A Unique, Intimate Setting. Magical.

Labyrinth path, Bend of Ivy Lodge © Bren Photography / www.brenphotography.netBend of Ivy Lodge offers a magical, intimate place for weddings.

Nestled in nature, we’re a lovely space for outdoor ceremonies of up to 80 guests or indoors up to 50 guests.

What do you want for your wedding dreams? We’re a venue that calls to couples wanting an eco-friendly unique venue that offers amazing scenery. Magical spaces for guests, ceremony, reception and photographs to enjoy.

Bend of Ivy is a mix of Asian Zen, Blue Ridge Mountains and nature. A unique beautiful space for special event gatherings.

Features for WeddingsBend of Ivy Lodge. © Bren Photography / www.brenphotography.net

Couples often choose the small waterfall in the garden as the location for their ceremony, or the labyrinth on a knoll overlooking the valley. Two event lawns have mountain views.

Many great places to gather before and after the events, such as at fire circle bonfire, around the lighted koi pond, or perhaps the waterfall benches.

* Guests have access to 63 acres of gardens, scenic photography spaces and gorgeous mountain views.
* On-site parking accommodates about 80 guests.
* For larger events, additional parking possible through shuttle service or off-site parking area.
* Dining tables available for use, seating up to 32.
* Pavilion provides enclosed room with inspiring view over gardens.
* Lodge Main Hall provides charming room for smaller indoor wedding ceremonies and gatherings.
* Lodging on-site for up to 27 guests. Nearby hotels and B&Bs are available for additional guests.
* Alcohol policy allows wine and beer, no hard liquor. 

This is an absolutely exquisite place. Your building design is amazingly wonderful. It was a great pleasure just being here. The full moon rising last night precisely where the mountains formed a crotch was quite something! 

– Judy Anderson; Wedding guest


Bend of Ivy Lodge Pergola © Bren Photography / www.brenphotography.net

 Elopement, Vow Event

NCWeddingPhotographer_BrenPhotography.pergolapartyjpgBooking may be scheduled within 60 days. For a ceremony with couple, official and up to 5 guests:
* Venue may be rented for 4 hours.
* Includes access to the 63 acres for the ceremony, photos and celebration.
* A private catered dining celebration may be arranged also, directly through caterer.




When you visit the Lodge, or contact us, we’ll discuss your plans and needs. We understand how special this day is for you and your family.

Weekend Wedding Packages are offered and may be booked at any time, depending on venue availability. Day Wedding Packages are generally booked within 120 days of event. Elopements are available within 60 days of event.

Thank you so much for creating this space for us to step into. Our weekend here was magnificent.. a memory I hold dear for the rest of my life. I leave fulfilled and joyful. There is nothing I would change about our entire wedding weekend at Bend of Ivy Lodge.” – Bruce Mulkey; Bridegroom

Alcoholic Beverages

Recognizing that tradition often calls for a beer or wine to celebrate the making of commitments, we ask that wedding parties practice moderation in regards to beer, wine, or champagne being served.

Features for Reunions

Bend of Ivy Lodge Boathouse. © Bren Photography / www.brenphotography.net

* Lodge and the 63 acres of land
* A pond, river and trails to explore, swim, run and play.


“The long-planned Thanksgiving celebration was much more of a success by having everyone living in the Lodge. It was a perfect place to accommodate all the individual personalities: we each had personal space with walks to the river or going into Asheville, while at the same time we could share communal living.” – Alan Basist, Event organizer

Nearby Asheville area offers abundant outdoor activities, as well as shopping, arts, world class dining, and a well-known quirky atmosphere with street performers and frequent free public festivals.