Carolina B&B Weddings

Elopements and Small Weddings

Elopement Asheville NC

Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we are happy to host your small wedding or elopement. Our Asheville bed and breakfast is the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. Just a short walk from downtown Asheville, our romantic North Carolina inn provides easy access to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Chose a secluded corner near our koi pond, surround yourselves with the fragrance and flowers of our herb garden or hold your ceremony under the grape arbor near the rose garden. A wedding inside the inn will typically take place in one of our two parlors whose vibrant colors and original artwork bring brightness to the occasion. In the evening retire to one of our romantic bedrooms. In the winter enjoy your own private fireplace. In the summer, open your window to the fresh air and birdsong from our garden. Each room boasts a private bath, many with Jacuzzi or Whirlpool tubs.
With five rooms plus a cottage we are happy to host weddings of up to 20 people or just the two of you. All ceremonies require a two night stay at the Carolina for the Bride and Groom and any guests.

Read about an elopement at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast here:  An Asheville Wedding


ELOPEMENT FOR TWO:  $990 plus tax

There are many beautiful spots at the Carolina which are perfect for your private ceremony. Let us make the arrangements for you while you relax and enjoy our town and mountains.

Package includes:

  • Two Night Stay in the Room of Your Choice (subject to availability)
  • Non-denominational Minister or Officiant
  • Flowers for the Bride
  • Wedding Cake for two
  • Sparkling Beverage in Champagne Flutes



With five spacious rooms in the Main House you and your guestReception at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, Asheville NCs can relax at the house or enjoy spending time together exploring Asheville and its surrounding while you prepare for your wedding.  Our room rates include a gourmet breakfast, an evening social hour and a special treat in your room every evening.  We can tailor the evening refreshments to provide you and your guests with an array of hors d’oeurves and canapes after the ceremony at the time of your choosing in the afternoon or evening.  And we will  be happy to help you select and book one of Asheville’s outstanding restaurants for your dinners.  Please note that if you do not book the whole inn, other guests may be present.  We do alert and make special arrangements for them so that your ceremony and reception is as private as possible.

Package includes:

  • Two Night Stay For the Bride and Groom (subject to availability)
  • Non-denominational Minister or Officiant
  • Flowers for the Bride
  • Wedding Cake for up to ten people
  • Sparkling Beverage in Champagne Flutes for up to ten people
  • Reception with a selection of Canapés and Hors D’oeurves

Additional Guests must book rooms at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast (subject to availability)

 LARGER WEDDINGS WITH 11 TO 20 PEOPLE: $3995 plus tax

Booking the entire inn plus our cottage ensures you complete privacy for your wedding party. Up to fourteen people may stay at the inn and additional six people can be accommodated at the service and reception. As for the small wedding above, you and your guests will have full use of the house and gardens including our gourmet breakfast for guest staying at the Carolina.

Package for up to 14 people includes:

  • Full House Rental (6 rooms plus the cottage)
  • Non-Denominational Minister or Officiant
  • Flowers for Bride and Groom
  • Wedding Cake
  • Sparkling Beverage in Champagne Flutes
  • Reception with a selection of Canapés and Hors D’oeurves
  • Six Additional Guests can be accommodated at a rate of $30/person.


Christmas Elopement at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, Asheville NC


FULL HOUSE RENTAL: $2,500-$2,800

We are happy to host members of your wedding party even if you choose to hold the ceremony elsewhere.  A full house rental includes all seven rooms with space for up to sixteen people and is ideal for families and close friends.  We will work with you to tailor our mealtimes and services to suit the needs of the group.  Just like home, only better!  Please call for pricing and details: 828-254-3608


“We were thrilled with our experience at Carolina B&B. They went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for, from a simple daffodil bouquet from the garden to the delicious hors d’oeurves for our guests. Our wedding day was absolutely magical, thanks to Susan, James and Sara.” ~Mary and Raul

“Beautiful, simple, warm, reverent, intimate…everything we had hoped for.  Susan and James at Carolina Bed and Breakfast provided the most perfect setting and atmosphere for our elopement. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing!” ~ Melanie and Anthony



Even if you don’t see what you are looking for at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast there are two great wedding resources here in Asheville that you may want to consider.

The first is something special Asheville has to make planning your wedding so much easier:  StudioWed.  StudioWed is a free service to brides bringing Asheville Wedding Professionals directly to them.  No need to run all over town meeting with florists, caterers, etc.  Make an appointment at StudioWed and let the vendors come to you while you relax.  This concept was the brainchild of Nicole and Ian Riley, owners and operators of Verge Events.They have been wedding planners in Asheville since 2005 and personally vet every vendor who is invited to join the StudioWed group.

Sample Box from StudioWedBox

Sample Box from StudioWedBox

The second is a wonderful resource for every bride where ever she may be getting married: Studiowedbox.  Studiowedbox is a curated subscription box designed to help guide brides through the planning process with tips, samples, suggestions and gifts. You can sign up for a monthly, 6-months or 12-months subscription.  Your box is created for you and where you are in your wedding planning.

Whatever you choose to do, large wedding or small, in Asheville or elsewhere, we at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast send you our best wishes and good luck for your wedding and future!




Our Guests Say...

Breakfasts were stunningly beautiful and sinfully delicious.

— Steve, Hillsborough, NC

We had emailed about our vegetarian diet – and Susan did a great job presenting breakfasts and afternoon snacks we could eat.

— Spikenology, Charleston, SC

A Note from Your Host…

The Holiday’s are upon us!  It doesn’t seem possible.  But shortly the inn will be decked out for the end of the year and we will be busy baking mince pies and other holiday treats.  And of course we have some specials and suggestions for our guests as well.

Be sure and  check out our Biltmore Christmas Special.  Four floors of the Biltmore decorated from top to bottom for Christmas with an evening visit which includes rooms not open during the day. The fireplaces are lit and trees aglow as you tour the house.  This year’s theme is “Hearth and Home”.  It’s a Christmas tradition not to be missed!

In addition to the display at the Biltmore, you will want to visit the Grove Park Inn to view the finalists in the National Gingerbread House Competition, on display from November 27, 2016-January 5th, 2017.  On a smaller scale, the Smith-McDowell House is an Antebellum Mansion  built in 1840 which offers a Victorian Christmas Display from November 17th.  At the Carolina we follow our family tradition of honoring Thanksgiving by refraining from decorating until after that holiday.  But once Thanksgiving is over, we give in to a whole hearted love of Christmas with a live tree decorated with glass ornaments and small trees in every room.  Special holiday baking is also a in important part of the month!

Share your Asheville Experience with someone else with the following  gift suggestions:

  1. Share your love of Asheville with someone else and purchase a gift certificate to stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  We can tailor this to meet your budget and needs.
  2. Bring a touch of the Carolina B&B to your home with a purchase of my cookbook, Our Family Table: Recipes and Lessons From A Life AbroadOrder now for shipment in time for Christmas.
  3. In conjunction with the publication of my cookbook, we will be offering a cooking package , Cooking With Susan,  at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast this winter.  Book one, two or three classes and enjoy two days in Asheville at our B&B while learning some of the recipes and lessons I learned in 27 years overseas.  For more details, click here:  Cooking with Susan  Call 828-254-3608 for more information or to book.