The White Oak
The White Oak
The Private, Waterfront Wedding Venue in Morehead City, NC
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Welcome!

Thank you for considering The White Oak for your special event.   Glenn and I are excited about the possibility of  sharing the unique beauty of the property that means so much to our family.  Glenn's grandparents were both born and raised in eastern North Carolina, and Glenn spent many summers during his youth here on the beautiful Crystal Coast.  When I first came to visit I was overwhelmed by the unique features here on the bluff 45 feet above the water.  There is a certain rejuvenating energy between the canopy of Live Oaks, and the consistent southwest breezes across Bogue Sound.  Our south facing orientation provides both lovely sunrise and spectacular sunset views.  Although we have made many improvements to the property, we also have worked hard to maintain a certain casual comfort here.  Who doesn't love to kick off their shoes and be comfortable at the beach?  Your event can be as formal or as casual as you design.  At the day's end we want you to feel right at home!  

Sincerely, 

Catherine and Glenn White

Our History

Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Fleeta and Glenn White purchased property on the Crystal Coast at Atlantic Beach shortly after they were married in the early 1900s.  Following the devastation of Hurricane Hazel in 1954, they began looking for property off the beach.  Once they saw the beautifully wooded lots on the bluff at the highest point overlooking Bogue Sound in Morehead City , they knew they had found their new beach home.  Originally four separate lots, the Whites assembled their four acre parcel by purchasing adjacent lots as they became available over the next few years.     

In 2011, we took over management of the property.  Many improvements were made including renovating the houses, adding fencing, landscaping, a pier, a tiered deck and other amenities.  

 We hosted our daughter's wedding at The White Oak in 2017.    The event was so successful and the response so positive that we decided to open the property up for others to enjoy.  

We invite you to  build your own special memories by hosting your event right here at The White Oak.  Come and enjoy all that is part of North Carolina's spectacular Crystal Coast!  

Erin Taylor Photography

Erin Taylor Photography

Erin Taylor Photography

Erin Taylor Photography

Modern Day Retreat

Today the homes are fully updated and the grounds meticulously maintained. For more information about each of the houses, keep scrolling.

 

Our homes & The property

In addition to the 3.5 acre property, please find the below information regarding the home rentals; both of which are included in all of our event packages for your comfort and total relaxation during your event weekend.

 
 
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Glenn’s Joy House

Glenn's Joy is the main home on the property, offering approximately 2200 square feet of comfortable space for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready. 

  • Sleeps 6-8

  • 3 bedrooms (1 king bed, 2 queen beds, & queen pull-out) and 3 bathrooms

  • Open concept living area with views of the sound

  • Outdoor shower

  • Laundry room/mudroom

  • Large deck with bench seating

  • Outdoor dining table seating 12

  • Outdoor hot tub

 
Erin Taylor Photography

Erin Taylor Photography

Fleeta's Fancy House

Fleeta's Fancy  is the secondary home on the property, perfect for the groom and his groomsmen to relax and prepare. 

  • Sleeps 4-6

  • 2 bedrooms (1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, & 1 fold out sleeper) and 1.5 bathrooms

  • Outdoor shower

  • Screened in porch & deck

 
Erin Taylor Photography

Erin Taylor Photography

The Grounds

The 3.5-acre property in Morehead City overlooks Bogue Sound with a beautiful view of North Carolina's Crystal Coast.  The lush St. Augustine grass and shady Live Oak trees coupled with the southern breeze provides instant relaxation for any visitor.  A private dock and private beach is available for fishing, sunsets, and enjoying the sound.