Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in Andrews, North Carolina, Hawkesdene is conveniently located just over an hour drive west of Asheville and 2 hours north of Atlanta, Hawkesdene is a unique and private destination reunion-style wedding venue with onsite accommodations for up to 102 guests and event facilities for up to 125 guests. Our special property offers complete exclusivity as it hosts just one group at a time and includes use of the entire estate with elegant accommodations, beautiful gardens and grounds, an abundance of creative and delicious cuisine and professional event and service staff. An extended stay here is about bringing your closest family and friends together to an incredible place for one of the most important events of your life, and the entire estate can be exclusively yours to celebrate in privacy, comfort and elegance and without any curfews.
The owners have always been very hands on at Hawkesdene and are constantly improving and investing into the property in order to exceed all expectations and better the guest experience. The beauty and order of the buildings and grounds, the attention to all of the details, quality control, professional service and incredible food all become evident as soon as you arrive and the reviews by past guests reflect just that. You must come and see Hawkesdene in person to fully grasp it's beauty and all that it has to offer. A Hawkesdene wedding is truley one of the best vacation-wedding experiences for all who attend.
Facilities and Capacity
Hawkesdene is perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 125 event guests. Our spacious property offers many spectacular backdrops and outdoor spaces for ceremonies that you can decide in advance or on your wedding day. A popular ceremony location is the Covered Bridge perched over Phillips Creek, framed by woods that change with the seasons. The open lawn is ideal for larger groups and boasts a beautifully designed pergola with lush floral gardens and mountain views. For more intimate ceremonies, the Llama & Alpaca Stable features a stunning country backdrop, open pastures and our own heard of llamas and alpacas grazing the surrounding pastures. Receptions are held in the large Open Air Pavilion attached to the main house and overlooking Phillips Creek that includes custom designed matching farm tables, dining chairs, lounge furniture, a massive stone fireplace, sound system with designated WiFi, refrigerator storage for your alcoholic beverage, commercial ice maker and food and beverage stations. Dining is typically outdoors under the stars in the adjacent pavilion courtyard but a romantic clear or white-top tent can be set up attached to the pavilion to provide additional covered space.
Hawkesdene offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Couples are allowed exclusive use of the entire estate for the duration of their stay. Our onsite wedidng planning team and day-of coordinator will oversee your day and ensure your event runs smoothly. The venue's talented in-house culinary team provides delicious farm-to-table cuisine for your guests’ enjoyment. You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages and there is no additional charge for this. Event services offered include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hawkesdene estate rental includes 25 private bedrooms but there are a total of 35 private bedrooms available with luxury appointments that can accommodate 50 to 102 guests. The Main House and Cottages include super luxurious bedding, high-quality furniture, daily housekeeping and a variety of modern amenities. On-site activities include duel cornhole sets, group hikes, two horseshoe courts, llama and alpaca feeding, basketball and so much more.
Hawkesdene is an ideal location for hosting private groups of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events including your welcome supper and rehearsal dinner. This venue is also available for hosting family reunions and corporate retreats.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Nick Brady · Married on 04/05/2019
We had an unforgettable wedding at Hawkesdene. Everyone of our guests was impressed by the beauty of the venue, the food, and the cottages/rooms. The staff did an amazing job as well.Sent on 05/13/2019
Danielle Hubbard · Married on 03/30/2019
Better than expected
Hands down the BEST place for a wedding. My Husband and I are still in awe of how amazing our wedding was this past weekend. Our family and friends can’t stop talking about the food, views and accommodations Hawkesdene has to offer. To say our wedding met expectations would be a lie because it truly exceeded every and all of our expectations. Jami, the coordinator on site, was absolutely amazing and we can’t wait to plan a trip again to Hawkesdene. Seriously, don’t even think twice this is the wedding venue for all!!!!Sent on 04/04/2019
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.Sent on 08/19/2018
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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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.