Post # 1
Hi Atlanta Bees! I am currently planning my May 2010 wedding and I am looking for a place in the mountains that could serve as a "destination" type wedding setting. Both families are from out of town and we want an outdoors ceremony so I have been looking in Gatlinburg and Asheville areas but I haven’t really found anything that floats my boat in the N GA mountains. Can y’all recommend a venue?
Post # 3
Have you looked into any of the vineyards in N.Ga? Quite a few of them have really pretty mountain views from their ceremony location. We chose a bed & breakfast near lake Rabun b/c it gave us a nice garden or meadow ceremony location with the ability to block their 16 guest rooms for our guests (and there is a nice overflow hotel nearby). I’m kinda crazy right now (wedding is next week) but if you want to PM me the ones you didn’t like in N.Ga, I"ll go through the LONG list of ones we visited and send you the ones you might like?
Another option that is really nice is Highlands, NC
Post # 4
I absolutely LOVE Wolf Mountain Winery btw. we go there for brunch and will be going there for Father’s Day again too!
It’s in Dahlonega.
There’s a few there to check out also. Frogtown Winery, Three Sisters (think that’s the name) and Montaluce Vineyards (also gorgeous and I love this place..on short list if we go w/a winery).
Post # 5
Hi! I’m getting married in Lake Lure, NC. I saw you were looking at Asheville locations, I am originally from Asheville and now live in Greensboro. I had to get married with my mountains around me – and the resort at lake lure was perfect and the mountain views are wonderful! It’s about 30-40 min outside of Asheville, but it might be something worth looking into if your wanting a mountain setting- they specialize in destination weddings. The coordinator is wonderful and so helpful! The resort in called Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure- the name comes from the mountain that is right off the lake- it’s beautiful! Check out the website http://www.rumblingbald.com
Hope the info helps- good luck and congrats!!
Post # 6
Well it’s not in North Carolina…but you said "destination wedding", so I’m going to say it anyways!
I’d recommend Banff/Jasper in Alberta, Canada (technically Banff continues on into BC). Absolutely stunning. And they have venues there that will work for either a rustic or very elegant wedding. =)
Post # 7
The Biltmore Estate in Ashville NC 🙂
Post # 8
Serenebe! It’s absolutely beautiful! (http://www.serenbe.com/) A friend got married there, and it was just gorgeous. Sooo, it’s not actually in the mountains (it’s south of Atlanta, actually), but has that vibe. It’s a bit pricey, or I would be getting married there.
Post # 9
Not sure what you are looking for but this place not only is a venue but also has accommodations for those that want to stay there. I just did a wedding there 2 weekends ago and we just got booked for another wedding there for next July. My husband has done many weddings there too. It’s in Dahlonega – Forrest Hills Resort
Post # 10
We went back to Wolf Mountain for father’s day a few weeks ago and we LOVED it! It was just as pretty as the last time. Food good. Views impeccable.
And yea, they were having a wedding on sunday there. Beautiful event pavillion.
We were just relaxing and enjoying brunch again..and saw them getting ready for the wedding. They do know what they are doing. I was watching them out of the corner of my eye!
Post # 11
@ med0404 – I promise I haven’t forgotten to email you the list of places we came up with. Just got a bit crazy in smurfy land post-wedding. I’m back and finally get caught up so an email will follow this week! 🙂
Post # 12
I may be a little late – but maybe someone is still reading 🙂
I would recommend Chota Falls http://www.chotafalls.com/
and Splendor Mountain http://www.splendormountain.com/
both in Rabun County GA.