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Hawkesdene

Andrews, NC View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
132 reviews
$40k - $47k For 100 Guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$40k - $47k For 100 Guests

Hawkesdene is a Private Mountain Estate located in the mountains of Western North Carolina that hosts weddings and other special events. This unique private estate spans 54 acres in Western North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. The management of this property invites couples that are planning truly remarkable wedding festivities

Facilities and Capacity
Hawkesdene is located less than two hours west of Asheville and two hours north of Atlanta. This amazing property is unique in its exclusive privacy, a reunion-style wedding venue with onsite accommodations for as many as 102 guests and event facilities for up to 125 guests. Our special venue hosts just one group at a time and includes personal use of the entire estate with no curfews, elegant accommodations, and beautifully manicured grounds and gardens. Attention to detail here is second to none, as you’ll see the moment you arrive. The constant hands-on improvement of, and investment in, the property is what helps keep Hawkesdene a place where expectations are exceeded and memories that last forever are born. To see it is to love it.

Our expansive property offers a host of spectacular backdrops and outdoor spaces for ceremonies, all of which you can choose from before, and even on, your special day. A very popular ceremony location is our covered bridge perched over Phillips Creek, framed by woods that change with the seasons. Our open lawn is ideal for larger groups and boasts a beautifully-designed pergola with lush floral gardens and mountain views. Smaller, more intimate ceremonies have taken place with our llama and alpaca stable as a stunning backdrop, where you’ll see our herd of llamas and alpacas grazing in the pasture.

Receptions are held in our spacious open-air pavilion, which is attached to the main house and overlooks Phillips Creek. The pavilion includes custom-designed and matching farm tables and dining chairs, lounge furniture, a grand stone fireplace, a brand-new audio/video sound system with designated WiFi. You can also expect refrigerator storage for your beverages, a commercial icemaker, and food and beverage stations. Dining typically takes place under the stars in our adjacent pavilion courtyard. If need be, however, romantic clear or white-top tents can be set up attached to the pavilion for additional covered space.

Services Offered
Hawkesdene prides itself on its differentiation from “same-day” venues, in which you’re in and you’re out so quickly. An extended stay here is about bringing all your close friends and family together for a comfortable, relaxing, private getaway in the mountains. You can also expect an abundance of chef-created, delicious cuisine, with a professional event and service staff here just for you.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$11,995

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,995

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 event space

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Mansion
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    Carissa K. Married on 10/01/2022
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    Spectacular!

    Hawkesdene is an absolutely perfect venue! We recently had our wedding there, and everything about our wedding weekend was absolutely amazing! The entire estate is beautiful with so many options for where to have the ceremony and to take photos. All the cottages were very clean and well maintained. All of our friends have told us how much they enjoyed staying at Hawkesdene, and the food is delicious! Rob, Jami, and all the staff at Hawkesdene went above and beyond to help create an amazing weekend for us and our guests! Jami quickly answered all of our questions during the planning process, and she and her team handled all of the details on our wedding day! We had an amazing and stress-free wedding weekend because of them!
    We highly recommend Hawkesdene and are so happy with our decision to have our wedding there!
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    Lauren Married on 09/24/2022
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    Five Stars Across the Board

    If you want your guests to have a wedding they will remember forever, this is the place. If you want to have the ability to spend quality time and enjoy an entire weekend on an absolutely beautiful estate, this is the place. Hawkesdene venue knocked it out of the park in every way possible. The scenery, the cabins, the FOOD, decor, etc... everything was just perfect, ... Magical, really. And of course, there's Jami. Jami and her team make the place & the experience just phenomenal. So many of our guests have already asked to have a reunion sometime. "Best wedding ever".... was the feedback we received from family and friends. We truly had an amazing time from the we arrived, through the morning we left. We thank you Hawkesdene!!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
McSween Photography McSween Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Inspiration & Design Photography Inspiration & Design Photography Wedding Photographers

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!!

Jen Yuson Photography Jen Yuson Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

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381 Phillips Creek Rd Charlotte, NC, 28901
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381 Phillips Creek Rd Andrews, NC, NC
800-447-9549

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