I had contacted the Hospitality Event Manager for one agency on the island and she gladly sent me all the information plus she setup complimentary Ferry tickets for us (!) The new ferry station for BHI at Southport was recently moved and is still being finished but it is very impressive already! There it is as we departed for Bald Head…
We arrived to Bald Head..
We met up with the event manager for Bald Head Ltd. and she drove us all around the island via golf cart! She was so helpful, taking us to every possible ceremony site and reception site! She even hooked us up with a free pass to the Shoal’s Club (which is probably our favorite site for our wedding) so that we could come back and check it out on our own after she left!
This is the other view, it does have a covered area for those that would want to be out of the sun
This space ( and the two inside dining rooms to the right) is only available one Saturday a month for weddings and October 2010 is already filled. However, we could have it there any other day of the week (… sunday )
Hard to imagine with umbrellas and ketchup bottles, but you can see the dunes, palm trees and pool…
After we said our goodbyes and thank you’s, we had lunch at this fantastic restaurant right on the Harbor. Eb and Flow
“Island Paradise” was on special
Blue Curacao, Coconut Rum and Pineapple Juice was incredibly refreshing! My lunch was exactly what I wanted as well, grilled salmon with grilled asparagus and a side salad ( it had peppers, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and romaine!). My fiance (!!!) had a shrimp buffalo style burger and beer.
If you ever see Bald Head on theknot.com, you will see a photo of this country club! Her name was Lindsey and she actually graduated from where I am attending graduate school! What a coincidence! We did the tour of all their possible reception and ceremony sites, got more information and took more photos.
The Grill Terrace overlooks the driving range
Above, they were setting up the dance floor for a wedding. They actually have a better area of hardwood floors already in place in The Green Room, which is an additional fee but might be fantastic for our dancing! Below is The Ocean Terrace, this was actually the idea I fell in love with when we decided to check out BHI. I still really like the venue and the price but I did not realize it was so far back from the ocean…
After meeting with her, we were really undecided! There is a large cost difference between The Shoals and The BH Club but we think both are fantastic in different ways! We decided we wanted to think more about everything so we happily biked through all the beach houses
We had a drink at the bar. I had a sweet tea vodka with water and Jeff had a IPA ( again totally refreshing and delicious)
I think it was very coincidental that as we stepped onto the beach, we set our stuff down right near this:
As we were biking all the way back to the Harbor, we found the entrance to a possible ceremony site we had seen earlier with our first event person…
This gazebo is really pretty and is “free” as far as site fees go. It has a much bigger lawn area than in this photo and a smaller lighthouse type of building on the opposite end. I thought the entrance to the little forest area was nice..
We continued on and waited for the ferry back to Southport, checking out the harbor entrance beach.
We hopped on the Ferry watching the sunset and drove back to Jeff’s dad’s house. His dad had ordered us pizza for dinner and we were so thankful because we were HUNGRY!
I had one slice of Hawaiian style with pineapple, canadian ham, bacon, roasted red peppers and jalepenos! I had another slice of “Greek Veggie” with peppers, onions, spinach, olives and feta! Jack missed us and clearly wanted to be near any possible drop-age of pizza!
Biking All over the 14 miles of beaches on the island! Swimming in the ocean!
We asked so many questions and received lots of information to take in for everything Bald Head has to offer!
Completely filled! We accomplished so much fun, relaxation and exercise, delicious food and drink , and wedding planning activity all in one day!