The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Sapphire Hills


The beauty and charm of yesterday is still alive and well today at Sapphire Hills Event Center. Your event will enjoy the look and feel of southern elegance that so many have long forgotten. Located on Hwy 16 in Conover, North Carolina near I-40, friends and families from all surrounding areas have ease of access to Sapphire Hills Event Center. Hosting groups from small to large, we strive to make every event from weddings to parties to reunions to corporate meetings a lifetime memory. We offer a wide range of options in catering, photography and entertainment packages from our preferred vendors or can accommodate yours. We hope to see you soon and we look forward to helping make your next event more than you could have ever expected.