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Dreaming of an outdoor mountain wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Many couples escape to the mountains for their outdoor wedding because of the variety of locations and experiences they can create. Our scenic wedding venues offer breathtaking views of mountain ranges, rolling landscapes, wooded forests, gardens, rivers and lakes that reflect its surroundings. Photos by Meghan Rolfe

Asheville Outdoor Wedding

In the Spring and Summer the hills come alive with greenery and lush gardens, both nature and man-made, ideal for a bloom-filled mountain wedding. Fall color explodes in October, offering a vibrant backdrop a romantic wedding. 

Whether you want a winery wedding or an outdoor country wedding, our outdoor venues are picturesque with views of mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and more. Scenic wedding venues in the Blue Ridge build into the landscape with pavilions, stone pathways, fireplaces, chandeliers and large farm-style tables that transform your wedding into an unforgettable and romantic experience. 

Worried about the weather? Most outdoor wedding venues in the Asheville area offer indoor and outdoor wedding spaces, giving you flexibility and peace of mind. 

Some venues offer on-site accommodations like cabins, cottages, glamping and camping. This is a bonus if you’re planning a destination wedding where family and guests want to stay on-site and enjoy each other’s company for the weekend.

Amenities can vary widely depending on the type of venue, so be sure to ask what is included with the venue rental and what is considered an add-on. Amenities can include things like bridals suites, spas, bridal brunches, rehearsal dinners and more. Some even offer more adventurous add-ons like swimming, trails, ziplines and white water rafting!  

Top Outdoor Mountain Venues Near Asheville

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 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… read more

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…

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. See more Outdoor Weddings.

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…

Lake Junaluska Weddings

Get married on beautiful Lake Junaluska, surrounded by mountains and natural scenery! This unique mountain lake venue offers multiple wedding and reception spaces, allowing you lots of options for… read more

Get married on beautiful Lake Junaluska, surrounded by mountains and natural scenery! This unique mountain lake venue offers multiple wedding and reception spaces, allowing you lots of options for your wedding or elopement. They provide a range of services from on-site catering to tailored experiences and all inclusive packages covering everything from cake, flowers, bridal bouquet, groom’s…

Delaney Ridge, Mars Hill

Offering an ideal space for outdoor weddings, this picturesque venue sets the stage with scenic views, gardens, a barn, and a stunning reception site. They can accommodate elopements, ceremonies,… read more

Offering an ideal space for outdoor weddings, this picturesque venue sets the stage with scenic views, gardens, a barn, and a stunning reception site. They can accommodate elopements, ceremonies, receptions, business events, parties, and any celebration. Unique features include a pergola, water features, lighted game lawn, fire pit, and multiple ceremony sites. They offer onsite lodging…

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…

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. See more Outdoor Weddings. 

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…

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 wedding terrace, stone patios, and open grassy areas around the cabin are equally stunning. The bridge…

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. 

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…

Also see great downtown hot spots for your wedding reception including rooftop venues, historical venues and hotel venues. 

Tips for Outdoor/Mountain Weddings in Asheville

When considering an outdoor wedding, there are many logistics that need attention that aren’t immediately evident. 

  • Not all outdoor venues are set up to fully handle the electrical needs of a wedding and reception. Lighting, generators, back up ceremony tents, vendor tents, water and perimeter lighting are all factors to consider. 
  • Complying with noise ordinances in rural areas may affect the timing of your wedding. 
  • For your guests, consider the climate: weather, bugs, bathroom needs, large groups. For outdoor weddings, consider a back-up plan in the event of rain.
  • Do tables, chairs, lighting, and wagons or golf carts come with the venue rental or do you pay an added rental fee? 
  • Don’t forget about elderly guests that need assistance with transportation around the property. 
  • Wedding planners are a great asset, as they manage a lot of these little details for you. 
  • When planning your reception menu, keep in mind Asheville is known for it’s fresh farm-to-table, local food.
  • What to wear to an outdoor wedding? From boots to blazers, high heels to sundresses, you can be creative in attire requests depending on your theme.
  • To keep your guests entertained while they're here, see our Top 70 Outdoor Things To Do. 
  • If you're planning a destination wedding, see our Lodging guides for places to stay
  • 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 more places to get married, see our Asheville Wedding Venue guide. If considering a small wedding or elopement near a waterfall or overlook, See our Elopement Guide for details.

 

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