We recently were married at the Hawkesdene House and we could not have dreamt of a more perfect wedding! The setting was unbelievably beautiful, the entire property is a 5 star resort, the staff was exceptional, the food was delicious, and the owner and event coordinator made sure that everything was flawless, and even the weather cooperated by stopping the endless rain just for a few hours for our ceremony and reception :)
Almost all of our friends commented that being able to stay at the H. House for the weekend was a gift to them and that they had never been to a better wedding. We scheduled a rafting trip for the first day, hiking the second, and then met in a park close by after checkout Sunday. I agree with every other bride that has written a reivew here, if you have an opportunity to be married here... DO IT!!!! We cannot thank them enough for giving us a dream wedding! We are so lucky!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 54 acre Private Mountain Estate for your perfect destination wedding for up to 150 guests Luxurious onsite accommodations with 25 – 30 bedrooms for up to 90 onsite guests complete with the highest quality furniture, bedding & amenities Transportation to offsite accommodations located within a 4-mile radius for your overflow guests Talented in-house culinary team featuring local fresh & creative farm-to-fork cuisine Professional & courteous staff to assist and handle all of the details Complete wedding planning & coordination services included Open Air Pavilion situated above the rushing waters of Phillips Creek complete with custom furniture, a massive stone fireplace, bar, sound system and smokehouse Llama & Alpaca Stable with our own heard of resident llamas & alpacas Direct access into the Nantahala National Forrest with trails for hiking, walking and biking Onsite activities include coordinated group hikes, daily llama & alpaca feeding, corn hole tournaments, horse shoe courts, basketball, campfires and quality time with family & friends Hawkesnest Pavilion located 1/2 mile to the top of our mountain offering stunning sunsets & mountain views Close proximity to numerous activities including White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding, Zip lining, Casino, Golf and day trips to the Biltmore House and surrounding areas ... more less