All of the wedding festivities will be held in Kure Beach or Fort Fisher, approximately 15 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Travel to North Carolina
The Wilmington airport (ILM) is the closest airport to Kure Beach. Depending where you are flying from, the two main airlines carriers, Delta and American Airlines, will most likely connect you through Atlanta or Charlotte before a puddle jumper will land you in Wilmington.
Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU) will have more flight options and prices may be a bit cheaper. All major airlines fly out of Raleigh-Durham, including low-budget carriers such as Southwest Airlines. All rental car companies are easily accessible from the airport and it’s a very easy 120 mile drive to the beach.
There are several options for accommodations in the area:
- The Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach (100 Charlotte Avenue, Carolina Beach; 910-458-2030). We have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina beach for the following nights: Thursday 6/21 – Sunday 6/24. To make your reservation, book your stay online or call them directly. Be sure to mention the “Cantrell-Flowers” wedding party and book your reservation as soon as possible to ensure you are getting the discounted rate. On Saturday 6/23 (wedding day!), a trolley will pick guests up at the Carolina Beach Courtyard Marriott at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to take attendees to the ceremony and to the aquarium for the reception. The trolley will depart the aquarium in the evening to take guests home approximately every 30 minutes starting at 9 p.m.
- The Best Western Plus (5600 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington) is located in Wilmington about 15 miles away from Kure Beach. To reserve rooms, please book directly at bestwestern.com or by phone at (910)-796-0770.
- Beach condos and homes are also available for rent in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher. For rentals, please visit carolinabeachrealty.net or palmairrealtync.com. Note, there may be some rentals that offer short-stay accommodations but the majority will be for week-long stays.
Please contact us if you have any questions about travel or accommodations. Safe travels, we can’t wait to see you all!