Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace Historic Site




Nestled in the idyllic Reems Creek Valley in the shadow of the Blue Ridge peaks, the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace Historic Site offers a unique venue for a rustic mountain wedding. Built in the late 18th century, this pioneer farmstead embodies the quaint charm of mountain living and Southern hospitality. The property and its structures have been reconstructed to celebrate the original birthplace of Zebulon B. Vance, a Civil War officer and prominent political leader of the Tar Heels. The facility offers several original buildings that can serve as a backdrop to your big day. The homestead is made from hewn yellow pine logs and featuring two enormous fireplaces with original chimney. Period-appropriate furnishings decorate the house, adding that final touch of authenticity to the magnificent structure. Nearby picnic shelters allow you to dine beneath the stars with the historic buildings, fine mountains, and lush fields of grasses as your backdrop!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 50 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 7:00PM. Venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $220 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding with no reception is $100 for 2 hours and $20 per hour after. Additional receptions hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr for up to 2 hours. A refundable security deposit of $150 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace Historic Site is estimated at between $1,292 and $5,086 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.





Amenities Included

Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 7:00PM