The Retreat at Hiawassee River is a stunning wedding venue space located in Hiwassee, Georgia. The Retreat offers the complete wedding celebration package and specializes in hosting destination weddings, which allows for you to bring your family and friends together for a truly beautiful celebration. They’ll offer everything you need, from the stunning ceremony and reception sites, to the charmingly rustic accommodations.
Facility and Capacity
The Retreat at Hiawassee River is the perfect mountain escape. The Retreat offers a rustic indoor chapel, which makes for an intimate space to exchange vows with your significant other. The Retreat also boasts a picturesque creekside area that can be made into a gorgeous outdoor wedding space. For brides and grooms, there are plenty of getting ready rooms, where you and your wedding parties can prepare for the big event. There are also 11 on-site lodges that can accommodate all of your friends and family.
The Retreat at Hiawassee River can provide you with plenty of event items and services that help you bring your whole event together. Some of the items they offer include altars, arches, audio equipment, centerpieces, chairs, decors, lighting, tables, and linens. Some of the services that they offer include:
22 Reviews for The Retreat at Hiawassee River
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alex Dierkes · Married on 11/09/2019
Amazing Venue and great people
Love this Venue and the staff! Megan is super helpful, kind, and accommodating.Sent on 11/12/2019
Fred is the groundskeeper to keep it short, and he was so awesome too. Made us feel welcome and right at home.
I don't have anything bad to say about this place, but if there is one word of advice after a wedding, HIRE SOMEONE TO CLEAN THE VENUE UP FOR YOU THE MORNING AFTER!! haha
Charles Eden · Married on 11/02/2019
The perfect place and best bang for your buck for sure
We looked at 15 venues before choosing the retreat for our wedding. It was everything we needed and wanted in one spot. The property it beautiful and so well maintained, the chapel and reception hall is beautiful and awesome. Megan and the entire staff was so much help, thru the entire process! If you have a small wedding (around 50 to 60 guest) everyone can stay on the property or if it was bigger wedding, then the immediate family and wedding party can stay on property! So peaceful and perfect placeSent on 12/09/2019
Lorrin · Married on 07/27/2019
A Natural Beauty
We are so incredibly happy to have found The Retreat at Hiawassee. It was truly the perfect wedding venue for us. We visited a couple of beautiful wedding venues in the area, but ultimately chose The Retreat for its unparalleled natural beauty, freedom to choose our own vendors, ability to house family and friends onsite and the customer service. Megan was so great to work with from our very first tour, to many trips in between and the big day.
The venue’s beauty speaks for itself and we were fortunate enough to have incredible weather at the end of July – no rain and not too hot. The pavilion does not have A/C as of today, but this ended up not being a problem for us which I was surprised by. The outdoor ceremony site is so serene and gorgeous, but there is also the barn/chapel for a backup location or to host other events. This is where we held our rehearsal dinner.
A few added bonuses we really appreciated were an unlimited supply of ice onsite, chairs/tables/linens provided, and all the décor you could need. I did most of our decorating myself, but there is honestly plenty of stuff there you can borrow. We received so many compliments on our venue and our guests enjoyed hanging out and getting to float the river. I may be biased, but it was a wedding weekend unlike any other. Can’t wait to return again one day for a reunion one day!
Sent on 11/13/2019