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Shaded by gnarled live oaks, scenic views of the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, and two waterfront gazebos, Fort Fisher State Historic Site can make you wedding teh place to start your family history.

During the American Civil War, Fort Fisherwas constructed near one of the two outlets to the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Fear River. It was to become the largest and most important earthwork fort in the South and kept the port of Wilmington, North Carolina open to blockade runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies.

Two major battles were fought there, and many Union soldiers received the Congressional Medal of Honor for their gallant participation in that fighting. When FortFisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy. This site has been declared national historic landmark. Along with a restored palisade fence, approximately ten percent of the fort still stands since much of it has been eroded by the ocean.

FortFisher State Historic Site is located in Kure Beach on what was then known as Federal Point and today as PleasureIsland. We have multiple locations for a wedding that you can choose from such as ocean front gazebos, beach areas, or maritme forest groves. Tours of the wedding locations are offered to assist you in choosing the right place for your special moment.

Categories: Attractions/Entertainment, Ceremony Sites, Ceremony & Reception
Address: 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd, South
Kure Beach, North Carolina 28449, USA
(910) 458-5538
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Carolina Beach Wedding In May
Carolina Beach   |   May, 2012   |   Attraction

"Fort Fisher, the third most visited historical site in North Carolina, was the largest sand and earth fortification of the Confederacy. Its job was to protect blockade runners en route to Wilmington, NC with supplies for the Confederacy and it was the fall of this Fort in 1865 that opened the way for the Union victory. The Fort Fisher State Historic Site includes a fascinating Civil War Museum, the remains of the fortifications and a smaller museum called, “Hidden Beneath the Waves”, an underwater archaeology exhibit on local shipwreck dive sites and Cape Fear maritime history (910-458-9042). Come visit the museums at Fort Fisher State Park, take a guided tour of the Fort, witness Civil War reenactments and picnic at the Cove, a lovely spot right on the ocean. Call (910-458-5538) more information."

Carolina Beach Wedding In May
Carolina Beach   |   May, 2012   |   Attraction

"The ceremony was going to be held here we are now trying to hold it on the beach in the front of our beach house. This is now our back up :) The Fort Fisher State Recreation Site, at the southern end of the Island, includes over 4 miles of beautiful undeveloped beach and marshes between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic. Shell-seekers, bird watchers, and anglers find seclusion here and can view some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. The Fort Fisher State Recreation Site is a haven for endangered loggerhead sea turtles who build their nesting sites here each year. Bluefish, puppy drum, mullet, spot and flounder are plentiful here. You can four wheel on the beach and launch your boat at the public ramp or kayak and sail board in the expanse of shallows at the Island’s southern point. The Fort Fisher beach also includes a protected swimming area, showers and a visitor center. (910-458-5798)"

Wilmington Wedding In September
Wilmington   |   September, 2011   |   Attraction

"Fort Fisher, which kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland during the Civil War, can be visited Mon-Sat 9-5 pm, and Sun 1-5 pm. Admission is free."

Cortney and Jeremy's Wedding
Kure Beach   |   June, 2011   |   Ceremony Sites

"Beautiful and only $35 for a permit"

Jason and Holly's Wedding
Wilmington   |   September, 2010   |   Ceremony

"We didn’t realize we hadn’t applied for our permit for the ceremony until about 2 months before the wedding; it was something that slipped thru the cracks. Because they only allow one ceremony at a time on the beach, and there was a wedding scheduled the hour before our wedding, there was a strong possibility we would be denied our permit. I called them and explained the situation to them, and they were able to work something out so we could have the ceremony there. I was so thankful. One thing I liked most about having our ceremony at this location, we were allowed to have chairs, décor, anything we wanted. Most beaches in the area don’t allow any of that, as it can interfere with emergency vehicles going down the beach. So I liked that we could have these items at this location."

katina and daniel's wedding map
Kure Beach   |   June, 2009   |   Ceremony

"what an amazing location!"

Jessica & Gareth's Wedding
Southport   |   May, 2009   |   Landmarks & Tourist Things

"Civil War battlefield. When the fort fell, the last Confederate port (Wilmington) was wide open and the CSA was done."

Southport Wedding In April
Southport   |   April, 2009   |   Attraction

"Check out the Blockade Runners and the Confederate Fort"

Janet and Travis's Wedding
Southport   |   April, 2009   |   Attraction

"Historic confederate fort and museum."

Veronica and Russ's Wedding
Wilmington   |   August, 2008   |   Beach ceremony

"Park at the lot and walk across the street under the oak trees. That's where we'll have our ceremony at 4 p.m. August 15, 2008."

Cat & Chris's Wedding
Kure Beach   |   August, 2008   |   Ceremony

"This was an easy and oh so beautiful place to have our ceremony. The north gazebo feels more private than some of the other areas, it makes for a really lovely wedding site, at either the north gazebo or the little beach area right beside it. The staff is helpful & friendly. There was only one small problem, where we had paid twice, but they readily fixed that. Would definitely recommend this place to all!"

Eric & Christine's Wedding
Wilmington   |   May, 2008   |   Attraction

"There's a bath house here"

Alissa and Edward's Wedding
Kure Beach   |   May, 2016   |   Ceremony

Wilmington Wedding In December
Wilmington   |   December, 2013   |   Attraction

april and adam's Wedding
Wilmington   |   May, 2013   |   Ceremony

Kure Beach Wedding In August
Kure Beach   |   August, 2012   |   Ceremony

Michael and Kelly 's Wedding
Wilmington   |   June, 2012   |   Ceremony

Hillary and Paul's Wedding
Kure Beach   |   May, 2012   |   Ceremony

Our Wedding
Wilmington   |   May, 2012   |   Attraction

Carolina Beach Wedding In September
Carolina Beach   |   September, 2011   |   Attraction

Cortney and Jeremy's Wedding
Kure Beach   |   June, 2011   |   Ceremony

Kure Beach Wedding In September
Kure Beach   |   September, 2010   |   Ceremony

Wilmington Wedding In July
Wilmington   |   July, 2010   |   Ceremony

Wilmington Wedding In June
Wilmington   |   June, 2010   |   Ceremony

Rebekah and Clayton's Wedding
Wilmington   |   May, 2009   |   Ceremony

Billy and Crystal 's Wedding
Kure Beach   |   April, 2008   |   Ceremony


Fort Fisher State Historic Site

1610 Fort Fisher Blvd, South
Kure Beach, North Carolina 28449, USA
(910) 458-5538

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