10 Best Vrbo Wedding Venues In North Carolina, USA - Updated 2024

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North Carolina is famous for its breathtaking outdoors, from the scenic Appalachian trail to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And with an Atlantic-facing coastline, there is no shortage of absolutely picturesque properties dotting the coast. If you are planning a wedding in North Carolina, you can go the outdoor route to take advantage of natural landscapes. Couples wishing to get married in North Carolina can apply for a license in any county by visiting the office of the Register of Deeds. There is no waiting period, and each license is valid for up to 60 days. Make it a weekend wedding, so out-of-town guests can enjoy a visit to top local attractions such as Wright Brothers National Memorial or Battleship North Carolina.

Continue reading to find the best Vrbo wedding venues in North Carolina, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent reviews, location, venue options, costs and packages, amenities, guest accommodation, and event restrictions and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

Book sprawling properties for the most stunning outdoor weddings with the help of our wedding venue guide here.

1. The Helton House; Linville (from USD 293)

The Helton House is part of The Property Venue event and accommodations. Please see the promo video below and PM or contact us for an overnight reservation or to reserve The Helton House.

Posted by The Property Venue & Accommodations, LLC on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

This chateau-style house is part of a 10-ac (4.05-ha) working farmstead and is a popular spot to hold weddings. Walk down a winding pathway with fragrant flower bushes on either side of you as you make your way to the wedding stage. You can choose an open spot on the manicured lawns or opt for a more secluded place surrounded by a cluster of trees.

The property has undergone a complete overhaul and now features brand-new furnishings and therapeutic mattresses. Make sure you have your event approved by the host before you start planning a wedding in Linville!

Nearest airport: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI)
Standout features: Well-maintained green space, fully refurbished, chateau-style venue

Stayed at this property?
Linville, North Carolina, United States
58.43 km (36.4 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the house was clean it is beautifully decorated well stocked with thoughtful ammenities and has a great layout
we loved the property and location beautiful very clean home it was absolutely perfect
hosts were super friendly and easy to reach with any questions
the owners were great: helpful and friendly
beautiful property and lovely owners
beautiful property and lovely owners
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2. Twickenham House, Estate and Hall; Jefferson (from USD 3800)

Take a look at another couple exchanging vows here: wedding video

Leave the city life behind and retreat to this country estate for a few days of fun activities before the wedding. The estate offers ample activities such as hiking and fishing in and around Twickenham. With over 400 ac (161.87 ha) of outdoor area, couples can pick from a wide variety of spaces depending on their requirements.

Additionally, the 3800 sq. ft. (353.03 sqm) Twickenham Hall can now be used for indoor events. This grand hall includes a 40 ft (12.19 m) high ceiling, glittering chandeliers, outdoor decks, washrooms, and a bar.

Nearest airport: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) (148 kilometers / 92.2 miles)
Guest capacity: 230
Standout features: English-style manor house, indoor and outdoor events spaces, numerous activities for guests
Testimonial: “From the moment that we arrived, everything seemed like it came out of a fairy tale. The buildings were clean and orderly and ready for our use, there were some minor maintenance issues; however they were quickly addressed. The staff was friendly and helpful when needed. The day of the wedding the staff all pitched in to be sure that everything went smoothly, including accommodating several last minute changes. The property was gorgeous and everything we had hoped for, we could not have asked for a better wedding and accompanying weekend. Thanks again for everything, and making our weekend so memorable and special!” - Andrea B

Stayed at this property?
Jefferson, nc, United States
108.9 km (67.7 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 46 Guests 14 Bedrooms 11 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was warm and welcoming with fires already lit in the great rooms when we arrived
the library was a favorite spot for the adults as was the large living room
the staff was friendly and helpful when needed
the staff was very thorough and helped us make our stay and our wedding perfect
the house was large enough for us to comfortably host extended family for our holiday celebrations
the positives are this is a beautiful location and the 2 houses combined are large enough for 20 people
the walk to the top of the mountain was easy and well worth it for the extraordinary view
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3. The Heavens; Hot Springs (from USD 265)

The Heavens Experience

A short drone video recently taken of the main property and interior shots of the main and second cabin. Craftsmanship and rustic charm at it's finest!

Posted by The Heavens on Monday, August 22, 2022

Check out the lush surroundings here.

This absolutely gorgeous mountain retreat has been hosting weddings since 2018, so you are in good hands when you choose this as your venue. The hosts will help you along the way by recommending the best local vendors to make your wedding dreams a reality. While the immediate family can stay on-site, other guests can stay in Asheville.

No matter what outdoor spot you choose for the wedding, the majestic mountains will always form a part of the backdrop.

Nearest airport: Asheville Airport (AVL) (71.4 kilometres / 44.4 miles)
Guest capacity: 50+
Standout features: Majestic mountain backdrop, host helps recommend trusted local vendors, experienced host
Testimonial: “The owner was amazing and super accomodating!!! The cabin overlooks a stunning mountainside facing northeast and has all the accommodations you would need for a micro wedding/elopement!” - Elizabeth G

Stayed at this property?
Hot Springs, North Carolina, United States
64.17 km (39.9 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the house was very clean and well kept
super clean and was just an awesome trip with my family
the views the accommodating host was so friendly and great to work with
this place was well worth it
cannot help but feel at peace in a place like this
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4. The Mane House at Canaan Valley Farms; Candler (from USD 739)

Check out this other video here to see the beautiful surroundings around the property.

With over 50 ac (20.23 ha) of private land to explore, this property is perfect not just for a wedding, but for staying a few days for the ultimate relaxing experience. The property is a destination wedding venue and comes with an outdoor wedding site, and a newly constructed themed indoor site for receptions. The two are connected by an enchanting boardwalk through the woods.

This absolutely breathtaking property comes with its own event director, who you can run your wedding plans by prior to booking the venue. While you need to check with the host before booking the property for a wedding, you can host just under 100 guests here.

While the property might be a working horse farm, the interiors will have you believing otherwise. Each room has been individually designed with statement decor items that will help elevate the wedding photographs.

Nearest airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Guest capacity: 99
Standout features: Event director on-site, stunning decor items, expansive lawns, option for an indoor venue
Testimonial: “This house is very beautiful, with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful stay. Dan was a great host, and very communicative throughout the booking and check-in process. The house itself is located on a large farm, with friendly horses grazing nearby. The house was extremely clean and very spacious - we had 12 adults with plenty of room to spare. We even squeezed in a 12-person yoga class in one of the indoor spaces! The fresh flowers waiting in the kitchen and living room were a nice surprise. I would highly recommend booking this property.” - Morgan T

Stayed at this property?
Candler, North Carolina, United States
44.87 km (27.9 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was beautiful and well-stocked from the kitchen to the game room
the beds are all super comfy
all the rooms are spacious / beds all so comfortable
the property was very clean and comfortable for our large group
it was exceptionally clean and very well equipped for meals and family activities
the bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and the beds themselves were comfortable
the home is clean and pristine
from the cleanliness to an abundance of firewood everything was perfect
our hosts were the nicest people and the home was gorgeous
the owners are lovely people who really care about your experience
the owners are very responsive and friendly
the homeowners are incredibly responsive and gracious
they were the best - great place and great hosts
great location near asheville
the house is also very central and easy access to everything around asheville
the farm is close to west asheville and an easy drive to restaurants hiking and attractions
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5. Gorgeous family home with a pond; Banner Elk (from USD 879)

Boasting panoramic views of Sugar Mountain, this is an absolutely scenic property to rent for your wedding in North Carolina. An additional one-time fee of 2,000 USD is applicable if couples wish to use the property to host events. You can choose to get married on the expansive overhanging deck or on the one beside the pond. The event fee also includes access to the barn, which can be set up with tables for a reception or as a dance floor.

While not everyone can be accommodated in the main house, extended family and friends can book rooms at Sugar Mountain Resort nearby. The rental offers ample parking for guests in the garage and the driveway.

Nearest airport: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) (92.5 kilometers / 57.5 miles)
Standout features: Expansive outdoor decks, stunning Sugar Mountain backdrop, ample parking
Testimonial: “This was the best location for a wedding! The barn was perfect for the reception! So many different views for photos and hanging out. There was plenty of room for our families in the house and such a relaxing space. Patrick was great with communication. Answered all questions and was very easy to reach/ responsive. He’s a fantastic host. Very easy to work with and understanding. We all loved his property. We had zero issues all weekend.” - Jennifer R

Stayed at this property?
Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States
64.14 km (39.9 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 16 Guests 8 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
he was so resourceful and extra communication was very helpful
we couldn’t have picked a more perfect place for our wedding weekend
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6. Southern Comfort; Ocean Isle Beach (from USD 3942)

Weddings do not always need to be formal affairs, and this resort-style rental allows couples to enjoy a fun and flirty wedding vibe. If you do plan to host your wedding at this oceanfront house, make sure to seek approval from the host prior to booking. Hosting events on the premises requires an event fee to be paid in addition to the booking fee.

The multiple pool-facing decks can be used for cocktails or set with tables to hold a sit-down reception dinner. Weddings can be held on the overhanging deck or even directly on the beach. A covered outdoor space beside the pool features a tiki bar. With countless strings of globe lights crisscrossing above the property, evening events are absolutely magical.

Nearest airport: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) (71.7 kilometers / 44.6 miles)
Guest capacity: 75
Standout features: Option for a beach wedding, resort-style layout, multiple decks, poolside tiki bar
Testimonial: “We rented the house for a wedding with 40+ guests. Everything was great. The decks and pool were well maintained. House interior is well decorated and very clean. Everyone in our group loved the house.” - Ross S

Stayed at this property?
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, United States
393.03 km (244.3 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 38 Guests 12 Bedrooms 13 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the weather was beautiful and the heated pool worked out so nicely
there are also very nice covered decks w a few patio tables
the beds were so comfortable
house interior is well decorated and very clean
the home was exceptionally clean and your pool area and beach access was perfect
your staff was wonderful and shared your same spirit of excellent customer service
we didn’t host a wedding but i can certainly see why people do them there
we have stayed in many large beautiful homes but southern comfort will now be “our” place
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7. Rivers Ridge Lodge; West Marion (from USD 826)

With the gurgling Crooked Creek running beside the property and lush mature trees dotting the property, this is an exceptional space to exchange your vows. Couples can choose to get married in the yard, by the creek, or even up on the expansive deck. There is also the option to set up a tent on the deck for dancing or for the formal reception.

The best part is that the main floor and the deck of the lodge are wheelchair friendly, ensuring that no guest is left behind as you celebrate this important milestone.

Nearest airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) (57 kilometers / 36 miles)
Standout features: Multiple outdoor wedding spots, riverfront location, option to set up a tent, wheelchair friendly
Testimonial: “We had my daughter’s wedding at Rivers Ridge Lodge and it couldn’t have been more wonderful. The home and grounds are beautiful. Lana, property Mgr., was great with every part of the stay. She answered all my questions in a timely manner. This was a great experience and I highly recommend the Lodge.” - Angela N

Stayed at this property?
Old Fort, North Carolina, United States
6.94 km (4.4 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 24 Guests 6 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cabin with lot of space huge deck private river fire pit hot tube game room and much more
our only problem upstairs so warm and living area comfortable
hosts lana and chuck were there to greet us and answer our questions
location is very convenient for visiting attractions
loved irma's produce stand so close by
we were secluded but close to great spots to visit like black mountain and asheville
our large multi-generational family group really enjoyed this quiet private location and the terrific nature immersion the location offered
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8. Southern Grace; North Topsail Beach (from USD 3780)

Book this ginormous oceanfront mansion as the destination wedding venue of your dreams. For a 1,000-USD wedding fee beyond standard rental rates, this mansion can be used to host your wedding with your near and dear ones. It is not very often that you come across rentals up to 60 guests can stay comfortably, but this is one of those rare finds. Couples can get married directly on the beach, or if the weather is moody, an outdoor covered deck space is available to guard attendees against the elements.

A tiki bar and a dance floor will ensure that the party never stops as lovely couples say their ‘I dos’. When the weather is perfect, tables can be set along the expansive pool deck for meals, while guests can mingle on the upstairs decks as well.

Nearest airport: Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) (56 kilometres / 35 miles)
Guest capacity: up to 200
Standout features: Oceanfront setting, option for a beach wedding, tiki bar, dance floor
Testimonial: “Southern Grace is absolutely amazing and perfect for beach wedding. We rented from Thursday to Thursday with wedding on Saturday. We had 40 adults stay in the house and we definitely could have accommodated more if desired. There was so much space which allowed people to do their own thing when they desired, but a lot of common areas for group hang outs/games as well… The night before the wedding we had rainy weather but the area under the house served as a perfect spot for a cookout and corn hole tournament. We had ceremony on the beach and there was plenty of space right off the walkway from the house. The reception area was perfect with plenty of outlets to accommodate all the different electric needs for DJ, lights etc. The tiki bar was massive and able to fit 2-3 bartenders. We had tables and chairs for 130 guests and still had plenty of space for dancing and socializing. Love this house so much, would love to come back for anniversary/reunion in the future..” - Mackenzie P

Stayed at this property?
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
456.11 km (283.5 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 60 Guests 16 Bedrooms 20 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with every room having its own full bathroom that put all of us at ease
we had a few problems with the heated pool but greg took care of that quickly
plenty of room and was such a beautiful event
the pool area was fantastic
we are from out of town so having an owner who responds quickly to questions was awesome
great location for a weekend retreat
the house was absolutely amazing the location was fantastic
truly magnificent (and huge) spot on the quiet beach strip of north topsail island
great location you have your own beach area and it’s quiet
great place for a large family vacation
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9. Stunning canalfront house; Ocean Isle Beach (from USD 1250)

This extravagant beach house has undergone major refurbishments to offer an upgraded venue from which to plan and host your North Carolina wedding. While the property is canal-facing, it is just a short walk away from the beach, where you have the option of hosting the ceremony with the reception planned back at the house.

Vows can also be exchanged by the poolside yard or in the open space bordering the canal. The covered space below the house includes an outdoor kitchen, which can be used for meals and entertainment during events.

Nearest airport: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) (71.6 kilometers / 44.5 miles)
Guest capacity: 75
Standout features: Canal facing, outdoor and covered space available for events
Testimonial: “Ocean Isle Beach is beautiful in itself but add Happy Hours and it made a very memorable vacation. The home was beautiful, well stocked kitchen and pool/beach necessities and the location was perfect. The park, museum, mini golf, stores, beach were all in walking distance. We had a large group and the house did not disappoint the crowd. I highly recommend this house for your Ocean Isle stay!” - Mary H

Stayed at this property?
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, United States
392.94 km (244.2 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 28 Guests 8 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautiful facility with comfortable beds and furniture
we had a total of 19 (including some babies/toddlers) and everyone had plenty of room to relax
communications with owner was excellent
the manager is wonderfully responsive
owners were very easy to work with
the location is an easy walk from beach shops and playground
we enjoyed being close to the park and the community events which we enjoyed them from the veranda
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10. An Oceanfront Dream; Carolina Beach (from USD 286)

Plan the most idyllic and laidback beach wedding from this stunning oceanfront property. This rental is spread on levels two and three and can be combined with the lower level to accommodate a total of 34 guests. Couples can convert the backyard to a tropical paradise for their vows, or with the private beach access, plan a ‘no shoes’ beach wedding.

Although no permit is required to have a wedding on the beach, tables and chairs cannot be set up directly on the sand. The ocean-facing decks and the yard space can also be utilized for a breezy luncheon or dinner reception.

Standout features: Private beach access

Stayed at this property?
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
429.44 km (266.9 mi) from Mountain Gateway Museum
condo 24 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
before we could use it we had to use the self-cleaning feature of the oven to clean it
owner did everything he could to help
owner/property manager marcus was prompt in answering questions and taking care of us
great location but…very run down
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No better place than North Carolina for outdoor weddings

With picturesque views wherever you go, North Carolina appeals to beachgoers and those with the mountain spirit in their hearts. The state offers lavish properties all of which will make an exceptional wedding venue. Hurry and book from these best Vrbo wedding venues in North Carolina, USA before they sell out.

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