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Reception
$8,750 starting price
Reception
$7,750 starting price
These prices are available for the months of April through October. These prices are available for the months of November through March.

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Only two weekends available in 2025, but lots of weekdays! 2026 booking in full swing!

Ask us about our *NEW* All-Inclusive Elopement Package Starting at $2800!

Here are some things that couples LOVE about our Nantahala Weddings, and I think you will, too:

  • OUR PROMISE: No other weddings or any other events will take place on our property for the duration of your stay!
  • PETS ARE WELCOME GUESTS! We allow pets inside most buildings and everywhere on the venue grounds. Pets are often part of the ceremony and are most certainly welcome during your reception!
  • With NO MANADATORY END TIME and NO NOISE RESTRICTIONS for your reception or any other event you might host at the venue over the weekend, the focus is on relaxing and having fun! Nantahala Weddings is all about the experience—before, during, and after your wedding.

A little more about us…

  • Destination vibes – Surrounded by the pristine natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains, our venue is intimate, magical, and elegant with lake and mountain views that will make your guests swoon. Have a look at Beautiful Backdrops, and just think about the gorgeous wedding photos you’ll have.
  • Unplug - A wedding on Nantahala Lake is ideal for couples who want to unplug from the hustle of urban life to embrace the peace and quiet of the mountains. Our multi-day packages are designed to help you relax during your wedding weekend.
  • Get outside - With Lodging onsite for 14 people and many more vacation homes within walking distance, Nantahala Weddings is like a luxurious summer camp, with outdoor activities at your doorstep: boating, swimming, hiking, white-water rafting, and enjoy the magnificence of nature.

PACKAGES & PRICING - see our website for more details!

Full Weddings for up to 113 people

Weekend Weddings: 3-days | $9,000 (in-season) | $8,000 (off-season)
Weekday Weddings: 3-days | $8,000 (in-season) | $7,000 (off-season)
1-Day Weekday Weddings: 1-day | $7,000 (in-season) | $6,000 (off-season)

Microweddings for up to 42 people

Weekday Weddings: 3-days | $7,000 (in-season) | $6,000 (off-season)
Weekend Weddings: 3-days (Friday–Sunday) | $7,000 (off-season only)
1-Day Weekday Weddings: 1-day | $6,000 (in-season) | $5,000 (off-season)

Elopements/Intimate Weddings for up to 20 people, 3 hours

Sundays or weekdays (in-season): $600 (5 people); $1100 (20 people)
Any day (off-season): $500 (5 people); $1000 (20 people)

All-Inclusive Elopements for up to 20 people, 3 hours

Sundays or Weekdays (in-season): $3300 (5 people); $4000 (20 people)
Any day (off-season): $2800 (5 people); $3500 (20 people)

Minimonies for up to 45 people, 4 hours

Sundays or weekdays (in-season): $3000
Any day (off-season): $2500

We would love to have the opportunity to tell you more about our venue and/or schedule a venue tour for you. Please feel free to call me ANY time: 828-421-014/828-579-0000.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$8,750

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

$7,750

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Campsite/Cabin
Garden
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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Reviews of Nantahala Weddings & Events

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
78 Reviews
98% recommend it
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4.9/5 78 reviews
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4.9/5 209 reviews
Gabriella
Gabriella E. Sent on 11/16/2021
5 out of 5 rating

I love this Venue!!!

Being a preferred DJ Entertainment vendor at Nantahala Weddings and Events is such an honor! Jody is truly such a breath of fresh air within the wedding industry. She treats each client and her staff as if they are her own family! Jody is very organized, responsive, and just all around can exceed and does exceed each clients expectations. Being in the wedding industry, I have worked in more venues than I can think of....Stop your search for venues...because Nantahala Weddings and Events has you covered, if you are wanting an easy booking process, great communication, a breathtakingly gorgeous view, and an all around exciting process Jody's venue is exactly where you want to go! When I do decide to tie the knot, this venue is exactly where I will do so :)
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Smithcaaron Sent on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

Nantahala Weddings Venue by far exceeded our expectations! The views and atmosphere at this venue are spectacular. We could not have asked for a better experience we shared here for our Elopment. Jody, Jennifer and staff are very skilled in helping to make sure your dream becomes a reality at this Venue. Thank you Jody and everyone else at Nantahala Wedding Venue for Having April and I at your Venue. Truly we both couldn't be more pleased. We highly recommend anyone looking for a venue to put this as your first choice.
April
April S. Sent on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Venue! The perfect spot for a wedding.

The perfect wedding venue! Chapel in the Sky is absolutely stunning. We had the perfect elopement with a few friends and family. Jennifer made our dream come true with the beautifully decorated awning and she even drove our elderly guests to the top for us! She is so sweet. Jody, the owner is so wonderful too!!! She is professional, personable and strives on making what you want happen. The staff is excellent. Hands down! The bridal suite and man cave were perfect, too. This venue is the most gorgeous, hidden gem I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. We are grateful to be married at such a beautiful place. The memories we made there will last us a lifetime. Thank you, Nantahala Wedding Venue! 10 stars!
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Jody Hafey
Jody Hafey
Owner

Welcome to our page! I'm absolutely delighted that you've discovered Nantahala Weddings. As the owner, I sincerely hope you'll find the same sense of enchantment in our venue and its natural surroundings that I do. Although my professional background lies in Global Software Marketing, I've found that nothing brings me happier than collaborating with joyful couples like yourselves to make certain your day is absolutely magical. I look forward to the possibility of meeting you in person for a tour someday!

Jess Hafey Kawamura
Jess Hafey Kawamura
Business Partner

Hello from Lake Nantahala! My name is Jess Hafey Kawamura and my 2014 wedding was the first Nantahala Wedding in the books! The rest is turning into a lovely (full circle) history and epic love story of family and friends who cherish the mountains.

I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2012 and spent 11 years on active-duty onboard ships and as a Foreign Area Officer all over the world. Starting in Fall of 2023, I will transition into the Reserve Component in support of Pacific Fleet Forces while simultaneously working with Jody, my Mom and Nantahala Weddings owner, with all-things Nantahala Weddings and Events venue operations.

Allow me to take this space to share my wedding philosophy: Surrounded by Nantahala Lake and Forest, our outdoor wedding venue grants you access to a seemingly enchanted space – one that evokes raw emotions and intense love. Nature in Nantahala seeps into your being and opens channels for the bride and groom to sense the immense amount of love from their family, bridal party and guest. Everything else seems to melt away, and what is left is an intimate moment in time that no one present will forget.

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