Wedding Venues in the NC Mountains
This is a list of venues in the NC Mountains that I’m either familiar with or have worked with directly. They didn’t pay to be on this list and I’m not affiliated with them in any way. If you know of a great venue that I need to add to the list please contact me! There are plenty of hotels in the area that offer great wedding packages, but I’ve kept this list to options a little different than your standard hotel just to give brides something to consider. Click on the name of any of these venues to visit their website or contact them directly.
Yesterday Spaces (Leicester)
Beautiful venue with amazing oak trees, open pastures and both indoor and outdoor options. If you’re looking for an outdoor wedding overlooking mountains this is your place.
Biltmore Estate (Asheville)
Biltmore is easily the most beautiful estate in NC and it’s a classic location for any gathering. It will certainly make your wedding one to remember for a lifetime.
The Grove Park Inn (Asheville)
Oh the Grove Park, how I love thee, let me count the ways. Spa treatments, mountain views, bed and breakfast packages. Amazing, simply amazing.
If you’re a couple that likes to hike then Chimney Rock might be the location for you. Great outdoor venue, unique wedding location.
The Farm (Candler)
If you dream of hardwood floors, fireplaces and a beautiful gazebo then consider The Farm in Candler, NC.
The Waynesville Inn (Waynesville)
Beautiful indoor and outdoor options. Mountains, golf, open fields with a big white tent – just about anything you can imagine for your wedding day.
Hawkesdene House (Andrews)
A long family-style reception table, and outdoor wedding in a forest, an awesome barn. Great venue for your wedding in the NC Mountains!
Black Mountain Sanctuary (Black Mountain)
Rustic barn and what they call “free-range” weddings meaning you can plan as you wish and consider them a blank canvas.
Lake Lure Inn & Spa (Lake Lure)
An amazing venue for a destination NC Mountain wedding. Plenty of amenities and lodging for you and your guests and grounds with options to make your day everything you’ve dreamed.
Leatherwood Mountains (Ferguson)
A gorgeous wedding location for horse lovers in the mountains of NC!
Budgeting your North Carolina Mountain Wedding
Before you settle on a venue, finalize your budget! For example, if your budget is $20,000 don’t even go look at venues that wouldn’t fit into your plan because you’ll be tempted to overspend and then have to cut back on some other portion of your wedding. A good rule of thumb is that your reception (including food, beverages, rentals and the site) should be between 40 – 50 percent of your total budget. Most of the other items should end up being around 10 percent each (flowers, wedding photography, dress and tux rentals, music, planner, etc).
Finding great Wedding Vendors in the NC Mountains
Referrals are the best way to find great locations and wedding vendors you’ll love. Check with your friends and family to see if anyone recommends specific venues, wedding planners, florists or entertainment. The NC Mountains have a lot to offer and getting recommendations will help you narrow the field quickly. You can find my personal wedding vendor recommendations by clicking here, and of course, I would love the opportunity to be your wedding photographer!