The Island Grille and Celebration Cottage 

BOUTIQUE oceanfront VENUE & Special event Catering 

Let us tell your love story.

The Island Grille built Celebration Cottage in 2014. Our venue is the only public oceanfront wedding venue in the Atlantic Beach area. Catering to events from 20 guests to 200 + Celebration Cottage is run by General Manager Amiee Scott and Executive Catering Chef Denise Greer. 

Celebration Cottage looks like a house from the outside but, instead of bedrooms, we offer on level one 2 bridal suites and a massive party deck overlooking the ocean. Level two offers a large dining room and commercial kitchen. All food is prepared on site and menus are written individually with the wedding party. 

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito

Zena started her Wedding and Event Planning journey almost a decade ago. Beginning at Bluewater Vacation Rentals as their Event Planner, planning events for the Islander Hotel and all Bluewater Vacation Rental Houses and gaining tons of hands on experience. After a few years, and after the birth of her second baby, she decided to make a change and start her own Coordination Company. Still managing events for Bluewater, but also branching out to other venues in the area, like the Celebration Cottage (one of their packages includes our Coordination services!), Zena was able to grow KAST into what it is today! She has a passion for having fun, making people laugh and is known for keeping calm in tough situations. Her team has planned, coordinated and executed over 500 events to date, of all types and sizes. At any given time there are five or six talented planners, coordinators and designers on staff and ready to help make any event just a little more....enjoyable.

Knot a second thought


celebration cottage sits on 3 oceanfront properties. By using tents to expand seating capacity we are comfortable, with events up to 250 people in attendance. Without the use of tents our facility is great for receptions up to 100 guests. 

Our 12 hour standard rental includes use of the bridal suite and grooms room. During your rental period the cottage is available to you at 11AM and rented until 11PM. The bar when included is for 5 hours, first kiss to last call. 

Celebration Cottage is an event venue. There are no bedrooms and it is not available for overnight guests. 

A signed contract and deposit are required to secure your date. Access to Planning Pod is included with all of our packages. Planning Pod is an online software tool allowing us communication via web to sign contracts, make payments and message vendors. 

Booking deposits are non refundable but every other payment is refundable until 30 days prior to your wedding day. We don't require final headcounts until 10 days prior to your wedding date. 

In the event that there is a named storm or hurricane Celebration Cottage will make every attempt to work with you to pull of the day of your dreams. Sometimes that means moving days around and we are happy to do everything in our power to help. 

We do recommend event insurance. Especially in the fall. Event insurance is very inexpensive especially in relation to how much weddings cost these days. 

All of our menus are designed by you and Chef Denise. All of our food is cooked on site ensuring that it is the very best quality and exactly what you want. We do not allow outside caterers but, you are welcome to bring your own wedding cake. 

No, sorry. Celebration Cottage holds all ABC (NC Bar permits & licenses). Therefore, we are responsible for all actions of anyone consuming alcohol on our premises. It is against the law to serve alcohol or consume alcohol not provided by Celebration Cottage. 

While dates book sometimes years in advance, we normally have days open through the year as well. If you have a specific date in mind you should get our venue nailed down first. if you are a little more flexible, ask us what specials we are running. 

Celebration is 100% ADA complaint. We offer an elevator, ramps and 5 out of 6 bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. We even have an accessible shower in the brides room? Just in case. 

While we are in a beach community and parking is tight, we have had events over 200 with no issues at all. We have parking to the right of the cottage and overflow in the Island Grille parking lot. For ease during large events we ask that you let your guests know that Uber and cabs are avialble in our area, or arrange some transpotation. 

Your investment

There are many wonderful Venues and caterers in our area. But, there is only ONE Celebration Cottage. Check our reviews, we excel at making wedding days perfect. There is no doubt that weddings are an investment and we understand the responsibility that we have to ensure you and your guests the best beach day of your life! We are great at creating these special days. 

$4500.00 ++

Package 1

The D.I.Y. Wedding

Includes venue only and a $35.00 per person food minimum. This package also include tables and dining chairs, silver, glass and plate ware. 

$250.00 ppn

Package 2

The All Inclusive Package 

This package includes Venue, Planning, Upgraded Catering, Beer, Wine, mixed Drinks, Tents, Linens, DJ, Taxes, Gratuity and Fees. 
Price Breaks offered over 150 guests 

Promo Packages 

package 3

Promotional packages are offered for guests booking within 6 months of their wedding date. Please inquire via our website for more information.

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