Start Your Happily Ever After at Biltmore

One of America’s greatest love stories transpired more than 100 years ago when George Washington Vanderbilt wed Edith Stuyvesant Dresser and brought her home to his 250-room Biltmore House in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

With its fairytale setting and the home’s French Renaissance style, Biltmore has inspired many proposals, serves as a wedding location nearly every weekend of the year and led to feature Biltmore as a place to have a romantic adventure.  

If you’re planning to pop the question, consider this list of romantic spots on the estate for your big moment.

  1. In a Horse-Drawn Carriage – Couples wishing for some privacy (and a very discreet driver) may take one of our horse-drawn carriages for a gentle journey through forests and pastures, and stopping at the top of a hill that features a stunning view of the back of Biltmore House.
  2. At the Statue of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt – After an easy hike to the top of the hill where The Statue of Diana stands, catch your breath and take in the majestic view of Biltmore House with sky and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. Then proceed!
  3. In the South Terrace Tea House, with its gorgeous views of Mount Pisgah, and the southern end of Biltmore House. The Tea House is an open-air structure.
  4. On top of Biltmore House – The guided Rooftop Tour takes you to the roof for up-close inspections of the home’s structure and intricate carvings. Don’t let the gargoyles and grotesques scare you. They’re harmless.
  5. Along the bridge over the waterfall near the Bass Pond. This is a more secluded location, below the formal gardens. This location is great in springtime or during October when the leaves are changing colors.
  6. During a candlelight dinner at Bistro or the Dining Room at The Inn. Our estate chefs create incredible meals using fresh ingredients grown right on the estate.
  7. Sitting on the rocking chairs on The Inn’s wide verandah, where the estate’s sparkling wine can be delivered for your big moment.
  8. Under the Pergola next to the South Terrace at Biltmore House, particularly in springtime when Wisteria vines are blooming.
  9. On one of the semi-secluded benches in the Italian Gardens. The reflecting pools full of lily pads and other exotic blooms set a soothing tone for an early summer evening proposal.
  10. If you like to bike or hike, you can pack a picnic, rent bikes or take one of our many hiking trails for an exciting adventure. Stop at the Lagoon to picnic and pop the question.