My favorite wedding venues in the NC High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, wedding venues in the NC High Country offer an unparalleled setting for couples looking to etch their love stories against nature’s breathtaking backdrop. This region, celebrated for its captivating landscapes and vibrant culture, hosts a diverse network of more than 100 high-quality vendors including venues, photographers, florists, and more. From intimate forest whispers to the grandeur of peaks at sunset, each venue serves as a gateway to an unforgettable day where every moment is captured not just by camera, but in the heart. Here, amid the serenity and beauty of the High Country, photographers find their passion comes alive, capturing the genuine, raw moments of love and joy. These venues are more than just locations; they are experiences that stay with you, transforming your special day into a treasure trove of memories that speak of the beauty, adventure, and romance beginning in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains1

Sky Retreat, conveniently located just one mile off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Experience the magic of the mountains from your own log cabin, with amenities like the Mountains to Sea Trail, dark sky stargazing, bonfire pits, relaxing massages, and river tubing or kayaking. The wedding venue features a 6,500 sq. ft Grand Event Hall, large covered veranda, ceremony paver pad, waterfall garden, and expansive wedding green—perfect for saying ‘I do’ against a majestic long-range mountain view. Sky Retreat offers unforgettable experiences for everyone, creating lifelong memories every day.

Venue Guide: Weddings at Sky Retreat

Located: 438 Cascade Drive, Purlear N.C. 28665

Parking: Onsite + Offsite

Food and Beverage: Preferred vendor list

Perk: Close to Atlanta, Asheville, and Charlotte

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Overlook Barn with a couple at the altar, guests seated, and a panoramic view of mountains in the background.

Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn isn’t just a venue; it’s a destination where dreams come to life against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With options for an indoor reception in the main hall (4,500 sq ft) adorned with string lights and 30-ft ceilings or an outdoor celebration in Mary’s Meadow or the newly added Pavilion, your wedding photos will capture the essence of the Carolinas. Whether it’s a seated dinner for up to 250 guests, a cocktail reception for 300, or an intimate ceremony in the Cliffside Barn, each setting offers unique opportunities to create unforgettable memories.

Venue Guide: Overlook Barn

Twickenham House & Hall in Jefferson, NC, offers a luxurious and private mountain wedding venue overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nestled on 400 acres of natural beauty, it provides both outdoor and indoor ceremony options, including scenic woodland settings and the elegant Twickenham Hall with chandeliers and North Carolina’s largest fireplace. The estate features curated preparation spaces like the Versace Room and Billiards Room and offers comprehensive wedding planning services to ensure a stress-free experience. Twickenham Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests, with no time or noise restrictions, allowing celebrations to last all night.

Located: 1329 Phoenix Colvard Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640

Parking: Onsite + Shuttle

Capacity: up to 150

Perk: Its Highlands NC!

Click here to see a recent wedding: Maggie + Tate

Nestled in the heart of the charming Highlands NC, this resort is a slice of European heaven right here on earth! With breathtaking natural vistas and top-notch facilities, it’s your dreamy getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

A rustic and romantic Barn, a gem from the early 1900s. It’s got an antique player piano that adds to its charm and a sky-high ceiling with sturdy beams and twinkling chandeliers! A cozy stone fireplace keeps the place warm, while the attached colonnade-supported arbor lets you soak in the views, rain or shine!

For more intimate shindigs, the Orchard House is simply stunning. Its huge retractable glass doors open up to lush English-style gardens, flooding the space with natural light. Need room for a bigger bash? The Pavilion is your spot! It’s connected to The Barn and features an impressive staircase, cathedral ceiling, a dramatic rockwork fireplace, and windows peeping out on gorgeous perennial gardens.

The Farm and The Barn + Pavilion can comfortably seat up to 275 guests. The Orchard and The Orchard House can host up to 200 seated folks and 275 standing

Located: The Farm at Old Edwards – 336 Arnold Rd, Highlands, NC 28741

Parking: Onsite 

Food and Beverage: Onsite

Event Spaces: Multiple outdoor locations, open-air pavilion 

Capacity: up to 275

Perk: Its Highlands NC!

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A mountain wedding venue provides the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable celebration. From the natural beauty and privacy to the unique experiences and rustic elegance, these venues offer everything you need for a picture-perfect wedding day.

By considering the factors mentioned above, exploring popular mountain wedding destinations, and following our planning tips, you’ll be well on your way to finding the most breathtaking mountain wedding venue near you. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey as you exchange your vows surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Michael Freas

I am a documentary wedding photographer with 10 years of experience.
Multiple Top Award Winning Images and published in Rangefinder, Rolling Stone, Variety, Insider and Destination I Do.