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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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Great mountain setting that was a great meeting place for lots of travelling guests. I can't say enough good things about Hawkesdene. All of our guests raved about the food. The cabins are beautiful and clean. The estate and grounds are gorgeous with flowers and greenery. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had the wedding of my dreams and a 3 day celebration that none of us will forget. Highly recommend and worth every penny spent.

Profile Picture Amber, 6/16/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

We were just married at Hawkesdene this past weekend and it was an absolute dream. The whole long weekend from start to finish was flawless and stress free. Jami is amazing and her and the rest of the staff are somehow able to anticipate your needs before you do. Every meal was so delicious and well thought out. Hawkesdene is a magical place and we heard from so many of our guests that this was the best wedding they had ever been to and how much they loved everything about the property, the food, and the wonderful people that run it. If you are considering Hawkesdene for your wedding, do not hesitate. It was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding and they gave us the best weekend of our lives.

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Profile Picture Sara, 4/21/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, China, Glassware, Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Set Up

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Farm/Ranch, Historic, Mansion
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
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In-House Bar
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
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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.