reasons to elope in western north carolinaAsheville, North Carolina, is a bustling mountain town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it's no surprise that it's a popular eloping destination on the east coast. Between art, breweries, and stunning mountain background, this charming town is a haven for couples searching for a memorable day to remember. 

There are numerous outdoor venues in the area to hold your elopement, which is nestled between many national parks and surrounded by breathtaking views.

Where to Elope in Asheville, NC

With national parks, lush scenery, and many sweet venues in every direction, Asheville has no shortage of elopement sites. This unique mountain city is the perfect destination for creating memorable memories and tying the knot. 

1. Cataloochee Valley

Tucked in the Smoky Mountain National Park, Cataloochee Valley is a beautiful location to tie the knot. With no shortage of waterways, meadows, and magnificent greenery, you can hold an intimate gathering surrounded by nature. 

It's home to many historic buildings and the majestic elk. Hold a small ceremony in front of the chapel and capture incredible wedding photos with a breathtaking drop and wildlife in the background.

2. Roaring Fork Falls

Roaring Fork Creek Falls in the Pisgah National Forest is a long cascade of about 100 ft. (about 50 ft. high) in a beautiful setting. For adventurous and outdoorsy couples, the Roaring Fork Falls features intimate mountain, forest, and waterfall views.

Located just two miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's the perfect location for elopement. Just a short half-mile hike, you take in the scenery and take romantic photos in the hidden waterfall.  

3. Hidden River

Hidden River is a rustic and secluded farm just a short drive east of Asheville. The venue covers 20 acres and offers panoramic mountain views next to the Swannanoa River. 

At Hidden River, you can get views of the Craggy Mountains, and there are a variety of lodging options, including the Tiny Cottage for the special couple and the Quartz House that can fit everyone else who's invited to the elopement.

4. Diamond Falls

The Diamond Falls and Bat Cave features gorgeous views of the waterfalls and a large cabin built right by the edge of the creek. This area makes a very special and unique wedding venue, as well as one of the biggest elopement venues, with space for up to 20 people for couples who want to invite a small group of friends and family. 

The cabin is a rustic and eye-catching structure with golden wood paneling and complementing furnishings. The entire area encompasses more than 300 acres, making it the ideal location for a small elopement and retreat into nature.

5. Jeanne’s Hair & Makeup

We offer a salon space available for small elopements, a place to get ready to travel to one of Asheville's elopement venues, a great place for all things hair and makeup, getting ready on a wedding day, and more. View images of the space here

On-Site Wedding Hair and Makeup Services in Asheville, NC

Even if having an elopement in Asheville, NC is quite simple compared to a traditional wedding; there are a lot of different factors to consider. Fortunately, Jeanne’s Hair and Makeup Studio provides on-site bridal hair and makeup services for elopements, micro weddings, or minimonies, so you can look and feel your absolute best on your special day. 

As mentioned above, we also offer a very sweet location for smaller ceremonies, or simply preparing for your big day.

For more information about our Asheville wedding, hair, and makeup partners, visit our page.