When your ideal wedding includes toes in the sand and sunny skies, the Brunswick Islands are your place. With miles of uncrowded, beautiful beaches, there’s no end to what you can plan. Or, you may choose to marry at a variety of Brunswick Islands landmarks. The Old Baldy lighthouse provides a spectacular backdrop for a wedding on remote Bald Head Island, while the Silver Coast Winery just inland of Ocean Isle Beach is simply charming. The Southport Community Center, with its deck overlooking the Cape Fear River, is also a popular place. When you leave your reception to bubbles or birdseed and the honeymoon begins, you’re in an amazing place. You and your new spouse can relax all day long or explore the area, dining on the best of fare, visiting historic sites, paddling through natural areas and more.


If we want to be married on the beach, can we simply have someone perform the ceremony?
No, you must first obtain a marriage license.
How do we obtain a marriage license?
The bride and groom must go together to a Register of Deeds office in any county in North Carolina. The Brunswick County Register of Deeds office is located in Brunswick County Government Center on Old Highway 17 in Bolivia. Call (910) 253-2690 or visit online at for the required documentation.
Who can perform our wedding ceremony for us?
If you are a member of a church, your clergy may perform the ceremony. If you do not belong to a specific church, magistrates and ordained ministers may also conduct your ceremony since many churches will no longer marry anyone who isn't a church member.

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