Located 10 minutes from downtown Asheville, you will find the largest home in America – the Biltmore Estate. Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Cornelia Vanderbilt could have chosen any place in the world for her 1924 wedding reception, and she chose Biltmore. After all, Cornelia was accustomed to the best life had to offer, and Biltmore provided her with a magnificent wedding setting. Today, couples can offer their guests the same tradition of gracious hospitality and unmatched beauty with a wedding at Biltmore. There are over 10 distinct venues on the property, and each one has individual charm.
From the Biltmore house and gardens pictured above to Antler Hill Barn or Cedric’s Garden pictured below, choosing the perfect spot at Biltmore will not be easy!
Wedding guests have the option of staying on property at one of 3 locations: the Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate (moderately priced), the Inn on Biltmore Estate (more expensive) or the Cottage on Biltmore Estate (most expensive). The city of Asheville also offers a wide assortment of accommodations, from luxury hotels and cabins to more budget-friendly options.
Asheville is a vibrant and picturesque city known for great dining, a charming downtown, historic and architectural interests, quaint shops, and a strong arts community. Surrounding Asheville is a mountain paradise of sightseeing, golfing, and outdoor adventures like hiking to the top of Chimney Rock (made famous by the movie The Last of the Mohicans).
Asheville is only a 5.5-hour drive from Cincinnati, so it’s also a great place for a pre-wedding escape, bachelor/bachelorette getaways, and/or a long weekend honeymoon when work or school prevent a longer vacation. For more information about destination weddings and honeymoons at the Biltmore or anywhere else in Western North Carolina, contact the wedding planning and wedding travel experts at i-do Weddings & Events.