The Elopement Adventure

Marriage is often described as one of life’s greatest adventures. Why not start yours with an Outer Banks Elopement adventure, full of excitement, love and beauty? Elopements are traditionally defined as a couple running off together to be married in secret and offer an opportunity for both exciting adventures and romance without the pressure of planning a large event. Whether you are considering an elopement for the excitement of sharing this new beginning with only each other, or are on the shy side and would prefer to say “I Do” in a private setting, the Outer Banks is the perfect location to elope!  In addition to being called home by many talented wedding vendors that will bring your elopement vision to life, the OBX offers ample opportunities for adventurous couples after the vows.

Begin your new and exciting journey with your loved one by saying “I do” at the seashore. The oceanfront Sea Ranch Resort offers coordination and everything you need for your elopement so you can relax while we do the rest!


SRR Elopement Package Essentials:

  • Day of coordination
  • 1 hour of photography services and downloadable, usable edits sent after the wedding with a print release
  • In-House ceremony arch and decor including a seasonal floral accent piece for the arch and Shepard’s hooks with lanterns
  • A four-course meal in our restaurant for two including champagne BOUQUET
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Image courtesy of Ryan + Rach Photography

Enhance your Outer Banks elopement package!

Upgrade your package with access to an oceanfront guest room with completely unobstructed, beautiful ocean views. Upgrading your stay with The Sea Ranch resort will include made-to-order breakfast with each additional night. If you’d like to have a couple of your closest friends and family witness you say I do, you can also upgrade your elopement package to include seating as pictured! Pricing fluctuates, please contact us for details!

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Outer Banks Elopement OBX Wedding Ceremony

After you’ve secured your elopement date and details with the Sea Ranch Resort, you can move on to planning your Outer Banks venture.

Outer Banks Charter Fishing

The Outer Banks is well-known for premier in-shore and off-shore fishing opportunities. For those of you that want to bring home more than just one good catch, research different charter fishing boats to find the perfect fit for you and your significant other! Browse some of our marinas at their websites: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Wanchese Marina, and Pirate’s Cove Marina out of Manteo.


One of the first sports that may come to mind when you think of the beach is surfing! Many local surf shops offer surfing lessons and rental equipment so you can experience the true local exercise experience. If surfing isn’t for you or your partner, consider trying out a SUP – stand up paddleboard or kayak! Paddleboarding and kayaking are two wonderful opportunities to explore the the Outer Banks via either the ocean or the sound. If you choose to explore the sound, consider doing so at sunset for a romantic, beautiful and calming experience for you and your newlywed.


The Outer Banks is home to 5 historic and unique lighthouses. The lighthouses are spread all over the the OBX, you can find one to visit near where you’re staying or take part of a day to visit them all! Depending on the season and conditions some of the lighthouses offer climbing and tours. You can read more about the lighthouses here.

Hang Gliding

For the truly adventurous elopers, visit the largest natural, living sand dune on the East Coast and go hang gliding! This natural sand dune deemed “Jockey’s Ridge” is located right across from Kitty Hawk Kites, who offer the hang gliding lessons experience.


If hang gliding doesn’t spark enough of a thrill, you might want to try out skydiving out of Manteo at OBX Skydiving. This adventure begins with a plane ride overlooking the gorgeous Outer Banks from a bird’s eye view, and ends with a thrilling jump and then floating back down to solid ground with your partner!

The Sea Ranch Resort is centrally located in Kill Devil Hills of North Carolina. We offer wedding and elopements on our oceanfront property as well as group rates for your attendees! Reach out to us for more information today.