Elopements and Small Weddings
Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we are happy to host your small wedding or elopement. Our Asheville bed and breakfast is the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. Just a short walk from downtown Asheville, our romantic North Carolina inn provides easy access to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Chose a secluded corner near our koi pond, surround yourselves with the fragrance and flowers of our herb garden or hold your ceremony under the grape arbor near the rose garden. A wedding inside the inn will typically take place in one of our two parlors whose vibrant colors and original artwork bring brightness to the occasion.
With five rooms plus a cottage we are happy to host weddings of up to 18 people or just the two of you. All ceremonies require a two night stay at the Carolina for the Bride and Groom and up to 12 guests. Guests must be staying at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.
ELOPEMENT FOR TWO:
There are many beautiful spots at the Carolina which are perfect for your private ceremony and we are happy to help you as little or as much as you would like. If you choose to organize the wedding yourself we can provide you with a list of recommended vendors ranging from officiates to florists, and everything in between; all of whom are known to us and have worked with us in the past. Or if you would like us to make the arrangements for you this can be done for an additional fee.
$100 + room rate (two night minimum)
An Additional 10% will be added to the cost of any arrangements made for you
A SMALL WEDDING FOR UP TO TEN PEOPLE (WEDDING COUPLE INCLUDED)
With five spacious rooms in the Main House you and your guests can relax at the house or enjoy spending time together exploring Asheville and its surrounding while you prepare for your wedding. Our room rates include a gourmet breakfast, an evening social hour and a special treat in your room every evening. We can tailor the evening refreshments to provide you and your guests with an array of hors d’oeurves and canapes after the ceremony at the time of your choosing in the afternoon or evening. And we will be happy to help you select and book one of Asheville’s outstanding restaurants for your dinners. Our facilities fee includes setting up the house or garden for your service, the use of stemware, dishes and linens as needed and adequate help to ensure your experience is perfect. Please note that if you do not book the whole inn, other guests may be present. We do alert and make special arrangements for them so that your ceremony and reception is as private as possible.
Small Wedding and Reception:
$500 + room rates (two night minimum, up to five rooms). The wedding couple and all guests must be staying at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.
LARGER WEDDINGS WITH 11 TO 18 PEOPLE
Booking the entire inn plus our cottage ensures you complete privacy for your wedding party. Up to fourteen people may stay at the inn and additional four people can be accommodated at the service and reception. You and your guests will have full use of the house and gardens including our gourmet breakfast for guest staying at the Carolina.
Larger Wedding and Reception:
Booking of the entire inn is required (two night minimum)
11-14 Guests: $750 + room rates
Up to Four Additional Guests for the Service and Reception $20/guest
FULL HOUSE RENTAL:
We are happy to host members of your wedding party even if you choose to hold the ceremony elsewhere. A full house rental includes all seven rooms with space for up to sixteen people and is ideal for families and close friends. We will work with you to tailor our mealtimes and services to suit the needs of the group. Just like home, only better! Please call for pricing and details: 828-254-3608
“We were thrilled with our experience at Carolina B&B. They went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for, from a simple daffodil bouquet from the garden to the delicious hors d’oeurves for our guests. Our wedding day was absolutely magical, thanks to Susan, James and Sara.” ~Mary and Raul
“Beautiful, simple, warm, reverent, intimate…everything we had hoped for. Susan and James at Carolina Bed and Breakfast provided the most perfect setting and atmosphere for our elopement. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing!” ~ Melanie and Anthony
CAN WE SUGGEST?
Even if you don’t see what you are looking for at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast there are two great wedding resources here in Asheville that you may want to consider.
The first is something special Asheville has to make planning your wedding so much easier: StudioWed. StudioWed is a free service to brides bringing Asheville Wedding Professionals directly to them. No need to run all over town meeting with florists, caterers, etc. Make an appointment at StudioWed and let the vendors come to you while you relax. This concept was the brainchild of Nicole and Ian Riley, owners and operators of Verge Events.They have been wedding planners in Asheville since 2005 and personally vet every vendor who is invited to join the StudioWed group.
The second is a wonderful resource for every bride where ever she may be getting married: Studiowedbox. Studiowedbox is a curated subscription box designed to help guide brides through the planning process with tips, samples, suggestions and gifts. You can sign up for a monthly, 6-months or 12-months subscription. Your box is created for you and where you are in your wedding planning.
Whatever you choose to do, large wedding or small, in Asheville or elsewhere, we at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast send you our best wishes and good luck for your wedding and future!