Hidden River Events believes in just and respectful loving and does not discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or any other factor. We have been blessed over the years with many wonderful same sex marriages and we serve everyone with the same commitment to quality and kindness. At Hidden River, the GLBTQ community will find friends, safety, respect, and joy. We are a gay friendly wedding venue in Asheville, NC.
We look forward to the day when our country and each individual state recognizes the right of all people to wed equally under the eyes of the law.
Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support; it brings stability to our society. For those who choose to marry, and for their children, marriage provides an abundance of legal, financial, and social benefits. In return it imposes weighty legal, financial, and social obligations. Without question, civil marriage enhances the welfare of the community. It is a social institution of the highest importance. Marriage also bestows enormous private and social advantages on those who choose to marry. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family. Because it fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution. And the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.
~From “Goodridge Vs. Department of Health” by Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall