Biltmore Estate is located on 8,000 acres of lush, rolling North Carolina land. At nearly 180,000 square feet, Biltmore House (the main residence) is the largest privately owned building in the entire country. The six-year construction of the house was completed in 1895. To this day, Biltmore remains a family-owned bastion of Southern culture and history. By holding your big day at the Biltmore, you’re guaranteed memories that will last forever.
Why Should You Get Married At The Biltmore?
Simply put, the buildings and grounds are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Biltmore has received national awards for landscaping, architecture, gardens, and tourism. Every year, Biltmore wines are honored with an array of accolades at competitions and festivals all over the country. Its wedding services have been crowned with awards from Brides.com, The Knot, WeddingWire, Borrowed & Blue, and other top industry names.
Biltmore is not only a luxury choice for a wedding venue, but a responsible one as well. Environmental stewardship is a core philosophy at Biltmore, evident by its field-to-table projects, philanthropic efforts, 9-acre solar array that supplies 20 percent of the estate’s energy, and upcycling partnership with TerraCycle. Water and soil conservation efforts actively shape its daily activities. Biltmore is proud of its award-winning sustainability efforts.
If you’re not local to the Asheville area, you’ve got an even better reason to select Biltmore for your wedding. The staff specializes in long-distance wedding arrangements. In fact, a majority of the weddings held at Biltmore are remotely planned. You can rest assured that every fork and flower will be perfectly in place — whether you’re overseeing things or not.
Unlimited Wedding Options At The Biltmore
Biltmore caters to those who want a ceremony and reception together, just a reception, and people who want rehearsal dinners and events in addition to their wedding. If you’re looking to hold the ceremony in a church or other off-site place, you can still have your reception gala at Biltmore. For just a ceremony, Biltmore is happy to host your standalone event at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, its four-star hotel.
While food and drinks need to be provided by Biltmore staff or approved vendors, you can still bring in outside vendors for anything else. If you have a special theme in mind, wedding staff will be happy to accommodate you. Just because you choose the luxurious Biltmore doesn’t mean you need to abandon that “Doctor Who” wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
Popular Biltmore Wedding Venues
Biltmore offers no fewer than nine locations to choose from — with your choice of outdoors or indoors. You may select your venue far in advance, and since you don’t have a crystal ball, your outdoor event may run into inclement weather. Breathe easy. Biltmore always reserves plans for such eventualities.
- The Biltmore House & Gardens location is perfect for groups from 50 to 200. Choose a ceremony directly in front of Biltmore House or on the South Terrace. Either the Italian Garden or the Walled Garden can hold smaller or larger ceremonies or receptions, each offering its own impressive views. The Stable Loft, renovated into a lovely restaurant, has wood floors and a cathedral ceiling and is available for receptions and rehearsal dinners.
- Smaller weddings with 10 to 75 guests can opt for the Conservatory with its glass roof and tall, arched windows. Indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions can be held here. It offers lush views of both the butterfly garden and the Walled Garden.
- Diana, an outdoor venue, is fittingly located near a marble statue of the event’s namesake. Ceremonies and receptions of 125 to 200 guests can enjoy expansive views of the Biltmore grounds and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Diana features a herringbone brick floor, massive tent, and gas lanterns. Restrooms and a bridal room are conveniently located in the nearby Hemlock Building.
- The award-winning Inn on Biltmore Estate is an excellent choice for your standalone ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner and offers several locations for parties of different sizes. Whether you have 10 or 120 loved ones present, there’s a perfect place for you at The Inn. Several indoor and outdoor venues are yours for the asking.
- Lioncrest is a very special location that’s listed on the National Historic Registry. It was built in the 1930s as a working barn and was renovated in 2006 into an event space. If you’ve got 100 to 225 guests at your ceremony or reception, imagine a wonderland of wrought iron, rich wood tones, and twinkling lights overhead.
- Deerpark is a multilocation venue with a courtyard that’s appropriate for very large parties (up to 250). The Deerpark banquet room fits up to 400, and the lodge room can hold 250. Deerpark is the perfect fusion of outdoor gardens and indoor comfort.
- Antler Hill Barn is a quaint and rustic destination for 60 to 150 guests. Both ceremonies and receptions can be held at this beautiful building that dates back to 1900. It has open courtyards, a barnyard, and a bonfire pit.
- Cedric’s Tavern is conveniently located near Village Hotel and works for 65 to 75 guests. It’s a private garden with a European feel. Cedric’s Tavern offers sweeping views of Antler Hill Village and surrounding hillsides.
- Champagne Cellar at the Winery is an intimate destination for eight to 30 guests. Rustic stone walls, candlelight, and vintage barrels create an atmosphere that’s one in a million. The Cellar is open for receptions and rehearsal dinners.
Biltmore Marriage Services
Your dream wedding will include a selected menu, four-hour open bar, custom wedding cake, champagne toast, and a complimentary stay for the bride and groom at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Ask about available special touches such as spa services (massage, pedicures, and manicures), custom floral arrangements, and carriage rides for the bride and groom. Biltmore can even arrange a spectacular fireworks show just for you!
Get started with Biltmore’s online inquiry form or call 800-211-9804. Tours of the facilities can be booked Tuesday through Saturday. Today is the day to start planning one of the greatest moments of your life.