Looking for a unique wedding venue with modern amenities?
Our Castle Ladyhawke family is focused on helping turn your magical day into a beautiful reality. This page covers the main aspects to consider when planning your Castle Ladyhawke wedding, from catering to lodging and more.
Different elements of your wedding, such as the ceremony and reception, may be best-suited for either the Great Hall, the Grand Terrace, the Mountain View Lawn, or The Carriage House depending on the size and nature of your event. We also offer a variety of smaller, more intimate venues both indoors and outdoors for Micro-Weddings and Elopements.
Below you will find our versatile venue spaces that can be customized to fit your needs. Each of these spaces offers a unique experience used alone or together to create the perfect experience for your wedding. Or to see how our couples have used the spaces in the past, click below to see the gallery.
MOUNTAIN VIEW LAWN
With ample space and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Mountain View Lawn is perfect for large ceremonies and photos. The space can even be tented if you’d like.
Capacity: up to 140
Capacity: up to 140
The Castle’s most spacious exclusively indoor space is complete with hand-crafted wooden beams, a stone hearth fireplace, and gorgeous stained-glass windows that provide plenty of natural light. Its great acoustics make it the best space for music.
Capacity: up to 100 standing, 60 seated
The Carriage House and its expandable exterior (can be tented) make it great for receptions of various sizes. Enjoy your reception dinner or dancing alongside views of the Castle gardens.
Capacity: up to 140
Tower & Spiral Staircase
Make your way up the winding spiral staircase and stop for pictures along the way next to the sky mural and stained-glass windows. At the top: the iconic tower, providing sweeping valley views in all directions.
Pub & Billiards
The Pub & Billiards room is complete with a wet bar, pool table, flat screen TVs, a dartboard, and lounge seating. A great place to take photos, grab drinks, and hangout.
With a lounge seating area and its coffee nook feel, the Drawing Room is another great space to relax and chat. It also holds an en suite bathroom and offers plenty of natural night, making it an excellent bridal staging area.
This luxurious private suite is an excellent space to prepare for your special day. Freshen up in the en suite bathroom and shower before making your way down the aisle. There’s even patio access if you need to grab some fresh air!
The Ladyhawke Suite is the heart of the Castle. This luxurious private suite has it all: patio access, an en suite bathroom with a steam shower and a soaking tub overlooking the mountains, and plenty of mirrors and natural light for doing hair and makeup. Overnight accommodations in the Ladyhawke Suite are available exclusively to wedding couples!
Catering at the Castle
Our primary catering partners are Michelin-star trained Chef Johannes Klapdohr and Ilda co-owner Chef Santiago Guzzetti. Using their decades of experience 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. Not only do they each bring culinary excellence to the table, but they both have extensive experience working with our unique venue in a variety of setups. We can assure you they’ll provide the 5-star culinary experience you deserve for your special day!
Cocktails at the Castle
Our bar package selections have been curated by Level 2 Sommelier Crystal Pace, co-owner of The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva, NC. You will enjoy working with our knowledge and creative team to customize your bar selections during the planning process.
Our goal is for you to receive world class service throughout your entire wedding planning experience. As local industry experts, we’ve narrowed down a list of some of the best vendors in the business. We owe many of our 5 star reviews to the service driven hearts of these incredibly talented individuals!
“I asked them to help me select all of my vendors from planner to photographer and I was so that glad I did. By hiring vendors who are familiar with this unique venue, it took a ton of stress off of me because they all work so well together and were able to help me make my dreams come to life. My partner and I were actually able to enjoy our wedding as guests. Trust me, trust them.”
– Casey: Bride
We LOVE Our Vendors
Our team of experts is here to help make wedding planning a piece of cake. Click below for a complete list of our “friendors” that have helped to make dreams come true at Castle Ladyhawke.
Bear Lake Reserve
Bear Lake Reserve is a premier luxury destination conveniently located a few miles from the Castle – set within the jewel of Jackson County. Its 2100 acres of natural wooded beauty along the shores of Bear Creek Lake offers a secluded getaway in the mountains with all the amenities of a luxury resort including golf, pickleball/tennis, water sports, hiking, swimming, and more.
Guest Lodging at Bear Lake Reserve
Our Lodging Specialist is here to ensure you and all your guests find ideal accommodations so that your special day becomes an unforgettable weekend.
Mill Pond Rehearsal Dinner at Bear Lake Reserve
Host your rehearsal dinner at Mill Pond Pavilion, a unique and secluded spot located within Bear Lake Reserve. Just 1 mile from the Castle, prepare for your special day with your guests as a babbling mountain stream serves as your background music in this luscious park-like retreat. Cozy up by the multiple fire-pits or enjoy the views of the ponds and wildlife as you toast to your new adventure with your family and friends around!
Looking for unique experiences for your guests? Tuckasegee and the surrounding mountain towns have lots of fun options! From hiking to fishing to shopping or sightseeing they are sure to provide something for everyone in your “I do crew”.
A variety of transportation options are available for you and any wedding party members enjoying accommodations at Bear Lake Reserve, including a 14-seater, Mercedes Sprinter Van, Range Rover, and more.