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Mountain Vistas & Memorable Vows

January 23rd, 2017 by Staff

Weddings are no longer one evening or even one day events. Weddings are a weekend of memories for the bride, groom and their family and friends. While there is something to say about the nostalgia behind getting married in your own backyard or hometown, more and more brides are looking for a unique destination offering activities for all their guests.

According to The Knot, destination weddings offer a cost-effective and stress-free alternative to a traditional wedding as well as the chance to reunite with friends and family for a weekend of fun. Does this sound like something you have been daydreaming about? If so, it is time to choose a location.

If your fairy tale visions feature beautiful woodlands and breathtaking views, High Hampton Inn is the dream destination for you. Still need more convincing? Here are a few of our favorite activities available for our High Hampton Inn wedding parties.

 

Pre-Wedding Adventure:  Regardless of whether or not you have already celebrated your bachelorette or bachelor party, the days leading up to your big day are special moments to spend with friends and family. What better way to cherish them than a mountain adventure hike for 360 degree mountain views at the peak of Chimney Top Mountain, or with a lake excursion casting a line or grabbing a paddle on one of our on-property lakes. The photos alone will leave all but your wedding party with a serious case of FOMO.

 

Pamper, Unwind and Relax: It’s a given that you have worked hard to plan your wedding and deserve some much needed R&R to unwind before the big day. In fact, wedding experts suggest that wedding parties take time to relax before heading down the aisle (or in this case mountain vista). Relieve your planning stress and let your worries slip away by checking in to our spa for massages, yoga, mani/pedis, hair styling and more.

 

Personalized Day-Of: The key to a unique wedding is an authentic destination with plenty of ceremony and reception locations. We are excited to work with you to turn your very own wedding fantasy into a wedding day reality.

 

Send-Off in Style: Brides and grooms aren’t just sneaking out the back door anymore. The send-off day is everyone’s opportunity to gossip about the best dance moves from the night before and how incredible the bride and groom looked during the vows. Plan a morning brunch with your guests for the occasion in our dining area or have the team at High Hampton Inn help you to set-up a brunch event.

 

Looking for a mountain wedding with activities for the whole wedding party? Call one of our group sales team to discuss your “I Do” options at 828-743-1893 or reach out to us online: highhamptoninn.com/weddings-contact.aspx.

High Hampton Inn Weddings

January 16th, 2013 by Brianna Wagenbrenner

Wedding in the mountains overlooking a lake

The lawn at High Hampton is a popular wedding location

Destination weddings in the mountains are increasingly popular as brides and grooms create two- and three-day events in spectacular settings to enable everyone to spend more time together. This year, it’s all about celebrating a sense of place by incorporating the culture, recreation, design elements and culinary heritage of a destination in all aspects of the wedding.

When you’ve got two or more days at High Hampton, the possibilities are endless. In a setting straight out of the movie, Dirty Dancing, cedar shake-clad cottages and a historic inn are nestled on 1,400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Cashiers, NC.

“As a full service resort, we have so many options available. A favorite activity is scheduling golf outings for the groomsmen while the bride and her party enjoy the spa,” says Caroline Grogan, High Hampton Inn’s Director of Group Sales and Events. “If you want to break from tradition, boat races across Hampton Lake, a beach volleyball tournament, or a group hike to the summit of Rock or Chimney Top Mountain complete with a champagne toast at the top are great bonding experiences.”

Signature cocktails are sweeping the bar as a popular way couples personalize their wedding. Go for a chic-rustic vibe by serving High Hampton’s Apple Pie Moonshine in a mason jar. Other fun cocktail hour add-ons include a cigar bar, corn-hole matches, driving competitions, and a friendly game of bocce. These are just a few of High Hampton’s specialty wedding options that couples can add to their special day!

As far as a mountain destination wedding and ceremony itself, “Weddings at the Rock” are a High Hampton tradition. There is nothing that compares to saying “I do” with the dramatic rock face of Rock Mountain and crystalline Hampton Lake as a backdrop to the lush green lawn. Grand tents are another way to incorporate the great outdoors into the event with strings of twinkling lights or Chinese lanterns softly illuminating outdoor celebrations.

Guests dancing at a wedding under a tent

A wedding Celebration at High Hampton Inn

For the great indoors, our Pavilion can be dressed up or down. It can also expand to host large wedding groups, but can also be made to feel intimate for more personal and smaller receptions. The Pavilion offers a covered slate patio that can be transformed to anything from a dance floor and stage for the band to comfy seating beside cozy fire pits. The Pavilion is also located on the driving range, making green-space work for tenting to add square-footage for the party to spill out into the mountain air.

In NC’s Blue Ridge Mountains, there is no more spectacular a wedding location than High Hampton Inn. 2013 dates are filling quickly, but we still have availability. To plan your dream destination mountain wedding, please email Caroline Grogan or call 828-743-1893.