The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek
If you’re searching for a rustic yet elegant wedding venue, then consider the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek for your special day. Best described as a mountain oasis, the natural beauty of Western North Carolina surrounds the venue. The incredible mountain views and quiet sounds of nature creating a peaceful and romantic ambiance.
The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek is highly rated in Wedding Wire reviews and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a beautiful setting, but the venue offers extra amenities for you and your guests to enjoy. As a professional wedding photographer based in Eastern Tennessee, the short trip to the vineyards is well worth it each time I go, for the mountains serve as a fabulous backdrop.
Five Ceremony Locations
Once you decide upon the vineyards as your wedding venue, your next decision is where to hold the ceremony. There are five ceremony locations at the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek and they all offer amazing views.
- The Shade Tree Garden Lawn
- The Flower Gardens and Orchard View
- The Lodge Patio View
- Honeymoon Cottage Stone Patio
- An additional patio that presents a dynamic view of the Great Smoky Mountains
The stones, flower gardens and old trees also make beautiful backdrops for wedding photography. There’s simply nothing like the great outdoors when it comes to celebrating love among family and friends.
One Amazing Event Pavilion
In addition to the multiple ceremony locations, the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek offers a new, open-air pavilion for covered ceremonies and receptions. The structure fits into the rustic nature of the location but does so with elegance and modern conveniences.
For example, there are six restrooms, a catering kitchen, and best of all, the pavilion can seat up to 250 of your closest friends and family. When the sun goes down and stars fill the sky, the pavilion has a soft glow from the strands of white lights. The cool mountain breeze is the icing on the cake when it comes to this open-air pavilion for dancing the night away.
The Groom’s Barn
This rustic structure is a safe haven for the groom and his groomsmen from the chaos of last-minute preparations. There they can watch TV, fix a bite to eat in the full-size kitchen or relax with an outdoor yard game. The Groom’s Barn has comfortable seating and a half bath. It’s a great spot for your groom and his friends to spend time together.
The Honeymoon Cottage at Betty’s Cellar
Perhaps the most romantic spot at this rustic venue is the popular honeymoon cottage. You enter the structure through the original 1900 wine cellar, which now includes an updated kitchenette. Upstairs, there is a bathroom with a claw foot tub and a four-poster king-size bed. A small enclosed back porch has steps leading down to a stone patio. And, best of all, are the sounds from the vineyard’s namesake, Betty’s Creek, which flows near the honeymoon cottage.
The hand-laid stone patio can accommodate up to 120 guests, making it a perfect spot for pre, or post-wedding events. The honeymoon cottage is a great place for starting your first night as a married couple. The convenience of having your lodging located on the grounds of your venue removes the need to travel after a busy and tiring day.
The Dunkard Barn
Also known as “The Lodge,” the Dunkard Barn is a lodging option for extended friends and family. This restored barn features five en suite bedrooms with mountain views. The luxurious restoration is visible throughout the barn, with an incredible fireplace as a primary focus of the structure.
The kitchen features restaurant-quality appliances and there is a climate-controlled wine cellar. The large patio makes a great place for gathering with friends and family and it is also one of the options for the location of your ceremony.
Rent the Venue for the Weekend
An added benefit of the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek as a wedding venue is that you can rent the venue for an entire weekend. For guests traveling a distance, this gives them more time to enjoy the property—the ponds, trails, and waterfalls—and to sneak in a little more time with you. Lodging at the vineyard is limited however there are plenty of cabins and hotels nearby. Encourage your guests to take advantage of the peaceful surroundings of this Western North Carolina mountain oasis.
Erin Morrison Photography
In September of 1873, outdoor enthusiast John Muir wrote to his sister, stating the now popular phrase, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” If the mountains are calling to you during your hunt for the perfect venue, then consider adding the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek to your list.
Wedding photography allows me to combine my three loves: natural beauty, true love, and of course, photography. My work is my passion as every wedding and each couple is different. I never have the same experience and I am always honored when asked to capture a couple’s special day.
As a professional wedding photographer, I specialize in documentary style, natural light photography. There are no preplanned or posed pictures—instead, I aim for the unplanned, spontaneous moments that result in the best memories and photos you’ll treasure forever. Once you decide upon a date for your wedding, let’s chat. It is important to contact me as soon as you know your date so that I can check my availability.
East Tennessee Wedding Photography
When you choose a venue like that of the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek, you’ll delight in the options, the beauty, and the rustic charm. While there’s nothing wrong with the standard hotel ballroom, the photographs aren’t just the same. Celebrating love among the earth’s natural beauty is what life is all about.
investing in quality photography for your special day is one of the smartest decisions you can make. The photographs of your wedding and reception capture moments in time that you will never get back. You will delight in reminiscing with your photos for years to follow.
To learn more about my availability and rates, contact me. If the mountains are calling you, then answer their call by selecting the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek for your wedding venue.