Asheville Wedding Venue: Magical & Intimate.

Labyrinth path, Bend of Ivy Lodge © Bren Photography / www.brenphotography.netBend of Ivy Lodge is a magical, intimate Asheville wedding venue. A gorgeous mix of Asian Zen, Blue Ridge Mountains and nature, Bend of Ivy is located 20 minutes from downtown.

Nestled in nature, we’re a lovely space for outdoor ceremonies of up to 50 guests, with Pavilion and Lodge for indoor events.

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

Features for WeddingsBend of Ivy Lodge. © Bren Photography /

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.

Close to downtown, our Asheville wedding venue is an ideal location for enjoying the magic of the mountains and downtown. During the wedding,  guests have many great places to gather before and after the events, such as at fire circle bonfire, around the lighted koi pond, or perhaps the waterfalls.

* 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 /

 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. 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

A Gathering Place

Bend of Ivy Lodge Boathouse. © Bren Photography /


“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.