meetings-groups on the Crystal Coast


Located on North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks, the Crystal Coast offers an ideal balance of properties to accommodate various meeting sizes. Plus, our beautiful beaches are only the beginning! The communities of the Crystal Coast are host to a variety of recreational activities to meet the needs of any age group or interest. Feel free to contact us for more information so we can help identify the perfect local options for your next event.

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Beaufort Historic Site

Located in the heart of historic Beaufort-by-the-Sea, a charming and picturesque coastal North Carolina seaport, the Beaufort Historic Site offers a spacious outdoor venue in which to hold your wedding, reception, or other memorable celebration! The Beaufort Historic Site transports guests back in time, offering not only the perfect setting for your celebration, but also tours and activities for guests of all ages. The two-acre site provides a beautiful backdrop for your celebration, whether under the shade of the magnolia trees or classic white tents, or inside the the  Carteret County Courthouse c. 1796, which has recently been restored in award-winning detail.

A popular extra for those holding their wedding or other big event on the North Carolina coast is the Beaufort Historic Site’s vintage red English double decker bus. Gather your wedding party and other guests for a special tour of the town atop our bus which can carry up to 72 people! Even if you’re not holding your wedding or big event at the Beaufort Historic Site, the red double decker bus is available for rental, and has been used for transporting guests to wedding receptions at nearby North Carolina beaches, etc.

150 Block Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-5225|(252) 728-5225


Beaufort Inn

Beaufort Inn, located on Gallants Channel in historic Beaufort NC, is within easy walking distance to all shops, and restaurants. We feature 40 rooms and suites, with water and non-water views. A complimentary breakfast is served in our dining room, as well as free wi-fi throughout the building. Boat Slips are also available for term rentals or nightly rentals when renting a room. We also feature an Outdoor Hot Tub, and bicycles for rent. So come on in & stay at Beaufort’s “Inn Place to Stay”

Room Units – 44
Indoor Corridors – None
Handicapped Accessible – Yes
Complimentary Breakfast/ Restaurant on Site – Yes/No
Security Service Available – Yes
Meeting Room Classroom Style – 15

101 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(800) 726-0321 | (252) 728-2600


The Octagon House

Accommodates 500

301 Masonic Ave, Cedar Point, NC 28584, United States

(252) 342-5562


Leon Mann Senior Enrichment Center

The Leon Mann Senior Enrichment Center serves independently functional older adults who can meet to participate in different activities and programs.

3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 247-2626


1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 247-7533


Trinity Center

Every group that contracts with Trinity Center gets exclusive use of a meeting room during their stay. All of our meeting spaces have restrooms and kitchenettes with ice machine, small refrigerator, and a coffee maker with coffee supplies. Some kitchenettes have a microwave. Complimentary audio/visual equipment is available upon request in most meeting rooms. Wireless internet available in all meeting spaces.

Accommodates 225

618 Salter Path Road, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, United States

( 252) 247-5600 | (888) 874-6287


Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

Core Sound welcomes events of all kinds – weddings, receptions, anniversary gatherings, community fund-raisers, homecoming celebrations, meetings and conferences.  We love sharing our facility and grounds with friends and family who would like to add a “taste of Down East” to their event.  Rental fees also help us sustain our year-round operation, bring new visitors to our museum and allow us another way to serve our community, so thank you for your interest and support of the museum by holding your special occasions with us.

The maximum seating capacity for any event shall be no more than four hundred (350) theatre style or two hundred fifty (250) banquet style. The seating area shall be confined to the Community Hall area. The maximum attendance for any event shall be no more than five hundred (450).

We look forward to working with you to make your experience the best ever!

1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531, United States

(252) 728-1500


Morehead City- Beaufort Elks Lodge

4500 Sq. Feet/Accommodates 350

Morehead City & Beaufort Elks, 400 Miller Farm Road, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 726-4472


Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Create a memorable experience for your group at the new Beaufort Hotel, the premier vacation destination on the Crystal Coast. Enjoy the relaxed elegance and heightened Southern hospitality of a waterfront boutique hotel.

The Beaufort Hotel offers over 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space with seven meeting rooms. The Rachel Carson Ballroom, divisible into four salons, can accommodate 350 people for a seated event.

The Beaufort Hotel is a unique reflection of our historic maritime seaport, with staff members committed to sharing their insider knowledge of the places, moments, and experiences that makes our vacation destination special. Discover the hidden treasures off the beaten path and find the true local flavor of Beaufort.

The resort-style hotel is minutes to the Beaufort’s historic district, Crystal Coast beaches, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Shackleford Banks, and Rachel Carson Reserve. It’s no wonder Beaufort was named “America’s Favorite Town” by Travel + Leisure.

Relax and unwind in our beautifully-appointed 133 guest rooms and suites with upgraded linens and premium bedding. Our double-queen and king rooms provide guests with a casual, comfortable style of our coastal North Carolina décor. Guest amenities include complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, mini-refrigerator, and coffee maker.

Recreational amenities include a fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool, full-service marina, and adjacent public boat ramp. Golf cart and bicycle rentals are available.

34° North, our waterfront restaurant features fresh local seafood, hand cut steaks, locally sourced produce and vegetarian fare. Dine on the outdoor patio, a covered open-air dining space overlooking Taylor’s Creek and Rachel Carson Reserve, home to over 30 amazing wild horses. Enjoy coastal cuisine with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the convenience of our in-room dining.

It’s the waterfront meetings destination you’ve been waiting for…

Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, 2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, 252-728-3000,

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-3000


DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront

Room Units – 200
Indoor Corridors – Yes
Handicap Accessible – Yes
Complementary Breakfast/Restaurant on Site – No/Yes
Security Service Available – Yes
Meeting Room Classroom Style – 400

2717 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 240-1155


Merrell Estate & Gardens

Merrell Estate & Gardens is a gorgeous property nestled in the heart of the Crystal Coast with grand spaces, expansive greens and a Southern stately charm. It is a popular destination for weddings and events of all sizes with a variety of unique spaces that flow together to accommodate any celebration or gathering.

The 18,000 square foot house includes The Grand Foyer which can seat 100, and the Merrell Ballroom which seats up to 200 people for a ceremony or 175 for a seated dinner. The Ballroom can also accommodate a large dance floor with room for a DJ or band. The house features a fully equipped private salon and bridal suite, as well as break-out rooms for business meetings.

The Portico is the largest covered outdoor space on the Crystal Coast. It overlooks the gardens in the back and offers extensive rain cover and heating options for up to 175 seated guests, plus space for a live band and a dance floor.

The Lawn offers space to seat 300+ people surrounded by our meticulously landscaped gardens infused with native and tropical flora. It can be tented to provide even more covered outdoor space for large events.

1700 Salter Path Rd, Indian Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 773-0592


Crystal Coast Civic Center

Accommodates up to 1000
Banquet seating- 600-850
Wedding reception- 500

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 247-3883 | (888) 899-6088


NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Accommodates 12-300 several options available

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1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, United States

(252) 247-4003 | (866) 294-3477


275 Old Hwy 58, Cape Carteret, NC 28584, United States

(252) 222-5836


Beaufort Depot at Town Hall

Accommodates 50 | 70 classroom

614 Broad Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-2141


North Carolina Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum in Beaufort reflects coastal life, studies marine science and ecology, and houses artifacts from various moments in history.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 504-7740


1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 808-0440


Country Club of the Crystal Coast

Looking for a place for a business meeting, banquet, or event? Let our professional staff take care of every detail for you. We can accommodate from 4 to 250 guests for any of your banquet needs. We do weddings ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, after parties, anniversaries or any other special event. We also offer special member pricing on room rentals when you’re a member of The Country Club of the Crystal Coast, so be sure to check out our membership options!

Our amenities include 18 holes of championship golf course, 18 hole soccer golf course and driving range after 3:00 pm daily, 4 Har-Tru® lighted tennis courts, swimming pool and a clubhouse with dining and banquet facilities showcasing magnificent views of the Bogue Sound. With great hotel accommodations and beaches this is the place to host your event!

152 Oakleaf Dr., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-1034