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Best Venues for Fall Weddings | Chetola Resort

September 16, 2021

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If you’re looking for inspiration for your fall wedding, Jamilet & Michael’s colorful Chetola Resort wedding won’t let you down. Their day was as picture-perfect as they come, and they really hit the sweet spot when the trees are in full color, right before winter kicks in.

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weddings at Chetola Resort
weddings at Chetola Resort
weddings at Chetola Resort
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They opted for an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family due to COVID, but it fit their personalities perfectly. Both are very family-oriented, and it was a treat for me as well. Their friends and family are so incredibly sweet, and I had a wonderful time not just photographing their big day but celebrating along with them, too. I know COVID has put a damper on life as we know it, but it’s also helped us slow down and savor the best parts of life. This wedding day was filled with genuine laughter, big love, and deep connection—just the way it was meant to be. 

bridals at Chetola Resort
bridals at Chetola Resort
bridals at Chetola Resort
Dawn Marie Photography
Dawn Marie Photography
Dawn Marie Photography
Dawn Marie Photography
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I’d be amazed if you could make it through the photos of their day without tearing up. Michael absolutely adores his bride, and he got all the feels when he saw her from across the aisle. The emotion was contagious, and we were all just as caught up in the moment, reaching for tissues. This was a movie wedding, y’all! Plus, this fashion-forward couple (Michael included) pulled off a stunning fall wedding, too (give me allll the cobalt!). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

fall wedding venues, mountain wedding venues
fall wedding venues, mountain wedding venues
fall wedding venues, mountain wedding venues
fall wedding venues, mountain wedding venues
fall wedding venues, mountain wedding venues
Dawn Marie Wedding Photography

Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock | North Carolina Mountains 

Chetola Resort Blowing Rock is nestled within the rolling North Carolina mountains. The 73-acre mountain retreat is a full-service bed and breakfast with a cozy cabin vibe, and the grounds are completely breathtaking, especially in the fall. The colorful foliage, green lawn, and tall evergreens offer a picture-perfect backdrop for your fall wedding day.

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Dawn Marie Wedding Photography
Dawn Marie Wedding Photography
Dawn Marie Wedding Photography
Dawn Marie Wedding Photography
Dawn Marie Wedding Photography
Dawn Marie Wedding Photography
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While you can certainly host your ceremony and reception inside, I highly recommend exchanging vows beneath the boughs of the trees in full color for a fall wedding (or any season, really). The resort also has a large balcony for cocktail hour or taking sunset photos. 

As a premier wedding venue, they have a selection of wedding rentals and services to choose from as well.

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family portraits wedding
family portraits wedding
family portraits wedding
family portraits wedding
family portraits wedding
family portraits wedding
family portraits wedding
family portraits wedding
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Chetola Resort Wedding Ceremony Locations

  • Gazebo by the Lake – Up to 250 guests, 35 inside gazebo
  • The Willow Tree – Seasonal, May-October, up to 250 guests
  • Peninsula Point – Lakeside, up to 250 guests
  • Evergreen Room – Up to 150 guests
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort Wedding Reception Locations

  • Arbor by the Lake – Up to 40 guests 
  • Evergreen Room – Up to 100 guests, or 85 with dance floor
  • Lakeside Tent – Up to 250 guests
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort

Honeymoon at Chetola

You can take a long weekend and relax with your guests or make it a private honeymoon. (They do have honeymoon and spa packages available, plus discounts for 3-night stays.)

fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort
fall wedding at Chetola Resort

Their suites include garden whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and comfy balconies overlooking the property. They also have an indoor pool and indoor spa area. The property sprawls along the Pisgah National Forest, and you have trail access from Chetola Resort. If you get hungry, Chetola Resort is home to Timberlake’s Restaurant, which features chef-inspired culinary dishes, plus Headwater’s Pub and live music on the lake.

fall wedding at Chetola Resort
Chetola Resort
Chetola Resort

Need More Info on Chetola Weddings?

I’m happy to help. Connect with Dawn Marie Photography, North Carolina Wedding Photographer here for more information or to book your wedding photography package.

Wedding Details

Venue | Chetola Resort   
Photographer | Dawn Marie Photography    
Bridal Shop | New York Bride & Groom 
Hair & Makeup | Glow Beauty Charlotte   

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Dawn started her career in fine art wedding photography in 2012 on the foundation of genuine connection. She provides comfort for her clients through her down to earth personality and playfulness that allows them to show genuine interactions and emotions with one another in front of the camera. Capturing the essence of their relationship and the love they have for each other, with an editorial composition.

At home, Dawn is a wife and mother, living on a ranch in North Carolina. Spending quality time with family and dear friends, traveling, and having experiences is what drives her. Her family also fosters children and is active in fighting for all foster kids and their needs. 
 
Being able to have fun with her family, travel and share experiences is all because of the blessings God has given her and never taken for granted.

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