In the getaway town of Banner Elk, NC sits a sensational venue called Overlook Barn. This 6,500 square foot barn was built in 2015 and features upscale amenities and rustic character. The 30-foot arched ceilings reveal exposed wood, and the acid-stained concrete floor gives way to amenities such as the Styling Suite and the Polishing Room. You and your guests can experience a breathtaking ceremony at Mary’s Meadow, an elegant seated dinner in the barn, and a rehearsal dinner at the adjoining Cliffside Barn. The city of Banner Elk is home to several great restaurants and outdoor activities, and we love the cool summer climate and dreamy mountain views. This space is ideal for large parties, outdoor events, and unforgettable memory-making.

Ceremony Locations

In addition to the namesake barn, Overlook Barn is proud to offer two dynamic and alluring spaces to set the scene for your ceremony or special event. Both Mary’s Meadow and the Cliffside Barn overlook the Blue Ridge Mountains, and having indoor and outdoor options gives peace of mind in the event of bad weather. Your happiness is guaranteed rain or shine! Mary’s Meadow is a flexible site for large or small parties, boasting a rockwall and 200 padded white chairs. A former ‘hay barn,’ Cliffside Barn is named after one of the owner’s fathers, illuminating Katie and David’s dedication to family values. Celebrating at Cliffside gives access to a spacious covered deck, a glass garage door, and a state-of-the-art 45 light chandelier lighting up the dance floor. You can arrange to celebrate just at Cliffside, or enjoy it as an add-on for cocktail hour. We love the meadow and the smaller barn, but we couldn’t imagine a ceremony anywhere else but the main Barn.

The Barn

Owners Katie and David renovated their family’s barn in 2015 for their own wedding, and decided to share the magic of the space with other couples in the Eastern North Carolina area. Their original desire was to showcase the majesty of the mountains while offering enough space for their family and friends. Right away, we felt the warmth and passion that went into crafting and renovating this barn. Their venue manager, Karen Carroll, is a very experienced professional with over 25 years in event planning and catering. Vendors love working with her and enjoy the venue’s modern amenities, outdoor gas fire pit, and accessible catering prep area.

The Overlook Barn is the perfect union of old, rural character with new comforts, like the recently added outdoor pavilion with string lights lining the roof. Guests are mesmerized by the massive main hall and the provided stall alcoves, which offer additional space. Setup and breakdown of reclaimed wood tables and chairs are included in every package, so take that off your list of wedding worries! The barn’s atmosphere and ambiance are perfect for a fairytale wedding or charming mountain gala.

Why Choose Overlook Barn?

For spellbinding views, upscale comforts, and the opportunity to celebrate before a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we highly recommended working with Overlook Barn. Their staff are warm and friendly, and do an excellent job of maintaining the grounds and the barn. Every location has its own unique set of charms; the meadow highlights the lush forest land, the Cliffside Barn presents arched ceilings for intimate ceremonies, and the namesake barn epitomizes charm and flexibility. If your heart is set on a lovely, picturesque environment with family roots and award-winning service, then build your dream event at Overlook Barn.