The Pond at Laurel Cove

828.442.8631

1718 Bat Cave Road
Mailing address: P.O. Box 939
Old Fort, North Carolina 28762
USA

©2019 by The Pond at Laurel Cove.

The Pond at Laurel Cove

Come Celebrate with Us

The Pond at Laurel Cove is the newest outdoor Wedding Venue in Western North Carolina- just 30 minutes east of Asheville, 90 minutes northeast of Greenville, SC and less than 2 hours northwest of Charlotte.  Our venue is romantic and elegant, rustic and natural.  The Pond sits on 16 acres in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and has several ceremony sites to choose from.  We can accommodate small, intimate weddings up to larger weddings of 150 guests.  We have a basic venue rental package or we can put together an all-inclusive package which allows us to take the stress and anxiety out of the wedding planning process.  You are still in control of ALL the decisions- from the customized menu, to the selection of flowers to your stunning cake! We want you and your friends and family to spend the time enjoying your wedding and not worrying about confirming vendors, decorating tables or tearing down when the wedding is over.  We partner with amazing vendors that include designers, florists, caterers, musicians, photographers, videographers and pastors- we believe that every guest deserves the royal treatment. Contact us to learn how we can make your special day everything you’ve dreamed of....… and more.

About Us

The Pond at Laurel Cove has been in the Ellis family for close to 50 years and is owned by Patrick and Lisa Ellis.  The pond was built by Patrick's father, Dr. George Ellis, in 1972 as a water source for a pasture of horses.  In 2010 our modern farmhouse was built on the site and 8 years later we decided the property was just too beautiful to keep to ourselves.  We opened up the property as a wedding venue in July 2019 and want others to start their dreams on this stunning piece of property.  We are sure you will fall in love with the property just as we have.

At Your Service

What We Provide

There is nothing more important for your special event than knowing that every detail is taken care of.  The team at The Pond at Laurel Cove can put together an all-inclusive package for you, offering you all the services you need — from Wedding Planning to Catering to the "I Do's"— to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Book our event venue today and make sure you reserve the best date available.

Catering

Catering

Professional and Beautiful

Dependable service is at the foundation of every great Laurel Cove wedding. Our dedicated and detail-oriented venue staff guarantee the success of your special occasion by providing personalized Catering services that meet and exceed expectations. Our caterer elevates any event with a variety of Catering options to perfectly compliment your celebration.

Wedding

Wedding Planning

Exceeding Expectations

The Pond at Laurel Cove is committed to excellence both as a stunning venue space and with the services we provide. We customize each wedding for our Clients using their colors and ideas. Our wedding coordinator stays in close touch to the bride to ensure it is the wedding of her dreams.  The entire Laurel Cove team is here to serve you!

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Musicians & Entertainment

An Exquisite Experience

These services are a wonderful way to add a unique element to your special event. Regardless of what your Musicians & Entertainment needs are, we guarantee that the Laurel Cove team can manage every request to your precise specifications. From violinist, to acoustic guitar to DJ for your reception- our Musicians & Entertainment services are ready for your celebration.

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Photography/Videography

Lasting Memories

Every wedding needs beautiful pictures and video to remember every detail of your special day.  At The Pond at Laurel Cove, with our stunning settings, we guarantee your photos and videos will be more than amazing!  Our photographers are experts at capturing the beautiful moments of your special day.

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“Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour”

Walt Whitman

Our Wedding Venue Packages

We have thought of everything so you can enjoy your special day.

We want this to be a dream day for you!

View our packages using the link below or contact us today and we will be happy to work up a quote for you based on your unique needs.

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Contact Us

Get in touch with us when you’re ready to plan your special day or come tour our venue. We’ll be happy to work with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Your Answers Here

Do I need to make an appointment for a site visit?

Yes - Our private residence is on-site, plus we do not want to interfere with current weddings that may be taking place.  Please call 828-442-8631 or email hello@thepondatlaurelcove.com to schedule a site visit.

Can you create a small, intimate setting at your venue?

Certainly!  We are happy to accommodate even the smallest of weddings.  We will customize the perfect wedding to fit your needs.

We require strict dietary restrictions for our menu. Will you still be able to cater our wedding?

Absolutely!  Our caterers are able to modify any meals to accomodate any dietary restrictions.

Do we have to use your preferred vendors?

We highly suggest you use our vendors as they are "tried and true".  They are excellent at what they do and that is why we have chosen them as our preferred vendors.  We promise they will not disappoint!  But if you have specific vendors you want to use we are happy to discuss.

How much does it cost to hire a vendor through you?

We customize each wedding based on the bride/groom's wants and needs.  You will know the costs from each vendor so the final bill is completely transparent.  There are no hidden costs.

Do you have dressing rooms for the Bride and Groom?

We have a beautiful bridal suite for the bride and her bridesmaids.  There is an antique vanity, beautiful Victorian couch, and a crystal chandelier.  Along with a make-up counter, lights and seating for the bridesmaids. 


The groom and his groomsmen can lounge in the living room on the main floor of the farmhouse while they wait for the ceremony to begin.