Why North Carolina is a Wedding Hotbed

Between barbeque, college basketball and the Wright brothers, the state of North Carolina has plenty to be known for. But there’s one other thing that’s become a staple of the Tar Heel State.

Weddings.

That’s right – North Carolina is a hotbed for nuptials. So if you’re tying the knot in N.C., here are a few reasons why you’re lucky in love.

From the mountains to the ocean

Two of the most beautiful landscapes for a wedding ceremony are mountains and a beach. North Carolina is unique in that we have both! From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west to the Outer Banks in the east, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop for which to say “I do.”

Friendly weather

As I’m writing this, it’s late December and it’s 70 degrees outside. With favorable weather throughout much of the year, North Carolina’s climate is friendly to wedding-goers and provides plenty of opportunity for outdoor ceremonies or receptions.

The halfway point

North Carolina is centrally situated on the eastern seaboard, allowing for a convenient trip for wedding guests. The list of cities within an eight-hour drive of the capital city of Raleigh include New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Nashville.

We’re a little bit country

Between Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, North Carolina has plenty of locales that are perfect for a city wedding. But at the same time, the Tar Heel State boasts miles and miles of rural terrain for couples seeking a more country setting.

It’s a destination at home

North Carolinians don’t have to leave home to have a destination wedding. The Outer Banks was named one of the top 10 cities in America for a destination wedding by Destination Wedding Magazine and one of the top 50 destination spots in the world by popular wedding website the knot.