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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jessica · Married on 10/22/2016
The Hawkesdene House is where wedding dreams come true!! Planning a wedding in North Carolina from Florida was intimidating at first but once we arrived, everything fell into place! We chose Hawkesdene because our families are from all over the country and we needed a place in the mountains that could accommodate everyone! Hawkesdene was above and beyond our vision of the ultimate wedding weekend!
This is an absolutely perfect place to spend quality time with your family! It is cozy and inviting yet, the spacious cabins scattered all across the property allows for privacy, if needed. This was important for us because we had 69 people (some of which had never met) together for four days and it was INCREDIBLE!! The property is so gorgeous; pictures really don’t do it the justice it deserves. Every inch of the property is manicured to perfection!
The food was 5 star all the way around! From breakfast, to lunch, and every delicious dinner. I have guests still talking about how amazing the food was!
The staff at Hawkesdene were so attentive to every detail and exceeded every expectation that we had. If we could get married here every weekend, we would! We didn’t want it to end. My recommendation to anyone is don’t settle for 3 or 4 days at Hawkesdene, make your wedding weekend a 5 to 6-day event because it goes by so fast and you’ll want every second to last forever! Trust me, getting your guest to leave is difficult because they want to take "just one last hike"! We can’t wait to visit Hawkesdene again!!!!
Jessica & Ryan
October 22, 2016
Heather · Married on 08/04/2018
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!
Amber · Married on 06/16/2018
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.
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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!!
Hawkesdene House with its babbling brook and mountainous skyline is definitely one of the more beautiful properties to get married at in Western NC. It's also nice that they offer several different ceremony sites, and I adore their modern art collection in the main house.