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Price range: $1,000 - $3,500 Price range: $600 - $2,200
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Retreat to the mountains of West Virginia

Experience the privacy and magic of nature, with deluxe amenities and special touches that give this venue the feel of a luxury resort. Sweet Retreat is located in Hico, West Virginia, in the New River Gorge region. The venue was crafted from indiginous timber from the surrounding property. To only use the word "rustic" to describe this creation, does not do it justice. This woodsy fiield has hosted weddings in many styles and themes, from posh to organic, from boho to forest chic. Any whimsical idea that can be envisioned will come to life in this natural setting.

Facilities and Capacity

The Property

This beautiful property features large living spaces both inside and out. Hold your ceremony in the romantic outdoor venue under the canopy of nature, then slip out back for a lively reception under the stars.

  • Rustic log benches in the venue seat a minimum 120 guests
  • Vast covered deck comfortably seats up to 120 guests
  • Room for added seating in venue and reception areas
  • Room for adding nstages for bands, portable dance floors, etc.
  • Large stone firepit with some additional seating
  • Webber Summitt gas grill
  • Pig Roaster on site

The Lodge

Nestled in the forest, this lodge, offers an delightful blend of convenience and privacy. Rehearsal dinners, pre-nuptial celebrations, and receptions are a breeze. Numerous large windows, skylights, and glass french doors fill the rooms with light and views of nature. The large living room features a magnificent stone fireplace, perfect for guests to gather together. There are 4 bedrooms, 12 beds and 2.5 bathrooms, making it an ideal retreat for the entire wedding party. The spacious, fully equipped kitchen is a dream for any caterer.

  • Sleeps up to 15-18 guests
  • 3,200 square feet
  • Hot tub seats 7
  • Large kitchen island for serving
  • Commercial grade AGA stove with 4 ovens
  • Sub-zero catering refridgerator with wide shelves

Services Offered

At Sweet Retreat, the Owner / Manager works to ensure that everyone enjoys an unforgettable, rejuvenating event. To provide couples and their groups with an enhanced experience,she created an interactive digital guidebook that she shares with couples upon booking. A house manual, local recommendations for dining and exploring, and maps helping you navigate the area are at your fingertips.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking on site for events
  • Free use of available decor etc.
  • Free additional Hot Tub maintanance with stays of 3+ days
  • Washer, Dryer, Ironing / Laundry supplies
  • Central Heating and AC
  • Great Room with Bar area
  • Optional Housekeeping for stays of 7days+ (Fee)
  • Pets are also welcome

Create lasting this lovely mountain manor!

  • Woman-owned

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Tama Sweet
Tama Sweet
Owner / Manager

I fell in love with the rivers, woods, and people of my home state as a child. The history and majesty of New River Gorge compares to no other! I hope that by endeavoring to start a hospitality business as a retired teacher, I can share my vision of this special area with people from everywhere!

I imagine my guests as loved ones coming to visit. Their comfort means everything. My story is told through photos of family and friends on the walls and shelves, and personal collections on display. This is part of what makes this venue unique. Sweet Retreat is a home first, and I want to nurture that atmosphere.

Happy Trails,



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