Biltmore Wedding | Dawn Marie Photography | Asheville Weddings

February 11, 2022

All the info for a Biltmore wedding? Yes please! From wedding spaces and guest counts to catering and overnight lodging, we’ve got you covered with all you need to know about weddings at the stunning Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Plus, we’ve provided a few amenities, activities, and restaurant options as well.

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Biltmore wedding; Biltmore Estate; Asheville wedding venues; Vanderbilt Estate; Dawn Marie Photography

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Biltmore Wedding FAQs

What wedding venue spaces are available at the Biltmore Estate?

I love this venue because there are so many unique venues nestled within the expansive estate. No two are alike. You have plenty of styles and sizes to choose from!

List of Biltmore Wedding Venues:

  • Biltmore House & Gardens (140-600 Guests, covered outdoor)
  • Deerpark Courtyard, Restaurant, and Event Space (100-175 guests, outdoor/indoor)
  • The Inn on Biltmore Estate (50-100 guests, indoor/outdoor)
  • Antler Hill Barn (50-150 guests, indoor/outdoor)
  • Cedric’s Garden (30-60 guests, indoor/outdoor)
  • Lioncrest Ballroom, Veranda, and Event Space (100-150 guests, covered outdoor)
  • Statue of Diana Garden Space (125-225 guests, outdoor with views)
  • Biltmore Conservatory Exotic Enclosed Garden (30-60 guests, indoor/outdoor)

View more info about each Biltmore venue space and book your Biltmore wedding at: https://www.biltmore.com/weddings/venues/.

What’s included in Biltmore Wedding Packages (through the venue)?

  • Selected wedding menu
  • Custom wedding cake
  • Champagne toast
  • 4-hour open bar
  • Complimentary stay for the couple at The Inn on Biltmore Estate (1 night)

Does the Bilmore offer any extras?

Yes, you can also host your rehearsal dinner and pre-wedding or post-wedding brunch or luncheon at the Biltmore.

Do I need to book a planner or does the Biltmore have wedding professionals available? 

This totally depends on you and your vision. This couple used a full-service wedding planner to design a seamless, cohesive wedding experience. However, the Biltmore is a premier wedding venue with a phenomenal wedding team to help you carry out your vision. The Biltmore’s wedding professionals include:

  • The Estate’s Wedding Team
  • Exceptional Event Staff
  • Top-tier Cullinary Team
  • Destination Activities Team

Does the Biltmore Estate have rentals available?

Yes, most wedding packages have a rental fee according to the space reserved that may include (but not limited to):

  • Tent(s)
  • Tables & chairs
  • Linen
  • China & glassware
  • Flatware
  • Additional items

Does the Biltmore Estate offer bar services/alcohol or catering?

Yes, the Biltmore does have bartending, drinks, and catering available on-site if you choose(they have an excellent culinary team and several restaurants). They also have a gorgeous award-winning winery if you’d like to serve local wine. Alternatively, the Biltmore has a list of preferred vendors who have worked with them and know their policies. You also may be able to bring your own, depending on circumstances.

Is there a maximum capacity for Biltmore weddings?

The largest venue space allows for up to 600 guests (Biltmore House & Gardens wedding venue).

Can I book rooms at the estate for my Biltmore wedding?

Yes, wedding packages include one complimentary night for the couple at the Inn. But you can also book more nights for you and your guests at:

  • The Village Hotel
  • The Inn
  • Biltmore Cottages

What amenities does the Biltmore Estate offer?

The Biltmore features: 

  • Spa, meditation, and yoga 
  • Equestrian center for lessons and horseback rides 
  • Biking 
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking 
  • Rafting
  • Fly fishing lessons (or self-guided)
  • Pisgah Playground
  • Carriage rides
  • Archery & shooting (sport clays) lessons
  • Self-guided garden or rooftop tours
  • Expert-guided estate tours 
  • Wine tours and tastings
  • Dining experiences (see the full list of dining options here)

Is a Biltmore wedding family friendly?

Yes! There are many family-friendly activities to sign up for and self-guided trails and sites to explore. The Biltmore loves families! 

What COVID precautions does the Biltmore have in place?

You can view their current COVID policies and procedures here.

Tell me more about Biltmore Estate history!

George Vanderbilt slowly completed his vision for a self-sustaining and expansive 250-room château in 1895, just before he married his lovely bride Edith in 1898. Today, Vanderbilt’s great-grandson Cecil carries on their legacy by embracing their passions for education, creativity, family, and home. It’s still family owned, and they graciously open their doors so that many can enjoy the Biltmore experience. Learn more about the Biltmore Estate history here

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