Bear Lake Reserve is a rural wedding venue located in Tuckasegee, North Carolina. Amidst the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, this country-club estate is surrounded by a mixture of tamed and wild nature. Offering generous views of Bear Creek Lake, it is an ideal wedding getaway for couples who want to experience the best of rustic refinement surrounded by peaceful scenery.
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There are a number of indoor and outdoor options when it comes to hosting your special day at Bear Lake Reserve. Mill Pond Pavilion is a self-contained rural timber cottage where outdoor receptions of up to 75 guests can be hosted in the vicinity of several serene ponds. With its sheltered pavilion, located beside the main building, there is extra room for guests to breathe in the fresh air while toasting your marriage. The Lake Club is a 14,000 square-foot location which is home to the Lakeview Wedding Lawn and Lakeside 54 Dining room - each of these settings can host 100 guests respectively. The Lake Club is also where The Point is located, a spacious room that can accommodate up to 200 people. Each area exudes a distinctive atmosphere, with a combination of interior and exterior charm. Depending on which site the couple opts for, white chairs and an elegant arch for the ceremony can be provided, while pristine white linens, flatware, sparkling glasses, and more can be laid out for the reception meal. A beautiful venue throughout the year, it looks most picturesque in the fall, with crunchy orange and brown leaves underfoot. Loved ones can enjoy a scenic stroll throughout the vast resort, including the many hiking trails and beautiful Bear Creek Park.
The experienced personnel at this countryside destination are on hand to bring your wedding dreams to life. With catering and bar service, Bear Lake Reserve provides dining and entertainment solutions for prospective newlyweds and their guests. Additionally, the venue’s staff oversee setup and cleanup on the day and provide everything from linens and flatware to seating and table arrangements. Seasoned servers will tend to your guests and ensure that events run smoothly from the first toast to the last dance. The in-house Venue Coordinators are also happy to work with outside vendors to coordinate your celebration appropriately.
There are over 40 different cottages and homes which can sleep anywhere between four and 14 people. These are suitable as romantic honeymoon suites for the newlyweds or as room for your guests to stay following the reception. Whether you opt for Whispering Falls Cottage, Woodland Court, or elsewhere, they offer relaxing retreats surrounded by nature’s peaceful embrace.
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My name is Kelsie and I am the Weddings Director for Bear Lake Reserve. Bear Lake has been my home going on 6 years now and I love every minute of it! I am also the Weddings Director to our other venue, Castle Ladyhawke at Bear Lake Reserve. I am a Hospitality and Tourism graduate from Western Carolina University and have a passon for event planning and organization. I am here to help couples every step of the way to ensure their day is special and as spectacular as possible!
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