Laughing Waters is a magical mountain retreat in Hickory Nut Gorge, 25 minutes from Asheville, NC. The sound of rushing waterfalls provides a relaxing backdrop for the many outdoor ceremony sites. In the meadow by the pond, in the apple orchard, creekside next to a waterfall, by the waterwheel at the restored gristmill, or near the ruins of the old farmhouse are a few of the possible outdoor settings for your wedding.
The lodge and cottage, which sleep 10, can be rented for an entire weekend or beyond if desired. The great room in the lodge, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the creek and incorporating the trees felled while clearing the land for construction, is a stunning indoor ceremony site. It accommodates 75 guests.
Award-winning hiking trails are easily accessed out the front door.
Laughing Waters is part of the Hickory Nut Forest Eco Community, where homeowners live a sustainable lifestyle. Another unique feature of this venue is that all buildings are powered by hydroelectricity generated from the creek’s flow.
It is a one-or-a-kind place that showcases its breath-taking beauty in every season.