From its vibrant cities to its tranquil natural landscape, North Carolina has a fun-filled spirit and beauty around every corner and something to suit the tastes of almost every engaged couple.
And what better way to see the natural sights of North Carolina than the Blue Ridge Parkway? There’s no prizes for guessing why this drive has been nicknamed ‘America's favourite drive’. In fact, this 469 mile long route was actually designed by Stanley Abbott, a highly influential landscape artist.
Along the scenic drive, you can see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge mountains, dense forests, waterfalls, original mill demonstrations at Mabry Mill and The Folk Art Center, just to name a few. You'll see so many beautiful locations for a wedding celebration you'll likely struggle to choose!
This magnificent route is also the perfect way to tick off some sights from your NC bucket list.
This route also provides perfect pit stops for your journey, in the form of North Carolina’s charming mountain towns. Asheville, Hendersonville and Blowing Rock are just some of the gorgeous, quaint spots that you can visit en-route.
Or, if it’s grandeur that you and your wedding guests crave, be sure to visit the Biltmore Estate (which is positioned right by Asheville’s downtown area). In fact, this stunning Vanderbilt mansion is America’s largest private home. It boasts 8,000 acres, 250 rooms, a grand Italian Garden, and a Rose Garden which showcases over 250 varieties of its namesake flower.
Once you’ve seen North Carolina’s natural sights, your next stops on the travel itinerary will surely be the state’s cities. Visit Charlotte’s historic uptown areas, Raleigh’s fascinating museums, and Greensboro’s top foodie hot spots.