Tamarca Hollow, A Nature Retreat is a small, private, secluded, peaceful and serene vacay rental. We are tucked down under a rhododendren thicket on a ten acre forest with several mountain streams and a magickal space where two streams come together into one. Just one perfect space to perform elopement ceremonies on our property.

Serving Western NC

My journey to become an elopement vendor started with opening our small nature retreat vacay rental. We are tucked down in a hollow on ten acres of forest with mountain fresh springs and creeks. Guests began asking us we could host weddings, and we are too small for that, but we’re perfect for two person, all-inclusive, private, intimate marriage ceremonies!

My favorite part about being an elopement vendor is the opportunity our nature space brings to others for them to make their moment all about them. Marc is an officiant, and I hail from Clan Gordon of Scotland, so Marc wears a kilt of my family Tartan to perform the ceremony, which is often down with the couple standing in the creeks where two come together into one.

Our space truly feels as though you are deep in nature and embraced by the gifts of Mother Nature. We have done ceremonies where couples have incorporated their spiritual practices into their ceremony, such as Handfasting, and we welcome your personal details.

Q: What’s your title/position in your business? 

A: Tamara & Marc Houser – Owner/Operator/Jack of all trades

Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list? 

A: To host the most nature based intimate ceremonies

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements? 

A: How we can make the moment unique by performing creekside, or in the creeks, personalized ceremonies where two creeks come together into one, perfect symbolism!

"Thank you for your incredible hospitality! Your attention to details made this wonderful place all the more magical. This beautiful sanctuary was just what we needed to relax and re-center after a trying year. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven with us, it was absolutely lovely and we can't wait to come back!"- Bailey and Dorian