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Gay Friendly North Carolina Wedding Vendors

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Note: Listings are ordered by vendor type, then by city.

All Around Raleigh DJ - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Cary, NC, USA

All Around Raleigh DJ
103 Colen Ct., Cary, NC, 27511, USA

Phone: 1 919 757-8296
Contact: Eric X Hodgden

Serving: North Carolina
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Raleigh, NC, USA. Professional | Fun | Unique. We take extra time with our clients to make sure that we have gotten to know them personally and understand what they love and what is important to them. We'll make just enough announcements to make your celebration run smoothly from start to finish and we will artfully blend the music from the beginning until the end. Our goal is to hear you say "This is exactly what I imagined!"
USA, NC, Raleigh - Gay Friendly

Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Swannanoa, NC, USA

Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center
132 Old Jim's Branch Rd., Swannanoa, NC, 28778, USA

Phone: 1 828 298-1115
Contact: Danrae Babbitt

Serving: North Carolina
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Swannanoa, NC, USA. All inclusive wedding venue located in the western NC region near Asheville, NC. Provide all vendors and are very flexible to your own needs.
USA, NC, Swannanoa - Gay Friendly

Saffron Fine Foods - Gay FriendlyFood & Beverage in Asheville, NC, USA

Saffron Fine Foods
371 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC, 28801, USA

Phone: 1 828 318-8584
Contact: Miki Kilpatrick

Serving: Western NC
Purple Unions Disc: $5, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in Asheville, NC, USA. We believe that every gathering of people where food is shared should be considered a celebration. The act of breaking bread historically signifies the setting aside of individual differences & embracing common needs. It is our goal to provide food for such occasions that nourishes the body, entertains the senses, encourages laughter & warms your soul! We are WNC's premier green catering service, serving delicious local fare with accommodating & professional service.
USA, NC, Asheville - Gay Friendly

Beloved Ceremony - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Mills River, NC, USA

Beloved Ceremony
40 Sourwood Dr, Mills River, NC, 28759, USA

Phone: 1 828 891-6323
Contact: Susan Marlan

Serving: Western North Carolina
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Officiants in Asheville, NC, USA. Your ceremony will be personal, romantic and heartwarming - specifically created with caring and pride for you and your partner. A truly unforgettable celebration of your relationship and love for one another. "Everyone was touched by the spoken words as well as the love present in the room". Spiritual, religious, civil, multi-faith, or non-denominational. As creative or traditional as you wish. I have been recommended by top venues since 1989.
USA, NC, Asheville - Gay Friendly

Rev. Ann Marie Alderman - Lesbian OwnedOfficiants in Charlotte, NC, USA

Rev. Ann Marie Alderman
P.O. Box 790722, Charlotte, NC, 28206, USA

Phone: 1 704 770-8748
Contact: Ann Marie Alderman

Serving: Charlotte area
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Officiants in Charlotte, NC, USA. I am a Unitarian Universalist minister with lots of experience doing weddings, unions and pre-marital counseling. I listen to your story, your words, what this event means to you. Then I create a unique ceremony for you and your beloved that reflects what I have heard.
USA, NC, Charlotte - Lesbian Owned

North Carolina Wedding Minister - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Chapel Hill, NC, USA

North Carolina Wedding Minister
Chapel Hill, NC, 27517, USA

Phone: 1 919 942-2808
Contact: Barbara Lodge

Serving: Triangle area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Raleigh, NC, USA. Rev. Barbara Lodge is an ordained Nondenominational minister who specializes in writing unique and personal ceremonies designed specifically for you. All faiths, cultures, beliefs and traditions are welcome, honored and woven into your ceremony as you wish. The heart of your special day will be your ceremony so why not plan to make it memorably yours, reflecting how you feel about each other and your future together. Serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas.
USA, NC, Raleigh - Gay Friendly

As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

North Carolina currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, but several lawsuits are currently working their way through the courts. The state does not allow joint adoption by gay and lesbian couples.

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Gay Marriage Laws in North Carolina

Relationship Recognition: Legal Ban
Out of State Recognition: No
Adoption: No

If we know about any local marriage equality events, we'll list them here.


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Gay Marriage News in North Carolina

North Carolina Marriage Equality Stayed Until Virginia Decision

Aug 29th, 2014

A federal judge just put the brakes on North Carolina marriage equality until the US Supreme Court either takes up or passes on the Virginia case. Joe.My.God reports:

Yesterday a federal court stayed any further action on North Carolina's same-sex marriage battle until SCOTUS rules on Virginia's Bostic case. According to the order, should SCOTUS decline to hear Virginia's case,... read_more

Virginia Marriage Equality Ruling - North Carolina AG Will Stop Defending Ban

Jul 29th, 2014

IN the wake of the Fourth Circuit ruling striking down the Virginia marriage equality ban, North Carolina AG Roy Cooper says he will no longer defend it. Joe.My.God reports:

Following a ruling today from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of marriage equality, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper held a press conference in response, saying that as... read_more

Breaking: United Church of Christ Files Lawsuit Against North Carolina's Marriage Equality Ban

Apr 28th, 2014

This just in - a gay-friendly church has filed a lawsuit in North Carolina saying that the ban on marriage equality violates its religious freedom. The Washington Blade reports:

The United Church of Christ and a group of clergy and same-sex couples on Monday filed a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man... read_more

USA, North Carolina: 40% Support Marriage Equality

Apr 10th, 2014

A new poll shows that 40% now support marriage equality - a low number, but better than in 2012 when the state passed its ban. PPP reports:

In 2012 North Carolinians voted by a 22 point margin to ban gay marriage in the state. Now less than 2 years later voters say they oppose gay marriage by only 13 points,... read_more

USA, North Carolina: Attorney General Supports Marriage Equality, Will Still Defend Ban

Jan 26th, 2014

Although he personally supports marriage equality, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper will continue to defend the state's ban in court. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Attorney General Roy Cooper's office will continue to argue in court for North Carolina's constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, even as Virginia's new attorney general has decided to fight his state's gay marriage ban. Cooper, a... read_more

Rally Against Gay Marriage Ban Held in Charlotte, North Carolina

Oct 17th, 2011

Activists opposed to a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman gathered in uptown Charlotte Saturday. The group hopes to influence voter opinion about the issue before Amendment 1 goes to the ballot in May. "It's going to affect my relationship personally, because I do want to have a marriage with my partner," said Jeff Enochs. Enochs said... read_more

North Carolina: Campaigners Lobby For and Against Gay Marriage Ban

Aug 16th, 2011

In public places and behind the scenes, lobbying is gearing up ahead of the General Assembly session next month when lawmakers could consider putting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Campaigns for and against the proposed constitutional ban are already including petitions, pulpit messages, rallies, billboards and phone banks, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported today. The... read_more

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