I am from Levittown, PA (originally from Philly) and we are hoping to have an OBX wedding in May 2013 around Memorial Day. We are learning towards doing an event home and we just came across one called Cinco Palmas in Nags Head. If anyone has ever rented here for a wedding, any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. It looks as though it is a "compound" with a few different units for your guests to stay in.
Here is the link to it:http://www.outerbanksblue.com/rental/house.html?User=OBB4702&ID=330&Avail=&Stay=7#tabs
Basically, I'm hoping to keep the guest list below 38 because the realtor said you can not have more than 38 people in the home at one time, which is fine because we want a more intimate feel anyway.. close family, close friends. I want to have the ceremony on the beach and the reception at the house. For the reception, I am really just hoping for something laid back. I think for the food we want to do BBQ style. We have been doing our research and have heard good things about High Cotton. Anybody have any other suggestions/comments regarding good BBQ?
As for a photographer/DJ, I heard about Artz Music & Photography. Does anyone have any experience with them? About how much do they run for the violin, DJ and photography package?
I am hoping to keep costs down by going with a laid-back theme and reception. If the photography/DJ/violin package is reasonable, we will go with it. If not, I thought of just making my own playlist on an ipod and hooking it up to the sound system at the home and everyone can just eat and dance and have a good time.
also, we are thinking of providing the alcohol ourselves. Anywhere specific that has the best prices on beer/wine? We may stay away from liquor because I see you need a liquor license.
Any suggestions/tips would be greatly appreciated for having this type of wedding!