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The Best Places to Elope in North Carolina By Season
Choosing a time of year to elope can be difficult when each season in North Carolina is so different!! In this blog post, I break down the specifics of each season including weather, average temperatures, road closures to be aware of, vendor availability, and my recommendations of the best places to elope during each season.
Winter in Asheville lasts from December – February. Highs in the city are usually in the 40s and 50s. The higher elevation you go in the mountains, the colder it will get. The city will rarely get snowfall, trails on the parkway will usually be snow covered starting in January. Parts of the parkway will be closed due to ice from November – late March. Click here to read my blog post: “5 Tips for a Flawless Winter Wedding”.
No tourists. For most places on the east coast, tourist season is during the summer and fall months. Once it starts getting colder, less people are visiting which means you won’t run into as many tourists on trails.
Winter is beautiful. Although Charlotte gets barely any snow, the mountains will get some snow in the winter!! So if you’re dreaming of a snowy elopement in NC, it’s totally possible.
Vendors are less booked. Busy season for wedding vendors is in the summer/fall, and by December, most of us have less on our calendar, which means more availability for you!!
Limited location options. A lot of locations are less accessible in the winter due to snow and ice. Parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway are closed from Nov-March due to dangerous conditions, so that limits the amount of locations you have to choose from.
Spring in Asheville lasts from March – May. Flowers will begin to bloom on the parkway in late March, making spring the best season to see wildflowers!! Highs in the 60s-70s and lows in the 40s-50s. Scattered rainfall and bright sunny days.
In my opinion, spring temps are the best for elopements. Cooler at night and in the morning, and it warms up during the day.
Less tourists in comparison to the summer & fall.
Wildflowers begin to bloom, snow melts and everything turns green again!!
Spring can be a very rainy time of year, and the weather is a little unpredictable.
Best Places to Elope:
The parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway that close during the winter usually open again by early April, making that the perfect time to elope on the parkway before tourist season!!
The Blue Ridge Parkway in late September or early November
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