Are you dreaming of a luxury destination wedding venue? Look no further than Castle Ladyhawke, a breathtaking destination wedding venue that seamlessly blends historic charm with modern luxury. Nestled in the heart of nature and surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Castle Ladyhawke has unmatched views of the surrounding mountains, while also providing you and your guests with luxurious wedding amenities. Here’s are our top 5 reasons why you should book your destination wedding venue at Castle Ladyhawke.
1. Lodging & Weekend Festivities
No destination wedding venue is complete without cozy lodging and extracurricular activities, and we have a variety of accommodations that you and your guests will love! Castle Ladyhawke is partnered with Bear Lake Reserve, a luxury mountain-lake resort just minutes away with tons of amenities for all to enjoy. Schedule a round of golf, take out a pontoon boat, or relax by the pool with gorgeous mountain views while you spend quality time with your loved ones. Castle Couples get the VIP treatment courtesy of our booking specialist, who will block and hold homes for your guests. Your guests will even receive an exclusive discount off the nightly rate.
Looking for a scenic location for a rehearsal dinner or send-off brunch? Bear Lake Reserve has you covered there as well! Look no further than the serenely secluded Mill Pond Pavilion for a relaxing gathering before or after the big day. Decorate the pavilion to match your unique vibe, enjoy a delicious meal from one of our talented chefs, and create priceless memories with your “I Do Crew”!
2. Customizable & Inclusive Wedding Packages
Castle Ladyhawke understands that every love story is unique, and our commitment to creating a personalized experience is reflected in our diverse range of wedding packages. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, Castle Ladyhawke has a variety of thoughtfully crafted packages tailored to suit your vision and budget. Couples seeking an intimate gathering will be delighted by our Effortless Elopement package. Invite up to 25 of your closest friends and family for your ceremony, followed by cake and a champagne toast before enjoying dinner at nearby restaurants and exploring Bear Lake Reserve. Our most popular packages are our inclusive wedding packages, which cover everything from food and beverage to entertainment. Our winter inclusive package even includes an overnight honeymoon stay at the Castle amidst the warmth of the many fireplaces throughout the venue! Those looking to make their big day a grand celebration will want to select our custom luxury package, which allows you to customize every last detail and invite up to 125 guests.
3. In-house Catering and Bar
The Castle has its own world-class, in-house catering team that will work with you and your guests to accommodate any dietary restrictions and preferences. We have partnered with two of the region’s most acclaimed chefs to ensure the very best for you and your guests. Chef Santiago Guzzetti is a well-traveled chef who trained at some of New York’s most famous restaurants, including the five-star Baccarat Hotel and Restaurant Jean-George. Today, he co-owns award-wining Italian restaurant Ilda in Sylva as well as Meatballs Pizzeria and Sante: The Wine Bar with his wife, Crystal. Chef Johannes Klapdohr also brings an impressive resume to the table as the youngest ever finalist in his native Germany’s esteemed “Rudolf Achenbach Preis” in 1982. He went on to work at some of the most iconic establishments in the world before co-founding Old Edwards Inn in 2009, which soon became a Relais & Chateau property. Today, he co-owns the Library Kitchen & Bar in Sapphire Valley: a local favorite. Their styles and menu offerings may vary, but their commitment to satisfying you and your guests is unwavering.
We have you covered at the bar as well with a knowledgeable sommelier and a talented mixologist on our side. Our wine lists have been carefully curated by Level 2 Sommelier Crystal Pace and vary depending on which bar package you select. The silver package features a selection of international wines, the gold package features California-grown wines from Murphy-Goode and Ava Grace, and the platinum package showcases a boutique assortment of exceptional wines sourced from sustainable, family-run vineyards. The gold and platinum packages also feature a full selection of spirits as well as the ability to create a unique cocktail menu for your big day. Award-winning Mixologist Antoine Hodge is one of the best in the business; his cocktail and mocktail creations are sure to have your tastebuds dancing!
4. Exclusive Use of the Castle
One of the stand–out features of Castle Ladyhawke is the ability to secure exclusive use of the entire castle on your wedding day. This means that you and your guests will have the entire property at your disposal, ensuring a completely private celebration. From the courtyard to the bridal suites, you’ll feel like royalty in your own fairytale castle.
5. Unique Photo Opportunities
Capture memories that will last a lifetime against the stunning backdrop that award-winning Castle Ladyhawke provides. Whether you’re posing at the top of the turret, strolling through the mountain view wedding lawn, or taking in the breathtaking views from the terrace, every corner of this venue offers a picture-perfect setting. Your wedding album will be a masterpiece, filled with moments of love and joy amidst an atmosphere of unparalleled beauty.
6. Stress-Free Planning Experience
Castle Ladyhawke has everything you need for the perfect destination wedding, and our stress-free planning experience is what brings it all together. Whether you’re near or far, our expert team is always here to ensure that every detail of your big day is taken care of. If you are able to visit us in person, we strongly encourage you to book a planning stay. This includes a discounted stay at nearby Bear Lake Reserve as well as the opportunity to meet in person with our team at the Castle. Can’t make it out to the mountains? Hop on a Zoom call with us and we will guide you through our Matterport Virtual Tour of Castle Ladyhawke and discuss every detail of your big day. Rest assured that we are here every step of the way to make the planning process as seamless as possible!
In choosing Castle Ladyhawke as your destination wedding venue, you’re not just selecting a location – you’re choosing a setting that will elevate your celebration to new heights. Castle Ladyhawke stands as a beacon for those seeking a destination wedding that seamlessly combines elegance and ease. Say “I do” amidst the grandeur of Castle Ladyhawke, and let your love story unfold in a setting where every detail is handled with care, leaving you to revel in the joy of your union.