Post # 1
Does anybody have any venue ideas in the Asheville, NC area? We are looking at Claxton Farm this weekend, but we want to maybe look at some other places while we are there (we don’t live there, so it’ll be hard to go back to visit frequently to find a venue). We really want a mountain venue with great views and a good rustic feel.
Any ideas would be appreciated. We are also considering other areas in the mountians, just not more than 4 or 5 hours away from Raleigh, so Boone/Blowing Rock area is also an option if anybody has ideas.
Post # 3
Homewood or the lawn area behind the Biltmore Inn, located on the Biltmore estate. Not sure about the views, but you could also check out the grove park inn
Not sure if these are rustic enough for you, but great venue options nontheless.
Post # 4
Oh I just thought of another one that I had seen a while back on SMP!
This wedding was held at this place:
How georgous is that barn? or whatever it is
Post # 5
Thanks. I worry the biltmore will be SUPER expensive.
I am actually also visiting Crest Pavillion (crestweddings.com) this weekend as well. They are managed by the same company as Claxton Farm.
Post # 6
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
*pricy, not pricing, jeeze
Post # 8
A friend of mine got married at Little Switzerland Inn. It was beautful! Right on a mountain top.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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!
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@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
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.