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10 Places to Elope in North Carolina

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Eloping in Asheville, NC is certainly an incredibly popular place to tie the knot, and for good reason. If you've ever visited Asheville, or if you've lived here for any period of time, then you know that Asheville's got breathtaking mountain views everywhere you look, an eccentric downtown area and even the smaller cities surrounding it on all sides are beautiful and fun to explore as well. Here are 10 unique ways to elope in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Take note of these if you're planning an elopement:

  1. Hot Air Balloon - Imagine soaring above the mountains in a hot air balloon and exchanging vows with your partner. This unique experience will take your breath away and create memories that will last a lifetime. This is a seriously unique way to elope and is perfect for adventure lovers.

  2. Waterfall Ceremony - Asheville is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. You can exchange vows in front of a waterfall, such as Looking Glass Falls, with the sound of the water as your background music.

  3. Treehouse Wedding - Asheville has several treehouse venues that are perfect for an intimate elopement. These venues offer privacy and a unique backdrop for your special day, and are perfect for your intimate elopement!

  4. Hike to a Scenic Overlook - Asheville has no shortage of breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks. A fun elopement idea could be to take a hike with your partner and exchange vows at a scenic overlook. The views of the mountains are unmatched and will make for a memorable ceremony.

  5. Mountain Top Helicopter Elopement - Take your elopement to new heights by exchanging vows in a helicopter ride over the mountains. This will give you a bird's eye view of Asheville and its surrounding mountains- and is definitely something you don't see every day if you're looking for a unique way to elope!

  6. Sunset Ceremony - Asheville has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the country, and with a variety of places to catch them- a rooftop downtown, River Arts District, a Parkway overlook, you name it, it makes for a special elopement for you and your partner. Exchange vows as the sun sets over the mountains and watch the sky turn into a beautiful array of colors.

  7. Horseback Riding Elopement - Take a romantic horseback ride with your partner and exchange vows in a secluded mountain meadow. This is a unique and romantic way to elope in Asheville. This is a fun elopement idea for animal lovers and adventure lovers!

  8. Riverfront Ceremony - Asheville is home to the French Broad River, which offers a beautiful backdrop for an elopement ceremony. Exchange vows on the riverfront, with various spots to choose from, and enjoy the peaceful sound of the water in the background.

  9. Brewery Elopement - Asheville is known for its beer options and breweries. Exchange vows in one of Asheville's downtown and surrounding area breweries and afterward, celebrate your elopement with some local brews!

  10. Cabin Elopement - Asheville has several rustic cabin venues that are perfect for an intimate elopement. These venues offer privacy and a cozy atmosphere for your special day and are perfect if you're wanting a quiet, intimate elopement. A bonus is that you can stay the night after you've eloped, and take an evening or two to explore Asheville before heading off to your honeymoon if you're planning one!

No matter what you choose, eloping in the beautiful mountains here in Asheville, NC is sure to be a unique and memorable experience for you and your partner.

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