The VisionThe Outer Banks’ best Weddings, Corporate Events, and Family Reunions

Your all-in-one solution for your Outer Banks rental lodging and event center is finally here! Our complex includes six fully appointed cottages along with a state of the art event center. Rent this one of a kind, all inclusive property as the perfect destination for your wedding, corporate event, family gathering, and more!

Haven on the Banks – Nags Head, NC

Each of our 6 standalone cottages comfortably sleeps 10 and are fully equipped with incredible amenities to provide a unique, memorable experience.  Our beautifully landscaped property also boasts a large pool, hot tub, tiki bar and cozy fire pit to further enhance your stay!

Keeper’s Galley

Located on premises, our exclusive, spacious event venue is included as part of your stay to host that special event for you, your family, and friends.  

Haven on the Banks – Where Luxury Meets Convenience

Gather together in the common areas during the day and retire to your own personal, charming retreat at night!

The OPPORTUNITYA One of a Kind Destination

Just a short walk to Nags Head Beach, Haven on the Banks is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. Next to the cottages and pool is Keeper’s Galley, our event center comfortably seating 180+ in a climate-controlled venue with a state-of-the-art caterer’s kitchen. Every event will be extra special no matter what time of year! Here are just a few opportunities that await:


Created to be the best wedding destination on the Outer Banks, Haven on the Banks is equipped with 6 cottages, a pristine pool, and a sparkling beach. Plus, Keeper’s Galley in the same location so your wedding will be low stress and picturesque. Not sure where to start? Tell us your dreams and we will help you start your new life together with a romantic wedding at the beach!

Corporate Events

Corporate leadership training, business brainstorming, team building, church retreats, school meetings, exhibitions, you name it – if your group needs to get away, Haven on the Banks + Keeper’s Galley is the place to meet your needs. With catering options to suit all needs, you’re sure to find just the right meal for your event. Keeper’s Galley offers high-speed wi-fi and audio-visual capabilities that will add C-suite professionalism to your agenda. Need to impress? Look no further!


From family reunions to class reunions or for just plain fun, gatherings at Haven on the Banks will provide cozy living accommodations, one of the nation’s top-rated beaches, and enough space to hold a fabulous catered dinner! We will connect you to the best chefs in the Outer Banks to create that one of a kind reunion your group will love. For the dancers in your life, Keeper’s Galley can be easily converted into a large dance floor, complete with in-house lighting, band, and DJ setup.


The magicBuilding Your Dream

The TeamMeet Our Owners



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It all started with a bike ride!

About Us

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…

The Beginning

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.

The Dream

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.

Let us help you create those everlasting and life-long memories!

The GoalYour Perfect Event

With world class lodging, a cutting-edge event center, and the help of seasoned, dedicated event specialists, your occasion is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience. Ready to begin your journey? Click the button below for booking information and see availability and pricing information here.


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Haven on the Banks & Keeper's Galley - Outer Banks, North Carolina Beach Venue and Vacation Destination, Perfect for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Events, and More!

Haven on the Banks & Keeper's Galley - Outer Banks, North Carolina Beach Venue and Vacation Destination, Perfect for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Events, and More!

Haven on the Banks & Keeper's Galley - Outer Banks, North Carolina Beach Venue and Vacation Destination, Perfect for Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Events, and More!

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