Destination weddings in High South are the perfect opportunity for your guests to make a weekend out of the trip and enjoy a mini-mountain getaway. Whether you’re expecting just a few or a long list of out-of-towners, it’s always a good idea to be courteous to your guests and recommend a place for them to stay while they’re here to celebrate you.
Many of the area’s wedding and special event venues feature on-site lodging that’s perfect for the couple, the bridal party, close friends, and immediate family members. Although it would be nice to keep all of your favorite people together in one place, there may not be enough room at your venue for everyone to spend the weekend, especially if you’re planning a larger event with a long list of guests.
Reserving room blocks at local hotels can be a great way to make the trip convenient for your loved ones, and some of those places may offer group discounts for folks who book early to stay for your wedding.
In addition to a wide variety of quality hotels for all budgets, the High Country is also home to a vast array of cabins, mountain homes, and lodges that will really get your guests in the mood for a weekend in the hills and will have them feeling right at home in the Blue Ridge.
When recommending lodging options, consider the proximity of each place to your venue, other amenities they can offer, and what price range would be most suitable for your guests.
Search the web for accommodations that will meet the needs of your friends and family and narrow it down to two or three that seem like the best fit for everyone. To avoid the penalty of unused rooms, start by blocking a small number of rooms and add more later if it looks like you’ll need them.
Don’t forget to communicate your recommendations to your guests in a timely fashion so they can book their rooms in advance. Mail a card explaining hotel block information with your invitations, including directions to and from the lodging site to your venue and details on any transportation you will provide for them. If you’re creating a wedding website, put all of those details under a tab of their own to make sure your guests can easily access the information.
Mountain Lodge in Banner Elk offers comfort and convenience in a beautiful mountain setting. Nestled in the "Heart of the High Country", we are within minutes of the area's best attractions and destinations. Our mountain themed lodge offering pool view as well as mountain-view rooms. In addition, we are proud to be the area's only "Pet Friendly" hotel. We have a beautiful courtyard area, including a large, seasonal outdoor heated pool, picnic area with gas grills, swing, and deck area. The BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge is a great resort getaway!
The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool will help you stay refreshed and energized. Need to reserve 10 or more guest rooms, meeting or event space, or a combination of both? Tell us a little about your event, then we’ll contact you and plan it together. 828-265-7676 www.marriott.com/HKYBN.com
Conveniently located near the most famous attractions in the High South, as well as its popular ski resorts, Foscoe Rentals offers properties that are typically within a 10-15 minute drive from everything you will want to see and do in the area. Foscoe Rentals offers accommodations for vacationers and wedding guests in Boone, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis and Blowing Rock. 800-723-7341 www.foscoerentals.com
The Inn at Glen Alpine
Tucked away in the foothills on the outskirts of the city of Morganton, the Inn at Glen Alpine boats four luxurious guest rooms, unbeatable outdoor event space, a “green” environment and the best porch in Burke County. In 2014, husband-and-wife team Craig and Teresa Sellman renovated the 1913 country manor, which has since been named a Top 30 Romantic Destination in North Carolina. 828-584-9264 www.innatglenalpine.com
Resort Real Estate Rentals
Imagine exchanging your vows in an elegant, calm and serene setting high atop a mountain with cool breezes and breathtaking mountain views, surrounded by family and friends. RRR offers accommodations for wedding couples, as well as for family, friends and wedding parties. Enjoy superior service at non-superior rates as friendly staff members handle all of your accommodation needs. 828-898-9746 www.stayatsugarmountain.com