USE OF OUR 6.5 ACRE LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTY, ONSITE LODGING FOR 14, NO MANDATORY END TIME, NO NOISE RESTRICTIONS, CHOOSE YOUR OWN VENDORS, PETS ARE WELCOME, EVERYTHING INCLUDED
Nantahala Weddings & Events is a meticulously landscaped, outdoor destination wedding venue located in Topton, North Carolina, nestled in the Nantahala National Forest and next to Nantahala Lake. This hidden gem offers a romantic location with breathtaking views to host your wedding ceremony and reception. The venue only books one event per weekend so couples get full access to the 6.5 acre lake and mountain view property for three or four days, including everything you need to seat and serve your guests for both rehearsal dinner and reception, and also includes lodging for 6 people. If you’re looking for a “wedding weekend” full of fun outdoor activities for your guests, look no further than Nantahala. To make the most of your time together with family and friends, you can also extend your stay by booking the lodging for additional days. The venue also offers a variety of weekday wedding, microwedding, and elopement packages. See https://nantahalaweddings.com/ for details.
Facilities and Capacity
Nantahala Weddings & Events destination wedding venue accommodates up to 125 guests who can experience the sweeping panoramic views of the mountains, stunning lake, colorful sunsets, starry nights, and waterfalls. The wedding photographer has numerous backdrops to choose from for picturesque images. Couples have several options for hosting the wedding ceremony. Walk along a wooded pathway from the reception area to an outdoor ceremony area ("Chapel in the Sky") with a spectacular view of the lake and mountains at 3500 feet. The outdoor, covered ceremony chapel on the property grounds, with moss-covered rock wall and sycamore benches, is your intimate and elegant rain plan. Wayah Bald on the Appalachian Trail, with its majestic stone tower and mountain view is an incredible backdrop for First Look and/or Bridal Party and Family photo sessions. An outdoor bonfire pit is available when the sun goes down. A get-ready room and man cave are available on-site for the couples and their wedding parties. There is ample parking at Nantahala, and the venue is both wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly.
You also get full access to Fie Top Suite for your destination wedding in the mountains. The suite is adjacent to venue and includes a honeymoon suite for the bride and groom, two additional bedrooms with private baths and separate entrances, a get ready room for the bridal party, two-room “cave” with game room and hang out area, a kitchen, a rehearsal dinner area with seating for up to 50 guests, and a gas bonfire pit. The rehearsal dinner room and "cave" are equipped with sound systems for your downloaded playlists.
NEWLY AVAILABLE: 4 bungalows, each with lake view, a private bath, and kitchenette, sleeps 2 each and a spacious reception pavilion that's covered up with string lights and chandeliers.
Nantahala Weddings invites couples to bring in outside vendors to execute the wedding day just as they have imagined. The talented staff provides vendor recommendations when needed, including experienced local wedding coordinators who have managed weddings in Nantahala before. The wedding coordinators offer all-inclusive planning packages so everything is made easier when hosting a wedding here. Event items on-site include tables, chairs, string lights, chandeliers, covered pavilion, glassware, flatware, china, and a dance floor. The space will be filled with character when using the gorgeous pecan-slab serving tables, spalted maple-wood slab bar, and tree-slice cocktail tables. The prep kitchen is available and easily accessible to any outside caterer.
In close proximity to the Appalachian and Bartram Trails, Nantahala Lake, and Nantahala River, the location of this venue boasts numerous outdoor activities. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, whitewater rafting, ziplining, hiking, and horseback riding – opportunities for adventure are abundant! The lake is roughly 75-percent National Forest and offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains.
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Ashley Gustafson · Married on 08/29/2020
The most magical, romantic wedding venue in North Carolina!!
Where do I even begin?! From the moment we arrived at Nantahala lake we fell in love all over again. This hidden NC gem is one of the most serene, magical places I have ever been. Nantahala Weddings and Events made all my wedding dreams come true and it was absolutely perfect. If I could give them 10 stars I would. My wedding here was everything I dreamed of and more. I absolutely loved all the options to customize and choose your own vendors. I became very frustrated early on in my wedding planning process because I didn't want to have my vendors chosen for me by my venue. While Jody, the venue owner, has a list of trusted vendors (that are wonderful btw), you don't have to use them. Being based in Atlanta, we used a mixture of local vendors, Atlanta vendors, and Asheville Vendors. The venue spaces are sensational, and the views are the best in the area! Jody is absolutely amazing and such a joy to work with through the entire planning process. Not only is she professional and prompt, but you can tell she loves what she does and she loves the couples who choose Nantahala. She was able to help me so much through the planning process with recommendations and tips. The venue is in the woods in the mountains overlooking Nantahala Lake. It can be used for a wide variety of wedding styles from casual to formal (my theme was elegant bohemian!)- which I think makes it attractive for so many different brides and grooms looking for an outdoor venue. It is also completely dog friendly!! There are so many options to make it exactly what you want. Bonus, there is no end time, set schedule, or noise restrictions! The package I chose meant I had the venue Thursday - Monday so I was able to host a wide variety of wedding events (Rehearsal, Ceremony, Reception, After party bonfire, Sunday Brunch) all at my own leisure. It truly is an all in one venue at one great price! The venue has lodging options right on the site which is amazing. I was barely in the car the whole weekend! There are also several cabins within walking distance of the venue. Overall, I could not imagine having my wedding anywhere else. It truly was the best day of my life. This place is magic and I would recommend it a 100 times over!Sent on 09/01/2020
Austin Barreras · Getting married on 05/08/2022
Made all my wedding dreams come true!!!
When we were looking for a wedding venue in the North Carolina mountains, all the venues we talked to had strings attached. Then we found Nantahala Weddings and events! First it's an incredible place with the most stunning views! The owner Jodie was was such a breath of fresh air, She loves what she does and gives you INCREDIBLE recommendations for vendors, which you can use or you can find your own vendors. It's the reason we chose to get married here, besides the view. I wanted to be able to hire who we wanted to for the big day and Nantahala Weddings and events gives you that freedom!!! You can keep it simple and you will have an amazing wedding or you can put your own flare in the space and really make it your own. With all that said you cant find a more beautiful backdrop for your wedding!!! Couldn't recommend this place more!!!Sent on 09/04/2020
Chris Shumaker · Getting married on 05/05/2021
Excellent venue and service!
Jody and her team are the best! Very accommodating and pleasant. Nice people with excellent taste. And their new view for weddings is amazing!Sent on 06/03/2019
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