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Whalehead - Celebrations at Whalehead

Corolla , NC
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P.O. Box 307
Corolla, NC US 27927 (map)

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252-305-0401

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Currituck Heritage Park, located in Corolla, North Carolina, is situated upon 39 acres of pristine soundfront property and is the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding and reception on... Read more
Currituck Heritage Park, located in Corolla, North Carolina, is situated upon 39 acres of pristine soundfront property and is the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding and reception on the Outer Banks. This historic waterfront setting offers plush expansive lawns, 80 year old Live Oak trees, and the historical winter residence, boathouse and footbridge, which all come together to create one of the most breathtaking displays for your wedding. Your wedding album can include incredible photos with the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, gorgeous sunsets from the gazebo, or on the porch of the architectural masterpiece, Whalehead.

Whalehead, originally named "Corolla Island", was built in the 1920s and has been beautifully restored to its original grandeur. The architecture and design center around the natural beauty of the area and skillfully incorporates the elements of flora and fauna, and the flowing lines so intrinsic to Art Nouveau. Whalehead, its Boathouse and the Footbridge are all listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1922
When was your venue last renovated?
2001
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
400
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Linda
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was held at The Whalehead Club on Saturday, October 15, 2011. We cannot say enough good things about the professionalism, responsiveness, and general overall helpfulness of the staff NOW handling the events there. We had LESS than 6 months to put the wedding together and they were there every step of the way giving us suggestions and tips for this gorgeous venue. While we had trouble getting answers to emails from other OBX vendors, we never had to wait for an answer for the event staff. In fact, they anticipated many of our questions and send organized, detailed emails to us about things to remember to do in the final weeks leading up to the day. As the event drew closer, we thought that they were as excited as we were! I would absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend The Whalehead Club as a wonderful place to have a wedding. Our guests were bowled over by the beauty of the setting; the peace and tranquility in October, along with a lovely, warm day, made for a picture postcard day. Words cannot do it justice!
Our daughter's wedding was held at The Whalehead Club on Saturday, October 15, 2011. We cannot say enough good things Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was held at The Whalehead Club on Saturday, October 15, 2011. We cannot say enough good things about the professionalism, responsiveness, and general overall helpfulness of the staff NOW handling the events there. We had LESS than 6 months to put the wedding together and they were there every step of the way giving us suggestions and tips for this gorgeous venue. While we had trouble getting answers to emails from other OBX vendors, we never had to wait for an answer for the event staff. In fact, they anticipated many of our questions and send organized, detailed emails to us about things to remember to do in the final weeks leading up to the day. As the event drew closer, we thought that they were as excited as we were! I would absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend The Whalehead Club as a wonderful place to have a wedding. Our guests were bowled over by the beauty of the setting; the peace and tranquility in October, along with a lovely, warm day, made for a picture postcard day. Words cannot do it justice! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.6/5.0
Picture perfect setting and such a unique place to hold your wedding. Coordinators were wonderful. Beautiful sunset over the sound as well as the lighthouse make for wonderful pictures.
Picture perfect setting and such a unique place to hold your wedding. Coordinators were wonderful. Beautiful sunset over Read more...
Picture perfect setting and such a unique place to hold your wedding. Coordinators were wonderful. Beautiful sunset over the sound as well as the lighthouse make for wonderful pictures. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
6/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The Whalehead Club was a beautiful location for our reception. We had amazing pictures. They were flexible, and very responsive.
The Whalehead Club was a beautiful location for our reception. We had amazing pictures. They were flexible, and very Read more...
The Whalehead Club was a beautiful location for our reception. We had amazing pictures. They were flexible, and very responsive. Read less
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OBXbride
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.9/5.0
After looking at venues from Maryland to the Outer Banks, The Whalehead Club was the perfect combination of charm, beauty, and open space that we were looking for. The backdrops of the club, sound, lighthouse, and bridge provide limitless photo opportunities. I can't imagine a more beautiful place to get married! The only thing I would have done differently is start the wedding earlier. There is no flexibility on the end time for the reception (as determined by Currituck County, not The Whalehead Club) and we were not ready for the party to end!
After looking at venues from Maryland to the Outer Banks, The Whalehead Club was the perfect combination of charm, beauty, Read more...
After looking at venues from Maryland to the Outer Banks, The Whalehead Club was the perfect combination of charm, beauty, and open space that we were looking for. The backdrops of the club, sound, lighthouse, and bridge provide limitless photo opportunities. I can't imagine a more beautiful place to get married! The only thing I would have done differently is start the wedding earlier. There is no flexibility on the end time for the reception (as determined by Currituck County, not The Whalehead Club) and we were not ready for the party to end! Read less
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uncgslp
Wedding:
7/30/2010
3.4/5.0
For the price, this is not a good value. The location is gorgeous, and what we wanted, but way too expensive for the use of a yard where anyone can walk through your reception. The wedding coordinator when we started planning, was excellent. They switched coordinators halfway through the process, and the new one was unresponsive and not helpful.

Again, for the price you would expect non-public restrooms, or at least tables, chairs, and linens.
For the price, this is not a good value. The location is gorgeous, and what we wanted, but way too expensive for the use Read more...
For the price, this is not a good value. The location is gorgeous, and what we wanted, but way too expensive for the use of a yard where anyone can walk through your reception. The wedding coordinator when we started planning, was excellent. They switched coordinators halfway through the process, and the new one was unresponsive and not helpful.

Again, for the price you would expect non-public restrooms, or at least tables, chairs, and linens. Read less
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carolinarose
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.8/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better place to do have my wedding and reception. It was just breaking taking at sunset and I got the most amazing pictures. Many of my guest thought it was the most beautiful weddint they had been to. Kari was excellent to work with and very professional. I gave them 4 stars for price because it is costly and they wouldn't allow me to put my dress on in their house. I had to use my photographers hotel room because it was a 45 min drive from my families cottage.
I couldn't have asked for a better place to do have my wedding and reception. It was just breaking taking at sunset and I Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better place to do have my wedding and reception. It was just breaking taking at sunset and I got the most amazing pictures. Many of my guest thought it was the most beautiful weddint they had been to. Kari was excellent to work with and very professional. I gave them 4 stars for price because it is costly and they wouldn't allow me to put my dress on in their house. I had to use my photographers hotel room because it was a 45 min drive from my families cottage. Read less
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rachelc84
Wedding:
9/18/2009
4.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was held at the Whalehead Club on 9/18/09. The Whalehead Club is a restored historic landmark that allows weddings on its beautiful lawns. We chose to only have our ceremony at this location, but you can also host receptions there.. There is a dedicated Wedding Coordinator on staff at the Whalehead Club. We booked our ceremony site 11 months before our wedding date, and during this time, two different Wedding Coordinators were on staff. Both women were very responsive and helpful. However, when we specifically asked the original coordinator if multiple weddings would be booked at this location simultaneously, we were specifically told that if another couple requested our same date, we would be called and our permission asked before the second wedding would be booked. When the new coordinator came onto staff, she contacted us to go over details and mentioned that another wedding had been booked for our day. We were very upset since this went against what we were originally told. Obviously the new coordinator could not change the situation, since the 2nd wedding had been booked by the previous coordinator, but she did everything she could to make sure guests and vendors didn�t get confused and nothing was going to be set up for the 2nd wedding during our ceremony.
The Whalehead Club was an absolutely perfect setting for our wedding. The natural beauty of the place and the gorgeous sunset could not be beat. It is a rather expensive setting, especially since you still have to rent tables, chairs, tents, etc, but it is a unique and beautiful setting.
Our wedding ceremony was held at the Whalehead Club on 9/18/09. The Whalehead Club is a restored historic landmark that Read more...
Our wedding ceremony was held at the Whalehead Club on 9/18/09. The Whalehead Club is a restored historic landmark that allows weddings on its beautiful lawns. We chose to only have our ceremony at this location, but you can also host receptions there.. There is a dedicated Wedding Coordinator on staff at the Whalehead Club. We booked our ceremony site 11 months before our wedding date, and during this time, two different Wedding Coordinators were on staff. Both women were very responsive and helpful. However, when we specifically asked the original coordinator if multiple weddings would be booked at this location simultaneously, we were specifically told that if another couple requested our same date, we would be called and our permission asked before the second wedding would be booked. When the new coordinator came onto staff, she contacted us to go over details and mentioned that another wedding had been booked for our day. We were very upset since this went against what we were originally told. Obviously the new coordinator could not change the situation, since the 2nd wedding had been booked by the previous coordinator, but she did everything she could to make sure guests and vendors didn�t get confused and nothing was going to be set up for the 2nd wedding during our ceremony.
The Whalehead Club was an absolutely perfect setting for our wedding. The natural beauty of the place and the gorgeous sunset could not be beat. It is a rather expensive setting, especially since you still have to rent tables, chairs, tents, etc, but it is a unique and beautiful setting. Read less
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S&J
Wedding:
5/16/2009
3.8/5.0
The venue is absolutely beautiful, I truly believe that anyone who would choose this venue would be so pleased. The service was good, could have been a little more professional and responsive but overall a good experience. I had a great wedding planner who had done numerous weddings at this location which is all you need.
The venue is absolutely beautiful, I truly believe that anyone who would choose this venue would be so pleased. The Read more...
The venue is absolutely beautiful, I truly believe that anyone who would choose this venue would be so pleased. The service was good, could have been a little more professional and responsive but overall a good experience. I had a great wedding planner who had done numerous weddings at this location which is all you need. Read less
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deedledee
Wedding:
10/13/2008
4.5/5.0
One word: GORGEOUS!!

My husband I had spent a lot of time in the Outer Banks, and few places are as beautiful as The Whalehead Club. As soon as we saw the park, we knew that's where we wanted to get married. The Whalehead Club offers several wedding packages, so you don't necessarily need to have everything held there - although, that's what we did. If you want to party late into the night, I would suggest a different venue, as the local ordinances restrict weddings from going past 10:00.

Sondra, the Wedding Coordinator, is great to work with. She's tough to get a hold of, though. During the planning phase, we had to call and email a few times before we got a response from her. But once we got down there for the wedding, she was always very prompt and helpful. She was such a help on the day of and she gave me great recommendations for other vendors (like hair, rentals, etc.).
One word: GORGEOUS!!

My husband I had spent a lot of time in the Outer Banks, and few places are as beautiful as Read more...
One word: GORGEOUS!!

My husband I had spent a lot of time in the Outer Banks, and few places are as beautiful as The Whalehead Club. As soon as we saw the park, we knew that's where we wanted to get married. The Whalehead Club offers several wedding packages, so you don't necessarily need to have everything held there - although, that's what we did. If you want to party late into the night, I would suggest a different venue, as the local ordinances restrict weddings from going past 10:00.

Sondra, the Wedding Coordinator, is great to work with. She's tough to get a hold of, though. During the planning phase, we had to call and email a few times before we got a response from her. But once we got down there for the wedding, she was always very prompt and helpful. She was such a help on the day of and she gave me great recommendations for other vendors (like hair, rentals, etc.). Read less
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beachwife
Wedding:
5/14/2008
4.3/5.0
The Club is beautiful and was a wonderful place to have a wedding. I didn't have my reception their but i know that they do allow receptions. They were extremely helpful and catered to my weddings every need. The wedding coordinator is very nice and helpful
The Club is beautiful and was a wonderful place to have a wedding. I didn't have my reception their but i know that they Read more...
The Club is beautiful and was a wonderful place to have a wedding. I didn't have my reception their but i know that they do allow receptions. They were extremely helpful and catered to my weddings every need. The wedding coordinator is very nice and helpful Read less
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