7 jaw-dropping mountain wedding venues
Feel like shouting your love from the mountaintops? What better place to do it than the Mountain State?
Whether the rolling hills and scenic valleys were the backdrop of your childhood, or the lush forests have made it your new home, say your “I do’s” in the magic of the Mountain State.
Invite your guests to help you celebrate in the wild, wonderful beauty that is West Virginia.
1. Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Nestled almost a mile high in the Alleghany Mountains, Snowshoe’s variety of wedding venues each boast a unique but equally incredible view of the surrounding valley. The Mountain Lodge is the most popular, suited for a large number of guests, with the ballroom just steps away for your ceremony.
Snowshoe also has intimate venues, like the Sunrise Backcountry Cabin, deep along the Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail with a stunning backdrop of the Greenbrier Valley.
2. The Confluence Resort
This destination is so picture perfect, you might think it was created just with weddings in mind. And with all the outdoor recreation nearby, your guests will never feel bored.
This wilderness destination spans 300 spectacular acres along The Gauley River National Recreation Area, connecting you to the Gauley and Meadow rivers, historical landmarks, a 70-foot waterfall, nature trails, 50 acres of fields and intoxicating cliff views. The sounds of rushing whitewater complete this almost heaven wedding destination.
3. Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins
Hopeville Canyon, WV
These log cabins are far from basic. While the location feels intimate, the venue can accommodate up to 250 guests, with lodging for 90 onsite. Say your vows on the log deck overlooking the North Fork River against the backdrop of beautiful rock cliffs of the Hopeville Canyon.
4. Foxwood Inn
Flat Top, WV
The Foxwood Inn’s private 250 acres will make your wedding in the scenic mountains of West Virginia truly unique and romantic.
The estate features 4 unique B&B-esque houses so all your guests can join you for the event. The Mulberry House veranda flanked by a charming koi pond. The surrounding mountains of Southern West Virginia create the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, and the adventure-filled Pipestem Resort State Park is less than an hour away.
5. Adventures on the Gorge
Say “I Do” over one of the most iconic vistas in the state: on the rim of the New River Gorge.
From an intimate ceremony on the panoramic pool deck to a grand reception on the open-air pavilion, Adventures on the Gorge can make all your wedding day dreams come true. Their award-winning gourmet restaurant, Smokey’s on the Gorge, is a one-stop wedding hub.
Adventures on the Gorge is the destination for adrenaline junkies and leisure lovers alike. Invite your guests to make a weekend out of your big event, with more than 30 adventure activities and deluxe to rustic lodging.
6. Camp Twin Creeks
If you’re looking to turn your wedding into a weekend of mountain beauty and outdoor play, consider a camp wedding! Camp Twin Creeks is tucked into the Washington and Jefferson National Park in Marlinton, where the private lake, rolling hills and pastoral scenery create a secluded, rustic escape.
Enjoy cookouts, lawn games and bonfire s’mores on the 100+ acres.! Local lodging can accommodate more than 300 guests, with accommodations ranging anywhere from camping to luxurious resorts.
7. Berkeley Castle
Berkeley Springs, WV
The English-Norman Berkeley Castle, a National and West Virginia registered historic landmark, offers an unforgettable setting for your special day. The architectural wonder is tucked on the side of a mountain overlooking the warm mineral springs of Berkeley Springs, WV. On the grounds discover forest paths and a romantic arched bridge over a waterfall. The interior has been restored to its 1890’s glamour, including period furniture.
Can you picture your wedding at these wild, wonderful destinations?
This post was last updated on June 5, 2016