Will and I got married on the beach at Sunset Beach. It was a perfect day. Sunset Beach has been my family's vacation spot for the last 25 years and now is even more special. Will and I live out of state and worried that planning a wedding in a small town afar would be a problem, but almost every vendor we worked with was wonderful and hard working. The people of Sunset Beach and the surrounding area were wonderful.
Their package deals are all-inclusive and very affordable. The space and food were wonderful and beautifully set up. Unfortunately, the main room was very hot and staff informed us that the temperature couldn't be fixed. The last half of our pictures were no good because we were covered in sweat. The staff leads a bit to be desired. We were not informed that they would put a tip jar on the bar. We were told by guests that the bartender was rude & there were certain bar items promised beforehand (Guinness & champagne), they were not available at the event. Our coordinator, Celeste, told us she would be available all day and we didn't see her until the reception. So when we needed to make changes to the setup beforehand, not only was our contact not there, but the person that was there was not friendly, and didn't even remove the tables that were clearly over-filling the space. We should have been more worried about this location when they didn't have photos of a wedding reception and didn't offer a contract for us to sign. It was a great time, but just sloppy execution.
A business owner that appreciates their customers is always a huge plus. It's a small thing, but many business owners forget it. Micki Stephenson at Coastal Bridal was incredibly appreciative. When there were problems with the cufflinks and studs, she resolved it for us without any hassles. From reservations to pick up, everything was hassle-free. Very professional.
We loved this Inn! They have 14 rooms all differently and beautifully decorated. The staff was amazing to work with when setting up our room block and so good to our guests (a staff member took home information for one of our guests and checked them in online for their flight the next day).
Rooms were clean and the views were great, but we had trouble with our room block and had to make multiple calls to ensure our guests were included in the block and received the discounted rate.
Monique was not only an excellent baker, who worked with us to have the look and taste we desired, but she was also immensely helpful in directing us to other trustworthy vendors in the area.
We used Art Catering for our rehearsal dinner. Terry Bland, her crew, and her family were all incredibly helpful - they went radically above and beyond in every way: from providing excellent meal service to having their family get our chairs set up on the beach. Beyond that, the food was absolutely top notch. Again, it was their commitment to little details that made everything great to eat.
Maura was our violinist out on the beach. She was fantastic. She can play a very wide range of music beautifully and she even showed up a bit early and played on the boardwalk to our arriving guest.
Flowers were beautiful, especially the bridal bouquet. Donna was friendly and helpful to work with. Helps to show her pictures of what you want.
We loved Crystal. She is quiet and unobtrusive. She makes you feel comfortable while being photographed. She listens to any ideas you have and captures the event beautifully. Her pictures turned out so well. She was a perfect fit for us.
Gale did my hair and 3 other bridesmaid's hair. I had a picture that I had sent her and she put a lot of thought into it and really worked to make my hair turn out exactly the way I wanted. All the bridesmaid's hair turned out beautifully. Gale also was available all day in case of hair mishaps.
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