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About Us

Your Dream Wedding Awaits You


Wayne and Arleene Ward, owners of Covered Bridge Farms, dreamed of starting a wedding venue on their little slice of heaven in western North Carolina.  Over twenty years in the making, and after several family friends enjoyed stunningly gorgeous,  successful weddings on their property, the couple has now opened their homeplace as a public wedding venue so others can share in the spectacular beauty that encompasses this estate. 

The Wards met in high school, and have been married over 40 years.  Both now retired, Wayne was in the technology industry, and Arleene was an elementary school teacher.   They raised three wonderful children, who have given them thirteen vivacious grandchildren. Wayne spends his time maintaining the grounds while Arleene, a long-time Master Gardener volunteer, helps develop the gardens on the estate.  She also indulges her passion for line dancing by teaching at a local school.   

Covered Bridge Farms has been, and continues to be, a family endeavor and labor of love.  You are invited  to be part of this Smoky Mountain paradise . Your dreams can begin here. 

Call today, and let us help you get started.  

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