Elopements and Small Weddings in the North Carolina Mountains

“Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar. ~ Robert Frost

The simple elegance found at Inn on Mill Creek inside Pisgah National Forest near Asheville and Black Mountain, NC, makes our B&B a fabulous destination for your special day. Traditional or non-traditional…it’s up to you! Our goal is to provide you with a natural setting for your ceremony and to help you have a stress-free wedding day. We had a small destination wedding ourselves, so we know what it’s like to plan one.


How do I book the inn for my elopement or small wedding? After reading the information on this page, please contact us via e-mail or at 828.668.1115 to reserve. We’ll process your deposit and you’ll receive from us a (short) contract relating to the use of the property that you will need to sign and return prior to the ceremony. You can contact us at any time with planning questions, and we’ll look forward to hosting you at Inn on Mill Creek for your big day!

How many guests can I have? Inn on Mill Creek specializes in elopements and small outdoor weddings for groups of up to 15 people. We regret that we cannot make exceptions if you have more than 15 in your group, but we can provide a list of great alternatives for larger groups. The guest list is kept small in order to create a comfortable setting for you and your loved ones, and to maintain the tranquil and natural setting of the national forest in which our Bed & Breakfast is situated.

How much will it cost? We have three options for couples getting married at Inn on Mill Creek. See below for details! All options below include a licensed officiant to perform the ceremony of your choosing (seven days’ notice required). If you have your own officiant, the fee will be adjusted accordingly. Need a little help with planning? As our guest, you’ll receive our recommended vendor list for photographers, flowers, bakeries, and more.

Please Note: if you are not reserving overnight accommodations, please come ready to wed: Inn on Mill Creek is a cozy Bed & Breakfast, not a hotel with hundreds of rooms, and we therefore do not have spare space for couples and their guests to get dressed and ready.

Stress-free elopement, just the two of you: $400

Say “I do” in a beautiful natural setting inside Pisgah National Forest! Dates for elopements are available year-round.

  • Up to two witnesses may join you, or we will be honored to serve as your witnesses and can also take (non-professional) photos with your camera; if not reserving overnight accommodations, $50 will be added for this service.
  • Add overnight accommodations in one of our spacious and comfortable guest rooms and receive a celebratory cake for two or a selection of local chocolate truffles (two-night minimum)
  • Overnight guests who are eloping can add a simple bridal bouquet and/or boutonniere, typical price range: $10-$65.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to reserve

Intimate wedding ceremony only, up to 8 attendees (couple included): $650-$1050

Rent a portion of our serene wooded property inside Pisgah National Forest for up to two hours for your ceremony. Dates are available from April 1 through the first weekend in October.

  • Several outdoor locations to choose from – a deck overlooking a pond with a beautiful arbor, an apple orchard, mossy lawns under tall trees, garden spaces, just to name a few; chairs available
  • Overnight accommodations for you and your guests may be reserved based on availability (rates vary; please note that there is a two-night minimum)
  • Reception space available with rental of the entire Inn (see below)
  • Please note that if you do not rent the entire Inn, other guests of the Inn may be on the property during your event
  • A 50% deposit ($150 of which is non-refundable) is required to reserve

Reserve the entire Inn for your event, up to 15 guests: $2300-$3725

Weddings with more than 8 attendees require booking Inn on Mill Creek for at least two nights (three-night minimum in October). Reserving the B&B gives you and your loved ones a chance to connect, enjoy one another’s company and celebrate your special day in a private, casual and comfortable setting. Dates are available from April 1 through the first weekend in October.

  • Includes overnight accommodations for up to 15 people
  • Full breakfast is served each morning for all guests staying at the Inn
  • You will have complete use of outdoor property at Inn on Mill Creek – set on more than seven acres inside Pisgah National Forest – for photos, decorations, wedding preparations, ceremony and reception (includes chairs and tables, as well as dishware, flatware, etc.); does not include use of the Inn kitchen except by professional caterers due to licensing restrictions
  • You have the option to have a professionally catered reception for you and your guests at the Inn; catering arranged separately
  • As your hosts, we also provide concierge services, including making reservations for your group at one of our fantastic local restaurants, providing information on local attractions and recommending activities for your guests
  • A 50% deposit ($150 of which is non-refundable) is required to reserve


Do you provide planning services? If you need planning assistance, we recommend that you work with a local wedding consultant. Please contact us for referrals.

When can I hold my wedding? If it’s just the two of you, you can elope at the Inn any time of year. For groups of up to 15 guests, weddings at the Inn can be scheduled from April through the first weekend in October.

I’m planning a destination wedding…I’m not from this area. Can you help me plan activities for my guests who are coming from out of town? We can help! Check our Activities page for a wealth of information on activities to keep your guests busy during their stay in our area. Also, our blog has a wealth of trip planning information. Please feel free to contact us directly for suggestions as well.

I need a place to host my family reunion, retreat for my organization, etc. Can I use the Inn on Mill Creek? The Inn on Mill Creek B&B is available for special events with the reservation of at least three rooms (two-night minimum). The Inn has six rooms and can accommodate up to 15 guests. Please contact us via e-mail or at 828.668.1115 to share the details of your request.