One of a kind destination Weddings & Elopements in Hot Springs, NC
A stunning, historic, 3-acre destination wedding venue and Estate set in the gorgeous mountains of Hot Springs, NC, complete with on-site lodging, a caring support team, and inclusive packages that cover so many of your most important wedding details.
If you've found this page, it likely means that you love nature, the mountains, hiking, and spending quality time with your closest family and friends. You're probably looking for the perfect WNC destination wedding venue that's just a bit different from all the others you've been looking at.
You're looking for something close enough to Asheville that's convenient for traveling guests, and to that end, you'd like a venue that can offer lodging for your guests.
You like the idea of an extended 3-day wedding event that offers time to slow down and ease into the wedding day itself— time to enjoy all the sacred moments, visit and be with your loved ones, and just take it all in.
You're looking for something that really delivers on what you see in the website pictures... Chances are, you've been endlessly researching and looking for something that feels different, and a little more like you, that also makes sense for your budget.
The Unique Venue That You've Been Searching For
Magnolia House is the perfect wedding space you've been endlessly searching for on Pinterest and you didn't think you'd find. The one that checks all the boxes— elegant, historic yet modern, comfortable, unique, affordable, caring .. and with on-site lodging.
Hidden in the heart of Hot Springs, NC, Magnolia Estate is a private, breathtaking, 3-acre, family-owned estate that is just perfect for small destination weddings. Once the manor house of Hot Springs, the Magnolia House is a fully restored, Victorian-era home that sits amidst tall trees, manicured gardens, and unbeatable mountain views.
A Unique Extended Wedding Experience
The beauty of this place lends itself to magical weddings that feel bespoke, timeless, effortless and luxurious. In the quiet privacy of the property, you feel the serene beauty of nature and the towering mountains nearby. A few minutes walk away there's the Appalachian Trail, French Broad River, the quaint mountain-town of Hot Springs, a great local brewery, restaurants, shops, and the famous natural hot springs.
When couples get married at our Estate, they essentially rent the entire property for the duration of the long-weekend. The Magnolia House team helps to plan and coordinate the event for you, and will be on the property for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day from event set-up to cleanup. For the rest of the time here, it's your space to enjoy privately with your loved ones.
The experience is not just a wedding day event, it’s a whole wedding weekend that’s loaded with time to connect with family, friends, nature and each other. All of our guests leave with a treasure of memories that feel sacred and so so special.
Book An Instagram-Worthy Wedding or Elopement
We're here to support our couples with their wedding day dreams. We know just how important this day is to you and your beloved, and we truly care about all the details.
From the moment of booking and throughout the planning process, our team is involved and ready to help execute your vision. We totally get that executing all your wedding day plans can be stressful, and our number one aim is to ensure that your entire wedding experience is beautiful, fun, and an intimate weekend that everyone will be talking about for many years to come!
We tend to attract kind and happy couples who just want to slow down and savor every moment of their time together with their tribe, and generally, they love being in nature and visiting the mountains, too!
Pricing is another important element— we have made our pricing clear, transparent, and quite inclusive. We allow you to bring your own beer, wine, and liquor if you choose to, and we will set up, serve, and clean-up with no additional fees.
The Magnolia House Wedding Co-ordination team is provided as a part of our package to help you organize all the details - from the minute you book all the way through to the end of the wedding day event.
✓ Historic, private, gated 3-acre property
✓ Magnificent mountain views
✓ Outdoor porches and intimate gathering spaces
✓ Exquisite, spacious interior spaces
✓ Tended firepit
✓ Use of warming and staging kitchen for caterers
✓ Indoor bathrooms
✓ Covered pavilion for cocktails, dining or dancing
✓ Countless picture-perfect spaces from curated
gardens, wooded walkways underneath the trees, boxwood maze, the vintage house, the old red bridge, and more
✓ A 5-minute walk to downtown Hot Springs
✓ An expert coordination team to help with planning and event day execution
Ample Lodging for Your Nearest & Dearest
We have 2 beautiful homes providing lodging for up to 20 of your guests (based on double occupancy).
The Magnolia House Estate home offers 7 spacious bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, complete with multiple living room spaces, a chef’s kitchen, an indoor dining room, and plenty of space to spread out and relax.
Located adjacent to the Magnolia House, The Garden House offers 3 cozy bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, complete with a full kitchen, living room, dining space, hot tub, grill, and many other amenities.
All wedding packages include lodging for up to 20 guests.
Our Planning Services
At Magnolia House, we've streamlined our wedding planning process to make planning your dream wedding both effortless and delightful.
Not only do our packages come with dedicated support for planning and execution, but we also offer full transparency with package pricing, available dates, and FAQs right here on our website.
To further enhance your experience, we've partnered with top-tier vendors familiar with every nook and cranny of our property, ensuring every detail aligns with your vision. And because we value your time, count on us to respond promptly to your emails and calls, empowering you to move forward efficiently.
Do you have any vendor recommendations for our wedding?We have a list of preferred catering vendors that know our property and do great work. We're also open to other catering teams who meet our requirements. Couples will hire their caterer and have a separate contract with said caterer. The caterer you choose must provide Magnolia House with proof of insurance certificate naming the Mag House, LLC as an additional insured. Once you book your caterer, the Magnolia House coordinator will collaborate with the catering team to share our protocols, work out the details, and manage wedding day arrival and flow. The caterer will bring their own food service and cleanup team to collaborate with the Magnolia House coordination team.
Is a permit required for having liquor?A one-time liquor permit is required for all weddings and events on Magnolia House property, per NC law. If you'd like to have liquor at your event, Magnolia House coordination will provide you with the permit application to complete and mail in. You'll also be responsible for the permit fee of $50 per event. This permit must be provided prior to the event.
Can we bring our own beer or wine?Yes! You can bring your own beer or wine and we will help setup, breakdown and provide service with the bar team. We have an in-house bar team, unless the caterer provides one as part of their services. We don't charge corking fees!
Can we add-on or upgrade any furniture?Yes! Should you decide to add-on or upgrade any furniture rentals, our coordination team can assist with planning and selections. All rentals are managed and coordinated with the rental company by our in-house event planner. Chairs, tables, linens and bar set-up are all included in your contract with Magnolia House!
Are there any rules regarding entertainment?There is a noise ordinance in Hot Springs. There are plenty of wonderful bands that we can allow, although bands with very loud drums will not pass the noise ordinance, unfortunately. DJ's are permitted with the consideration of noise levels being taken into account. Any loud music will need to be finished by 10 pm, and afterward, ambient music can remain on, playing softly. Should you decide you'd like to hire a band, you'll need a noise ordinance permit from the town of Hot Springs.
What happens if it rains?Rain during our peak wedding season does occasionally happen. Rain options include getting married under the pavilion, if needed. Often times, if there is rain, it's usually a quick shower that we can work around!
Are their insurance requirements?Every couple is required to purchase Wedding Event Liability Insurance through wedsafe.com, which is usually ~$195.00 for entire weekend event. The Mag House, LLC must be named as an additional insured.
Is their a security deposit required?Yes! There is a $1,000 property damage security deposit that is due 7 days prior to the wedding event start date. The security deposit will be refunded, providing that there are no damages on, around, or inside the property. There will be more details about this in your contract!
Do we need to tip the staff?Gratuities for your wedding coordinator are not required, but are suggested! Generally this tends to fall around $300 - $500.
What are the booking requirements?Aside from getting your necessary permits later on, in order to book your wedding or elopement with Magnolia Estate requires a signed contract, and a 50% deposit. All of the cancellation and refund information will be outlined in your contract, and you can ask questions when you come for a tour, or at booking, as well! The final payment is due 90 days prior to your event.