaking to anyone in the family. Right before the wedding ended, I was told the same comment by a server and demanded to speak to Debbie, who for the whole night was nowhere to be found . Instead I spoke to her assistant who told us the cake was "chemical tasting" and they did not want to serve it. At this point in the night it was too late anyways. Either way, the next day we found out that the bride/groom and twenty other people had the cake and loved it. The bakers baked four other cakes that day to which everyone loved at those weddings. The Sanderling never asked anyone who paid for the cake to pull it. It was not their decision. My family is now out $800. The Sanderling is refusing to budge. Debbie also dropped the ball on many other things that night. She hid a flip flop basket under the guest table the whole night that the guests were going to use for dancing and also told us she would have the bridal suite cleaned by the time they came up, which never happened. The Sanderling is not worth the money to have a wedding there and Debbie does not do her job the way she should for a bride on a special day. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Sanderling Resort responded with the following comments:

The Sanderling has a preferred vendor list based on experience with vendors. We do not require a couple to contract with one of these vendors. In this particular case, there were multiple people including the banquet manager, executive chef and banquet chef who also felt the cake was not suitable to be served from a liability standpoint. The banquet manager and Debbie both spoke to a family member the night of the event regarding this. The Sanderling stands behind this decision and has worked directly with with the FOB to come to a solution.

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