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If you’re considering booking a destination wedding, we understand it’s asking a lot for you to travel from out of town just for a quick tour. That’s why Castle Ladyhawke offers Wedding Discovery Tours, where you can transform your tour of the Castle into a weekend getaway at nearby Bear Lake Reserve! Not only is it a great way to visit Castle Ladyhawke in person, but it allows you to experience everything Bear Lake Reserve has to offer before your guests do. We caught up with our Sales Manager, Mason, and Bear Lake Reserve’s Lodging Specialist, Makenzie, for more details.

Why should couples book a Wedding Discovery Tour at Castle Ladyhawke?

Try before you buy! We understand the importance of selecting the perfect venue. Couples should experience all that Castle Ladyhawke and Bear Lake Reserve have to offer to ensure we’re the right fit for your day.


How do couples book a Wedding Discovery Tour?

Couples can book their Wedding Discovery Tour by calling, texting, or emailing Sales Manager Mason Jones at 833-522-7853 or

When are Wedding Discovery Tours Available? Is there a recommended time of year to book one?

Discovery Tours are available any day of the week, all year round, excluding major holidays. Anytime is a great time to book this package, but we suggest booking around the same time of year that your wedding will be to get the best feel of the environment.


What is included in the Wedding Discovery Tour Package?

Included in the Wedding Discovery Tour Package is a 2 night/3 day stay at Bear Lake Reserve, a choice of two complimentary activities at the resort, and a guided tour of Castle Ladyhawke.

What should couples expect during their personal tour of Castle Ladyhawke?

During your personal tour of Castle Ladyhawke, couples can expect to be meeting with a team of experts that will guide you throughout the castle. We’ll be discussing your vision for your perfect day while making suggestions and helpful tips, while providing specific pictures and examples of weddings done in the past.


What is available for couples to experience at Bear Lake Reserve?

There are endless things to experience at Bear Lake Reserve! Golfing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, disc golfing, hiking, dining, tennis, pickleball, and swimming in either the pool or lake. We also have scheduled activities such as guided hikes, movie nights, and s’mores on the beach. You may also see some wildlife that you’ve never seen before.

How do couples select which activities they’d like to experience at Bear Lake Reserve?

After you book, we’ll connect you with Bear Lake Reserve’s Activities Director via email. She’ll guide you through the amenities Bear Lake Reserve has to offer and help you make your complimentary reservations.


Is there anything outside of Bear Lake Reserve and Castle Ladyhawke that couples visiting for Wedding Discovery Tours should experience?

Downtown Sylva is full of fun! Our Preferred Caterer, Chef Santiago, owns the award-winning restaurant Ilda, which is located downtown. Couples should consider making dinner reservations to sample some of his amazing food (we recommend the polenta and the meatballs). There are several breweries such as Innovation and The Wine Bar that provide an excellent night out as well!

There’s truly no better way to get the full Castle Ladyhawke and Bear Lake Reserve experience before your big day than a Wedding Discovery Tour. We’re confident you’ll enjoy meeting our team, partaking in activities, and seeing the Castle firsthand in all its glory. Call or email Mason to plan your Wedding Discovery Tour today!