Wedding reception at Inspiration Point

Lakeside Weddings

Lakeside Weddings in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Our village of Lake Junaluska is a romantic setting for lakeside weddings with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains.

Located just 30 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, we offer all-inclusive wedding and elopement packages to make your celebration easy to plan.

A beloved spiritual retreat center for more than 100 years, you’ll be inspired with our pristine 200-acre mountain lake and plenty of on-site activities including dining, walking trails, gardens, kayaking and lake cruises. Choose from a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor waterfront locations for your ceremony and events – including Inspiration Point overlook and our historic stone chapel.

Wedding ceremony at Lake Junaluska
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Wedding & Elopement Packages

wedding ceremony at inspiration point
The Nature Lover's Elopement

(Up to 10 guests including the Bride & Groom) Outdoor ceremony venue in a natural setting surrounded by colorful foliage and shade trees in one of our three beautiful gardens: Susanna Wesley Garden, Inspiration Point or Colonnade.

  • Bridal Bouquet & Groom Boutonnière
  • One bottle of sparkling cider for ceremony toast
  • 6” wedding cake with seasonal flowers and greenery
  • One guest room night for Bride & Groom
  • Breakfast for two on the morning after your stay
Cherokee summer boat cruise
Elopement On the Water

(Up to 10 guests including the Bride & Groom) Outdoor ceremony on the Cherokee IV pontoon boat complete with professional boat captain. Surround your wedding party with beautiful 360 degree mountain views.

  • Bridal Bouquet & Groom Boutonnière
  • One bottle of sparkling cider for ceremony toast
  • 6” wedding cake with seasonal flowers and greenery
  • One guest room night for Bride & Groom
  • Breakfast for two on the morning after your stay
Susanna Wesley Garden wedding
Wildflower Package (10-40 guests)

Wedding Venues (2 hours): Inspiration Point, Susanna Wesley Garden, Lakeside White Tent, Amphitheater or Colonnade

  • One guest room night for Bride & Groom
  • Breakfast for two on the morning after your stay
  • Bridal Bouquet & Groom Boutonnière
  • One bottle of sparkling cider for ceremony toast
  • Setup: Up to 40 chairs, tables with linens and arbor (without florals)
  • Catering: Cake and punch, lemonade, hot cider or coffee (additional catering available)
View along the Rose Walk in fall
Rose Walk Package (41-100 guests)

Wedding Venues (2 hours): Inspiration Point, Susanna Wesley Garden, Lakeside White Tent, Amphitheater or Colonnade

  • One guest room night for Bride & Groom
  • Breakfast for two on the morning after your stay
  • Bridal Bouquet & Groom Boutonnière
  • One bottle of sparkling cider for ceremony toast
  • Setup: 40-100 chairs, tables with linens and arbor (without florals)
  • Catering: Cake and punch, lemonade, hot cider or coffee (additional catering available)
  • Sound system with microphone and direct input connection
Scenic sunset view of Lake Junaluska in fall
Junaluska Deluxe Wedding Package (100 guests)

Wedding Venues (2 hours): Memorial Chapel, Amphitheater or Colonnade
Reception Venues (6 hours): Shackford Hall or Harrell Center Auditorium

  • One guest room night for Bride & Groom
  • Breakfast for two on the morning after your stay
  • Bridal Bouquet & Groom Boutonnière
  • One bottle of sparkling cider with custom champagne glasses & special Unity Candle * Setup: All tables, chairs, linens, and dinnerware
  • Hors d’oeuvres: Light snacks with punch, lemonade, hot cider or coffee
  • Catered Buffet: Two-entrée buffet dinner for up to 100 guests
  • Sound system with microphone and direct input connection
  • Table centerpieces and custom florals available from our Garden Team (additional fee) * Discuss additional guests between 100-200 with our Wedding Coordinator
When you are planning your wedding at Lake Junaluska, please be aware of the following guidelines and policies.
  • A two-hour rehearsal is scheduled on the afternoon/evening the day before the wedding ceremony.
  • A two-hour time frame in the ceremony location is provided with the start time guaranteed 90 days prior to the wedding date.
  • Wedding ceremonies are allotted a four-hour time period, which includes set-up, usage and removal of any decorations you wish to take with you.
  • There may be groups and/or conferences conducting meetings and other activities at Lake Junaluska during your wedding event that may affect parking and/or generate noise interference.
  • Lake Junaluska provides the facility for your wedding along with catering and/or audio/visual items if ordered. The wedding party is responsible for all additional details associated with a wedding (planner, flowers, musicians, officiant).

Reserve lodging for you and your guests at our lakeside hotel, historic inn or vacation home rentals.

We are convenient to the Asheville Regional Airport and centrally located between Charlotte, Greenville, Knoxville and Atlanta.

Stay extra days to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway and many more nearby attractions. Just a few miles away are the charming towns of Waynesville and Maggie Valley.

Explore accommodations at Lake Junaluska, from a contemporary lakeside hotel to vacation rental homes.