Asheville Engagement Photography Locations

Some of our favorite areas for engagement photography in the Asheville area in no particular order.

View of downtown Asheville at Night

Downtown

Love the city, Asheville offers many engagement photography locations.  Start at Vance memorial and let us introduce you to some of the little-known nooks and crannies. North Market Street is another favorite, the street is brick with some great views of the Asheville skyline. If planned in advance it is possible to get access to some of the cool old building in downtown like the old Masonic Temple.

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Often referred too as the Asheville Botanical Gardens.  This is were I purposed to Julie so it holds a special place in our hearts.  It is located very close to UNCA within minutes of downtown Asheville. Entrance to Asheville Botanical Gardens is free.

The North Carolina Arboretum

Located outside of Asheville right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, exit at mile marker 393. This is a year round favorite! There is an entrance fee of 12.00 per car.

Picture of the Biltmore Estate from Diana

The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore is George Vanderbilts 8000-acre estate located in the heart of Asheville. This is certainly the most popular spot for engagement photos in Asheville. We posted a while back about our favorite Biltmore proposal locations. Entrance fee varies depending on the time of year, we recommend you call ahead especially if you would like to tour the house. Website

Example photo of Max Patch Engagement Photography Ideas

Max Patch

Max patch is the spot if you enjoy hiking and the outdoors.  Max Patch is a bald located on the Appalachian Trail.  It is about 1-hour drive to reach this the trailhead and only about 10-15 minutes to hike to the top. Your reward for making the trip are some of the best views in Western North Carolina. Directions

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Parkway run right through Asheville so it is ideally located.  If you are looking for outdoor engagement photography ideas just search for images on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville and prepare to be amazed! There are literally thousands of different spots to suit all outdoor enthusiast needs. One of our favourites is Craggy Garden when the rhododendron are blooming in the summer. Another favourite away from the crowds would be a walk along Flat Laurel creek near Black Balsam.

Waterfalls

Epic waterfall shoots are our specialty.  So many waterfalls, where to start? Dupont State Park outside of Brevard is a good start. Pantertown near Highlands has a day hike with 6 different large waterfalls. With some many waterfalls in our area surely one would be perfect fit.

Breweries

If you love craft beer, Asheville has some fantastic breweries.  The perfect way to get some candid moments for your engagement photos. In the past, we have spent 30-45 minutes shooting and having a beer at each brewery of your choice and finish up downtown on Market streets brick road after sunset. Sierra Nevada brewery by the airport is a great starting location; it has the largest outdoor area and some fantastic photography opportunities. Some Asheville breweries with directions:

Highland Brewing – 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Suite 200, Asheville
New Belgium Brewing – 21 Craven St, Asheville
Sierra Nevada Brewing – 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher
Oskar Blues Brewery – 342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard
Pisgah Brewing – 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain
Green Man Brewery – 23 Buxton Avenue, Asheville
Wicked Weed Brewing – 91 Biltmore St, Asheville
Funkatorium – 147 Coxe Ave, Asheville
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. – 675 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville
Asheville Brewing Company – 77 Coxe Avenue, Asheville
Burial Beer Co. – 40 Collier Ave, Asheville
Hi-Wire Brewing – 2A Huntsman Pl, Asheville
Ben’s Tune Up – 195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville
Wedge Brewing Company – 37 Paynes Way, Suite 001, Asheville
Bhramari Brewing – 101 S Lexington Ave, Asheville
Catawba Brewing – 32 Banks Ave, Asheville
UpCountry Brewing Co. – 1042 Haywood Rd, Asheville
OysterHouse Brewing Company – 625 Haywood Rd, Asheville
French Broad Brewing Co. – 101 Fairview Road #D, Asheville
Twin Leaf Brewery – 144 Coxe Ave, Asheville
One World Brewing – 10 Patton Ave, Asheville
The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery) – 39 N Lexington Ave, Asheville
Sweeten Creek Brewing – 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville
Mills River Brewery –  330 Rockwood Rd #103, Arden