Planning Your Wedding in the Mountains?

Here’s all the information you need to plan – and enjoy – your special day!

Quick Tips

Getting Your License
Swain County Administration Building
Register of Deeds
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-9273
Issued: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $60. No waiting period

Required Identification
You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina, however you must have proof of age and your social security card.

If you are under 21 you have to have a certified copy of your birth certificate, your Social Security card and a picture ID. If you are over 21 you just need your Social Security card and a picture ID.

Licenses from other Counties in NC
Licenses are valid if issued in any county of North Carolina; however they must be returned for filing to county of origin. If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse’s death must be supplied. If the divorce was within 90 days, a signed copy of the divorce decree will need to be shown.

Public Wedding Venues

Courthouse Ceremony Performed by Magistrate. Cost: $20

Weddings in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park require a special use permit and a small fee. 50 locations to choose from. Learn more and view video.

Weddings at Riverfront Park
Swain County Administration 828-488-9273

Weddings on Island Park
Bryson City Town Office 828-488-3335

Wedding Services

Click or tap a category for a list of Bryson City wedding services.

  • Watershed Resort Weddings

    Contact Name: Tim Goodwin
    Address: 137 W. Watershed Rd.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

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    The Watershed Resort can host weddings up to 100 guests. Accommodations on-site range from one-bedroom attached “Treehouses” up to 4 bedroom single-family log homes. Outdoor event venues include our main “Yard” area with excellent sunset view; our Eco-Park area with trout pond, waterfalls, and mountain laurel bridge; and our Woodland Loft trio, with a central fire pit area perfect as a small-party venue.

  • Falling Waters Resort Weddings

    Contact Name: Trey Barnett
    Address: 10345 Highway 19 South/74 West
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

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    Our wedding venue sits atop the Nantahala Gorge with views of Fontana Lake, the Nantahala National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Surrounded by rhododendron and mountain laurel and bordered by a creek and pond, this venue is perfect for every season. The package includes the entire Falling Waters Resort, including two nights lodging for up to 60 guests, as well as event areas, which can accommodate up to 200 guests.

  • A New Attitude Salon & Day Spa

    Contact Name: Nancy Jones
    Address: 147 Main Street, Suite D
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Full service salon for the entire family, with walk–ins welcome. All hair treatments available, as well as manicure and pedicure services. Spa offerings include: facelift massage, body massage, couples massage on Saturdays, and a sauna. Wedding hair and make-up services available onsite or at your venue.

  • Lakeview at Fontana Spa

    Address: 171 Lakeview Lodge Dr
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Phone Two: TF: 800-742-6492
    Phone Three: Fax: 828-488-4569

    From invigorating, naturally inspired facials to deeply exfoliating and detoxifying body treatments, stress-stripping massages and un-fussy, unwinding yoga classes; whatever truly relaxes you is waiting at the Lakeview at Fontana Spa. Come for the night, or simply spend a day in our spa. Featured in Southern Living magazine. Call today to make an appointment.

  • WNC Structual Bodywork & Massage

    Contact Name: Andrea R. Clapp, MPH, LMBT 3247
    Address: 835 East Main St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

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    Mailing: PO Box 2255, Bryson City, NC, 28713

    This independent solo practice has a strong emphasis on connective tissue injury and rehabilitation. Practice models focus particular attention on the physical body to promote relief of pain and discomfort. Models have the premise that clients seek to achieve balance in life so to promote optimal health and wellbeing

  • The Chocolate Shoppe

    Contact Name: Thomas Turek
    Address: 134 Everett St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Come inside and smell the chocolate! Hand dipped chocolates and made-in-store fudges, caramel apples, brittles, specialty popcorns, pralines, and a selection of uniques candies. Plus 24 flavors of creamy and delicious premium ice cream made especially for the Chocolate Shoppe including flavors for the diabetic and lactose intolerant.

  • Folkestone Inn B&B Weddings

    Contact Name: Scott & Toni Rowe
    Address: 101 Folkestone Road
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    The Folkestone Inn can host outdoor weddings, elopements or vow renewals for up to 75 guests in the garden, side yard, or front lawn; or in case of bad weather in the parlor. The Inn has 10 guest rooms, (2 can sleep 3 people) for a total of 22 guests. We can assist you with arrangements for overflow. 2-night minimum stay required.

  • Bar-B-Que Wagon

    Address: 610 Main St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28173

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    Mailing: PO Box 755, Bryson City, NC, 28173

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 11am-8 pm. April 1 through November 1. Open extra days during July and color season. Hickory smoked pit BBQ made on the premises.

  • Fontana Village Weddings

    Contact Name: Tabitha Henry
    Address: 300 Woods Road
    Fontana Dam
    NC
    28733

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    At Fontana Village Resort, your picturesque wedding nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains awaits. Whether surrounded by lush forest or gazing over pristine Fontana Lake, Fontana Village can set the scene for your perfect wedding. Let the Fontana Event team help you plan your dream wedding today.

  • Your Perfect Ceremony

    Contact Name: Rev. Jacqueline P. Weiks
    Address: P.O. Box 2451
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    As your “Ceremony Coordinator” I will be with you from our first meeting, to the rehearsal, to your big moment of celebration. Your wedding day is one of the most special times in your life, and your loved ones will enjoy a custom ceremony that expresses your love unlike any other wedding they have experienced. Serving this area as a legally ordained Minister & professional Wedding Officiant by the guidelines of North Carolina since 1994.

  • The Bistro at The Everett Hotel

    Address: 16 Everett St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

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    With a charming rustic atmosphere, attentive service and contemporary American cuisine, we offer great food using responsibly sourced ingredients with a focus on organic, local, sustainable and seasonal fare. Our chefs artfully blend this fresh concept with a twist on traditional southern influences. Craft beer, select wines and full bar. (formerly named Cork & Bean).

  • Hemlock Inn Weddings

    Contact Name: Mort White
    Address: 911 Galbraith Creek Rd.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

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    Hemlock Inn offers “Weekend Wedding Destination Packages”. The package includes a two-night stay at our rustic 26 room mountain inn located on 57 wooded acres, rehearsal dinner, wedding dinner, and two breakfasts. The outdoor wedding overlooks a beautiful mountain view. Meals are wonderful, bountiful home cooked southern/mountain delights. It’s all about the view, the food, and a memorable weekend.

  • High Test Deli & Sweet Shop

    Contact Name: Barry and Helene Tetrault
    Address: 145 Everett St
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Fresh made to order sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts, and outstanding customer service make High Test Deli & Sweet Shop your first choice for quality dining in Bryson City. Limited outdoor, pet-friendly dining as well as indoor dining room and take out/delivery. Monday-Wednesday, 11am-4pm, Thursday-Saturday, 11am-7pm, closed on Sundays.

  • Nurture Wellness Studio & Massage

    Contact Name: Jackie Beecher
    Address: 50 Academy Street
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Jackie has extensive experience as a bodywork therapist, yoga practitioner and teacher. With the perfect synthesis of the art and science of massage therapy, Jackie uses an interesting blend of bodywork styles. Her work is skillful, compassionate and intuitive and truly embodies the body, mind, spirit approach to wellness. Nationally certified since 1999.

  • Lands Creek Log Cabins Weddings

    Contact Name: Robin & Sue Fronrath
    Address: 3336 Balltown Rd.
    Bryson City
    NC
    28713

    Phone Two: TF: 888-346-9793

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    We host weddings here year round at Harmony Hall located creek side on our 80 acre grounds. The Hall has indoor seating for up to 60, however many weddings expand to the meadow outdoors for larger events of 100 plus. There are 19 cabins in a variety of sizes and settings with individual sleeping arrangements of 2-14 depending on cabin with a total sleeping capacity of up to 120 plus.

  • Bryson City - Swain County
    Chamber of Commerce

    210 Main Street
    P.O. Box 509
    Bryson City, NC 28713

    Karen Proctor Wilmot
    Executive Director

    800-867-9246 toll-free

    828-488-3681 local

    828-488-6858 fax

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