11 North Carolina Wedding Venues for the Adventurous Couple

Want your North Carolina wedding to be an experience rather than just an event? These gorgeous venues offer all the traditional elements you’ll need for your celebration—along with some fabulous (and fun!) amenities. Think endless outdoor activities, plush accommodations, sensational spa services, and more. So whether you want to be pampered poolside at a luxurious mountain lodge, zipline over whitewater rapids, camp beneath the stars at a forested retreat, or host a fun-filled lakeside affair, check out these pretty places that will keep you and your guests entertained all weekend long!


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: $ • $$

Fontana Village Resort

Fontana Dam, North Carolina

Fab Features: year-round beauty at this cozy resort nestled along the Fontana reservoir in the Nantahala National Forest • plenty of indoor & outdoor options, from a sweet traditional chapel to a sprawling lawn, led by a fab events team • on-site lodging boasts a private marina and 238 miles of shoreline

Catering: In-house
Price: $

US National Whitewater Center

Charlotte, NC

Fab Features: outdoor event center set on 1300 acres of protected land • ceremonies in an intimate amphitheater surrounded by towering trees • endless entertainment that’s to over 30 recreational activities like ziplining, whitewater rafting, yoga, ropes course, and more!

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

Earthshine Lodge

Lake Toxaway, NC

Fab Features: gorgeous alpine getaway with sweeping Blue Ridge Mountain views and a rustic, welcoming vibe • cozy log cabin-inspired Lodge • rentals include access to the property's sprawling 76-acre grounds, plus overnight accommodations for 18 in the Lodge and the romantic A-frame Sunrise Cottage

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Sanderling Resort

Duck, NC

Fab Features: full-service resort with a relaxed seaside vibe on the Outer Banks • exchange vows with your toes in the sand, the event lawn, or the Oceanview pavilion • the experienced staff can help execute everything from intimate elopements to grand galas

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Castle Ladyhawke

Tuckasegee, NC

Fab Features: an 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: $ • $$

Nuptials for Nature | SAHC Community Farm

Alexander, NC

Fab Features: historic farm nestled among the hills, boasting dramatic views of Mt. Pisgah and the Newfound Mountains • exchange vows among wildflowers beneath an ancient oak, followed by a lovely indoor/outdoor reception • weekend packages include a 2-night stay for seven in the exquisitely remodeled farmhouse

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

Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska, NC

Fab Features: serene, spiritual retreat center with fun on-site activities • lakeside celebrations with a stunning Blue Ridge backdrop • accommodations include a charming inn, a contemporary hotel, the campground, and lakeside vacations rentals

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: $ • $$

Sky Retreat

Purlear, NC

Fab Features: scenic adventure retreat •the ground boast the expansive lawn with panoramic vistas, the covered veranda, the Grand Hall, and a waterfall garden • activities range from paragliding to ballroom dancing

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Sea Ranch Resort

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Fab Features: budget-friendly, pet-friendly resort • versatile venue can accommodate everything from casual ceremonies in the sand to elegant galas • oceanfront dining, indoor pool, YMCA access, and more!

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


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