The Carolina Yacht Club, on Wilmington NC’s beautiful Wrightsville Beach is an iconic landmark for the area. In 1853 seven men who loved sailing founded the Carolina Yacht Club. Richard Bradley, Parker Quince, John Reston, Talcott Burr, Daniel Baker, T.M. Gardner, and Richard J. Jones took sailing only a little less seriously than their work in law, banking, publishing, commerce and public service. Today the one thousand members of the Carolina Yacht Club carry on the tradition of sailing and socializing. And one of the events the club offers is hosting weddings to it’s members or friends of members. It has become one of the most beautiful beach wedding venues in Wilmington. With giant vaulted ceilings, weathered wood, and easy ocean and intracoastal waterway access, this wedding spot is an absolute must see if you are planning to get married in Wilmington and considering the Wrightsville Beach area. The event space both indoors and out makes it the perfect venue for weddings and receptions of approximately 100-165 guests comfortably, and the wrap around porches, upstairs decks and proximity to the beach make this a photographers dream- and a beautiful place for engagement, bridal and wedding photography. Just walking the Carolina Yacht Club grounds for a few minutes will make this wedding venue a top of the list option if you are looking for a Wrightsville Beach wedding venue. The Carolina Yacht Club staff is always bend over backwards to make sure the day goes off without a hitch, and we always love shooting weddings here. It is one of the few Wrightsville Beach wedding venues that you need a membership to access but if you are able to secure a date the rest is easy. With good proximity to hotels, restaurants and bars, your guests will have plenty to see and do leading up to and after the wedding. And although the Carolina Yacht Club is known for it’s character and views, it also sits in a really neat spot in the Wrightsville Beach area so there are many options for photography during a wedding day- many within walking distance. Of all the different spots inside and around the Carolina Yacht Club to photograph a couple after the wedding ceremony, probably my favorite is just across the street along the Intracoastal Waterway. In my opinion, It is the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous Carolina Yacht Club sunset. Take a few minutes to enjoy the views and your new husband or wife before the rest of the wedding day’s celebrations!