A wall of windows allows for natural light as well as breathtaking views of the creek.
The Nantahala Chapel
This little white church deep into the pristine Nantahala Forest was built to replicate an old fashioned country church but with modern design. The chapel sist next to the clear running water of Buck Creek. As the pictures show, the church is lined with windows so that the guests may view the river from any seat in the church.
The babbling creek provides a tranquil and soothing backdrop to this amazing setting. The inside of the chapel has a combination of contrasting wood designs. The shiplap and white washed pews give the chapel an aged appearance, while the gray floor and rock work around the cross gives the space texture. The vintage candlelight chandeliers provides yet another elegant and ornate touch. The neutral tones of the venue would complement any wedding party’s colors or could be used alone for a simple, polished look.
For those interested in an outdoor ceremony, there is Eagle pond. Eagle Pond has been professionally landscaped to bring native and luxurious colors to the pond and surrounding areas. Completely surrounded by a walkway and positioned next to a beautiful fork in the creek, the pond boasts natural foliage and an arch at the head of the spring for ceremonies. This area has a custom built bridge for beautiful wedding pictures and a feeder that flows continuously into the pond. There is seating for the guests to view your wedding day while also looking at the magnificent views of the forest and listening to the flowing creek to their left. This is one of the most relaxing areas on the property. The perfect place for a ceremony or just relaxing.
Buck Creek Station
Buck Creek Station is a multi-functional pavilion near the chapel, the Trout Cabin, and Trigger’s Corral. This area was built to allow guests to have a common area to meet and gather. The pavilion sets in an area that years ago was known as Ritter Railroad and Lumber Company where hundreds of men and women worked at log harvesting . The Railroad Station ran through this very area and pains were taken to construct the pavilion in a way that complemented its heritage. The interior boasts a large wood burning fireplace nestled between the front doors and a large open space versatile enough to accommodate the tastes and preferences of individual wedding parties. With plenty of room for a dance floor, food and bar area, music, and tables, this building will be one of the most popular gathering areas as well as a spacious place for rehearsal dinners and receptions.
Buck Creek Station provides a spacious gathering place as well as beautiful views.
Double R Cabins
The Cabins at Double R Venue are spacious and romantic. As you drive on the property you come to the first three cabins. They sit nestled back into the woods with a lighted walk to each one. Each of the three cabins has two bedrooms, a bath, living and kitchen areas and a spacious covered porch facing the creek.
The Brides Cabin (Cabin One) is rustic and romantic. This cabin has been decorated for the needs of the bride and her party. We have installed numerous mirrors, made a makeup station, and left this cabin as roomy as possible for the bride and her party to dress.
The Bear Cabin (Cabin Two) is the middle of the cabins and has a bear theme.
The Moose Cabin (Cabin Three) is the third cabin in the row and has a moose theme.
The Trout Cabin (Groom and Groomsmen Cabin) sits across the creek from the other cabins on the same side as the chapel. This cabin was built in a bunk house fashion complete with a fire pit close to the creek.
Sitting high on the side of the mountain across from the Chapel is Trigger’s Corral. Trigger is a beautiful Haflinger. This breed of horse was developed in Austria and northern Italy to be sued in mountainous terrain. Although muscular, these horses are quite elegant with distinct gaits. You can find Trigger hanging his head over the fence to welcome a pat on the head. He is also available for a bridal buggy ride during the ceremony or for the wedding party on the wedding day.
The wedding party also has the opportunity to take a guided fly fishing trip on our ½ mile of the creek. Following a strict catch-and- release policy, the party can fish for brown trout, rainbow trout, and a variety of other species in beautiful rolling waters. This activity is a favorite among guests.
In addition, the guests may safely hike many acres of the venue and enjoy the natural scenery and calming effect of the mountains or sit on waterside benches or near fire pits to relax.
The bridge serves many purposes for the venue. The main purpose is transportation to the back half of the venue that houses the chapel, Buck Creek Station, Trigger’s Corral, and the Trout cabin. However, the views and angles from the bridge also offer a uniquely beautiful backdrop for pictures as well.
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154 Brady Bend Drive
Franklin, North Carolina 28734