I had my wedding at The Inn at Hickory and it is just like you are describing. Incredibly good price, yet elegant. Takes a bit more of your own decorations than other places but the house and the flowers make a lovely backdrop. What season are you getting married in?
I see now your wedding is in April 2011. That is exactly when we had our wedding. The inn keeper even planted flowers that year that matched our colors (purple). Email me to my user name @ gmail and I can let you see some pictures.
You could try Market on Main, they have a beautiful space and everything is done on site. Their number is (828)345-6246. Also, you could try the Sherrill Tobacco Company in nearby Catawba. This space is newly renovated and lovely as well! It is perfect for a smaller affair. The contact there is Linda Thomas. Finally, you could try The Peacock Inn in Newton. It is located right on Bus. 321 on the way from Newton to Maiden. It is beautiful also with a charming farm setting. The ballroom is very nicely done.
All three are great venues! Unfortunately, I have no information on their prices, but I have heard from other brides that all three are very reasonable. I hope this helps!
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