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Where to Get Married in the NC Smoky Mountains

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If you imagine your dream wedding somewhere romantic with beautiful, scenic views, then look no further than the Great Smoky Mountains! Whether you want a small, intimate gathering or a lavish affair, there are plenty of venues, restaurants, and accommodations to choose from here in the Smokies. Here are some of our favorite wedding venues:


Located in picturesque Andrews, North Carolina, Hawkesdene is the perfect venue no matter the season! This spot has both open and covered spaces to hold your ceremony. Plus, your party will be the only one on the grounds, as they only host one gathering at a time! Hawkesdene also offers a variety of backdrops to hold your ceremony and party, like gorgeous lawns and gardens, the main house, and an open-air pavilion.

The Historic Clay County Courthouse Beal Center

In the charming downtown of Hayesville, NC sits the Historic Clay County Courthouse Beal Center. Recently renovated, this venue is the perfect spot for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners! Additionally, the Beal Center offers multiple inclusive wedding packages for you to choose from based on your price point. Find your happily ever after here!

McGuire’s Millrace Farm

Established in 1878, McGuire’s Millrace Farm is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountain town of Murphy, NC. This historic, private 100+ acre estate is a premier wedding destination during any season! If you’re looking for a rustic yet modernly updated barn to hold your wedding, McGuire’s is the place for you!

Hackney Warehouse wedding venue
The Hackney Warehouse

The Hackney Warehouse

Located in Murphy, NC, The Hackney Warehouse is a gorgeous venue specializing in unique weddings, offering many different inclusive packages for wedding parties. If you love rustic, boho, chic vintage accommodations, the Hackney Warehouse may be the perfect fit for your special day!

The Wedding Venue at Moonlight Spa and Retreat

Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of Sylva, NC, The Wedding Venue at Moonlight Spa and Retreat offers an intimate venue for small wedding parties. The private chapel can hold up to 40 guests, and the Moonlight Arbor, which sits on a grassy hillside that overlooks the Tuckasegee River, is the perfect outdoor wedding setting. This venue offers various wedding day packages and can include rest and relaxation at the onsite spa!

BONUS: Sky Valley Country Club (in nearby Georgia)

Nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, the Sky Valley Country Club in Sky Valley, GA, is a world-class venue for weddings and events! Not only is Sky Valley Country Club surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, but the Clubhouse itself is architecturally marvelous, offering an ambiance of rustic yet refined elegance. This venue provides special packages for weddings, including discounted golfing!

Other Ways to Celebrate Your Special Day in the Great Smoky Mountains

Each delightful town located in the Great Smoky Mountain region of Western North Carolina offers something unique for your wedding party and guests.

Where to Stay

Find accommodations for everyone in your wedding party and all of your guests! There are countless hotels, cottages, and cabins available for everyone involved in your special day!

What to Eat

From local breweries and wineries to exceptional restaurants, there are plenty of dining options here in the Smokies! We especially recommend taking a look at Baxley’s Chocolates for treats on your wedding day!

How to Play

Your weddings guests will have plenty to do when not attending your ceremony! From outdoor excursions to cultural experiences, there is so much to do and see in the Smokies. Make sure you plan to enjoy the unique experiences the area has to offer, too!