Imagine, for a moment, the celebration of a lifetime, with all your friends and family, on a private and luxurious 70-acre mountain estate that is yours and yours alone for the duration of your stay. This is Hawkesdene.
Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in Andrews, North Carolina, Hawkesdene is located less than two hours west of Asheville and two hours north of Atlanta. This amazing venue is unique in its exclusive privacy, a reunion-style wedding venue with onsite accommodations for as many as 122 guests and event facilities for up to 125 guests. Our special property hosts just one group at a time and includes personal use of the entire estate with no curfews, elegant accommodations, beautifully manicured grounds and gardens, an
abundance of chef-created, delicious cuisine, with a professional event and service staff here just for you.
Hawkesdene prides itself on its differentiation from “same-day” venues, in which you’re in and you’re out so quickly. An extended stay here is about bringing all your close friends and family together for a comfortable, relaxing, private getaway in the mountains.
Attention to detail here is second to none, as you’ll see the moment you arrive. Take a look at past reviews from people who’ve celebrated here. The constant hands-on improvement of, and investment in, the property is what helps keep Hawkesdene a place where expectations are exceeded and memories that last forever are born. To see it is to love it.
Our expansive property offers a host of spectacular backdrops and outdoor spaces for ceremonies, all of which you can choose from before, and even on, your special day.
A very popular ceremony location is our covered bridge perched over Phillips Creek, framed by woods that change with the seasons. Our open lawn is ideal for larger groups and boasts a beautifully-designed pergola with lush floral gardens and mountain views.
Smaller, more intimate ceremonies have taken place with our llama and alpaca stable as a stunning backdrop, where you’ll see our herd of llamas and alpacas grazing in the pasture.
Receptions are held in our spacious open-air pavilion, which is attached to the main house and overlooks Phillips Creek. The pavilion includes custom-designed and matching farm tables and dining chairs, lounge furniture, a grand stone fireplace, a brand-new audio/video sound system with designated wi-fi, plus refrigerator storage for your alcohol beverages, a commercial icemaker, and food & beverage stations. Dining typically takes place under the stars in our adjacent pavilion courtyard. If need be, however, romantic clear or white-top tents can be set up attached to the pavilion for additional covered space.
Hawkesdene offers venue rental for weddings, reunions and other social or corporate retreat events. Our on-site planning team and day-of coordinator will be here to ensure your event runs smoothly and according to your wishes. Our in-house culinary team is a talented bunch who provide delectable farm-to-table cuisine. We encourage you to bring your own alcohol beverages which will be refrigerated and/or stored for convenient reach at no charge.
Event services include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Event planning
• Day-of coordination
• Lounge furniture, custom matching farm tables and dining chairs,
ceremony chairs plus cross-back reception chairs
• Linens and a large collection of décor options to choose from
• Getting-ready suite with adjacent salon
• Game room “man cave” with ping-pong and pool tables, a 70-inch satellite TV,
a bar and game tables
• Massive fire pit to warm up everyone’s spirits
• No curfews – the property is yours to enjoy 24/7
• Event set up, breakdown and clean up
• Privacy & complete exclusivity
• Flexible schedule for your utmost convenience
*Ask about our welcome suppers and rehearsal dinner services.
ACCOMMODATIONS & MORE
The Hawkesdene estate main house and numerous cottages provide super-luxurious bedding, high-quality furniture, flat-screen HD television, washer & dryer, full kitchen, a variety of modern amenities, and daily housekeeping.
On-site activities include dual corn-hole sets, horseshoe courts, a cement-court basketball with netted hoop, llama and alpaca feeding, tire swings, hiking and so much more!