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About Hawkesdene

A Private Mountain Estate and Wedding Venue

Hawkesdene is a 54-acre private residential village and wedding venue located in Andrews, North Carolina. This historic mountain estate features the Nantahala National Forest, luxury homes, buildings and manicured grounds. Your guests will enjoy gorgeous views of Phillips Creek, as well as elegant overnight accommodations. Hawkesdene prides themselves on their attention to detail, enthusiastic staff and professional service.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 125 guests at this private estate. You can exchange your vows anywhere you'd like on this spacious property. Many couples choose The Covered Bridge over Phillips Creek to say their “i do's.” It’s framed by a wooded backdrop that changes with the seasons. If you're having a more intimate affair, The Llama Barn is perfect. It features beautiful roses, open pastures and llamas and alpacas. For lavish affairs, the open lawn is ideal. It boasts a newly redesigned pergola and lush floral gardens. For your reception, they offer their large Open Air Pavilion, complete with a massive stone fireplace. It’s attached to the main house and overlooks Phillips Creek. This 1,500-square-foot covered space is surrounded by gardens, and features an additional 1,000-square-foot uncovered area. They also provide a romantic, clear or white-top tent that can be set up next to the pavilion.

Services Offered
This full-service venue allows each couple exclusive use of their entire estate for the duration of their stay. They have a talented in-house culinary team that will provide delicious, farm-to-table cuisine for you and your guests, as well as a day-of-coordinator to oversee your day. Hawkesdene offers full event planning services, as well as custom lounge furniture, farm tables and chairs for your reception. Additional services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Fire pit

Hawkesdene offers 25 to 30 bedrooms for up to 90 of your guests. Their Main House and variety of Cottages come with luxurious bedding, high-quality furniture and a variety of modern amenities. They’ll also provide transportation to off-site accommodations if you need additional lodging. Your guests will have access to their on-site activities, such as cornhole, hiking, horseshoes, basketball and more. White water rafting, zip lining and horseback riding are nearby.


Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Charlotte, Knoxville

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My husband and I had our wedding here at Hawkesdene. My sister actually also had her wedding here the Fall before mine! We absolutely adore this venue and the staff. If you are planning a wedding and are looking for a romantic, beautiful, mountain weekend venue-- stop your search and choose Hawkesdene! The venue is beautiful in itself with several options for wedding weekend events rain or shine. Not only is it gorgeous, but everything you could possible think of, every little detail, has already been thought of and taken care of by the Hawkesdene staff. Our wedding day was not stressful at all, as Jami and her team made sure everything was taken care of. Our wedding guests also loved the venue because they got to not only enjoy the wedding, but stay in the mountains and have a wonderful mountain weekend away. Stop your search-- pick this venue! You will not be disappointed!! Here is a video from our wedding weekend:

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Profile Picture Juliana, 10/10/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

From the moment we stepped foot on the property we knew Hawkesdene was our wedding venue. The views and accommodations weren’t the only reason we chose Hawkesdene though! Jamie & the rest of the staff were AMAZING to work with from the very beginning. Anything we needed the Hawkesdene team was there. One of the owners Rob was always responsive and made sure we had everything we needed or wanted.

By the time wedding weekend rolled around I knew we had nothing to worry about. Jamie and her team had it covered. They are the pros and def. listen to any and all suggestions she has.

Our guests traveled from all over the US and loved every minute of being at Hawkesdene. From all of the accommodations to the food, no one had a single complaint. We were able to have the wedding of our dreams because of this beautiful mountain estate in the smokies!

We look forward to hopefully being able to visit again soon!

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Profile Picture User7936009, Recently Married, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, China, Glassware

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The Hawkesdene is a great venue for all occasions especially weddings! We love working with the staff at the Hawkesdene, the property is stunning and the food is amazing. One of our favorite places to photograph weddings!

Not only is this location AMAZINGLY beautiful and unique, but the entire three days we were there, I was extremely impressed by the staff. They were efficient, kind, helpful, accommodating, friendly and just a pleasure to work with in every way. They all seemed to truly care about doing the best job possible while having a great attitude. This is not always the case at other venues. That’s why I would like to personally thank each and every person at The Hawkesdene House mountain retreat, for making it a wonderful experience for everyone involved. You stand out above the rest and I believe that needs recognition. I also need to mention the FABULOUS CHEF!!! I’m still thinking about that amazing berry pie and the most incredible coffee I have ever tasted! I have eaten a lot of wedding food in my long career and rarely remember the food. I will remember this food… all of it! AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!! Thank you for serving us lunch early on Saturday, so that we could eat before we had to start shooting. It was very much appreciated!!


381 Phillips Creek Rd, Andrews, NC 28901   See On Map
Andrews, NC 28901   See On Map
800-447-9549 (phone)
Hawkesdene is a wedding venue from Andrews, North Carolina servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Asheville, North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Great Smoky Mountains. Hawkesdene is a professional destination wedding venue with lodging that has been part of the North Carolina wedding industry since 2002 specializing in estate weddings, mountain weddings, upscale weddings.