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.


Video by Jody Hafey.

Video by Jody Hafey.

Video by Mike Waller, Scotch & Waller Photography.

Video by Grizzly Media.

Video by Fesiuk Films.


$1,000 off remaining weekday weddings in 2023!This offer is valid on new bookings only.

Micro weddings for up to 30 guests range from $3,000–5,000! See the Pricing section for details.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $450–9,750/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
    • Event duration
  • Full Weddings for up to 115 guests include exclusive use of the venue, lodging for six people, and all amenities.

    Weekday Weddings
    1-day (day only, no lodging; 8am–10pm) | $6,000–7,000
    -day (with overnight stay) | $6,500–7,500
    3-day (Mon–Wed or Tues–Thurs) | $7,000–8,000
    4-day (Monday–Thursday) | $7,750–8,750

    Weekend Weddings
    3-day (Friday–Sunday) | $8,000–9,000
    4-day (Thursday–Sunday) | $8,750–9,750

    Included amenities: Fie Top Suite, wooden banquet tables, chandeliers, string lights, maple wood slab bar, dance floor, standard rentals, assorted décor, a generator, and more.

    Micro Weddings for up to 30 include the Fie Top Suite, ceremony areas, and lodging for six people.

    Weekday Weddings
    1-day (day only, no lodging; 8am–11pm)
    | $3,000–4,000
    1-day (with overnight stay) | $3,500-4,500
    3-day (Mon–Wed or Tues–Thurs) | $4,000-5,000

    Weekend Weddings (available off-season only)
    3-day (Friday–Sunday) | $4,500
    4-day (Thursday–Sunday) | $5,000

    Intimate Weddings & Elopements range $450–850 for 2–20 people and include access to the venue for three hours on Sundays (3–6pm, or 4–7pm) or weekdays (flexible hours).

    Additional guests up to a total of 30 may be added to Intimate Weddings for $50/person.

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 115 115
Cocktails, etc. Standing 115 115
Reception Seated 115 115
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 115.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

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

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Waterfall


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