Nikki & Riley


Be prepared for uncertain weather!

If at all possible we will have the ceremony and cocktail hour outside. But unfortunately a tropical storm and large cold front are colliding on November 11th which may result in rain and a significant drop in temperatures for the weekend. Bring clothing that can help keep you warm and an umbrella just in case.

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The ceremony will be held at Paint Rock Farm near Hot Springs in the North Carolina mountains.Map and Directions

The ceremony will begin at at 4:00PM on November 12, 2022 (add calendar event). Cocktail hour, with an open bar, will start at 5PM. Dinner will be served at 6PM. All will be on the dance floor from 7-10PM.Full Schedule

We ask that children under 12 not attend. Attire is cocktail casual.More Guidelines

No gifts are expected. Instead please use the money to help with accommodations, child care, or a nice evening in Hot Springs or nearby Asheville.Suggested Things to Do


1295 Paint Rock Rd
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Get Directions From Your Location

Paint Rock Farm is adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest and overlooks the French Broad River. The site is a sustainable organic hemp farm with onsite cabins and hiking trails.

Directions From Hot Springs

  • From downtown Hot Springs head southwest on turn right onto US-25/US-70.
  • Follow this road for 5 miles then Paint Rock Road will be on the right.
  • Take Paint Rock Road slowly for 1.3 miles until you see signs on the left.

The drive into the farm from the road is an uphill gravel road with a turn that may be difficult for very long RVs.


Saturday November 12th 2022

Be seated for ceremony
Join receiving line for photos
Bar opens for cocktail hour
Dinner is served
Dance party starts
Dance party ends


  • Attire will be "cocktail casual", which includes any outfit between business casual and semi-formal.
  • We ask that no children under 12 attend the ceremony or reception. The venue is large and is open to a mountainside and we want everyone to be able to relax and enjoy the evening.
  • The ceremony will be "unplugged" so plan to put away phones and cameras and enjoy the event. After the ceremony and throughout the reception feel free to take as many photos as you like.
  • No gifts are expected. Please use any money you would have spent toward a gift to help with accommodations or childcare.
  • The reception building has WiFi for internet access but cell service is limited and mostly unavailable at the venue.

Suggested Things to Do

We hope that while everyone is making a trip out to the mountains for our special event you will also plan to take some time before or after the wedding for yourself. The lists below contain recommendations for what to do in Hot Springs or Asheville while you are in the area.

Hot Springs


  • Visit the Artisun Gallery and Cafe for coffee, pastries, and locally made gifts.
  • Hike the Lover's Leap trail for a quick loop with mild elevation gain that rewards you with a great view of the town.





  • Visit the Biltmore decorated for Christmas! Highly recommend getting tickets as early as possible. This is the best time to visit the Biltmore and the evening tours are especially pretty.
  • Go shopping in downtown Asheville. There are tons of fun clothing and gift shops with hippie and mountain flair. Start on North Lexington Ave but shops are everywhere downtown.
  • Drive part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Travel the most scenic route in NC and stop at overlooks for photo opportunities. Called "America's favorite drive".
  • Visit the art museums throughout Asheville. Some are free and some charge a small amount. Wide variety of art. You can also head over to the River Arts District to catch some painters, glass blowers, etc in action.
  • Endless options for hiking! There are plenty of nearby hikes to waterfalls. I'm not sure we've kept record of the numerous hikes we've taken nearby.
  • Visit the Omni Grove Park Inn, a famous hotel that has hosted 10 presidents! We have never stayed here but we have visited their spa which was one of my favorite moments in Asheville. Their spa is one of the top in the US! We cannot recommend their facilities enough if you are able to get a spa reservation. We have also visited Grove Park Inn during their annual gingerbread contest which is really fun to see. You can also visit the grounds by having a meal in their restaurant but reservations are most likely required.


  • Sunny Point Cafe is a great restaurant with outdoor seating options. Dog friendly outside. There is pretty much always a wait so be prepared. We eat breakfast here every time we visit Asheville.
  • Early Girl Eatery serves breakfast all day with vegetarian options. Indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor area is dog friendly.
  • 12 Bones is a famous BBQ restaurant. We recommend the location on Foundy street. The indoor seating is fun but you can also order take out and walk next door to Wedge at Foundation brewery.
  • The Admiral is an upscale dinner restaurant focused on well-prepared meat dishes.
  • Vortex Doughnuts is a coffee shop with fun cake and yeast doughnut flavors. Nextdoor to Catawba brewing and within walking distance of 6 or 7 other awesome breweries if you wanted to do a mini brewery tour.
  • Hole doughnuts is Nikki's favorite place in Asheville. Made to order yeast doughnuts. We recommend the toasted almond sesame cinnamon! We like to order a few and drive over to the French Broad River Park/ Dog park to enjoy river views with our hot doughnuts.
  • If you find yourself downtown and wondering what people are ordering from the big red double decker bus, feel free to join in on ordering coffee from Double D's. Decent coffee, but a novel experience.


  • Sierra Nevada Brewery is a large brewery with a restaurant and additional outdoor seating. Outdoor area is dog friendly.
  • Highland Brewery has multiple tap rooms including an outdoor wooded location. Dog friendly indoor and outdoor and typically has a food truck.
  • New Belgium has a riverfront taproom with outdoor options for seating. Dog friendly outdoors and typically has a food truck. Their tour is very fun.
  • Other breweries we love in Asheville include Catawba, Wicked Weed, and Burial.