An Asheville North Carolina WeddingWords by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of The Omni Grove Park Inn
It’s day two of our Destination: X week dedicated to all things North Carolina. Like we’ve mentioned before, Destination I Do doesn’t feature any destination or property in our magazine that someone from our team hasn’t personally visited. We’ve visited a handful of places throughout the state – ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Crystal Coast. Today we’re highlighting the hip, misty mountain setting of Asheville. Aside from being famous for its fall foliage and craft brewery scene, it’s almost home to the incredible Biltmore Estate. A must-see if you’re in the area. The gardens alone are worth the visit!
When it comes to a place to lay your head, we can strongly recommend a cozy stay at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Don’t let its stony façade fool you. Just within the ornate front doors you’ll find roaring fireplaces big enough to stand in and rocking chairs just waiting for you to take a seat. Set on a ridge overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic setting. The rooms have been renovated within the last few years and we can personally attest to the amazing artisanal breakfast buffet at Blue Ridge…Omni Grove Park Inn was rocking a donut wall well before it was popular! For a romantic, outdoor rehearsal dinner, Sunset Terrace can’t be beat.
Whether you’re visiting Asheville for your destination wedding or honeymoon, a day at The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn is an absolute can’t miss. Be sure to call ahead to reserve a day pass if you aren’t staying on-property. I’ve visited spas the world over and, even years later, I can’t say enough about the spa here. This 43,000 square-foot spa is in a class of its own. The subterranean spa features rock walls, arches and tunnels. Most impressive are the cavernous mineral pools with calming music below the water and thousands of fiber-optic stars above.
Best of all, this Asheville gem caters to love. Below, you’ll find a tempting, romantic package and some of the more popular options for a couples spa escape.
Love & Luxury Package
Experience the Love and Luxury Package while enjoying two mini bottles of Moet & Chandon Champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, a late check-out and more, all specially arranged by the concierge to ensure your stay is the perfect romantic getaway.
- Luxurious accommodations
- Concierge pre-call to assist with special romantic requests
- Two Mini-Bottles of Moet & Chandon Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries delivered to room
- Standard “romantic” turndown with robes, music and lighting
- Late check-out, 1:00 p.m.
Couple’s Retreat at The Spa
Loosen up at The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn with the Couple's Retreat treatment. Twenty water features, including numerous mineral-based pools, complement the subterranean spa with cavernous rock walls, arches and tunnels. Enjoy 43,000 square feet of peace and quiet along with two therapeutic waterfall pools as well as a lap pool blanketed with 6,500 fiber-optic stars and underwater music.
Two 50-minute tandem Grove Park Classic Massages, followed by an aromatic hydrotherapy bath in which you can simply relax, sip chilled champagne and enjoy chocolate covered strawberries. 110 minutes.
For our full review of The Omni Grove Park Inn, click here. For more information about the property, visit its website here. To learn more about the mountain destination of Asheville, North Carolina, click here. Please stay tuned in the coming days for fashion inspiration for your N.C. wedding and two real-life weddings!
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