October 1st marks the beginning of the nationally recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here at Sanderling we kick off our sixth year of “Passion for Pink” to honor those who currently are, or have previously, fought any type of cancer.   “Passion for Pink” will be taking place every Thursday in October at the Spa at Sanderling, for which survivors will be able to relax and be pampered with a 25 minute massage, at no charge to them. Continue reading

Sanderling Resort is the home of many event spaces ideal for any wedding. Housing anywhere from 15 to 200 guests, the venues on our property are sure to create an amazing backdrop for one of the biggest days of your life. Continue reading

If you’ve been around our resort lately, you may or may not have noticed some unusual beach go-ers. They pack their cars up with snacks and beach chairs and head off to the ocean side, even getting matching shirts for the occasion! It’s easy to spot their bright blue shirts, especially when they are on their way to the beach after most have long gone. These beach bums aren’t coming to ride the surf or soak up the sun, they have a much more important reason… Continue reading

I don’t know about you, but standing in a seemingly endless buffet line, anxiously awaiting the teasing treats that always seem just out of reach does not cut it for us! Food stations are an emerging trend in the delicious world of catering, and we absolutely love hosting them! We have a variety of action and presented stations, including the famous, king-of-the-kitchen, hands down undisputed winner of scrumptiousness… THE BACON BAR. Continue reading

This fun loving couple’s big day was a picture perfect afternoon in the Outer Banks that led into a most amazing evening of dining and dancing under the stars. A first look sure to make any heart flutter, fun-inspiring photo booth for irreplaceable memories, and don’t forget the drool-worthy bacon bar and cozy s’mores around the firepit. This day couldn’t have been captured any better than by Hayley and Ryan of Coastal Shots! Continue reading

We couldn’t wait to share this wedding with you all! One of the prettiest weddings I’ve ever seen by Bells & Whistles, this day was full of lush greenery, soft pinks, and full of a fun, coastal elegance you can only achieve here at the beach. You wouldn’t even be able to tell there was a wave of rain that came through right before it! A lovely ceremony on the beach complete with vintage doors and a blushing bride, followed by the airy and light reception with such a fun escort card display- all captured by the brilliant Julie Dreelin. Congrats you two- well wishes from all of the Sanderling team! Continue reading

I’m struggling to think of a more stunningly perfect ending to an already fabulous meal at Kimball’s Kitchen, than the sunset surprise proposal in our gazebo over the sound at Sanderling Resort. I love the shock on her face when he shows up to the table changed into a suit, stringing her along to the picture-perfect place he chose to offer her a ring. Can you say goosebumps!? Yet another super secret job by Brooke Mayo Photographers, your go-to for stealthy photos to capture the candid moment. I’d love to see this couple’s then and now shots from this gazebo off of our Wedding Pavilion at their engagement, and again on their wedding day! Continue reading

This dreamy affair, photographed amazingly well by Genevieve Stewart, was held on our Event Lawn at Sanderling Resort. With decor by Holiday House, perfect doesn’t even begin to describe the event  in all it’s detail. Airy, draped sheers, delicate crystal pinned blooms, and elegantly coastal accents like the below pictures driftwood tree stand made for an ethereal backdrop to house the loving couple’s vows. Continue reading

This sneaky, oh-so-sweet future groom decided to surprise his intended with a proposal by the sea! These photos by Brooke Mayo Photographers timelessly capture the joy and astonishment of her face, and the love the two share at their first promise to each other. Don’t let this moment go undocumented- especially when you could have a stealthy photographer to get the candid shots you will treasure forever. They will come in handy for engagement parties, bridal showers, and all those stops along the way to planning your wedding. What a lovely idea to get married right where it all started, toes in the sand at Sanderling! Continue reading

1. Charging Station

Having a charged battery can be priceless at a wedding, whether it’s to snap your favorite photos of the newlyweds or tweet how much fun you’re having in the Outer Banks. This detail is one of our favorites for keeping your guests connected, and for you to look back on after your wedding and see firsthand all your guests’ excitement! Continue reading