30 Hidden River Drive
Swannanoa, NC 28778
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About Us

At Hidden River-just 10 minutes from Asheville, NC-couples can wed next to the gentle, Swannanoa River or in a farm field within the wide-open embrace of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We provide kind and efficient service in a manner that seeks to equal the natural beauty of our valley.

A growing hub for destination weddings, Asheville, NC-located just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway-is home to the Biltmore Estate and numerous artistic and outdoor recreational facilities. Couples who wed at Hidden River can enjoy their time together with family and friends at reasonable rates and with activities to satisfy various interests.

A wedding day should be the beginning of many, wonderful days together. By the time your day approaches, we want couples to be relaxed and focused on the meaning and enduring quality of their relationship. With this in mind, we offer packages that are affordable and substantive.

Our Standard Value Packages serve up to 200 guests (more if needed) and offer the basic amenities a couple needs to plan an outdoor celebration:

  • Over 4000 square feet of tented and enclosed/heated (if needed) space
  • On-site housing for up to 50 guests, comfortably, in our 5 vacation rental houses
  • Saturday packages include 3 days on the site (with accommodations)
  • Full service packages include all labor, infrastructure and vendors (with flexiblity to pick and choose or leave out certain vendors)
  • Included vendors:  food, flowers (mostly grown on site but can be special ordered), dessert, photography, officiant, DJ
  • Couples purchase and provide their own alcohol for additional cost savings
  • Set up and clean up of all our included amenities
  • An Event Manager to help you manage the planning and execution of the event
  • 60" round tables and 8' serving tables, with plates, utensils and mason jars for glassware
  • White heavy-duty resin, padded and folding chairs
  • White table linens
  • Elegant and/or rustic centerpieces
  • Rhododendron arches and barn wood ceremony tables
  • Dance floor and DJ included with
  • Quality sound system with amplified speakers, microphones, and six in-puts (for instruments, I-pods, etc.)
  • Elegant horse carriage and driver
  • Stainless steel coolers with wicker encasing
  • Glass dishes, ball jar glasses, and stainless place settings
  • Ball Jar beverage dispensers
  • Elegant mahogany canopies (enough to shade 150 seated guests)
  • Copper wine bottle torches and large open fire pits
  • Permanent bathroom facilities
  • Transportation for guests with special needs
  • Space on our grounds for tent camping
  • Access to 25 miles of hiking trails from our propert

Our comprehensive package helps relieve much of the stress associated with planning so couples are free to plan more personalized amenities or just enjoy being engaged.

In addition to our Mountain Elegance Packages, we also offer:

  • Barn Dance Rehearsal Dinner packages
  • Upgrades to our Receptions featuring award-winning local bands in a variety of genres from Jazz to Honkey Tonk to Celtic.
  • Riverside brunches and Bridesmaid's Luncheons

We work with some of the finest and most reasonable local caterers, from BBQ, to locally grown and organic, largely vegetarian meals, to customized gourmet meals, to some of the best home made ice cream in the area. Our Complete Packages enable our Clients and their guests to enjoy the most delectable aspects of our local cuisine and culture.

Finally, our 17+ acre farm, with numerous sites for events (a peninsula in the river, a natural swimming pond with its own ceremony island, a 1/2 acre cut flower garden, and a wide-open field) is in one of the most undeveloped valleys in our region with some of the most picturesque backdrops imaginable. Couples, during their extended stay with us, can mix and match aspects of their events at various sites on the property.  They can also take advantage of all Asheville has to offer:  the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, award winning breweries, art galleries, music venues, etc.

Won't you begin your journey with us?


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Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
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Venue Style
CountryDestinationEco-friendly / GreenMountainRustic
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