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Forever Starts Here


There is no better place to start your lives together than the majestic mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva. Boasting the best of picturesque mountains, southern hospitality, and local heritage, Jackson County is home to many wedding venues, boutiques, caterers, spas, and accommodations that will help make your special day perfect.

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Venues +

No matter the time of year, the mountains of Western NC offer many scenic, award-winning wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for a rustic, mountain-chic theme or romantic elegance, Jackson County has you covered. Ready to say “I do” to your ideal venue?

Bear Lake Reserve

With four breathtaking venues to choose from, a prime spot on Bear Lake, and luxurious accommodations for the whole party, Bear Lake Reserve is an outstanding destination for a mountain wedding. The property is nestled in the lush forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers intimate wedding venues along with plenty of amenities to make your special day even more memorable.

Website: https://bearlakereserve.com/gather/weddings-and-events/
Address: 412 Lake Forest Drive, Tuckasegee, NC 28783
Call Location: (828) 293-7414
Email Location: greeterscottage@bearlakereserve.com

Best Western Plus – River Escape Inn & Suites

For a wedding in any season of the year, the Best Western River Escape Inn & Suites offers a gorgeous space that displays all that the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains has to offer! Here at the BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn & Suites, we spend a great amount of time catering to the needs of our special events guests.

Website: http://www.bwriverescape.com/
Address: 248 WBI Drive Dillsboro NC 28725
Call Location: (828) 586-6060
Email Location: megano@nightstarlodging.com

Castle Ladyhawke at Bear Lake Reserve

Feel like royalty on your special day at Castle Ladyhawke. This Scottish border castle is set against the pristine backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 20 minutes North of Cashiers. This expansive and dramatic venue offers sweeping views and rustic elegance for up to 150 guests.

Website: https://castleladyhawke.com/
Address: 1698 Shook Cove Rd, Tuckasegee, NC 28783
Call Location: (833) 522-7853

Cedar Creek Club

The Cedar Creek Club has room for 250 guests and offers several options designed to fit your unique style on your wedding day. This recently remodeled facility combines modern amenities and the classic charm of a 1920s summer retreat. Hold your ceremony on the club croquet court overlooking Lake Lupton or underneath a generations-old oak on the lush, grassy lawn.

Website: https://cedarcreekclub.com/events-activities/weddings-events
Address: 42 Racquet Club Drive, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-9380
Email Location: weddings@cedarcreekracquetclub.com

Lonesome Valley

With cascading thousand-foot cliffs peering through the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the detailed craftsmanship of the Jeggings barn reception space, and the custom farm-to-table menu from Executive Chef Adam Hayes, Lonesome Valley has it all. Having received multiple accolades, such as Best Wedding Venue in North America by BizBash, a Brides magazine top venue in 2018, and the 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®, this rustic venue brings together the best of modern amenities and local heritage. And it only hosts a handful of events each year, which means you’ll be in exclusive company.

Website: https://lonesomevalley.com/cashiers-nc-weddings/
Address: 94 Lonesome Valley Road, Sapphire, NC 28774
Call Location: (828) 743-7696
Email Location: sarah@lonesomevalley.com

Sawyer Family Farmstead

Natural elegance meets rustic simplicity at the Sawyer Family Farmstead, which is framed by rolling hills, wild grapevines, and blueberry bushes. With a 2,500-square-foot custom barn boasting a 1,000-square-foot wrap-around deck overlooking Lake Glenville, this location offers several wedding packages for up to 200 guests to fit the needs of your celebration. This award-winning venue has received WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award® for the past 5 years and was ranked among the top 5% of wedding venues nationwide.

Website: http://www.sawyerfamilyfarmstead.com/weddings/
Address: 240 Chimney Pond Road, Glenville, NC 28736
Call Location: (828) 743-5456
Email Location: theteam@sawyerfamilyfarmstead.com

The Historic Jackson County Courthouse

The Historic Jackson County Courthouse towers over the charming small town of Sylva. Built in 1914, the building combines traditional southern charm with notable 20th-century architecture, and it is known as one of the most photographed buildings in the state. Sound like the perfect venue for a picture-perfect wedding?

Website: http://fontanalib.org/sylva
Address: 310 Keener Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 586-2016
Email Location: tfitzmaurice@fontanalib.org

The Orchard Restaurant

The Orchard is known for delicious food and friendly service. But this charming dining destination in a 100-year-old farmhouse is also an ideal place to host wedding groups from 15 to 80 people. On-property guest lodging is available in the Orchard Guest Cottage, and larger parties can enjoy the spacious Orchard Event Barn.

Website: https://www.theorchardcashiers.com/private-events-barn/
Address: 905 NC-107, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-7614
Email Location: events@theorchardcashiers.com

The Parker Mill

The Parker Mill is an elegantly restored 1930’s sawmill located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This venue combines the beauty of rustic charm and endless mountain views with every modern amenity needed for the perfect wedding or event. Conveniently located off of US 74 in Whittier, the Parker Mill is ideal for your dream mountain wedding.

Address: 612 E. Hampshire Blvd Whittier, North Carolina, 28789
Call Location: (717) 756-0242
Email Location: theparkermill@gmail.com

The Village Green

Located in the heart of Cashiers, the Village Green provides an unmatched outdoor wedding experience. From the beautiful Hayes Fairchild Memorial Garden to the mountain rustic pavilion located on the meadow lawn, this venue is perfect for weddings of all sizes, whether you’re hosting fewer than 25 guests or up to 500.

Website: http://www.villagegreencashiersnc.com/rental/weddings.php
Address: 72 Burns Street, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-3434
Email Location: info@thevillagegreen.com

The Wedding Venue at Moonlight Spa and Retreat

Nestled along the banks of the Tuckasegee River, the Moonlight Spa and Retreat has long been a cozy favorite among travelers. Enjoy warm and welcoming southern hospitality in the beauty of the NC Mountains at this newly added wedding venue. This intimate private chapel along with the stunning backdrop of nature makes this location perfect for small weddings from 40-50 guests. Onsite lodging is also available for up to 10 guests.

Website: http://www.moonlight-spa.com/
Address: 129 Moonlight Drive Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 477-4357

Trillium Links and Lake Club

Characterized by its spectacular natural beauty, vast skies, and scenic mountain vistas, Trillium Links and Lake Club is the picture-perfect mountain venue for any special event. The expansive mountain views are the perfect complement to an intimate ceremony, making Trillium’s facilities ideal not only for weddings but also for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners.

Website: https://www.trilliumnc.com/wedding-and-special-events.html
Address: 48 Links Dr, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-6161
Email Location: info@trilliumnc.com

Vineyards at Betty’s Creek

A 4-year recipient of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award®, the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek also hold a spot in the top 5% of wedding venues nationwide, featuring an abundance of location options for you to choose from. With hundreds of acres of protected forest, miles of hiking trails, and dozens of manicured gardens, orchards, and vineyards, this venue has something for every guest to enjoy. After attending the reception in the 1820’s-inspired barn or dancing the night away in the open-air pavilion overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can relax in the cozy, romantic Honeymoon Cottage at Betty’s Cellar.

Website: https://www.thevineyardsatbettyscreek.com/
Address: 10 Vineyard Lane, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 506-3139
Email Location: info@thevineyardsatbettyscreek.com

Vintage Barn Events

For couples who want something a bit more serene and unique, the quaint Vintage Barn checks all the boxes. Sitting on a beautiful 22-acre property surrounded by forests, rolling meadows, and natural creeks, this WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® venue mixes modern amenities with classic rustic charm.

Website: https://www.mountainbarnevents.com/#venue
Address: 780 Beech Tree Road, Whittier, NC 28789
Call Location: (828) 631-5249
Email Location: info@mountainbarnevents.com

Zachary Tolbert House

The Zachary Tolbert House is a beloved 150 year-old National Treasure and features a lush lawn and plentiful space for an intimate wedding ceremony, surrounded by the forest.

Website: https://www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org/
Address: 1940 Hwy 107 S, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-7710


Accommodations +

Trying to decide which of the many Jackson County accommodations will be perfect for your guests? The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority (JCTDA) Sales Team is here to help. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the county’s accommodations and will help you pick the perfect place for your wedding party to stay.

Caleb Sullivan, Sales and Marketing Manager, JCTDA

Email: calebsullivan@discoverjacksonnc.com
Website: www.DiscoverJacksonNC.com
Address: 116 Central Street, Sylva, NC 28779

Wedding Planners +

Altaterra Events

Website: altaterraevents.com
Address: 45 Rolling Woods Drive, Highlands, NC 28741
Call Location: (828) 200-1211

Carmela Occasions & Creations

Website: carmelaoccasionsandcreations.com
Call Location: (828) 269-4111
Email Location: carmelaoccasions@gmail.com

Pinnacle Events

Website: pinnacleeventswnc.com
Call Location: (828) 226-0181
Email Location: pe@pinnacleeventswnc.com

Entertainment +

Benjamin T Warner Events DJ + Musician

Website: https://benjamintwarner.com/
Call Location: 828.338.8257
Email Location: ben@benjamintwarnerevents.com

HOTt Acts

Call Location: (828) 421-4121

Smoky Mountain Karaoke with DJ Steve

Call Location:(239) 789-6017

Party Rental Services +

Professional Party Rentals

Website: http://professionalpartyrentals.com/#BROWSE-RENTALS
Address: 448 US 64 W, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-9676
Email Location: shelby@professionalpartyrentals.com

Florists +

Fiddlehead Designs

Website: www.fiddleheaddesignsnc.com
Address: 384 Hwy 107 S, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-5362

Ray’s Florist and Greenhouse

Website: https://www.rayandcoflorist.com/
Address: 250 Marsh Lily Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 586-5830

Photographers +

Ruby Peoples

Website: http://www.rubypeoplesphotography.com/
Address: 26 Ridgeway Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 226-1600

Shepardson Photo

Website: http://www.caroleshepardson.com
Call Location: (407) 257-2704

Tatro Creative

Website: http://tatrocreative.com
Call Location: (828) 554-1092
Email Location: devin@tatrocreative.com

Terri Clark

Website: http://terriclarkphotography.com
Call Location: (828) 399-0338
Email Location: terri@terriclarkphotography.com

Catering, Cakes and More Sweets +

No matter the size of your guest list, delicious food is a must for your big day. These local catering providers offer excellent eats for all palates and prices.

Big Nicks BBQ

Website: https://bignicksbbq.com/
Address: 7 East Sylva Shopping Center, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 631-3891
Email Location: info@bignicksbbq.com

Bogart’s Restaurant

Address: 35 East Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 586-6532

Canyon Kitchen

Website: www.lonesomevalley.com
Address: 150 Lonesome Valley Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-7967

Cashiers Farmers Market- On the Side BBQ

Website: www.cashiersfarmersmarket.com
Address: 78 US Hwy 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-4334

City Lights Cafe

Website: https://www.citylightscafe.com/catering-private-parties.html
Address: 3 E. Jackson Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 587-2233

Chile Loco

Website: chile-loco-authentic-mexican-restaurant.business.site
Address: 45 Slabtown Rd Unit A3, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-1160

Cork and Barrel Lounge

Website: www.thecorkandbarrellounge.com
Address: 3093 US Hwy 64 E, Sapphire, NC 28774
Call Location: (828) 743-7477

Cornucopia Restaurant

Website: www.cornucopianc.com
Address: 16 Cashiers School Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-3750

Creekside Oyster House and Grill

Address: 483 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 587-2233

Foragers Canteen

Website: https://www.foragerscanteen.com/index.php?p=catering
Address: 42 Depot Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Call Location: (828) 631-4114

Haywood Smokehouse

Website: https://haywoodsmokehouse.com/pages/family-style
Address: 403 Haywood Road, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Call Location: (828) 477-4504
Email Location: catering@haywoodsmokehouse.com

High Country Catering

Address: 290 Hemlock Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Call Location: (828) 586-5686

Kostas Family Restaurant

Website: http://www.kostasdillsboro.com/Default.aspx
Address: 489 Haywood Road, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Call Location: (828) 631-0777

Library Kitchen + Bar

Website: www.librarykitchenandbar.com
Address: 184 Cherokee Trai, Sapphire, NC 28774
Call Location: (828) 743-5512

Lulu’s On Main

Website: http://www.lulusonmain.com/
Address: 678 West Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 586-8989
Email Location: lulusonmainsylva@gmail.com

Mesquite Grill Mexican Restaurant

Address: 410 East Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 586-3000
Email Location: mesquitegrimmmr@gmail.com

Mica’s Restaurant & Pub

Website: www.micas-restaurant.com
Address: 4000 US Hwy 64, Sapphire, NC 28774
Call Location: (828) 743-5740

Randevu Restaurant

Website: https://randevunc.com
Address: 18 Chestnut Sq, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-0190

Slab Town Pizza

Website: www.slabtownpizza.com
Address: 45 Slabtown Rd, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-0020

Speedy’s Pizza

Website: https://www.speedyspizzaofsylva.com/
Address: 285 West Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 586-3800

Table 64

Website: www.tablesixtyfour.com
Address: 3093 US Hwy 64 E, Sapphire, NC 28774
Call Location: (828) 743-4135

The Ugly Dog Public House

Website: www.theuglydogpub.com
Address: 25 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-3000

The Orchard Restaurant

Website: www.theorchardcashiers.com
Address: 905 Hwy 107 S, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-7614

Whiteside Brewing Company

Website: www.whitesidebrewing.com
Address: 128 Hwy 107 N, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-6000

Zookeeper Bistro

Website: www.thezookeeperbistro.com
Address: 45 Slabtown Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-7711


Cotton Leigh Bakery

Website: https://cotton-leigh-bakery.business.site
Address: 628 W Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 477-4566

Cream & Flutter

Website: https://www.creamandflutter.com
Address: 45 Slabtown Road Suite A2, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-8844
Email Location: cashiers@creamandflutter.com

Sugar Cloud Baking Co.

Website: https://www.sugarcloudxoxo.com
Address: 113 US 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 774-9709
Email Location: info@sugarcloudxoxo.com

Something Sweet
Baxely’s Chocolates

Website: https://baxleyschocolates.com
Address: 546 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 631-3379
Email Location: info@baxleyschocolates.com

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory

Website: https://www.dillsborochocolate.com
Address: 28 Church Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Call Location: (828) 631-0156

Salons & Spas +

Hair, Nails, and Makeup

Preparing for that special day can be stressful at times. That’s why getting ready should be as stress free as possible. Our local hair studios, makeup artists, salons, and spas will make sure every member of your wedding party is relaxed and ready for the big day.

Cashiers Spa

Website: http://www.cashiersspa.com
Call Location: (828) 553-6300
Address: 224 Hwy 107 S, Cashiers, NC 28717

Cashiers Valley Fusion

Website: http://www.cashiersvalleyfusion.com
Call Location: (828) 743-9000
Address: 21 Lance Rd Unit A, Cashiers, NC 28717

Evan’s Hair Graphics LLC

Address: 130 US Hwy 64 E Laurel Terrace, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 743-6366

LUXE Salon & Permanent Cosmetics

Address: 1262 W Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 506-4020

Tarah’s Beauty Bar

Website: tarahsbeautybar.skincaretherapy.net
Address: 287 Laurel Knob Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 507-6275

Teri’s Nails

Address: 45 Slabtown Rd Unit A9, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 829-9898

The Boutique Nails & Spa

Address: 130 US Hwy 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28717
Call Location: (828) 547-2120

Full Service Spas
Canyon Spa

Website: https://lonesomevalley.com/cashiers-spa-services/
Address: 94 Lonesome Valley Road, Sapphire, NC 28774
Call Location: (828) 743-0006

Carole Lilly Massage

Website: https://carolelillymassage.com
Address: 45 King Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 507-9581
Email Location: office@carolelillymassage.com

Fusion Spa & Wellness

Website: https://www.fusionsspa.com
Address: 714 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Call Location: (828) 631-0232
Email Location: info@fusionspa.com

Mandara Spa Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

Website: https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee/things-to-do/spa
Address: 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
Call Location: (828) 497-8550

Transportation Services +

Cashiers Carolina Connection

Website: http://cashierscarolinaconnection.com/
Call Location: 828-506-2400
Email Location: boalexand1951@gmail.com

High Country Travel

Address: 114 Hemlock Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Call Location: (828) 506-3463

Wedding Weekend Adventures +

Jackson County offers an adventurous experience no matter the occasion. From a relaxing Paint and Pour event at one of our breweries to something a little more extreme like rafting the Tuckasegee River, Jackson County provides many opportunities for every member of the party to Play On!

Chocolate and Beer Pairing

Both Baxley’s Chocolates in Sylva and Dillsboro Chocolate Factory have worked with Innovation Brewing to create the perfect pairings of chocolate and beer. Their handmade chocolates have been designed specifically to complement some of Innovation’s most delicious beers. Visit either of Innovation’s locations for a taste.

Fly Fishing

Jackson County is the home of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail®, which maps out 15 prime spots to catch brown, rainbow, and brook trout in the crystal-clear streams of the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re looking for wide-open rivers or secluded mountain streams, this trail has you covered.

Guided Hikes

From guided llama hikes throughout the scenic Panthertown Valley to learning the art of Shinrin-Yoku (aka forest therapy), there are a number of guided hikes and tours to enjoy in Jackson County.

Horseback Riding

Explore some of the region’s most beautiful trails on horseback. Jackson County offers three premier equestrian centers: Arrowmont Stables, Smokemont Riding Stables, and Whitewater Equestrian Center.


Whether you’re looking for action-packed rafting on the Tuckasegee, a scenic ride down the Chattooga, or a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Oconaluftee, you can’t go wrong with a day on the rapids in Jackson County. You can rent rafts, canoes, kayaks, and tubes from a number of local companies for either a solo trek or a guided trip with a seasoned rafting expert.

Vintage Shopping

In the market for homemade arts and crafts or one-of-a-kind, antique mountain goods? Enjoy an elevated shopping experience in the mountain towns of Jackson County. Explore the wares of local potters who showcase their talents in shops scattered about the county. Search the shelves for the perfect piece to add to your collection, from Japanese-influenced drink mixers and face jugs to raku beads and horsehair pottery.

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