If you’re looking to get away from it all to say your “I do’s”, but want to stay in close proximity to urban centers, look no further than the picturesque Castle Ladyhawke, located at Bear Lake Reserve. This gorgeous venue is within 2 hours driving from Asheville NC, Greenville SC, Gatlinburg TN, and within 3 hours driving from Charlotte NC and Atlanta GA. It’s also in very close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest!

So if hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, golfing, boating and enjoying the great outdoors are your and your fiance’s thing, the area would make a great place for a honeymoon! You might even take advantage of the on site and amenities, and consider renting one of the gorgeous cabin properties located right in the Bear Lake Reserve! 

But, I’m sure, that first, you’d rather hear a little more about the Castle Ladyhawke venue itself! The Castle itself sits on 62 stunning acres of land in the Western North Carolina mountains, and was built recently in 2005 using authentic period design. The design is in fact inspired by real Scottish Border Castles! With all that attention to detail, the team at Castle Ladyhawke developed a three story, 10,000 square foot masterpiece. The venue is complete with gorgeous stone walls, three lavish suites, a pub, and its iconic tower.

When it comes to choosing the ceremony location, you’re spoiled for choice, and can choose between The Mountain View Lawn, which offers an incredibly picturesque ceremony backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Another great choice, The Great Hall, with its outstanding acoustics, ambience, stunning beams and stained glass, also make a wonderful spot to make it official. And, when it comes to the reception, Castle Ladyhawke offers a variety of indoor and indoor/outdoor spaces, capable of hosting up to 140 guests. 

As you can see, we really could go on and on, when talking about all that Castle Ladyhawke has to offer, but instead we’ll leave you with one last little tidbit about the exceptional onsite catering. The primary catering partners at the Castle boast Michelin-star trained Chef Johannes Klapdohr as well as Ilda co-owner Chef Santiago Guzzetti. When you combine their decades of experience with creativity, and the freshest local ingredients, they’re sure to create a feast for the senses that meets the needs and preferences of all your guests! Your meal will be delicious! We guarantee it!