Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center WNC Mountains

Swannanoa, NC

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Book Your Wedding with Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center WNC Mountains


About Us

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.


Extra Perks

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

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Historic Venue

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff

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Contact Info

132 Old Jim's Branch Rd., Swannanoa, NC (828) 298-1115

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... Read More 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!

2014-05-27T13:49:27 Response from the vendor

Heidi and Bobby. I can't believe I missed this review. Your wedding was soooo beautiful and your photos stunning. We want to wish you the very best and do keep in touch. Thanks again, Danrae, Danielle, Clayton and staff @ Sleepy Hollow!

Reviewed on 5/15/2017 Katie S

All I can say is that every bride and groom should consider having their wedding at Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event Center. It is a medium sized wedding venue that offers practically everything you would need to host the perfect wedding from food, ceremony/reception to lodging for... Read More yourselves and out-of-town guests. We had many people that were traveling so having everything is one spot was a must have. Danielle and Danrae were amazing from first meeting to wedding to checking out the next day. We had the best time and our guests raved about how good the food was and how beautiful the ceremony and reception was. Seriously, even if you have to travel, you should really consider Sleepy Hollow in your wedding plans.

2017-05-15T13:40:45 Response from the vendor

Awe, Thank you so much for such kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your big day! Please do be sure to keep in touch and send us updates of you & your family as your adventure continues :)

Would Enthusiastically Recommend

Reviewed 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... Read More 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.

2014-05-27T13:47:15 Response from the vendor

I can only assume this is Bill, or one of our wonderful grooms. It is always a pleasure hearing from our grooms as well as the brides. Your day was special as are you and we wish you a wonderful future together. Thanks again.

Reviewed on 1/07/2018 Cherish L

Great Venue for our Christmas themed wedding! The owner and wedding planning team were AWESOME! Everything I ask for was taken care of in good time. The wedding planner Danielle that comes with the wedding package is GREAT! She goes out of her way to make sure things are... Read More taken care of and look the way you want! When we starting on the wedding venue selection journey one of the biggest things that stood out about Sleepy Hollow was that they allowed you to have input on how you wanted things. The rules and regulations on what you could bring on your own were very lenient versus some other venues where you just had to use their vendors or their items at a very high cost. The owners are very nice and it is very important to them that things go as you want them too! The Inn is very clean and unique. The DJ that comes with the venue did a great job as well! He went by the guidelines laid out and kept everything fun! The music during the ceremony works, however is ran by the wedding venue team and not as professional quality. I wanted the song that the wedding party walked down to, played out completely, instead that just chopped it off and started my entry song. Be sure to be more specific with direction for ceremony music just to ensure it is how you like! The photographer is the owner and she is very nice! She takes TONS of photos which is great so you can see all aspects of the wedding. The one thing I would suggest is that you come with a specific list of what you want for your photos as she does not direct you on which photos to get. (For example, I wanted a picture with my mother in law, my sister in laws, groomsmen, etc) and didn't get them. I had so much going on, I didn't think to ask. I suggest making a list, or having someone there calling the shots so you ensure you get everything you want. Lighting was an issue as well as I had a night wedding, however I did get enough good pictures that i can lighten up. I appreciate everything by the Sleepy Hollow Team and would recommend the venue!

2018-01-07T15:27:12 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your very kind and generous review. Not sure which wedding because we had three holiday themed weddings. I agree that if there is a photo that would be very important that is out of the ordinary photos that I would... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/22/2017 Katrina T

Danielle made our wedding go so smoothly, and she was such a huge help in the whole wedding planning process. From being quick to respond to any question, helping us stick to timelines, and coordinating all of our group for the day of, Danielle was a stellar coordinator from the... Read More start. The event center itself is beautiful and a great space for those couples wanting a smaller wedding. If you want a stress-free wedding planning experience, this is the inclusive package that will meet all of your expectations!

Reviewed on 11/08/2017 kevin j

My wife and I chose this beautiful venue as our wedding ceremony and reception spot. We loved everything about it! We were able to spend the entire day at the venue getting ready, taking pictures, etc without once seeing each other before the ceremony. The Danielle couldn't... Read More have been more kind and cheerful and was very attentive to all of our requests. The staff helped make our special day much more memorable.

Reviewed on 11/06/2017 Nancy D

I can't say enough about this venue! Beautiful, relaxed, family friendly, all inclusive and reasonable!!! My daughter so enjoyed working with Danielle. The owners of the Inn could not have been friendlier and more welcoming to our guests and family! We worried about the... Read More weather as the ceremony on November 4th was planned for outside. No worries said Clayton the owner. It will not rain after 3pm and he was so right!! Weather was perfect. The event space for dinner and dancing was gorgeous and all of our guests had a fabulous time. Love the Inn and the various guest rooms. Plenty of space for our bridal party and immediate family to stay for the weekend.

2017-11-06T17:18:01 Response from the vendor

HI Nancy, Your review came through and I can't thank you enough. Ellen's wedding was beautiful and it was an honor being a part of it. Thank you again for the fabulous and wonderful review. It is much appreciated. Danrae, Danielle and Staff

Reviewed on 11/03/2017 Courtney G

My husband and I had an awesome experience booking this service. The price was unbeatable for the quality of service that we received. Danrae's creativity throughout our photo sessions made the times even more memorable and we appreciated having her around.

2017-11-04T17:27:32 Response from the vendor

Courtney, it was an honor being part of your wedding day. What a happy couple. Look forward to watching your family grow. Thank you for your very kind review. It's much appreciated.

Reviewed on 11/03/2017 Max G

This photography service was second to none, as the reasonable pricing paired with the exquisite quality leads to a superior experience that I would highly recommend to anyone. My wife and I truly were able to enjoy our wedding as Danrae took charge of poses and creative ideas... Read More that us and the whole wedding party had fun with. I'm thankful to have her as our photographer and hope that many others get to experience this as well.

2017-11-04T17:29:05 Response from the vendor

Max, we love hearing from our grooms as well as our brides and I want to thank you for your wonderful review. I loved being a part of your wedding and meeting families. Wish you a wonderful happy long future together, you were meant for... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/02/2017 Valerie G

The photographer at Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center WNC Mountains is amazing. As mother to the groom I couldn't be more pleased with the pictures she took of my son's wedding. She took the extra time and care to capture every detail of this very special day. With so... Read More many beautiful pictures it was hard to choose just a few favorites. She was always ready and willing to accomodate us on what we needed especially a variety of family group photos. Even though our wedding happened in July I have spent these past few months showing off these pictures. I definitely recommend Sleepy Hollow Inn to anyone planning a special wedding.

2017-11-04T17:30:15 Response from the vendor

Val, thank you so very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting families and being an important part of Max and Courtney's wedding day. Thanks again.

Reviewed on 8/15/2017 Lindsay K

Sleepy Hollow was the perfect spot for us. We wanted a non-traditional, very casual wedding and the staff at Sleepy Hollow allowed us to do just that! Danielle was so helpful and guided us through all the details. She was patient and kind with all our requests (or... Read More non-requests). The whole weekend went off very smoothly with the help of Danielle and Danrae. I truly think Sleepy Hollow was an excellent choice for us and our guests.

Reviewed on 8/10/2017 Shelby R

Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center is simply a DREAM COME TRUE!!! My (now) husband and I were living in Florida when we got engaged back in October. We knew we were moving to WNC at the end of the school year (I'm a teacher). Moving out-of-state is enough work as it is; add... Read More teacher life, trying to find new jobs, and planning a wedding on top of that, I thought my head was going to explode!! Step 1: pick a date and find a venue. Okay, well after a lot of contemplating, we decided that we wanted to start our happily ever after’s in the area in which we plan on spending the rest of our lives. So I started researching venues in and around Asheville. After sorting through many options, I narrowed it down to 3 venues. My girls and I took a road trip up to the area to check out these venues in December. Sleepy Hollow was our last one on our list. After the second venue, I felt extremely overwhelmed with my choices and was about to settle with the second one and cancel my meeting at Sleepy Hollow. After a good night of rest and some motivation speeches from my MOH and sister, we decided to just go check it out. As soon as I met Danielle, suddenly a weight was lifted off my shoulders. She is AMAZING! She gave us a tour of the gorgeous inn and we felt right at home. We then sat down to talk about the packages. Hearing the numbers and everything included in the package, took even more weight off my shoulder. Then she told me that there was availability in July! My mind was set, we were going to get married at Sleepy Hollow Inn. Everything was included in the package: ceremony & reception venue, weekend accommodations at the inn for 26 guests (immediate family and bridal party), DJ, catering, Danielle’s amazing coordinator services, photographer (Danrae, the owner), clean up and break down, choice of decorations they had, even cake and flower allowances! It was absolutely perfect! So for the next couple months we were able to focus on what we needed to do to relocate out of state. It was a breeze. Whenever a question popped into mind, we would simply email Danielle and she would respond, typically within 24 hours. Time for the wedding! July 28th, we checked into the inn at 3, rehearsal at 5, and then we had a nearby bbq restaurant cater dinner at the inn after the rehearsal. Everything ran smoothly and the place looked stunning! Danielle left after the rehearsal. We pulled out some backyard games that we brought and spent the rest of the night relaxing and having fun with family. The next day was even better. The whole morning was quiet and productive. Danrae came in to start taking pictures around 1. The ceremony started at 3. Once again everything ran smoothly. It was an absolute beautiful wedding. The entire staff at Sleepy Hollow went above and beyond to make our day as amazing we always dreamed it would be, if not, more. We recently received our pictures from Danrae and she did a fantastic job! Thank you everyone at Sleepy Hollow! We love you all like our second family!

Reviewed on 5/31/2017

I just got married at Sleepy Hollow on 5/26/17 and the entire team went above and beyond to ensure that my husband, Matt, and I would have the wedding of our dreams! I keep saying that it was everything we hoped for and more! We enjoyed our wedding eve dinner, loved the woodsy... Read More setting of our private ceremony, and had more fun at the reception than we ever could have imagined! The decor was beautiful, all the food tasty, and the music exactly what we ordered. Matt and I also appreciate the extreme amount of attention everyone at Sleepy Hollow put into making sure we and our guests were always taken care of. Everything about the two-night event was truly magical - everyone enjoyed staying together in the beautiful house and kept saying how much fun everything about the wedding was. We chose Sleepy Hollow as our wedding venue for the beautiful atmosphere and intimate setting it could provide for our small wedding. We wanted something that was a relaxed celebration of togetherness for everyone in attendance, and we got exactly that. Again, we couldn't be happier, and recommend this venue to anyone looking for a truly unique venue to host their wedding.

2017-05-31T10:41:21 Response from the vendor

Gretchen, your wedding was truly Magical! I love that you & Matt chose a completely private location that we have never used before!- How special :) Thank you again for the kind words, they are very much appreciated. Best wishes to a future full of... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/18/2017 Misty D

I know everyone has already said it, but seriously...this place was FANTASTIC!! When I was looking for venues, there wasn't a single place that could compete with what Sleepy Hollow had to offer. An all inclusive package that included lodging, DJ, catering, cake and floral... Read More allowances, decorations, wedding coordinator, and many other things that made planning my wedding a million times easier. I planned my wedding from Oregon and did not have the money to fly back and forth multiple times to try/see/sample things. Thankfully I had friends in Asheville, and they were able to tour the place for me. After that, I put my faith in Danielle and her knowledge, and I was never let down. Without her, I would have been lost! She was very quick to respond to my many emails and (sometimes ridiculous) questions. She was super patient the day of and was a critical part in making everything go smoothly. I can not imagine how the day could have gone any better! The house itself is amazing! It's much bigger than it looks from the outside and the internet can not do it justice. Each room is unique and there was plenty of room for all the guests. The event center is gorgeous and it was super convenient to have the ceremony, reception, and lodging all right there. You can't go wrong with choosing this venue!

Reviewed on 11/14/2016 Ann H

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... Read More 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.

Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Christine T

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.

Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Parisa R

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!

2017-05-15T13:42:46 Response from the vendor

Tell them to come on! We will gladly host their renewal!- Would love to have your family back again :)

Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Duane H

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.

Reviewed on 10/06/2016 Amber B

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... Read More 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!!

Reviewed on 9/22/2016 Stacey N

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.... Read More Absolutely beautiful day!

Reviewed on 7/29/2016 Victoria P

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... Read More 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!

Reviewed on 7/08/2016

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... Read More 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.

Reviewed on 6/30/2016 Christina S

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.... Read More 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.

Reviewed on 6/26/2016 Shelby M

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.... Read More 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.

Reviewed on 5/27/2016 Danielle L

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... Read More 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.