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Hidden River Events

Asheville , NC
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LOCATION

PO Box 9636
Asheville, NC US 28805 (map)

PHONE

828-333-3401

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Hidden River Events is a 17 acre farm just 10 minutes east of Asheville, North Carolina in Western North Carolina. Whether you are local or from out-of-town and looking for a place for a... Read more
Hidden River Events is a 17 acre farm just 10 minutes east of Asheville, North Carolina in Western North Carolina. Whether you are local or from out-of-town and looking for a place for a destination wedding, Hidden River can serve your needs. We provide the basic infrastructure for a largely outdoor ceremony and reception site for small or large (up to 300 person) weddings. This includes: over 4000 s.f. of tent (located on a permanent concrete foundation and with sidewalls and heaters, if needed), tables (60" rounds, 8' serving, and cocktail), chairs, dance floor, sound system, mahogany canopies for outdoor shading, ice chests, catering serving area, permanent bathroom facilities, 5 passenger golf cart, horse and carriage, etc.). Clients who book with us have the entire day on our property. Saturday weddings include three nights of onsite housing that hosts 40-5 people, with the ability to add an additional onsite vacation rental house, taking total onsite guest numbers to 50-60 people. Our "Mountain Elegance" wedding packages include everything you need for a beautiful wedding: food, flowers, dessert, photography, DJ, officiant, horse and carriage, plus all infrastructure (chairs, tables, linens, dishes, etc.) and all labor (set up and take down). We give you the freedom to customize your packages, deleting or upgrading vendors as needed. Every wedding, even the ones that use 100% of our vendors, is unique. Our main goal is to help our Clients enjoy their day and the months preceeding their wedding so the focus is where it should be: on creating and sustaining a lasting relationship. We dind that the couples who book with us appreciate the ease of planning we offer, the beauty of our valley, and the kindness and efficiency of our staff. We hope that our service and facilities match the beauty of our surrounding mountainscape and the gentleness of the river that flows through our property. That's a tall order! Email us today to set up a tour! We have special rates for Clients who book remaining dates in 2013 and upcoming dates in 2015, if they book before February 28, 2014. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2007
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Eclectic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
15
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
350
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
15
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2007
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Eclectic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
15
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
350
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
15
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Betsy
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect, which I hear is rare:). Hidden RIver was a great venue, housing on-site, and Grace, the coordinator, was very helpful. Hidden River comes with everything included (photography, officiant, flowers, catering, cake, etc), and I wish I had kept it that way instead of taking out certain vendors. Everyone said our wedding was the best they had ever attended.
Our wedding was perfect, which I hear is rare:). Hidden RIver was a great venue, housing on-site, and Grace, the Read more...
Our wedding was perfect, which I hear is rare:). Hidden RIver was a great venue, housing on-site, and Grace, the coordinator, was very helpful. Hidden River comes with everything included (photography, officiant, flowers, catering, cake, etc), and I wish I had kept it that way instead of taking out certain vendors. Everyone said our wedding was the best they had ever attended. Read less
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linda
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Words can't describe Hidden River's beauty. My wedding felt like a fairytale. The event coordinator Grace was a doll. She was wonderful to work with and I never felt stressed. The officiant/owner Jeanne was also a great and wonderful person. When it was time for the wedding it felt like she had known us for years. Our guests loved our ceremony because of how wonderful and caring her words were. We continue to get compliments about how wonderful she did. I couldn't have imagined my wedding to go any other way.
Words can't describe Hidden River's beauty. My wedding felt like a fairytale. The event coordinator Grace was a doll. She Read more...
Words can't describe Hidden River's beauty. My wedding felt like a fairytale. The event coordinator Grace was a doll. She was wonderful to work with and I never felt stressed. The officiant/owner Jeanne was also a great and wonderful person. When it was time for the wedding it felt like she had known us for years. Our guests loved our ceremony because of how wonderful and caring her words were. We continue to get compliments about how wonderful she did. I couldn't have imagined my wedding to go any other way. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful site... Grace thought of everything I needed and kept me on track... Jeanne did an amazing ceremony just from a few times meeting us and listening to our stories... every guest loved our ceremony they all cried or teared up with how personal it was to us... the food and attendants were so understanding and knew what we needed before we did... I would recommend this to every first time bride....
Beautiful site... Grace thought of everything I needed and kept me on track... Jeanne did an amazing ceremony just from a Read more...
Beautiful site... Grace thought of everything I needed and kept me on track... Jeanne did an amazing ceremony just from a few times meeting us and listening to our stories... every guest loved our ceremony they all cried or teared up with how personal it was to us... the food and attendants were so understanding and knew what we needed before we did... I would recommend this to every first time bride.... Read less
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hannah
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
This experience was amazing- perfect. Thanks to the amazing staff and to Jeanne for officiating. We loved our Hidden River wedding and I was so happy for the ease in planning and production. We had many decisions to make and yet loved the simplicity HRE provided. The details were so impressive, like flowers grown onsite, the horse drawn carriage and the water features. Absolutely sweeter than we could have imagined!
This experience was amazing- perfect. Thanks to the amazing staff and to Jeanne for officiating. We loved our Hidden River Read more...
This experience was amazing- perfect. Thanks to the amazing staff and to Jeanne for officiating. We loved our Hidden River wedding and I was so happy for the ease in planning and production. We had many decisions to make and yet loved the simplicity HRE provided. The details were so impressive, like flowers grown onsite, the horse drawn carriage and the water features. Absolutely sweeter than we could have imagined! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Sheila
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Great group to work with, both the venue and the staff
Great group to work with, both the venue and the staff
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SonyaAndDavid
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The only thing better than working with the folks at Hidden River was the joy of being married in such a beautiful setting. Kelly will help to make everything go smooth, and the end result will exceed your wildest expectations.
The only thing better than working with the folks at Hidden River was the joy of being married in such a beautiful Read more...
The only thing better than working with the folks at Hidden River was the joy of being married in such a beautiful setting. Kelly will help to make everything go smooth, and the end result will exceed your wildest expectations. Read less
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Steve - Father of thebride
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I am the father of the bride. I cannot think of anything that was missing from my daughter and new son's day! It was perfect in my opinion. Hidden River was fantastic on all counts. Jeanne and Kelly were great and everything flowed seamlessly from planning, rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. Jeanne performed the ceremony, and it was beautiful and very touching. Value-wise, I cannot imagine any other place topping Hidden River. On-site accomodations allowed the celebration to continue without worry. Everyone indicated they had a great time and celebration. Perfection and can't be topped.
I am the father of the bride. I cannot think of anything that was missing from my daughter and new son's day! It was Read more...
I am the father of the bride. I cannot think of anything that was missing from my daughter and new son's day! It was perfect in my opinion. Hidden River was fantastic on all counts. Jeanne and Kelly were great and everything flowed seamlessly from planning, rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. Jeanne performed the ceremony, and it was beautiful and very touching. Value-wise, I cannot imagine any other place topping Hidden River. On-site accomodations allowed the celebration to continue without worry. Everyone indicated they had a great time and celebration. Perfection and can't be topped. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Hidden River and it was the most amazing experience of my life.

Jeanne and Kelly have the system down pat and made all of our guests feel like a part of the Hidden River family - I felt supported and cared for the entire weekend.

The setting is breathtaking...but what was really moving was how personal and thoughtful the ceremony was. Our guests spoke endlessly of how unique and special Hidden River is and many said very plainly that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever attended.

I remember when I first met Jeanne over a year ago she told me that Hidden River was as much a ministry to her as it was a business and after working with her I can fully attest to the truth of that statement. She is a very special and hardworking woman committed to making her life a reflection of her core values.

Jeanne and Kelly also put my husband and I in touch with the best vendors we could have hoped to meet - from florist to photography to catering - you can absolutely trust their judgement in terms of referral.

Essentially, Jeanne and Kelly and all of the Hidden River staff are professional, responsive, and easy to work with....and they care about their clients as human beings. I feel blessed to have met each of them.
My husband and I were married at Hidden River and it was the most amazing experience of my life.

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My husband and I were married at Hidden River and it was the most amazing experience of my life.

Jeanne and Kelly have the system down pat and made all of our guests feel like a part of the Hidden River family - I felt supported and cared for the entire weekend.

The setting is breathtaking...but what was really moving was how personal and thoughtful the ceremony was. Our guests spoke endlessly of how unique and special Hidden River is and many said very plainly that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever attended.

I remember when I first met Jeanne over a year ago she told me that Hidden River was as much a ministry to her as it was a business and after working with her I can fully attest to the truth of that statement. She is a very special and hardworking woman committed to making her life a reflection of her core values.

Jeanne and Kelly also put my husband and I in touch with the best vendors we could have hoped to meet - from florist to photography to catering - you can absolutely trust their judgement in terms of referral.

Essentially, Jeanne and Kelly and all of the Hidden River staff are professional, responsive, and easy to work with....and they care about their clients as human beings. I feel blessed to have met each of them. Read less
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februarydrama
Wedding:
5/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We were married in an Episcopal church in Asheville and had our reception at Hidden River. We had the best experience with these folks! Not only is this place pristinely gorgeous, but the folks were so nice! You can tell when you talk to Jeanne how much Hidden River is a part of her heart, what a dream come true for her! She was flexible when we used family members as vendors, and she went above and beyond the call of duty. She contacted the church clergy to aid in our approval to married there! Kelly was our reception coordinator. She was phenomenal. She was very responsive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Not to mention, she was "on target" the whole reception. She was almost everywhere at once! Hidden River truly made our wedding an unbelievably beautiful and memorable day! We can't thank them enough!
We were married in an Episcopal church in Asheville and had our reception at Hidden River. We had the best experience with Read more...
We were married in an Episcopal church in Asheville and had our reception at Hidden River. We had the best experience with these folks! Not only is this place pristinely gorgeous, but the folks were so nice! You can tell when you talk to Jeanne how much Hidden River is a part of her heart, what a dream come true for her! She was flexible when we used family members as vendors, and she went above and beyond the call of duty. She contacted the church clergy to aid in our approval to married there! Kelly was our reception coordinator. She was phenomenal. She was very responsive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Not to mention, she was "on target" the whole reception. She was almost everywhere at once! Hidden River truly made our wedding an unbelievably beautiful and memorable day! We can't thank them enough! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing Wedding Venue! My husband & I got married at HRE this past April & it was the most beautifully fantastic venue we could have ever picked! One of the highlights was working with the local vendors. They made everything from selecting the perfect cake, wine, & favors to flowers all a BREEZE. We love the NC mountains & this was a most perfect spot to host our special event. Kelly & Jeanne are tremendous to work with - everything about our special day was unique & personalized. We could not have been any happier with the way things went. It's been 6 months & we're STILL talking about how special Hidden River is & how we can't wait to go back to visit.
Sarah & Nick Wagner - Charlotte, NC
Amazing Wedding Venue! My husband & I got married at HRE this past April & it was the most beautifully fantastic venue we Read more...
Amazing Wedding Venue! My husband & I got married at HRE this past April & it was the most beautifully fantastic venue we could have ever picked! One of the highlights was working with the local vendors. They made everything from selecting the perfect cake, wine, & favors to flowers all a BREEZE. We love the NC mountains & this was a most perfect spot to host our special event. Kelly & Jeanne are tremendous to work with - everything about our special day was unique & personalized. We could not have been any happier with the way things went. It's been 6 months & we're STILL talking about how special Hidden River is & how we can't wait to go back to visit.
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leilanimessenger
Wedding:
6/3/2010
4.9/5.0
Jeanne did a wonderful job providing us with the vendors and support that we needed to feel confident on our big day that everything would go well. She worked with us on our budget to host an event at the nearby college--since her facility was booked during the time that we needed.

Her vendors provided excellent service, and Jeanne and her crew made the location look beautiful and helped everything go as smoothly as possible.

I highly recommend Jeanne for the budget conscious couple looking for a fabulous outdoor event!
Jeanne did a wonderful job providing us with the vendors and support that we needed to feel confident on our big day that Read more...
Jeanne did a wonderful job providing us with the vendors and support that we needed to feel confident on our big day that everything would go well. She worked with us on our budget to host an event at the nearby college--since her facility was booked during the time that we needed.

Her vendors provided excellent service, and Jeanne and her crew made the location look beautiful and helped everything go as smoothly as possible.

I highly recommend Jeanne for the budget conscious couple looking for a fabulous outdoor event! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.9/5.0
We recently had our wedding festivities at Hidden River Events. We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception and rented the 4 houses for the weekend on the property. While we live in the area, our families and a lot of our friends do not. Hidden River provided a weekend retreat for our guests and us. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, complete with mountain views, pastures, a river, and horses. Our guests were so happy to be there as it is truly representative of the beauty in western NC.

There are three ceremony sites to choose from on the property so you can be certain to find one that meets your needs and personality. We choose to have ours by the river and it was perfect. The bride gets delivered to the ceremony site in a horse drawn carriage, which was extremely romantic and dramatic.

The reception tent is large and clean. The facility provides tables, chairs, dance floor, nice PA system, lighting, bar, and more. Other items such as plates, silverware, and glasses can be rented. The large fields were perfect for the children to run and play. The bathrooms are modern and clean. A golf cart and driver are provided to chauffeur guests as needed.

The 4 houses on the property have been remodeled, are clean and very comfortable. The kitchens are equipped with dishes, cooking ware, coffee makers, etc. I found that with having my out of town guests stay on the property, I could spend more time with them.

The owner of the venue is very friendly, loving, fair and accommodating. The staff is helpful, hard working and very flexible to each parties needs.

I highly recommend this venue for any celebration. The setting is just gorgeous. I had a perfect day.
We recently had our wedding festivities at Hidden River Events. We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and Read more...
We recently had our wedding festivities at Hidden River Events. We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception and rented the 4 houses for the weekend on the property. While we live in the area, our families and a lot of our friends do not. Hidden River provided a weekend retreat for our guests and us. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, complete with mountain views, pastures, a river, and horses. Our guests were so happy to be there as it is truly representative of the beauty in western NC.

There are three ceremony sites to choose from on the property so you can be certain to find one that meets your needs and personality. We choose to have ours by the river and it was perfect. The bride gets delivered to the ceremony site in a horse drawn carriage, which was extremely romantic and dramatic.

The reception tent is large and clean. The facility provides tables, chairs, dance floor, nice PA system, lighting, bar, and more. Other items such as plates, silverware, and glasses can be rented. The large fields were perfect for the children to run and play. The bathrooms are modern and clean. A golf cart and driver are provided to chauffeur guests as needed.

The 4 houses on the property have been remodeled, are clean and very comfortable. The kitchens are equipped with dishes, cooking ware, coffee makers, etc. I found that with having my out of town guests stay on the property, I could spend more time with them.

The owner of the venue is very friendly, loving, fair and accommodating. The staff is helpful, hard working and very flexible to each parties needs.

I highly recommend this venue for any celebration. The setting is just gorgeous. I had a perfect day. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.9/5.0
My fiance and I booked Hidden River a year and a half in advance, because five minutes after arriving on the property and meeting Jeanne, we realized that this was the only place we would be happy getting married.

This venue is absolutely gorgeous - it showcases the mountains of western North Carolina and the sunsets over the hills are worth every penny! But you can look at the website pictures to understand how beautiful the area is. The part that my fiance and I appreciated the most was the staff. Jeanne is an incredible woman - she absolutely believes in love and puts all of herself into making your day special. We asked her to officiate our wedding, and people are still talking about what a personal, heartfelt ceremony it was. She listened to what we wanted, she took the time to get to know us and listen to all our stories and she wrote a sermon that was beautiful. She encouraged us throughout the entire planning process and was clearly devoted to making our day as perfect as possible. She became like a second mom to me, and bent over backwards to please us and make us feel welcome.

As for the rest of the staff - they are fantastic, hard-working people who were willing to do pretty much whatever we asked. They were flexible, taking on many responsibilities and making us feel so relaxed that we never worried about any details.

My fiance and I realized that this was a special place the minute we pulled in during our first visit, but what makes it really great is the incredible people working here. I would undoubtedly recommend this venue to anyone, and I know that Jeanne will continue to be a special person in our life for years to come.
My fiance and I booked Hidden River a year and a half in advance, because five minutes after arriving on the property and Read more...
My fiance and I booked Hidden River a year and a half in advance, because five minutes after arriving on the property and meeting Jeanne, we realized that this was the only place we would be happy getting married.

This venue is absolutely gorgeous - it showcases the mountains of western North Carolina and the sunsets over the hills are worth every penny! But you can look at the website pictures to understand how beautiful the area is. The part that my fiance and I appreciated the most was the staff. Jeanne is an incredible woman - she absolutely believes in love and puts all of herself into making your day special. We asked her to officiate our wedding, and people are still talking about what a personal, heartfelt ceremony it was. She listened to what we wanted, she took the time to get to know us and listen to all our stories and she wrote a sermon that was beautiful. She encouraged us throughout the entire planning process and was clearly devoted to making our day as perfect as possible. She became like a second mom to me, and bent over backwards to please us and make us feel welcome.

As for the rest of the staff - they are fantastic, hard-working people who were willing to do pretty much whatever we asked. They were flexible, taking on many responsibilities and making us feel so relaxed that we never worried about any details.

My fiance and I realized that this was a special place the minute we pulled in during our first visit, but what makes it really great is the incredible people working here. I would undoubtedly recommend this venue to anyone, and I know that Jeanne will continue to be a special person in our life for years to come. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Father of the Bride
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Hidden River was an outstanding venue for my daughter's wedding!! The setting was spectacular with mountains surrounding the venue, a large field that included horses and a river for the wedding ceremony. Several guests were able to stay in the cottages on-site that all had great views of the wedding/reception site as well as the mountains. The bride arrived to the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage and departed the ceremony site to the reception in the same carriage. There was also ample accommodations for the wedding party to spend the weekend on-site and even have a bonfire after the reception was over! The food was outstanding and Jeanne and Kelly did a fantastic job of making this day so special for everyone!!! Everyone had a fantastic time at the wedding!!!!
Hidden River was an outstanding venue for my daughter's wedding!! The setting was spectacular with mountains surrounding Read more...
Hidden River was an outstanding venue for my daughter's wedding!! The setting was spectacular with mountains surrounding the venue, a large field that included horses and a river for the wedding ceremony. Several guests were able to stay in the cottages on-site that all had great views of the wedding/reception site as well as the mountains. The bride arrived to the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage and departed the ceremony site to the reception in the same carriage. There was also ample accommodations for the wedding party to spend the weekend on-site and even have a bonfire after the reception was over! The food was outstanding and Jeanne and Kelly did a fantastic job of making this day so special for everyone!!! Everyone had a fantastic time at the wedding!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.7/5.0
This venue is SO beautiful! Kelly did such a wonderful job catering to my husband's and my wants and needs and everything ran so smoothly. The only part of our day that went wrong was our announcement by Jeanne (the officiant). Our name was printed on all of our programs incorrectly!!! :( We are the Perkins, not the Berkins. Otherwise, Kelly was absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommend this venue to any one of my friends. Our guests LOVED it!
This venue is SO beautiful! Kelly did such a wonderful job catering to my husband's and my wants and needs and everything Read more...
This venue is SO beautiful! Kelly did such a wonderful job catering to my husband's and my wants and needs and everything ran so smoothly. The only part of our day that went wrong was our announcement by Jeanne (the officiant). Our name was printed on all of our programs incorrectly!!! :( We are the Perkins, not the Berkins. Otherwise, Kelly was absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommend this venue to any one of my friends. Our guests LOVED it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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k.aville227
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.7/5.0
Wonderful place to get married. Having housing on the property was crucial for us, lots of family came from out-of-state. We received lots of discounts through their preferred vendors, but were not obligated to us them. Very helpful with every detail. Laid-back.
Wonderful place to get married. Having housing on the property was crucial for us, lots of family came from out-of-state. Read more...
Wonderful place to get married. Having housing on the property was crucial for us, lots of family came from out-of-state. We received lots of discounts through their preferred vendors, but were not obligated to us them. Very helpful with every detail. Laid-back. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Carter
Wedding:
8/22/2009
4.7/5.0
Planning a wedding is a challenge; planning a remote wedding is a serious challenge! When my husband and I decided we wanted an outdoor country wedding, we effectively made the decision to take on the remote planning challenge. Hidden River in Swannanoa, NC, offered precisely the kind of lovely setting we wanted. We live in San Francisco and my parents live in South Carolina, about three and a half hours from Hidden River. We feared we were making things more difficult, but, thanks to Jeanne Sommer?s experience and professionalism, we were able to arrange every detail we wanted for our very personal wedding.

I am Christian and my husband is Sikh. We wanted a ceremony incorporating elements of each rich tradition. With her background as a professor of world religions, Jeanne was the perfect person to help structure a service suiting our needs. She also was helpful in putting us in contact with caterers and other vendors, making the distance seem a non-issue.

For the ceremony, we selected the leafy glade by the river, and the site was delightful ? even in the August afternoon, it was shaded and cool. After our vows, guests strolled up the lane to the reception tent, which had a perfect layout for dancing and dining. All our guests commented on the beautiful setting and delicious reception menu. Sunday afternoon we returned to the riverside for a casual, catered barbeque for our immediate families.

If you want an outdoor, country wedding, you could not find a better venue than Hidden River.
Planning a wedding is a challenge; planning a remote wedding is a serious challenge! When my husband and I decided we Read more...
Planning a wedding is a challenge; planning a remote wedding is a serious challenge! When my husband and I decided we wanted an outdoor country wedding, we effectively made the decision to take on the remote planning challenge. Hidden River in Swannanoa, NC, offered precisely the kind of lovely setting we wanted. We live in San Francisco and my parents live in South Carolina, about three and a half hours from Hidden River. We feared we were making things more difficult, but, thanks to Jeanne Sommer?s experience and professionalism, we were able to arrange every detail we wanted for our very personal wedding.

I am Christian and my husband is Sikh. We wanted a ceremony incorporating elements of each rich tradition. With her background as a professor of world religions, Jeanne was the perfect person to help structure a service suiting our needs. She also was helpful in putting us in contact with caterers and other vendors, making the distance seem a non-issue.

For the ceremony, we selected the leafy glade by the river, and the site was delightful ? even in the August afternoon, it was shaded and cool. After our vows, guests strolled up the lane to the reception tent, which had a perfect layout for dancing and dining. All our guests commented on the beautiful setting and delicious reception menu. Sunday afternoon we returned to the riverside for a casual, catered barbeque for our immediate families.

If you want an outdoor, country wedding, you could not find a better venue than Hidden River. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.4/5.0
Hidden River is a breathtakingly beautiful farm just outside of Asheville, NC. We were drawn to it because they offer an affordable all-inclusive wedding package, and we were planning our wedding from out of state. Our wedding was perfect. Jeanne (owner) served as our officiant and we received tons of compliments on her beautiful service. Grace Giles served as our wedding coordinator and she was a pleasure to work with. On the day of my wedding I didn't have to worry about a single thing. While I got my hair and makeup done, Grace ensured that everything else was set up as planned. We moved through the evening without any hiccups. Our photographer, Jesse Kitt (included in the wedding package) was top-notch. She was very professional. I can't wait to see my photos. We received compliments on the food and beautiful wedding cake. The DJ, Valantine, was fantastic. The FLOWERS and table settings (Thanks Cynthia!) were AMAZING. We splurged on a custom altar (not included in the package) and it was gorgeous. The whole staff was extremely helpful and accommodating! The night was a blur and I wish I could go back and enjoy it again! But most importantly, I was able to enjoy the night without a single worry because Grace and her team took care of EVERYTHING. Thank you all so much!

Love,

Cyndi and Jim (August 16, 2014)
Hidden River is a breathtakingly beautiful farm just outside of Asheville, NC. We were drawn to it because they offer an Read more...
Hidden River is a breathtakingly beautiful farm just outside of Asheville, NC. We were drawn to it because they offer an affordable all-inclusive wedding package, and we were planning our wedding from out of state. Our wedding was perfect. Jeanne (owner) served as our officiant and we received tons of compliments on her beautiful service. Grace Giles served as our wedding coordinator and she was a pleasure to work with. On the day of my wedding I didn't have to worry about a single thing. While I got my hair and makeup done, Grace ensured that everything else was set up as planned. We moved through the evening without any hiccups. Our photographer, Jesse Kitt (included in the wedding package) was top-notch. She was very professional. I can't wait to see my photos. We received compliments on the food and beautiful wedding cake. The DJ, Valantine, was fantastic. The FLOWERS and table settings (Thanks Cynthia!) were AMAZING. We splurged on a custom altar (not included in the package) and it was gorgeous. The whole staff was extremely helpful and accommodating! The night was a blur and I wish I could go back and enjoy it again! But most importantly, I was able to enjoy the night without a single worry because Grace and her team took care of EVERYTHING. Thank you all so much!

Love,

Cyndi and Jim (August 16, 2014) Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Hidden River Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Cyndi and Jim. Couples, such as yourselves, are what make Hidden River Events even better. You are why we are here. Please know that you have another homeplace with us, and we hope you will visit us often.
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Emma
Wedding:
9/15/2013
4.2/5.0
My Husband and I fell in love with the venue from our first visit it was the first and only venue tour we needed to take we feel in love with the panoramic mountain views immediately.
My Husband and I fell in love with the venue from our first visit it was the first and only venue tour we needed to take Read more...
My Husband and I fell in love with the venue from our first visit it was the first and only venue tour we needed to take we feel in love with the panoramic mountain views immediately. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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lindsays35
Wedding:
8/9/2009
4.2/5.0
I loved the area, very pretty. She was really easy to work with but a lot of things were not clear in the end.
I loved the area, very pretty. She was really easy to work with but a lot of things were not clear in the end.
I loved the area, very pretty. She was really easy to work with but a lot of things were not clear in the end. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
I absolutely loved the venue! It is beautiful and perfect for any bride going for a farm/shabby chic type wedding. The only complaint I have relates to the wedding coordinator at the venue, not the venue itself. If you sign a contract with the venue, you are required to use the wedding coordinator at the site, Grace. Her fee is $500, plus a $75 "suggested" gratuity. In my opinion, she didn't really earn the $575, and was a little frustrating to work with. In the months leading up to the wedding, I often had trouble getting a hold of her. She didn't respond to my emails for a week or two, and often times I had to re-send the same email a couple of times before I could get a response. I did most of the planning myself, and we only used two of the "venue recommended" vendors, so she didn't have much work to do related to my wedding. However, on the day of the wedding, the musicians kept coming up to my family and asking to be paid. That was supposed to be Grace's job, and it caused my family some stress scrambling trying to find a way to pay them. Grace was no where to be found on the day of the wedding. She was very unorganized and I had to remind her of my wedding details multiple times. In addition, she didn't really keep track of the payments I had been making toward the wedding, which was annoying at times. Overall, I would still recommend this venue, but if you're a very detail-oriented bride that likes organization and quick responses, this venue may cause you more stress than it's worth.
I absolutely loved the venue! It is beautiful and perfect for any bride going for a farm/shabby chic type wedding. The Read more...
I absolutely loved the venue! It is beautiful and perfect for any bride going for a farm/shabby chic type wedding. The only complaint I have relates to the wedding coordinator at the venue, not the venue itself. If you sign a contract with the venue, you are required to use the wedding coordinator at the site, Grace. Her fee is $500, plus a $75 "suggested" gratuity. In my opinion, she didn't really earn the $575, and was a little frustrating to work with. In the months leading up to the wedding, I often had trouble getting a hold of her. She didn't respond to my emails for a week or two, and often times I had to re-send the same email a couple of times before I could get a response. I did most of the planning myself, and we only used two of the "venue recommended" vendors, so she didn't have much work to do related to my wedding. However, on the day of the wedding, the musicians kept coming up to my family and asking to be paid. That was supposed to be Grace's job, and it caused my family some stress scrambling trying to find a way to pay them. Grace was no where to be found on the day of the wedding. She was very unorganized and I had to remind her of my wedding details multiple times. In addition, she didn't really keep track of the payments I had been making toward the wedding, which was annoying at times. Overall, I would still recommend this venue, but if you're a very detail-oriented bride that likes organization and quick responses, this venue may cause you more stress than it's worth. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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BAM
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.0/5.0
Hidden River Farms is a beautiful site and has a lot to offer. For me, the attraction to HR was instantaneous - like finding my perfect wedding gown.

The entire crew at HR was fantastic to work with. Katie O'Brien is a true joy - smart, always on point, easy-going, and very organized - everything a special events planner should be. Jeanne (HR owner) is a lot of fun to work with, as well. Always enthusiastic, very cool, quick to laugh and her connection to the community is strong and far-reaching - a wonderful thing for us 'buy local' types.

I truly enjoyed my experience with everyone at Hidden River. Our wedding weekend at HR was one of the best parties we've ever thrown! I would recommend them to anyone wanting a unique, spiritual, fun, mountain getaway wedding in Asheville without having the Asheville prices.
Hidden River Farms is a beautiful site and has a lot to offer. For me, the attraction to HR was instantaneous - like Read more...
Hidden River Farms is a beautiful site and has a lot to offer. For me, the attraction to HR was instantaneous - like finding my perfect wedding gown.

The entire crew at HR was fantastic to work with. Katie O'Brien is a true joy - smart, always on point, easy-going, and very organized - everything a special events planner should be. Jeanne (HR owner) is a lot of fun to work with, as well. Always enthusiastic, very cool, quick to laugh and her connection to the community is strong and far-reaching - a wonderful thing for us 'buy local' types.

I truly enjoyed my experience with everyone at Hidden River. Our wedding weekend at HR was one of the best parties we've ever thrown! I would recommend them to anyone wanting a unique, spiritual, fun, mountain getaway wedding in Asheville without having the Asheville prices. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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mktb
Wedding:
7/11/2009
1.8/5.0
As beautiful as this venue is, the lack of professionalism the day of my wedding completely overshadowed everything else. My wedding planner and bridesmaids were putting out fires the entire day with things ranging from plates still be covered in plastic when guests were arriving at the reception to the staff being rude to our guests. The night ended with me, the bride, in tears after I was yelled at for things I was clueless that were even happening. Although my pictures are beautiful, my memories of the way my wedding ended are not and I would not recommend this place to anyone at all.
As beautiful as this venue is, the lack of professionalism the day of my wedding completely overshadowed everything else. Read more...
As beautiful as this venue is, the lack of professionalism the day of my wedding completely overshadowed everything else. My wedding planner and bridesmaids were putting out fires the entire day with things ranging from plates still be covered in plastic when guests were arriving at the reception to the staff being rude to our guests. The night ended with me, the bride, in tears after I was yelled at for things I was clueless that were even happening. Although my pictures are beautiful, my memories of the way my wedding ended are not and I would not recommend this place to anyone at all. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hidden River Events responded with the following comments:

Thankfully, after 150 weddings at Hidden River, we have experienced less than a handful of clients who have violated our contract in an egregious manner. We have very clear contracts that indicate what the responsibilities of the clients are and what services our staff is able to provide. When a client, for instance, tells her caterer to drop the food for 172 people off and leave--when our contract requires one server/busser for every 25 guests when alcohol is served--and then refuses to let us find last minute workers to do the job for a total of $144, it is difficult to have a successul event. Because of this unwillingness to abide by our contract, my eight year old daughter and I remained on site until after 1 a.m. to bus their tables. Sadly, we are not able to recommend this client to anyone at all.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.9/5.0
I looked at this venue and I am so glad I chose NOT to have my wedding here. On my first visit, the owner took us on a tour through the grounds DURING A WEDDING! The place was a mud pit and guests at this wedding were having to walk long distances through the mud to the bathroom. I felt terrible in my jeans and t-shirt walking through a wedding and reception and I'm sure the bride and groom didn't appreciate it either. The owner even offered my fiancee and I some of their catered food! I felt like a wedding crasher. I knew then and there that we would NOT have our wedding at this venue for fear that this would happen to us too!

Oh and the houses where the wedding party can stay were disgusting (I understand that there were people staying at the venue for the weekend, but this was filth far beyond people just staying there) When we walked into one of the houses, my mother asked what the stench was, and I am quite positive it was old vomit. It smelled like a frat house!

Overall, the staff was very kind, and their responsiveness was acceptable, but their professionalism and overall value was deplorable.
I looked at this venue and I am so glad I chose NOT to have my wedding here. On my first visit, the owner took us on a Read more...
I looked at this venue and I am so glad I chose NOT to have my wedding here. On my first visit, the owner took us on a tour through the grounds DURING A WEDDING! The place was a mud pit and guests at this wedding were having to walk long distances through the mud to the bathroom. I felt terrible in my jeans and t-shirt walking through a wedding and reception and I'm sure the bride and groom didn't appreciate it either. The owner even offered my fiancee and I some of their catered food! I felt like a wedding crasher. I knew then and there that we would NOT have our wedding at this venue for fear that this would happen to us too!

Oh and the houses where the wedding party can stay were disgusting (I understand that there were people staying at the venue for the weekend, but this was filth far beyond people just staying there) When we walked into one of the houses, my mother asked what the stench was, and I am quite positive it was old vomit. It smelled like a frat house!

Overall, the staff was very kind, and their responsiveness was acceptable, but their professionalism and overall value was deplorable. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
I emailed the owner of Hidden River Events a month before setting up a day to come tour the venue, which happened to be today. My family and I drove over 150 miles to come tour the venue. We waited over an hour and nobody ever came to give us a tour. I called them, left voicemails, and emails and still no response. If I can't trust you to be punctual for a tour, why would I trust you with an 11,000 wedding?
I emailed the owner of Hidden River Events a month before setting up a day to come tour the venue, which happened to be Read more...
I emailed the owner of Hidden River Events a month before setting up a day to come tour the venue, which happened to be today. My family and I drove over 150 miles to come tour the venue. We waited over an hour and nobody ever came to give us a tour. I called them, left voicemails, and emails and still no response. If I can't trust you to be punctual for a tour, why would I trust you with an 11,000 wedding? Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Hidden River Events responded with the following comments:

I, the owner of Hidden River Events, just emailed this potential customer with an apology. This is something that rarely happens, and I am sorry for this mistake. We do not typically give tours on Sundays, and I was out of town this weekend. I forgot to ask another employee to cover this tour for me. It was an honest, though heartbreaking mistake, and I'm very sorry. I have just emailed this potential customer with an offer to reimburse her for her gas. In the rare event we do make a mistake, we take responsibility and we seek to make it right. I think our reputation speaks to the high quality of our services, but I understand why this person is upset with me.
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yummyshiva!
Wedding:
4/16/2011
0.0/5.0
Quite possibly the biggest waste of my money that I have ever spent. The lack of professionalism and responsiveness is absurd. The owner was over 30 minutes late for each of our meetings, and on one occasion over an hour late. It has been six months since we revised our contract verbally in meeting and they still have not sent me the new version to sign nor go over. It is now less than a month away from my wedding and they still have not contacted me in any way. I spent 300 dollars for the event planner who has done absolutely nothing. The only perk to hidden river is that the land is beautiful. Other than that I can not find anything positive to say. Please think twice before you have your special day here, it has ruined mine! certainly not worth the price!!!
Quite possibly the biggest waste of my money that I have ever spent. The lack of professionalism and responsiveness is Read more...
Quite possibly the biggest waste of my money that I have ever spent. The lack of professionalism and responsiveness is absurd. The owner was over 30 minutes late for each of our meetings, and on one occasion over an hour late. It has been six months since we revised our contract verbally in meeting and they still have not sent me the new version to sign nor go over. It is now less than a month away from my wedding and they still have not contacted me in any way. I spent 300 dollars for the event planner who has done absolutely nothing. The only perk to hidden river is that the land is beautiful. Other than that I can not find anything positive to say. Please think twice before you have your special day here, it has ruined mine! certainly not worth the price!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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