2 Small Wedding Venues in Asheville NC: The Barn on New River in West Jefferson NC

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14 Joy and Anthony’s Wedding

Are you searching for small wedding venues in Asheville NC that capture the essence of a destination wedding in the beautiful mountains? Allow us to introduce you to The Barn on New River, a hidden gem located approximately 2 hours from Asheville. Our venue offers a touch of seclusion, making us the ideal fit for couples seeking a private ranch property with mountainous vistas to set the stage for their dream wedding. With rustic vibes and a tranquil ambiance, we promise an intimate and unforgettable celebration for couples.

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

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17 Jillian and Garrett’s Wedding

Gorgeous Intimate Celebrations

Step into our little piece of paradise, where the boundaries of your imagination are limitless. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, our venue is surrounded by scenic ponds, flourishing gardens, and verdant fields. Bordering the South Fork New River, our venue spaces include a sophisticated indoor barn and stunning ceremony sites with panoramic mountain views. Enjoy complete and private access to our expansive 90-acre property, allowing you to weave your love story seamlessly into the tranquil embrace of nature.

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18 Jillian and Garrett’s Wedding

Plan Your Micro Wedding in North Carolina

We’ve created this helpful map so you can make the most out of your wedding day (or weekend!) at our North Carolina venue rental. Check out a local brewery or restaurant, soak in the sunsets on the scenic hilltop trails around our property, explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, and do some sightseeing. Your dream destination awaits!

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Crafting Your Perfect Day

At The Barn on New River, your wedding aspirations are met with an array of bespoke services.

  • Varying Package Options
    • We know that every couple is different, which is why we offer venue-only, all-inclusive, micro-wedding, and elopement packages.
  • Venue Features
    • Sprawling 90-acre farm with scenic ponds, meadows, charming gardens, and stunning Blue Ridge mountain views.
    • Dedicated separate Ready Rooms for added convenience and comfort.
    • Modern and handicap-accessible Barn provides a versatile space for various setups.
  • Furniture and Decor
    • Round, rectangle, and cocktail tables to suit diverse seating arrangements.
    • Rustic charm enhanced with whiskey barrels, cross-back chairs, ceremony chairs, and benches.
    • A caterer’s kitchen for seamless culinary preparations.
  • Ceremony Site
    • The scenic sunlit pond ceremony site offers a picturesque backdrop for exchanging vows.
  • Setup and Tear Down Services
    • Hassle-free service for setting up and tearing down tables and chairs.
  • Cocktail Areas
    • Covered outdoor cocktail area for an intimate and enjoyable gathering.
    • Stone cocktail patio with easy access to an indoor/outdoor built-in bar.
  • Parking Facilities
    • Ample onsite parking with the convenience of a dedicated attendant managing the space.

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Venue Highlights and Features

Navigating the intricacies of wedding planning, particularly in an unfamiliar area, can be daunting. However, at The Barn On New River, we’re here to alleviate the stress and assist you in crafting a stunning and unforgettable wedding day—a true masterpiece. Here are some details about our property:

  • Encompassing 90 acres, our property offers breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and riverfront access to the South Fork on New River.
  • Features include The Main Barn with two ready rooms, The Old Hay Barn for outdoor seating and socializing, a picturesque garden, a fountain-adorned pond, the Main House with a honeymoon suite, and a lodging cabin for VIP guests.
  • The Barn welcomes you with its enchanting allure, showcasing 30′ post and beam ceilings, exquisite Swarovski crystal chandeliers, captivating string lighting, and stunning acid-stained concrete floors spanning 4900 sq. ft.
  • Ascend to the summit of the mountain at The Barn on New River, where a scenic ride reveals panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains—an unparalleled backdrop for your special day.
  • Beyond a mere view, it’s a breathtaking photo opportunity to capture the essence of your memorable celebration.
  • The Dahlia Bridal Suite offers a spacious, well-lit area for relaxation and preparation, featuring ample mirrors and optimal lighting. Connected to the women’s bathroom for added convenience.
  • The Lounge, located at the opposite end of the barn, provides a cozy atmosphere with TV facilities—an ideal space for the other party’s preparation. Both suites ensure ample seating, privacy, and easy access to the barn and outdoors.
  • Step into The Old Hay Barn, an inviting space for relaxation, socializing, and enjoyment. A covered outdoor area, adorned with string lights, sets the perfect mood for mingling.
  • Our expanse of lawn presents possibilities for al fresco sports, while a snug nook furnished with Adirondack seats and a gas fire pit serves as a tranquil place to relax with family and friends.
  • Enter a botanical wonderland and explore our garden, where vibrant dahlias bloom alongside an array of colorful plants from late June through mid-October.
  • Charming arbors and raised beds filled with flowers and vegetables create numerous photo opportunities. The garden serves as an ideal backdrop for cherished memories and offers a peaceful retreat for guests.
  • Our patio, adorned with overhead lights, creates a magical ambiance. A rustic arbor and a serene pond with a fountain await at the ceremony site, offering a picturesque setting for intimate moments and pre-wedding events.

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Making Memories Last

Exclusive Photography Spots at The Barn on New River

The Barn on New River’s sprawling 90-acre property is riddled with exclusive photography spots that capture the essence of your special day. Venture through lush gardens, tranquil ponds, or along the romantic riverfront, each offering its enchanting aesthetic. The photography access here is unrivaled, ensuring that every loving glance and joyful smile is immortalized against a backdrop of natural splendor.

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Collaborating with Top Local Vendors

Your wedding’s success is elevated by the craftsmanship of top local vendors, each handpicked for their expertise and compatibility with our ethos. We collaborate closely with Asheville’s finest florists, photographers, entertainers, and beyond. This curated community of vendors not only deeply understands the vision of The Barn on New River but also brings a level of local flair and professionalism that can only be found within the heart of North Carolina.

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Lodging With Us

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, our secluded sanctuary offers an ideal setting to commemorate your special day amidst the beauty of nature. Our intimate cabin and Honeymoon Suite, mere steps from the venue, provide a cozy retreat with breathtaking vistas of the South Fork New River. Enjoy the convenience of easy access to nearby hikes and ski slopes, adding an extra touch of charm to your celebration. Lodging at your venue means you can keep the party going through the weekend. Imagine brunch with your nearest and dearest following the best night of your life. Here are more details:

  • Our main cabin features several sleeping quarters, a kitchen with all the necessary appliances, and an expansive living area.
  • 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • The ultimate romantic retreat for newlyweds features a luxurious queen-sized bed, panoramic views of the scenic landscape, and comprehensive amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a separate entrance, and private kitchen and bathroom facilities

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Hear from couples who’ve lived the dream at The Barn on New River in their own words. The testimonials recount the enchantment of their special day, the ease of working with our dedicated team, and how the beauty of Asheville provided the perfect chapter in their love stories. Their experiences reflect the joy and bespoke care taken to make each wedding unique.

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 has 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!

Reviewed on 11/02/2022 by Morgan O.

Ryan and I absolutely ADORED 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. 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.

Reviewed on 10/30/2022 by Sarah S.

The Barn on New River is just the most incredible venue, with the most incredible owner to work with! We planned our NC wedding all the way from Utah, and booked this venue after just a Facetime call with Paula! While it was a little nerve-wracking to have done that, we were able to tour the venue a few months later and were even more blown away getting to see it in real life. The lighting is fantastic, and the groom and bride suites are set up wonderfully for getting ready. The aisle is super long which is perfect for getting great photos. Unfortunately, we wasn’t able to use the dreamy outdoor ceremony setting because it ended up raining all day on our wedding day. Paula was instrumental in making sure that everything was set up inside for the rain plan ceremony of our dreams, and it didn’t disappoint. I’ve had so many friends and family tell me that this is the most magical wedding venue they’ve ever seen and I couldn’t agree more! We were able to comfortably seat 160 guests and have our dance floor and ceremony inside per our rain plan. Thank you so much Barn On New River for an incredible wedding day!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What sets The Barn on New River apart compared to other small wedding venues in Asheville NC?

  1. Experience Ease: Embark on the journey of planning your dream wedding effortlessly, thanks to our devoted team guiding you every step of the way. Whether you’re a local couple or planning a destination celebration, we ensure a seamless process.
  2. Unwind and Prepare: Luxuriate in comfort and relaxation as you prepare for your special day in our captivating Dahlia Suite or the rustic ambiance of our Lounge.
  3. Recite Your Promises Profess your affection surrounded by the verdant splendor and the tranquil allure of a sparkling body of water, as the imposing Blue Ridge mountains offer a stunning vista for the exchange of your marital commitments.
  4. Sip and Delight: During cocktail hour, indulge in your favorite libations while soaking up the sun on our stone patio. With stunning backdrops perfect for toasting and capturing portraits, enhance your wedding experience with us.
  5. Summit Adventure: Immerse yourself in a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains, riverfront views, and vibrant gardens. Our owner, Paula, offers unforgettable sunset sessions atop the mountain for lasting memories.
  6. Cherish Every Moment: Step into our stunning Barn for your grand entrance, captivated by soaring ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and enchanting string lighting. Delight in food and drinks in our spacious dining area, surrounded by loved ones. Treasure speeches and let the music sweep you away on our fabulous dance floor.

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kissing by the river

What is the maximum capacity for weddings at The Barn on New River?

The Barn on New River can graciously accommodate up to 200 guests for weddings, striking the perfect balance between intimacy and grandeur. Whether you are planning a small, private ceremony or a larger gathering, the venue’s spacious layout ensures comfort and elegance for every attendee.

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3 the barn on new river wedding venue in north carolina

What are some places near Asheville?

  • Biltmore
  • Swannanona
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How can I book a tour of The Barn on New River?

Booking a tour of The Barn on New River is a breeze, and it’s the first step to envisioning your special day here. Simply reach out via our contact form by clicking the button below. Start picturing your celebration amidst the Appalachian beauty. Don’t forget to ask about video tours if you’re unable to visit in person!

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Are there nearby accommodations for guests?

Absolutely! Along with our onsite lodging, The Barn on New River is situated near a variety of accommodations to suit your guests’ preferences. From quaint bed & breakfasts to luxurious hotels and scenic cabins, we have partnerships with local establishments offering special rates for your wedding party.

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Can I have my ceremony outdoors at The Barn on New River?

Yes, at our venue you can enjoy the ultimate outdoor scenic wedding! The Barn on New River offers stunning outdoor spaces for your ceremony, featuring picturesque landscapes of the Blue Ridge mountains, the elegance of pristine ponds, and the charm of the New River. It’s the perfect canvas to paint the beginning of your life together, with nature as your audience.

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Do you offer all-inclusive wedding packages?

Yes, The Barn on New River offers all-inclusive wedding packages designed to cover every aspect of your day. From delectable catering options and elegant settings to professional planning services, we ensure a seamlessly orchestrated event. These packages are crafted to make your wedding experience as effortless and enjoyable as possible.

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16 elizabeth and dillan’s gorgeous wedding

Is there a backup plan for outdoor events in case of bad weather?

Yes, The Barn on New River has you covered with a well-thought-out plan for inclement weather. Should the skies be less than perfect, we offer a beautiful indoor option within the barn that maintains the rustic elegance of your day. Rest assured, your wedding will shine no matter the forecast.

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11 elizabeth and dillan’s gorgeous wedding

How far is Asheville from West Jefferson?

The distance between Asheville and West Jefferson is 109 miles or roughly two hours by car.

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What are some factors to consider when planning a micro-wedding near Asheville NC?

Planning a micro-wedding near Asheville, NC involves thoughtful consideration of various factors to ensure a memorable and seamless celebration. Here are key factors to consider:

  • Define the number of guests you want to invite for your micro-wedding. This intimate setting typically involves a smaller guest list, allowing for a more personal experience.
  • Choose a venue that caters to smaller gatherings. Consider the atmosphere, aesthetics, and whether it aligns with your vision for an intimate celebration.
  • Determine a realistic budget for your micro-wedding. While these events are often more cost-effective, it’s crucial to allocate funds for essential elements such as venue, catering, and photography.
  • Work closely with vendors who specialize in micro-weddings. Ensure they understand your vision for a smaller-scale celebration and can provide the necessary services.
  • Take advantage of the smaller guest count to personalize your micro-wedding. Consider unique details, personalized favors, and intimate touches that reflect your relationship.
  • If you have out-of-town guests, consider nearby accommodation options. West Jefferson and Asheville, NC, offer a range of lodging options, from hotels to cozy cabins, to ensure your guests have comfortable stays.
  • Invest in quality photography and videography services to capture the essence of your intimate celebration. Smaller weddings allow for more personalized and meaningful documentation.
  • Given Asheville’s varying weather, consider the season and potential weather conditions when planning your micro-wedding. Have backup plans for outdoor events.
  • Opt for catering options that suit the smaller guest count. Explore creative dining experiences, such as family-style or gourmet-plated meals, that enhance the intimate atmosphere.
  • Understand the legal requirements for marriage in North Carolina. Obtain the necessary permits and ensure all legal aspects are addressed for a smooth ceremony.
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Contacting us at The Barn on New River is the first step towards transforming your special event into an unforgettable occasion. Whether you’re envisioning a picturesque wedding, a charming celebration, or a corporate gathering amidst the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our dedicated team is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us by clicking the button below.

Our team is ready to answer any inquiries, provide additional information about our venue, and discuss how we can tailor our space to suit your unique event needs. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you create lasting memories at The Barn on New River. Pop some champagne because you’ve found your dream wedding venue!

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