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Weddings & Elopement near Asheville and Chimney Rock

Looking for a tranquil, secluded, natural setting for an intimate wedding or elopement in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Our farm is located near Asheville, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure in one of the most beautiful locations in western North Carolina. Our spectacular mountain farm is a favorite for couples wanting a unique and beautiful location to exchange vows and spend some quiet and peaceful time after the ceremony in their secluded mountain cabin.

We special in personalized wedding ceremonies for 2 to 10 persons. Couples may choose one of our three different over pond gazebos or the large front porch of the Historic Albertus Ledbetter House c.1826 (listed on the National Register of Historic Places). Perhaps a massage afterwards followed by a relaxing soak in the hot tub on your private deck? Or a catered dinner in your cabin?

Just give us a call so we can help you plan a memorable experience.

Elopement Package
Included in this wedding package is:

  • A decorated gazebo (choice of three locations) or the front porch of the Historic Albertus Ledbetter House c.1826
  • Music (CD boom box)
  • Witness service (if needed)
  • Complimentary toast with sparkling cider or champagne
  • Photographs taken with the wedding couple's personal digital camera
  • Dinner for two catered in your cabin (additional)

Please call us at 828-738-9798 so we can customize the perfect wedding ceremony for you in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock!

For a minister to conduct the ceremony, we recommend Rev. Jacqueline Weiks.


  • Fresh flower bridal bouquet and boutonniere. Your choice of colors: $105
  • Petit cake and bottle of sparkling cider or champagne (with photos): $85
  • Gazebo can be lit with tiny white lights: $50
  • Lighting a Unity Candle: $20
  • Catered dinner for two in your cabin: $175 (see "Packages" page)
  • Side by side massages: $250 (see "Packages" page)
  • Big bowl of fresh cut floating fresh water lilies (in season): $30

Reviews from Brides & Grooms
Dear Zee Anne & Arthur,
We both want to thank you again for allowing us to marry on your beautiful land. It is absolutely breath-taking up there. We couldn't think of a more beautiful place to commit our love and our lives to one another. Think about you often and hope to make a trip up your way again!
Ray & Sharlene, June 2008

This was a great place for a small wedding. The staff was excellent! Your attention to detail with the catered dinner, robes, champagne and satellite music was awesome. We will be back in the fall. Great fishing, great wife that let me go out more than once...
Rick and Mary Jo, July 2008

Getting a Marriage License

  • You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina to apply for a marriage license.
  • Age requirement 18 (under 18 w/parental consent)  --  Under 21 requires birth certificate
  • Waiting Period: none
  • Blood Test: none
  • Cost: $50 cash
  • Both parties must apply, in person, at the same time at the Register of Deeds in any County in North Carolina. Both parties must bring a photo ID and a Social Security card. (or some form that includes SS# such as tax return, pay stub, etc
  • License is valid for 60 days and marriage may take place anywhere in North Carolina.
  • Divorced applicants must provide the month and year of their last divorce. If the divorce was finalized within 30 days of applying for the marriage license, the applicant must provide an original or certified copy of the divorce decree. There is no waiting period between the divorce and applying for the new license.
  • Bring the marriage license (and the return envelope provided by the Register) to the wedding. The marriage license must be at the ceremony or the marriage is not valid.
  • Immediately after the wedding ceremony the marriage license will be signed by two chosen witnesses, usually the best man and maid/matron of honor. The newly married couple does not need to sign the license after the ceremony; this signature was required at the time of issuance. The marriage license will be signed by the officiating minister who is responsible for returning it to the Register of Deeds in the county where it was issued.
  • You will not automatically receive a certified copy. A certified copy of the marriage license may be obtained after the original license is returned and recorded at the Register of Deeds office. At the same time the marriage license is obtained, the county gives cost information and a form to request a certified copy by mail. The certified copies cost $10.00 and you will probably want to request at least two copies.
  • Local office to obtain a wedding license:
    Register of Deeds
    McDowell County Courthouse
    21 S. Main Street
    Marion, NC 28752
    Hours:Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Cottages at Spring House Farm
Named one of the "Top Ten Best Hideaways" by Outside Magazine
219 Haynes Road, Marion, NC 28752 USA
With six secluded cabins near Asheville, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure & Lake James
For reservations, please call us toll-free at 1-877-738-9798
(9 AM—8 PM Eastern Standard Time)

Local: 828-738-9798