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!"

Lake Lure- Chimney Rock Weddings

Wedding photoHow would it feel to have all of your closest friends and family in one location for the most momentous day of your life? The Esmeralda offers a truly serene location for a wedding and reception. It is hard to imagine a more peaceful location for such an event. The Inn is equipped with two large dining areas including a lounge and restaurant space, a professional grade kitchen, beautiful front porches and outdoor deck. Our photo backdrop is Chimney Rock mountain. Our Inn grounds have several wonderful fountains and a beautiful cascading waterfall.

Picture yourself in front of one of the most beautiful natural backdrops in Western North Carolina. This is just one of the great spots we can offer for your wedding ceremony. We emphasize the natural beauty which is the Hickory Nut Gorge, when helping you choose the location for your event.

You must see the Wedding Arbor on the front lawn of the property! This is yet another lovely and intimate spot for your ceremony. The Arbor was recently finished and is already becoming a popular spot.

Come see how your Esmeralda wedding can look!

The owners of The Esmeralda Inn are on-site. We and our great staff understand the amount of work that will go into your big weekend. We want your special day to be a complete success, and will work with you throughout the planning of your event or wedding to ensure it is just the way you imagined it could be.

We would like to let you know that we specialize in groups of 20-80. Our Inn has more than 100 years of history and success. We are confident that once you visit us, there is no other place where you will feel more comfortable. Take a look at our Esmeralda Inn photo gallery, and read about the wedding packages we offer. You can also find us on Facebook: The Esmeralda.


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Lake Lure Wedding-Rehearsal Dinners

The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant would love to host your wedding rehearsal dinner. We understand that due to our quaint size, some weddings are just too large for us. Whether you are having a Lake Lure Inn wedding or at another wonderful event facility, let the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant host your rehearsal dinner party. We specialize in a very warm and friendly atmosphere. With more than 100 years of experience you can be sure that the Esmeralda and its staff will create the perfect evening. Party sizes from  20-80 are just right for the historic setting of the Esmeralda Inn & restaurant. We have some of the prettiest grounds in Hickory Nut Gorge. Total Inn stay and dine rental packages are always available. Also, see our wedding rehearsal dinner package.

The Esmeralda Restaurant will always adapt our hours of operation to accommodate our contracted Special Functions and Events!

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


Exceptional Food For Your Event

Whether you are in search of a wedding weekend package or a great rehearsal dinner, the Esmeralda casual dining restaurant staff know how to throw you a party. Our food offerings can be as simple as Mac n Cheese or a pig roast to as elegant as a 9 course formal sit down. If you can dream it we will create it. Drop by for a meal and give us a try. We know you will fall in love.