Get married on a grassy hill, overlooking mountains, meadows, and woodlands, in the company of birds and butterflies. The setting is private and pastoral, with wildflower meadows and rolling woodlands. From the wedding knoll, your guests have a panoramic unbroken view of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia mountains. You can have the natural wedding you have always dreamed of at "The Peak".
view from the barn in Autumn
Enjoy a peaceful setting, with a view of several mountain chains, in a place that is so quiet, you can hear yourself breathe, a place that you will always remember, a place that will remain dear to you for the rest of your life. This place is Shady Grove Gardens at "The Peak". For couples seeking a natural, unique wedding experience, Brent Cochran and Susan Wright offer the perfect outdoor site.
Let us make your special day pleasant and simple. In addition to sharing our beautiful cutflower farm, we will provide all the logistical support that you need, to insure a smooth, happy, and fun experience for everyone. Choose unique bouquets and arrangements from our fresh, organic, country garden flowers.
For the perfect place for your special outdoor celebration consider our farm at "The Peak". It is located at the base of the highest mountain in Ashe County, North Carolina. Our flower farm offers a wedding knoll, reception site, parking and restroom. We are located 25 miles from Boone in a totally rural setting. This is a farm with slopes, fences and rocks included. No animals though.
The price includes:
- an initial tour
- logistical support
- parking and site preparation
- clean up
NE view from the knoll
Prices for Weddings at "The Peak", Ashe County, NC
We have only small daytime weddings and receptions. Please call for a tour of our beautiful and peaceful site. Larger weddings if you plan transportation for your guests - vans etc.
- wedding/ reception 25 or less people $250
- wedding/ reception 26-50 people $550, each additional person will cost $2 per person, please include the entire wedding party in your count. Our maximum number is 100.
The site is available Saturday and Sunday afternoons only, for any 4-5 hour block of time. No other weddings will be planned for that day. We of course, allow additional time for set up and clean up.
The restroom cabin, has two sinks, one inside and one outside as well as electricity inside and out.
Tents, chairs and tables can be rented from Boone -Rent-All. If we need to meet and help these or other service folks before or after the day of the wedding we require an additional $45 for our time.
Also available is a Monet style Iron Arbor. The iron grid allows for easy decoration. Free without decoration or $80 with basic greenery. We can put it just about anywhere on the property.
New for 2012 we plan to have a handcrafted twig arbor as well.
The Price includes at least one parking helper and organizer, trash pick up, any set up help needed the day of the wedding. We also supply a good map to photocopy for your guests. We can help with lodging suggestions, caterers and clergy as well as back up churches.
We would love to talk to you about supplying fresh flowers, either by the bucketful or we can arrange a beautiful floral design for you from our 2 fields of flowers and shrubs.
We also have dried lavender and/or red rose petals for tossing at the couple. Fresh flower petals can be ordered as well.
The cultivated area at "The Peak" farm is about 5 acres, surrounded by forest, pasture and wildflower meadow on the other 76 acres.
A farm wagon is available for transport of older relatives or the bride. Please ask. We can also supply transport up to the knoll in our vehicle (it is a narrow track).
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1/2 deposit is required to reserve a date, and the balance is required 1 month prior to the wedding.
Thank-you for supporting local farms. With your help we will continue our conservation efforts.
Call today at 828-297-4098 for an appointment to visit our farm
"The Peak" cutflower farm and wedding site is located 2278 West Peak Road in Creston, North Carolina, 25 miles north of Boone.
Why choose Shady Grove Gardens for my outdoor wedding?
Because it is scenic, romantic, and private. We take great pride in making sure that your wedding is a wonderful experience for everyone.
How many people can I invite?
We can accommodate ~25 vehicles near our gate in graveled grass.
What about rain? While the farm is beautiful in the rain, this is an outdoor facility. We suggest you rent an event tent for your wedding. There is a small country church nearby that can be secured as a backup.
Is there a restroom? Yes. Our restored cabin has a restroom and well water.
Reception Area & view of Grayson Highlands Va.