Weddings In Oriental, NC and a view across the Neuse River

Service Providers for Oriental Weddings

Following is a list of local businesses who can provide services for your Oriental wedding. Click on a category to jump down the list.  For places to hold your wedding, click on "Wedding Venues."

Catering Lodging Photographers
Clothing and Gifts Miscellaneous Tours
Florists Party Rentals, Service Staff Wedding & Event Planners
Hair, Nails, etc. Performance Artists Wedding Officiants


Ali Smith Cake Designs
Custom Wedding and Celebration Cakes
Contact: Ali Smith
236 C Middle St., New Bern, NC 28560
We are the areas premier wedding and celebration cake providers. Everything is custom and a work of art. We specialize in cakes, cupcakes, desert tables and cake pops. Delivery specials to Oriental and Pamlico County.


Catering By Mary Ellen
Full Service Catering
Contact: Mary Ellen
Catering by Mary Ellen is a full service catering company, with over twenty five years of experience, and dedicated to making your special event a wonderful success. We specialize in simple to elegant food presentations, wedding and groom's cakes, luncheons and dinners with a selection of menus. Custom menus are available upon request.


The Sweet Tooth Fairy
Elegant personalized wedding favors
Contact: Sue Mauney
Offer personalized wedding favors for your guests. Choose Double Wedding Bell or Entwined Hearts iced cookies, lovingly prepared, frosted and embellished with the bride and groom's names. They're edged with sparkling sugar crystals. These beautifully packaged favors will delight your guests and commemorate your special day!


Village Food Emporium
Oriental's "Go-to Kitchen for Fine Foods"
Contact: Bama Lutes Deal, Owner/manager
252-249-FOOD (3663)
Our commercial kitchen specializes in custom menus made from scratch, with delicious, top-quality ingredients for the discriminating palette. Limited catering (buffet, drop-catering) services provided by caring professionals and cooked to please you and your guests! References available--or stop by our restaurant and try our everyday menu items for breakfast or lunch and see for yourself!


Word of Mouth Catering
Full Service Catering
Contact: Cathy Chandler
I like to meet with the client and figure out their palate to prepare a menu especially for their tastes and preferences. Over 25 years of experience. Graduate of the Culinary School of New York Institute of Technology.




Clothing and Gifts

Baskit Creations
A Gift for Every Occasion, Every Budget, Every Customer
Owner Sheryl Ohman
Lancaster County, PA 17569
Baskit Creations specializes in unique gifts and creations by owner Sheryl Ohman. Located in the heart of Lancaster County, PA and with close family ties to Oriental, NC, Sheryl allows her customers to set their budget so that every gift and every occasion is both affordable and personalized. Delivery is most always completed within 24 hours, and shipping is available nationwide.


Marsha's Cottage
Women's Clothing, Jewelry and Gifts
Contact: Marsha Paplham
204 Wall Street, Oriental, NC 28571
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Marsha's Cottage is located in a charming 1930s bungalow in the heart of Oriental. We feature distinctive, casually elegant clothing, gifts and accessories for all seasons. We carry only those brands known for outstanding quality and visual impact. Enjoy an unhurried and memorable shopping experience. For your convenience, the shop is open seven days a week.


Nautical Wheelers
Men's and Women's Clothing, Accessories, Wines and Gifts
Contact: Camilla Wheeler
411 Broad Street, Oriental, NC 28571
Oriental brides, wedding parties and guests have found Nautical Wheelers to be a great resource for their Oriental wedding. The Wedding Corner features items for that special day: bridal handkerchiefs, bridesmaid gifts, an Irish Wedding Make Up Bell, his & her items and steel drum tropical wedding music that includes the Wedding March. Select a special wine or champagne to celebrate with or serve at the reception. Ask us about the Bridal Registry. Nautical Wheelers is one of the most unique stores in Oriental. Your wedding guests will enjoy browsing the shop during their visit to Oriental. In addition to offering unique art, jewelry and local items, we carry top of the line designer brands: sportswear by Columbia, Merrell, ExOfficio and Aventura; handbags and accessories by Spartina 449; Tilley and Ultimate Hats; shoes by Merrell, Sebago, Keen, Olukai, Rainbow, Columbia and Crocs; and items for home by Ten Thousand Villages, Tervis Tumblers and Tyler Candles.




County Creations
Floral Designs & Gifts
Contact: Ann Savage
13580 NC Hwy 55, Alliance NC 27806
Specializing in wedding flowers in fresh and silk. Silk towers and topiaries available for rent. We also have wreaths, gift baskets and fresh and silk arrangements for every day and every one.


Southern Belle Gardens
Your Premiere Florist Serving the New Bern, Oriental, and surrounding areas of North Carolina
Contact: Lynn Friedman
807 Broad Street, Oriental, NC 28571 27806
252-249-0990 or Toll Free 877-704-4387  
Call us in advance at 252-249-0990 or 1-877-704-4387 to set up an appointment with one of our floral professionals.  Shop for a variety of unique gifts, including plush stuffed animals, balloons, fruit baskets, gourmet baskets, scented candles, silk arrangements, home décor items, baby gifts, candy & chocolates and more!  Browse our assortment of Dish Gardens, Green Plants & Blooming Plants for a gift that adds life to any room, office or outdoor space.



Hair, Nails etc.

A Full Service Salon
Contact: Miranda Simpson / Tina Gray / Jamie Abbott-Woodard
Hwy 304 (Vandemere Rd.), Bayboro, NC 28515
We're located in The Bay River Commons, Unit C 210
We are a full service salon that will share your wedding experience with excitement and professionalism. We offer an array of wedding packages for the bride, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride/groom and for the groom and groomsmen. All packages include a free manicure and beverages, and the salon can be made private during your time with us. Services are also available without purchase of a package. Check out our work on our Facebook page - Paisleys is a full service salon. We look forward to making your memories beautiful.


Studio 55 Hair and Nail Design
Hair Salon and Nails
Contact: Nancy Drexler 
705 Broad Street, Oriental, NC 28571
Our full service salon specializes in precision cutting and styling for men & women.Formal styling for weddings and special occasions. Dimensional color, perms, high lights, low lights, nail services, manicures, pedicures & waxing.  Please call or stop by and experience our friendly atmosphere.




Beth Frazer & Associates, Inc - Real Estate and Rentals
Our Goal is to Exceed Your Expectations
Contact: Sara Snider
502 Hodges Street, Suite 2, Oriental NC 28571
We represent adorable cottages that are perfect rentals for wedding guests throughout the Village of Oriental and Pamlico County. All exceptionally appointed and well maintained.


Mariner Realty - Rentals
Relax... Let Us Handle the Details
Contact: Judy Marco (252-249-1014) or Allen Propst (252-671-4644) 
704 Broad St.; PO Box 750, Oriental, NC 28571 
252-249-1014  or 
We offer lovely rentals for your special day. We have twenty-five years of experience with property management of rentals. We will find just the right accommodations for you and your guests!


Oriental Marina & Inn
Hotel, Restaurant, Marina & Wedding Ceremony/Reception Venue
Contact: Tom McIlhenny, Hotel Manager
103 Wall Street, Oriental, NC 28571
The Oriental Marina & Inn is located on the water in the heart of Oriental Village. This waterside venue is the perfect wedding destination. Here, cherished memories begin and wedding fantasies come true! We provide reception catering and we can help you plan your wedding. Dine in our Toucan Grill and Fresh Bar. Swim in our pool and socialize at the tiki bar.


River Neuse Suites
Hotel & Wedding Ceremony/Reception Venue
Contact: Jackie Wall, Hotel Manager
201 Mildred Street, Oriental, NC 28571
River Neuse Suites is a charming, waterfront, 14 room hotel in Oriental. We're a perfect venue for your waterfront wedding ceremony or reception. Your guests will appreciate our calming, beach themed decor. Our lawns over look the Neuse at one of its widest points, giving incredible water views. We're a perfect location for your wedding ceremony or your reception. Read our Special Offers about how your wedding/reception can be absolutely free-- and in an ideal setting for your event!


Sail Loft Rentals
Rental Accommodations: Homes, Condos and Townhomes
Contact: Glenda Toler, Property Manager
1000 Broad Street / PO Box 130 , Oriental , NC 28571
We offer short term rental properties to suit most any needs. With a selection of over 17 rental properties, we can assist with accommodations for your wedding party and guests. Our rental offerings range from one- bedroom condos to four-bedroom homes located in and near the Town of Oriental , including many waterfront locations. Detailed information about each of our rental properties can be found on our web site, Please call or email, we would love to help you.


Southern Hospitality Concierge Services
Relax...let us handle the details
Contact: Mike & Kathy Guzzo
P.O. Box 414, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-2347. Mobile 252-671-2809 
Southern Hospitality Concierge Service will work with you to locate and coordinate rooms for you and your guest. From hotel suites to bed and breakfast inns, to private homes and condominiums we will work to find suitable accommodations. Southern Hospitality works with all Realtors, private homeowners and area businesses.


The Inn At Oriental
Bed & Breakfast
Contact: Hugh and Marie Grady
508 Church Street, Oriental, NC 28571
The Inn At Oriental is an established 11-room B&B with a common area and dining room. Your stay includes a full breakfast. Relax on our patio overlooking the grassy, tree lined grounds. Get happily welcomed on your arrival to The Inn by our corgy Fergie, the official greeter.




Grimes Graphics
Personalized gifts at wholesale prices
Contact:  Jennifer Grimes
Reelsboro, NC 
Many wedding items.  Most popular is my wedding party wine glasses.


Bright's Limousine Service
Limousine Service
103 Wall Street, Oriental, NC 28571
252-745-5466 (745-LIMO)
The most important day in your life deserves the Bright's Limousine touch. Your wedding is an occasion that should be treasured forever. Every moment and every detail should mirror the love you and your partner feel and share. Bright's Limousine takes time to make sure that your special day is handled properly to make this precious time unique and memorable. Your service includes a red carpet, "Just Married" flags, sparkling champagne, ice/sodas/water/snacks and a fully uniformed chauffeur.




Party Rentals & Service Staff

Chair and Equipment Rentals
Single Source Rental Service for Outdoor Events
Contact: Vicky (Prescott) Griffiths
121 Industrial Drive
Morehead City, NC 28557
From tents to tables, chairs and the dance floor to lighting, power and sound equipment, we can provide the outdoor venue for your wedding in Oriental. We have the complete catering equipment and place settings for your reception. We can provide the lighting, the sound and the band stage-- and even the portable comfort stations. A phone call to us solves all your requirements for your outdoor wedding and reception!

Oriental Rotary Club
Tent, Table and Chair Rentals
Hugh Midyette
Steel-framed tents up to 20' x 40' available for your outdoor ceremony, reception and other events. Forty 5-foot tables and 110 chairs are also available. There is no delivery fee, and setup/takedown is included in the price. Rental proceeds support the charitable works of the Oriental Rotary Club.



Performance Artists

Bob Laverty, Carolina Wedding DJ
Polished and Professionial Disc Jockey Serving Eastern North Carolina
Contact: Bob Laverty
We play the music you want to hear. Always tasteful, always fun!


The Craven Brass Quintet
The Joyous Sound of Brass
Contact: Dan Jones
507 Metcalf St., New Bern, NC 28560
The CRAVEN BRASS QUINTET offers a unique musical repertoire to complete the perfect wedding. Meeting the musical wishes of the couple is goal of the Quintet. Toward that goal the Quintet will meet with the couple to select the music to be performed before, during and after the wedding ceremony. A representative of the Quintet will also be available to attend the wedding rehearsal. The CRAVEN BRASS QUINTET is known locally and across the State of North Carolina for their exceptional performance quality. The Quintet is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.


Hilda Porter
Contact: Hilda Porter
Providing beautiful accompaniment for the perfect wedding or reception.


John & Penny DeFino
Ballroom Dancers - Demonstrations and Instruction
Contact: John DeFino
Get everyone on the dance floor! Have national ballroom competition dancers John & Penny DeFino give a quick ballroom lesson that will have your guests dancing and having fun after learning two or three simple steps. Or keep your guests entertained with a dance exhibition during cocktail hour while you're busy with your photographer. Your family and friends will love it!


Southern Hospitality Concierge Services
Relax...let us handle the details
Contact: Mike & Kathy Guzzo
P.O. Box 414, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-2347. Mobile 252-671-2809
Southern Hospitality represents numerous artists in various fields. If you want a DJ or a band, a vocalist or an instumentalist, we work with several that span most genres of music. Looking for something a little different? We represent an artist that works weddings and other events. She is fun and her caricatures are the perfect gift for your guest.




Chris Lang Photography
Creative & Lifestyle Photography
Contact: Chris Lang
Chris Lang Photography captures the essence of you and your personality in a natural free flowing process. Chris Lang brings his signature style, creativity, and craft to photograph you in a creative process that is uniquely you. We make images that are natural & believable. From engagement to wedding day, Chris brings a fun, creative style that allows for your story to "Happen."  Click here for an example of Chris's work at an Oriental wedding.


Cynthia Rose Photography
Creative & Lifestyle Photography
Contact: Cynthia Rose
Become a Cynthia Rose bride! Cynthia Rose is available for travel all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and beyond to photograph beautiful southern brides and their gorgeous weddings.


Jessica Arden Photography
Fine Art Weddings, Portraits & Lifestyle Photography
Contact: Jessica Arden Blakely
3326 Old Chapel Hill Rd
Jessica Arden Photography provides fine art portraits for the both the modern and classic bride. Now Booking NC Mountains to Sea.  Follow me on Twitter, or on Facebook


Kathy Cobb Photography
Capturing your moments, your way.
Contact: Kathy Cobb
540-280-0119 or 252-249-0119
Kathy Cobb Photography captures the special moments and wonderful emotions of the day that reflect who you are. Trying to have as many candid photos as possible, I'm always open to your ideas. From the engagement session, to first look, ceremony, portraits and reception, it's your day captured in a fun, relaxed way. Small weddings are welcome! Please visit my website or Facebook to see samples of my work. I'm happy to answer any questions. 




Bow To Stern Boating Center
Complete Boating Services Including Charters, Tours and Rentals
290 Blackwell Point Loop Rd.
Oriental, NC 28571

Bow to Stern Boating Center offers a boating activity for just about any age.  During your stay in Oriental for the wedding you can rent a boat, take ASA certified sailing lessons from experienced sailors, or charter a boat for individuals or a group.  Enjoy a romantic moonlight sailing trip on the majestic Neuse River, captained by one or our certified professionals. 


Southern Hospitality Concierge Services
Relax...let us handle the details
Contact: Mike & Kathy Guzzo
P.O. Box 414, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-2347. Mobile 252-671-2809
Let us plan adventures that create unforgettable memories for you and your guest. From spa retreats to
tee-off times, afternoon sailing to a wine and brewery tour, you and your guest will never forget this wonderful time spent together. Just let us know your interest and we will plan the excursion.



Wedding & Event Planners

A.Y. Dzyne
Wedding and Event Planners
Contact: Ashlie Yair
Phone: 919-414-6422
A.Y. Dzyne is a full service event design and coordinating company, with a specialty in Oriental weddings. We provide a range of design services beginning with the invitation and continuing through to full décor and event layout. We also offer complete planning and coordinating services to help you with every step of your wedding planning. A.Y. Dzyne has helped brides plan beautiful seamless weddings in Oriental and we have relationships with local vendors that can accommodate every budget and request, no matter how big or small.


Downeast Destinations
Wedding and Event Planners
Contact: Flora Moorman CMM, CMP, CSEP
Downeast Destination Weddings are perfect for the couple looking to celebrate their most cherished day in a coastal setting. We have special wedding packages that include a wide range of venues. We work with the small and elegant to the large and exotic weddings and can handle everything from wedding invitations to transportation, tuxedos, the ceremony location and the flowers. Nothing is impossible-- and we will hold your hand through the planning until you hold each other's hands during the ceremony.


Southern Hospitality Concierge Services
Relax...let us handle the details
Contact: Kathy Guzzo / Mike Guzzo
P.O. Box 414, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-2347.  Mobile 252-671-2809
E-mail: or
Your wedding is the time to celebrate the beginning of your life together with your family and friends. By finding perfect venues and our relationship with area professionals, Southern Hospitality is able to create events that reflect your style and personality while maintaining your wedding budget. Let us plan an intimate wine and cheese reception, a bridesmaid luncheon and even arrange a golf outing at the club. Let's plan your dream wedding and transform your special day into an event that will be remembered by all.



Wedding Officiants

Suzanne Filas
Wedding Officiant
Contact: Sue Filas
207 Elizabeth Rd., Arapahoe, NC 28510
I am licensed in all states to perform weddings of all denominations. From small intimate weddings to large and fabulous, my goal is to make the happy couple have a ceremony that makes them feel special and remember a beautiful moment.  Personable and fun-loving.




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