Are you searching for your dream wedding venues in Asheville NC? Look no further than The Barn on New River! Located on 90 private acres with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, picturesque ponds, blossoming gardens, and stunning waterfront property on South Fork New River, we have all the elements to make your wedding dreams come true. We also offer overnight lodging at our venues, conveniently located 20 minutes from Boone and West Jefferson.

Address: 2162 S Fork Farm Ln, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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view of the river

view of the river

Discover North Carolina’s Premier Wedding Venues: The Barn on New River

Your Dream Rustic Wedding Destination Near Ashville NC

Imagine exchanging vows in the heart of nature, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the gorgeous Carolina landscapes. As you explore Asheville and the surrounding areas, you’ll discover that The Barn on New River is more than just your average reception area; it’s the rustic wedding destination of your dreams!

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gorgeous bride on the stone patio

gorgeous bride on the stone patio

Explore Our Unique Venue Features

A Glimpse into Our Elegant Barn Spaces

When you step inside our charming reception barn you’re immediately greeted by our unique reception barn space outfitted with handcrafted details. The space is illuminated by delicate crystal chandeliers that cast a soft glow over your celebration. With exposed wooden beams and sophisticated lighting, each corner of the barn is designed to enhance the natural elegance of Asheville weddings.

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inside the main barn

inside the main barn

Enchanting Outdoor Settings for Your ‘I Do’

Exchange vows under the expansive Carolina blue skies with the natural splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop. The Barn on New River offers mesmerizing outdoor settings that seem to be straight out of a fairytale, perfect for those seeking destination weddings. Whether you dream of a sunset ceremony by the river or an early morning soiree amidst the wildflower meadows, these enchanting landscapes are here to ensure your ‘I Do’ moment is as breathtaking as your love story.

Plan Your Wedding at The Barn on New River

We’ve created this helpful map so you can plan your wedding day (or weekend!) at our upscale NC wedding venue. Check out a local brewery, explore the local attractions, and try a new restaurant.

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Customize Your Special Day

Tailored Weekend Package to Fit Your Wedding Vision

  • Exclusive Venue Use
    • Embrace the charm of The Barn on New River’s 90-acre farm, featuring ponds, fields, riverfront property, gardens, outdoor patios, and stunning mountain views.
  • Full photography access across the property to capture your love in the great outdoors
  • Flexibility with BYOB and BYO Vendors
    • Bring Your Beverages and Vendors, provides the freedom to customize your celebration and save on costs.
  • Ready Rooms
    • Access to two ready rooms, The Dahlia Suite and Lounge, ensuring comfort and elegance for pre-wedding preparations.
  • Beautiful Barn Setting
    • Handicap-accessible post-and-beam barn with modern amenities, crystal chandeliers, a second-floor balcony, and oversized doors that can stay open for an indoor/outdoor effect
    • Furnished with (20) 60″ round tables, (20) 8″ long tables, (10) cocktail tables, (6) whiskey barrels, and 200 indoor wooden cross-back padded chairs.
  • Catering Convenience
    • A caterer’s kitchen and prep area are included to help save on catering and reheating expenses.

  • Stylish Cocktail Areas
    • Stone patio cocktail area with Edison bulb lighting and access to a stylish indoor/outdoor live-edge wood bar and pavilion.
  • Scenic Ceremony Site
    • The paved aisle includes a unique arbor and a pond with a fountain that lights up at night.
  • Outdoor Entertainment
    • The covered outdoor cocktail area at the Old Hay Bar for yard games.
    • Fire pit for added warmth and ambiance.
  • Summit Sunset Photo Session
    • Enjoy an incredible photo session at the summit, with transportation provided.
  • Parking Convenience
    • Ample parking with on-site attendant for guests’ convenience on arrival and departure.

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gorgeous couple in the dahlia garden

gorgeous couple in the dahlia garden

Exclusive Add-Ons for an Unforgettable Experience

To elevate your wedding day to new heights of romance, The Barn on New River presents even more wedding packages and add-ons:

  • Full Weekend Wedding with Lodging
    • Enjoy an entire weekend of cottage accommodations for up to 12 guests on our property.
  • Adventures and Experiences
    • Kayaking with options to rent from nearby companies.
    • Rehearsal for the ceremony and reception for up to 50 guests.
    • Wine tasting with live music at the nearby Old Barn Winery.
    • Group hiking excursion on the property and nearby areas.
    • S’mores gathering at the fire pit.
    • Rent golf carts to explore the expansive property.
    • Picnic by the river with a delightful charcuterie spread.
    • Host a yoga class on the lawn or engage in other lawn activities.
  • Additional Options
    • Consider adding a welcome party for extra celebration.
    • Explore the possibility of hosting a farewell brunch on the patio.

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Mackenzie and Matthew 466

Events Celebrated at Our Venue

The Barn on New River is adaptable to a wide range of events, ensuring a memorable and personalized experience for every occasion.

  • Receptions: Host your wedding reception in our versatile and charming venue spaces.
  • Vow Renewals: Renew your vows in a romantic and picturesque setting.
  • Bridal Showers: Celebrate the bride-to-be with a memorable and elegant bridal shower.
  • Baby Showers: Welcome the newest addition to the family in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Family Gatherings: Bring your family together for special moments and shared experiences.
  • Workshops: Foster creativity and collaboration in a conducive workshop environment.
  • Retreats: Create a serene and peaceful setting for retreats that promote relaxation and focus.
  • Art Shows: Showcase artistic talents and creations in a visually appealing venue.
  • Photo Shoots: Capture stunning photographs against the backdrop of our scenic property.
  • Fundraisers: Organize successful fundraisers in an inviting and supportive environment.
  • Birthday Parties: Celebrate birthdays with flair and style in our versatile spaces.
  • Anniversary Parties: Commemorate milestones with romantic and memorable anniversary parties.
  • Holiday Parties: Host festive holiday gatherings filled with joy and merriment.
  • Graduation Parties: Recognize achievements and milestones in a setting that adds significance.
  • Reunions: Bring together old friends and family for heartwarming reunion celebrations.
  • Elopements: Elopements offer an intimate and romantic alternative to traditional weddings, allowing couples to exchange vows in a more personal and private setting.

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Mackenzie and Matthew 163

Love Stories at the Barn on New River

Every wedding at The Barn on New River is a collection of beautiful moments and individual love stories. Explore our gallery that captures real couples celebrating their union in our venue’s charming atmosphere. From laughter during vows to tears of joy in the first dance, these weddings showcase the genuine magic of The Barn on New River.

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twirl by the river

twirl by the river

Photo Inspirations from Our Scenic Venue

Whether you’re envisaging your nuptials with a rustic-chic, boho, or classically elegant theme, the picturesque scenery of The Barn on New River provides a wealth of inspiration. Browse through breathtaking photo ops that include the sun-kissed barn, the tranquil river, and the majestic mountain vistas. Each snapshot invites you to envision the countless ways you can capture your love at our scenic venue.

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send off with sparklers at the barn

send off with sparklers at the barn

Plan With Ease

Connect With Our Preferred Asheville Vendors

Your seamless wedding planning journey is further simplified with The Barn on New River’s curated list of preferred private vendors. From florists who specialize in mountain bloom aesthetics for wedding ceremonies to caterers serving up gourmet cuisine, we can connect you with the finest local talent. These trusted professionals are not only familiar with the venue but also share a commitment to bringing your wedding vision to life.

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a gorgeous photo of the groom kissing the bride on her forehead

a gorgeous photo of the groom kissing the bride on her forehead

On-Site Accommodations and Amenities at Our Mountainside Wedding Venue

Convenience meets comfort with The Barn on New River’s on-site Asheville lodging and amenities, making your stay a breeze.

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Additional Features

1. The Cabin

Designed for wedding guests with multiple bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious living area.



Fireplace & deck with outdoor seating

2. The Honeymoon Suite

The ultimate romantic getaway for newlyweds. Luxurious queen-sized bed, stunning views, and all the amenities.



Separate entrance, private kitchen & bathroom

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posing with their cute dog

posing with their cute dog

Hear From Our Happy Couples

Testimonials That Speak of Magical Moments

Don’t just take our word for it – the glowing testimonials from our couples on platforms like Wedding Wire and The Knot Worldwide highlight the enchantment of The Barn on New River. From tales of impeccable organization to the beauty of our natural setting, each review offers a glimpse into the joyful experiences that have been created here. These heartfelt endorsements are the echoes of magical moments that continue to resonate long after the wedding day.

the old hay barn rustic decor

the old hay barn rustic decor

Reviewed on 12/29/2023 by John K.

We could not have been more happy with having our wedding at The Barn on New River. From the minute we first visited the property in 2021, we were in awe with how beautiful it was and enamored with how welcome Paula made us feel. The pictures of the barn and the grounds are stunning but they do not do it justice. It is absolutely breathtaking in person. Paula and Caroline made everything so easy for us. They were welcoming, knowledgeable, and ensured that our wedding went perfectly. They made planning a wedding over the course of two years from hundreds of miles away extremely easy for us. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the venue was two months later. You are making a mistake if you don’t book your wedding here!

81 Chris and Tara

81 Chris and Tara

Reviewed on 11/12/2022 by Hayley G.

Paula is everything you would want in a host and more. Not only is she super responsive and willing to answer all of my questions, but she is also so kind and truly loves what she does. She’s the epitome of grace having turned a beautiful piece of heaven into a lovely wedding venue with beautiful views of the mountains all around you. She also has a beautiful garden right by the barn and a mountaintop view that she personally drove us to after our ceremony (~5min drive) where we took quite a few pictures. She went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day went perfect, and that even included allowing our wedding coordinator to cut some of her flowers to place them on our tables when our florist forgot to bring all of our flowers. We had our rehearsal dinner there the night before at the hay barn on property, and it allowed us to enjoy the venue for a few more hours. Highly recommend! Other highlights include a 4 bedroom cabin on property that you can rent, where we chose to have all of my bridesmaids stay in the night before the wedding. They also have a cute honeymoon suite for the night of the wedding to enjoy time with your new husband/wife and it is walking distance from the barn (literally right next door!). We enjoyed this space so much and highly recommend Paula and The Barn on the New River. Our guests had such a great time and continue to rave about how beautiful the property is!

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Reviewed on 11/02/2022 by Morgan O.

Ryan and I adore this venue. It is absolutely beautiful and Paula was so amazing to us. As soon as I walked into the barn, something told me that it was the right choice for our destination wedding experience. I wouldn’t have changed a thing about this venue and I highly recommend it to anyone searching for their dream wedding location. Also, I highly recommend using Caroline as your coordinator! She made our day run so smoothly and was so considerate of our needs on our day.

56 Chris and Tara

56 Chris and Tara

Share Your Barn on New River Story

Your journey, including your wedding ceremony, is an integral part of The Barn on New River’s history and we invite you to share your experiences. By recounting your own wedding story, you become an inspiration for future couples and a part of the venue’s ever-growing family. Whether it’s a tale of the first dance beneath the stars or the warmth of gathering friends and family, each story is cherished and celebrated here.

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71 Clay and Sydney

FAQs for The Barn on New River

What is the capacity of The Barn on New River?

The Barn on New River comfortably accommodates up to 300 guests for your wedding festivities, providing ample space for both intimate and large-scale events, including a well-appointed dining room that enhances the experience.

What are some towns near the venue?

  • Swannanoa- 239 miles
  • Tuckasegee- 164 miles
  • Biltmore Village– 109 miles
  • Hendersonville- 131 miles
  • Granit Falls– 60 miles
  • Fletcher- 114 miles
  • Laurel Falls- 195 miles

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59 Clay and Sydney

Are there any restrictions on catering or decor at the venue?

We offer the flexibility to bring in your preferred vendors for catering, dining and decor, with a few guidelines to protect the beauty and integrity of the venue.

8 Clay and Sydney

8 Clay and Sydney

What kind of outdoor spaces are available?

Discover a variety of inviting spaces at our affordable Asheville wedding venues, including covered and uncovered options such as patios, gardens, riverfront areas, and meadows with expansive mountain views. Our versatile grounds extend to fields and more, providing the perfect setting for your event. Enjoy the warmth of our firepit and ample space for yard games and other outdoor activities.

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What factors should I consider while selecting wedding venues in Asheville NC?

Selecting the right venue is crucial for the wedding planning process. Here are several factors to consider when choosing a venue:

  1. Budget: Determine your budget and stick to it. Make sure to account for all potential costs, including venue rental, catering, decorations, and any additional services.
  2. Location: Consider the convenience and accessibility of the venue for your guests. Check if there are nearby accommodations, parking facilities, and public transportation options.
  3. Capacity: Ensure that the venue can comfortably accommodate the number of guests you expect. Don’t forget to consider the layout, seating arrangements, and any specific requirements for your event.
  4. Amenities and Services: Evaluate the amenities offered by the venue, such as audiovisual equipment, catering services, and event coordination. Some venues may provide comprehensive packages, while others may require you to bring in external services.
  5. Ambiance: The ambiance of the venue should align with the theme or mood you want to create for your event. Whether you’re aiming for a formal, casual, or thematic atmosphere, the venue should complement your vision.
the barn and gardens view

the barn and gardens view

  1. Flexibility: Check if the venue allows flexibility in terms of decoration, catering choices, and other personalized touches. Some venues may have restrictions, while others provide more freedom for customization.
  2. Catering Options: If the venue doesn’t offer in-house catering, inquire about our policies regarding external catering services. Some venues have preferred vendors or restrictions on outside food.
  3. Weather Considerations: For outdoor events, consider the season and potential weather conditions. Ensure that the venue has suitable backup plans in case of unexpected weather changes.
  4. Reputation and Reviews: Research the venue’s reputation by reading reviews from previous clients. Testimonials and feedback can provide insights into the venue’s quality of service and reliability.
  5. Permits and Regulations: Check if the venue requires any permits for your type of event. Be aware of local regulations and restrictions that may affect your plans.
  6. Accessibility: Ensure the venue is accessible to all guests, including those with mobility issues. Check for ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms.
  7. Parking: Confirm the availability and capacity of parking facilities. If parking is limited, explore alternative transportation options for guests.
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20 high country weddings in nc

Schedule a Tour

Embark on a journey to explore our versatile spaces at The Barn on New River by scheduling a personalized tour. Our venue is nestled on 90 private acres, providing an expansive backdrop for your special events. Tie the knot in a setting that marries rustic charm with elegance. Here’s what you can expect when you schedule a tour with us:

  • Wander through the picturesque ponds, fields, and gardens that characterize our expansive property.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the South Fork New River and take in stunning mountain views.
  • Discover the beauty of our outdoor patio areas, perfect for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and more.
  • Explore our beautiful post-and-beam barn, featuring modern amenities and crystal chandeliers.
  • Visit The Dahlia Suite and Lounge, our two elegant ready rooms designed for comfort and convenience.
  • Witness the unique charm of our stone patio cocktail area, complete with a stylish live-edge wood bar.
  • Sit down with our experienced team to discuss your event vision, from ceremonies to receptions.
  • Receive guidance on utilizing our versatile spaces to tailor your celebration according to your preferences.
  • Explore opportunities for personalization, including vendor choices, décor options, and more.
  • Preview the ceremony site, a picturesque location with a paved aisle, arbor, and a fountain-lit pond.

To schedule your tour and embark on a personalized journey through The Barn on New River, contact us at (704) 798-3512 or through the form on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our scenic haven and helping you envision your dream wedding day!

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