Asheville Wedding Venue ~ Perfect for Micro-Weddings.

Magical & Intimate.

What do you want for your wedding dreams?

Want to create a unique magical experience for your Asheville wedding celebration?

Intimate, with a creative canvas? Then come to Bend of Ivy Lodge.

A gorgeous mix of Asian Zen, Blue Ridge Mountains and nature, we’re located 20 minutes from downtown. Nestled in nature, couples have an incredible property for outdoor ceremonies.

Weddings, Event Places and Spaces

Couples may choose different magical spaces for their ceremony or reception, or other party gatherings.

  • Rockery Pond Garden
  • Pavilion Lawn, overlooking koi pond and Rockery Pond
  • Labyrinth Lawn, on a knoll overlooking the valley.
  • Chicane Event Lawn
  • Two event lawns have long range mountain views.
  • Indoor space Pavilion for ceremony and/or reception. Lodge for smaller gatherings.

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
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.
  • Close to downtown Asheville, easy 20 minute drive.
  • On-site parking accommodates about 70 guests.
  •  Lodging on-site for up to 27 guests. Nearby hotels and B&Bs are available for additional guests.
  • Dining tables available for use, seating up to 32.
  •  Lodge Main Hall provides charming room for smaller indoor wedding ceremonies and gatherings.
  •  Pavilion provides enclosed room with inspiring view over gardens.
  •  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 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 directly with 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. Our extraordinary Weekend Wedding Packages are from early Friday to Sunday afternoon. Weekend packages start at $8900 for 2019.

Day Wedding Packages may be booked within 120 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


“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