Groups & Weddings FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

From beach wedding permits to visitor guide requests, here’s our list of most frequently asked questions and answers about hosting a wedding or reunion in Carolina Beach.

  • The services manager provides the Visitors Guide and Guide Maps to the bride and her guests at no charge. The services manager can also provide you with a Wedding and Reunions Resources list to assist in planning your special day or event.

  • Carolina Beach does not require permits for beach weddings; however, tents and chairs are not permitted. For more information, call the Town of Carolina Beach Event Coordinator at (910) 458-8218.

  • You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina to be married here, but you do need a license. You can get one from the Register of Deeds office in any county in North Carolina. There is no waiting period, blood test or physical exam and once issued the license is valid for 60 days.

    In New Hanover County and Carolina Beach, you can apply for a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office at 320 Chestnut St., Suite 120 in downtown Wilmington or the satellite office at 230 Government Center, Suite 185. Marriage license application hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (910) 798-4544. Fee for a license is currently $60.

For More Information:

Karen Warren

Karen Warren Visitor Services