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Get married in our romantic Blue Ridge Mountains! Here are our top places for weddings in Asheville and nearby western North Carolina towns. These venues graciously accommodate your wishes for a ceremony or reception, along with banquets, group dinners, and family reunions. We are a hot spot for destination dream weddings, bringing in family and friends from across the country to create a vacation for everyone (see our top things to do)! Find the most scenic locations indoors and outdoors including lakes, farms, and barns. Or head to downtown Asheville with many hotels and restaurants within walking distance. Photo above by Meghan Rolfe.

Also find resources like officiants, planners, and photographers on our Wedding Planners & Other Services guide. For information on how to get a wedding license, go to the bottom of this page. If just two (or so) of you, see our Elopement Guide. Also, find Wedding Lodging and Bachelorette Party Ideas.

Places to Get Married, Officiants, Planners, Photography

Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown

Opened December 2023, downtown Asheville’s newest hotel offers an ideal setting for all the elements of your special day. From ceremonies and receptions in their modern and sleek designed ballroom that can accommodate up to 350 guests. With event, catering and audio-visual experts onsite, the Embassy Suites is set to host a truly magical celebration.

Bent Creek Lodge

Elope at this secluded bed & breakfast nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains amidst a wooded setting with gardens, plus access to over 200 acres of hiking trails and the Blue Ridge Parkway. They offer 4 all-inclusive wedding packages that can include lodging, breakfast for up to 30, as well as onsite coordinator, officiant, photography, cake, champagne, and more. The chef and staff can also… read more

Homewood, Asheville

This elegant and romantic castle features original hardwood floors, cherry walls, grand Appalachian stone fireplaces and alabaster sconces. Luminous wrought iron chandeliers cast graceful lighting from the 20-ft. ceiling of the Great Room. Located one mile north of downtown, Homewood is nestled in the historic neighborhood of Montford and offers abundant, free parking.Homewood's pricing… read more

JuneBug Asheville, Weaverville

Located on a 50-acre property 12 minutes north of downtown Asheville, this unique venue offers two ceremony sites. Walnut Cove can host up to 150 guests and includes the rental of 10 vintage… read more

Located on a 50-acre property 12 minutes north of downtown Asheville, this unique venue offers two ceremony sites. Walnut Cove can host up to 150 guests and includes the rental of 10 vintage campers. Choose the more inclusive Treehouse site if you are looking for a micro wedding for up to 22 guests.

Celine and Company (On Broadway), Asheville

This downtown Asheville venue in the Historic Broadway Arts Building offers an elegant setting for traditional to modern decor. Chef Kim Lloyd and the exceptional staff personally guide, from the… read more

This downtown Asheville venue in the Historic Broadway Arts Building offers an elegant setting for traditional to modern decor. Chef Kim Lloyd and the exceptional staff personally guide, from the first concepts of your celebration to the very last detail. In-house catering is provided by Celine and Company Catering. Indoor Facilities: This 6,000 sq. ft. space comfortably holds 50 to 200 seated…

NC Arboretum Weddings, Asheville

Get married at one of the nation’s most beautiful public gardens. The NC Arboretum’s Green Wedding options include elegantly designed landscapes, sculptures, mountain views and charming indoor… read more

Get married at one of the nation’s most beautiful public gardens. The NC Arboretum’s Green Wedding options include elegantly designed landscapes, sculptures, mountain views and charming indoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions for up to 200 guests. Situated in the botanically-diverse Pisgah National Forest, the Arboretum is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and…

Weddings at The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville

Surrounded by more than a century of historic grandeur, this legendary hotel features many distinctive venues, including outdoor terraces with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Omni… read more

Surrounded by more than a century of historic grandeur, this legendary hotel features many distinctive venues, including outdoor terraces with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Omni Grove Park Inn offers on-site catering, deluxe accommodations, and legendary service. The passionate team of experts will personally assist you with every detail, to realize your wedding dreams and…

Outland Great Smoky Mountains Chalet & Suites

This unique 22-acre private estate is an ideal setting for an intimate wedding or elopement! The property offers a multitude of photo-worthy celebration spots including panoramic views of the… read more

This unique 22-acre private estate is an ideal setting for an intimate wedding or elopement! The property offers a multitude of photo-worthy celebration spots including panoramic views of the Smokies, a huge event lawn, an outdoor firepit overlooking the pond, and several gardens.  The Chalet Lodge and the Spa Suites have a combined room count of 13, each with private bathrooms and outdoor…

Crest Center & Pavilion, Asheville

Situated on a mountaintop overlooking Asheville, the Main Hall features 86 feet of windows facing west toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Adjacent to a waterfall, the glass-enclosed Pavilion has 360… read more

Situated on a mountaintop overlooking Asheville, the Main Hall features 86 feet of windows facing west toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Adjacent to a waterfall, the glass-enclosed Pavilion has 360 degrees of mountain views and a garden terrace. Located 4.5 miles from downtown.Indoor Venues: The venue capacity is 230 for dinner (without a stage or dance floor set up) or 200 (with a stage and/or…

Yonder Wedding Rentals

Weddings deserve a beautiful and unique location. Choose from a variety of luxury vacation homes with unique locations for a personalized wedding experience. With an abundance of settings… read more

Weddings deserve a beautiful and unique location. Choose from a variety of luxury vacation homes with unique locations for a personalized wedding experience. With an abundance of settings including outdoor, lakes, ponds, mountain, rustic and more, Yonder offers a wide selection of gorgeous vacation home venues to choose from in Western NC. The privacy and convenience of booking a Yonder…

Oak Hill Farm

Located just 35 minutes East of Asheville, Oak Hill Farm features three beautiful indoor spaces, 267 sprawling acres of storybook grounds and mountain views, and countless enchanted settings to… read more

Located just 35 minutes East of Asheville, Oak Hill Farm features three beautiful indoor spaces, 267 sprawling acres of storybook grounds and mountain views, and countless enchanted settings to make lifelong memories for your wedding. Their Big Red Barn features 5,000 square feet of clear, unobstructed concrete floor space for 350 guests; their Round-Top Barn, built in 1948, features beautiful…

Weaver House, Weaverville

Constructed in 2018, Weaver House is a bright and open space, carefully crafted for wedding ceremonies, musical events, and more. In the spacious, light-filled hall, a vaulted, timber-framed… read more

Constructed in 2018, Weaver House is a bright and open space, carefully crafted for wedding ceremonies, musical events, and more. In the spacious, light-filled hall, a vaulted, timber-framed ceiling creates a rustic, cathedral-like effect, and the open floor plan means there’s plenty of space for dinner and dancing.

Private Japanese gardens create an elegant and tranquil space for your…

Rumbling Bald Weddings, Lake Lure

Get married on the beach or indoors with spectacular Lake Lure and mountain views of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Find many amenities, including golf, swimming, spa, boating, hiking, biking, and more.… read more

Get married on the beach or indoors with spectacular Lake Lure and mountain views of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Find many amenities, including golf, swimming, spa, boating, hiking, biking, and more.

Outdoor Venues: Lakeview Terrace with 180-degree lake views for a reception of up to 300 guests. Lakeside Gazebo is the prime ceremony location. The Beach Pavilion seats up to 120.

Hidden River Events, Asheville

Farmland offers panoramic views of the mountains along the Swannanoa River in one of the most scenic valleys in the region. On-site housing for up to 84 guests, with all-inclusive wedding packages… read more

Farmland offers panoramic views of the mountains along the Swannanoa River in one of the most scenic valleys in the region. On-site housing for up to 84 guests, with all-inclusive wedding packages. Indoor Venues: 5,000 sq. ft. architectural tent on permanent, concrete foundation with with all lighting, sidewalls, heating and event infrastructure. Outdoor Venues: 20+ acres with numerous sites…

Claxton Farm, Weaverville

This unique event barn and the surrounding fields, located on a 500-acre conservation easement, offer a pristine setting perfect for a formal or casual wedding ceremony and reception year-round.… read more

This unique event barn and the surrounding fields, located on a 500-acre conservation easement, offer a pristine setting perfect for a formal or casual wedding ceremony and reception year-round. Enjoy 360-degree views, farm animals and lawn games on a working farm, just fourteen miles from downtown Asheville.Indoor Venues: Special Event Barn, capacity is 150. Outdoor Venues: Lawn capacity is…

Century Room on the Park, Asheville

Beautiful turn-of-the-century banquet hall overlooking Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. High ceilings, exposed-wood trusses and brick walls create a wonderful atmosphere for your event.… read more

Beautiful turn-of-the-century banquet hall overlooking Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. High ceilings, exposed-wood trusses and brick walls create a wonderful atmosphere for your event. Venue offers flexibility within an environment of impeccable service. Indoor Facilities: Accommodates up to 250 for cocktail parties and up to 180 seated. Full-size bar and ample space for bands or a DJ…

Yesterday Spaces, Asheville

A sophisticated wedding venue in a rustic setting, 12 miles from downtown Asheville! Natural, comfortable spaces for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Indoor Venues: Elegant fully-… read more

A sophisticated wedding venue in a rustic setting, 12 miles from downtown Asheville! Natural, comfortable spaces for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Indoor Venues: Elegant fully-conditioned, hardwood floor Event Barn with large porches, beautiful bathrooms, professional kitchen and sound system. Oak round tables, chairs, place settings, and many choices of antiques and…

Nuptials For Nature: SAHC Community Farm, Alexander

This picturesque venue sits on 135 acres of protected farmland, offering scenic mountain views and rolling fields with a varied selection of indoor and outdoor facilities and amenities. The 150… read more

This picturesque venue sits on 135 acres of protected farmland, offering scenic mountain views and rolling fields with a varied selection of indoor and outdoor facilities and amenities. The 150 year old farm is a full composting facility, with solar-powered venues and all wedding proceeds go to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy  (SAHC).

Laughing Waters Retreat, Hickory Nut Gorge

A jewel in the midst of 200 protected acres near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, 25 minutes southeast of Asheville. Part of a green, sustainable eco-community. Experience the peaceful and rejuvenating… read more

A jewel in the midst of 200 protected acres near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, 25 minutes southeast of Asheville. Part of a green, sustainable eco-community. Experience the peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere of this magical place. Indoor Facilities: The great room accommodates 100, with hearthstone wood stove and huge windows overlooking the waterfall. Lower level has a cork floor ideal for…

The Farm- A Gathering Place, Candler

Originally a family farm, this flexible venue for weddings, reception, rehearsal dinners and dances offers multiple event spaces, in-house coordination, rustic and elegant cabins and cottages for… read more

Originally a family farm, this flexible venue for weddings, reception, rehearsal dinners and dances offers multiple event spaces, in-house coordination, rustic and elegant cabins and cottages for up to 38 guests, and a private on-site chef who can provide dining experiences ranging from fine-dining to elevated BBQ. Ten miles from downtown Asheville.

Outdoor Facilities: Rustic style…

Highland Brewing Weddings, Asheville

Brews, views, and "I Dos!" Asheville's original craft brewery, Highland Brewing, features two industrial chic private event centers - including a fabulous Rooftop – perfect for weddings, rehearsal… read more

Brews, views, and "I Dos!" Asheville's original craft brewery, Highland Brewing, features two industrial chic private event centers - including a fabulous Rooftop – perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, and post-wedding brunches.

Event Center & Rooftop

The Event Center is ideal for guests with at least 80 guests. The tri-level space features…

AC Hotel Weddings, Asheville

European soul meets laid-back Carolina style at this design-rich hotel in the heart of downtown Asheville, just a block from Pack Square. Their 132 contemporary, upscale guestrooms especially … read more

European soul meets laid-back Carolina style at this design-rich hotel in the heart of downtown Asheville, just a block from Pack Square. Their 132 contemporary, upscale guestrooms especially appeal to the desires of millennials. Find gathering areas for friends and family in the first and ninth floor lobbies. Indoor Facilities: Their 9th floor ballroom seats up to 120 for a grand dinner or…

Highland Lake Inn & Resort, Hendersonville

Natural beauty and southern hospitality combine to create a magical place to say "I do." Garden-centered cuisine, casually elegant lodging accommodations and a staff dedicated to fulfilling your… read more

Natural beauty and southern hospitality combine to create a magical place to say "I do." Garden-centered cuisine, casually elegant lodging accommodations and a staff dedicated to fulfilling your every need ensures that your day will be everything you've hoped for. Indoor Facilities: Several options for receptions of 25-250. Variety of overnight accommodations. Outdoor Facilities: Lakeview…

Hilton Biltmore Park Weddings, Asheville

Located in the Biltmore Park neighborhood, this hotel has many options in an urban village in south Asheville. With luxurious amenities, large reception venues and a fantastic menu that can be… read more

Located in the Biltmore Park neighborhood, this hotel has many options in an urban village in south Asheville. With luxurious amenities, large reception venues and a fantastic menu that can be personalized to your tastes, let their on-site wedding professional assist with all the details. Indoor Facilities: Pinnacle Ballroom (2,476 sq. ft.) seats 160 for dinner or up to 250 for hors d’oeuvres…

Doubletree Hotel Weddings, Asheville

Classic, yet modern, hotel near Biltmore Estate features a stately ballroom with 20 ft. ceilings. Decorated in the rich hues of the Arts and Crafts period. Grand private entrance leads to elegant… read more

Classic, yet modern, hotel near Biltmore Estate features a stately ballroom with 20 ft. ceilings. Decorated in the rich hues of the Arts and Crafts period. Grand private entrance leads to elegant prefunction space with hand-crafted stone fireplace. Elegant surroundings and sumptuous food in Biltmore Village. Indoor Facilities: Burghley Ballroom (3,750 sq. ft.) seats 250 for dinner or up to 400…

Aloft Hotel Weddings, Asheville

Celebrate your wedding at this downtown Asheville hotel. Book discounted hotel rooms for your group, too. Outdoor Facilities: Air Level has over 2,000 sq. ft. of space with stunning views all the… read more

Celebrate your wedding at this downtown Asheville hotel. Book discounted hotel rooms for your group, too. Outdoor Facilities: Air Level has over 2,000 sq. ft. of space with stunning views all the way to Mt. Pisgah. Private bar and fire pit. It can be fully tented or left uncovered to dine and dance under the stars for up to 180. The Ledge has 880 sq. ft. overlooking bustling Biltmore Avenue…

Biltmore Estate Weddings, Asheville

Picture an enchanted evening against the backdrop of America’s largest home, or a celebration in a pristine setting surrounded by nature’s beauty. Biltmore offers a variety of romantic locations,… read more

Picture an enchanted evening against the backdrop of America’s largest home, or a celebration in a pristine setting surrounded by nature’s beauty. Biltmore offers a variety of romantic locations, each featuring their renowned service and attention to detail. Experience their legacy of gracious hospitality, romance and history to you and your guests. Venues include Deerpark, Diana, Conservatory…

Paint Rock Farm, Hot Springs

Located on 162 acres of undisturbed meadow and forest, this unique venue doubles as a glamping and wedding oasis, overlooking the French Broad River. Enjoy a relaxed and unforgettable experience… read more

Located on 162 acres of undisturbed meadow and forest, this unique venue doubles as a glamping and wedding oasis, overlooking the French Broad River. Enjoy a relaxed and unforgettable experience with a natural canvas for your perfect day. The property has a fully restored barn, 30 acres of pastoral fields and multiple ceremony sites.

Chimney Rock Park Weddings

Whether on top of the Chimney with a 75-mile panoramic view, at the base of a 404-ft. waterfall, surrounded by majestic cliffs, or in a silent grove, Chimney Rock State Park offers a unique… read more

Whether on top of the Chimney with a 75-mile panoramic view, at the base of a 404-ft. waterfall, surrounded by majestic cliffs, or in a silent grove, Chimney Rock State Park offers a unique mountain setting for your ceremony that is as rustic or elegant as you are.

Diamond Falls Preserve, Bat Cave

Surrounded by a variety of gorgeous natural landscapes, this venue offers an idyllic spot for a simple, intimate wedding in the mountains for up to 100 guests. The field offers wide open space… read more

Surrounded by a variety of gorgeous natural landscapes, this venue offers an idyllic spot for a simple, intimate wedding in the mountains for up to 100 guests. The field offers wide open space with a scattering of mossy trees, a rushing mountain stream, and a backdrop of mountain laurel. The field offers wide open space with a scattering of mossy trees, a rushing mountain stream, and a…

The Swag, Waynesville

Perfect for elopements, engagements, vow renewals and honeymoons, this top-rated mountaintop inn has a private entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The relaxing setting at 5,000… read more

Perfect for elopements, engagements, vow renewals and honeymoons, this top-rated mountaintop inn has a private entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The relaxing setting at 5,000 feet elevation, gourmet cuisine and rustic luxury could not be more romantic. Outdoor Facilities: Locations include Gooseberry Knob with gazebo and panoramic mountain views, gardens, water wheel/…

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Getting a Marriage License in Asheville

Marriage Licenses are issued during business hours (8 AM-5 PM) at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office at 205 College Street, Asheville. Arrive by 4:30 PM. For more info, call 828-250-4301.

  • To obtain a license, both parties must be present with valid photo identification AND Social Security Cards. (See "laws" below for alternative forms of ID.)
  • The license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue and can be used for marriage anywhere within the state of North Carolina.
  • The fee for the Marriage License is $60 and can be paid with cash/check/Visa/MasterCard.
  • For your convenience, you may complete the Online Marriage License Application from home prior to your visit. The Application can also be completed upon arrival at the Register of Deeds office.
  • Once the ceremony is performed, the completed license must be returned to the Register of Deeds Office within 10 days. A certificate of marriage can then be issued.
  • See North Carolina Marriage Laws below for more.

Getting Married in the Asheville Courthouse
Once you obtain a marriage license (see below), marriages can be performed by a civil magistrate on the 2nd floor of the Buncombe County Courthouse (60 Court Plaza, Asheville). The magistrate is generally available to perform marriages on weekdays at 8:30 AM and 4 PM. However, this is not always the case, so it is advisable to call the magistrate’s office before arriving to ensure that he will be available. The fee is $20, payable in cash only. For more information, please call the magistrate’s office at 828-259-3407. You will need two witnesses.

If you would like to get married after business hours or on the weekend, you may be able to do so by a criminal magistrate at the Buncombe County Jail. Please contact the criminal magistrate’s office at 828-250-4690 for more information.

North Carolina Marriage Laws

  1. There is no waiting period to be married in North Carolina. Once the license is issued by the Register of Deeds Office it is good for only 60 days.
  2. Persons need not be residents of this state to marry in this state.
  3. The person performing the marriage ceremony must return both completed license to the Register of Deeds Office in the county where the license was originally issued or be subject to a $200 fine. The 2 (two) witnesses must include their addresses on both the original and copy of the license. A license issued in one County may be used in any county in North Carolina.
  4. The Marriage License fee set by N. C. Law, is currently $60.
  5. A Physician’s Health Certificate of Blood Test is not required.
  6. The Register of Deeds shall require proof of age from all persons making application for a marriage license. A person between 18 and 21 years of age is required to present a certified birth certificate. Persons 21 or older may present any one of the following forms of ID: Drivers license, military ID, passport, state ID or a certified birth certificate.
  7. The Register may accept a Social Security Number from a social security card or one of the following with the number on it:
    • A W-2 Form
    • A paycheck stub
    • Military discharge
    • Medicaid/Medicare Card
    • Voter’s Registration Card containing their Social Security Number.
    • Health Insurance Card containing their Social Security Number
  8. An Internal Revenue Service (W-7 Form) or an affidavit of ineligibility is acceptable for anyone . who has never had a Social Security Number and are not entitled to one. (Such affidavits are good for 60 days only.
  9. Persons 16 or 17 years of age must submit a certified copy of their birth certificate and at least one parent, or legal guardian with full or joint custody, who have proper identification, and who will give their written consent (on the marriage applications) and meet the above requirements.
  10. All other persons under the age of 16 years must call the Register of Deeds Office for information regarding a marriage license. Persons under the age 14 may not marry regardless of circumstances.
  11. A North Carolina Marriage may be performed or solemnized by the following only:
    • An Ordained Minister
    • A Minister Authorized by his church
    • A District Court Magistrate
    • By the Society of Friends, according to customs of the Society
    • By a local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha is in accordance to the usage of their religious community.
    • By any person authorized by any religious denomination or of any recognized Indian Nation or Tribe.
  12. A Marriage must be witnessed by 2 (two) people who are present at the marriage. The Witnesses must place their names and addresses on the original and the copy of this license in legible handwriting and in ink.
  13. Once the marriage has been performed and both copies of the License returned to the Register of Deeds Office, a Certificate of Marriage may be obtained upon request. Each certified certificate is currently $10.
  14. Same sex marriages were legalized in North Carolina in 2014.
  15. Common Law & Bigamous Marriages are void in North Carolina.
  16. Marriages of person’s nearer kin than first cousins are unlawful in North Carolina.

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