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Bend of Ivy Lodge

A magical, 63-acre eco-friendly campus, Bend of Ivy Lodge lives up to its claims of being an eclectic mix of Asian Zen, Blue Ridge Mountains, and even reminiscent of Tuscany, Italy with its rolling hills. Historically rich, its restored tobacco barn and woodland grounds hold deep energy and roots, having once been graced by Cherokee tribe encamped on the land. There is no other wedding destination like this in Asheville.

“This venue was truly love at first sight. Really. You can feel the mystification of this place, inside out.”

Professionally landscaped, this famous venue of leadership and mindfulness retreats opens its gates to destination weddings. And it’s among the best kept secrets of Asheville. Why? Bend of Ivy is located just about 20 minutes from downtown. It’s perfectly nestled in natural surroundings, has artifacts from all over the world, from Africa to Asia, a farm, and flawless outdoor design, and…

A variety of unique, beautiful sites to choose to wed:

  • Rockery Pond Garden

  • Pavilion Lawn, overlooking koi pond and Rockery Pond

  • Labyrinth Lawn, on a knoll overlooking the valley.

  • Chicane Event Lawn

  • Two event lawns have long range mountain views.

  • Indoor space Pavilion for ceremony and/or reception. Lodge for smaller gatherings.

And it’s true: More often than not, pictures can’t fully capture Bend of Ivy Lodge’s magic and beauty.


Property Amenities


  • 63 Acres to explore of ponds, waterfall and surrounding gardens

  • Outside Ceremony/ Reception Spaces

    • (Tent covering optional): Pavilion Lawn, Chicane Lawn

    • Pond Gardens and Labyrinth (no tent, only ceremony space)

  • On-site parking accommodates about 70 guests

  • Ivy River access

  • 6+ trails & labyrinth

  • 3 fire-pits

  • Local farm

  • Fire circle bonfire

  • Lighted koi pond


Self sustainable. eco-friendly, solar powered structures?

  • Lodging on-site for up to 27 guests.

    • Lodge (17+ guests), including internationally themed rooms, commercial kitchen, and spacious commons area

    • Studio (5 guests), Roadhouse (4 guests)

  • 4 Indoor event facilities 

  • Lodge Main Hall provides charming room for smaller indoor wedding ceremonies and gatherings.

  • Pavilion provides enclosed room with inspiring view over gardens.

  • Dining tables available for use, seating up to 32.

  • Alcohol policy allows wine and beer, no hard liquor. 

Rates & Packages

All inclusive of 63 acres’ space, 2 nights’ accommodation of up to 27 guests, 4 indoor & 4 outdoor facilities, and full service wedding ceremony & reception.

Friday - Sunday Weekend
$8,900/ 50 guests max
$10,900/ 80 guests max
* Additional guest fee charged, above 80 guests.

Chariot services

1500 - Wedding Arch/Arbor,

3000 - Wedding conceptualization, Sound Equipment, Floral Arrangement, Wedding Arch/Arbor, Boutonniere, Bouquet, Officiator/Celebrant

  • On-the-day staffing

  • Transportation

Off-Peak - December to March
$8,150 ($750 off)/ 50 guests
$10,000 ($1,000 off) / 80 guests

Or when booking a wedding within an available 120 day opening.

The wedding packages include delivery, setup, and pickup of chairs, tables, linens, glassware, cutlery, plates, and ice coolers.

Tent Rental is an optional item for Chicane or Pavilion Lawn (20’ x 40’ possible).

Weekend packages are from 10:00am Friday through 1:00pm Sunday. Or 2 night weekday rental with 10am arrival time and 1pm departure time.


Bend of Ivy Lodge, Gallery




This is an absolutely exquisite place. Your building design is amazingly wonderful. It was a great pleasure just being here. The full moon rising last night was quite something! 

— J.A.


“Thank you so much for creating this space for us to step into. Our weekend here was magnificent.. a memory I hold dear for the rest of my life. I leave fulfilled and joyful. There is nothing I would change about our entire wedding weekend at Bend of Ivy Lodge.”

— Bruce Mulkey; Bridegroom


The long-planned Thanksgiving celebration was much more of a success by having everyone living in the Lodge. It was a perfect place to accommodate all the individual personalities: we each had personal space with walks to the river or going into Asheville, while at the same time we could share communal living.

—Alan Basist, Event organizer


A unique property design of Asian zen, majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and soothing nature.

Create Extraordinary Experiences. In An Extraordinary Place.