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Top 25 Asheville Wedding Venues & Reception Sites

Also see: Top 20 Romantic Outings for the Honeymoon | Top 10 Mancations for a Bachelors Getaway | Top 10 Girlfriends Getaways for a Bride/Bridesmaids Getaway | Vacation & Honeymoon Packages | Bed & Breakfasts | Hotels & Country Inns | Asheville Marriage License & Laws | Biltmore Dream Wedding

NC Mountain WeddingAn Asheville wedding in the North Carolina mountains can take advantage of many unique locations in the area. A variety of facilities and venues will accommodate your wishes for a ceremony or reception, along with banquets, group dinners, and family reunions. The scenic Blue Ridge Mountains is a hot spot for destination dream weddings, with the bride and groom bringing in family and friends from across the country. Combine a trip for the ceremony with a vacation getaway. Looking for a great spot to pop the question? See the Top 10 Places to Propose at Biltmore or the Best Mountain Views.

If you will be visiting and need Asheville marriage requirements, see Local Marriage License & Laws.


Asheville Weddings and receptions Homewood, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Piano Room (1,500 sq ft) seats 110 for dinner or up to 175 for hors d’oeuvres.
Outdoor Facilities: Wooded glen for ceremonies seats 300, lawn can seat 200 for dinner outdoors.
Description
: This elegant castle features original hardwood floors, cherry walls, 20 foot ceilings, grand Appalachian stone fireplaces and alabaster sconces. Located one mile north of downtown, it also features a caterer kitchen, bridal room, and ample parking for large parties.
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Crest Center Weddings in Asheville The Crest Center & Pavilion, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: The venue capacity is 230 for dinner (w/o stage or dance floor set up) or 200 (w/ stage and/or dance floor set up) or 300 for receptions. The 4,000 sq ft overlook deck has an additional capacity of 150.
Outdoor Facilities: Pavilion capacity is 400 for dinner, 750 theatre, or 600 for receptions.
Description: Situated on a mountaintop overlooking Asheville, this state-of-the-art facility was fully restored in 2003. The Main Hall features 86 feet of windows facing West toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Adjacent to a waterfall, the glass enclosed Pavilion has 360 degrees of mountain views and a garden terrace. Operated by M7 Event Solutions. Located 4.5 miles from downtown.
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Claxton Farm Weddings Claxton Farm, Weaverville
Indoor Facilities: Special Event Barn, capacity is 150.
Outdoor Facilities: Lawn capacity is 400.
Description: This unique event barn and the surrounding fields, located on a 500-acre Conservation Easement, offer a pristine setting perfect for a formal or casual wedding ceremony and reception year-round. Enjoy 360-degree views, farm animals, and lawn games on a working farm just fourteen miles from downtown Asheville. Operated by M7 Event Solutions and Catering.
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Doubletree Hotel Doubletree Biltmore Hotel, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Burghley Ballroom (3750 sq ft) seats 250 for dinner or up to 400 for hors d’oeuvres.
Outdoor Facilities: Beautiful Garden Terrace that can seat up to 80 for dinner and 60 for a outdoor wedding; Lovely brick terrace with outdoor fireplace seats 70 for wedding and 60 for dinner; perfect for cocktail events.
Description: Classic yet modern hotel features a new stately ballroom with 20 ft ceilings decorated in the rich hues of the Arts and Crafts period. Grand private entrance leads to elegant prefunction space with hand-crafted stone fireplace. Elegant surroundings and sumptuous food in Biltmore Village.
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Hot Springs Wedding

Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant, Hot Springs
Indoor facilities: Seated dining for up to 40 people.
Outdoor facilities: 3.5 acres for up to 150 people receptions with tentage.
Description: Elegant 1868 Victorian Inn with incredible mountain views. In-house wedding coordinator, on premises restaurant and catering and accommodations for 80 guests. Packages for large, medium, small weddings plus elopements. Hot Springs was recently voted the Best Small Mountain Town and is a beautiful
location for a destination wedding just 35 miles north of Asheville.
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Highland Lake Inn

Highland Lake Inn & Resort, Hendersonville / Flat Rock
Indoor Facilities: Several options for receptions from 25-250
Outdoor Facilities: Lakeview ceremony sites and a covered poolside Pavilion
Description: Highland Lake Inn is where natural beauty and southern hospitality combine to create a magical place to say "I do". Garden-centered cuisine, casually elegant lodging accommodations and a staff dedicated to fulfilling your every need ensures that your day will be everything you've hoped for. Friends and family will be talking about your wedding for years to come.
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On Broadway

"On Broadway", Asheville
Indoor Facilities: This historic 6,000 sq ft downtown space comfortably holds 50 to 300 guests, enveloped by tin ceilings, hardwood flooring and fireplace. Free secured parking conveniently located. Full service catering provided by long time Asheville standard, Celine and Company Catering.
Description: “On Broadway” is the perfect setting for your complete wedding celebration. We feature a cozy bridal room, a beautifully illuminated arch for your ceremony and plenty of room for dining and dancing into the night. Celine and Chef Kim Lloyd personally guide you, step by step.
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Grove Park Inn Wedding The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville
Indoor facilities: Many options with seating up to 1,000
Outdoor facilities: Various areas with beautiful views
Description: Surrounded by nearly 100 years of historic grandeur, your special day at The Omni Grove Park Inn is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Outdoor terraces with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, not to mention two magnificent ballrooms, opulent suites and our beautiful historic Country Club all combine for a truly one-of-a-kind setting and experience.
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Hidden River Events

Hidden River Events, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: 40x60 clearspan tent on permanent, concrete foundation with hi-tech LED lighting system and cathedral window sidewalls and heat
Outdoor Facilities: 17+ acres with numerous sites for weddings and receptions, including an island in the river, ponds, and fields with panoramic views of the valley and mountains. Ample space for tents of all sizes, to accommodate lawn and tented events from 2-300 people.
Description: Their farmland offers panoramic views of the mountains and frontage along the Swannanoa River in one of the most open valleys in the region. On-site housing for up to 54 guests with reasonably priced packages include everything you need for a stress-free event.  

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Biltmore Estate Weddings

Biltmore, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Biltmore features five distinct locations for ceremonies and receptions for 10-200 guests.
Outdoor Facilities: Biltmore offers outdoor ceremony and reception locations at all estate venues for 10-400 guests.
Description: Whether your bridal vision includes a fairytale setting next to a real-life castle, or dinner and dancing beneath the stars, Biltmore will turn your dreams into reality. From intimate gatherings to grand social events, Biltmore offers the locations, facilities, catering, and experience it takes to make weddings magical.
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The Farm

The Farm, Candler
Indoor Facilities: 2,200 square feet great room with hardwood floors, heated or air conditioned a huge stone fireplace and 60 feet of doors that open onto covered wrap-around porches which can be heated. Indoor space plus porches seat up to 200. A well-appointed commercial staging kitchen.
Outdoor Facilities: Rustic style Gazebo nestled among the trees with the mountains as a back drop and spacious lawns, barn and patio create a great space for up to 300 guests. Enjoy views from rocking chairs on porches.
Description: The Farm’s flexibility makes it a great venue for weddings, reception, rehearsal dinners and dances. Cabins and Cottages on property can house up to 26 guests. Ten miles from downtown Asheville. 
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Grand Bohemian Ballroom Grand Bohemian Hotel, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: State-of-the-art event space includes the 2,200 square-foot Kessler Ballroom, accommodating up to 200 for your ceremony or an elegant dinner with personalized culinary delights in Tudor-style ballroom.
Outdoor Facilities: The rooftop, beautifully landscaped Tyrolean Terrace is perfect for an al fresco gathering for up to 75 persons.
Descripton: Kessler Collection's masterpiece is steps away from gates of the famous Biltmore Estate. The authentic Old-World, rustic ambiance of this Tudor inspired boutique hotel is masterfully blended with all of the modern luxuries.
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Chimney Rock Wedding Chimney Rock, Chimney Rock
Whether on top of the Chimney with a 75-mile panoramic view, at the base of a 404-foot waterfall, surrounded by majestic cliffs, or in a silent grove, Chimney Rock State Park offers a unique mountain setting for your ceremony that is as rustic or elegant as you are.
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Downtown Asheville hotel

Hotel Indigo, Asheville
You and your wedding guests will love staying in this hip, boutique hotel downtown. From hotel rooms that speak of harmony and balance to the luxury three bedroom condo rentals perched atop of the hotel with sweeping views of the city and mountains, they create a uniquely wonderful experience centered on creating a life-affirming moment to remember for a lifetime. Gather with friends and family in the Phi Bar & Bistro, with a full bar. Walk to the many restaurants, shops and night spots.
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Hilton Asheville Weddings Hilton Biltmore Park, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Pinnacle Ballroom (2476 sq ft) seats 160 for dinner or up to 250 for hors d’oeuvres.
Outdoor Facilities: French Broad Terrace is perfect for a reception up to 100 people.
Description: Hilton Asheville is a chic hotel located in the trendy Biltmore Park neighborhood. With luxurious amenities, large reception venues and a fantastic menu that can be personalized to your tastes, the Hilton is a perfect venue for your big day. Let their on-site wedding professional assist you with the details.
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Downtown Asheville Wedding Century Room on the Park, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Accommodates up to 350 for cocktail parties and up to 180 seated. Full size bar and ample space for bands or a DJ.
Outdoor Facilities: A private deck overlooking Roger McGuire Green.
Description: Beautiful turn-of-the-century banquet hall overlooking Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. High ceilings, exposed wood trusses and brick walls create a wonderful atmosphere for your event. Venue offers flexibility within an environment of impeccable service.
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Great Smoky Mountain Wedding

The Swag Mountaintop Inn, Waynesville
Outdoor Facilities: Elopements and couples for vow renewals only. Gooseberry Knob with gazebo and panoramic mountain views, gardens, water wheel/swinging bridge, pond and other private spots on this 250-acre gated sanctuary. Wedding package includes all-inclusive two-night stay, ceremony, couples massage, private dining and much more.
Description: Luxury mountaintop inn with a private entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, perfect for elopements, engagements, vow renewals and honeymoons. The relaxing setting, gourmet cuisine and rustic luxury could not be more romantic. Individually decorated cabins and rooms, many with balconies, woodburning fireplaces, outdoor showers and soaking tubs.
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Asheville Wedding

Compassionate Expressions Mountain Inn & Healing Sanctuary, Leicester
Indoor Facilities: Covered Pavilion, capacity is 100
Outdoor Facilities: Adjoining uncovered patio, capacity is 100
Description: Magical private 40-acre Certified Wildlife Habitat nature setting for your special event with mountain lodging and quality spa services. Stunning pavilion and entertainment patios situated by a running creek with outdoor kitchen and fireplace, Sauna Bathhouse, Hot Tubs and breathtaking mountain view. Located on the northwest side of Asheville.
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Downtown Asheville hotel
Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: 2,000 square feet Atrium features a three-story vaulted glass ceiling for up to 150 guests, perfect for evening special events. The Cellar, an elegant wine-cellar inspired venue, is located in the lower level of Isa’s Bistro for parties and dinners from 12-120 guests. Other meeting rooms include the Starnes Room for up to 75 guests and Boardroom for up to 20.
Description: Whether you want premiere accommodations for your wedding party, family and friends, need a venue to host a rehearsal dinner or a farewell wedding weekend brunch, the diversity of this historic, boutique downtown hotel provides an array of options.
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Aloft Hotel

Aloft Hotel, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Guestrooms feature ultra-comfortable signature bed, an oversized spa shower and custom amenities.
Outdoor Facilities:
Air Level has over 2000 sq. ft. of space with stunning views all the way to Mt. Pisgah, with private bar and fire pit. It can be fully tented or left uncovered to dine and dance under the stars for up to 180. The Ledge has 880 sq. ft. overlooking bustling Biltmore Avenue and is perfect for smaller dinners or cocktail receptions for up to 100 people.
Description: Celebrate your style at this downtown Asheville hotel. Book discounted hotel rooms for your group too.
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Laughing Waters Retreat

Laughing Waters Retreat, Hickory Nut Gorge
Indoor Facilities: The great room accommodates 100, with hearthstone wood stove and huge windows overlooking the waterfall. Lower level has a cork floor ideal for dancing, yoga, etc. New Honeymoon Cabin by waterfalls.
Outdoor Facilities: Stone ruins of an old farmhouse, gristmill and the historic Drover’s Road with five miles of trails. Abundance of sites for a ceremony – the enormous deck, in the orchard, by stone ruins, in the meadow. Small weddings are ideal in the clearing next to the falls.
Description: An exquisite jewel in the midst of 200 protected acres near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, 25 minutes southeast of Asheville. Part of a green, sustainable eco-community. Experience the peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere of this magical place.
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Lake James Wedding

Camp Lake James, Lake James
Outdoor Facilities:Situated on the shores of Lake James with outstanding mountain views, this is the perfect setting for a picturesque outdoor wedding. Choose between a mountain-view or lakeside ceremony, up to 200 guests.
Description: Camp Lake James facilities include luxurious cabins, pools, pavilion and outdoor amphitheater. The natural beauty that surrounds Lake James makes this a romantic and breathtaking location.This mountain retreat encompasses endless rolling hills lined with a lush forest located just 20 minutes from Morganton and 45 minutes from Asheville.
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Wedding in Cashiers

High Hampton Inn, Cashiers
Indoor Facilities: The Pavilion, Wade Hampton Room
Outdoor Facilities: The High Hampton Lawn, The Laurel Garden, and Rock Mountain Terrace
Description: Tucked into the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, High Hampton Inn provides a breathtaking setting for a dream destination wedding for up to 350 guests. Surrounded by mountains, lush green landscapes, and towering forests, the venue offers prestigious wedding services for bridal parties large or small. The peaceful mood, vistas, and unique combination of Southern comfort and rustic charm make it the perfect location for the big day.
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Outdoor Wedding

Willow Cove On Echo Lake, Fairview
Indoor: Large great room with lake and mountain views, stone fireplace, deck and porch for up to 30 guests.
Outdoors: Lakefront property with a number of beautiful ceremony choices: a sacred garden, an arbor tucked into a flower and ivy garden, under a magnificent willow tree, three balconies overlooking the lake, or if you are adventuresome, on a tandem kayak or canoe on the middle of the lake!
Description: This beautiful lake-front destination is perfect for your intimate small wedding, elopement or renewal. It is private, magical and romantic and only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. All-inclusive custom packages bundle professional services. The elegant bridal suite adjoins a private deck overlooking the lake, additional suite available for up to two overnight guests.
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Altamont Theatre Wedding

The Altamont, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Open theater style banquet hall, and elegant split level lobby and lounge area. Dinner seating for up to 125 people, or partial dinner and cocktail seating for 150.
Description: Imagine the possibilities of having your event staged in a professional theatre! The very creative venue for rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions, commitment ceremonies, reaffirmation or renewal of vows, and other celebrations. Set the stage with the uniqueness and flair that only a state-of-the-art and completely customizable space such as they can provide. Located on historic Church Street in the heart of downtown Asheville.
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Mountain Outdoor Wedding

Brahma Ridge Event Center, Candler
Indoor facilities: A unique, locally-handcrafted tent where the pavilion is fully floored with an LED lighting system, custom designed sidewalls and heaters if needed for up to 170 guests. Add more tenting for up to 250.
Outdoor Facilities: Have your ceremony along the creek, around the pond or on the mountainside site with church pews.
Description: The terrain gently rolls down to a wooden bridge, pond with deck and gazebo where brides sip champagne and wait to walk the aisle. Surrounded by an unspoiled mountain landscape just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. Stay in their vacation homes and camp from Thursday to Sunday, making your wedding a 3-day event for all.
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Yesterday Spaces

Yesterday Spaces, Leicester
Indoor Spaces Rustic but elegant and fully conditioned Main Event Barn with state of the art sound system. Loft seats 200 and up to 300 with additional barn spaces. Separate 100 year old Dairy Barn for ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and parties. Restored 1911 Farmhouse and Appalachian Log Cabin for up to 23.
Outdoor Spaces 72 acre working family farm, magical historic wedding walk, picturesque outdoor ceremony sites with mountain views, relaxing farm atmosphere and animals with a hay wagon ride from parking to barns, event field, and fire pit.
Description: Personal, unique, natural, and rustic but comfortable spaces for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Unique and relaxing farm accommodations and only 12 miles from downtown Asheville. 
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Asheville Green Wedding NC Arboretum, Asheville
Indoor Facilities: Education Center and Baker Exhibit Center
Outdoor Facilities: Heritage Garden, Outdoor Events Garden, Plants of Promise Lawn, Education Center Entrance Plaza, Baker Center Lawn, and Blue Ridge Court
Description: The Arboretum’s green wedding program offers green buildings and sustainable landscapes as sites for weddings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, wedding anniversary gatherings and commitment ceremonies for 50 to 150 guests. Extend your celebration of love for each other to the natural world by reducing your wedding event’s carbon footprint on the earth.
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Asheville Wedding Services


Elope Asheville

Elope Asheville
This premiere intimate wedding solution offers a wide range of services to include a wedding cake, fresh seasonal flowers, and even a professional wedding photographer to document the happiest day of your life. With weddings starting at $300, they offer services to fit any budget. Special requests are always welcome, and they work hard to provide the most romantic day without the stress or cost of a huge event.
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Wedding Planner

Firefly Events
All you need is love... and Firefly will take care of the rest! Whether you're planning a destination wedding or are close to home, they listen to you and create distinctive events based on your vision, budget, specific needs and desires. Their passionate, experienced planners look forward to celebrating with you!
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Wedding Tour LaZoom Tours, Asheville
Take your wedding party on a zany tour of Asheville. Enjoy a 90-minute comedy tour exploring Asheville with a charactered tour guide and surprise performers. Or let a hunch-backed tour guide deliver the funniest haunts in town. Or wow your group with live musicians on board. Many options!
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Wedding Officiant

Rev. Victoria Hutchins, Non-Denominational Minister
Rev. Hutchins uses her intuition, sensitivity and experience working with couples from all backgrounds to design personalized and unique ceremonies. Couples receive unlimited support and guidance, including access to her extensive library of wedding resources. Ceremonies range from religious to non-religious, traditional to contemporary, simple to complex.
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Wedding Officiant

Rev. Jackie Dobrinska, Wedding Officiant
As your wedding celebrant, Rev. Dobrinska helps you plan a ceremony that reflects your unique essence and celebrates the fullness of your love, commitment, values and passions. Her goal is to contribute to making your wedding magical, memorable, and uniquely you. She honors all traditions and has had the good fortune to work with many. Ideal for small groups and families who enjoy authentic connection, sweet spontaneous dialogue and even gentle adventure.
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Artist Directory

Traditional Artist Directory
Use this guide to find the finest traditional craft artisans, musicians, dancers, and storytellers in the North Carolina mountains. The directory contains listings for more than 400 artists and groups, many available for hire for entertainment at your wedding or reception.
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If you will be visiting and need Asheville marriage requirements, see Local Marriage License & Laws.
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