WEDDINGS & GATHERINGS

If an intimate ceremony in the woods surrounded by old tall trees, thick ferns, climbing vines and the endless skies is your dream wedding; welcome to River North. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville & 7 miles from the airport, our unique property offers both convenience and privacy alike.  The land is 9 acres of  family owned property with a private forest, a picturesque pond, walking trails and 3 cabin accommodations.

 

With multiple site locations within the property, River North can accommodate micro weddings, elopements and and intimate gatherings for up to 20 people.

 

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          The Gathering Place

 

Location & Vibe: Situated in the center of your own private forest, The Gathering Place offers a rustic & natural setting that offers 360 degree woodland views. Paths are lined with lights while the trees are wrapped with dainty star lights. A large chandelier hangs from the trees above the vow area, making this location a magical place to say I Do.

Accommodations: Ceremony seating for up to 50 people. A platform deck with a farm table seats 25 for after ceremony drinks & socializing; perfect for smaller groups. Larger groups of 25+ can use the platform to set up a bar for the cocktail reception and have their dinner reception at The Ruins.

Other Details: This setting is completely outdoors. ​

 

            The Ruins

Location & Vibe: Our newest addition to the property, The Ruins will be completed fall 2020. This open air deck is situated above a natural running spring that feeds into our lush, overgrown pond. Set back into a "jungle" of trees and vines, this unique structure gives the feeling of spending time in an abandoned "ruin" that the earth took back. Complete with a "castle style" chandelier, starlight lighting & a stone fireplace; your guests will be talking about their night in the forest for years to come. (For events in the colder months, we offer clear plastic curtain "walls" that will keep the heat from the fireplace in and the views open)

Accommodations: The Ruins is available for 50 guests for a ceremony or reception.

 

               Perkins Chapel & The Gazebo

 

Location & Vibe: Set near the woods and surrounded by ferns, vines and flowers in the spring, this simple yet unique locale provides intimacy and amazing photos! Perkins Chapel is a small, quaint chapel built by one of the original owners of the property. Complete with stained glass windows and a bell, this is one of the more unique places you will find to have your intimate wedding. The Gazebo offers additional space for your intimate group to have drinks, socialize and take photographs, or have an outdoor ceremony.

Accommodations: Chairs are provided for 20 people, however the chapel comfortably accommodates 12. The chapel is completely indoors with heating & electricity. The Gazebo can comfortably accommodate 20 for a seated ceremony and tables are provided for an outdoor socializing area.

 

Micro wedding packages: 1-20 people

 

Our micro wedding packages come in two options: including cabin accommodations or without. Our cabins sleep 18 combined and are perfect for out of town guests or locals wanting a stay-cation with their event. All packages include set up of our chairs at your site as well as an on-site liaison for your event.

 

 

Property Rental Only= $2,000

This package includes 1 location rental for 4 hours. Other areas on the property are available for photo taking and exploring, provided they are not occupied by other guests or rented

 

Property Rental + 1 cabin for 1 night= $2,200

This package includes 1 location rental for 4 hours with 1 night of cabin accommodation. Other areas on the property are available for photo taking and exploring, provided they are not occupied by other guests or rented.

 

Property Rental + 3 cabins for 1 night= $2,600

This package includes 1 location rental for 4 hours with 2 nights of cabin accommodation in all three of our cabins. Other areas on the property are available for photo taking and exploring, provided they are not occupied by other guests or rented.

 

Property Rental + 3 cabins for 2 night= 3,100

This package includes 1 location rental for 4 hours with 2 nights of cabin accommodation in all three of our cabins. Other areas on the property are available for photo taking and exploring, provided they are not occupied by other guests or rented.

wedding packages: 21-50 people

All event packages with 21-50 people include our 3 cabin accommodations. Our three cabins sleep up to 18 people combined. Both packages include the set up of our chairs at your event site as well as an on-site liaison for your event.

 

 

Property Rental + 3 cabins for 1 night= $4,700

This package includes the entire property for the rental period of 2pm on check in day to 11am the following day. The event window is any 6 hours during that period. Cabin guests (up to 18 people) are free to explore & use the property during the entire rental duration.

 

 

Property Rental + 3 cabins for 2 nights= $6,700

This package includes the entire property for the rental period of 2pm on check in day to 11am on check out day, 2 days later. The event window is any 6 hours during that period. Cabin guests (up to 18 people) are free to explore & use the property during the entire rental duration.

 

This package is ideal for hosting your rehearsal & dinner on the property the evening before your event while allowing plenty of time for decorating and event set up.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Tables, Chairs & Other Items: Each location includes ceremony seating up to 50 people. Farm tables are available that seat up to 25. Additional tables and linens will need to be rented from a local vendor.

Food & Drinks: You are welcome to bring in your own drinks / food for your event. Alcohol is permitted as long as it is not being sold and is served responsibly.

Music: Non-amplified music is allowed. The Ruins is wired with wireless speakers.

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Other Fees: We require a $400 cleaning deposit for micro weddings and a $800 for larger events. This is refundable within 7 days following the event.

Other Details: Photos are welcome in all areas of the woods, with respect to other ceremonies taking place. 

Booking/Payment: 50% deposit is due at time of booking with the balance due 7 days before your event. 

 

Insurance: All bookings require a event insurance policy to be obtained. Please ask if you need a referral.

 

On Site Liaison: Each booking includes an onsite liaison that will work with you on the day of your event. The purpose of this liaison is to assist with property related questions or issues only. If you need an onsite day of coordinator, one can be hired locally.

 
To inquire about or reserve your date, click here.
LODGING

Each event rental location on the property is offered one of our 3 cabins at a discount of 20% off listed rates. This is on a first come, first serve basis and based on availability. Cabins open up to the general public for rentals 4 months before any given date, however event bookings are given first option to rent. Check-in is 2pm and checkout is noon.

 
HAVEN- $190-215/night

This A -frame cabin set at the entry of the woods offers comfortable sleeping accommodations for 6 people. Complete with a sunken jet tub, wood burning stove, king bed dressed with a down comforter, patio seating, internet TV, antique dining table for 6 & everything you need to make your own meals; Haven is the perfect place to sleep in & stay up late listening to the sounds of the bullfrogs from your deck.

Sleeping: 1 king bed, 2 twins and 1 pull out sleeper couch.

StoryBrooke-$200-225/night

Built in the traditional style of woodland cabins, StoryBrooke offers 2 loft bedrooms that are perfect for multiple families, comfortably sleeping 8. Each loft includes a new queen bed with a down comforter, internet TV, & a couch that converts to a sleeper. Downstairs offers a spacious dining area,  wood burning stove, 2 bathrooms, cookware stocked kitchen & 2 separate decks for enjoying the view.  

Sleeping: 2 queen beds, 2 sleeper couches & a trundle. 

Hideaway- $175-200/night

The quaintest of the three cabins, Hideaway is the perfect place for a couple or small family to spend some time in the woods. Comfortably sleeping 4, the one bedroom retreat offers a new queen bed dressed with a down comforter, a wood burning stove and a sleeper couch, perfect for the kids. An internet enabled TV is there for relaxing on the couch after a long day exploring the beauty Western North Carolina has to offer. The kitchen is ready for use with all new cookware, plating and cutlery.

Sleeping: 1 queen bed & sleeper couch.

Our Address

Mills River, NC 28759

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TEL: 828-676-4281   

E-MAIL: hello@rivernorthnc.com

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