What’s your style? We know your ceremony site is essential so we composed a list of the most unique venues in Western North Carolina. Read ahead for historic wedding venues in Asheville, NC from B&B’s and inns, rustic barns, rock-n-roll and chapels; to scenic rooftops, a dreamy treehouse and of course, fairy-tale views.
Haywood Park Hotel
Haywood Park Hotel is one the oldest buildings in Asheville and Historic Hotel of America, once housing it’s first department store. Almost 100 years old, it was first named Bon Marché “the good deal” or “the good market” in French. The boutique style hotel includes an atrium with retail shops and a bistro.
Boasting over 12,000 square feet of meeting space the hotel has four venues to choose from for your special day. Plan a cozy ceremony in the Fireplace Lounge, or intimate dinner with ambience in the Wine Room. Find more space with The Main Cellar with multi level sitting or the private Burgundy Room.
Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, with a ceremony here you’re within walking distance of live music, farm to table restaurants, breweries and art galleries.
The Venue at Mills River
This countryside venue located 20 minutes south of downtown Asheville features Pisgah Forest as backdrop and indoor and outdoor options. Run by Bart and Randi Van, this family owned business is as charming as it is gorgeous. Purchase any weekend wedding package and get access to the luxurious retreat, The House, with tons of amenities and conveniences for a romantic weekend.
Choose the renovated barn with large sliding doors revealing the French Broad River Valley below, 4200 square feet reception hall or outdoor ceremony among their 30 acres and you’ll feel southern charm through and through.
Reach out for a virtual or in-person tour and start planning your dream get-away today.
Highland Brewing Co.
If you love craft brews, consider celebrating at one of Asheville’s most sought after wedding destinations and regional treasures. The event center at Highland Brewing offers a rustic, industrial and fun atmosphere. Choose from their rooftop beer garden with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains behind or intimate Barrel Room.
Request a small batch for your weekend or drink one of their 9 standard brews or rotating seasonal beers on draft. They also offer wine by the glass and non-alcoholic options. With no caterer on sight you have flexibility to curate a plan suited to your budget or party size.
A highlight of Asheville’s craft beer scene, Highland Brewing has been family run since 1994. Opened by Oscar Wong, Highland is now run by Wong’s daughter Leah Ashburn. Wong recently received the Brewers Association Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to the industry.
According to the Brewers Association,
“This award is presented each year to an individual or company whose inspiration, enthusiasm, and support have contributed to the craft brewing movement.”
Grand Bohemian Hotel
Luxury wedding dreams come to Grand Bohemian. Embrace the art of luxury, with sumptuous accommodations in their Tudor-style building built in 1929. 14k gold wall coverings, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, velvet tufted headboards, and hand-carved Balinese wood accent their accommodations.
Their intimate, rustic atmosphere is perfect for a mirco wedding or weekend elopement with the best accommodations in Biltmore Village. Expect catering provided by Red Stag Grill, and savor mid-European preparations meets Carolina comfort with locally sourced ingredients. Red Stag Lounge provides live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Experience true southern hospitality without leaving the building. Fine art including regional sourced talents through Grand Bohemian Gallery on site or add on curated spa packages from Poseidon’s Spa. Regular wine and cheese receptions are included for annex rooms and room service is available
Rumbling Bald Resort
With several lakes in the area, it’s possible to have beachy nuptials while still experiencing all that Western NC has to offer.
Rumbling Bald Resort located 40 minutes from Downtown Asheville offers views of the Hickory Nut Gorge and access to Lake Lure for a beachy ceremony. Weekend accommodations include private homes, lakeside villas, or spacious condos.
Enjoy resort amenities with golf, swimming, boating, biking, and racquet sports. You can rent pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes on site. Call for details regarding seasonal wine tours available through four local wineries including lunch.
What makes this resort truly exceptional is their top tier golf experiences at two locations. Apple Valley, surrounded by Blue Ridge foothills, was designed by course architect Dan Maples, son of famed Ellis Maples.
The Bald Mountain course is one of the only courses in the region featuring five par 3s and five par 5s and was designed by George Cobb (architect of the par-3 course at Augusta National) protégé W.B. Lewis. Fun fact – the 16th hole is a scene location from the hit movie “Dirty Dancing”.
If you are looking for a unique activities, and luxury service. Rumbling Bald has endless options for a weekend elopement full of fresh air adventure or attentive spa treatments.
Get those fairy-tale vibes at this 1920’s stone manor castle in the historic post-Victorian Montford neighborhood, one mile north of downtown Asheville.
The epcticoulsy restored property features hardwood floors, cherry walls, grand Appalachian stone fireplaces and alabaster sconces. The 20 foot ceilings of the Great Room casts delightful lighting accentented with iron chandeliers. Or have your ceremony in their lush outdoor garden..
Book with Homewood and expect rental items included in your package (tables, chairs, linen, china, silverware and glassware, buffet and bar set-ups, and accent decor throughout the space). Choose from a hefty list of professional vendors to give you the royal treatment for your big day. Contact them today for micro-wedding and elopement packages.
Fleetwood’s Rock-N-Roll Wedding Chapel
Fleetwood’s Rock-N-Roll Wedding Chapel invites you to shop, drink and get married in thie West Asheville, NC wedding venue! The property housed in a 1940’s garage was lovingly renovated to include musical acts, special events and of course nuptials in their quirky, vintage decked out space.
Get fun photo opportunities and rock-n-roll vibes for your elopement or micro wedding.
Choose from the chapel indoors or their small outdoor space with local craft beer options and wine. Perfect for the offbeat wedding with a lot of attitude, this venue is located on Haywood Road, West Asheville’s ‘boulevard of buzz’.
JuneBug Retro Resort
12 minutes north of downtown Asheville is the 50 acre property, with ½ mile of river frontage and a private valley designed to be a uniquely different, eclectic venue location, welcoming all types of celebrations. If you love Asheville, you’ll love JuneBug!
Expect 10 restored 1950’s campers on site available for events individually rented or you can rent the entire facility depending on your desire. The property includes one of the oldest organic farms in Western North Carolina and 1960 Airstream clam shell bar.
A perfect, intimate place to say I do among fireflies and wildflowers, exchange nuptials in the JuneBug Treehouse. Two old growth Red Oak trees support the two level treehouse with views of the Pisgah Mountains to the east and the beautiful tree canopy everywhere else. On the ground level surrounding the treehouse there is a cocktail area, firepit and guest parking area.
Friendly owners Charlene and Tom Pogano welcome vendors of your choice or plan with ease under their curated list of local vendors. Inquire for details on their all-inclusive wedding packages and expect catering, fresh seasonal flowers from the property, and many delightful additions making it a truly all-inclusive experience. Bring your officiant, photographer and let their staff handle the rest.
Asheville Masonic Temple
If the energy of downtown Asheville is on your heart, consider this historic three level venue. Opened in 1915, Asheville Mason Temple was the exclusive domain of the Masons, a centuries old fraternal organization. British American architect and Freemason Richard Sharp Smith, built the structure. Smith also supervised the construction of the Biltmore Estate. The unique, rich history art deco building is perfect for a chic, sophisticated ceremony.
All inclusive packages available including vintage, timeless furniture pieces, or choose a la carte from their vendors, with floral packages and bar packages available. The 3rd floor Noble Room includes a private balcony overlooking downtown Asheville. Or choose the opulent Theater Room with 62 hand painted backdrops to choose from. Their grand foyer offers a stunning entrance! Post ceremony take your honey or micro–wedding guests out for a night in downtown Asheville with cityscape views and local eats and drinks.
The property requires a wedding planner to book and can offer suggestions for great vendors to consider.
Haiku I Do
One of the newest wedding and event venues in Asheville, Haiku is making a name for itself with memorable ceremonies in an intimate setting. Their wedding packages are both affordable and fabulous, and they offer many customizable options for a charming celebration. Perfect for a pop up wedding of 20 or less.
A romantic setting, with beautifully landscaped grounds their zen garden features raised koi ponds and charming chapel.
Packages include wedding coordinator, officiant, decorations, champagne toast, tables, linens, and seating. Haiku offers in-house bar services for your special day, including bartenders and a champagne toast. They can provide unlimited craft beers, wine, and bubbles for a 21 & up per head charge.They will also supply all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens for your celebration.
Not everyone wants their wedding to be an epic Odyssey… some prefer the grace of a perfect Haiku.
Elope with Asheville Luxury Weddings and get access to some of the most beautiful and historic Asheville, NC wedding venues. Consider their Haywood Park Hotel Elopement Package including two night stays with complimentary breakfast. Your all-inclusive perfect day starts and ends with Asheville Luxury Weddings Co.