B&B Wedding Venues Near Asheville & the Smoky Mountains

B&B Wedding Venues near Asheville and Great Smoky Mountains

The NC mountains are home to many Inns, B&Bs and large homes that are perfect if you’re looking for a quaint historic wedding venue in Asheville with mountain charm. No matter how many guests attend, these settings are cozy and inviting, creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Feature photo by Meghan Rolfe

Blue Ridge Wedding
Photo by Mozingo Photography

Historic homes offer a complete setting for a wedding. Dramatic staircases, decorative fireplaces, large wraparound porches, gazebos and gardens do all the work for you. The only thing to add are fresh flowers and the company of your loved ones and guests to bring the space to life. 

B&Bs with large gardens are well suited for romantic backyard weddings, as well as wedding photos. Many have established rose gardens, trellises, grand porches, cast iron benches and string lighting to set the stage. 

B&B Weddings Asheville
Photo by Mozingo Photography

By nature, B&B’s offer extra amenities and attention to detail that other venues don’t. Proprietors know the area well and can be a great resource for restaurants, florists, spas and things to do. Other modern day amenities can include hot tubs, in-room massage and spa services, and more. Many B&B’s are located close to downtown nightlife, convenient for events surrounding the wedding like meet & greets, bridal brunches, rehearsal dinners, downtown wedding receptions and after parties. 

Top B&Bs and Large Homes

Mountain Magnolia Inn Wedding
Nestled in a small mountain town, this 1868 grand Victorian mansion is a wedding destination venue with full service catering from their onsite restaurant and personalized wedding coordination. Tie the knot beneath the ancient walnut tree, and make yourself at home in a fully restored Inn with family and friends. Packages for... read more
Engadine Inn Wedding
Engadine, a country retreat located just 15 minutes west of the urban center of Asheville, offers accommodations with 6 rooms in the B&B and 6 cabins. The property can house up to 35 guests. Indoor Venues: The elegant Parlor and the Dining Room in the historic Inn for smaller weddings and... read more
Inn at Tranquility Farm Weddings
Elegant venue with rustic charm and panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located in a charming small town just 35 minutes from Asheville, their 60-acre farm is a photographer's dream with multiple gazebos, rock formations, stable, brook and gardens. Find many options to fit your specific wishes. Indoor Facilities:... read more
Lodge at Bear River
The Lodge gives you a wide array of options with 2,100 sq. ft. indoors and 2,600 outdoors, providing ample room for your ceremony and reception. Maybe a riverside setting fits your vision. 10 minutes from the spa town of Hot Springs in Madison County. 
Indoor Facilities: Step inside to “mountain elegance with a... read more
Albemarle Inn
This AAA Four Diamond bed and breakfast is housed in a magnificent 1909 Greek Revival mansion in the tranquil Grove Park District. Nestled on nearly two acres with an expansive lawn and gardens. Minutes to downtown restaurants, galleries and Biltmore. 9 rooms, 2 suites, $170-$395, full gourmet breakfast, member of Select Registry.... read more

Tips for B&B Wedding Venues

When considering having a B&B wedding Asheville, there are some logistics to consider.

  • Depending on size, most B&B's have the capacity to host smaller weddings. Be sure to confirm wedding size, leaving some wiggle room so guests are comfortable.
  • Do tables, chairs, lighting, decor come with the B&B or do you pay an added rental fee? 
  • Don’t forget about elderly guests that need assistance with stairs and moving around the property.
  • When planning your reception menu, check with your B&B proprietor who can be a great resource for local food catering options.
  • To keep your guests entertained while they're here, see our Top 25 Things to do in Downtown Asheville or 70 Things to do Outdoors
  • If you're planning a destination wedding, see our Lodging guide for top places to stay for guests. 
  • For ideas for groups outings for your wedding party, see our Top Tours & Experiences in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. 
  • If you want to book a spa day with your bridal party, book well in advance. See our Top 20 Spa, Massage & Wellness.

For many other places to get married, see our Asheville Wedding Venue guide. 

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