Not everyone is ready to hike up a mountain in a gown on their wedding day. I get it! There's no denying the beauty of Western North Carolina mountains draws people from all adventure-levels in.
I've gathered a few favorite outdoor spots in the Asheville area for a small wedding or elopement. There's no need to hike into these spots but you don't sacrifice the natural setting!
The North Carolina Arboretum (pictured just above) The Arboretum’s Green Wedding Program offers elegant green buildings and sustainable landscapes as venues for ceremonies and receptions. Couples follow guidelines for using organically grown and natural products as part of their wedding.
Asheville Botanical Gardens (pictured just above)
The Gardens provide a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding with an indoor facility for receptions or the possible rainy day. The Gazebo or the meadow in front of the Hayes Cabin, an authentic log cabin nestled in a cove, are perfect locations for a memorable day.
Your family and friends can spend the weekend at Deerfields! They offer cabins, multiple wedding sites, a covered open air pavilion, lake stage and camping. This is an outdoorsy dream!
Ivy Creek Family Farm Events Venue (top photo)
Use Ivy Creek's open air pavilion to comfortably host your wedding, dinner, retreat or gathering. There are camping options for overnight events and a 3 bedroom/2 bath farm house available for rental as well. But best of all, come experience and support a small vegetable farm with your event. Ivy Creek works with caterers and florists to provide produce and flowers for events when requested.
I'm a sucker for everything inspired by nature. Greens, blues, deep reds and all the neutral color palette. Live Christmas trees with strong scents, garland, cranberries & the illusion of snow for December.
We recently bought our first home just south of Asheville and we have some family swinging by Christmas week so we are definitely putting some extra effort in this year!
If I'm being truly honest, the garland did all of the hard work. We bought it down the street and B.B. Barnes and it is quite the showstopper over our fireplace.
A touch of copper added in by my favorite cookie cutters.
A simple wreath made from tree scraps tucked in grape vine form hangs out on the front porch. The perfect woodsy greeting.
Happy holidays all!
Find me over on the Asheville Folk blog chatting about a favorite walk in the woods. It's the perfect pace for all family & friends after a big holiday meal!
Speaking of, cheers to all the happy Thanksgiving leftovers and Friendsgiving feasts!