Bel Air Affairs

61 Bel Air Drive, Horse Shoe, NC
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 100 people

About Bel Air Affairs

Bel Air Affairs captures the romance of a forgotten era with the amenities of the modern world. Your celebration on our unbelievable estate is guaranteed to be one of splendor and elegance! A beautiful on-site bridal suite is available for weddings in the main house. Say "I do" in our beautiful gazebo with the shining lake as your backdrop. For your reception, the beautiful ballroom, complete with a Steinway Grand Piano, 12 ft ceilings, and an oak dance floor, makes every photographed moment a treasure. On warmer days, you and your guests can continue your celebration onto the patio. No matter what you are celebrating, we look forward to making your event one-of-a-kind!

Event Pricing

Venue Rental
$500 - $1,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Bridal Suite
Bridal Suite
Outdoor Ceremony Area
Outdoor Ceremony Area


Beautiful Halloween Wedding - An Eventective User from Stedman, NC

The nicest people to work with. They made it so easy for me to plan our intimate family wedding. We had 20 guests and have room to dance and socialize and could have put another 20 people in the ballroom easily. The artwork can not be properly described in words. The beauty of the lovely art on the walls is even better than the mountain views. I highly rate this venue for any gathering. Extremely high class surroundings but yet still down to earth. I would use again in the future for any family event. Would love to do a murder mystery dinner there!

Management Response
hallow weenies is OK, but I like mine stuffed, with relish and bake-ed bean-ies on the side. The last 4 are yours, as the first four are already accounted for. Thanks for the + -a-tive review. Your party was not to be 4 gotten. Same time next year? Till then I'll be looking over for more clover. Cheers and best wishes to you and yours, Joy & Harold
Wedding - An Eventective User from Atlanta, GA

We had an amazing experience having our wedding here! Joy and Harold are wonderful to work with and the house is breathtakingly beautiful!

Management Response
Use to be in the hospitalization business, glad I made a career shift. The hospitality business is more fun. We are extremely appreciative of your review. May the good times continue. Blessings to your expanded family. Joy and Harold
Great venue for a beautiful wedding! - An Eventective User from Hendersonville, NC

We had our wedding ceremony at Bel Air Affairs on September 23rd and it was perfect! We set up outside by the lake, surrounded by trees, absolutely gorgeous. Harold and Joy were pleasant, hospitable, and very accommodating. My wife and I highly recommend this venue to anyone!

Management Response
Joy and I are thrilled to have hosted this very amiable affair. Happy honeymoon and all the good things that come after. Harold Reed
Our Son and Daughter in Law’s Wedding - An Eventective User from King, NC

Our son and daughter in law were married at Bel Air Affairs August 6,2023. We feel very fortunate to have found such a beautiful and unique place. The ceremony took place at the gazebo by the lake followed by the reception in the banquet room. We only had about 52 people so this accommodated us well. Most chairs and tables were provided. We did rent a few extra chairs and 4 more tables. Harold and Joy were very helpful and nice but also flexible and relaxed in helping with our needs. Always quick to answer emails and calls. This is the perfect place for your special occasion! Thanks so much to Harold and Joy!

Management Response
Blessings on your nuptials. Today is the beginning of your forever happy wedding! May it continue to bloom and inspire admiration for the love you have nurtured. We lift a glass to your joyous life together as you embark upon a love-filled journey. Yes, we watched from afar, but shared an intimate cordiality with your guests. Happiness and hoopla were palpable Joy and Harold
Perfect venue - An Eventective User from Sylva, NC

This was absolutely the most amazing venue. With so many places on the grounds to choose from to have your wedding. It was such a captivating estate and made my Fairytale wedding come to life. Harold and Joy were accommodating and great hosts. Thank you for blessing us with such An amazing place to share our special day!

Management Response
Thanks for the beautiful accolade. Our business continues to grow due to referrals from our customers. We sincerely thank you for recommending us. Remotely we are sharing your happiness and wish you well. Joy and Harold
Fantastic Place to Have Any Event - An Eventective User from Hendersonville , NC

We worked with Harold and Joy to plan our daughters wedding in February. They did an awesome job and were so gracious and so very very helpful with anything we needed to do or any questions that we had. They allowed us more than enough time to be able to set up and break down and they were always available to answer any questions. They were always there to help you. Their place is stunning. There are so many events that you could have there we highly recommend their venue, you won’t be disappointed. Great job, Harold and Joy

Management Response
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Sharing happiness is our goal. Joy and Harold
Absolutely stunning - An Eventective User from Sylva, NC

When I tell you this place made my fairytale wedding come true, there's no words to explain what that meant yo us! Everything went Amazing, there venue is to die for with multiple places on the grounds yo choose from for your ceremony and a grand ball room area for your reception. The sky is the limit with options to make your wedding day your own. Joy and Harold are amazing hosts and I can't thank them enough for allowing us to have our wedding at their estate.

Management Response
Thank you for gracing Bel Air Affairs. Your catering service was impressive. You're celebrating and in our hearts we are sharing the same vibs. Joy and Harold Have a blissful marriage.
Wedding - An Eventective User from Hendersonville

We held our sons wedding here. What a pleasure it was to work with Harold and Joy(owners) Their home is absolutely stunning! The art work is amazing and the grounds are breathtaking! The bridal suite is beautiful and spacious. So many photo opportunities! Harold and Joy are such a delightful couple and so helpful. They truly go above and beyond to make your event the best it can be. I highly recommend!!

Management Response
Thank you for gracing Bel Air Affairs. To share with such cordial people is heartening. Reveling is a shared activity.
A great wedding space! - An Eventective User from hendersonville, NC

Attending a wedding last weekend with about 80 people in attendance. A wonderful ceremony by the beautiful lake, and reception at the grand house. Wonderful hosts, unique paintings, and a great venue!

Management Response
Our business continues to grow due to referrals from our customers. We sincerely thank you for recommending us. Sharing and watching a festivity with lots of preparation bloom with unique décor and witness the pleasure of many happy guests is our way of having fun. You are making memories for both of us. It's all about celebration. We're always striving to make it special with your help. Joy and Harold
April 15th wedding - An Eventective User from Hendersonville , NC

Harold and Joy were an absolute blessing to find. Their home was not only beautiful, but filled with magnificent paintings. Harold and joy helped in every way they could. Even bringing out their car and helping clean up. Which was completely unnecessary but so helpful. Their kindness extends beyond words. Sweetest couple, nice property, and a beautiful day for a wedding. Thankful to them!

Management Response
Thank you for gracing our home. We were glad our venue could bring your bold imagination to life The Spinelli's and Green's are very sociable folks. You organized a first class wedding with gorgeous decorations. The tables were adorned with tall glass vases housing flickering candles, beautiful linens, and chair covers with bows. All bestowed a sense of formality, Not to mention an interactive DJ with a truck load of speakers, multicolored lights bouncing near and far, six subtle floor lanterns casting a blue haze, a silver screen projection show, one mixologist, and 2 (not one) catering teams offering a scrumptious food buffet (Michelin 5 star +). Photo ops and memories galore. What a spectacle!
Wonderful location with great hosts! - An Eventective User

Harold and Joy were such a pleasure to work with while we were planning and throwing a 1920’s themed party / 30th Anniversary Vow Renewal. The venue is beautiful and the pricing structure is extremely reasonable! We highly recommend booking this venue!

Management Response
Reply: Their 30th Anniversary Vow Renewal was sheer class. Tuxes, gowns, gracious help in formal wear. The tables were decorated with tall goose neck glass vases holding white feather plumes. The men wore matching boutonnieres. Hollywood costume artists and set designers would humbly bow with approval.. Our business continues to grow due to referrals from our customers. We sincerely thank you for recommending us. Permit me to revel with your commemoration. Joy and Harold with Bel Air Affairs
Grazie mille - An Eventective User from Brevard, NC

When we first visited the Bel Air chateau with gazebo on a huge tract of land with 6 acre lake, my fiancée said: “We've seen enough venues. This is it.” The availability of food warmers, so many table and chair options, and the hospitality shown by Joy and Harold were over the top. 12 foot ceilings, luxurious rest rooms, hardwood floors a la Newport and beautiful bridal suite right out of Architectural Digest were all reassuring factors. Anticipate a few potential bridal couples coming your way

Perfect of our needs - An Eventective User from Hendersonville, NC

Harold and Joy were wonderful hosts, eager to accommodate all of our needs. The venue was perfect for our outdoor wedding, which included 80 people and a cocktail-style reception. We highly recommend it.

Management Response
We are truly grateful to have been chosen to host this joyous celebration monitored by generations of family members and friends on both sides. The decorations were so inspiring and lavish, not to mention elegant trays of food and cakes, a non-stop concert pianist, and potted ferns. Was I at the Botanical Gardens? This marriage commences with tympanic glory, cheers, and good wishes. Blessing to Mr. and Mrs, and all their wonderful role models! Our applause continues.
Great place for a party - An Eventective User from FLETCHER, NC

We had the best time and the hosts are amazing people who really go out of their way to make sure your event is awesome!

Management Response
Thank you for the positive review. We enjoy getting you started and then rejoice with your satisfaction.
Incredible Experience - An Eventective User from Asheville, NC

I've been putting off writing a review, because I haven't had the words to capture my experience at the Bel Aire Affairs Estate. For my 33rd Birthday, I hosted a magically themed self-commitment ceremony at the Bel Aire Estate. I couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue for my location, and was so thrilled with the experience. It's hard to imagine, but the Estate is even more beautiful in person than is depicted here. I hosted my event in Late June and found the grounds to be beautiful, green, lush, and blooming. The home itself is a living work of art. The owners of the estate Joy and Harold are artistic souls, and their home embodies a phenomenal blend of gallery and luxury design. You could spend hours gazing at the mesmerizing pieces in their collection. I'm an art therapist by trade, and enjoyed being surrounded by soulful pieces of vibrant colors in the beautifully lit area while sharing the space with friends and family. Harold and Joy (the owners) are delightful. You truly couldn't have better hosts in managing an event. Harold and Joy were always receptive to my phone calls, questions, and visits to the venue and gracious with their time, effort, and resources. On multiple occasions, they both dedicated effort to making the experience special and unique for me! I was so touched by the little thoughtful gestures they included on the day of my event. 5/5 Stars: I would absolutely recommend this charming magical space. In fact, I hope to have the opportunity to host another event there in the future.

Management Response
Dear Jamisen, Thank you for your amazing review. We're glowing. Hospitality, photo ops, and fussing over our customers is priority number 1. It's your experience but also our happy experience. We are so grateful. Joy and Harold
Bel Air Affairs' is the prefect spot to tie the knot - An Eventective User from Hendersonville, NC

Bel Air Affairs is and was a grand venue for our bridal party. We luxuriated like royalty on their 80 acre estate with 6 acre lake and classy chateau. The many ornamental architectural features, gazebo, surrounding landscape, bridal suite with canopied bed. and ballroom inspired photo ops galore. Our cordial hosts, Joy and Harold, fulfilled our hospitality needs to the Nth degree. We left with happy tingles to have been a part of such a gracious and memorable event. Wishing you and your gallant crews continued success. Yes, happy to refer others to you. (You didn't have to ask.) Vanessa K.

Superb, gracious, and memorable wedding at Bel Air Affairs - An Eventective User from Charlotte, NC

The perfect wedding in the perfect place. Just to let you know, we and our guests were thrilled to have been confirmed in holy matrimony at Bel Air Affairs. Who could imagine, an 80 acre estate with 6 acre lake, gazebo and classy chateau with so many architectural features. A real ballroom and bridal suite with canopied bed. We found it difficult to put our camera down. Our pleasure to write a review for Bel Air Affairs. You get to keep Bel Air Affairs, but we get to keep the memories (and gifts). Lillian K. and Larson

wonderful bridal party - An Eventective User from Asheville

Very beautiful venue on an 80 acre estate, with 6 acre lake, gazebo, and classy chateau provided many photo ops. Lorraine

Happy ending birthday party - An Eventective User from parson springs, nc

We selected Bel Air Affairs for my daughter because of friends who had been there and were treated well, at a glamorous 80 acre estate of Joy and Harold. They promised economy and delivered.

Wonderful experience! - An Eventective User from Simpsonville, SC

Great venue for weddings and/or receptions. Amazingly flexible accommodations and very nice hosts!

Beautiful and Sufficient Place - An Eventective User

We are so pleased with the results of our event. Everything went according to plan. Harold and Joy where very helpful with all our needs. The property is very beautiful as well.

Management Response
Dear Jordan and Emily, We were elated as well and felt privileged to watch your spectacular organization with on-site minister and appreciative guests. Rejoice, rejoice. We build a setting, but you and yours are perpetuating a loving relationship. Blessings. Harold and Joy
Great birthday party for my 18 year old son - An Eventective User from Hendersonville, NC

Had a coming of age party for my 18 year old son. The 80 acre estate with 6 acre lake, gazebo, and chateau was the perfect venue. Lots of forested areas, lawns, gracious gazebo and large ballroom gave us a lot of flexibility. The hosts were very cordial and made some economic recommendations regarding catering. Take a peek at the bridal suite.

Management Response
Thank you for this positive review. We rejoice when a happy event has been hosted here from start to finish. Keep us in mind for weddings, birthday parties, celebration of life gatherings, seminars, and quinceañeras. Bel Air Affairs 1-828-890-2000
Bel Air Affairs hosted sensational birthday party - An Eventective User from Hendersonville, NC

Elegant 2500 square foot ballroom with architectural details, chandeliers, hardwood floor, and Steinway concert grand piano. Large foyer and plush tiled restrooms.

Management Response
Dear Brittany. We were so happy to have you, your family and guests here. They filled our ballroom with palpable joy. The decorations were so sensational and artful. The food scrumptious. Noted the barmaid was not left alone for a minute. In turn limitations were obviously respected. We sincerely hope you will come back again and grace our chateau. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Blessings, Harold Reed
Simply the perfect venue! - An Eventective User

We celebrated my 30th birthday here. Harold and Joy were the most hospitable, kind, caring hosts we could have had. The space is beautiful and we had the best time! Thank you!

Adrianas Quinceanera - An Eventective User from Asheville, NC

It was a very beautiful location!

Management Response
What a memorable event. Family and friends were so gracious. Andrea Bouknight, an on site event coordinator with a back-up team of associates paid attention to every detail... Banners, table decorations, delicious food. An endless parade of cars and ornaments to make this happen. 1-828-585-1923 Forever grateful, Harold M. Reed Bel Air Affairs 1-828-890-2000 1-828-891-1087
Bel Air Affairs - An Eventective User from Horse Shoe

Is a classy spacious venue on 80 acres with a 6 acre lake, large mansion with ball room. the epitome of luxury, and most surprisingly very affordable. We were treated like family.

Great Location for an event - An Eventective User from Hendersonville

I've been an attendee at many events at Bel Air. The atmosphere is relaxed but classy. All attendees seem to enjoy the place, each other, and the food. I'd give it a strong recommendation for any event.

A great place to have an event - An Eventective User

Had a New Years Eve party for 20 guests. Good food and a lot of camaraderie.

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Waterfront
  • Waterview
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 100
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Special Features: Ballroom with architectural hardwood floor, chandeliers, event decorations permitted, art gallery
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 2,500
  • Year Renovated: 2022