Locations & Sites

Your Wedding • Locations & Sites

Locations & Sites  We have indoor and outdoor locations and sites natural for weddings from two to 200 people. There are numerous locations at the Inn, in our dining rooms, on the estate and grounds, on the riverfront, and in the immediate Valle Crucis area for your ceremony, reception, dinners, and special events.

Each site is suited for specific sizes and styles of wedding at specific times of year. While we have thousands of wedding photos of elopements and weddings at the Inn, on our websites and our Pinterest boards, and they give a sense of the place, photographs, drawings and maps, cannot adequately express the nature and characteristics of all the sites in all seasons and weather. A case in point is the image below. It would lead one to believe that this is The Mast Farm Inn, and it is, but… it is one building on one acre when we have 11 buildings on 16 acres, a mountain, a meadow, a pond, a stream, and a riverfront.

Everyone can tell you Paris or Venice are beautiful cities, and show you lots of photos, and you will be convinced, but until you visit you have no idea how beautiful, in what way and why.
That is one reason we prefer you to visit using our Free Overnight Stay and that we invite you to share with us some of the details you are considering by filling out the form available by clicking here. And we will be able to guide you by explaining the plusses and minuses of each site. Everyone can tell you Paris or Venice are beautiful cities, but until you visit you have no idea how beautiful, in what way and why. It’s unwise to plan a wedding with more than 24 guests without having first visited the location.

By far the best location for a mid-sized wedding of 40-200 is The Barn & The Barn Terrace areas. That being said depending on your needs and preferences numerous other sites are available, mostly dependent on the size of your group and the time of the year. If your wedding is taking place at the Inn, and you would like a religious ceremony at a church, with the reception at the Inn, we can help arrange that for you with any of the churches you find by clicking here.

The Estate & Grounds
On The Estate & GroundsThe Mast Farm Inn, along with The Mast General Store and The Valle Crucis Conference Center is one of the three key landmark institutions of Valle Crucis, is on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the entire historic district of Valle Crucis in which it is located. Nestled high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina our peaceful rural community has stayed untouched over the years. Valle Crucis’ scenic beauty and majestic quality continuously mesmerizes residents and draws visitors from throughout the world.

The Barn
From 2-30 Guests, Very Very Casual To Formal, Covered Porch
Many small weddings take place at the Barn, which is esthetically striking, with great atmosphere, an outdoor bar, and very practical.

The Barn’s Terrace
From 30-150 Guests, Very Casual To Formal, Outdoors
Most mid-sized weddings take place at the Barn Terrace, near the Organic Farm-Garden, under a tent just in case, and to add a festive air, has great atmosphere, is very comfortable, and very practical.

The Barn & Terrace
From 30-200 Guests, Very Casual To Formal, Outdoors & Covered Porch
Most bigger weddings use both the Barn & Barn Terrace, both of which are esthetically interesting, photogenic, with a great comfortable atmosphere, an outdoor bar, and very practical.

The Spring House Lawn
From 2-80 Guests, Fancy Casual To Black Tie Formal, Outdoors
One of the favorite locations for a wedding of that size. Surrounded by the Three historic cottages and the main farm house, makes for a very pleasing esthetic and atmosphere.

The Farm House Porch
From 2-60 Guests, Dressy Casual To Low Formal, Covered Porch
Can make for a very spectacular wedding with bride, groom and officiant on the porch, and guests seated on the lawn.

The Loom House Porch
From 2-60 Guests, Fancy Casual To Low Formal, Outdoors
Can make for a very spectacular wedding with bride, groom and officiant on the porch, and guests seated on the lawn.

The Blacksmith & Woodwork Shop Porch
From 2-12 Guests, Very Casual To Casual, Covered Porch
Ideal for a very rustic, relaxed and casual covered porch wedding for a few guests

The River Landing
available by special request & with significant lead time
From 2-200 Guests, Very Very Casual To Black Tie Formal, Outdoors
The Watauga River, one of North Carolina’s most important rivers, flows through the lower portion of The Mast Farm Inn. Properly prepared and decorated, the River Landing can make for a fantastic location.

The Spring House
From 2-4 Guests, Fancy Casual, Indoors
The original spring house which overhangs our stream. Very small but very original and poetic.

The Pond
From 2-24 Guests, Very Casual To Formal, Outdoors
The small pond is a great spot for a small wedding and is very photogenic. You can get married on the stone terrace, or on the dock, and have the guests attend the ceremony “from across the pond” a few yards away.

Maple Spring Terrace
From 2-8 Guests, Very Casual To Low Formal, Outdoors
Very nice for informal small weddings with a few guests for a couple staying in Maple Spring Cottage

Maple Spring Deck
From 2-4 Guests, Very Casual To Casual, Outdoors Covered
Very nice for informal small weddings with a few guests for a couple staying in Maple Spring Cottage

Gazebo Cottage Terrace
From 2-8 Guests, Very Casual To Low Formal, Outdoors
Very nice for informal small weddings with a few guests for a couple staying in Gazebo Cottage

Gazebo Cottage Deck
From 2-4 Guests, Very Casual To Casual,  Outdoors Covered
Very nice for informal small weddings with a few guests for a couple staying in Gazebo Cottage

The Gazebo
From 2-18 Guests, Very Casual To Low Formal,  Outdoors Covered
Very nice for informal small wedding ceremonies outdoors with the bride groom and officiant under the covered Gazebo, and guests on the lawn next to the Gazebo.

Simplicity’s Terrace
From 2-12 Guests, Very Casual To Low Formal, Outdoors
Brick terrace on the right hand side of the inn, For a small cozy outdoor wedding

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The Inn, Cottages & CabinsYou can also see an overview of rooms, cottages and cabins by clicking here and a lodging guide by clicking here.

Simplicity
From 2-36 Guests, Dressy Casual To Low Formal, Indoors
We can remove the dining room tables and chairs and host small weddings indoors in the dining rooms. Good for small winter weddings.

The Granary & The Granary Terrace
From 2-18 Guests, Fancy Casual To Black Tie Formal, Indoors
The granary is an excellent choice for small weddings, very private and calm, great views and vistas, and a very convenient deck overlooking our back field.

The Parlor
From 2-4 Guests, Dressy Casual To Low Formal, Indoors
In effect, as the name implies, The Mast Farm Inn living room. Very country fancy, very cozy.

The Loom House
From 2-6 Guests, Fancy Casual To Low Formal, Indoors
Our oldest historic cabin, from the 1790s. Great atmosphere for small private ceremony

The Blacksmith Shop
From 2-6 Guests, Very Casual To Casual, Indoors
Very nice for informal and small rustic weddings with a few guests.

The Woodwork Shop
From 2-4 Guests, Very Casual To Casual, Indoors
Ideal for a very rustic, relaxed and casual wedding for a few guests

Maple Spring
From 2-6 Guests, Very Casual To Low Formal, Indoors
Very nice for informal small weddings with a few guests.

Gazebo Cottage
From 2-6 Guests, Very Casual To Low Formal, Indoors
Very nice for informal small weddings with a few guests for a couple staying in Gazebo Cottage

These location are within 3 minutes by car from the Inn
In the area • These location are within 3 minutes by car from the Inn. To get an idea of our area click here.

River Run Farm
From 2-200 Guests, Very Very Casual To Black Tie Formal, Outdoors
The farm, located a few hundred yards from the Inn, is about 30-acres of highly manicured fields, paddocks and barns that boast almost 1/2 mile of frontage on the pristine Watauga River.

Valle Crucis Community Park
From 2-200 Guests, Very Very Casual To Black Tie Formal, Outdoors
The Valle Crucis Park, our community park, located a few hundred yards from the Inn, is a breathtaking rural spot for a ceremony. Less than a minute by car, or 5 minutes by foot, The park is available by special request and we can organize special events in the Park.

The Apple Barn
From 30-200 Guests, Very Very Casual To Black Tie Formal, Indoors
The Apple Barn, located on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center at the Historic Mission School, about 2 minutes by car from the Inn, has a long and varied past. The barn was built in approximately 1911 as the first dairy barn in the area to have a concrete floor. The dairy cows were housed in the basement and could stick their heads out the windows on the side and eat hay out of the stone trough located there. Hay was stored in the upper floor and a cheese “factory” was also located in the basement. See: The Apple Barn

We have several epic Pinterest boards on weddings at the Inn and weddings in general
Images on Pinterest
We have several epic Pinterest boards on weddings at the Inn and weddings in general:
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PLEASE NOTE • All weddings taking place at the Inn require a contract no matter how simple, and require the advance notice to, and authorization of our wedding manager. Among many of the sound reasons, there are legal, fire marshal, and insurance prescriptions and constraints involved in operating an Inn vs. simply renting a stand alone cabin or detached home. Each room cottage and cabin has its own legal occupancy limits, and we have a global occupancy limit. The same holds true for locations and sites on the estate. In practical fact, even if the only people in attendance at the wedding and in the room are you, your spouse, an officiant, and photographer and assistant, serving as witnesses, we do not allow it. We are on The National Register of Historic Places, and quite averse to damage to property or furnishings, and as part of Historic Hotels of America and Select Registry we uphold high standards. Other risks include your wedding or group spilling out into the common areas of the Inn, Estate and Grounds and creating what other guests might sense or experience as a disturbance. If you want a 100% self-produced wedding, we recommend you rent a private owner cabin, cottage or home. See the Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here and the Guidelines and Policies page by clicking here. Thank you for your understanding.


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