Outer Banks Wedding Association to Celebrate the 25th Year of Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo in March 2024

By on February 7, 2024

2023 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo
2023 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo
2023 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo
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The Outer Banks Wedding Association (OBXWA) is excited to announce the 25th Annual Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo taking place on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Brides, grooms, and wedding enthusiasts are welcomed to this exclusive event to immerse themselves in the magic of planning an unforgettable wedding on the stunning Outer Banks.

The Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo is the ultimate wedding planning experience, offering couples the opportunity to meet and network with the finest local wedding vendors. The event aims to inspire and guide soon-to-be-married couples by showcasing the latest trends in wedding décor, delicious wedding food and drink, and services specific to the Outer Banks region.

“We are thrilled to host the 25th anniversary of this event. It celebrates the beauty and romance of this unique coastal destination,” said Beth Conery, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for OBXWA. “We have a diverse range of talented vendors who specialize in creating memorable weddings tailored to each couple’s distinct style and preferences. Whether couples envision a beachfront ceremony, a charming garden wedding, or a glamorous event home affair, our expo will provide them with an abundance of resources and inspiration to make their dream wedding a reality.”

The Expo will take place at two locations, the Kitty Hawk Pier and Duck Woods Country Club, on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. These two locations are just two miles apart and will be filled with a variety of vendors eager to meet couples. Couples who attend the Expo will receive exclusive discounts, promotions, and giveaways, and receive the priceless component of personal interactions. VIP ticket holders will have the chance to win a Dream Wedding giveaway, a full package wedding featuring a venue, photographers, florists, equipment rentals, hair and makeup and more!

“I am from New York so I was lost before the wedding expo weekend! It was great to meet all of the vendors. Being able to test food and view other vendor’s work was amazing! I found our catering company, a photographer, a videographer and a DJ at the expo. I highly recommend going especially if you live out of state!” said LeAnna, a 2023 Expo attendee.

All ticket holders are also invited to attend a Welcome Party and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, March 1st to kick off the event. The Welcome Party will take place at Keeper’s Galley at Haven on the Banks in Nags Head where attendees can enjoy music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and enjoy more fun details that are being planned now!

As part of the weekend, venues, restaurants and storefronts will be hosting their own open houses and events. OBXWA will share their open house and event details.

To learn more about the weekend’s details and to purchase tickets, visit obxwa.com/expo.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: RooïŹng

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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