Weddings at Town parks are $500, which is dedicated to park improvements. The Town does not provide vendor or service provider recommendations.

  1. The applicant is reserving the exclusive right to hold an event in a specific area at a specific time. No other event permits will be issued for the same park for the same time. The entire park cannot be closed or blocked off from the general public.
  2. Events in Town Parks are not reserved until a deposit of at least 50% of the total fee is paid. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event. Reservations can also be paid in full online at time of booking or by calling 828-693-4840.
  3. Reservation fees are non-refundable; however, one change to either the date or time may be made.
  4. All events are limited to 4 hours.
  5. No restrooms are available.
  6. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. No glass containers are permitted.
  7. Cooking or grilling is not allowed in Town parks except in the designated picnic area at Rhododendron Lake Nature Park.
  8. Music or noise, in a manner as to disturb the peace of others inside or outside the park, is prohibited. This includes horn blowing.
  9. Fires and flames are prohibited, including flying Chinese lanterns.
  10. The applicant is responsible for clean-up of the area used prior to leaving.
  11. No vehicles or horse-drawn carts are permitted past parking areas.
  12. Tents and arbors shall not exceed 20 feet by 20 feet, and the use must be indicated on this form.
  13. All parks are open sunrise to sunset. After-hour use may be granted by the Town Manager.
  14. The applicant must keep a copy of this permit during the event.
  15. For issues after hours or on weekends, the Police Department may be contacted at 828-697-3025.
  16. The reservation and payment must be made by the party utilizing the park. No reservations or payment from event companies or other third parties will be accepted.
  17. All events are subject to the fee schedule below:
ParkLaurel Park Resident RateNon-Resident Rate
Jump Off Rock Park $250 $500
Rhododendron Lake Nature Park $50 $250
Laurel Green Park $50 $250

Please see the guidelines and request form and wedding locations document for additional information.

Questions? Please email.