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The 11 Best Mountain Wedding Venues in North Carolina

Updated: Feb 1


married couple kissing at the parker mill

Recently engaged? Looking for that perfect wedding venue? Are mountain views one of your must haves!? Then you are in the right place! Let’s face it, sometimes the internet can be a vast universe of information and sometimes it can get a little overwhelming trying to sift through all of the marketing and satellite content bogging down your search. Our goal for this article was simple and to the point. We wanted to bring you a list of our favorite mountain view wedding venues in North Carolina and provide some visual examples to help you on your search! Having shot over 500 weddings in the last 7 years, and being fortunate enough to travel all over the country for weddings & elopements, we’ve seen so much of what this country has to offer in terms of scenery. With that, we can tell you firsthand, North Carolina has some of the best mountain view wedding venues in the country, and easily the best on the east coast! Below are our top 10 favorites! (For your convenience, we've also included a link to their websites at the bottom)


The Parker Mill - Whittier, NC


Located about an hour west of the always popular city Asheville, NC, The Parker Mill is the epitome of beautiful mountain wedding venues! They arguably have the best mountain views when it comes to wedding venues in NC. Their outdoor covered pavilion provides gorgeous mountain views as your backdrop during ceremony, and the open area to the right of it provides plenty of beautiful views for your bridal party & family portraits. But, what really seals the deal for this amazing venue is the mountain top! Just a short ride up their property with the owners and you’ll soon be treated to one of the best uninterrupted mountains views in Western North Carolina!


wedding ceremony pavilion at the parker mill

groom holding his bride during sunset at the parker mill

bride and groom sharing their first dance at the parker mill

mountain top platform at the parker mill

bride and groom holding each other close in the mountains

bride and groom kissing in front of the mountains

wedding ceremony shot of bride and groom holding hands

bridal party portraits in front of the mountains

bride and groom sunset kiss in the mountains

 

Longleaf Vineyard - Marshall, NC


Can you imagine having a vineyard AND all the mountain views your heart desires!? Well you don’t have to, you just need to visit Longleaf Vineyard in Marshall, NC! Just a short drive from Asheville, this venue’s combo of scenic views and different angles throughout their beautiful property coupled with the added bonus of a live and lush vineyard also make this one of the most unique venues on our list! Just one visit and trust us, you won’t want to leave!



bride and groom looking at each other and smiling in the mountains

bride and groom kissing during sunset at longleaf vineyard


 

Twickenham House - Jefferson, NC


‘Hey, wait, haven’t I heard of this place before?’ If you’re a country music fan, then you probably already know, this is where Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi Dugal said I do. They also used some of the video from his wedding, during the music video for his hit song “This is It.” Located in Jefferson, NC, Twickenham house is definitely off the beaten path for most. In truth it almost feels like you’re a thousand miles from anywhere when you arrive to their scenic and tranquil property. The mood and feeling of this wedding venue are hard to beat, but easily one of the biggest attractions for most of the couples who get married here are the gorgeous mountain views. The ceremony site is definitely a favorite but when we get an adventurous couple we absolutely love to go on a little hike through the woods on their property to access the cliffs!


mountain bridal portrait at twickenham house

bride and groom standing on the edge of a cliff

bridal portrait in the mountains at twickenham house

bride walking across a cliff

mountain ceremony at twickenham house

bride and groom standing on the edge of a cliff

bridal portrait on the mountain side

 

Something Blue Mountain Venue - Marion, NC


This beautiful mountain venue in Marion, NC specializes in more intimate sized weddings but the mountain views are anything but small! From their ceremony backdrop to the open fields, this scenic venue boasts some of the best views in the area!



wedding ceremony set up at something blue mountain venue

 

The Ridge - Marshall, NC


The Ridge is known for multiple things including their French & Spanish inspired Chateau on property that is to die for, but what that people rave about most are the amazing views! With mountain views from almost every angle on their property, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most sought after and talked about mountain venues in North Carolina!


dramatic sunset portrait of the groom kissing the bride's cheek

bride and groom hitting a move during their first dance

wedding ceremony set up in the mountains

phot of wedding reception venue the ridge

bride and groom walking in a field across the mountain

bride and groom kissing in front of the mountains

bride and groom hugging in front of the mountains

mountain wedding ceremony at the ridge

 

Overlook Barn - Banner Elk, NC


Unlike many of the venues on this list, Overlook Barn will take you a little further east than a lot of the mountain wedding venues in WNC. Nestled in the quiet mountain town of Banner Elk, NC, Overlook Barn is known for it’s beautiful white barn with that modern farmhouse charm and of course, amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Our favorite views usually come via their mountaintop around sunset, but rest assured there isn’t a bad view in sight while visiting!



fall themed wedding backdrop in the mountains

bride and groom laughing during their wedding ceremony

bride and groom holding each other during sunset

 

Biltmore - Asheville, NC


The Biltmore needs no introduction. It’s an iconic tourist destination for travelers nationwide and internationally, the gardens are breathtaking, and it is synonymous with luxury! There are literally a 1,001 things to see at The Biltmore Estate, but one of our favorite features of shooting weddings at this historic location are the mountain views throughout the estate! Whether you’re on the front lawn, or around the back of the estate by The Inn, you can usually find a beautiful mountain view for all of your photo needs.


bride and groom kissing in front of the biltmore

bride approaches groom from behind for their first look

bride and groom holding hands and walking at the inn at biltmore

sunset dip kiss with bride and groom at the biltmore

bride approaching groom from behind for first look at the biiltmore

 

Crest Center and Pavilion - Asheville, NC


Easily one of the most convenient venues when it comes to being close to town, a lot of folks are surprised to hear about the mountain views at Crest Center and Pavilion. Known throughout the local wedding industry for being the venue you go to when you have a large number of guests, this Asheville wedding venue also has wonderful mountain views from the back of their property as well as the front and it feels like we always get some of the best sunsets at Crest!


bride and groom kissing in front of the mountains at the crest center and pavilion

fall mountain wedding ceremony crest center

groom kissing bride's cheek in front of the mountains at crest center

groom holding bride from behind as they nestle heads

mountain wedding ceremony at crest center and pavilion

traditional portrait of bride and groom in front of the mountains

 

Hawkesdene - Andrews, NC


Hawkesdene may be one of the best kept secrets on this list! We were literally talking to a random stranger the other day while traveling and she is from the town that Hawkesdene is in and she had never heard of it! Known for their lush foliage throughout most of the year, their culinary talents, and being able to accommodate their guests with onsite housing, Hawkesdene is one of our favorite wedding venues in NC! But what really puts the cherry on top when it comes to this scenic wedding venue is their “Hawk’s nest,” as the venue calls it. This is about the only spot accessible to guests and vendors that has a mountain view but the view is absolutely breathtaking with layers and layers of blue ridge mountains!


sunset portrait of bride and groom holding each other close

bride and groom looking at the mountains together

 

Sky Retreat - Purlear, NC


With one of the most unique property layouts on this list, Sky Retreat also has some of the best mountain views in North Carolina, let alone best views for a wedding venue. Enjoy the vast views from their ceremony sites, open field, and even from the comfort of indoors with their reception location! One trip here and it’s easy to see why this awesome venue is on our list.


bride and groom holding each other and smiling during sunset

mountain view at sky retreat

bride and groom holding hands and running through a field

 

Hidden Hill Venue - Morganton, NC


Perched high above the lights of town, one of our favorite mountain wedding venues is Hidden Hill Venue! It’s also one of the most unique venues on our list. Whereas most of the venues on our list sit in the mountains or have amazing views (as does Hidden Hill) this venue is actually the highest point in the surrounding area which gives it the unique perspective of looking down on everything around it! This beautiful venue sits hillside on 11 acres with vast views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. They have multiple outdoor ceremony sites, rustic elegant charm with that touch of modern farmhouse inside, and the convenience of an onsite bridal suite & groom suite! Located just an hour east of the always popular Asheville, NC, Hidden Hill Venue & Conference Center continues to grow in popularity amongst couples looking to escape to the mountains and say I do!


bride and groom holding each other in front of the mountains

We hope you and enjoyed following along and most of all, we hope this helps you on your search to find that perfect wedding venue! If you're interested in one or more of these venues, you will find links below to their website! Let them know Jenny & Joe sent you :)




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