McKinley Edwards Inn 208 Arlington Avenue • Bryson City • NC 28713


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Charming and welcoming, this historic hilltop boutique hotel overlooks the town of Bryson City, and offers beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains from its intimate event spaces.
  • The grounds are spectacular, boasting a koi pond, fire pit, whimsical sculptures, and evergreen trees from around the world—all connected by romantic stone walking paths.
  • Guest accommodations include thirteen spacious rooms in the former 1940s apartment home, and an inviting two-bedroom cottage. The Inn is just a few miles from the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so there's no shortage of things to do!


Elopement Package$500 for 6 guests

  • Decorated ceremony archway with a view of the mountains
  • Officiant
  • Personal florals for the couple
  • Sparkling wine for a toast
  • Wedding cake

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $2,500–7,210/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen
  • All packages include:

    • Decorated ceremony archway with greenery and fresh florals
    • Ceremony chairs with ivory covers and ties (choice of color)
    • Officiant
    • Dining tables with linens and standard rentals
    • Sparkling wine for a toast
    • Tiered wedding cake

    Afternoon Tea Wedding Package – $2,500 for 25 guests
    Includes everything listed above, plus hot & iced tea service and sweet & savory bits. Additional guests $17.50/person.

    Simple Wedding Package – $3,150 for 25 guests
    Includes everything listed above, plus dinner service, including salad, entrée, sides, and iced tea/coffee. Additional guests $37.50/person.

    Ultimate Wedding Package – $5,550 for 35 guests
    Includes everything listed above, plus a cocktail reception with self-serve wine & beer bar and assorted appetizers, dinner service (salad, entrée, sides, and iced tea/coffee), and personal florals for the couple and wedding party. Additional guests $65.00/person.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%
Additional Info
  • If serving alcohol, there is a $75 bar setup fee and a $50/hour bartender fee.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 50 60
Cocktails, etc. Standing 50 60
Reception Seated 40 30
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • On-Site Accommodations

Essential Info


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BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Not wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Inn / Lodge
  • Garden
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic


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