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Venues in Tuckasegee, NC,
(828) 293-7414

About Us

Bear Lake Reserve is a rural wedding venue located in Tuckasegee, North Carolina. Amidst the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, this country-club estate is surrounded by a mixture of tamed and wild nature. Offering generous views of Bear Creek Lake, it is an ideal wedding getaway for couples who want to experience the best of rustic refinement surrounded by peaceful scenery.

Facilities and Capacity

There are a number of indoor and outdoor options when it comes to hosting your special day at Bear Lake Reserve. Mill Pond Pavilion is a self-contained rural timber cottage where outdoor receptions of up to 75 guests can be hosted in the vicinity of several serene ponds. With its sheltered pavilion, located beside the main building, there is extra room for guests to breathe in the fresh air while toasting your marriage. The Lake Club is a 14,000 square-foot location which is home to the Lakeview Wedding Lawn and Lakeside 54 Dining room - each of these settings can host 100 guests respectively. The Lake Club is also where The Point is located, a spacious room that can accommodate up to 200 people. Each area exudes a distinctive atmosphere, with a combination of interior and exterior charm. Depending on which site the couple opts for, white chairs and an elegant arch for the ceremony can be provided, while pristine white linens, flatware, sparkling glasses, and more can be laid out for the reception meal. A beautiful venue throughout the year, it looks most picturesque in the fall, with crunchy orange and brown leaves underfoot. Loved ones can enjoy a scenic stroll throughout the vast resort, including the many hiking trails and beautiful Bear Creek Park.

Services Offered

The experienced personnel at this countryside destination are on hand to bring your wedding dreams to life. With catering and bar service, Bear Lake Reserve provides dining and entertainment solutions for prospective newlyweds and their guests. Additionally, the venue’s staff oversee setup and cleanup on the day and provide everything from linens and flatware to seating and table arrangements. Seasoned servers will tend to your guests and ensure that events run smoothly from the first toast to the last dance. The in-house planners are also happy to work with outside vendors to coordinate your celebration appropriately.


There are almost 40 different cottages and houses which can sleep anywhere between four and 14 people. These are suitable as romantic honeymoon suites for the newlyweds or as room for your guests to stay following the reception. Whether you opt for Whispering Falls Cottage, Woodland Court, or elsewhere, they offer relaxing retreats surrounded by nature’s peaceful embrace.

Alison Bradley

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  • This location is unbelievably gorgeous and the event staff were great to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. Our guests were blown away by how beautiful, secluded, and full of nature the venue was. But this type of amazing location doesn't come without some stress. Over the course the weekend, we had virtually no cell service, spotty wifi, and a power outage. If you're not a laid back bride, pick somewhere else. If you're the adventurous type, this place is perfect for a very special wedding location that makes for a true retreat!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,999.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 10.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Beach, Campsite/Cabin, Country/Golf Club, Marina, Resort, Restaurant, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Furniture, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, November, December

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