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Venues in Topton, NC,
(828) 421-0141

About Us

October 10, 2020 and October 24, 2020 just opened up - both in prime fall color season!


Nantahala Weddings & Events is a meticulously landscaped, outdoor destination wedding venue located in Topton, North Carolina, nestled in the Nantahala National Forest and next to Nantahala Lake. This hidden gem offers a romantic location with breathtaking views to host your wedding ceremony and reception. The venue only books one event per weekend so couples get exclusive access to the 6.5 acre lake and mountain view property for four days, including everything you need to seat and serve your guests for both rehearsal dinner and reception, and also includes lodging for 6 people. If you’re looking for a “wedding weekend” full of fun outdoor activities for your guests, look no further than Nantahala. To make the most of your time together with family and friends, you can also extend your stay by booking the lodging for additional days.

Facilities and Capacity
Nantahala Weddings & Events destination wedding venue accommodates up to 125 guests who can experience the sweeping panoramic views of the mountains, stunning lake, colorful sunsets, starry nights, and waterfalls. The wedding photographer has numerous backdrops to choose from for picturesque images. Couples have several options for hosting the wedding ceremony. Walk along a wooded pathway from the reception area to an outdoor ceremony area ("Chapel in the Sky") with a spectacular view of the lake and mountains at 3500 feet. The outdoor, covered ceremony chapel on the property grounds, with moss-covered rock wall and sycamore benches, is your intimate and elegant rain plan. Wayah Bald on the Appalachian Trail, with its majestic stone tower and mountain view, can also serve as a ceremony spot (11 miles form venue). An outdoor bonfire pit is available when the sun goes down. A get-ready room and man cave are available on-site for the couples and their wedding parties. There is ample parking at Nantahala, and the venue is both wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly.

You also get full access to Fie Top Suite for your destination wedding in the mountains. The suite is adjacent to venue and includes a honeymoon suite for the bride and groom, two additional bedrooms with private baths and separate entrances, a get ready room for the bridal party, two-room “cave” with game room and hang out area, a kitchen, a rehearsal dinner area with seating for up to 50 guests, and a gas bonfire pit. The rehearsal dinner room and "cave" are equipped with sound systems for your downloaded playlists.

COMING ONSITE IN 2020: 4 bungalows, each with lake view, a private bath, and kitchenette, sleeps 2 each. We are also building a spacious covered reception pavilion.

Services Offered
Nantahala Weddings invites couples to bring in outside vendors to execute the wedding day just as they have imagined. The talented staff provides vendor recommendations when needed, including experienced local wedding coordinators who have managed weddings in Nantahala before. The wedding coordinators offer all-inclusive planning packages so everything is made easier when hosting a wedding here. Event items on-site include tables, chairs, string lights, chandeliers, covered pavilion, glassware, flatware, china, and a dance floor. The space will be filled with character when using the gorgeous pecan-slab serving tables, spalted maple-wood slab bar, and tree-slice cocktail tables. The prep kitchen is available and easily accessible to any outside caterer.

In close proximity to the Appalachian and Bartram Trails, Nantahala Lake, and Nantahala River, the location of this venue boasts numerous outdoor activities. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, whitewater rafting, ziplining, hiking, and horseback riding – opportunities for adventure are abundant! The lake is roughly 75-percent national forest and offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains.

Chris Shumaker

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  • Jody and her team are the best! Very accommodating and pleasant. Nice people with excellent taste. And their new view for weddings is amazing!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    3 (4 more in 2020)

    Describe your venue

    Garden, Park, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    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, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What bar services do you provide?

    Outside Alcohol

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    China, Flatware, Glassware

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, November, December

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