The Inside Scoop
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The First Look
A short journey from Asheville, North Carolina, the Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event Center WNC Mountains combines Southern hospitality among five acres of photogenic surroundings. A great venue for couples visualizing a laid-back country wedding, this is a popular option among to-be-weds in the local area. With a mixture of indoor and outdoor spaces on offer, the venue caters to all tastes.
The venue is ideal for small and medium-sized wedding gatherings, handling up to 150 guests per event. It comprises the following spaces, which couples are given access to for the duration of their wedding day:
The Garden. Featuring an ornate gazebo structure that overlooks the pond, the Garden makes a brilliant spot for outdoor weddings. Located within proximity of the Main House, this forms a lovely backdrop for first-look pictures and other wedding photography.
The Pavilion. The rustic charm of the Pavilion makes a versatile space that can host both ceremonies and receptions. Featuring a large central fireplace and minimal wooden furnishings, this accommodating space holds room for up to 140 guests.
The Main House. The quintessential Southern farmstead, the Main House of the Inn offers sleeping space for up to 22 overnight guests. This delightful property comprises a porch and patio, which command striking views over the surrounding countryside.
What You Should Know
The venue’s knowledgeable team works closely with a trusted supply of vendors who will provide a menu and decorations tailored to your needs. All food and alcohol are included in the catering deal, with cake cutting provided at no additional costs. Although the Garden is the preferred location for outdoor ceremonies, the Main House provides an indoor ceremony setting, in addition to the Pavilion, in the case of inclement wedding. While parking is provided, the venue recommends guests carpool where possible, due to a shortage of available spaces.
There is overnight lodging for up to 22 guests within the Main House, while the nearby Carriage House facility allows space for up to four guests. The venue also provides audio equipment, with the choice of a local DJ or simply rigging up your computer with a custom-made playlist. Setup and clearing away are included in the rental fee. The venue aims to provide couples with a full day's use of the venue. You are welcome to come and set up two hours prior to the ceremony. Candles and tealights are permitted provided there is flame protection.
The wedding package includes ceremony, food, alcohol and decorations. Other noticeable add-ons include:
- On-site wedding coordinator
- Bridal dressing room
From the Vendor
All Inclusive Wedding Packages in WNC Mountains
Picture yourself surrounded by nature, exchanging vows near a pond and gazebo or inside near a roaring fireplace in a new event center. Imagine walking down the driveway lined with white fencing leading to a historic Inn where you will relax and prepare for the beginning of your future together.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Intimate Wedding (20 guests)Reviewed on 7/22/2013 Sherri B
The praises from other reviews are true: you cannot find a better venue, staff, and total experience than at Sleepy Hollow. My husband and I are still in awe of how perfect our day was, and there is not one single thing we would change. I've had a lot going on with my health and job, so I knew that I wouldn't be able to micromanage a wedding. Enter Danielle and her phenomenal experience as a wedding planner. She is friendly and efficient (keep note, brides: a mean wedding planner is no fun on the big day. Danielle runs a tight ship, but acts like a friend and family. Big difference!) We live about 2 hours from the site, so we visited twice, but didn't do any tastings. No worries there, because the food and the cake were delicious and beautifully presented. The salmon, shrimp and prosciutto puffs, and yellow squash casserole were crowd pleasers. All the vendors that Danielle works with are exquisite and the best. I was a florist for 4 1/2 years and while I have made many of my friends' wedding flowers, but Gina (the florist) made me a bouquet that absolutely blew my mind. I couldn't have done it any better, actually, I couldn't have done it that well at all! All it took was me telling Danielle a few colors, themes, and some pictures for her to transform Sleepy Hollow into the personalized venue of my dreams. Her small touches, like fresh flowers on the cake, down to her wearing a purple top (my wedding color!), show that she is invested in you far more than a paycheck or just another gig. Every picture my family took, I can see Danielle smiling. Sleepy Hollow works that you can be as invested as little or as much as possible with your planning. I recommend leaving Danielle in major control and trusting that she will make it better than you can even have dreamed. Clear and concise directions, along with example pictures, help craft the beautiful event. The grounds are stunning with the pond and flowers, and the reception hall doesn't need much extra decorating, so don't worry about that. We had a small crowd, but Danielle arranged the tables so that the hall didn't look empty. Danrae and Clayton own the property, and are equally friendly and knowledgeable. I hired Danrae as the photographer, and she was a blast to work with. No boring or painful posed pictures here---you are a part of the Sleepy Hollow family and they work to make you happy. I slept with no problems the night before my wedding, because I saw how beautiful it all was. Clayton takes great care of the grounds, and is a fun bartender to have. The price point is perfect, and there are no mysterious added fees, which is another benefit. You know exactly what it will cost once you sign, and I encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful place. Whether you are close or far away, you are guaranteed an extraordinary experience. Our family was stunned, and is still talking about how they were blown away by it. My female family told me that I had the wedding of THEIR dreams. On another note, I worked with a newer videographer in the area, James Vrazel from A Beautiful Life Films, whom Danielle recommended. I also recommend his services for a great price, and even better personality. He was a blast to be around and my family was not camera shy around him! Overall, if you want a unique, memorable, and stress-free event: do Sleepy Hollow! It's not worth it to be anxious and stressed on your big day-enjoy it and share it with those you love!
Would Enthusiastically RecommendReviewed on 5/23/2014
Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event Center, and in particular their wedding planner Danielle, put together a phenomenal wedding package for my fiancé and my guests. Our friends and family came up to us throughout the evening and repeatedly asked "where did you find this place?" and told us that "this is the most beautiful wedding" that they had ever been to. Now, I'm sure that my beautiful bride played a big role in that ... but the setting, the landscape, the facilities, etc. were outstanding. Sleepy Hollow is well situated off of I-40, near some very affordable hotels and restaurants. It's also a quick drive (or $15-20 cab ride) from downtown Asheville, so you and your guests have plenty of options for nights out, afterparties, or even an off-site rehearsal dinner. The grounds aren't expansive - but they make maximum use of the available land and sight lines, which makes for wonderful photography and pleased guests. I feel that the price we paid to be married at Sleepy Hollow was extremely competitive, especially for the Asheville area. I would highly recommend Sleepy Hollow to my friends and family, as well as whomever else reads this feedback.
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend!Reviewed on 11/19/2013 Heidi H
We got married at Sleepy Hollow on Nov 2. We had the most fantastic experience and could not have asked for a more perfect setting to start our new life together! Our friends and family raved about the location and how beautiful the event was. This is an all-inclusive venue and allowed us to focus on what was really important and not worry about finding our own vendors or having to shop around. The cost of the venue includes the wedding coordinator, florist, cake, photographer, caterer, cake cutting, servers, and DJ! We met with their vendors and added our personal touches and everything turned out FABULOUS! You can choose your own if you desire to, but we chose to use the recommended/included vendors and were thrilled with every single one! We were also able to book the bed and breakfast and the wedding party came in on Friday and stayed through Sunday morning. It was awesome to have a whole weekend instead of just one evening with our closest friends and family. We were also able to have the rehearsal dinner there, so this saved a lot of money! This was gorgeous and was also one of the most cost effective ways to have a beautiful wedding that we found!
This is THE PLACE to get married. I honestly wasn't sure what to think when I heard the name but after encouragement from the friend who introduced me to my future (now) husband I felt I had to give it a chance. After all, she was 100% on leading me to the man I love, she must know. We drove out there on a rainy day and met the staff/owners. I did not have my hopes up, a rainy day and all, but when I saw the place my heart knew I was in the right place. For starters, the owners are so nice. They are relaxed, great sense of humor, but stayed on task and kept me focused on what I was wanting for my wedding. They showed us around and the place, even in rain, it is beautiful. The setting and the venue/buildings were all set and ready to go and were more than I could have imagined. We scheduled a time to come back on a pretty day and it was like taking a layer of film off of the previous memory that was already impressed and just really made me fall in love all over. There are so many places to choose to be married on site; in a gazebo, on a small bridge-like setting in front of a pond with a water fountain in the back ground, in front of a big fire place, in a large reception room, or under a weeping willow tree. Well, I chose under the weeping willow next to the pond. Our wedding day was perfect weather, blue sunny skies and a slight breeze blowing through the limbs of that tree. Now one thing that did concerned me was that I do not feel that I am photogenic but the photographer did not see me that way. The pictures made me, my husband and the event all beautiful. I cannot say enough good about this place. I wish words could thank the owners and staff enough for making the day the special day it became. They leave me with a warm feeling inside, a smile on my face, and a laughter in my heart. Thanks.
I would highly recommend this place for your wedding. The staff was easy to work with. Everyone loved the food and cake which is rare. For being all inclusive it was very affordable. Thank you for making my wedding stressfree.
I could not have dreamed of a better place to say my I do's. Everyone was so helpful with my crazy planning! Now my in-laws wanna go back for their renewal!
This venue was the prefect place for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful. The staff was very helpful , and worked with us to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted. I would recommend this place for your wedding . You will not regret it.
This venue is without a doubt the best venue you could choose for a wedding. Our wedding would not have been as perfect as it was if it were not for the amazing team that works there! Everything went so smoothly and there was absolutely no stress for the whole weekend stay. They literally make EVERYTHING so easy, like taking care of your flowers, your cake, your DJ, your food, and everything else that you can think of. The inn itself is excellent and absolutely beautiful. We had 22 that stayed and it worked out perfectly and everyone loved it. The breakfast they served for us was excellent and the service was great. I have no complaints at all about this place. It is definitely worth what you pay and I will continue to suggest this place to every bride! Thank you Sleepy Hollow for being so amazing to us!!
My daughter was married at Sleepy Hollow and I must say that Danielle went above and beyond to make their experience wonderful with a lifetime of beautiful memories. Everything from the decorations, food, to attending to every need the day of the ceremony without question. Absolutely beautiful day!
I don't even know where to start when it comes to how amazing our wedding was, thanks to Sleepy Hollow and their staff! Working with Danielle in the months leading up to our big day (and on our big day) was an absolute pleasure. She is responsive, professional, and genuine. We loved the entire venue, and all the accommodations were clean and charming. Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and everything - food, cake, flowers, ambiance, waitstaff - was more fabulous than I could have ever imagined. You can tell that the owners take pride in their establishment and business, as they should. I would recommend Sleepy Hollow to anyone... even in mid-July when it's blazing hot outside!
Wonderful venue! Our daughter's wedding was beautifully arranged. I can not say enough good things about Danielle (coordinator), and her ability to make things exactly as the couple wishes. The vendors that are used are excellent. The decision to have the wedding here is one of the best we made, the burden of making arrangements for each and every little thing was lifted from us and Danielle's recommendations were perfect. The event center, for the reception, was elegantly decorated and beautiful. The B&B is easily large enough to accommodate all the wedding party with their families. The owners were great, routinely checking to make sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying their stay. This is close enough to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway, that your guests will have many options for things to do while there.
I had an amazing experience. My wedding was a worry free experience because of the staff at Sleepy Hollow. The wedding coordinator is beyond amazing. The Inn has an old world antique charm and breathtaking scenery tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The staff is wonderful. Making sure that there was zero stress for me on my wedding day!! I loved every minute. I used their recommendations for catering, cake, flowers and EVERYTHING was perfect! I can not express enough how happy I am we decided to get married there at Sleepy Hollow.
This is the perfect venue! The first time we visited, we knew that this was the one. The location is beautiful -- tucked away in the mountains, but still close enough to Downtown Asheville that out-of-town guests (and brides/grooms!) can spend some time in the gorgeous town. The package is all-inclusive, so food, cake, and lodging is all included in the overall cost. Best of all, you get Danielle aka the best wedding coordinator ever. She made everything so easy and had a lot of great ideas for decorations. The staff was extremely accommodating and super nice. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Sleepy Hollow is an all inclusive venue as compared to other venues that make you pay for cake, flowers, etc. separately. The staff is extremely accommodating and very friendly. They provide you with a high quality list of vendors that they have worked with before, taking out the guesswork, but also leaving you the option to decide who to choose. Danielle is really great at what she does and makes sure everything goes exactly how its planned. We had an awesome experience and would recommend Sleepy Hollow to anyone.
This venue was amazing. From Danielle, the wedding coordinator, to the owner and her photography, I was more than pleased. Everyone was so organized, the vendors they work with are all exceptional, and they ensured that the ceremony and reception flowed flawlessly. If I had to choose a venue again, it would be Sleepy Hollow.
Sleepy hollow weddingReviewed on 12/17/2015 Vicki M
Beautiful venue, delicious cake, great photos. Danielle, the wedding coordinator, will help you design the wedding you and your fiance are imagining and she is the biggest reason took a wedding package with sleepy hollow in our opinion. They let us do paper lanterns at the end of the reception and move our wedding date when my oldest brother in the military couldn't make it to the original date. There is nothing bad to be said about this venue. Wonderful people, fun reception, perfect ceremony, they try to do everything you ask for and go above and beyond. All of our guests enjoyed the wedding and had nothing but good things to say about the venue
I searched tirelessly around Westerner NC for a venue that had beautiful outdoor landscapes for the backdrop of my wedding, AND catered well with weddings. This place had that in spades. Not only does the outside look gorgeous, their in-house facilities takes care of most of your wedding needs. What Sleepy Hollow does not provide for you in-house (officiant, videographer, etc) they provide a list of recommended vendors that Sleepy Hollow has worked with extensively in the past, and those vendors usually give you a discount just because you are getting married at Sleepy Hollow. Since everything in my wedding was either provided by Sleepy Hollow in-house (catering, photography, decorations, chairs, set-up and tear-down crew) or was recommended by Sleepy Hollow at a discount I saved a TON by having my wedding here. Money saving aside, I would just like to talk about just how amazing the coordinator Danielle was during this whole process. She took care of my during the entire wedding planning experience PLUS on the day of the wedding. Danielle took LOADS of stress off of me during this wedding planning process. She was great, and she even wore purple on my wedding which was one of my wedding colors. I even asked if we could have a dessert bar added to our wedding. Not only did the in-house catering provide a whole table of desserts, but Danielle also saved 2 of everything so me and my husband could eat them later. I have to say that having my wedding at Sleepy Hollow is the second best decision I made in my life. My first best decision was picking the man that I married there. I would recommend having a wedding at Sleepy Hollow to anyone!
Sleepy Hollow was an amazing venue for our special day and we can honestly say that we had our dream wedding! The venue was beautifully decorated the day of the wedding and you could not ask for a more naturally beautiful setting. Danielle (the wedding planner) makes the day truly enjoyable because she coordinates the days events and any tasks that need to be taken care of at the last minute. As the bride I can honestly say I did not feel stressed the day of my wedding and I was able to really just enjoy the celebration with my family and friends. Danrae is a great photographer and she is willing to take any picture you can imagine. Our stay at the B&B was nice and we enjoyed not having to go very far from the wedding reception. The rooms were clean and the bridal suite was adorable and a perfect place to get ready on your wedding day. Overall, I had a great experience at Sleepy Hollow and I am very pleased with the wedding memories my family and I created here :)
From the moment we stepped on the property over a year ago checking out the place to the moment we left it after the wedding, we were treated professionally and personally. Each member of the staff at Sleepy Hollow were impeccable at what they do, and took care of everything. It was such a load off knowing everything was taken care of, and made the day so stress free! Each amenity included in our package exceeded expectations, and not one thing left something to be desired, some of which included DJ services, the cake, photos, wedding coordinator, continental breakfast, the Inn rooms, decorations in the house and Event Center, and others. Every detail was beautiful and enjoyable. I would recommend Sleepy Hollow to anyone as affordable and over the top amazing to have a wedding!
Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center gave us the royal treatment! The staff is fantastic and very personable! This was a destination wedding for us and Danielle was such a pleasure to work with and was very helpful with the entire planning process to the execution of the wedding! Danrae is am amazing photographer and was just great to work with as well! My wedding was everything I ever dreamed of and more! I highly recommend this location to anyone getting married! It was great to be able to have all my friends and family all stay in one location, of course I do have a large family so not everyone could stay at the Inn but the Holiday Inn down the street is less than a 5 minute drive and they were great to work with as well!
Amazing Venue & StaffReviewed on 10/22/2015 Amanda A
Eric and I cannot express our gratitude enough to Danielle, Danrae, Clayton, Amy & the rest of the staff at Sleepy Hollow. Every part of our experience was phenomenal. My husband and I, along w/ my family, rented the Inn and it was so wonderful to have all my family under one roof. Coming from such a large, close-knit family, it was amazing to work with a family oriented venue. The Inn was the perfect place to gather everyone. Breakfast was convenient and delicious! Danrae and Clayton were there first thing in the AM Saturday and Sunday prepping breakfast items. A gigantic thank you to Danielle. Danielle is truly gifted at coordinating. I was blown away by her throughout the entire process. She was not pushy but kept me on track. She let me know that she would be as involved as I wanted while planning. I initially thought I would do most of the planning alone however a few months prior to the wedding, stressed out, I reached to Danielle for help - a lot of it. I wish I had sooner because she helped me contact vendors, stay within our budget and completely fulfilled all my hopes. On our big day Danielle kept reminding me to breath and not worry, as the staff had everything under control. They did not miss a single detail and everything was set up exactly as I had imagined in the reception hall. Initially, I was sad that it rained all day until I entered the event center. I was blown away with how quickly it was transformed to fit over 100 seated guests when hours prior we had the tables set up. All of my outdoor decor was cleverly placed throughout the room exactly as hoped. The event center was so inviting and made the ceremony feel so special and close-knit. Our guests remained completely present and everyone complimented on how beautiful the room was. Every guest has asked me where we found this hidden, little gem. We have been told that the venue and wedding was the best they’ve ever attended! Not only were guests completely blown away by the property, landscaping, reception hall, Inn etc., I was also told that the catering was the best ever. The baked salmon and creamy, herbed chicken were a huge hit! Green beans and Raspberry salad were also favorites! Our DJ did a great job and kindly helped me to get the music together for the ceremony and reception. He did a great job balancing over 50 “must play” songs requested. :) Another huge thank you to Clayton. Clayton was so sweet and accommodating. He even ran out to the store for us mid-way through the reception because the guys drank all of my favorite beer before the end of the night. Lastly, I want to thank Danrae for the breath-taking photos. The entire wedding went too quickly but Danrae spent time getting priceless photos of my husband and his father, whose mobility is not quite what it used to be. Everyone was so helpful to ensure Eric’s parents, especially his father, were conformable. A day or so following the wedding, I felt a bit blue because it was all over and I couldn’t remember all the details or photos. I sent Danielle an email expressing my concerns and immediately heard back from Danrae. She assured me that we did in fact take more photos than I recalled. She also had photos already color-corrected and posted online for me to view which really calmed my nerves. All the vendors used by Sleepy Hollow were awesome, including Gina, who did our flowers. The bouquets were gorgeous. You will not regret choosing this venue. Best, Amanda and Eric McCormick
Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event Center reviewReviewed on 10/19/2015
My daughter was married this past weekend at Sleepy Hollow. After looking at other venues, this one was absolutely the best in so many ways. The package included the indoor or outdoor options for the ceremony,an inn with 9 rooms for out of town guests, the photographer, the DJ, the wedding planner, the food, and the cake and that took so much pressure off of finding all those things on our own. Everything was handled professionally and personally. It is a beautiful location, the inn, all the bedrooms, and the reception hall are decorated beautifully, and the wedding went off without a hitch. We even were able to have our rehearsal dinner right in the dining room of the Inn. Couldn't have asked for a better venue for the wedding.
Fabulous!!Reviewed on 10/18/2015 T
Can't express in words how absolutely wonderful our wedding weekend was at Sleepy Hollow. I especially enjoyed waking up on Saturday and Sunday morning to enjoy breakfast with all my children and grandchildren. Even though we were dissappointed that it rained, my daughter's wedding was spectacular. Danrae, Danielle, Amy, Clayton and staff were able to switch up the day and bring about a fabulous indoor wedding! The reception was a blast.....beautiful decor, the most delicious food, great DJ and attention was given to every detail. Thank you all for giving us such a perfect and memorable wedding weekend. Thank you, Danrae for the most breathtaking wedding photos!!!
The Sleepy Hollow Inn is a fabulous wedding venue in Asheville NC. It was a perfect setting for a weekend wedding celebration. The location of the Sleepy Hollow Inn was perfect. It’s just minutes from downtown Asheville and a short drive to Black Mountain. This was a destination wedding for my daughter and her fiancé. My daughter has her Wedding Planning Event Certification and she found that working with Danrae, Danielle, Susie and Clayton was about the best you could get, especially working from a distance! They made our destination wedding planning very easy for us. The Sleepy Hollow Inn offers various wedding packages and we absolutely loved their packages as it covered absolutely everything you would need to have a wedding. We did go with the most expensive package (which we thought was reasonable) to ensure we got everything we needed! The Inn uses a certain caterer for all their weddings and we found the food to be very good. When you have the tasting with the caterer, I suggest you take their advice on what their most popular dishes are, as they were right on the money and what we selected was delicious! We also highly recommend paying a little extra to have the Beef Tenderloin as one of the entrees. It was outstanding. The wedding cake was done by Cakes by Karen and she did such a beautiful job on creating exactly what my daughter wanted. It was a cake made by scratch and was absolutely delicious. The DJ is one that Sleepy Hollow uses for their weddings and we found that we could not have done a better job in finding one. He was very accommodating to all our needs and he knew what the order of the evening was. The photography was by far the best. The Inn owner, Danrae, did all the photography and from what we have seen so far, the photos are absolutely gorgeous. We can hardly wait to receive all the photos. Again, we would not have been able to do a better job in finding a photographer and we highly recommend Danrae! I can’t comment on any florist, as we flew in our own flowers and had someone from our store in FL putting together all the arrangements. Danrae and Danielle assist with everything that I have discussed above and more. They definitely are well organized and cross all their t’s and dot all their i’s! You can tell that Danrae and Danielle have a great passion for what they do, as it certainly shows in their work. They are the best! The Inn and accommodations were outstanding. The Inn is decorated very nice and everyone enjoyed their stay. The breakfast the Inn served, whether it was Continental or a Hot breakfast was very good! The Inn, Event Center and surrounding grounds are immaculate. If you or anyone else asked me if we had to do it all over again, would you go to The Sleepy Hollow Inn…..Our answer would be “YES”!!! Our hats are off to Danrae, Danielle, Clayton and Susie.
Sleepy Hollow is the BEST place to get married. We could not have been happier, or had a more fantastic wedding. Danielle, Danrae, Clayton and Amy are wonderful! They will go above and beyond to make sure that your day is fabulous. The place is beautiful, perfect for large or small groups, Everything was perfect! Danrae took amazing pictures! Danielle is great, and took care of all of our needs and our guests! The food was great, and the hospitality outstanding!! Thanks for such a great wedding experience!