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Wedding Theme Inspiration at Castle Ladyhawke


Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, Castle Ladyhawke offers a truly enchanting setting for your fairytale wedding. Step into a world of magic and romance as you exchange vows within the castle’s timeless walls. Every corner of this majestic venue is steeped in history and charm, providing the perfect backdrop for your special day.

From the grandeur of the Great Hall to the serene beauty of the castle gardens, Castle Ladyhawke promises an unforgettable experience that will transport you and your guests to a realm of pure enchantment.

Lord of the Rings

Embark on your epic journey to forever with a Lord of the Rings-themed wedding at Castle Ladyhawke. Set amidst the enchanting mountain landscapes of Tuckasegee, let your love story unfold against a mystical backdrop straight out of Middle-earth.

Exchange vows beneath the vast expanse of the Mountain View Lawn, with the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains as witnesses to your union. Afterward, celebrate like hobbits in the Great Hall, where rustic charm meets medieval grandeur. Your dream of a Tolkien-inspired wedding awaits!

Dungeons & Dragons

Summon your party and roll a D20 on love with a Dungeons & Dragons-themed wedding at Castle Ladyhawke. Delve into a whimsical realm of fantasy and adventure as you exchange vows in the shadow of the towering castle walls.

The Great Hall awaits your celebration, transforming into a mystical banquet hall fit for knights, wizards, elves, fairies, and dragons alike. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a fledgling bard, Castle Ladyhawke is the ultimate setting for a wedding quest of epic proportions.

Harry Potter

Accio love! Transport yourselves to a world of wonder, witchcraft, and wizardry with a Harry Potter-themed wedding at Castle Ladyhawke. Say “I do” against the backdrop of the enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains, which bear many similarities to the Scottish Highlands where Hogwarts was built. Then, retreat to the Great Hall for a magical reception worthy of Dumbledore’s praise.

Whether you’re a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw, Castle Ladyhawke will charm you with its medieval ambiance and spellbinding scenery. Let the magic of love cast its spell on your special day.

Irish / Scottish

Raise a glass to love and luck with an Irish-themed wedding at Castle Ladyhawke. Nestled amidst the picturesque mountains of Tuckasegee, this fairytale venue provides the perfect backdrop for a celebration inspired by the Emerald Isle. Exchange vows on the Mountain View Lawn, with its panoramic views reminiscent of the rolling hills of Ireland. Then, dance the night away in the Great Hall, surrounded by the warmth of rustic charm and Celtic hospitality.

Embrace the romance of the Highlands with a Scottish-themed wedding at Castle Ladyhawke. Our historic venue, constructed with authentic Scottish border castle architecture, provides the perfect setting for your fairytale celebration.

Princess / Fairytale

Live out your fairytale fantasy with a princess themed wedding at Castle Ladyhawke. From the moment you arrive at our majestic venue, you’ll feel like royalty in the heart of Appalachia. Exchange vows amidst a magical storybook setting on the Mountain View Lawn, surrounded by the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Then, step into the Great Hall for a reception fit for kings and queens, complete with regal décor and opulent touches. At Castle Ladyhawke, every bride is a princess, and every love story leads to a happily ever after.

Catering at the Castle

Our primary catering partners are award-winning, Michelin Star Trained Chefs Johannes Klapdohr and Santiago Guzzetti.
With decades of combined experience and the freshest local ingredients, they’re sure to create a feast for the senses that meets the preferences and dietary restrictions of all your guests.

Cocktails at the Castle

Our in-house bar packages have been curated by Antoine Hodge, Award-Winning Mixologist and Level 2 Sommelier Crystal Pace, co-owner of Sante, The Wine Bar in Sylva, NC. You will enjoy working with our knowledgeable 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.

Welcome Party, Rehearsal Dinner & Send Off Brunch at Mill Pond Pavilion at Bear Lake Reserve

From rehearsal dinners to send-off brunches, host an intimate gathering with your closest friends and family at Mill Pond Pavilion. This serenely secluded space, located just a mile away from the Castle within the gates of Bear Lake Reserve, provides a lush park-like atmosphere with lovely natural surroundings. Our customizable packages cover all the essentials, including in-house catering, bar services, décor, and linens. With a variety customization options and the Castle team on your side, your perfect pre or post-wedding get-together awaits!

Local Flair

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”.


Fill us in on all the details to get started on planning your wedding today.