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“Miha Slegel made this experience seamless. She is a professional with a personal touch. Through the planning process, willing to answer emails immediately (we had 3 people in 3 different time zones) to the ‘day of’ coordination. She offered direction and guidance when needed. To first looks, no looks, maximizing time at the venue, etc, the best. We were told that the food was the best ‘wedding food’ of any wedding and the hands down the best wedding. Thank you to Miha and all of her staff. You made it easy!”

– Brook M., married on 12/20/23

“The rustic oceanfront venue was everything i dreamed of and more. Having the option to do our ceremony inside, on the private pier, or on the beach gave me such peace of mind! We opted for indoors so we didn’t have to stress about the weather, but we took so many pictures on the pier and the beach that i didn’t feel like i missed out at all. The pier house staff was so responsive and helpful, particularly our coordinator Miha. We truly couldn’t have had such an incredible day without her! It was such a relief having her keep everyone on schedule and communicate with vendors, it really was like hiring a wedding planner but her support came with the venue. The other great benefit was the alcohol and catering options. Not having to go through a separate vendor made the process so much easier, and they had a huge variety of menu options to choose from. Overall, I’m ecstatic with my experience and it couldn’t have been a better day. Huge thanks to Miha and her team for making our wedding a stress free and beautiful experience!!”

– Kate N., married on 6/18/23

“My husband and I would absolutely recommend the Kitty Hawk Pier House to any couple looking to get married in the Outer Banks. They were reasonably priced compared to other venues in the area, plus they offered packages which included everything (food, drinks, table settings, etc), so we did not have to hire multiple vendors. It also made it very easy to pivot to holding the ceremony inside, which still looked great, and Jamie and her team did a great job coordinating.”

– Alexandra L., married on 5/20/23

“When we started looking at venues for our wedding this was one of our top three, and then we easily narrowed it down to the Kitty Hawk Pier. The venue is absolutely stunning and you cannot beat the views and location. Peggy, the in-house coordinator we had, worked with us on everything, from special meal requests to multiple venue tours. She always answered our questions promptly and assisted wherever she could. On our actual wedding day, everything went so smooth and the banquet staff was beyond helpful and attentive! Wish we could party here every year!”

– Rebecca E., married on 5/26/23

“Working with Jamie and Peggy was so so fun and easy. They made our dreams come true. They are truly professionals and made us feel so special!”

– Casey P., married on 10/15/22

“We had our wedding at the Pier House this past May, and it was the best decision I ever made! Our ceremony was held on the pier, and having the ocean in the background was absolutely beautiful. The pier is public, but is blocked off for the ceremony, so it was wonderfully private. As for the reception in the Pier House, perfection. The food is delicious and the venue is very pretty inside. We had the pleasure of working with Peggy as our in-house coordinator. She kept in constant contact with us and made sure every detail was squared away. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. If you are looking to have a wedding in the Outer Banks, definitely consider the Pier House!”

– Sonya V., married on 5/20/22

“Miha was such a joy to work with. She took the time to listen to our wish list concerning our wedding reception and made our dreams come true. The food was delicious and the location was fabulous. Thank you for everything.”

– Karen, married on 7/6/23

“From our initial contact with the wedding staff to closing the door at the end of our event, the Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk, NC was professional, accommodating, creative, flexible, and a joy to work with.

There was no detail left unattended and the coordination of the wedding service on the pier, set up of the reception, food service, decorations, and hotel accommodations was flawless. Easily the most fantastic wedding and reception I could have asked for our daughter!

The Kitty Hawk Pier House is perfect for a wedding reception, easily accommodating our 70+ guests.

The Hilton staff transform this venue into something very special for wedding events.

Two weeks post wedding and we still can’t think of one thing we would change or wish we would have done differently.

If you’re looking for the ultimate Outer Banks wedding experience, look no further. It was absolutely perfect.”

– T Kairis, married on 7/23/22

“We wanted to get married in the beach, and even though the weather didn’t cooperate the venue was accommodating and beautiful! The Pier House is gorgeous with wood and the ocean was pounding outside. We couldn’t have asked for better! The accommodations were beautiful, with the beach front rooms which had a romantic two person tub in the room.

The food for the wedding was spectacular, our guests were overjoyed with the appetizers and the amazing entree! We did a combined of braised beef and Tilapia with crab and hollandaise on top. They were accommodating to my food preferences and made a special meal for me which was incredible!

We had so much fun and could not ask for a more helpful staff and better wedding coordinator than Jamie. She responded quickly, was polite and answered all my questions, no matter how silly they were. When the wedding needed to be moved she was right there to ensure it went off without a hitch. Great service all around!”
– Donna F., married on 5/25/22

“My daughter was recently married at the HGI Kitty Hawk Pier House and it was as perfect and wonderful as we could ever have imagined! The ceremony was conducted on the Pier with sunny skies and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean below us. It was the most moving and beautiful ceremony and the location was absolutely perfect. Afterwards our guests stepped right inside the Pier House to kick off the Cocktail Hour and Reception. The room was absolutely stunning with candle light gleaming and casting a beautiful glow over the room. From every location in the room we could see the Ocean! The ambiance in the room was exactly what we had hoped for and our guests are still complimenting the beautiful setting! We booked the Pier House 18 months prior to the wedding and the last 6 months with COVID restrictions was very stressful. Miha Slegel was absolutely incredible to work with. She responded to all of our numerous emails, phone calls, and text messages with professionalism and genuine concern. The entire staff did everything in their power to ensure our guests had a good time while remaining safe. The food – WOW! The food was more than good, it was excellent! Everything surpassed our expectations! Our guests are still talking about the Filet (cooked perfectly), Stuffed Shrimp, Crab Cakes and the array of appetizers that included delicious bacon wrapped scallops! I also want to acknowledge the Food and Beverage Manager, Will Browning for his exceptional service. The extra touches executed by the HGI team meant so much to me! For one perfect night, we were able to put the stresses of the world behind us and celebrate this beautiful occasion with family and friends. It was an evening that was filled with tears of joy and laughter and I can’t thank Miha and her team enough! ”

– Cindy, Mother of the Bride, 8/22/20

“Jamie & Peggy at the Hilton Garden Inn were absolutely AMAZING! My (now) husband and I decided to move our wedding up 10 months, giving us about a month to plan, and then our original venue fell through a week and a half before our big day! Needless to say, we ended up exactly where we were supposed to be all along. The team and hotel were wonderful to work with. They were able to pull off our dream wedding with such short notice. Getting married on the beach right next to the pier was incredible. The ballroom was spectacular, the food was delicious, and it was definitely a night to remember (COVID restrictions and all!). We are so grateful for all of the work that they put in to our wedding and we could not have asked for a more perfect day. We would recommend them to anybody!! :)”

– E . Nichols, married 7/07/20

“Our daughter’s wedding came close to being one of Covid- 19 victims. Originally scheduled for May 15, it had to be postponed to July 10. We all held our breath hoping it would even happen then. Our venue, The Pier House at Kitty Hawk (Hilton Gardens), and special events decorators, I DO OBX Wedding and Event. With the change of date, also came changes in the way the event had to take place to make sure we all stayed within CDC guidelines. Social distancing, no buffets, masks and hand sanitizers all had to be provided. Miha Slegel, Sales Manager at the Hilton Gardens and the head of food services, Will Browning, went above and beyond to make our event happen in such a way that our daughter would be thrilled with. Although we had to have the reception in the ballroom instead of the Pier House because of the 50% capacity regulations, as we originally wanted, the event was fantastic. The ballroom was breathtaking. The food was amazing! The Hilton staff was so helpful and accommodating. The room was beautifully decorated by I Do OBX, with draping and twinkle lights creating a magical ambiance. The ceremony was picture perfect on the Kitty Hawk Pier with the driftwood arch and chairs, also from I DO OBX. I can’t speak highly enough of all the vendors that made our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding such a success. My daughter said it best, “it was perfect.” After the stress of the pandemic, the stress of re-arranging wedding plans and other personal setbacks, the wedding came off without a hitch.”

– Diann Caviness, Mother of the Bride, 7/10/20

“Everyone was super helpful in accommodating guests at the hotel as well as in the Pier House. Peggy & Jamie were great in helping set up and making sure things were on time. They were extremely professional and accommodating with COVID procedures to ensure everyone felt comfortable.”

– Kaitlyn Slusher, married 8/8/2020

“I am so impressed with this venue. Miha and all the Hilton employees were amazing! Our wedding was everything I could have hoped for and then some! COVID unfortunately caused us to postpone but the venue was so accommodating and helped take so much stress away. They went above and beyond to create a healthy and safe environment for everyone while still making all my wedding dreams come true. This venue now holds a very special place in my heart. You can tell that they truly care for their couples.”

– Julie Caviness, married 7/10/20

“We did all our wedding planning from thousands of miles away, but Jamie (director of sales) made things easy! We had our ceremony on the pier and our reception in the pier house and it was everything we could have wanted. The venue is beautiful with a rustic pier and timber frame pier house with open space perfect for dining and dancing! The catering was great and professional, and Jamie helped to make sure everything went off without a hitch! Jamie has a lot of experience coordinating the venue and has great knowledge and advice for couples planning their big day.”

– Becca, Married 05/12/2019

“Every single staff member is a dream to work with. Miha has your back through and through. I would do my wedding day here 1,000 more times if I could. So thankful for the special day they gave me.”

– Stephanie, Married 09/14/19

“I’ve been vacationing in Nags Head my whole life and when we decided to get married in Kitty Hawk, I researched a couple venues and the Hilton Garden Inn offered the best opportunities! Jamie and the Hilton staff were absolutely amazing!! I was planning our wedding from out of town and once Jamie was hired (about 3 months before our wedding), she drove full steam ahead! Jamie worked with me over email, text, and phone calls and truly made my life so much easier!!”

– Elizabeth, Married 06/18/2017

“I absolutely cannot say enough. It was BEYOND PERFECT. Miha is an outstanding coordinator and she makes sure that everything happens as planned! She works so well with the vendors and is in constant communication with both you and them. THE FOOD….oh my. 3 weeks later and people are still talking about the crab cakes, bacon wrapped shrimp, and crab dip. The steak was perfect and everything was BEYOND magical. I never in my wildest dreams imagined things would turn out as magical and perfect as they did. AMAZING VENUE & EVEN MORE AMAZING STAFF. Thank you for absolutely everything!!!!”

– Kimberly, Married 07/28/19

“I cannot say enough about Jamie and the rest of the Hilton Staff. Jamie is so great to work with, she’s very professional and wants your wedding to be perfect! Having our wedding at the Hilton in Kitty Hawk was one of the best decisions we’ve made. Our guests still cannot stop talking about how amazing the Pier House reception was. We loved that we were allowed to walk out on the pier during the reception, it was absolutely perfect! We highly recommend, if you love the beach and OBX to have your wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk.”

– Samantha, Married 08/11/19

“Think no more! It’s a no brainer! The Hilton Garden Inn has it all…a beautiful pier, a lovely Pier House Restaurant, an awesome ballroom, and wonderful beach! Whatever you are looking for, it is here! We had the most amazing wedding coordinator to walk with us throughout the process, There is none to compare with her way of handling wedding preparations and being there for the families. This lady truly cares about her wedding families and lightens the load with her loving and caring ways. What a gem the Hilton has in Miha! We can’t thank you enough! We love the Hilton Garden Inn!”

– Virginia, Married 09/04/16

“This was THE BEST decision we made to have our wedding at the Hilton at Kitty Hawk. Miha and the entire event staff went above & beyond to make everything perfect and even better than we ever dreamed it would be. We are so very thankful for everything. We will never ever forget Miha and her team and everything they did for us. Our wedding was epic! I have never met a wedding planning that cares as much as Miha does. Our entire family fell in love with her. She holds a special place in all of our hearts. We will be back to visit again soon! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! XO”

-Carol Anne, Married 09/04/16

“Everything about Miha and the Hilton staff was EXCEPTIONAL. Miha was the absolute best and could not have been more helpful! Our day went perfect because of all her help!! The staff during our wedding were just as great. I can’t say enough great things about the staff.”

-Sarah, Married 06/04/16

“Jamie did an amazing job on making my day perfect. She is very professional and so sweet. I really enjoyed working with her. She knows exactly what’s she’s doing and she will definitely help make your wedding day a perfect day!”

– Mindy, Married 5/20/17

“Kitty Hawk Pier House is a beautiful venue especially if you’re looking to be right by the ocean. I had my ceremony on the beach right next to the pier and then everyone just walked up to the pier right after for cocktail hour and reception. The inside met my needs of exactly what I wanted with having a rustic side while being at the beach. I worked with Miha and she was very responsive and answered any of my questions especially when it got closer to my wedding date! She definitely tried to make my day as easy as possible and stress free and beautiful set up. I would definitely recommend this venue to future couples!!!”

– Kristen, Married 10/15/2016

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