The lobby is a beautiful rustic place to relax.Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed.Rocking chairs for relaxing on the porch.Enjoy an exquisite dinner in our gourmet restaurant.Fine furnishings and ambiance.Enjoy our beautiful spa and patio.The Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC


"Quiet Setting overlooking the Broad River"

"We could see Chimney Rock from our porch."

"So close to Lake Lure!"

Western North Carolina Wedding Packages

Between now and July 30th
Save $750.00

On any 2-Day Destination 2015 Wedding

Our goal at the Esmeralda is to make each wedding plan specific to your ideas and dreams. From simple plans to the most elaborate ones, our team will always work to make sure that your weekend is memorable. If you can dream it, let's create it together.

We welcome you to come today for a tour. We are happy to arrange an Inn stay and tasting as part of your wedding planning. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour.

We offer several different wedding packages, some described below. All Esmeralda wedding weekends are created with your specific requests in mind!

***Esmeralda Low Season Weddings***

Fireplace ceremony. Enjoy the warmth of our huge indoor spaces.

January 2nd. through April 15th. Other dates may be available.

Special *$4595.00 Inn Only


Complete Package to (50) Guests


includes everything listed:

  • Complimentary Stay and Tasting
  • Inn Rental (2) Nights
  • (14) Guest Rooms
  • All Event Space
  • S'mores Open Fire Roast
  • Rehearsal Dinner up to 25 Guests
  • Reception Hors D'oeuvres
  • Reception Dinner up to 50 Guests
  • Wedding Cake
  • Dance Area
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Trained Staff
  • Game Room, Outdoor Fire Place
  • Setup/Breakdown
  • Taxes and Gratuity

Special Flower Season Weddings

Choose from our garden arbor, indoor fireplace area or another offsite location. The gardens are beautiful this time of year.

May through June

Fall Season Wedding

Enjoy the cooler evenings; trees are changing, an outdoor patio fire, and our 16 person jacuzzi will just add to the weekend.

Sept through Early November

Cost Saving All Season Wedding

Pick your season and enjoy all of the amenities offered
for that time of year. Book Sunday through Thursday and let us take some of the costs out of your wedding. The same great service and time as a weekend wedding for:  “Big Savings.”  -  January-December

Esmeralda Wedding Weekend Package

At the Esmeralda, our weddings are more than just a four hour event. Our wedding stay packages combine your glorious wedding and reception day with a weekend of family and friends. Time and time again guests who have stayed with us tell us that the Esmeralda was the perfect venue to enjoy their extended families while celebrating their marriage. Was the last wedding you attended just too short to be enjoyable?

This package is offered throughout the entire year:

  • Check-in Friday and Stay Until Sunday
  • Entire Inn Rental (14) Rooms for (2) nights
  • Use of Game and Entertainment Room
  • Use of Outdoor Jacuzzi Spa with  Stone Fireplace.
  • Use of Pantry Kitchen for Refreshments and Snacks
  • Main Lobby Ceremony
  • Free Garden Wedding Arbor
  • Reception Venue Space Included
  • Standard Table Linen, Place Settings and Glassware
  • From Pig Roast to 9 Course Tasting, Let Us Create It Special For Your Event
  • Reception Food Pricing Starting at $49.00 Per/Guest
  • Rehearsal Dinner Pricing Starting at $39.00 Per/Guest
  • Set-Up / Breakdown
  • Wedding Cakes Done By Our Exclusive Baker.

Weekend Itinerary Example:

  • Check-in Friday.
  • Rehearsal Dinner Friday Evening.
  • Relax Around Our Outdoor Patio Fire Place or Enjoy Our Game Room. How about S'mores?
  • Unwind in the 16 person in-ground Jacuzzi.
  • Night Photos.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast.
  • Prepare for the Wedding. Spa Services Available On-Site. Dressing Area.
  • Wedding Ceremony On-Site or Off. Lobby, Garden or Arbor Ceremony Recommended.
  • Wedding Reception.
  • Dance your first dance on the "Dirty Dancing" dance floor.
  • Sunday Family Good Bye Brunch.

The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant specializes in small to mid-size weddings. By limiting a wedding size to no more than 80 guests we can assure our guests a wonderful wedding weekend. Some slightly larger group sizes may be available. All wedding weekends are created to the requests of each party. We are not a banquet facility. Please feel free to make special requests.

Esmeralda Low Season Elopement Wedding Package

$1050 + tax includes everything listed below:

  • Available January through March 2015
  • Ceremony Space
  • Main Dining Room Reception
  • NO Food and Beverage Minimums:
  • Set-Up / Breakdown
  • Cake Cutting

Other Elopement packages may be available throughout the year. Please check with us on possible dates.

Esmeralda Low Season Wedding and Elopement Stay Package


$4,595.00 + tax includes everything listed below:

Available January through April 15th. ($4595.00)
Entire Inn Rental (14) Rooms
Use of Game and Entertainment Room
Use of Pantry Kitchen
Fire Place Ceremony
Main Dining Room Reception
Standard Table Linen, Place Settings and Glassware
NO Food and Beverage Minimums:
Food Packages starting as low as $46.00 Per/Guest
Set-Up / Breakdown
Wedding Cakes prepared by contract baker


Esmeralda Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Package

$2,300.00 + tax and gratuity includes everything listed below:

  • Available January through April 15th
  • Up to 50 Guests Served Buffet Style
  • Choice of 2 main menu entrees
  • All Menu Choices Include 2 Vegetable Dishes, 1 Starch,  Side Salads and Breads
  • Dessert Sampler Trays
  • White Table Linen
  • Imported  flatware and china
  • Uniformed Wait Staff

Other Rehearsal Dinner packages may be available throughout the year. Please check with us on possible dates.

Please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour.