Frequently Asked Questions

Pelican’s Landing has a maximum occupancy of 10 (ie overnight stay) and 150 for Weddings (200 guests are permitted when trailer restrooms are rented). Pelican’s Landing has partial weeks available with a minimum of two-night stay. Additional nights are available at an additional rate per night depending on the time of year. There are 5 bedrooms with 2 king beds and 3 queen beds.

Most people want to be outside to enjoy the outdoors because its the OBX. The event tent is meant to provide shelter even in the worst of weather conditions, from downpours to wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Typically, if we knew the weather was going to be inclement about a week out, we would arrange to add more tent sides to provide more shelter. Having a beach wedding lends itself to a myriad of weather conditions from sun, wind and rain and not always an ideal amount of each. We’ve experienced it all and know how to plan accordingly to ensure the best possible outcome We’ll take care of you and the details. Often times, a rainy forecast in the OBX means a chance of rain with a spotted rain cloud traveling by. However, we cannot control the weather as much as we wish we could.

Yes, the large deck on the 2nd floor is perfect for hosting a formal to informal dinner for 40. If you plan to have an event tent on the lawn, then the day before the wedding is typically when this is set up. We can coordinate together so that you can host a rehearsal – welcome event on the lawn. There may be an extra venue charge for rehearsal or welcome parties at Pelican’s Landing. There is an additional fee for a second event held at Pelican’s Landing. Please ask for details.

Many couples provide part, if not all, of their own decorations from flowers to lights and lanterns. Its wonderful to see family and friends work together to make your special day even more special. Pelican’s Landing has acquired quite a few items over time from candy jars, shepherds hooks, tiki torches and votives. Many of these items are available at no additional charge. We want your event to be the best it can be and love to help where we can. Please check for availability.
At the same time, decorating for your wedding is a BIG job even for the most experienced. You may need tools and equipment like tall ladders and extension cords. If you really want to enjoy your day before your wedding and keep it stress-free, hire a local professional who knows what’s entailed in decorating for a wedding and is prepared to troubleshoot, as necessary. We can refer you to a professional to fit your needs.

The Whalehead community in Corolla where Pelican’s Landing is located, has hundreds of homes with several
rental price points. These are the homes directly next door and across the street –

Also check out the “Notes” box next to “Photos” on for an ever-growing list of rental homes located nearby in the Whalehead neighborhood.

We recommend a tent to shelter your event whether it’s rain or shine. You will also need guest tables, guest chairs, linens, a dance floor and lighting. The tent and your other rental needs can be rented at Ocean Atlantic Rentals –

Pelican’s Landing’s check-in is at 2:00 pm, with check-out on the 3rd day by 9:00 am. However, we’re often flexible depending on whether or not another check-in is scheduled. Also, we take care of the set-up and break down of your party rentals, which helps when you need to check-out the day after your wedding. You’re responsible for your belongings and decorations you provide. We do recommend staying at least one full day after your wedding to give you more time to pack up your decorations and say farewell to your guests as they leave town.

Simply stated, many couples want an oceanfront wedding venue but not the typical oceanfront vacation rental rate.
Pelican’s Landing partial weeks allow you an affordable oceanfront beach wedding, and the option to just use the venue for the wedding. You can enjoy your vacation and your special event with ease, if they’re not all under the same roof There are plenty of nearby vacation rentals, large and small for all budgets, to enjoy all of your family and friends within close proximity. This type of planning makes perfect sense if you want to have a private oceanfront wedding with a reasonable price tag.

No. Pelican’s Landing’s rates are very competitive to other special event rental cottages when the non-refundable special event fee that other cottages charge is taken into consideration. Call us if you’re not sure how this is calculated.
In addition, Pelican’s Landing is designed and has amenities for special events. Remember, you’ll most likely need party rentals for your special event, many of these items are provided by Pelican’s Landing including a smart solution for set-up and break down. We’ll take care of setting up your tables and chairs typically on rehearsal day, and breaking it down after the reception.

No. You may have your pet attend the ceremony outside. However, pets are not allowed inside for any reason.

Pelican’s Landing is 5,000 square feet large on a half acre lot, all oceanfront with a rental rate that is very competitive whether your group is large or small. Depending on the time of year, Pelican’s Landing has rates for smaller groups with and without party rentals. Is your group ultra small, please inquire for special situations.

Call 252-489-3172 to start the process of checking availability and requesting a rental agreement for your specified dates. 50% of the base rent is due along with a signed rental agreement. There’s a refundable security deposit of $500.00 that is due 30 days prior to check-in. Security deposits are refunded up to 45 days after check-out. Taxes apply. Trip cancellation insurance is available and recommended. All of these details are explained in the rental agreement.

Yes, linens for all beds and 2 bath towels per bedroom are provided. Hand towels and wash clothes for all bathrooms are provided. Kitchen towels and bath mats are included too. Linens are to be pulled and gathered on the floor at check-out. Renters are to provide all toiletries, detergents, paper towels and toilet paper. Some of these items may be provided as a courtesy so that you have time to make it to the store upon arrival.

Yes, Coastal Provisions catering has to cater your event. There is NO food & beverage minimum. The owner’s of Coastal Provisions Market also own Pelican’s Landing offering wedding and event expertise during every step of your planning process. Coastal Provisions provides all types of full-service catering with menus starting at roughly $35 with taxes, service and gratuity. Visit to learn more.

One block north of Pelican’s Landing is the cross street of Bonito St, where a large parking lot at Whalehead Drive and Bonito Street easily accommodates 50 vehicles. In addition, there’s another parking lot one block south at Whalehead Drive and Sailfish Street. Guest drop-off can easily be pre-planned, as can valet parking. Six-passenger golf carts are also available to rent for the day to shuttle drivers between the house and the parking lot. Parking on the street is not permitted and subject to ticketing.
Nearby parking lots are a great Pelican’s Landing feature undervalued by many couples. Many other event homes do not have parking, so a shuttle service is required and an additional budget item. This alone could cost you an additional $1,500.

Cooking in the kitchen is only allowed for the occupancy of the house which is up to 12 guests. For weddings, a professional full service caterer is required to use the catering serving rentals included in the rental rate such as plates, silverware and glassware. In some cases, a professional caterer that offers set up and drop off is allowed. Please ask us for details on catering options for your specific event.