Your Guide to Sylva, NC

Your destination wedding or event is located just 20 minutes from a small, quaint town called Sylva. While there are plenty of things to do and explore at Castle Ladyhawke, we understand that to truly travel somewhere is to submerse yourself and, well, do what the locals do!

Spirits and Breweries 

The Wine Bar and Cellar is right at the entry of town across from the public parking. Here you can find a variety of top-shelf wine that you can buy by the bottle or case, or lounge in the bar and enjoy your favorite glass and appetizers by ILDA. This one of the many local breweries that you can choose from; Nantahala Brewery, Innovations, and Balsam Falls Brewery are a quick walk away.

If you find yourself at Innovation Brewing, make sure to try the Bear Lake Brown!  It’s a brown ale-American with an aftertaste of hazelnut and caramel.



When you start to feel hungry, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants on the street! Whether you are looking for American flair (Lulu’s On Main, City Lights Café), seafood (Creekside Oyster House and Grill), or Latin-inspired (Guadalupe Café), there is something to satisfy everyone in our little downtown! When your sweet tooth strikes, head over to Baxley’s Chocolates.

Shopping and More

If you continue walking down the street, you will find The Farmhouse Mercantile and Coffee Bar. Grab a cup of coffee and a treat and shop their farmhouse-inspired décor, clothing, and handmaid jewelry, or enjoy your coffee while sitting by a window and watch the day go by. There are plenty of boutiques and shops to choose from on Main Street, even outdoor shops! The owners of the outdoor shops can point you to the best local fishing spots and hikes in town. Don’t forget the backside of Main Street- you can find another local coffee shop called White Moon Coffee and even more dining options!



While Sylva is the closest town to us, we are just a short hour and a half drive from Asheville, North Carolina where there is ample of opportunity for shopping, dining, and fun! If you are traveling from afar, we are only 3 hours from both the Atlanta, Georgia airport and the Charlotte, North Carolina airports! Book your wedding or event with us before our dates fill up! Email for more information and we’d be happy to assist you



Jeremy Sasser | Sasser Visuals

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