Laughing Waters Retreat Center 3963 Gerton Hwy • Gerton • NC 28735


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Tucked within 900 pristine "forever protected" acres on the banks of the Hickory Nut Creek, this dreamy retreat center is surrounded by lush forest, cascading waterfalls, and miles of beautiful hiking trails.
  • Exchange vows on the shore of the creek, beside the tranquil pond, or by the stone ruins of the original farmhouse. Then, move inside to the rustic lodge for a reception wrapped in log cabin style. There's room outside for a tent, too, if you'd like to keep things totally al fresco.
  • There are four rooms in the cozy lodge for overnight guests, as well as a lovely honeymoon cottage with a private deck overlooking a waterfall. During the day, you and your guests can explore the forest, or head into Asheville for the area's best food and entertainment.


Video by Godin Visual Productions.


Weddings with less than 40 people OR weddings held between November 15 and April 15 will receive a discount of $500!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $4,700–6,500/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 90 90
Cocktails, etc. Standing 90 90
Reception Seated 90 90
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 90.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Retreat
  • Mountain
  • Inn / Lodge

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Mountains
  • Waterfall


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