Old Edwards Wedding | Highlands, North Carolina

Searching for an upscale, charming venue situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Take a look at the Old Edwards Wedding Venue. Old Edwards is like having multiple venue options all in one small town rather than just a singular venue. They have a handful of different properties that fit the needs of every wedding whether you want a small elopement or a wedding with 200 guests. The information in this blog focuses on their location called”The Farm,” but there are several other locations as well.

bride and groom standing at the altar at old edwards wedding venue

Notable Features of Old Edwards Wedding Venue


Old Edwards “The Farm” wedding venue is situated just a few minutes from the main streets in Highlands, NC. The area it’s in is full of lush forests, mountaintop views, and waterfalls if you’re up for a little adventure. Dry Falls & Bridal Veil Falls are only an 8 min drive away from both the Old Edwards Inn & The Old Edwards Farm where the farm wedding venue is. Nearby airports include Asheville, NC & Greenville, SC. The venue is only about a two hour drive from Asheville.

Getting Ready Spaces

Old Edwards wedding venue actually has multiple options for getting ready spaces. There are private cottages or homes that you can rent or you can stay at the Inn. Weddings at “The Farm” include a getting ready farm house. The farm house features a 3 chair salon and ample natural light to make sure your photos come out amazing. At the Old Edwards Inn there is a room that is called the “Hummingbird Lounge” that makes you feel like you’re in an old fashioned speakeasy. It’s a great spot to have a drink and write your vows before your ceremony.

Ceremonies at Old Edwards Wedding Venue

There are numerous options for ceremony spaces depending on your style as well as what the weather is supposed to be like on your day. One of the most popular ceremony spaces is the Orchard House. This bright white building is covered in windows from floor to ceiling and makes for the most beautiful natural light ceremony. Other ceremony site options at the other Old Edwards properties include:

– The Old Edwards Club which also features a pavilion full of windows as well as outdoor grassy areas
– The Hutchinson House for smaller weddings
– Piermont Cottage which is perfect for couples wanting everything outdoors
– Half Mile Farm which features a lake, forests, trails and streams

old edwards wedding couple running through tunnel made by wedding party in grassy area

Photos at Old Edwards Wedding Venue

While every ceremony option has its own beautiful features, I’ll be focusing on “The Farm” for this section. The Farm includes the Orchard House, Bridal farm house, the orchard, the barn & the pavilion. The photo above was taken in the orchard. It is absolutely beautiful when the leaves change and offers a shaded area for portraits even in the afternoon because of the tree coverage. The sun also sets behind this area so it is also great for golden hour. This makes it perfect for your wedding party photos, couples portraits, & family portraits. The Farm also includes a trout pond with a bridge that makes for a great spot to take couples portraits or to do a first look.

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Food at Old Edwards “The Farm” Wedding Venue

Old Edwards wedding venue at “The Farm” offers full catering. From appetizers to multiple course meals. They source their ingredients locally & come up with custom menus based on your needs. They’ll even help you come up with signature cocktails to serve to you and your guests.


Old Edwards wedding venue at The Farm has the most magnificent barn pavilion for your reception. Surrounded by glass windows and glass sliding doors, this building doesn’t even feel like you’re in a barn. It features a large glass chandelier as well as a fireplace and plenty of room for dancing with your guests. For cocktail hour, the outdoor patio and/or the smaller barn may be used. All of the other Old Edwards ceremony site properties have their own respective reception space. They also have a few stand alone reception areas that are perfect for rehearsal dinners & bridal luncheons.

Final Thoughts

Old Edwards wedding venue has so much to offer. If you’re looking for a venue that checks all the boxes for luxury, convenience, & beauty, this is the venue for you.

groomsmen hanging out at old edwards inn
bridesmaids in parking area of old edwards wedding venue
old edwards wedding venue ceremony building
reception space of old edwards wedding venue with chandelier

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