Located in Murphy, North Carolina, Castle of Joy is a mansion wedding venue, providing couples with a romantic setting for their intimate and theme weddings. True to its name, Castle of Joy will help you and your guests have a memorable time, ensuring everyone leaves with a wonderful feeling.
Facilities and Capacity
Set on 11 acres at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Castle of Joy is a private, unique setting for you to celebrate your love. It’s complete with multiple ceremony site options, all beautiful locations to say “I do.” You can exchange your vows in front of the castle, in the pavilion, or anywhere you please on the property. On the top floor, there are two private and beautiful suites, perfect for getting ready. Each one includes champagne, a full bathroom, and French doors that lead to a terrace with scenic mountain views and a six-person hot tub. In the castle's lounge, discover a pool table and a large, fully equipped TV, able to showcase a nostalgic and touching slideshow of you and your partner. Their lounge also features unlimited lighting options and antique furniture that can be brought outside if desired. In addition to private use of the castle and 11-acre grounds, you have access to the 1,000-square-foot carriage barn, where you and your guests can lodge. The dungeon-style bunk room comes with an electric fireplace, a TV, a DVD player, DVDs for all ages, and four full-size and four twin beds for guests’ comfort. You can also take delight in the venue’s fully equipped kitchen, BBQ grill, original artwork, and sculptures and fountains. There is a secret room under the stairs, decorated with a shag bean bag lounger for a cute photo opportunity and private time. The castle and grounds were designed a photo set, so you can rest assured your photos will look nothing short of stunning. Capture a shot in their oversized heart-shaped Adirondack chair, surrounded by two fire pits and tiki torches, or in front of the 50-foot Sweetheart Pond with a waterfall and goldfish. Surrounded by lush greenery and decorated in medieval accents, the castle will transport you from the busyness of everyday life.
Castle of Joy will provide everything you need for not only a dream-come-true wedding but also a comfortable stay. In each of the venue's all-inclusive packages, you and up to 12 guests receive an overnight stay. Enhance your occasion with their centerpieces using antique glass bottles with live greenery and foliage from the forest, along with the chandelier dripped in live English ivy. They’ll use whatever is in season for the arrangements, and floating candles will be in vases and glass goblets on each table. For more decorations, the property offers unique props, romantic lanterns, and electric candles on the castle terrace turrets and pavilion turrets. The venue takes care of setup and cleanup and will ensure someone is present to greet you and your vendors. For your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or elopement, Castle of Joy has liability insurance, handles lighting and sound, provides a list of vendor suggestions, and offers event rentals such as altars, arches, furniture, decor, chairs, and handcrafted wood tables. Other services provided include:
- Outside alcohol allowed
Located in the Western Georgia, North Carolina mountains, Castle of Joy is surrounded by natural beauty to take in. While not participating in wedding activities or getting a breath of fresh air on one of the venue’s walking trails, explore Murphy, North Carolina and its several sites to see. Explore history at Cherokee Historical Museum, cherish water views at Murphy River Walk, or test your luck at one of the nearby casinos. Your family and friends can stay in the bunk room, or rest under the stars in tents, with camping permitted on-site. You’ll find other lodging options within 5 miles, and the West Carolina Regional airport is only 15 miles away. For out-of-town loved ones traveling a long way, the Chattanooga Airport is 82 miles away.
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Castle of Joy?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At Castle of Joy, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
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- Art Gallery
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Castle of Joy offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Castle of Joy offer for wedding events?
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
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