Destination Weddings

Celebrate your union close to nature with unparalleled views of the New River Gorge and the surrounding West Virginia wilderness. We offer a complete package to ease your worries on your big day.

Adventures On The Gorge boasts of different venues within our resort that can accommodate wedding parties for up to 250 guests. Whether you want to have your ceremony outdoors or indoors with a scenic view, there is a venue that can fit your theme and budget.

We strive to provide you with the complete package: from the venue, facilities, lodging for you and your guests, restaurants, catering, and even a dedicated wedding coordinator. To complete your experience, we also have a wealth of activities for you and your guests to enjoy before and after the wedding, ranging from wilderness hikes to thrilling ziplines and exhilarating whitewater rafting.

We’d love to have the opportunity to host your group in our facility. Get in touch with us with your requirements, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Private Parties

Aside from adventure, we also know how to throw a party! Get the gang together for an evening of dinner and dancing, and let us worry about the details so you can spend more time with the people who matter the most.

A knee has been taken. A question has been asked… and answered. Now the planning begins. You should know that there is no more beautiful outdoor wedding venue than Adventures on the Gorge—the only wedding location that literally overhangs the rim of West Virginia's New River Gorge, America’s newest National Park.

Check-out some of our best New River Gorge wedding moments. Because let’s face it—every wedding is unforgettable in its own way, but only an Adventures on the Gorge wedding takes your day to a whole other level of unforgettable.

Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Wedding at Adventures on the Gorge

1. The View: With this scenery, who would not want to tie the knot here? Our campus is located directly on the rim of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia. Conveniently located 20 minutes North of Beckley and one hour from Charleston, you and your guests can still escape reality, while all the essentials are available within a short walk or drive.

2. The Details: Dare to be different! Every bride struggles with the details of a wedding, but you can benefit from combining elements of traditional and modern. Simply picking us as your venue screams unique! Look for things outside of the box, such as serving breakfast food for your reception. Use antique-style photographs of your families as table decorations to signify the uniting of old and new. Set up beverage stations that will wow your guests from mimosa bar, bloody mary bar or coffee bar. Don’t forget the party favors. We have seen everything from homemade jam and honey, playing cards with an image of the new river gorge bridge for remembrance. It's your day! Make it memorable!

3. Family and Friends: Of course, your day would not be complete without family and friends, especially the wedding party! Treat them. After all, they are stressing right along with you. Plan a pre-wedding brunch for your bridesmaids at a deluxe cabin or a night of football and wings at Chetty's Pub for the groomsman. Want something bigger? Plan an entire week of adventure activities prior to or following your nuptials. Is there any better way to celebrate a marriage then the happy couple hurtling through the forest on a zip line or bombing the exhilarating rapids of America's best whitewater?

4. The Vendors: Have your cake and eat it, too! Our event coordinator can offer suggestions or recommendations on area vendors to book for your wedding. Want an elaborate cake with four tiers and fondant flowers? No problem. Live band instead of DJ? Sure, we can do that. How about an evening reception on our lower deck or pool overlooking the pristine gorge with glowing lanterns, sparkling cocktail glasses and a checkered black and white dance floor buzzing with guests? You bet! Anything within the reach of our staff and vendors is yours for the taking.

5. The First Kiss: In order to get to that first kiss as husband and wife, you might be struggling with what to do about an officiant or marriage licensing, especially for a destination wedding. The State of West Virginia requires all couples have a valid marriage license before the service. If you are a state resident, you should obtain your license in the county in which you live. If you are not a resident, you can obtain your marriage license in Fayette County at the office of the County Clerk. We also can assist in contacting a local minister, rabbi or priest for your ceremony.

6. The Facilities: Our facilities are one-of-a-kind! Smokey's On the Gorge, our premier restaurant, is the hub of it all when it comes to weddings. From an intimate ceremony overlooking the New River Gorge on our pool deck to our open-air pavilion for the ultimate celebration, we will make it happen. We also offer deluxe and rustic lodging, 3 restaurants and over 30 different adventure activities to choose from.

7. The Food: Have I mentioned the food? We know you will probably be bringing your own cake and favors, but our culinary staff can certainly satisfy your taste buds. Our premier restaurant, Smokey's On the Gorge, caters weddings and is renowned for gourmet buffet style dining. From Caribbean Jerk Pork Loin to Cavatappi with Shrimp, Scallops & Pesto Cream plus everything in between, our seasoned kitchen staff can customize a menu to your taste. Not looking for a buffet, we can create a custom plated meal as well.

8. Fun: We're the fun wedding! Whether young or old, everyone has a good time here. Make sure to add on your adventure activities such as rafting and zip lining or rent out Rendezvous Lodge for some after-hours fun. Or just take the kids to Canyon Falls Pool!

9. The View Again: Ok, I realize I have already drilled this into your brain, but our views are simply AMAZING! There is no being modest. They rock!

10. Happily Ever After: There you have it! Think Adventures on the Gorge is exactly what you've been looking for? Call us! Our event coordinator would love to speak with you. After all, we want every couple to complete their journey and find a fairy tale ending!