If you are looking for a pretty backdrop for family pictures, might I suggest this mill? While we were there, we saw a bridal session in progress. This picturesque setting is in Catawba County, on Balls Creek. The Mill itself, originally built in 1913, is still working, and can be toured for a mere $3.
There is also a cool little general store that sells the Mill’s wares and refreshments. I enjoyed the lovely porch swing out front.
If you have a free weekend, this is a nice little Saturday activity!
You can read up on its history here: Murray’s Mill