***2020 AVAILABLE DATES: WEEKENDS OF OCTOBER 1-4 AND OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 1, 2020. PEAK FALL FOLIAGE IN THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS***
EXCLUSIVE 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 exclusive access to the 6.5 acre lake and mountain view property for 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.
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, can also serve as a ceremony spot (11 miles form venue). 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.
29 Reviews for Nantahala Weddings & Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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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
Anna Anglin · Getting married on 03/07/2021
Amazing venue with a beautiful ceremony spot
We had a great experience with this venue for our wedding in July 2019! The venue is located in the middle of the beautiful mountains of Nantahala. Every nature/ outdoor-lover won't be disappointed with the variety of plants around and at the venue. The owner Jody Hafey is extremly helpful, sweet and available for questions! We were able to have multiple phone calls with her which helped us a lot planning our wedding from far away (we live in New Jersey). I'd absolutely recommend this venue and also the option of taking wedding pictures at Wayah Bald (30 minutes from the venue).Sent on 01/21/2020
Bernard Mathieu · Married on 03/05/2020
I am impressed with this beautiful venue.
Nice clean facilities and easy to navigate kitchen.
Lots of counter/refrigeration/freezer space. I chose to cook on premise for 50 ppl so I had to come prepared with lots of stuff. The owners are very accommodating for my specific needs. Book with confidence.
Sent on 05/31/2019
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