Looking for the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding? Say “I do” to the Western North Carolina Mountains. Whether brides dream of rustic charm, mountain-chic or romantic elegance for their big day, the mountains of Jackson County are the perfect place to say hello to happily ever after. Those seeking the perfect venue with a view will have no shortage of choices here. Nestled in Western North Carolina are stunning views of soaring mountains, shimmering lakes, vibrant vineyards and even a stately castle.
Jackson County boasts wedding accommodations perfect for every bride and budget, including bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, hotels and resorts. Some venues even offer luxury on-site accommodations, such as High Hampton Inn and Lonesome Valley.
So what are the top outdoor wedding venues in Jackson County? Everyone has their favorite, but check out some of ours!
Lonesome Valley — Exchange vows surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, verdant forests and meadows and stunning thousand-foot cliffs at Lonesome Valley. Celebrate the reception in the Barn, which features traditional post-and-beam architecture, large indoor and outdoor stacked-stone fireplaces, unique rope basket light fixtures and multiple barn doors that line the walls and open to create a pavilion-style atmosphere.
Balsam Mountain Preserve — Voted One of America’s Top Premier Properties, Balsam Mountain Preserve is perfect for an intimate, mountain destination wedding. Dance the night away under the romantic skies unfettered by city lights and make memories among a picturesque waterfall.
Bear Lake Reserve — Bear Lake Reserve combines mountain charm, unforgettable moments and uncompromising beauty. Choose from four breathtaking locations to exchange vows and celebrate: the quaint Mill Pond Pavilion in the woods, the spectacular Lake Club set alongside Bear Creek Lake, the Bear Lake Golf Club at the summit of the mountains, or the Mountaintop Veranda showcasing 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Vineyards at Betty’s Creek — Also a 2016 Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award recipient, the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek is rustic, elegant and captivating all wrapped up in one package. Here, the bride and groom will enjoy an abundance of location options for their ceremony.
High Hampton Inn — Tucked away among towering oaks and spanning 1,400 acres is High Hampton Inn. Spend your big day among mighty mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes for a stunning backdrop unlike any other. Whether planning an indoor or outdoor ceremony, the sprawling white-tented receptions make a classic, timeless impression.
Sawyer Family Farmstead — As one of Wedding Wireǯs 2016 Couple Choice Award recipient and ranked among the top 5% of wedding venues nationwide, the Sawyer Family Farmstead is framed by rolling hills, wild grapevines and blueberry bushes and overlooks Lake Glenville. Say “I Do” on the Hilltop Ceremony Site with the open skies and tree tops, or down in the valley’s Farmstead Pavilion or Chimney Pond Meadow.
Videos of weddings at mountain venues:
Sarah and Drew — The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek
Jules and Scott — The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek
Jolene and Adam — Sawyer Family Farmstead
Carolyn and Bret — High Hampton Inn
For more information about these wedding destinations, including contact information, visit our Weddings page.