Perfect Airbnb’s for your
Asheville, NC Elopement Adventure

North Carolina is home to some of the most romantic wedding venues and the most outstanding panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re just looking for a fantastic outdoor location to host your ceremony of virtually any size, or you’re the kind of couple whose love comes alive in nature: Asheville and Glenville, North Carolina are absolutely the location for you. 

Elopements are on the rise in western North Carolina, and for a good reason! This beautiful part of the state boasts many great areas to get married along the Smokey Mountains and the eastern continental divide. Get married outside in God’s own country; all you need is a willing heart, a marriage license, and a great photographer to capture it!

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High Country Views - Sleeps 12 - $518/night

Sit on top of the continental divide and take in these views! This amazing property borders the Pisgah National Forest and is absolutely meticulously maintained. Open-air concept, beautifully decorated, and the outdoor decks and views go on forever. Take in the sunset in the hot tub, or do yoga or pilates above the clouds. This property would be the perfect place to come back after your celebration if you have a few close friends or family who are involved with your elopement. The home sleeps up to 12 people and can be rented by the week, but I’d suggest longer if you can because you’re not going to want to leave this peaceful place.

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Stargazer Lodge - Sleeps 10 - $764/night

This historic hunting lodge nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is situated on 45 private acres with an elevation of 2860 feet. This recently renovated lodge is not only beautifully decorated, but it can also sleep up to 12 and is within minutes of many local attractions such as Pisgah National Forest, Chimney Rock State Park, and Lake Lure. The outdoor living space is the star in this location, with many different areas to sit outside and take in the views. Sit around the fire pit, or chill in the many different hammocks and swinging chairs located in areas to get away and read. You don’t even need to leave the property if you love nature; there are hiking trails all around the area!

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Tree Houses of Serenity - Multiple Houses - Sleeps 4+ $280+/night

Get your inner child on and stay in a treehouse! This isn’t built with cardboard boxes and sticks; this amazing treehouse can sleep up to 4. Built right into the native towering white oaks, you’ll get to look out over picturesque views and enjoy the stars at night. This is a special place if you love treehouses, but it’s built for comfort with all modern amenities, and the layout makes it easy to navigate. Truly unique! It feels a world way, but only a 10-minute drive to Asheville, grocery stores, and eateries within a 5-minute drive. My friend Trent and Stacy captured a wedding here. Place is epic!

A white house with a wooden deck and patio, perfect for Asheville elopement venues.

Idyllic Mountain Cove Farm $260/night - Sleeps 7

An amazing property that sleeps up to 7 is located in Asheville, just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can enjoy the picturesque views but still stay in a modern, upscale property. This property looks like it should be featured on the cover of Farmhouse Chic Magazine. Optimized for both indoor and outdoor, you can take advantage of the well-appointed kitchen for group meals or take it outside for grilling and chilling around the fire pit. Enjoy the pastoral views, and then head into Asheville less than 5 minutes away.

A rustic cabin nestled in a serene wooded area near Asheville.

Storybook A-Frame - Sleeps 4 - $180/night

Located in Boone, North Carolina, this home is filled with woodsy furniture and curated folk art. It’s quiet and isolated but only 5 minutes from downtown Boone. 700 square feet of charm also means that you can say “sorry, just us!” and make this A-frame getaway all yours. Sit outside on the back deck, take in the mountain breezes and fresh air, read a book, and do some birdwatching. The sounds of the creek will lull you to sleep at night in your cozy hideaway.

A secluded cabin perched atop a hill in the serene woods near Asheville, perfect for elopement venues.

The Blue Bear Cabin - Sleeps 4 - $199/night

4000 feet up, and the views of the Rocky Mountains do not quit. This log cabin-style home sleeps 4 comfortably and has all the amenities from a huge hot tub outside to a chef-style kitchen. It’s well away from the hustle and bustle of town, but you can still get to Asheville within an hour or 30 minutes to Bryson City. Zipline or go rafting at the Nantahala Outdoor center, or hike all over the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s good fishing nearby at the Fontana Dam, and if you’re into nightlife Harrahs Casino is nearby. Bring a good 4 wheel drive vehicle to access the home; you’re in the mountains now!

How to Legally Elope in North Carolina

  • You both must be 18 years of age or have written parental consent
  • You need to apply in person at the County Register of Deeds, whether you live here in another state
  • This license is valid for 60 days after you obtain it
  • Same-sex marriages are recognized in North Carolina
  • You will need a valid ID, birth certificate, and also your social security number
  • Marriages may be performed by an ordained minister of any religious denomination, a minister authorized by a church, a magistrate, or a federally or state-recognized Indian Nation or tribe
  • Marriages performed by those ordained online are not currently recognized by the state 
  • Along with your officiant, you must have two witnesses sign your marriage certificate
  • Cost for a marriage license is $60; most registrars only accept cash
  • You or the officiant must return the marriage license to the Registry of Deeds within 10 days of being signed

Many couples skip the red tape by getting married legally by a judge or in the courthouse and then doing their elopement vows as their solemn commitment to each other.

Asheville Elopement Photography

When you’re intentionally choosing the person to marry and the place you want to get married, it only makes sense that you’ve got to care about who you hang out with on the day you get married. The couples that hire me want a photographer who not only takes great photos but is fun to be around!

I love helping my elopement couples find just the right spot. If you’re not familiar with the area, I can give you a ton of ideas on locations depending on the look you want and how remote you want to go.

In fact, on my days off, you’ll mostly find me hiking around the Asheville area, scouting out new spots for photos, taking landscape photos, and enjoying the beauty and serenity of the mountains.

 Booking Your Elopement Photographer

If you’re planning to have your elopement on a Saturday, then you need to book as soon as possible because these prime dates fill up quickly, especially during the summer months.

If your plans are more flexible, then I highly suggest getting married on any day of the week, NOT a weekend. You won’t be fighting day-trippers hiking or the traffic on the narrow mountain roads, and you’ll be able to have a more relaxing time all around.

We can do a sunrise elopement, a sunset elopement, or whatever your vibe is, we can make it happen. From amazing waterfalls to panoramic views of blue-layered mountains, there is something for everyone here in North Carolina.

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