I've presented ceremony on back porches and in historic churches, in high mountain meadows and downtown gardens, in castles and in coves. These are a few of my favorite ceremony venues.
At Bull Creek Ranch you can set your ceremony by the lake, under the branches of the ancient sycamores or by the moss covered water-fall. Our old and dear friends, Ron and Suzanne, have hosted memorable ceremonies here for over 25 years. They have a dream team of vendors they can recommend.
Holly and Rob, owners and hosts of Brahma Ridge Event Center, will make you feel right at home. There is a cabin plus two houses on the property so there is lots of room for family and friends to stay on site. There is even camping and a bathhouse. There is a large festival tent on site with a catering cabin, a pond, forest trails and beautiful views. Twenty minutes from downtown
Homewood is an historic 1920's stone manor just a couple
of minutes from downtown Asheville in the Montford neighborhood. Monroe
Moore and his staff create a sense of effortless elegance whether your cermony
is inside the manor or outdoors in the shady, forested Glen.
Deerfields is a 940 acre retreat with ponds, trails, creeks and forests. A sweet, open air chapel on a south-facing hill offers an unforgettable setting for ceremonies of all kinds. Yoy will sense the love that brothers and co-stewards, John J. and Greg Redden, have for this special place as soon as you step on the property.
One of my favorite spots for an intimate ceremony is the Asheville Botanical Gardens. They are open to the public during daylight hours 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit though, of course, I urge you to make a generous donation. A small party can simply find a lovely spot they like and have their ceremony without a reservation -- I do recommend that you contact Sharon Turner and let her know you're coming. She'll be glad to direct you to special parts of the gardens. The grounds and Visitor Center are availabe for rental to larger parties for special events and ceremonies. What I love about the Botanical Gardens is that you can always come back an visit anytime.