We consider ourselves experiential artists. We love to impress, inspire and entertain people by giving them unique experiences.
For several years now we have been collecting mid-century campers and travel trailers and have been designing and building the perfect property for creating new memories of the past. All of our vintage campers have been meticulously restored by Scott Whitmire with Retro-Modern Camper Restoration. www.retromoderncampers.com or 864/419-5657.
Our original vision was to create a vacation space to put people back in the 50's but in the midst of all this, we got engaged (South of France, castle wall ...blah blah blah) and decided to get married at JuneBug.
Our vision then shifted to include creating the ultimate wedding venue/event space in addition to being a vacation destination. If you have followed along with our story at all you know that we got the "For Worse" part of our vows out of the way even before we were married. Try planning your wedding while building your own wedding venue. I would advise against it.
Our big day was June 17, 2017 and it was the most magical day ever so all of the hard work really paid off!
After a short 2 week hiatus Tom returned to his New York based corporate job with only a ring to show for it. Charlene, on the other hand, left her paralegal job of 14 years to run the day to day operations.
We're probably a little biased but we believe that we have created the ultimate vacation/event space. Drop by and see for yourselves!
We live in North Asheville and have two teenage daughters who still can't figure the whole thing out.
We have had the pleasure of working with, in our opinion, some of the best vendors in the area.
The Bloom Room is a full service floral and event design studio. we specialize in creating the perfect look and feel to your very special day. we love using locally grown flora to create one of kind arrangements. Contact: www.bloom-room.com
Cakes by Gray, Melissa Gray owner, is an award-winning cake artist whose signature style embodies the Asheville ethos— always breathtaking, sometimes quirky, definitely one of a kind — and absolutely delicious. Her original flavor combinations recently scored her a published recipe in American Cake Decorator Magazine, and now her stunning creations are available for weddings throughout the Asheville area.
Melissa's classical pastry skills, natural artistic talent, and meticulously precise technique are matched only by her obsession with exquisite taste, divine texture, and continually stretching the limits of what's possible (with cake). www.cakesbygray.com
*It's not all sugar flowers and buttercream, though! Cakes by Gray also specializes in distinctive dessert bars that feature everything from gourmet cake pops to gummy bears made of wine." ~Melissa Gray
JCM Photography is an award winning husband and wife team based out of Asheville, NC! Though they are known for their unique perspectives and photojournalistic style, Jennifer and Joe put an emphasis on developing relationships with the couples they work with which they believe is the key to their continued success. "We know that that if we can grow that connection between us and the amazing couples we get to work with, it will lead to more chemistry on camera!" –Joe.
Combine JCM’s style, excellent customer service, as well as an impossibly fast turnaround time, and it’s no wonder JCM photography is one of the premiere wedding photography teams in Asheville! www.yourjcmphotography.com
Joseph Dix Photography (our wedding photographer), Joseph is based in Asheville and specializes in capturing the excitement, emotion and the "happily ever after" magic during a couple's wedding day. For Joseph, the most rewarding part of his work is helping his clients tell their story and document moments that they'll be able to look back on and cherish for the rest of their lives.
Joseph offers a variety of affordable wedding packages and custom packages can also be created. All packages include high-resolution images on a custom USB drive with printing rights and online proofing. www.josephdix.com
Meg Reilley Photography, Meg photographed our beautiful campers and has been photographing weddings, families, and children for almosttwenty years. "I've loved every personal and professional connection I've made over this time. Producing heirloom family treasures drives me and gives me a great sense of purpose as a photographer. I spend my work hours photographing fine art weddings and making still and videos of kids and families. My true passion is portrait photography and documentary style wedding photography. I adore my craft and have embraced all of the changes that have transpired in photography and simultaneously enjoy dabbling in historical processes."
When she isn't putting nervous brides at ease, you'll find her in the garden, planning a road trip or hanging on the front porch with her many great neighbors in West Asheville. www.megreilley.com
Shay Brown Events is known for creating classic, vintage, sustainable, modern or simply elegant weddings, with over a decade of experience designing and directing award-winning events. The SBE family, is devoted to making the vision for your wedding and event become reality. SBE creates distinctive designs personalized to every client. Shay Brown Events are exquisite occasions produced with southern charm and style. www.shaybrownevents.com
Come visit us
JuneBug Retro Resort is located at 355 Clarks Chapel Road, Weaverville. We're located just minutes from downtown Asheville, NC.
Traveling from Asheville, take I-26 West to Exit 18 (Monticello Rd/US-19 Bus S) towards Weaverville. Turn left onto Clarks Chapel Road. Continue on Clarks Chapel Road for 1.6 miles.
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