We are so happy you are here and are considering sharing in our big day with us! As many of you know, Kevin and I have been busy traveling the world and we’re looking forward to returning to the states to kick off an amazing party with all the people we love so dearly! This website includes all the information you need to know about our big day. While attention to detail is our strong suit, some information might be overlooked – so please let us know if something is missing! Check back for updates as we get closer to the big day!
When: Monday, October 14th 2019
Where: Asheville, NC
The Venue: Hidden River Events: 30 Hidden River Dr. Swannanoa, NC 28778
Ceremony start time: 4:00PM
RSVP: Received your Save the Date and already know you can or can’t attend? RSVP HERE!
Registry: Click Here!
As we’ve been sharing our wedding plans, the first thing everyone asks us is “Why Asheville?!”. Why not Block Island (where we got engaged) or New Hampshire (where Lindsey is from) or San Diego (where we met) or even on a resort in Mexico with all the traveling we have been doing. Well, as we looked at our list of what we want out of a wedding venue, all those options began to get knocked off the table for one reason or another. In searching for a venue that gave us what we wanted (or close to it), we spoke to one of Kevin’s cousins who suggested we look in the Asheville North Carolina area. So, we began to do our research into this magical town, and it quickly became clear that all signs pointed to Asheville! It’s an eclectic, artsy, outdoorsy, musical, environmentally conscious, diverse and fun town! This town provides something for everyone to explore, and we loved the idea of picking a location that other people might not think to travel to on their own. Kevin and I are convinced that you will all fall in love with it just like we did. On top of all that, there is a good portion of Kevin’s family that lives close by in Charlotte, including his 90-year-old Grandma, so we knew that Asheville would be a convenient location for her to attend.
It’s important to us to have a wedding experience where we had time to connect with all of YOU so with that being said, we would love for as many people to come out for the entire weekend if your schedule allows it!
We have set up hotel blocks at two locations to provide our guests with options. Both locations will have a shuttle to and from the venue on the day of the wedding.
Option A: Hilton Garden Inn – 309 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
– Location: Downtown Asheville (15-20 minutes from venue)
– Price: Sunday-Monday for $189+tax per night, Saturday for $399+tax
– Booking Contact: Direct – 828-255-0001/Online – Hilton Garden Inn Website
– Block Code: DMW
– Info: Hilton Garden Inn is in downtown Asheville and is walking distance to many cafe’s, brewery’s, bars, and restaurants for those of you interested in exploring the city with ease.
Option B: Holiday Inn – 1450 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
– Location: Swannanoa (5 minutes from venue)
– Price: Sunday-Monday for $149+tax per night, Saturday for $189+tax
– Block Code: DMW
– Booking Contact: Sam McClure – 828-298-5611 ext.4908
– Info: Holiday Inn is a cheaper option for anyone looking to save a little on lodging. It is in striking distance of the wedding venue, but still within 10-15 minutes’ drive of downtown.
*Important: For those of you arriving earlier than Sunday, hotel options are substantially more expensive as you can see above. We also only have 5 rooms blocked at each location for Saturday and none on Friday, so they are more likely to sell out. Therefore, its best that you act soon on booking your stay to ensure you have the best options. Beyond our suggested hotels, there are many Airbnb or HomeAway rentals in the greater Asheville area, so you may want to book one of those for a couple nights then move to one of the hotels, or potentially opt for the home rental for the duration of your stay, or even stay at a hotel outside of downtown for Friday and Saturday and move downtown Sunday. Life is all about options, so its up to you!
If you’re a real go-getter, there are many great and unique AirBnb/Home Away options in and around the Asheville area. Click HERE to follow a link to AirBnb’s in Asheville! If you go this route, we suggest getting a spot as close to the venue or hotel as possible. We will be arranging a shuttle to the venue, but it will only be going to and from the hotels.
What to wear:
Ladies: The ceremony and the cocktail hour will most likely be on a lawn (weather permitting) please consider shoe options as your heels will be sinking into the grass. However, the reception and dancing will be on solid ground. The weather in October varies – the reception tent will have walls and heaters if needed but best to check the weather ahead of time and dress accordingly. Oh, and start putting the warm weather vibes out there!
We will be providing a shuttle service for hotel guests to get to and from the wedding, that information will be released as the event gets closer. However, Lyft and Uber are readily available for any of your transportation needs.
Getting to Asheville:
Asheville does have a Regional Airport and they do offer some direct flights from major hubs (Chicago, DC, Florida, Newark) but you will most likely have to connect through another airport to get into Asheville. Another option for getting to Asheville is flying into Charlotte, NC or Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. However, the ride from Charlotte to Asheville is about two hours so a rental car or other transportation would need to be arranged.
Things to do around Asheville:
Well….we dragged you all the way out here! Now what?!
Places to Eat:
Limones (Mexican Restaurant)
Biscut Head (Brunch)
Book Exchange (Book Store/Champagne Bar)
Sunny Point Cafe (Brunch/Breakfast)
Top of the Monk: (Bar/Restaurant)
Vortex Donuts (Donut Shop)
Packs Tavern: (Bar/Restaurant)
Double D’s Coffee: (Coffee/Deserts)
Asheville is full of amazing breweries! You can find them all over town, we obviously weren’t able to try them all, but here are some of our highlights!
Sierra Nevada Brewing-Off the beaten path, but a really cool spot
Follow this link to get additional information about things to do in Asheville.