We designed the Golden Horseshoe as a warm and welcoming home for your wedding day, where everything you need is right at hand. Join us on a virtual tour and take a look at the gardens, outdoor ceremony deck and pond. We'll step inside too, so you can check out the cozy front parlors each with a stone fireplace, the bright and airy twinkle-light-filled reception room, and the upstairs dressing suites for each partner.
We can't wait to show you around!
take a virtual video tour
his historic, cozy, charming venue has a personality all of its own.
golden horseshoe inn circa 1827
Built in 1827, this building originally served as a stagecoach inn for travelers crossing the Blue Ridge mountains through the Swift Run Gap. From the historic white columns in the front, to the cheerful side garden, and out back to the wedding deck overlooking the pond - we love it here!
cozy charm to make you feel at home
Featuring two front parlors for guests to relax and enjoy cocktail hour, two upstairs dressing suites, and a light and airy reception room (that can also be used as an indoor ceremony space) with original brick feature wall, and twinkle lights in the windows. Come and take a look at each room with us!
your very own wedding inventory
One of the ways we love to serve our couples and help them save money is by offering a prop inventory right here onsite at the venue! Each Golden Horseshoe couple is welcome to use any items in our inventory to help create the wedding look they are dreaming of, without any added expense.
Hanna & Nick
Hanna and Nick shared a beautiful wedding day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn on May 15, 2021. Their bright and cheerful color scheme of Navy and Scarlet was stunning. And the bride and groom slipped away prior to the ceremony to share personal vows on Skyline Drive - so sweet!
katrina & Kyle
This gorgeous wedding had all the special holiday vibes without being "Christmas-y" if you know what I mean. A rich color palette of hunter green and gold filled the venue with warmth and cheer. And we even made it to the mountaintop for some stunning winter wedding photos!
kelsey & Adam
Kelsey had so many beautiful and creative ideas for her fall wedding. She made a lot of the floral arrangements herself, from flowers she grew at home. So much autumn beauty here!
Alison & Richard
This sweet couple celebrated their late summer wedding in style. Shades of ivory and blue kept things light and airy. We loved the way our bride and groom personalize their ceremony too!
Amber & Alicia
Alice in Wonderland anyone? This unique wedding day was as beautiful and whimsical as our two brides themselves! Lots of fun details delighted and surprised the guests, including tiny mad hats, hand painted signs and even a Cheshire cat peeking out out from behind the cake!
kayley & Nick
An absolutely stunning winter wedding day. A color scheme of hunter green and ivory set the tone for warmth and merriment. Kayley and Nick had a beautiful indoor wedding ceremony.
e started out our wedding journey hosting small elopements at a Bed and Breakfast we used to own. But we quickly realized A) We LOVED elopements and small weddings way more than Innkeeping, and B) We wanted our couples to have COMPLETE PRIVACY!!!...with no other non-wedding guests around! We think our couples deserve a distraction free day that is purely about them. That's when we created our business Weddings at the Golden Horseshoe Inn way back in 2009! Heather (wedding planner, owner and photographer) Monique (Assistant Wedding Planner and Officiant) and Stephen (cinematography) delight in the uniqueness of each couple we have the honor of serving. 14 years and over 600 weddings later, we still get teary during the "first look", still oooh and ahhh over the gorgeous attire and sentimental details, and have learned a thing or two about helping our couples "get to the good part" and leave stress and worry behind!
We know your time is valuable. And we know this is a BIG decision.
That's why we've shared EVERYTHING right here on this site!
No "call for pricing", no hard sell, no tricky hidden fees.
You've found the perfect partner, and we hope you've just found the perfect venue!
We can't wait to hear from you!
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We are grateful so many couples have chosen
Golden Horseshoe to host their wedding day.
Cancellations are rare, but should a cancellation happen, we will post the date above as soon as we know it is available.
We regret that we are not able to maintain a waitlist.
Click below to see our 2024 Dates!
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Wedding dates are booked on a first come, first served basis, when a contract and retainer are returned for a date.
When you are ready to book, fill out our READY TO BOOK A DATE FORM and we'll confirm your date is available.
We'll immediately email over a secure link where your retainer can be paid, and a Contract you can each sign electronically.
Once both your contract and retainer have been received by us, your reservation is complete.
We'll email over a receipt and a detailed wedding planning packet so we can get started helping you create an amazing day!
A few things to note:
- A $500 non refundable retainer is required to book your date
- This retainer fee is deducted from your final amount due
- Your final payment is due 3 weeks prior to your wedding date
- Dates are booked on a first come, first served basis
- Due to the number of couples considering a Golden Horseshoe Wedding,
we regret we are not able to "hold" dates
THE BOUTIQUE WEDDING &
THE AFTERNOON TEA WEDDING
Can be booked up to 2 years in advance
there is no minimum requirement for booking a wedding,
we can easily host short notice weddings
"I cannot thank Heather and her team enough. We gave her one inspiration picture and a brief description of what we envisioned and she created the most beautiful, special, personalized wedding day for us. She made the entire process easy and stress free and everything exceeded all of our expectations. In addition to being an amazing wedding planner, she is an incredible photographer! Her pictures are magazine quality and we are so thankful that we will have these memories to cherish for years to come. For any brides who have had to rework their weddings due to COVID or are considering a smaller wedding even in non-COVID times, I would HIGHLY recommend GHI. -Colleen and Derrick
We truly couldn’t have asked for anything better. Having the all inclusive feel takes the stress out of planning a wedding. From the delicious cake to perfectly designed flowers, to in-house photography and cinematography..., as well as a provided officiant that made our ceremony extra special…. we really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. If you’re questioning having a smaller, intimate ceremony…. Look no further!!! The GHI is the place for you". - Kayley and Nick
If I could rate Golden Horseshoe Inn 50 stars it still wouldn't be enough. From the planning to the day of, everything was just so effortless. Every detail, every moment, and every aspect of the entire day was, for lack of a better word, perfect. Weddings can often be stressful but that was not the case for us... we had FUN. Our cheeks hurt by the end of the day from smiling and laughing so much. Our photos are simply breathtaking and we will cherish them for the rest of our lives. I could go on and on about all the amazing things that should make you chose GHI but there is no reason better than the folks that come with it. My husband and I felt completely at home with Heather and Monique and you just can't put a price on that. Not one single regret. - Skye and Sam
"We found GHI and it was like all of our wishes had been granted. Getting married with GHI was the absolute best decision. The team at GHI is truly a dream team. We gave them a vision of what we were thinking and they made it come to life. The decor was beautiful. Our cake was delicious, really pretty too. Between Heather & Monique, the day moved very smoothly and there was never an awkward moment of “what’s next”. All of our family and friends felt very welcome. GHI is very LGBT+ friendly. My wife and I felt very supported and the GHI family was genuinely happy for us. Choosing an all inclusive wedding was the best option for us. We wanted a beautiful wedding without the stress of planning it and that’s exactly what we experienced. - Amanda and McKenzie
Pricing, Available Dates & Package Details are RIGHT HERE on our website.
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Magazine May / June 2021 Issue