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Reception
$3,500 starting price
Reception
$3,500 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2018

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Outside alcohol allowed

Location
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.

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?

$3,500

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

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Champagne Toast

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Museum
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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Reviews of Castle of Joy

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
4 Reviews
95% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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Kristina C. Sent on 02/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely magical!

The owners of the castle are amazing! They made us feel so much at home that it truly felt like “our” castle! We had the best wedding weekend we could have hoped for!
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Iris Sent on 07/26/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection!

I am so excited to spend my wedding weekend at Castle of Joy. My wedding is this October and Cristine and Vincent (the owners) have been super sweet and helpful. I feel so blessed to have found this venue of our dreams and to have found to artists/owners of a venue who share the same passion that my fiancè and I share for nature and all things art-related. Such a unique wedding venue and one-of-a-king venue owners. Have the event or wedding of your dreams here- you will not be disappointed. I mean, can you beat a castle and a heart shaped pond?! 😍 Thanks Cristine and Vincent!
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April Sent on 05/27/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives!

Cristine and Vincent were incredible....My husband and I could not be more pleased with how our wedding day turned out-absolutely perfect. I am beyond impressed at the professionalism, generosity, and utmost care these two amazing people put into their venue to ensure our experience was incredible. Thank you so much!
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Castle of Joy frequently asked questions

Castle of Joy includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at Castle of Joy includes:
  • Champagne Toast
The space offered by Castle of Joy for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Resort
Castle of Joy offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Castle of Joy offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Castle of Joy offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Castle of Joy offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Castle of Joy is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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