Asheville North Carolina Wedding Reception Sites and Wedding Celebration Traditions

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Wedding Celebration Traditions in WNC

When Mountain folk married, they returned to one of their parents homes. As soon as the couple goes to bed, Neighbors, friends, and relatives arrive for the wedding reception or shivaree. Everyone enters the newlyweds bedroom. The newlyweds were then lifted out of bed by the men guests and "rode on a pole." Four men put a rail on their shoulders and then the groom is put astride of the rail and carried throughout the area with much whooping and carrying on. Meanwhile, the women folk would tie cow bells under the wedding bed.

The Grove Park Inn is an ideal place for your wedding reception in Asheville North Carolina. Your wedding party can stay at the inn for the festivities.


Renaissance Hotel
31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC


The Black Forest
2155 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC


The Blake House Inn - Historic Site
150 Royal Pines Dr.
Arden, NC


Orchard at Broadmoor
22 Celebration Place
Asheville, NC


Quality Inn & Suites
201 Sugarloaf Rd.
Hendersonville, NC