North Carolina Weddings, Honeymoons , Elopements and Renewals

Dreaming Bear Lodge offers the perfect setting for your Western North Carolina Destination Wedding. Quiet and picturesque, hidden and  lovely, the scenic mid-range mountain veiws make our observation deck the perfect backdrop to your special ceremony.


North Carolina Wedding and Honeymoon Destination

Dreaming Bear Lodge offers not only gorgeous mountain range views to compliment your special day, but also features a garden sanctuary with a winding path if you have your heart set on walking down the aisle. We offer packages that vary from a day event, with a minimum of 3 night stay for honeymoon packages. Dreaming Bear Lodge is the perfect venue for your destination wedding, elopement or vow renewal and can accommodate 8-10 family and friends in a charming, intimate rustic 2000 square feet vacation rental home.

Here is some information you may need to plan – and enjoy – your special day!

Getting Your License
Swain County Administration Building
Register of Deeds
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Issued: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $60. No waiting period

Required Identification
You do not have to be a resident of North Carolina, however you must have proof of age and your social security card.
If you are under 21 you must have a certified copy of your birth certificate, your Social Security card and a picture ID. If you are over 21 you will need your Social Security card and a picture ID.

Licenses from other Counties in NC
Licenses are valid if issued in any county of North Carolina; however they must be returned for filing to county of origin. If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse’s death must be supplied. If the divorce was within 90 days, a signed copy of the divorce decree will need to be shown.

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.