Nantahala Weddings & Events 16121 Wayah Road • Topton • NC 28781


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This exquisite retreat, tucked on a serene, wooded peninsula over Lake Nantahala, is a destination wedding dream. Celebrate among the trees in the beautiful open-air pavilion, which is strung with twinkle lights and accented by natural wood furnishings. When it’s time to hit the hay, lodgings for up to 14 are only steps away—don’t miss the spectacular sunsets over the lake from the deck of the Fie Top Suite and nearby bungalows.
  • The “Chapel in the Sky” provides jawdropping views for your intimate “I do”s. A short walk from the pavilion, perched 3,500 feet above the lake, the forest seems to magically open up to frame a panoramic vista of the sparkling blue water and Smoky Mountains beyond. Whether beneath a bright summer sky or among the turning leaves of autumn, it’s a truly magnificent backdrop for your vows.
  • Celebrate all day and all night…all weekend long. Cozy up with your sweetie in the oversized honeymoon suite, explore the surrounding trails and lake, or enjoy joyous meals with your nearest and dearest in the modern kitchen + dining room. And, with no mandatory end times or noise restrictions, your celebration can continue as long as you like.


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Discount for active military, first responders, firefighters, police, and teachers! $300 discount on micro-weddings; $500 discount on full weddings. Please contact the venue for more details.

Full and micro weddings booked and held within 3 months receive a 15% discount!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $500–9,000/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
    • Event duration
  • The Full Weddings (ranging $6,000–9,000 for up to 113 people) and Microweddings packages (ranging $5,000–7,000 for up to 42 people) include:

    • Exclusive use of the venue
    • Lodging for six people in the Fie Top Suite, including bridal salon and groom's suite (lodging not included in 1-Day Weekday Weddings) $500/night
    • Wooden farm tables, chandeliers, string lights, and maple wood slab bar
    • Dark maple dance floor
    • Tuxton china dinner plates, stemless wine glasses, utensils, beverage dispensers, white porcelain platters & serving bowls, serving utensils, natural cherrywood chafers, and ice buckets
    • Wooden beverage canoe
    • Barnwood cross or hexagon arch
    • Transportation to Chapel in the Sky for those in need
    • And more!

    The Minimonies package ranges $3,000–3,500 for up to 45 people and includes access to the venue for four hours, an on-site representative for the duration of your event, ceremony chairs, arch, barnwood cross, tree stumps, candles, signage, setup for cocktail hour (with cocktail tables, banquet tables with linen, and bar), transport of all food & beverage, and transportation to Chapel in the Sky for those in need.

    The Intimate Weddings & Elopements package ranges $500–1,100 for up to 20 people and includes access to the venue for three hours on Sundays (3–6pm, or 4–7pm) or weekdays (flexible hours), ceremony chairs, barnwood cross, tree stumps, candles, signage, and transportation to Chapel in the Sky for those in need. More items are available to rent. No food is allowed on-site with this package.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $25/person and up
Additional Info
  • Four on-site tiny houses may be reserved for an additional $140/night per house, with a 2-night minimum.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 113 113
Cocktails, etc. Standing 113 113
Reception Seated 113 113
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 113.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily. Please note: full & micro weddings are not available January–March.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Retreat
  • Mountain
  • Garden
  • Unique
  • Lake

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Waterfall


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