River Forest Manor & Marina, Belhaven

#81 of 113 in Parks in North Carolina Coast
Marina · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The River Forest Manor & Marina, a century-old Victorian mansion poised on the coastal estuary of the Pamlico Sound, Pantego Creek and Pungo River in Belhaven, has undergone an extensive restoration and refurbishment to capture the original beauty and splendor of the historical landmark. Presented in the height of its former glory, the River Forest Manor & Marina is now a premier wedding and event venue with well-appointed accommodations and an array of rooms featuring private bathrooms and access.

Designed to host events small and large, brides and event planners will find the unique space they seek at the River Forest Manor & Marina. The 13,000-square-foot property features large, spacious rooms on the Manor’s main floor and a new catering kitchen expertly designed for food prep for all occasions such as rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and meeting luncheons. The Manor’s River Room offers a full bar and sitting or dining space, which overlooks a wide, partially covered deck with panoramic views of the surrounding coastal waters.

The Manor’s 4.34-acre estate is lined with large, established pecan, magnolia and pine trees, well-landscaped flowerbeds and open grassy areas perfect for wedding day festivities and outdoor gatherings. A wraparound front porch with dramatic neoclassical columns and a “haint blue” ceiling add true Southern appeal with an unmatched causal sophistication.
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  • We had a lovely stay at River Forest Manor. It was my husbnd and me, and 3 grandchildren. We had adjoining rooms, which were perfect for us. Rooms were great. Plenty of room and very comfortable....  more »
  • Fabulous stop on the ICW. Dockmaster Henry is a pleasure to work with, incredibly helpful, friendly, the property is very nice and clean and super convenient. Yes, it can be a tight fit for a...  more »
  • Love this place. We have been going for years, and have seen it change hands several times. But the current owners have made this place amazing over the past few years, and make it better every year. It is always a pleasure to visit every year, Henry and Eddie, and any if the new faces are always so welcoming
  • This is one beautiful old home that has been restored to its former glory, a great place for a wedding or to have pictures taken and it even has a couple of small cottages that can be rented. The owners are wonderful people who grew up in this small town, they have deep roots in the community. The first egg hunt for the town at the manor (that's the picture,) they also have a sweet kids parade on the 3rd of July
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