18 North Carolina Venues For Your Destination Wedding

For the ultimate destination wedding, North Carolina is the perfect place to spend your special celebration. The mountain landscapes and ocean views make for unforgettable events with absolutely stunning backdrops. Whether you’re dreaming of saying ‘I do’ with your toes in the sand or surrounded by lush greenery, we’ve got the ideal venue to match your vision here.



WINSTON-SALEM



Sky Retreat

Purlear, NC

Fab Features: 30-acre adventure retreat that will keep your guests entertained all weekend long with activities from paragliding to river tubing • long-range valley and mountain views at the ceremony site • flexible options allow you to bring your own vendors and choose if you would like to rent cabins for guests

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Childress Vineyards

Lexington, NC

Fab Features: exchange vows under a charming gazebo framed by verdant lawns • the breathtaking Grand Pavilion boasts 360-degree vineyard views, gleaming wood ceilings draped with bistro lights, and a stone fireplace • luxurious dressing suite with beautiful gilded details and plenty of mirrors •

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin, NC

Fab Features: serene century-old mill-turned-restaurant and winery • ceremonies at the union of two merging creeks or beneath a gentle waterfall followed by rustic receptions in the barn or open-air pavilion • flexible event packages range from sweet elopements to full-service events for up to 150 guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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RALEIGH/DURHAM



Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Durham, North Carolina

Fab Features: ceremonies beneath a magnificent archway of Duke stone quarried exclusively for the university, tucked among lush foliage • French doors lead to your reception in the chandelier-draped, classically elegant President's Ballroom • your generous package includes the assistance of the on-site wedding professions and complimentary accommodations for your wedding night

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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ASHEVILLE / MOUNTAINS



Flat Mountain Farm

Highlands, NC

Fab Features: exquisite, luxurious "micro-resort" surrounded by 28 acres of unspoiled woodlands and expansive mountain views, and a sparkling lake • say "I do" beside the sparkling, tree-lined lake, then retreat to an airy tent on the Lawn or to the upscale, Scandinavian-style barn for dining and dancing • up to 27 guests can relax all weekend in 3 stylish, designer-appointed on-site cabins

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Castle Ladyhawke

Tuckasegee, NC

Fab Features: impressive replica of a traditional Scottish border castle • 30-inch stone walls, multiple terraces and balconies, and an iconic turret, all surrounded by 62 acres of pristine woodland • spend your wedding night in the dreamy castle itself, while your loved ones will be nestled in right nearby at Bear Lake Reserve

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Nantahala Weddings & Events

Topton, NC

Fab Features: exquisite destination venue set beside the sparkling Nantahala Lake among the Smoky Mountains • nature is your altar at the Chapel in the Sky, perched at 3,500 feet • cozy tiny homes offer overnight lodging for up to 14 people for weekend-long soirees (plus, no end times!)

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Hawkesdene

Andrews, NC

Fab Features: serene, private village situated on 54 lush acres adjacent to the national forest • romantic ceremonies in an arbor or a garden, on a covered bridge, beside a creek, or in an open-air pavilion • cozy on-site accommodations for 90 in the main house, studio, and cottages

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Vineyard at High Holly

Scaly Mountain, NC

Fab Features: picturesque vineyard set on the verdant Highland Plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains • the gorgeous 32 acres house an award-winning dahlia garden, peaceful walking paths, a pond, and a serene waterfall • charming studio-style homestead cottage and 5 additional cottages

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Hidden River Events

Swannanoa, NC

Fab Features: gorgeous farmland venue nestled along the banks of the Swannanoa River with Panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains • Say ‘I do’ in the lush Perennial Garden or under the Old Sycamore Tree with views of the bell tower • dance the night away in the huge reception tent and enjoy the award-winning, farm-to-table catering

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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JuneBug Retro Resort

Weaverville, NC

Fab Features: 50-acre lush woodland resort just 12 minutes north of Asheville • creekside ceremonies beneath a canopy of walnut trees, or something more intimate in the dreamy treehouse • guests can rent one of 10 restored 1950s campers and spend the weekend hiking, exploring, or lounging in the hammocks

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Lake Lure, NC

Fab Features: idyllic lakeside retreat • beachside ceremonies followed by receptions on the Lakeview Terrace • guests can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, golf, and luxe on-site spa services

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Chetola Resort and Spa

Blowing Rock, NC

Fab Features: expansive resort tucked among serene woodlands walking distance from beautiful Blowing Rock, NC • indoor and outdoor event spaces that include lakefront tents, lush lawns, open hillside pastures, and elegant ballrooms • incredible Blue Ridge Mountain views from every site

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Emerald Ridge Farm

Weaverville, NC

Fab Features: historic farm only 12 minutes from Asheville but secluded among acres of pastoral meadows, oaks, and rolling hills • ceremonies set against the mountains with receptions in the classic red barn or under the stars on the expansive deck • cozy lodgings in the modern farmhouse

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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OUTER BANKS



The Black Stallion

Corolla, NC

Fab Features: unique 24-bedroom estate located in a private community • stunning al fresco receptions poolside beneath stringed market lights • luxurious amenities, beautifully landscaped grounds, and spectacular facilities

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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White Doe Inn

Manteo, NC

Fab Features: a historic and picturesque inn located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina • choose between the Inn’s lush gardens or one of the beautiful nearby beaches for your ceremony • find exactly what you’re looking for with their assortment of wedding packages

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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WILMINGTON / JACKSONVILLE



Luxury Lodging By Laura

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Fab Features: beautiful beachfront property with lodgings in four plush rentals for up to 48 people • toes-in-the-sand ceremonies followed by poolside cocktail hours, just steps from the shore • stay a full week with your loved ones for a truly relaxing retreat

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Oceanfront Weddings

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Fab Features: say "I do" beneath a draped bamboo arch, beside the aquamarine pool, or on the sand • intimate receptions in the light-flooded Sunroom, or grand celebrations in the Banquet Rooms, with their gleaming wood floors and warm neutral color scheme • in-house catering and coordination keep the planning process easy

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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