The Party Barn is seasonal and is currently closed for the winter!

We will reopen in May of 2023. For any inquiries please email

The Party Barn is a unique venue in the High Country for upscale dining, entertaining and fundraising. Jim Ward, founder and chairman of the High Country Charitable Foundation, envisioned the Party Barn as a way to spend time with friends and family while also enhancing donations to HCCF.  Jim's vision became a reality in May of 2022.  Through Engel & Volkers Banner Elk shop's generosity, the luxurious Party Barn, coupled with the services of Executive Chef Will Hughes, is available for relaxed upscale private events and functions for groups seeking a unique entertaining experience as well as dinner four nights a week.

The Party Barn's mission is to provide an outstanding culinary and service experience in upscale mountain surroundings while benefiting the High Country Charitable Foundation through patron donations.

Access to The Party Barn is limited to those who have made an annual gift of $1,000 or more to the HCCF, or is a client of Engel & Volkers.

Highlights of the Party Barn Include:

The Chef's Table

…where Executive Chef Will Hughes hosts up to 10 diners and personally prepares locally procured sustainable selections paired with fine wine…

A photo of the Chef's Table
A photo of The Chariman's Table

The Chairman's Table

…where up to 16 diners may enjoy dinner and conversation in a slightly more informal format, albeit every bit as delightful as the Chef's Table…

The Wine Room

…delights up to eight diners surrounded by more than 300 bottles of the High Country's finest wines. Membership to the Wine Room includes a private wine locker and access to Wine Room reservations.

A photo of the Wine Room

The High Country Charitable Foundation

A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Helping Avery County Residents and Animals in Need

The High Country Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a vision to help the Avery County, North Carolina community by providing for its residents and animals in need.  The foundation supports many local public charities and private institutions.  More about the High Country Charitable Foundation, ways to donate and 2022 grant applications can be found at

Book The High Country Charitable Foundation Party Barn

To book any of our table options please make your reservation using the form below or,
please call (828) 737-2700 and we will be happy to assist you.

We are currently closed for the winter.

Please email with any inquiries.

Dinner Cancellation Policy

Due to our small table size, reservations must be cancelled 48 hours in advance so we have time to try to fill the table. Within that time frame we will try our best to fill any empty spots; however, you will be required to pay for any cancelled reservation that we cannot fill.

The Party Barn is open for dinner service Thursday through Monday, 6:30-10 pm. Reservations required.

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