Create the wedding of your dreams within the beauty of our outdoor Pavilion, which provides a rustic setting with a pond and waterfall, and gorgeous wooded surroundings. You have choices…as they provide the setting to help you create a beautiful and intimate day without the cost of a big wedding. Make your dream a reality…and say your vows within the beauty of Brookside Pavilion’s surroundings.
Ideal for marriage proposals, elopements, intimate weddings, or vow renewal ceremonies. The beautiful surroundings are also the perfect setting for your professional engagement or senior photo sessions.
Bullington Gardens is a 12-acre, nonprofit horticultural education center offering programs, activities and workshops.The gardens and grounds include a therapy garden, shade garden, butterfly garden, perennial borders, native woodland garden, pumpkin patch and herb garden. The grounds also include a half-mile nature trail through the wooded area of the gardens.
1930s venue located in the heart of Historic Downtown Hendersonville, across from the Historic Depot and walking distance to breweries, restaurants, food trucks and more. Facility rental includes seating – all tables and benches handmade from locally sourced materials.
The Hendersonville Community Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, non-professional, volunteer based organization of theater-lovers, was formed in 1966. The theater was known as the Hendersonville Little Theatre for more than 50 years. The season runs from May through early-November and special events during the off-season. Tickets are available for a single show or season tickets.
Poised atop 26 scenic acres, that includes a 40-acre private lake that offers kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats. The property’s activities include tennis courts, bicycles, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, corn hole, and walking trails. The game room is equipped with billiards, ping-pong, and foosball tables.
Historic Henderson County Courthouse (1905) was designed by Richard Sharp Smith, the “resident architect” of Biltmore House. The focal point of the Courthouse is atop of the copper dome, a 6-foot statue of “Lady Justice.” The statue is the Greek goddess Themis (“The Greek Goddess of Divine Justice and Law”) who is without a blindfold, holding a sword in her right hand and scales in her left. It is believed to be only one of only three in the United States without a blindfold, statues of Themis/Justice are blindfolded to typify that Justice should be impartial. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic Johnson Farm is a fine example of a late 19th and early 20th-century farm & tourist retreat. The entire structure was handmade from bricks that were fired on-site from French Broad River mud. Over the years many outbuildings were constructed, including a tool shed/blacksmith shop, barn, boarding house, and a cottage. The property offers historic home tours, nature trails, picnic tables, animals, and 10 historic structures on 15 acres filled with trees in a natural setting. Guided tours of the historic house are available Monday-Friday, call for times.
The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists have transformed the boarding house into a fiber arts center, which includes weaving, rug hooking, bobbin lace, spinning, or knitting.
Holmes Educational State Forest offers a series of well-marked trails, firefighting equipment, accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of a managed forest. Picnic sites with tables and a spacious picnic shelter (with grills) are also available. Located about 8 1/2 miles from downtown Hendersonville.
Sideways Brewery offers an ever-changing menu of small-batch artisan ales using seasonal specialty ingredients that are grown on the farm. The tasting room offers no taps, instead of pouring directly from our bottles for guided tastings and real ale by the glass or purchase bottles to be enjoyed on the property or taken home. They also handcraft hard jun kombucha and serve locally made soda and wines. Guests may walk the farm to see beer ingredients growing, view farm animals grazing, or pick their own flowers.
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Check web site for hours.
A beautiful setting for marriage proposals, elopements, intimate weddings, or private farm-to-table dinners and events.
Food trucks on-site Friday-Sunday – check the website or social media for details.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for a wide variety of beers and ales, including the legendary Pale Ale. Sierra Nevada’s east coast brewing, bottling and distribution operation in Mills River is located 10 miles from downtown Hendersonville, south of Asheville. The Taproom offers 20 beers on tap. The restaurant serves farm-to-table dishes that are mainly supplied locally. Located in Henderson County on approximately 90 acres along the French Broad River.
Free, guided tours of the brewery are offered 7days a week, reservations must be booked online (tours fill up quickly)
Self-guided tours are also available (no reservations required)
Taproom and Restaurant
Regularly has live music
Check web site for hours.
Sierra Nevada is temporarily closed to the public, due to Covid-19. Curb-side to-go orders are available.
Souther Williams Vineyard & Event Center is a stunning modern post-and-beam open-sided pavilion that overlooks eight acres of beautifully manicured vineyards with a nearby pond, rustic barn, and a mountain backdrop. The pavilion can be used for a number of different types of events: weddings, corporate events, reunions, birthday parties, wine tastings, dinners and more.
3 air-conditioned bathrooms
State of the art sound system & wireless microphone
6-seater railroad tram shuttle
Ample parking w/ 2 handicap parking spaces near the event center
St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. St. John in the Wilderness was built as a private chapel in 1833, on the grounds of Charles and Susan Barings’ home, Mountain Lodge. The church was deeded to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina in 1936. Many well-known members of southern aristocracy have family plots in the churchyard; those names include: Christopher Memminger, first secretary of the Confederate treasury; Rev. John Drayton, developer of the world-famous Magnolia Gardens of Charleston; members of the families of three signers of the Declaration of Independence; Major General Edward P. King, Jr., of the United States Army who led the defense of the Bataan Peninsula in the Battle of Bataan against the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in World War II.
Axe throwing is similar to a combination of darts and bowling. It is an indoor recreational range set up like a bowling alley with a bullseye target at the end of the lane. The lanes are divided by steel fencing with rubberized floors. Great fun for groups.
Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are suggested and maybe made online
For ages 13+, but anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian