You’ve finally found each other, the one person in this world you know you don’t want to live without.
You’ve waited, talked and searched your heart, and now, the two of you
have decided to commit your lives to each other.
When it’s time to start planning your wedding, the Historic Highlands Inn, located in the heart of the small mountain village of Highlands in the Western North Carolina Mountains, is the perfect setting for your intimate wedding.
Imagine your family and friends getting away from the day-to-day routine to come together for a weekend to reconnect, rejoice and witness the beginning of your life together.
Unlike large venues such as corporate hotels or cavernous banquet halls, the town of Highlands is surrounded by the majesty and quiet calm of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This idyllic setting creates a warm, peaceful, almost spiritual atmosphere that allows the hectic pace of city life to simply melt away. Being at the top of the world provides a backdrop to the Historic Highlands Inn that will make your wedding day spectacular.
At the Highlands Inn the wedding party, family and guests can all stay at one location. The rehearsal dinner, the ceremony and reception may be held in one perfect place. After arrival, your family and guests won’t have to worry about driving directions, driving after having a celebratory libation or two, or getting around in an unfamiliar town. Allow our concierge staff to arrange activities such as golf for the fathers, groom and his best men. Plan a morning at the spa for hair, make-up, manicures, pedicures, facials or massage for the bridesmaids. Possibly a waterfall tour, whitewater rafting or a guided hike through some of the most lovely forests the eastern U.S. has to offer would delight your guests. The Highlands Inn is the absolutely perfect place for an intimate wedding weekend, from start to finish.
All guest rooms are decorated in antique furniture, hand-stenciled, period décor and fabrics. Your wedding guests will enjoy comfy bathrobes, a hairdryer, iron with ironing board, coffeemaker and wireless internet in their room.
Twenty-four hours a day your guests may help themselves to coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. In the evenings, warm cookies are available. Each morning your guests will enjoy a complimentary, southern-style breakfast in the Kelsey Place Restaurant, which is located inside the Inn.
The Bird Room
…is a bright, airy room where you can congregate for a game of cards, board game or a jigsaw puzzle while the brightly colored, little finches watch from their white wicker birdhouse.
In the lower level
The Billiard Room
..is a comfortable get-away to watch the game on the big screen TV, or maybe challenge the groom to a game of billiards or the bride in a game of chess. The Billiard Room could serve as a hospitality room or host an after-party celebration.
The Sun Deck
…is perfect for late evening wine and dessert, basking in the sun to add a glow to your face before the ceremony or hosting a special morning breakfast buffet, complete with Mimosa’s. The Sun Deck is also available for private dinners, parties and may be reserved for just the Bride and Groom for a private roof-top terrace dinner for two, complete with your own private server and gourmet chef’s choice menu.
In the Rock Garden
…the quiet stillness of the waterfall pond allows for quiet reflection and contemplation of your special day; along with what it means to you and those you love. It is also a perfect spot for the pre or post ceremony wedding photos with your wedding photographer.
The lobby of the Highlands Inn is large and spacious enough to allow for gathering everyone together. Highlands Inn’s concierge staff will arrange everything to make your weekend stress free. As your guests arrive and park their car, they will never have to drive again until it’s time to return home. All of Highlands’ fine dining and boutique shops are within walking distance or just next door to our Inn!
The Sequoyah Room
This room is designed to reflect a Victorian parlor. This beautiful room is perfect for the Bride and Groom who desire an smaller gathering for their closest friends and family.
The Sequoya Room will comfortably seat 80 for a plated meal or over 200 for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Allow our chef to create a memorable meal to enjoy with those who have come to share this special day.
The Historic Highlands Inn
The Perfect Setting for your Intimate Wedding. Create your own historic occasion in the cool, green, mountains of western North Carolina. We invite you visit our beautiful Inn and see for yourself.