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.
*When getting married on public lands, please make sure to follow all Leave No Trace principles and leave the trail better than you found it! You can learn more about Leave No Trace here.
Winter in Asheville lasts from December – February. The higher elevation you go in the mountains, the colder it will get. The city will rarely get snowfall, but 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.
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!!
Summer in Asheville lasts from June – August. Highs in the 80s, few days may go above 90. Nights will go down into the 60s. Sunny days and scattered afternoon thunderstorms.
Fall is one of my personal favorite times of year for elopements! The colors in the Blue Ridge Mountains are breathtaking, and the weather is cool and comfortable. The foliage will appear in early October and last until early November.
Small venues and parks that require reservations are the best places to elope in the fall, allowing you to get those beautiful fall colors without running into lots of tourists and hikers.
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April 1, 2021