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Balanced by Nature

by Shayna Bigazzi



The imagination runs wild when you first enter the new Village Green Commons. It’s a chameleon of an event venue in the heart of Cashiers containing the Commons Main Hall, Gardens, and Outdoor Pavilion and Lawn.

With the aim to continue the Village Green’s mission to “preserve and enhance land for our community’s civic, spiritual, academic, recreational and cultural activities in order to maintain the quality of life for all citizens and visitors to the greater Cashiers area,” it will host weddings, concerts, private events, theater productions, job fairs, festivals, lecture series, art exhibits and so much more.

Designed by Chapman Design Group, the Commons Main Hall is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio visual system including screens and sound, making this an ideal spot for a large corporate meeting or movie screening. The pièce de résistance is the beautiful and graceful grand piano perched on the stage like a king watching over his court.

This open air and multi-use venue provides flexible year-round settings and a rejuvenating feel for any function or visit.

Balanced by nature, the Main Hall entry is flanked by two opposing garden areas – one with a curious and inspiring wind chime and seating area, and the other with a soothing mill-stone fountain and swings. This warm welcome was the brainchild of Mary Palmer of Dargan Landscape Architects and Byrd Landscape Design.

No stone was left unturned in dreaming up this beautiful venue. For more information or to inquire about events at the Village Green Commons please reach out to Executive Director Ann Self at (828) 743-3434 or info@villagegreencashiersnc.com.



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