From the mountains of North Carolina to farmland in Georgia to the sleepy moss of the low country, the options of where to host your wedding weekend abound. Whether you’re looking to entertain your guests with some sun and sand or enjoy a little bit of quiet downtime, we know just the spots. Today, we’re sharing our absolute favorite destination resort venues in the Southeast. Enjoy!
Montage Palmetto Bluff is the perfect destination for those wanting a low country experience without all the fuss. Quiet, serene and with all of the amenities you could wish for, The May River Chapel overlooks the dreamy May River. Montage’s event spaces range in capacity from an intimate gathering of 48 of your closest friends and family all the way up to 450 guests.
Before the wedding, make sure to check out Montage’s water activities. For those looking for a little adventure, you can cast a line for largemouth bass or go fly-fishing in search for redfish in the marsh. Montage also offers sunrise and sunset rides on kayaks and canoes.
Located in the forest of the Blue Ridge Escarpment of Cashiers, North Carolina, the 800 acres of Lonesome Valley encompasses all things scenic in nature. At Lonesome you can say I do with the largest box canyon in the background, head to the Jennings Barn for an exceptional culinary experience, and cherish the luxury of the lush mountains.
The Canyon Spa is our top pick for activities at Lonesome Valley. Located at the Caretaker’s Cottage, the spa offers natural body and facial treatments, therapies, and products.
Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm offers an enchanted and romantic experience for you and your loved ones. I mean, could this place be any dreamier?
As for activities, horseback riding through the Smoky Mountain foothills is top of the list. The experience is structured for the least experienced of riders, with advanced courses for those who wish to trot, jump and canter.
For those of you wanting a little vitamin sea, the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island offers an incredible experience. From oceanfront ceremonies to bridal showers with afternoon tea to morning-after farewell brunches for wedding guests.
Quality self-care is vital to keeping stress at bay, which is why the spa is our top pick for activities at Amelia Island. Listen to the Florida waves while enjoying a salt scrub to slow down time and put your mind at ease. The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers strength and resilient massages, chakra balancing, “zero-gravity” touch therapy, ocean healing, and more. In fact, the spa at Amelia Island is the third largest in the entire Ritz Carlton family!
The RT Lodge has been recognized around the U.S. as a premier wedding destination. RT focuses on a style that embodies both elegance and comfort, and they work to create a unique experience that transforms their venue into your own personal estate.
Only a short 20-minute drive is the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains, and RT Lodge will help you plan your excursion there! This is perfect for families and friends that are staying for the weekend and are wanting something outdoorsy to do.
Right in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, Pippin Hill is a culinary vineyard that is cultivated with love and care. The serene Blue Ridge foothills are the ultimate backdrop for your wedding and the Granary will accommodate your guests with dinner and entertainment featuring an old-fashioned barn style.
Enjoy a glass of wine before your big day right where the grapes are grown. At Pippin Hill, you can enjoy a wide variety of activities with wine at the center of attention. Head to the tasting room to try their signature Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays, Cabernet Francs, and others, or sip and stroll while taking a tour of their wine trail.