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Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal

Looking for a romantic location for your Wedding, Elopement or Vow Renewal ceremony? The McKinley Edwards Inn is the perfect place for you. What could be more romantic than a beautiful 100-year-old inn tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains?

We will be happy to show you the many areas on our grounds that would be perfect for your special ceremony. Our terraced patio is a wonderful place for a reception, and, in the event of inclement weather, we have our glassed-in dining area as a back-up.

Our inn has 13 rooms and a two-bedroom cabin which means you and your guests could have the entire inn to yourselves. Our on-site wedding coordinator can customize a wedding package for you that includes everything from flowers to catering as well as fun local activities for you and your guests.

Discover how the McKinley Edwards Inn can make your special day worry free by requesting a no-obligation quote or speaking with our wedding coordinator.

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Our inn has a spacious 800 square foot event room which is perfect for off-site meetings, luncheons or training sessions. The room can be set to your specifications in classroom, U-shape, rounds or hollow square. We will supply tablecloths and skirting if necessary. Catering can be provided by our inn for your convenience.

Bridal/Baby Showers

Our inn is the perfect place for your next bridal or baby shower. Whether you want a small, intimate space or a much larger indoor-outdoor space, we can accommodate your needs. The McKinley Edwards Inn gives you a blank canvas to decorate as you like to make our space your space. Catering can be provided by our inn for your convenience.


Whether you are planning a reunion for your family, friends or classmates, staying at the McKinley Edwards Inn will guarantee to make it memorable. We have 13 large guest rooms as well as a two-bedroom cabin complete with a fully equipped kitchen. Our eager staff will be happy to help provide catered meals in our glassed-in dining room or make reservations in one of Bryson City’s many restaurants. Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains offers you so many fun activities in the area to enjoy. Riding the train, rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking and beautiful waterfalls are only a few of the things you can do with your friends and family. Please check with us on special group rates for your reunion.

Automotive Clubs

The McKinley Edwards Inn welcomes all automotive clubs and the enthusiasm and excitement they bring to our inn. The Great Smoky Mountains offer an abundance of fun and challenging routes for all car and bike enthusiasts. The Dragon, Cherohala Skyway and the Blue Ridge Parkway are some of the most popular routes used by automotive groups. We are proud to be a recommended inn for the MINIs on the Dragon event as well as a favorite stop for Harley Davidson riders.

McKinley Edwards Inn
208 Arlington Avenue
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713


McKinley Edwards Inn was formerly the Charleston Inn.
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