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"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

ELOPEMENTS AND SMALL WEDDINGS IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS 

The natural and simple elegance found on the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast's seven acres inside Pisgah National Forest near Asheville and Black Mountain, NC, makes our B&B a fabulous outdoor destination for your special day. Traditional or non-traditional...it's up to you! Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful venue 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. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I book the Inn for my elopement or small wedding? You have options, from scheduling a "just the two of us" elopement ceremony to booking the entire Inn for a private wedding and reception plus overnight accommodations for up to 16 guests, with variations in between. Please read over the information on this page, and then contact us via e-mail or at 828.668.1115 to share your plans.

How many guests can I have? The Inn on Mill Creek B&B specializes in elopements year-round, as well as outdoor weddings with up to 20 attendees and indoor weddings with up to 10 attendees at certain times of the year. The couple getting married is included in the aforementioned numbers. We regret that we cannot make exceptions if you have more than 20 people, but we can provide a list of great alternatives that cater to larger groups on request. The guest list is kept small at the Inn on Mill Creek in order to create a comfortable setting for everyone and to maintain the tranquil and natural setting of the national forest in which the Inn is situated.

How much will it cost? Options and pricing varies based upon the size and scope of your event:

ELOPEMENTS: A CEREMONY FOR TWO

If you would like to bring additional guests beyond two witnesses, please see our Intimate Wedding Ceremony section.

Jenny and Kevin elope at the Inn on Mill Creek    Jon and Jessica elope at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B    Tasha and Reid elope at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B

DIY Elopement with NO overnight accommodations: $215
This option is for you if you're making your own arrangements for the ceremony, including arranging for an officiant and two witnesses, and you do NOT wish to reserve overnight accommodations. It includes two hours at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B for your setup/takedown of decorations, the ceremony for just the two of you with your two witnesses present, post-ceremony photos, etc. If you would like us to serve as your witnesses and/or assist with taking photos with your camera, please add $50.

DIY Elopement WITH overnight accommodations: $100 + room rate/taxes
Book at stay of two or more nights and tie the knot while you’re here! If you are making your own arrangements for an officiant and other vendors, and you wish to reserve overnight accommodations at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B, this Ceremony for Two option includes: 

  • Two or more nights’ accommodations for you (and your two witnesses if needed)

  • A fantastic breakfast each morning of your stay

  • Comprehensive list of highly recommended local florists, photographers, musicians, etc., and assistance with making arrangements with vendors

  • Ceremony at a location of your choosing at the Inn

  • Complimentary service by your innkeepers as witnesses and/or assistance with taking photos with your camera at no extra charge

  • Assistance with securing a reservation at one of our fantastic local restaurants in nearby Black Mountain or Asheville for a celebratory dinner after your ceremony

B&B Elopement Package WITH overnight accommodations: $450 + room rate/taxes
Let us
help with making your elopement easy and stress-free! Our B&B Elopement Package is available with seven days’ notice and features:

  • Two or more nights’ accommodations for you (and your two witnesses if needed)

  • A fantastic breakfast each morning of your stay

  • Arrangements made for an experienced and highly-recommended local officiant, who will work with you to make your ceremony exactly what you want

  • Comprehensive list of highly recommended local florists, photographers, musicians, etc., and assistance with making arrangements with vendorsCeremony at a location of your choosing at the Inn

  • Complimentary service by your innkeepers as witnesses and/or assistance with taking photos with your camera at no extra charge

  • Celebratory cake for two or a half dozen local chocolate truffles

  • Assistance with securing a reservation at one of our fantastic local restaurants in nearby Black Mountain or Asheville for a celebratory dinner after your ceremony

  • NOTE:  A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking

  

SMALL WEDDINGS: INTIMATE CEREMONY WITH GUESTS

The Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast is just the right size for casual wedding ceremonies attended by your closest family and friends, and our Great Room and solarium provide the perfect settings for your group to gather in a relaxed setting before and after the wedding. 

Peggy and Dan get married in the North Carolina mountains

SPECIAL NOTE: A reservation of at least two nights is required for weddings with guests beyond two witnesses. You may book the Inn for any two-night stay, with the exception of check-in on Saturday and check-out on Monday.  Additionally, please note that we have a three-night minimum in October for weddings.

Intimate Wedding with up to 10 Attendees: $700 + room rates/taxes; up to 5 rooms

Intimate Wedding with 11-15 Attendees: $1,000 + room rates/taxes; full booking required (5-7 rooms)

Intimate Wedding with 16-20 Attendees: $1,300 + room rates/taxes; full booking required (5-7 rooms)

Features of our packages for weddings with up to 20 attendees (number of attendees includes couple getting married):

  • Overnight accommodations for up to 14 people. Up to two additional adult guests OR four additional adults and children can be accommodated at an additional $25 per person per night. Reserving the entire Inn (at least 5 rooms) is required for weddings with more than 10 attendees.

  • Breakfast for you and any guests who are staying at the Inn on Mill Creek

  • Use of the Inn and its grounds for your event. Please keep in mind that if your event has fewer than 10 attendees and you are not reserving the entire Inn (at least 5 rooms), other guests may be here at the same time and your use of the Inn and its grounds will be limited. We do alert guests when weddings are held at the Inn so as to keep your ceremony and reception as private as possible.

  • Arrangements made for an experienced and highly-recommended local officiant, who will work with you to make your ceremony exactly what you want

  • Comprehensive list of highly recommended vendors in our area for flowers, cake, photography, music, etc., and assistance with making arrangements with vendors

  • No surcharge for an outside caterer to use the Inn kitchen for one meal (i.e., lunch, dinner, or reception). If you wish to have additional meals catered at the Inn, a surcharge of 5% (minimum of $20 per meal) will be added to your reservation

  • NOTE: A 50% deposit is due at time of booking, $150 of which is non-refundable. All policies with regard to group reservations apply. See our Policies page for details.

Lori and Tom

OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ELOPEMENTS AND SMALL WEDDINGS AT THE INN

What is your policy on alcohol? Please feel free to bring any beverages to the Inn on Mill Creek B&B for your guests to enjoy. We have wine glasses and bottle openers; however, we do not provide or sell alcohol. We also strongly encourage you to plan ahead for designated drivers or shuttle service for any guests who are not staying at the Inn, as well as for Inn guests who may be heading out after your ceremony. Our road winds through two miles of the National Forest in the mountains and we urge you to avoid a dangerous situation.

Do you provide any planning services? If you need planning assistance beyond what we provide in the packages above, we recommend that you work with a local wedding consultant to plan the ceremony and arrange the other details. Please contact us for wedding planner referrals. Additionally, we can give recommendations for wedding officiates, caterers, chair and tent rental, florists, bakers, and photographers.

When can I hold my wedding at the Inn on Mill Creek? Elopements (ceremony for two with two witnesses) can take place any time of year, indoors or out. Our gorgeous outdoor setting is available for weddings with up to 20 guests from March through the first weekend in October. Indoor ceremonies for up to 10 guests may be held at the Inn from December through February. We have accommodated outdoor winter weddings in the past, so if you would like to have your wedding outdoors from December through February, please call us. 

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? Our Inn is available for a variety of onsite events with the reservation of the entire Inn for at least two nights. The Inn has seven rooms and can accommodate up to 16 adults, or up to 18 adults and children. Please contact us via e-mail or at 828.668.1115 to share the details of your request.