Fun Things To Do In Oriental
On the surface Oriental, North Carolina may seem like a typical,
sleepy little fishing village lost in time, but bridal parties and
guests will be pleased to discover that there's a lot going on in
this deceptively quiet fishing village on the water.
Here's a link to the
Board of Tourism's main Website, where you'll find a list of the
Take a high speed boat tour or a romantic sunset cruise. Or join
our licensed captains for an eco-tour of the many waters surrounding
Oriental, with dolphins and a wide variety of indigenous water fowl
to be spotted. There's fishing, kayaking, and sailing charters for
water lovers. For those who prefer terra firma, there are wine tasting
tours at our local winery, art galleries and unique gift shops to
browse and classic movies in a historic theatre with all the free
popcorn you can eat. Our theatre also hosts a wide variety of quality
music and theatrical performances.
And of course, you will find the most delicious seafood right off
the boats as they tie up at the docks. Fresh shrimp, tuna or perhaps
crab. . . it's coastal Carolina seafood at it's very best.
Oriental, North Carolina is proud to boast a wide range of professional
vendors who can create one-of-a-kind bridal teas and luncheons,
as well as a ceremony and reception to remember. We offer waterfront
locations as well as indoor venues. We hope you will drop by and
visit, look around, spend some time. We think you'll find Oriental
to be the perfect destination for an affordable waterfront wedding.
Please see our complete list of venues and providers.
Oriental's History Museum
802 Broad Street
PO Box 103
Oriental, NC 28571
Hours: Friday 11-3
Or by Appointment
We are a small hometown museum that collects artifacts and information
that document the town's history. Learn how Oriental got its name
and see a scale model of the Steamer Oriental and photos
of the recent dive to its wreck. Why are we so obsessed with dragons?
See our dragon collection complete with photos and memorabilia from
the first town dragon as well as our dragon quilt made of dragon-emblazoned
t-shirts from various town events. This and much more await you
once you enter our doors. If walking or biking interests you, then
we have two walking tour brochures available that take you through
Oriental's historic downtown.
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: Angie Propst / Mike & Kathy Guzzo
P.O. Box 414, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-2347. Mobile 252-671-4643
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.
Neuse River Winery
Best Juice on the Neuse
169 Morris Creek Lane, Oriental, NC 28571
We offer complimentary wine tasting of grapes grown on the premises or processed here as well as blueberry,
blackberry, and mead wines. Our particular interests are wood working and quilting so our gift selection
reflects this. Small catered affairs could easily be handled and there are always tours of the vineyard,
winery, and wood shop if you desire.
We do have water access drawing 2' at our dock.