Payne Meadows, located approximately 12 miles west of Murphy, NC, is your rustic barn wedding and event venue serving the western North Carolina communities of Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville and Robbinsville, NC as well as Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawasse, GA to Cleveland, Copperhill and Tellico Plains, TN. Our close proximity to these towns make us a great fit to host your wedding day, elopment, destination wedding, birthday celebration, family reunion, anniversary, or any celebration hoping to be cherished forever.
Our property consists of 38 acres of rolling pastures split in half by a cool running stream that twist and turns throughout the property. The
property's elevated portions showcases beautiful mountainous views of western North Carolina for miles while overlooking the entire property. The property is owned by Ronnie & Linda
Payne and the venue is currently operated by Ms. Linda and son, Robert Payne. The property has been in the family for over six generations dating back to the middle 1800's. Our
earliest known Payne heir first settled in the Hothouse community in 1853 on land given to Nehemiah Payne via North Carolina state land grants.
Ronnie's parents, Elva & Harold Payne, built the barn located on the property in the early 1950's and worked the land raising cattle and horses. The barn was a symbol of pride and hard work to the elder Harold Payne. Elva & Harold raised four children on the farm that sustained the family for many years before logging timber became the preferred job of choice.
Following the passing of Ms. Elva, the farmplace was left to Ronnie who then decided to save and restore the beloved barn that was so vital in its time to the property. As caretakers of the property, Ronnie & Linda began to fall in love again so to speak with the property and its beauty.
Prior to Rebuilding
2013 Rebuild Process
2016 Restored Barn
Payne Meadows and its historic barn was featured in the September 2014 edition of the North Carolina Cooperative magazine, Carolina Country, as shown to the
left.. The web version of the article can be viewed in its entirety by visiting the following link and searching for the "September 2014" edition. The
barn restoration along with the days of gathering nails by me and my boys brought out my creative thoughts. It was a privilege to have our little barn featured in our state
Elva & Harold Payne Family 1948