Cloud 9 Relaxation
What We Provide
We know that simpler is better, so you can have a rustic chic, DIY, wedding near Asheville, NC. Peterson Pond at Cloud 9 Farm serves as a wedding AND reception venue.YOU are the wedding planner. That’s what DIY is all about-to save money. But we do have suggestions for local wildflowers, local photographers, local caterers and local wedding officiants. Read through a wedding-going experience from this blog site.
We have a beautiful, handcrafted mountain laurel arch made here for you to decide where your focal point would like to be. We have suggestions. The natural slope of the land is a great place for the chairs facing the water and you!
Two entrances-one for the caterers to get close and one for the wedding guests, with special close spaces for the elderly.
Guests will enter through the flat field that starts at the mailbox and is a great place to put your sign. The field leads to a gravel parking lot for 35 cars then the field parking area is for overflow parking of another 40 cars. Go through the arched entrance to the flat, grassy area where you have several choices of where to put a tent. A 40’ x 40’ looks nice, so does a 40’x 60’ to hold 100 people seated at round tables plus serving area. Tents, chairs, tables, dance floors, sound equipment and staging can be rented through our recommended vendors.
You may bring your own tent(s) to also set up at no charge. Plenty of parking for 75 cars with overflow in another field. We have extra portable tables and chairs that you may also use.
You will have access to all the lawns around the pond, a timber framed 10’ x 20’ pavilion with 2 oak picnic tables, hand-made slab benches and rope-lit ceiling, fire-pit area with stacked wood, fire starter and seats and horse-shoe pits.
Peterson Pond has a waterfall at one end and a dock at the other with a sandy beach in between. Yes, we do use it as a family swimming place and you will need to decide if you are going to allow that (with a hired lifeguard) or have it off limits. One couple even used the paddle boat for a fun “Just Married” get-away. Other parties have brought remote controlled speed boats for a diversion at the reception. Floating flower bouquets can decorate the pond, too. In the flat area an optional badminton or volleyball net can be reserved. There are also hiking trails to the garden, cow pasture and blueberry fields.
We supply up to (3) 6’ rectangular portable serving tables, (1) 60” round table suggested as a gift or cake table, 25 white stackable chairs, four (4) garbage cans and bags, (with designated recyclables in one) directional signage for parking, one parking attendant and host person.
Optional for a small charge: a 10’ x10’ tent, a podium, the paddle boat, a fire layout, tiki lights and fuel, ashtray sand pot on a stand can be requested. 3 electrical outlets are available for your lights and music. Two 20 amp circuits at the tent area, one 15 amp at the Pavilion, one 15 amp at the cathedral in the woods.
An outhouse is also available (suitable for up to 80 people) along the edge of the property in the blueberry field as well as a “Use Yer Foot” handwashing station and table. You provide toilet paper, paper towels and any hand sanitizer. There is no potable water at the event area. Bring electric candles to decorate the outhouse if you want.
Portable toilets can be contracted for use to set near the outhouse area. We will sit down and discuss the details once you decide where to have your “I-dos!”