Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo

The annual Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo will be held January 7-9, 2011. Hosted by the Outer Banks Wedding Association, this has become one of the largest annual events in the Outer Banks and Surf or Sound Realty will participate again this year to showcase our wedding event homes on Hatteras Island. From touring event homes and reception sites, to meeting the top wedding professionals in our area, this is a one of a kind experience for brides looking to have a fun, relaxed and affordable destination wedding on the Outer Banks!

Tour Hatteras Island Event Homes
Island festivities start Saturday, January 8th, with a selection of our premier Hatteras Island event homes featured on the Outer Banks Wedding Tour. Visit us at these homes, Bramasole, Nautilus, Rising Sun, Island Time Paradise and see how an Event Home can be the perfect setting for a destination wedding. Surf or Sound Realty representatives will be on hand to happily answer any questions about these or any of our premier vacation homes.
The tour is from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Feel free to stop by either our Salvo or Avon office to request a map and wedding information, or simply look for the “Wedding Tour” signs along Highway 12.

Outer Banks Wedding Expo
On Sunday, January 9th, Surf or Sound Realty will join 170 wedding vendors at the First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills for the grand Outer Banks Wedding Expo. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., and brides can stroll through the booths to browse and sample all that the Outer Banks Wedding Association members have to offer. Surf or Sound Realty invites all Outer Banks brides to come by our booth, #44, to learn more about our event homes and premier island accommodations, as well as enter for a chance to win a Surf or Sound beach gift basket.

We welcome all Outer Banks brides who are joining us for the 2011 expo, and look forward to making your Hatteras Island wedding a truly special and wonderful event. For the Outer Banks Wedding Expo schedule of events, or to order tickets online, visit the Outer Banks Wedding Association.

For more information about renting an event home for your wedding, family reunion or special celebration, contact the Surf or Sound Realty Event Coordinator today!
800-237-1138 x 122 | rent@surforsound.com


New Bridge Planned for Hatteras Island

Crossing the Bonner Bridge is the unofficial start to many Hatteras Island vacations. In the summer months, an estimated 11,000 cars cross the Bonner Bridge every day and nearly 2 million cars cross it every year. As the only bridge connecting the northern Outer Banks to Hatteras Island, the 47 year old bridge will be replaced to ensure the continued safety of all travelers. On December 20th, 2010 the Federal Highway Administration issued an official decision to begin work on replacing the 47-year-old Bonner Bridge. The plan is to build the new bridge parallel with the current span, through the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. It is estimated that construction will start in early 2012 and the new bridge could be open to traffic in 2015.


Picture of the Week

There is nothing like relaxing with family and friends while watching the sunset on the beautiful Pamlico Sound! These are memories that will last a lifetime! While you gather with your friends and family this Holiday Season, plan a Hatteras Island vacation week together for 2011 for endless memories and relaxation! Surf or Sound Realty can help you find the perfect home that suits your needs!

Photo submitted on Facebook by Ken Yount.


Hatteras Village Christmas Parade will be December 11

The Hatteras Village Civic Association will sponsor the annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11, in Hatteras village.

The parade will begin at Teach’s Lair Marina at 2 p.m. The parade route continues through the village and ends at the Hatterasman Drive-In. Everyone is invited to the Civic Center after the parade for home-baked cookies and hot chocolate and to hear the announcement of the winners.

The parade features festive floats and holiday cheer and is always a special and memorable event for kids of all ages!