The TeamMeet Our Owners
TARA & GERRY
It all started with a bike ride!
We are your hosts, Tara and Gerry. We married in 2016, with both of us bringing together children from previous marriages. Our blended family includes Gerry’s Megan and Chelsea, as well as Tara’s Morgan and Shane. We certainly can’t leave out Steadman (Megan’s husband) and our first grandbaby, sweet Wyatt! We are blessed beyond measure with these awesome, successful young adults!
Since we were starting out for the first time together, we wanted a project – something we could tackle together, something we could create, and something that would hopefully make a difference to our community. So we went on a bike ride…
One pleasant Sunday afternoon, we rode our bikes down the beach road and noticed several tents set up. We soon learned there were at least six beach weddings in progress! This made perfect sense given the Outer Banks is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the country. We knew exactly what project we could do together. Haven on the Banks was born!
With the help of Gerry’s real estate experience, we negotiated contracts and permits until we had purchased enough land for our cottages and Keeper’s Galley, our fully equipped event center. We could now offer a one stop shop for bride and groom along with their family and friends. No other location in the area would come close to offering the style and amenities we would provide to you.
No matter the event, we offer the privacy of separate cottages combined with togetherness around a pool and tiki bar. Add in our event center and everything you need is in one spot. Plus, you have easy access to one of the world’s best beaches!
Our dreams have come to life so quickly we can hardly believe it. We also know our success did not come without the great support of our family and the local community. Haven on the Banks and the Keeper’s Galley is our dream, and it has truly taken a village to bring it to life. We are forever grateful and humbled.
Offering the experience of a lifetime is our goal – for you, your family and your friends. We hope you consider staying with us for your event.