The Parker Mill

612 E. Hampshire Blvd, Whittier, NC 28789 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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5.0 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 2 to 250
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About The Parker Mill

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.

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Sparkler send-off
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Church pew seating
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Pavilion ceremony site
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Covered pavilion
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Front lawn
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Covered patio view
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Cocktail room lighting
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Women's restroom
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Bridal suite lounge sofa
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13 Reviews for The Parker Mill

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ally W. · Getting married on 01/05/2022

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!
  • Samantha

    Samantha G. · Married on 01/09/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Wedding Venue

    This wedding venue is beyond anything we could have ever imagined. It is so beautiful and the owners and vendors easily become friends. They have created such an amazing place through a lot of hard work and creativity overlooking the beautiful North Carolina mountains. It could not have been more perfect. I highly recommend this venue to anyone! Alexis and Brock are amazing to work with and I can assure you that you will adore the venue and vendors very quickly.

    Sent on 02/09/2021

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The Parker Mill FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 6250
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500
  • 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:
    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

Team of The Parker Mill

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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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:

  • 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.