Top 10 Outer Banks Proposals

Will you Marry Me? OBX Style. With Outer Banks Wedding season right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of romantic Outer Banks proposal ideas that will make her say “YES!”.

Creative Outer Banks Proposal Ideas

Beach proposal

outer banks proposal
Photo by Brooke Mayo Photographers

Write “Will you marry me” in the sand or just drop to one knee during a sunrise or sunset walk on the beach.

Jockey’s Ridge

Photo by Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune on the East coast. Located in Nags Head, you can spend hours roaming the vast sandy dunes while enjoying views of both the Ocean and the sound. We suggest bringing a blanket and picnic and finding an intimate spot to watch the sunset.

Pier Proposal

Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills

The Outer Banks offers several piers which are open to the public. Piers offer a romantic and semi-private setting for a marriage proposal, just make sure you don’t drop the ring!!!

Helicopter Tour and/or airplane ride

Skydiving Adventure

Photo by Skydive OBX

After surviving the thrill of a lifetime, what better time to pop the question?

Kayak or Boat Ride


A kayak tour offers the perfect romantic setting to ask the big question.

Sailing or Dolphin tour


Set sail out in the open waters and surprise her with the question she’s been waiting for!

Lighthouse Proposal

lighthouse proposal
Photo by Brooke Mayo Photographers

Climb to the top of one of the Outer Banks historic lighthouses or pop the question on the lighthouse grounds.

Airplane Banner

Hire a photographer!

There are plenty of Outer Banks photographers who would love to candidly capture your Outer Banks Engagement. We recommend Brooke Mayo Photography.

Popular Wedding Venues

If you propose on the Outer Banks, you should seal the deal here as well! The Outer Banks is a very popular Wedding Destination. The most popular months for Outer Banks weddings are April, May, September and October but weddings happen here year-round!

We have over 60 Outer Banks Wedding/Event homes ranging in size and location from 4×4 Carova Beach, Corolla to South Nags Head. Browse our wedding/event homes here. We also suggest recommending our Vacation Rentals to your out-of-town guests as their accommodations. We will work with your guests to find them a vacation rental nearby the venue. Many of our homes allow pets, offer elevators, private pools, hot tubs, and partial stays (3 night minimum). Browse our inventory of quality vacation rentals here.

The majority of Outer Banks brides choose to do a simple beach wedding ceremony followed by a tented reception at their vacation home. This option provides flexibility and convenience! However, the Outer Banks offers many great venues to hold a Wedding Ceremony and Reception.

  1. Wedding/Event Vacation Rental Homes
  2. Whalehead Club
  3. Roanoke Island Festival Park
  4. Jennette’s Pier
  5. The Currituck Club
  6. Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier
  7. Elizabethan Gardens
  8. The North Carolina Aquarium
  9. 108 Budleigh, Manteo