The Parker Mill is a historic sawmill wedding venue located in Whittier, North Carolina. This venue has been designed and renovated to specifically cater to essential wedding needs. While it is conveniently located just one mile off of the major highway 74, the structure is comfortably nestled in a private community in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, boasting awe-inspiring views and serene surroundings.
Facilities and Capacity
At The Parker Mill, you can expect verdant surroundings and tasteful, rustic charm. The beautiful bridal suite and a large and industrial groom's quarters will allow you to prepare for your big day in comfort and style. With many scenic photo opportunities, you will have a magnificent backdrop for your photos. A well-equipped caterer's kitchen and preparation space, outdoor grill area, and multiple ceremony sites suitable for all weather types. Whether indoors or outdoors, your day will be a special one. With plenty of nearby parking, pet-friendly ethos, and wheelchair-accessible facilities, you and your guests will have convenient access to the venue. The peak season for this venue is from April to November.
Wedding events that can be hosted at The Parker Mill include your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. The starting site fee includes use of the bridal suite and groom’s quarters to get ready in, with the use of chairs and tables for your event, and on-site parking for you and your guests. WiFi and outside vendor referrals are additionally available.
Alexis and Brock bought an abandoned 1930s sawmill in Whittier in the summer of 2018 and have renovated the building to open a new event venue. The building captured their hearts when they first laid eyes on the oversized barn doors, gorgeous timber-frame ceilings and hardwood floors. These are the exact features that they wanted to highlight in the new venue.
The Parker Mill is conveniently located just off Highway 74 between Sylva and Cherokee and is embedded in national forest parks.
7 Reviews for The Parker Mill
Recommended by 99% of couples
17 User photos
Ally Warner · Getting married on 01/05/2022
Perfect for us!
We had to reschedule our wedding because of COVID-19 but we really wanted to keep our original date and so we decided to elope. The venue owners were amazing with answering all of our questions and walking us through all of the steps. Their elopement package is perfect for anyone in our situation! The whole place is really beautiful, inside and outside! The bridal suites are absolutely amazing! They really thought out everything to make this the perfect place to get married. The view is just the icing on the cake. The team they put together for the elopement package was perfect. They worked together very well!Sent on 05/28/2020
The Parker Mill's reply:Although it was through unfortunate circumstances, we were so happy to meet you & Mike! You two are a beautiful couple and we wish you many years of happiness. Be sure to visit next time you are in the area!
M G · Getting married on 10/17/2020
Incredibly nice, down-to-earth couple that run the venue! He drove us way up a mountain to have a gorgeous Mountain View for a few of my bridal portraits.Sent on 08/15/2020
The Parker Mill's reply:Thank you for this sweet review! We were so happy to meet you guys and cannot wait to see how your pictures turned out!!
Brooke Owen · Married on 08/07/2020
The Parker mill checked all the boxes on my daughter’s wishlist for her fairytale wedding. Alexis, Brock and Connie were so helpful and gracious with any and every detail we needed help with! Our guests were in awe of the beauty to be found everywhere at this serene mountaintop venue! Couldn’t have been happier with our choice to choose The Parker Mill for my daughter’s wedding!Sent on 08/18/2020
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