new river weddings

If you love the Boone area as much as we do, it’s no secret that New River weddings are inherently a little extra special. Nestled in the high country Appalachian Mountains, this ironically ancient river is one of the longest-enduring of its kind in North America. There are so many reasons why a New River wedding will win your heart, but here are just a few:

1.     Unparalleled high country backdrop. Whether you’re a traveler, an appreciator of, or a local to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, there’s a lot to love about this area of the continental U.S. From traditional folk and bluegrass music to rolling mountains rich with timber and minerals, this gorgeous piece of Appalachia has long provided folks with unrivaled mountain views and plenty of artistic inspiration. Known for its unique, opaque haze which is the result of trees releasing hydrocarbons to shield themselves from heat, your wedding photos will undeniably offer that high country signature look that has inspired artists and adventurers alike for decades!

2.     Waterside atmosphere. Especially in North Carolina’s warmer months, it can be relaxing and cooling to soak up the riverside ambiance—from the placid, gentle waters of the New River to the oaks, maples, pines, and hickories growing along its banks. With the music of the rolling river in the background, your special day will have an additional dose of magic that comes absolutely free with the cost of your chosen rustic, outdoor venue.

3.     Boating and recreational activities. Looking for ways to entertain your wedding guests? The slow-moving waters of the New River are perfect for canoeing, fishing, and other recreational activities. With plenty of catfish, perch, bluegill, sunfish, bass, black crappie, and muskie between the banks of the New River, any fishing enthusiasts will happily pass the time while you and your sweetheart make your rounds thanking guests. Watersports not your thing? Look for a wedding venue like The Barn on New River which sits on 100 acres perfect for hosting games like horseshoe, cornhole, croquet, and more!

4.     Seasonal affordability. Did you know that some wedding venues offer seasonal discounts for the “offseason” or for times of year that are less marketable than peak season? Call your wedding venue well in advance to see if they offer any discounts, and be sure to look into affordable accommodations for your guests as well! Ask for bulk booking discounts for those of your party coming from out of town for best results. Keep in mind, that some barns offer air conditioning should you want to get married in the heat of North Carolina’s summer—so call ahead and ask!

5.     Small town charm. Featuring just over 19,000 inhabitants, Boone is under an hour away from Tennessee’s border and sits nestled in the foothills of nearby Grandfather Mountain State Park. With activities like visiting the nature museum by the high suspension footbridge or Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, your guests will love perusing Boone’s charming historic downtown scene. Be sure to check out other local treasures like the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Caverns, Mast General Store, and other attractions!

New River Weddings Near Boone, NC

Whether you love the Boone area for the art, music, or natural beauty, the New River has a lot to offer visitors and residents alike. From ample fishing and watersports opportunities to organic, built-in ambiance creation, a wedding on New River provides an experience your guests will remember for a long time. If you’re looking for a place that will sweep you off your feet, look no further than New River. With its natural beauty, charming small-town atmosphere, and endless possibilities for venues and vendors, it’s the perfect place to say “I do!”

Are you looking for a picturesque New River wedding venue that your guests will be talking about for years to come? Offer your guests a taste of authentic Appalachia at The Barn on New River with a scenic outdoor wedding! Contact us today for availability.

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