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Wedding Ceremony Venues at Lake Junaluska

For more than 100 years, couples have found Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center the ideal location for gathering friends and family for their wedding celebration. Ideally nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Lake Junaluska is the perfect venue for your wedding. Browse our venues and photo gallery to learn more.

Memorial Chapel

Memorial Chapel

Memorial Chapel sits amidst the splendor of its scenic lakeside location. Couples have celebrated their nuptials in the chapel for more than 50 years. The Gothic architecture, beautiful stone walls, and more than 25 stained glass windows offer a spectacular backdrop for flowers and greenery from every season and time of day. The chapel is available for use by all denominations.

  • Ceremony seating up to 220 guests (40 pews)
  • Rehearsal time the day prior to the wedding
  • Four-hour usage on the day of the wedding
  • Use of an organ and piano at no extra charge

Photo courtesy of Mozingo Photography, Asheville, North Carolina.

Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point

Located on the southern end of Lake Junaluska, Inspiration Point provides a bird's eye view of the natural majesty of the lake and Western North Carolina's mountain landscape. Inspiration Point sits in the footprint of the historic Lambuth Inn, which has enjoyed a rich and storied history since its construction in 1921. Celebrate the joining of two families in a location that has seen much joy and many blessings.

  • Ceremony seating up to 85 guests

Susanna Wesley Garden

Celebrate your special day with family and friends in the scenic Susanna Wesley Garden. This venue offers a choice of open-air chapel or covered gazebo for your special day, all with gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains. A place for prayer and meditation located between World Methodist Museum and The Terrace hotel, this venue is open to the public and available for private functions, including weddings, receptions, family gatherings and private garden events. 

  • Accommodates up to 75 guests. 
Lake Junaluska Cross and Amphitheater

The Amphitheater

Located in the shadow of Lake Junaluska's iconic cross, The Amphitheater provides an expansive view of Lake Junaluska and the beauty of Western North Carolina's mountains. Guests can absorb the wonders of the area while seated in The Amphitheater, which provides theater-style seating in its outdoor setting. The natural focal point for ceremonies provides a beautiful setting for lush and breathtaking photographs.

  • Ceremony seating up to 200 guests

Photo courtesy of Madalyn Yates Photography, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Lakeside Tent

Lakeside Tent

Host your ceremony or reception among the shade trees next to the lake under a white canopy tent. Zippered sides available for inclement weather.

  • Ceremony and reception seating up to 100 guests
The Colonnade

The Colonnade

The Colonnade provides a picturesque venue in both its beauty and stature along the northwest end of the historic Rose Walk at Lake Junaluska. With its lakeside locale, The Colonnade provides a unique backdrop for ceremonies and is a photographer's dream.

  • Ceremony seating up to 200 guests
  • Chairs can be set under the columns for a lakefront ceremony or in the grassy area for larger wedding parties.
  • Lake Junaluska can provide the rental of guests' seating, or the rental can be arranged with outside vendors.

Photo Gallery

Photo at top of page courtesy of Taylor Willoughby Photography, Waynesville, North Carolina. 

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