Weddings

Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, NC View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   14 reviews
Guests 2 to 125

About

Guests 2 to 125

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.

Facilities and Capacity

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.

Services Offered

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.

Accommodation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$10000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3999

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

125

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Country/Golf Club
Marina
Resort
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

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    Olivia W. Married on 10/17/2020
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    Gorgeous Views, Friendly Staff, Great Food!

    We knew we wanted to get married at Bear Lake just based on the drive up the mountain. The views are absolutely breathtaking! We had so many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the venue was. It's also super convenient that you/guests can rent houses on the property and stay all weekend. We worked with Kelsie to plan/coordinate everything at the venue. She was super responsive to all of our questions/needs and great at providing recommendations/suggestions. The venue was super flexible and worked with us to make everything happen just as we had pictured. The whole staff was very friendly and the food was so delicious!! If you're looking for a venue with amazing scenic views, great staff/planning, and great food, then Bear Lake is definitely the place! We loved it so much, we plan on going back for future vacations!
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    Nicole H. Married on 09/10/2020
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    Intimate, Organic, Breathtaking

    We held our wedding at Bear Lake Reserve and it was easily the best decision we ever made. BLR has something for every person from golfing, tennis, hiking, boating, lounging by the pool, kiddy pools and slides, great restaurants, and much more. We booked this venue as it is in the mountains, with lake access, could house 100 guests on site, and is dog friendly.

    Kelsey helped us plan a 3 day event with a welcome reception, ceremony/reception, and a Lake day. She was amazing to work with every step of the way and helped us create an unforgettable weekend. She handled all of the rentals for table, chair, etc and helped us pick our food menu. We opted out of reserving a tent (against Kelsey’s multiple recommendations). When it began to rain during the ceremony, the BLR staff ran and gathered as many umbrellas as they could find so that the guests did not have to stand in the rain. She knew that we love white claw hard seltzer’s and surprised us with a white claw grab and go container (which was a big hit with the guests).

    Cassye did a great job coordinating lodging for our 100 guests on BLR property and ensured that everyone had a wonderful lodging experience (including a sweet welcome gift at the cabins). Bartender Amber kept us laughing, happy, and full on great food and drinks for the week. For Golf with the Groom, BLR reserved the entire golf course for the men to use the driving range and play a round (this was easily the highlight of the weekend for them) and had more then enough brand new golf carts for the 20 guys. At the end of the reception, we led the way for us and our guests to have a celebratory jump into the pool. While laughing the whole way, the BLR staff quickly ran and brought towels for everyone. At lake day, Chef Alice realized it was one of the kids birthdays and baked an amazing cake and surprised her with it.

    Countless examples of how the staff at BLR went above and beyond to ensure a great experience for all of the guests. It was intimate, relaxing, and we truly felt like we were the only guests there. We will continue to come back for vacations, and anniversaries, for years to come and have already booked our next visit.

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Kelsie Rich
Kelsie Rich
Weddings Director

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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412 Lake Forest Drive Tuckasegee, NC, 28783
828-471-4575
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