Adventures on the Gorge is a wedding ceremony and reception venue in Lansing, West Virginia, that’s perched on the rim of the New River Gorge and specializes in destination events. They service weddings throughout the local area and mid-Atlantic region and have been part of the local wedding scene for the last 40 years. Since they specialize in destination weddings, Adventures offers an array of fun activities (like zip-lining and whitewater rafting!) for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the weekend.
Facilities and Capacity
Adventures on the Gorge can accommodate up to 265 guests throughout its four event spaces. Because this rustic, country venue sits on the edge of the gorge, the scenery that stands as a backdrop for your ceremony is nearly unbeatable. Adventures has covered outdoor, indoor, and uncovered outdoor areas for you to use. Whether you want an intimate ceremony on the pool deck that overlooks the gorge or in Adventures’ open-air pavilion, the staff is ready and willing to make your dreams happen.
Adventures on the Gorge is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking and shuttle services for you and your guests. They’re able to provide couples with space for bridal showers, ceremonies, engagement parties, and receptions. Event services include accommodations, event planning, and event rentals. Couples have the option to rent chairs, tables, and tent accessories for their event, as well as barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens.
Adventures on the Gorge has a premier restaurant on-site, Smokey’s on the Gorge, that’s the hub of it all when it comes to your wedding weekend. Guests will enjoy the food, and you won’t have to worry about finding restaurants for people to travel to. Best of all, they’re available to cater your reception! While you’re welcome to bring in outside cakes and favors, Smokey’s staff guarantees that they’ll be able to satisfy your taste buds. They’re renowned for their gourmet buffet-style dining and are able to customize your menu with foods like Caribbean jerk pork loin, cavatappi with shrimp, and scallops and pesto cream.
Recommended by 93% of couples
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User4837844 · 2+ years ago
Adventures on the Gorge was the Perfect place for our wedding. My husband and I both knew the day we visited the venue for a tour that it was where we wanted to get married. Our Event Coordinator, Jessica, was a joy to work with and helped to make the big day, and the days leading up to it, stress free. All of our guests complimented on the breathtaking beauty of the setting and many of them sincerely said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. The food which was served buffet style, was Fantastic and also recieved countless praise from our guests! Thanks to Jessica who hand delivered us plates, my husband and I both were able to eat a full meal despite the excitement and many congratulations. AOTG also provided us with a list of recommended florists and bakeries that we chose from and were very happy with. After the wedding, my husband and I stayed in one of the nearby cabins for the night before taking off on our honeymoon the next day, flying out of the Charleston WV airport. All in all we can't wait to go back and revisit the magic of our special day!Sent on 03/02/2015
BJ · Married on 07/02/2018
I recently had my wedding at Adventures on the Gorge and it was the most magical day of my life! Jessica and her staff took care of every detail to make sure my day was stress free. The food was so amazing. The staff was so polite, professional and friendly. The views of the gorge are absolutely breath taking!Sent on 07/12/2018
Jean · Married on 09/02/2017
I attended a wonderful weekend wedding celebration at Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia over Labor Day weekend... The lodging, food and wedding venue was first rate. The staff didn’t let a little rain spoil the fun and had umbrellas and tents ready to move the festivities under cover. Since the wedding theme was “Let the Adventure begin” AOTG was an ideal choice. Family and friends were able to raft, zip line, hike and enjoy the hot tubs in addition to attending the wedding Saturday night. Thanks to AOTG for making sure the weekend was wonderful.Sent on 09/05/2017
Just finished up a wedding this past weekend at this venue and any wedding would benefit from the scenery, the food, and the staff. Perfect place to have a wedding.
One of my favorite wedding venues! Beautiful views and knowledgable staff!