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:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Laura · Married on 02/23/2019
The staff here is amazing, beginning with Megan. We enjoyed a beautiful, yet flooding, wedding weekend on Feb. 23. The grounds were beautiful despite weekend flooding that cleared right before our ceremony after hours of staff inserting water pump. The staff was so responsive to every need or ask. We plan to return next year.Sent on 04/13/2019
Dody · Married on 12/30/2017
Becky Bennett - Stefan Rucki Wedding | December 30, 2017Sent on 01/07/2018
I cannot say enough about this venue and the wonderful folks who work there! Megan & Phyllis, yall made the whole experience, from first contact to saying goodbye, so easy, so special, and perfect. I couldn't have asked for sweeter, more helpful ladies to work with. You do your respective jobs very well. The venue is beautiful and was perfect for our needs. It suited what we were looking for both in natural surroundings and esthetics, as well as lodging. Everything was so perfect, we hated to leave. The ceremony sites are well thought out and we were sold on the venue before ever seeing it in person. The cabins are nicely appointed, comfortable, and very neat and clean (thank you Phyllis!). All of our guests were impressed with the venue and cabins. Several of the family - on both sides of the bride and groom - were discussing coming back for family retreats. We are very much looking forward to coming back again! Thanks so much for helping to make our daughter and son-in-law's wedding something extra special! We feel we left having made new friends. [will share photos at later date]
Dody & Kevin Bennett
Ashley · Married on 12/02/2017
I may be a little biased, but this is the most beautiful venue I've ever been to. From the moment I saw the barn chapel, I knew that is where we would get married. I loved all of the string lights everywhere on the property and the overall rustic feel. Another thing that sold me was that they have a lot of decorations available that we could use for the ceremony and reception. All of the tables, chairs, and linens were included with venue rental. I think the only thing that we had to bring in were the flowers.Sent on 03/21/2018
We had lots of family come in from out of town and they are still raving about the Retreat. Megan in the office was an absolute joy to work with and she answered every single one of my questions and put me at ease while wedding planning. If I had to do it all over again, I'd definitely choose this place over and over again.