(Closed) Venue Ideas— Western NC

posted 10 years ago in North Carolina – Western North Carolina
Post # 6
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The Biltmore is definitely pricing. Although I think the prive varies depending on which venue location you choose.

Let us know what you think when you do some visits!

Post # 7
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

*pricy, not pricing, jeeze

Post # 8
10 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

A friend of mine got married at Little Switzerland Inn.  It was beautful! Right on a mountain top.


Post # 9
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m getting married at The Colonnade at Lake Junaluska. It’s an outdoor site and is really beautiful with the mountains and lake in the backdrop…and very affordable too.


But I’ve been disappointed with their reception options and wouldn’t advise that aspect.

Post # 10
3240 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My future husband and I picked Claxton Farm for our wedding next year.  We loved the views!  We also looked at The Farm (in Candler), Castle Ladyhawke, Highland Lake Inn and Rumbling Bald Resort.  Depending on the size of your wedding, Mountain Magnolia Inn in Hot Springs might be another option, we considered it but didn’t visit because the reception would also have to be outside under a tent and I was worried about rain.


Oh and one place I liked online was magnolia manor, but it’s maybe 1-2 hrs from RTP and not in a vacation-y area.


Post # 11
157 posts
Blushing bee

We got married at Castle Ladyhawke but we also looked at Little Switzerland and the Lake Lure Inn.  We aren’t from Asheville so ours was essentially a destination wedding so we were looking for a place that was more of a retreat where our guests could spend the weekend.  Castle Ladyhawke was a bit crazy as far as planning logistics goes, but it was just beautiful and we couldn’t resist it!  Not sure what your budget is, like you said Biltmore was way out of our league… we still managed to keep everything under 12k.  We did a lot of DIY, but the castle let’s you bring all your own alcohol (no corking charges or anything) so we saved a TON of money that way instead of going with Lake Lure or Little Switzerland.  Regardless of the venue you choose, if you get a catering option check out Black Eyed Susan Catering in Black Mountain.  The woman who runs it, Cynthia, is amazing and actually owns a bed and breakfast also right in Black Mountain.  We got endless compliments on our food and it was only ~23pp (way less than a lot of the other Asheville caterers).      

Post # 12
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not sure if you have already looked at your places but we looked at claxton farm, crest pavillion, biltmore, and the venue in asheville. We ended up loving the Crest pavilion and booked it for our reception next year. We loved Claxton farm – it is perfect – we just have a very large wedding and the Pavillion was a better fit for us. We did end up booking claxton for our meet and greet the night before. Good luck on your search!

Post # 13
53 posts
Worker bee

I travel frequently to western NC including Smoky Mntns, Asheville and Boone.  Here are a few ideas:












I also know that some of the ski resorts will do weddings in the summer.  I will be glad to give you that info if you need it. 

Post # 14
12 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mcnetn3:I agree with all those mentioned above, esp. Lake Junaluska (I’ve always dreamed of getting married in the chapel there), The Venue, Crest Center, and Homewood (the glen is gorgeous). I would also recommend Lake Lure Inn, Lake Eden Events (Black Mtn.), and Deer Creek Run (Weaverville).

Post # 15
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hello! I’m an Asheville native and I knew I wanted to get married in the mountains I love so much! My husband I were married at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, NC- it’s about 45min east of Asheville- so closer to Raleigh for you 🙂 Our guest were blown away by the beauty and how nice it was!! Not to pricey either, they have a lot of options to choose from with different price ranges.



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