The Overlook Barn is one of the best NC mountain wedding venues. In fact, we vote this the venue with the most spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’re seeking an upscale yet rustic barn wedding, this venue will be your dream come true.
Discover this gem of a venue, right outside of Banner Elk, NC. The star attraction on the property is a renovated historic barn that is perched atop Beech Mountain. It is a white barn which gives it an elegant air, even as it is rustic. When you walk in, you’ll be awestruck by the 30-foot arched ceilings with original exposed wood beams.
The Overlook Barn was fully renovated in 2015 with weddings in mind. Truly, it is the epitome of upscale rustic elegance. The owners installed high-end acid-stained concrete floors and converted horse stalls into additional event or bar space. They also renovated four bathrooms, and built two upscale suites for brides and grooms to get ready in: The Styling Suite and Polishing Room.
Most recently, the owners added an extra event space to the barn. Therefore, you can host larger events now – and enjoy the open air breeze!
Additionally, the Overlook Barn has pre-installed string lighting and electric outlets generously dispersed throughout the property to allow flexibility for all events. The Overlook Barn can accommodate 250 guests for a seated dinner.
Planning a smaller event? Overlook Barn has special packages for intimate weddings, micro weddings and elopements up to 30 guests.
In fact, a second venue on the property is ideal for this type of event. Discover a gorgeous, upscale lodge space, and rent it for your day. Enjoy cozy indoor space, a screen in porch, and an open air deck. Your guests will love soaking in the cliffside views!
The owners Katie & David, live in Durham NC. They bought the property in 2015 and lovingly renovated it for their own wedding.
In the 1960s, Katie’s grandfather had built a barn surrounded by acres of meadow and forest on Beech Mountain. The couple purchased the barn from Katie’s uncle and worked closely with Katie’s father to build the elegant and festive venue they imagined. The project was a family affair and the space reflects the warmth and love that built it. Their wedding on August 1st, 2015 was the inaugural event at the Overlook Barn.
This venue was featured on the cover of Heart of NC Weddings in 2020. Take a peek at the full styled shoot to get an idea of what it’s like to host a wedding here!