The Best Months To Elope In North Carolina

Little secret, there’s really no bad month to elope in North Carolina. Each season has a little something to make it a unique experience so without further ado, here’s a rundown of the pros and cons of each one.


winter elopement in the blue ridge mountains

If snowfall on mountain peaks sets your heart a flutter then winter is your best time to elope. However, there’s one major hiccup that might put a snag in those plans and that’s the Blue Ridge Parkway being closed for the colder months. No one wants to go sliding off a slippery mountain drive and for safety reasons, there’s rarely access to the most popular elopement spots along the parkway.

There are still a few options though and one of those is Roan Mountain at Carvers Gap. This location is not on the parkway and doesn’t suffer the frequent road closures.


spring elopement in north carolina

The flowers are blooming, the leaves are coming back on the trees, even the sun is a little more golden at dusk. There’s something magical about springtime in North Carolina. The mountains come alive as a perfect backdrop for your elopement.

Frequent rain could be an issue, but a few umbrellas never hurt anyone and dramatic skies can make for lovely wedding photos.


summer elopement in the north carolina mountains

Too hot? Nope, not in the North Carolina mountains. While the rest of the state is melting it’s roughly 20 degrees cooler in the higher elevations. This is a perfect time to have that blue ridge mountain wedding you’ve been dreaming of if you want comfortable temperatures and a lush background.


blue ridge parkway elopement in the fall

There’s no denying that the changing colors on the leaves are one of the most beautiful things about the blue ridge mountains. Leaf peepers come from all around the country just to see it and many elope here in the fall to get hitched in the middle of this amazing display.

There’s a relatively short window of time for peak color so make sure you plan ahead with your photographer so you don’t miss it. It may be a little colder in the fall but the crisp air is worth it when you see those oranges and reds amid your wedding ceremony.

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