the Most Stunning wedding venues in asheville nc

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As an Asheville Wedding Photographer, I know that Asheville has so many incredible wedding venues to choose from. Planning a wedding can seem daunting but I am here to take out some of the guess work! Read more about the best-of-the-best venues, frequently asked questions, and more so you are 100% prepared to start your wedding planning journey here in Asheville.

The Ridge

Marshall, NC

The Ridge is a stunning mountain wedding venue located just 30 minutes north of Asheville. The sister venue to downtown Ashevilles "The Venue," this beautiful outdoor wedding venue gives you and your guests extraordinary mountain vistas as the backdrop of you ceremony. 

My absolute favorite part of this beautiful venue is the quick 15 minute sunset portrait session. It is literally magical!

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Longleaf Vineyards

Marshall, NC

The Longleaf Vineyard is located in Western North Carolina, only 30 minutes north of Asheville nestled inside the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. And, we’re not talking about some ordinary mountains here. The large-range mountains of Asheville are the perfect backdrop for your wedding.

Image getting married with stunning, long-range views of the beautiful Blue Ridge. Idk if you can tell, but I’m a sucker for those beautiful mountains. Sure they aren’t as massive and jagged as the mountains out west, but they are peaceful, serene, and feel like home (okay enough sappy stuff, Elly!)

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Overlook Barn

Banner Elk, NC

With its 30-foot arched ceilings, exposed original wooden beams, tables for dining, and room for dancing, it makes for the perfect reception. However, this isn’t the venue’s only attraction.

Splayed out just beyond the barn is Mary’s Meadow. The grass has light yellow and pale green hues and overlooks 40-miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This makes the multi-acre meadow perfect for the wedding ceremony. With a custom built wooden stage and surrounding stones, couples love saying their vows on Mary’s Meadow, while loved ones admire the backdrop (and yes, sniffle).

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Jeter Mountain Farm

Hendersonville, NC

Jeter Mountain Farm is located just minutes from downtown historic Hendersonville, Nc. Surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is settled on a private 411 acres of Rolling hayfields and wooded forest with over 35,000 square feet of barn.
Jeter Mountain Farm is a family-owned and operated farm, established in 2005 by the Hunsader family. Its rolling hills are the epitome of serendipity with breathtaking views of the fields and orchards growing there.

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Craggy Garden

Ivy, NC

Craggy Garden is one of the more well known elopement spots near Asheville. I love this location because it is super convenient and easy to get to for intimate ceremonies with less that 15 people. I truly believe we can enjoy these amazing locations in nature as long as we take care of it and respect the environment! 

Just a short walk from your vehicle, you can have an intimate wedding surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas! Check out the blog for the need-to-know details if you want to plan your own Craggy Garden Elopement. 

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The Biltmore

Asheville, NC

It is honestly super hard to write a small blurb about the Biltmore. It is a massive and luxurious wedding venue that has so so much to offer. From the many venues to the photoshoot spots, there is a lot to take in.

I love the Biltmore, there is nothing like it! Check out the blog for all the tips about the various places you can get married in Asheville's Biltmore wedding venues!

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Additional Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Venue in Asheville NC

AFTER photographing weddings for over 8 years, i'm happy to share a few additional tips

1. If the venue is outdoors, make sure you equally love Plan B if it rains. No one wants to think about the worse-case-scenario when planning their dream wedding. The rain won't get you down if you equally love the interior options of the venue. That could be a beautiful white tent on the lawn, or a stunning white-walled barn with a fireplace at the end of the aisle, or a lush greenhouse to give you all the outside vibes! Just make sure the backup plan is something you would love, too.

2. LIGHT, LIGHT, LIGHT! Light is everything to a photographer. Natural light, diffused light, harsh light, incandescent light, light, light, light. you get the idea. As I walk into your venue and up to greet you in the bridal suite, I am scanning where the best areas are to photograph. 

3. If your reception is at a separate venue, add some "fluff time" so that we can run over to the venue to capture it while it's still "untouched" by guests giving you the best detail shots of your beautiful reception.

4. Make sure that you tour your venue at the same time of day that the ceremony will be at. If you’re getting married at 3 pm in July, a field without any shade probably won't be very comfortable. Likewise, if you plan on getting married at 7 pm, steer clear of venues that require lots of natural light for them to be beautiful. 

With all of that said, a skilled wedding photographer (ah-em... me!) will make the best of every lighting condition and I am certain that your wedding will be beautiful.

At the end of the day its not about having wedding images that get a ton of likes, it's about documenting the beginning of your love story. so that when you look back on the images I created, you will feel those same emotions. My goal as a wedding photographer is to serve my clients the way they deserve and create snapshots that transcend time and will always bring you back to when it all began. 

As someone who specializes in photographing weddings in and around Asheville I have a lot of great tips and tricks to make sure your wedding feels exactly how you pictured it. Head over to my Asheville Wedding Photographer Q+A to learn more about me and get some great info!

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I am so excited that you found my little corner of the web. The number one thing I want you to know about me is that your experience on your wedding day is everything to me. I want you to know that I am there beside you throughout your most amazing wedding day, know that I have your back, aaand that I will be the one cracking jokes throughout the entire experience. 

As for my photography style, it came out of a desire to capture authentic emotions. Real humans who are in love. I developed my style of photography & editing through many years as a portrait photographer first before diving deep into weddings. Throughout that time I realized that the intimate moments in between the poses were the ones most cherished. My wedding work has been seen in places like The Knot, Wedding Wire, The Carolinas Magazine, Embrace Beauty Magazine and many other leading industry publications. I'm sincerely grateful for every single one of them, and for the others yet to come.

But none of that matters without the experience, the fun, and the results that everyone feels when they look back through their photographs.

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