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Venues in Asheville, NC,
(828) 333-3401
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4.6 out of 5
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    Don

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • 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!!!!

    Steve

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  • 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.

    Katie

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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... Read more

    Claire

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  • 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!

    Sarah

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  • 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

    Kristen

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  • 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.

    Carter

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  • 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 cerem... Read more

    Carley

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  • 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!!!

    Meg

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  • 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!

    Nicole

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  • 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, silverwa... Read more

    Morgan

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  • 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... Read more

    Lindsay

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  • I loved the area, very pretty. She was really easy to work with but a lot of things were not clear in the end.

    Meg

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  • 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.

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    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.

    Barbara

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    4 out of 5
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  • 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.
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