Nantahala Weddings & Events is a meticulously landscaped, outdoor 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 of the surrounding mountains to host your wedding ceremony and reception. The venue only books one event per weekend so couples get exclusive access to the lake and mountain view property for three days.
Facilities and Capacity
Nantahala Weddings & Events accommodates up to 114 guests who can experience the sweeping panoramic views of the mountains, the stunning lake, colorful sunsets, starry nights, waterfalls, and a fairytale tower. The wedding photographer has numerous backdrops to use for picturesque images. Couples can host the wedding ceremony in the outdoor, covered ceremony chapel on the property, which is just a few hundred feet from Nantahala Lake. For smaller weddings, Wayah Bald on the Appalachian Trail can serve as a ceremony spot more than 5,300 feet above elevation. This space with the breathtaking views is just 11 miles from the Nantahala venue. There is plenty of space on the property to host an outdoor reception, covered or uncovered. An outdoor bonfire pit is available when the sun goes down. Get-ready rooms are available on-site for the couples and their wedding parties. There is also ample parking at Nantahala and the venue is both wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly.
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 local wedding coordinators who have handled weddings at Nantahala before. They 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, tents, tent accessories, glassware, flatware, barware, china, a dance floor, and audio equipment. 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. Dedicated staff can set up and clean up the wedding spaces.
The location of Nantahala boasts numerous outdoor activities with the Appalachian and Bartam Trails just steps away. Nantahala Lake provides access to water activities such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and much more. The lake is roughly 75-percent national forest and offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Aimee · Married on 10/20/2018
Picturesque location in the mountains
We had our wedding on October 27th at Nantahala Weddings and Events. It was truly a gorgeous venue! Our wedding was at the perfect time to see the fall color changes and everyone commented on how pretty and picturesque the location was. We were also fortunate enough to have family caterers available to cook for our wedding they commented on how well equipped the facilities were. Jody also has all sorts of decorations and extras available to ease the stress of purchasing decorations -- she has really thought of everything! I can't recommend her more highly! Jody was also so helpful throughout the entire planning process and gave us so many recommendations for local vendors - all of whom were fantastic.You can certainly tell that Jody takes pride in the area and her community - she has an excellent reputation with everyone we talked to and really has the connections to make planning a wedding easy.
Caitlin Stolt · Married on 10/13/2018
The perfect day!
Jody was quick to answer our questions and made very helpful recommendations leading up to our wedding to make the day run smoothly. The venue was the perfect setting for us with a beautiful table and dance floor set-up, nice kitchen area, and warm fire pit. We were able to have the perfect wedding day here!
Curt and Suzanne Smith · Married on 08/18/2018
Unique and Beautiful Experience
Natahala Weddings is a beautiful setting with great connections to everything you need for a unique destination wedding. Great connections to caterers, photographers or anything you need for your wedding. The area offers beautiful places on Lake Nantahala for you and your guests to stay.
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