Beautiful Location!

“Beautiful location! The setting was perfect for a mountain wedding. I especially enjoyed watching the deer crossing the fairway while waiting for the ceremony to start.”~Jessica Erin 10/30/17

I Loved Laurel Ridge!

My son just had his destination wedding at Laurel Ridge. The grounds are beautiful.  The staff did a great job and made sure the day was perfect!  The food for the reception was delicious and everyone did a great job and were so nice. I would recommend Laurel Ridge for the perfect wedding venue! I am wanting to come back and visit the area again. It is just such a pretty place. ~ Michelle Vaught, 9/26/17

Discounted Event Spaces When Booked for February & March!

LRCC is the perfect setting for your wedding, party, reunion or business meeting. Book your private event for February or March & receive a 25% discount on all room rental fees! For pricing, availability or a tour, contact Leshall, 828-452-0545, ext. 135 or


My husband and I held our wedding reception in the pavilion at Laurel Ridge on March 19, 2016. The entire evening was exceptional from the food to the staff! The event was exactly what we had hoped for and Laurel Ridge provided the most picturesque and warm environment for our party with many friends and family!~Molly McClure Stanley, August 23, 2016

Wedding Season Has Officially Begun at Laurel Ridge Country Club & Event Center!


Kallima Photography

It’s Springtime in the Smoky Mountains and love is in the air.  We have already had some beautiful mountain weddings this spring and are looking forward to many more.  Spring boasts many different scenarios for wedding backdrops. In March it could be snowing, while the next weekend could be sunny and 70 degrees.  Many brides have chosen Laurel Ridge Country Club for their wedding ceremony and reception for this very reason, diversity.

In recent years, we have become one of the premiere destination wedding venues in Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains because of the high level of satisfaction our wedding parties share.   Our clientele travel to Laurel Ridge from all over the country, including Florida, Massachusetts and even the Midwest.  Brides and grooms that want to have a destination wedding know they can find the perfect venue in Western NC.  Mountain weddings at Laurel Ridge Country Club are truly beautiful in all seasons.

Gene Ho Photography

Gene Ho Photography

One thing that brides have complimented us on is that our facility has a wide range of event spaces that all showcase our gorgeous vistas. Whether they are looking for an outdoor wedding venue or a reception venue inside our rustic-chic clubhouse, couples find something they can agree on at Laurel Ridge.  As an added benefit, our panoramic mountain landscapes create an incomparable setting for memorable portraits to last a lifetime.

Western North Carolina mountain weddings are becoming very popular for couples who want to travel and experience the beauty of the region.  We are excited to have such a unique wedding ceremony and reception venue to offer couples that are looking for the perfect mountain wedding.

Thank You

I want to thank you so much for your hard work on Hannah and Kevin’s wedding.  You did a wonderful job making everything go so smoothly.  And the food was delicious!  Thanks again.~ Pat Miller, May 18, 2015

Special Place

We cannot say thank you enough for all you have done for us on our wedding day.  You will always hold a special place in our hearts.  You worked so hard and we appreciate everything!~Andy & Detra Dyakon, August 8, 2015

Thanks For Orchestrating Wishes

I really wanted to thank you for your help during the planning and on the day of Darragh and Garrett’s wedding!!   Thanks so much for orchestrating all of Darragh’s wishes and visions and for putting up with our craziness on that day.  Especially with Darragh’s nerves!~Maureen Gyger, August 1, 2015

Wonderfully Accommodating

My daughter was married there in early August.  The location is beautiful, the food delicious and the staff is wonderfully accommodating.  I strongly suggest that you consider the location for your wedding.  You will not be disappointed!~Joan Castelloe, September 24, 2015

Breaking with Wedding Cake Traditions

The most famous of cake quotes, “Let them eat cake”, does not have to apply to wedding cakes anymore. Either in the big city, or herein the Smoky Mountains, I am pleased to say that brides and grooms are stepping out of the “cake box” and getting creative in choosing their wedding cakes or wedding desserts. With so little understanding of the tradition of wedding cake and what it has meant through the ages, couples are free to come up with traditions of their own.

Some traditions are best forgotten? A bride today would never go for the wedding cake or bread as used 2000 years ago, to be broken over her head by her groom to show his dominance over her as they did in Roman times. Stacked, sweet buns were popular in medieval times and brought the bride and groom together by them kissing over the top. From the 17th to the 19th century, minced and meat pies were customary, meat being a luxury much like sugar. As refined sugar was introduced to Victorian England, cakes were developed to showcase a family’s wealth and the virginal state of the bride. It is only in the last 100 years that a couple cuts the cake together as their first act of unity.

Today’s couples are choosing a smaller version of a wedding cake and offering cupcakes instead. We have hosted weddings where family members were asked to bring their specialty dessert. Guests were lined up to sample Aunt Connie’s Rum cake, Great Grandma’s Pecan Tarts and Mom’s Coconut cake. This personal touch reflected the bringing together of both families in a “sweet” way. Pies and cobblers are making a huge comeback, a common wedding dessert in Pioneer days. One of our Destination Brides is having a Rice Crispy Cake we had posted on facebook. She wanted an easy, fun and inexpensive alternative to cake.

Some traditions are worth keeping, the cutting of the cake, hand over hand, in the promise to support and nurture one another. Feeding of the cake symbolizes love, honor and respect for each other, so….no smashing of cake! The final tradition, another symbol of respect and love, the serving of cake to each others parents is worth keeping. I challenge you to test the boundaries of all things sweet until you find what is meaningful for you.