Our riverside amphitheater wedding-reception venue is also great for birthday pool parties, outdoor worship services, family reunion picnics and storytelling or music events near Burnsville NC, Asheville NC and Johnson City TN
Actual riverside amphitheater wedding a Sunset Gatherings Sunset Gatherings in the Spring looking over the pond at the Gazebo Quiet Moment for the Bride & Groom in the Gazebo at Sunset Gatherings Poolside tables and elegant bathhouse included in Wedding Packages Comfortable Chairs along the river for relaxing. Reception Table  Arrangements under one of our large tents Pool Fountains add to the beautiful Wedding Setting at Sunset Gatherings Large Wedding Amphitheater Setup for up to 250 Guests An actual wedding arrangement with Bride , Groom and Officiant Guests can enjoy a warm bonfire and comfortable chair after the reception dinner. Lovely Wedding Setting the the Riverside Amphitheater.

Welcome to

Western North Carolina’s Finest Outdoor Event Venue

Hidden away just 6 miles from downtown Burnsville, NC is Sunset Gatherings, simply the finest outdoor event venue near Asheville, NC and Johnson City, TN.    Sunset Gatherings is surrounded by nature’s elegance…tall trees, a fish pond with gazebo, an ornamental fountain and a swimming pool surrounded by a rod iron designed fence and stone wall.  Wrap up this magical space is a 100+ year old 3 story tobacco barn which has been a back drop for many photos.  All this within its intimate 3 acres, is also the riverside amphitheater and a groomed level lawn for event tents..   The two parking areas are both within a short walking distance of all amenities.   The temperate weather from April through October makes Sunset Gatherings the perfect location for your wedding and reception, class or family reunion, birthday party, storytelling or music festival, worship service, fundraiser or business retreat.


Exclusive Site and Package Information

Sunset Gatherings offers a wide array of pricing options to fit most any type of unique event gathering.  Options generally include the in-ground swimming pool and riverside amphitheater, which seats up to 100 guests.  Our inclusive packages add host and parking staff, tables, chairs, tablecloths, and events tents to fit the occasion.  All packages include full bonfire service… Ask about “Plus Packages” for functions of up to 250 guests.


The Riverside Amphitheater

A truly romantic setting for wedding ceremonies, our riverside amphitheater also serves as an ideal location for worship services, small storytelling & music festivals, fundraising functions, as well as private party movie nights.   The Amphitheater can be reserved for private functions in 3 hour time blocks starting at just $150.


The Pool

The Sunset Gatherings pool is a popular local choice for smaller group gatherings such as birthday, and graduation parties.   Add the available volleyball net, corn hole game or even the bounce house for an afternoon of enjoyment by young and old alike!


The Grounds

The groomed level lawn is designed to accommodate a single event tent as large as 60′ x 90′.  There is plenty of space adjacent to the “tent” space for adding additional (smaller) tents, food vendors (including food trucks) as well as entertainment.   With its two 21′ interior ceiling peaks and fabric legs which stretch to the ground, Sunset Gatherings own Startwin tent adds it own special touch to tented affairs.