The drive or cruise to Oriental brings the bridal party to a surprising array of possibilities in such a little village. Here are beautiful wedding venues indoors in old or modern churches or homes, and outdoors by the wide Neuse River or any of a number of creeks and marinas. Gourmet caterers provide set-up in the chosen banquet place or local restaurants can offer private dining rooms. Oriental invites guests to charming accommodations, including hotels and bed and breakfast inns. The River Dunes planned community rents cottages and/or invites transients to dock in their marina and serves large or small parties in a beautiful waterfront restaurant. The picturesque chapel may serve as background and dais for a large outdoor wedding or can seat a small party within. A number of "destination" wedding planners bring good ideas and excellent contacts for music, photography and officiants for Oriental weddings.