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 up to 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 – Your Private Beachside Resort



The Villanova University Band had 54 student musicians stay at Haven on the Banks. We enjoyed all the amenities -- especially the hot tubs, grills, and karaoke machine! The location was perfect, within walking distance to the beach. Every house was pristine in terms of cleanliness and decor; it was a great surprise to see the welcome basket that each house had! There was only one small hiccup, the wifi throughout the property was not working. Overall, we had a lovely visit and are thankful to Tara and Gerry!
Bailee Deshler
Bailee Deshler
03:01 06 Dec 19
Recently toured this property during the wedding fest. I met Tara the owner, who has a keen eye for details and perfection. We later toured the property and I was very impressed with the cleanliness, spacious rooms, and overall layout. Each home has a grill and hot tub. The tiki bar �!
RL Whittington
RL Whittington
12:48 26 Aug 19
WOW, perfection...we had 65 people with plenty of room to enjoy this awesome property - everything is new pristine - close to the beach, restaurants, and grocery. We had an amazing time, decor was beautiful, beds so comfortable. Can't wait to come back - longer next time!
Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds
21:19 05 Aug 19
I came down from Richmond this weekend and spent a few days/nights at Haven on the Banks. I was expecting a nice venue, but what I experienced blew me out of the water. The cabins are luxurious without any detail unturned. The layout is such that all cabins are private, but also lend themsleves to being part of the party! Such great memeories made by the pool and tiki bar. This place is AMAZING and I WILL be coming back!
Erik Markowitz
Erik Markowitz
17:05 05 Aug 19
Our family gathered here for our annual family reunion this weekend! What a great venue! The cottages are beautiful and well equipped with plenty of space for lots of family to comfortably sleep. The pool and tiki bar provided a great gathering spot and the beach is just across the street! It was neat to be able to meander from house to house visiting through out the day/night... drinking coffee on the porch, gathering at a different house for lunch, playing games & enjoying the hot tub under the house. So fun! If you have a corporate event, family reunion,wedding or just bunch of families that want a great spot on the beach to stay, I highly recommend Haven on the Banks!
Jennifer Hucks
Jennifer Hucks
01:52 05 Aug 19
Such a wonderful place to celebrate a wedding, a reunion or hold a corporate event. Six houses, each with 4 bedrooms. We held our family reunion here and it was beyond perfect!
Amy Mike Dail
Amy Mike Dail
23:52 04 Aug 19
The most amazing weekend. We stayed here for 4 nights for a family reunion and it was the perfect set up. All 6 cottages are set up so you can see your neighbors and have a conversation from your own balcony to your neighbors! Each cottage is equipped with EVERYTHING you will need! I can’t wait until our next family gathering at the haven!
Melissa Sander Mason
Melissa Sander Mason
23:16 04 Aug 19
Sheer awesomeness!!!!! 😁❤️We had our family reunion here this year. It’s a wonderful venue for reunions, corporate events, or weddings!!Tastefully decorated and furnished - everything you need is provided in these six four bedroom houses! The pool and tiki bar are awesome and the ocean is right across the street. Each house has its own hot tub, gas grill, and outdoor shower. There is lots of open porch space to gather and socialize amongst yourselves or with those in the other houses. It is very obvious that lots of planning and consideration for guests went into Haven on the Banks!
If Tara has her hand on this, you just know it will be a success!!!!
Susie Focke
Susie Focke
21:43 20 Oct 18
An event site with separate accommodations for friends and family. Awesome idea. Best of luck.
Alan Creech
Alan Creech
00:46 13 Oct 18
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:

Weddings


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!

Reunions


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

HAVEN ON THE BANKS & KEEPER'S GALLEY OWNERS - TARA & GERRY WILKINS

TARA & GERRY

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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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