“Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call.” North Carolina Mountain Destination Weddings can be held in any season and the mountains will look spectacular. The Barn on New River at SouthFork wedding venue is equipped to hold your wedding in spring, summer, fall or winter.

One of the most convenient details of having a barn wedding is that you can stop worrying about what the weather will do on your wedding day. If you were thinking of having an outdoor wedding, you can always move the ceremony indoors at the barn, if needed. Whether you dream of eloping in the winter, planning a small, private garden wedding in the early spring, or having a large ceremony in the summer or fall, we would love to hear from you and be a part of your special day.

Spring Weddings

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Think of cooler mountain weather, with the wildflowers just beginning to bloom at certain times. There will be fewer natural flowers, but the temperatures will not be as hot as a summer wedding. You should think about using a few heaters to keep the barn warm, as some weeks in the spring we still expect a light snowfall. Winter will be easing its way out and the property will be just becoming a lush color of green. Weddings held in March, April or May tend to be wetter events. Pack your cutest rainboots and tell your guests what to expect. Make the most of it by going with the flow and enjoying the natural surroundings that you are in. The river will be loud and soothing. If you are trying to avoid any possibility of wet weather, you should probably avoid planning a spring wedding as the area receives a great deal of rainfall at this time.

Summer Weddings

By far the most popular time of year to host an Appalachian wedding at our barn, the summer months bring warmer weather, and plenty of blooms. Rest assured, our location will be cooler than temperatures off of the mountain, but it can still get hot during the hottest points of the day when your wedding team will be assembling the details of the big day. Advise your guests to plan for summer weather, and always be aware that a good ole mountain thunderstorm could pop up. We have a saying in the mountains that goes something like this, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 30 minutes and it’ll change”.

Fall Weddings

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Autumn is one of the best times of year to plan a wedding in the mountains. The leaves will be bursting with color and the temperatures are still warm enough that you can get away without wearing a ton of layers to keep warm. It rarely snows in the fall; however, you may see a few flakes fall in the later weeks of October and month of November.

Winter Weddings

winter weddings

Some brides dream of getting married in a winter wonderland and the High Country can certainly provide that in the winter months. We get a fair amount of snowfall in the months of winter and the chances will be higher in January and February. You will want to plan to use plenty of layers and warm furs to keep warm. Blankets are a must, as well. Your photographs will need to be taken quickly, but there are so many gorgeous winter scenes that can be created in this season.


The Barn on New River hosts elegant weddings and parties near one of the oldest rivers in the world; the South Fork of the New River. You will not find another property as remarkable as ours. It hosts a 4900 square foot barn with 30’ ceilings on 100 beautiful acres and a cabin and honeymoon suite.  We’re located in the High Country in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Boone and West Jefferson North Carolina. Take a deeper look at the venue, availability, and packages.

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