16 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.



ASHEVILLE / MOUNTAINS



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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

Hawkesdene

Andrews, North Carolina

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: $ • $$

Engadine Inn

Candler, NC

Fab Features: 12-acre retreat comprised of a historic Bed & Breakfast and spacious cabins • choose to exchange vows in front of the Holland Mountain range or an ancient white oak tree that face west, perfect for a dramatic sunset ceremony • elopement and small wedding packages available for a more intimate affair

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

Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska, NC

Fab Features: beloved, 100 year old spiritual retreat with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains • gorgeous venues include the grand lakeside Colonnade, the Inspiration Point overlook, and the historic stone chapel • on-site activities include dining, walking trails, gardens, kayaking and lake cruises on the 200-acre Lake Junaluska

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: $ • $$ • $$$

The Venue at Mills River

Mills River, NC

Fab Features: a family-owned farm venue in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina • take your pick between multiple outdoor locations for your perfect ceremony backdrop • dance the night away in the 4,200 square foot renovated barn boasting both modern design and the idyllic farm history

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville, NC

Fab Features: a luxury hotel venue set amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains • say ‘I do’ from the Mountain View Terrace with views if sweeping vistas as your backdrop • celebrate with the many offered accommodations and activities including the relaxing spa services

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$


WINSTON-SALEM



The Kinsleeshop Farm

Statesville, NC

Fab Features: beautifully restored white barn with soaring ceilings, natural wood shiplap, and 19th-century stained glass windows • additional barns on the property include the Bro Barn, for wedding party prep and lounging and the Fishing Shack for catch & release fishing • weekend-long packages complete with cozy lodging for 6 in a historic farmhouse

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


OUTER BANKS



Sanderling Resort

Duck, NC

Fab Features: dreamy destination on the Outer Banks offering toes-in-the-sand ceremonies • intimate events in the beach-chic Keeper's Loft or four diamond restaurant Kimball's Kitchen with gorgeous views • fabulous Event House and Deck with beachfront spaces for cocktails, lawn games, and dancing, along with an elegant indoor reception hall

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$


WILMINGTON / JACKSONVILLE



River Landing

Wallace, NC

Fab Features: a unique venue offering a space for every occasion • tie the knot at The Clubhouse, surrounded by sparkling lakes, perfectly manicured golf courses, and ancient river oaks • celebrate at The River Lodge and when the sun goes down, enjoy the romantic glow from the fire pits

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


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