Celebration Cottage sits on three ocean front lots at the end of Money Island Drive in Atlantic Beach, NC.
Celebration was built with events in mind and has no bedrooms. Instead we offer 3 levels with an open floorplan and a huge seaside deck for dining and dancing under the stars.
The fact that we can accomidate any menu requests can be daunting. We understand it may take a few suggestions for you to choose what the perfect meal is for your dream day!
Therefore Chef Denise has provided us with a few "Sample Menus" for you to get some ideas together! Let us know what your ideas and questions are! We are always here to help!
Appetizers (Served during cocktail hour)
Warm spinach and artichoke dip with toasted lavosh (stationary)
Passed Appetizer - BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Scallops
Dinner- Served buffet style
Mixed greens topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries, feta and sliced almonds dressed with French vinaigrette
House baked rolls and butter
Entree One: Chicken Piccata-Boneless chicken breast sautéed in butter with a lemon, butter and caper sauce
Entree Two: Baked Crabmeat Stuffed Flounder Roulades with Creamy Lemon Sauce
Grilled and Marinated Vegetable medley- zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, marinated mushrooms, red peppers and asparagus served with Garlic Aioli
Spinach and artichoke dip (very vegetarian). Served with toasted lavosh.
Blueberry, Strawberry and Almond Salad.
Chicken Piccata on buffet.
Grilled summer vegetables with garlic aioli
Or maybe something fun like a Nuevo Mexican Feast
Dinner- set up stations style
House cooked tortilla chip bar with red salsa, fruit salsa and guacamole
Queso Fundito! Gobs of Mexican melting cheese and chorizo sausage with tortillas served by the Chef stations style
Tacos Al Pastor- Marinated pork steak strips grilled with pineapple and onions, Grilled marinated boneless chicken breast strips sautéed onions with red and green peppers
Baked Flounder seasoned with adobo & chilies, lime and cilantro for fish tacos
Frioles de olla- Pinto beans cooked with chorizo, onions, garlic and tomatoes
Corn and flour tortillas
Bowls of cheese, tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, and assorted hot sauces to top tacos
Maybe your wedding cake could be Denise's famous Tres Leches!
But .. this close to the ocean ...
We should talk about our amazing local seafood!
Low Country Shrimp Boil
Spinach Artichoke Dip & Passed house made mini sweet potato biscuits with pimento cheese and ham
Thick cut coleslaw and fresh garden salad
Corn spoon bread with whipped honey butter
A medley of large peel & eat shrimp, smoked sausage, chicken thighs, red potatoes, sweet onions and corn on the cob all steamed in beer, butter and Old Bay then served piping hot with sides of melted butter, cocktail sauce and Old Bay for dipping.
Here are the basic logistics. Your meal can be served any style you like, Sit Down, Buffet, Stations (Heavy Hor D Oeuvres). We want your meal to compliment the feel of your event.
Appetizers - Warm rustic spinach and artichoke dip with lavosh crackers & Choice of passed appetizer
Salad- can be any type of salad that is seasonal or compliments your menu. Local ingredients are sourced depending on availability
Rolls and butter baked in house
Vegetable-Seasonal and local whenever possible
Starch- Rice, potatoes, whatever sounds nice to you!
Entrées - Choice of 2 entrees. When offering a traditional sit down these can be either separate or combined (Think Filet topped with Maryland Style Crabcake ... yummm)
* Vegetarian & Gluten, Nut or Dairy free are ALWAYS an option. We can either make the entire menu this way OR offer special plates to special guests. Please be SURE to let us know of known allergies ahead of time so we can prepare.
Are you big fan of munchies?
Additional appetizers can be added starting at $2.50 per person.
Like these handmade Sweet Potato Biscuits with Ham & Pimento Cheese ...
Or hand rolled sushi.
YES! Hand rolled SUSHI!!
Cheese and fresh baked breadsticks
Fresh Fruit Displays..
Extra ADD ON APPETIZERS Priced per person. Prices subject to change at any time.
Fruit salsa, salsa verde, guacamole and house made chips $4.50
Grilled vegetables with soy aioli $4
IG crab dip with toasted crostini $3.50
Traditional shrimp cocktail with Bloody Mary sauce $5
Hawaiian tuna poke $5
Beef or vegetarian samosas with chutney $5
Antipasti with meats, veggies, cheeses and breads $8.00
Charcuterie board- cheeses, pickled veggies, jams, meats, nuts, breads and crackers, etc. $10
Fruit platter $4
Jalapeño pepper poppers (baked, vegetarian) $3
Grilled vegetables on Boursin bruschetta (vegetarian) $3
Deviled eggs 3 ways $3
Spanakopita triangles $3
Bacon falafel bites with hummus in lettuce wraps $3
Arancini- fried risotto and mozzarella balls with marinara sauce $3
Tomato tartlets topped with pimento cheese $3.50
English cucumber cups with shrimp salad $4
Clams casino $5
Sea scallop & crab cake sliders $7
Firecracker shrimp $5
Maryland style crab cake canapés $5
Tempura soft shelled crab with Remoulade sauce $5
Fried crab puffs with capered tartar sauce $3.50
Scallop on a risotto cake $6
Ceviche on a tortilla chip $4
BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp $3.50
Bacon wrapped sea scallops $6
Gravlax (salmon) with mustard sauce on pumpernickel $6
California rolls with wasabi soy sauce $4
Thai chicken skewers with peanut sauce $3.50
Chicken and cheese quesadilla triangles with salsa $3.50
Panko crusted chicken bites with apricot mustard sauce $3
Curried chicken salad filled puffs $3
Duck confit egg rolls $4
Turkey wonton with triple berry sauce $3
Pork dumplings with Sriracha dipping sauce $3
Trio of stuffed mushrooms: blue cheese, horseradish cheese, sausage & cheese $4
Jalapeño poppers stuffed with sausage and cheese (fried) $3
Date and blue cheese stuffed meatballs $4
Baked bacon and cheddar stuffed mini potato $3
Sweet potato biscuits with ham and pimento cheese $3.50
Korean BBQ pork or beef skewers $4.50
Lamb skewers with mint sauce $8
Scotch eggs $4
Cocktail Reuben sandwiches $5.50
Pigs in blankets with ale mustard sauce $3
You can also add a litany of desert options, family favorites, cookie table, passed bignets... The world is your oyster! (yes we can also serve local oysters :-)
Spa water & Tea plus assorted soft beverages are available to guests at all times and included in the catering package
Our Bar Package is UNLIMITED for 5 hours. Meaning your guests can relax and enjoy whatever they would like and we add a bar every 50 people to cut down on wait time.
Beer and Wine is a service provided for a 5-hour reception. First Kiss to Last Call.
Beers Provided are your choice of domestic, 3 NC Craft Brews - Mother Earth Weeping Willow Wit, Abby's Amber Ale & Oska Blues: Dale's Pale Ale
Provided Wines are - Sparkling Wine or Moscato (Upon Request), Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, PinotNoir and Cabernet
We will do our best to accommodate special requests, please keep in mind that special requests will be charged on a case by case basis.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED. Guests drinking or providing outside alcohol will be considered in breach of contract.
We offer call liquor as our well bar! Absolute, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Jack Daniels
You may purchase favorite brands to be served through our Chef when making your menu. We charge PER BOTTLE for special requests. We charge for every bottle that we order for you.
Under NO circumstances are guests, including hosts, allowed to enter or leave the premises with beer, wine or liquor. All leftover spirits are property of Celebration Cottage.
Signature Cocktails can be arranged through our chef and added to your menu. (Optional)
While you are more than welcome to hire an outside vendor for your wedding cake we hope that you will consider Denise's from scratch confections.
Our wedding cakes are simple and delicious!! Made only of the freshest ingredients, from scratch, and never frozen.
We provide a two-tiered cutting cake so your photographer can capture some exciting cake cutting pictures. We will have back-up sheet cakes, of the same flavors, on hand in the kitchen to cut for your guests!
Our cakes can be carrot cake, devil’s food cake, vanilla cake, lemon cake, red velvet cake or even Fun-fetti!
You also get to choose a yummy filling from vanilla cream, lemon curd, fresh strawberries,raspberries, blueberries, or chocolate ganache.
And last but never least, please choose a frosting! Cream cheese buttercream, vanilla, almond or lemon buttercream. A note about our frostings, they are made with butter, no shortening ever!
If you provide us with some of your beautiful wedding flowers and/or a cake topper, we will artfully arrange them on your cake to make it beautiful for your Bridal album.
Cakes are decorated with simple white homemade frosting and are never frozen and reconstituted.
We do not use boxed or dried ingredients. You can have our chef add your flowers, topper or otherdecorations and of course you choose the flavors.
Your all inclusive package (Package 2) also includes:
INCLUDED: Venue (12 Hours) No discount for unused time. Celebration Cottage rental, Daily Use agreement. Cottage will be available for guest’s entry at 11:00 am and all outside amplified music will end by 11:00 pm. All other terms of rental are included in the guest’s contract.
INCLUDED: Rental of Celebration Cottage includes use of dining tables and chairs, banquet tables, rolling bars and all rooms and grounds associated with Celebration Cottage. Cottage rental DOES NOT INCLUDE ceremony chairs.
INCLUDED: Banquet Linens & table linens plus napkins are provided. We provide Poly Blend linens rented though Crystal Coast Tent and event rentals. If you choose a more glamorous linen like a satin or a velvet we will issue a credit of $12 per linen and you would pick up the balance. These will need to be arranged by your coordinator.
INCLUDED: Full planning package with Knot a Second Thought Weddings and Events (The Knot: Level 3) Zena Underwood Owner & Lead Coordinator
INCLUDED: DJ - Ceremony & Reception set up. Upgraded packages including lights and sound also available for an upgraded price.
INCLUDED: Our event staff are here to make sure your day goes off without a hitch! It is our goal to provide you and your guest with a superior level of service. In order for us to ensure this, we hire a ratio of one staff member per every 15 guests. All gratuity is also included.
INCLUDED: Tent requests must be made in writing via text or email 90 days prior to your event date. High gusting or sustained winds may affect availability of tents.Tent sides are provided and can be pulled back for better weather. Tent package includes market lighting. Tent package also includes inspection and permits issued by the Town of Atlantic Beach Fire Department.
Executive Chef Denise Greer, General Manager Amiee Scott thank you for taking the time to inquire about Celebration Cottage. This special spot was a dream of ours and we hope to make our dream a special spot for you to celebrate your special day!
Cheers! The Celebration Cottage Team!
Casey Futrell Photography, Common Dove Photography