7 Reasons to Have Your Wedding at Bear Lake Reserve

By Bear Lake Staff / March 8, 2017

Tucked away in the heart of Western North Carolina with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect wedding venue – Bear Lake Reserve.

Photography: Fox and Owl Studios

 Set on Bear Creek Lake, Bear Lake Reserve is a picturesque setting in Western North Carolina. Say “I do” in the middle of a lush forest or with the gorgeous Bear Creek Lake as your background.

There are many reasons why couples are opting for outdoor weddings; Scenic backdrops, limitlessly high “ceilings”, natural lighting and decor, and the list goes on. Outdoor weddings have become increasingly more popular over the years and are a great way to ensure a picture perfect day!

Photography: Bren Photography

We understand that every detail matters when it comes to planning and preparing for the big day. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that emanates down to earth excellence and we would love to share some of that excellence with you on your wedding day.

We may be a little biased but we think Bear Lake Reserve is the ideal location for a destination wedding!

Here are a few reasons (and photos) to prove we are right!

1. Multiple Ceremony and Reception Locations

The extraordinary beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounds Bear Lake Reserve. Combine that beauty with the beauty of one of our venue locations and it doesn’t take much else to create a magical atmosphere for your big day.

We have 5 different locations on our property where ceremonies take place:

The Lakeview Wedding Lawn set up for a ceremony
The Golden Farm Amphitheater at the beginning of Fall
The Lakeview Wedding Lawn is our most popular ceremony location.

2. Nearby Reception Hall

If you decide to say, “I do” on The Lakeview Wedding Lawn then it will only be a short walk for you and your guest to our stunning reception hall at the Lake Club.

A lovely Summer reception at the Lake Club
The Lake Club

Or, keep the celebration outdoors and have your reception at the Mill Pond Pavillon.

A beautiful outdoor reception at the Mill Pond.

3. In-House Catering

Our Executive Chef’s mouthwatering menu options will have everyones taste buds singing!

4. Your Wedding Photos Will Be The Talk of The Town

Instead of explaining this…we will just let the photos do the talking!

5. Diverse Landscape

Photo by: Cunningham Photo Artists

At Bear Lake you can say your vows next to the sandy shoreline of a lake in the summertime, on top of a mountain during peak foliage in the fall, or barefoot in the grass on a warm spring day.

photography: Fox and Owl Studios

6. Activities for All Your Guest 

A group hikes to one of the many waterfalls we have at BLR

At Bear Lake we have something for everyone. If your guest are adventurous they can hike one of our many trails to breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The kiddos can hang out at Bear Creek Park where there are teepees, trails and tree forts for them to explore.

A teepee in Bear Creek Park

Those who want to relax can hang out at the lake club, sit in an Adirondack chair by the lake, or sip a glass of wine by the pool.

A Summertime view from the Lake Club pool
Jack Nicklaus designed golf course

The Athletes in the family can spend an afternoon on the golf course or at the tennis courts.

 For the water lovers we have canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards available to rent.

There are activities at Bear Lake for all the different personalities attending your wedding.

 7. On Sight Accommodations

Our Endorsed Accommodations offer competitive pricing with nearby hotels. Your guest will enjoy staying in our luxury cabins much more than they would a small hotel room in the middle of town. Your wedding will double as a relaxing getaway for all the people you love the most.

One of the beautiful properties we have on sight.

Browse through our Endorsed Accommodation rentals to see what’s available

From the most intimate ceremonies in the heart of summer to larger-scale celebrations in the middle of leaf season, Bear Lake Reserve is the ideal location for your destination wedding. Our unique location allows you and your guests to build a vacation getaway into your celebration, from luxury on-site accommodations to action-packed activities everyone will enjoy, your wedding weekend will be one to remember forever. Book your Wedding Discovery Package to experience for yourself why so many happy marriages have started here.

Download our Wedding Brochure or Learn more by visiting www.bearlakewedding.com, by calling (828) 293-7414, by emailing events@bearlakereserve.com, or fill out this form and someone from our team will contact you.

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