Planning & Services

A Truly Complete Destination Wedding Experience

Biltmore is much more than a wedding location; it’s a totally immersive experience for you, your wedding party, and your guests. Our experienced staff is eager to work with you to design the wedding ceremony, reception, and wedding party events of your dreams. Let us help you become a Biltmore Bride™ today.

We offer everything you need to celebrate your special day, including a wide range of memorable settings. Choose from Amherst at Deerpark (our newest and largest collection of venues), gracious Lioncrest Grand Ballroom, casually elegant Antler Hill Barn, the stunning hilltop at Diana, and many more.

All wedding packages include a selected menu, four-hour open bar, customized wedding cake, champagne toast, and, for the bride and groom, a complimentary overnight stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. We’re also happy to plan your rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid luncheon, or brunch, and can enhance your wedding experience with any of the following:

  • Carriage rides for the bride and groom
  • Spa services including wedding massages, pedicures, and manicures
  • Private wine tastings at Biltmore’s award-winning Winery
  • Event rentals including tents, linens, lighting, and décor
  • Custom floral creations
  • Spectacular fireworks

A timelessly beautiful location, Biltmore offers a more complete destination wedding experience than any other venue. Without ever leaving George Vanderbilt’s magnificent 8,000-acre Blue Ridge mountain estate, you and your guests can also enjoy:

  • The comfort and convenience of two splendid estate hotels at which your wedding party and guests can enjoy a $20 discount off current rates*
  • Myriad dining options provided by six exceptional estate restaurants
  • A variety of engaging estate tours and exciting outdoor activities

For more services and planning information, please submit an online request.

*Based on availability, some restrictions may apply. Ask your Wedding Event Specialist for details.

Couple dancing at a wedding
Jeremie Barlow Photography

Group of people attending a wedding gathered on the balcony
Jeremie Barlow Photography

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to come and view the property and wedding sites. Do I need to make an appointment?
An appointment is required to ensure that you are able to gain access to the property and to meet with a Catering Sales Manager to discuss all the details necessary to make your special day run flawlessly as well as to answer any questions you may have.
How do I schedule an appointment?
We invite you to meet with a Catering Sales Manager. Please call us at 800-211-9804 to arrange a meeting. Appointments are taken Tuesday through Saturday and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are also looking to host a rehearsal dinner and/or post-wedding brunch. Can you handle these? If so, where?
We have many different venues that can accommodate your wedding events. The size of your party will help to determine which locations would be the best fit. Once you have determined your wedding reception location, a Catering Sales Manager will be able to assist you in finding the perfect locations for all your other events. Learn about our venues.
What ceremony locations do you have? If I choose to have an outdoor ceremony, what happens if it rains the day of the wedding?
Each of our reception locations has individual ceremony locations. We reserve inclement weather plans for all outdoor ceremony locations.
Can I just host my ceremony at Biltmore?
In most cases, Biltmore requires that both the ceremony and reception or the reception only be held on property. We do have the ability to host a ceremony only at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Please speak to a Catering Sales Manager about pricing and availability.
How long do we have the reception room?
Afternoon events must be completed by 4 p.m. Evening events start after 6 p.m. All timing is based upon your specific event.
How do I reserve a date?
To begin, you must first contact us with a location and date in mind. From that point, the Catering Sales Manager will send a Catering Sales Agreement, which you will have 10 days to sign and return with your initial deposit.
If I am out of state and worried about planning long distance, are you able to help me?
Absolutely; the majority of the weddings we host are destination weddings! Our Catering Sales Managers will work with you through email, phone conversations, and mail to make sure that all the details are covered.
I have a specific theme that I would like to implement. Can I customize my own wedding event?
Our Catering Sales Managers can work with you to ensure that your wedding is customized to reflect your specific vision.
Do I have to use your vendors or can I bring in my own?
We do have a recommended vendor list, but you are welcome to utilize vendors of your choice. We do strongly recommend using vendors that are familiar with all Biltmore policies and locations. Your Catering Sales Manager can elaborate.
I have a lot of out-of-town guests. What is available on property to keep them busy?
Biltmore offers a variety of activity options for your guests including tours of Biltmore House, the estate, and Winery, walking and hiking trails and guided fly-fishing. There are swimming pools located at The Inn on Biltmore Estate and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate. We also offer both self-guided and guided biking trails, rafting, horseback and carriage rides, Segway tours, sporting clays, and Land Rover Experiences. Learn more.
What are the food and beverage policies?
All food and beverage items purchased or consumed by attendees on the estate must be supplied and prepared by the estate. At least seven business days before your event, you will need to inform your Catering Sales Manager of the guaranteed attendance for all food and beverage functions.
Do my guests need a ticket to get on property the day of my event?
No, your guests will just need to reference your party name to gain access to the estate.
If I want to visit after booking my event, how do I get on property?
Please contact your Catering Sales Manager to have your name placed on the Gate List.

For more services and planning information, please submit an online request.

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