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The Parker Mill

Whittier, NC View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
15 reviews
$14k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

**For our packages and pricing information, please visit our website: www.theparkermill.com. Here you will also find our updated availability as well as a link to schedule a tour of the venue!**

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.

Services Offered

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.

History

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.

Location

The Parker Mill is conveniently located just off Highway 74 between Sylva and Cherokee and is embedded in national forest parks.

  • Woman-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?

$6,500

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

$6,000

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
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Loft
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
November
December
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    Lacee S. Getting married on 10/20/2022
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    Highly Recommend The Parker Mill!

    This venue absolutely exceeded all of our expectations! The Mountain View from the ceremony site had all of our guests in shock! The small details that Brock and Alexis added to this stunning venue is so so special in every way. The grooms suite and bridal suite is so very spacious especially since we had a large bridal party (20)!!! Alexis made sure that we had everything we needed and updated us on the progress of the venue as they were adding on additions. The communication and quick responses made wedding planning very smooth along with the amazing wedding coordinator Ashley Taylor! Our wedding day was so special and beautiful just like we had hoped due to the amazing team of workers associated with this venue! Highly recommend The Parker Mill, where our dreams came true!

    The Parker Mill's reply:

    We are so thrilled you chose The Parker Mill to host your big day! Thank you for the kind words and for being so wonderful to work with. We wish you and Colt the very best on your new journey!
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    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!

    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!
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    Emily C. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Incredible

    The Parker Mill was my dream venue. I would get married there over and over again. Not only does it have an absolutely gorgeous mountain view but the inside is so beautiful. Alexis and Brock did an amazing job at maintaining the foundation and history of the building, but also adding new touches. The bridal and grooms suite were incredible and had everything we needed to enjoy the day. The decor closet that we had the option to rent was so convenient and made decorating a breeze. We only toured this venue and the moment we stepped foot inside and met Alexis and Brock we knew we didn't want to visit any other venues. They are so down to earth and made the entire process easy. We had a crazy rain storm and power outage on the day of our wedding and their team worked so hard to get the power back on and make the day perfect. They went above and beyond to make the day special and I cannot recommend them enough.
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Team

Alexis Willey and Brock Parker
Alexis Willey and Brock Parker
Owners

Alexis is an orthopedic Physician Assistant originally from Hershey, PA. She found her way to the Western North Carolina area in 2012 shortly after graduating from PA school and has called these mountains “home” ever since. In addition to her love of science/medicine, she also enjoys the art of photography, architecture and building design/decor.

Brock was born and raised in Cherokee, NC where he started his own grading and excavation business, Warpaint Enterprises. On the side, he enjoys creating all types of unique vehicle fabrication projects. From rock bouncers and swamp buggies to rat rods and party buses, he can build it all!

Alexis and Brock met seven years ago in these beautiful mountains. In the summer of 2018 they purchased the mill and with her vision and his skill set, they have worked together to renovate and build a venue that dreams are made of!

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612 E. Hampshire Blvd Whittier, NC, 28789
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The Parker Mill frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Parker Mill?

The Parker Mill includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Parker Mill in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Parker Mill for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Parker Mill for wedding events?

The Parker Mill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Parker Mill offer?

The Parker Mill offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Parker Mill offer for wedding events?

The Parker Mill offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Parker Mill have available for wedding events?

The Parker Mill offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Parker Mill and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Parker Mill is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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