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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.
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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.
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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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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Parker Mill?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
What are the most important characteristics of The Parker Mill in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Parker Mill for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does The Parker Mill offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Parker Mill offer for wedding events?
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does The Parker Mill have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
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