Downtown Asheville Wedding Venues: Hotel & Rooftop

Rooftop & Hotel Wedding Venues, Downtown Asheville

Asheville is known for its eccentric and lively downtown. The diverse mix of culture, music, and art has dubbed Asheville “The Paris of the South,” and what’s more romantic than Paris? Having your wedding in downtown Asheville or any one of our cool small towns in the mountains gives you a taste of the local flavor, with plenty to do and see. Photo by Mozingo Photography.

Urban wedding venues in the Blue Ridge Mountains come in all shapes and sizes. Downtown wedding venues in Asheville can include rooftop weddings, contemporary hotel venues, historical buildings, breweries and more. Most of these venues display dramatic skyline views of the city and surrounding mountains. 

Highland Brewing Wedding

If you’re planning a destination wedding in Asheville, consider an upscale hotel in the heart of the city. Having your wedding, reception and overnight stay at one venue is like pressing the “easy” button since many hotels provide in-house wedding services and make your big day a little easier. 

There are many other unique wedding and downtown reception venues on the outskirts of downtown Asheville, like the River Arts District. This collection of old industrial warehouses turned art studios, galleries, shops and breweries are located along the French Broad River. The impressive and colorful murals covering the buildings are courtesy of the area’s graffiti artists, making it a contemporary hotspot for gallery weddings and industrial weddings in Asheville.

downtown asheville wedding
Photo by JCM Photography

West Asheville, a popular and funky neighborhood across the French Broad River from downtown, has its own bustling mainstreet with contemporary wedding venues like lounges, music halls, industrial buildings, and breweries. These wedding spots offer plenty of parking and walkability for your guests. 

South Asheville’s Biltmore Park Town Square is an urban village with hotels, eateries, spas, cafes, boutiques and more. It’s conveniently located close to the airport with easy access to the highway and just 15 minutes from Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway and downtown Asheville.

Our many surrounding small towns offer their own downtown wedding venues with an extra dose of charm for your rooftop wedding in the mountains. 

Top Downtown Wedding Venues in Asheville

Isis Music Hall Weddings
Located in West Asheville, this historic Art Deco style music hall can host a variety of events from intimate rehearsal dinners to large weddings. Their name gives a nod to the building's history - a single screen cinema built in the mid 1930's. This historic space has two stages, multiple bars and an outdoor patio. Their adjoining... read more
Isis Music Hall Asheville
Located in West Asheville, this historic Art Deco style music hall can host a variety of events from intimate rehearsal dinners to large weddings. Their name gives a nod to the building's history - a single screen cinema built in the mid 1930's. This historic space has two stages, multiple bars and an outdoor patio. Their adjoining... read more
Celine and Company Asheville
This downtown Asheville venue in the Historic Broadway Arts Building offers an elegant setting for traditional to modern decor. Chef Kim Lloyd and the exceptional staff personally guide, from the first concepts of your celebration to the very last detail. In-house catering is provided by Celine and Company Catering. Indoor... read more
Ambrose West Asheville
Ambrose West is the newest wedding and event venue in West Asheville, family owned and operated. Haywood Hall, the largest space, is ideal for weddings up to 150 people. Downstairs is a full bar in the spacious lounge that leads to a bright and manicured courtyard. From the courtyard is access to the Beecham Room, a warm and welcoming room with... read more
Grand Bohemian Hotel Weddings
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. Located in Biltmore Village. Indoor Facilities: State-of-the-art event space includes the... read more
Century on the Park Asheville
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. Indoor Facilities: Accommodates up to 250 for cocktail... read more
Highland Brewing Weddings
Brews, views and I Dos! Asheville's original craft brewery, Highland Brewing, features an industrial chic private event center - including a fabulous Rooftop – perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties. Your guests will love Highland's full line of craft beer plus wine and cider. Find many options on... read more
Celine and Company Asheville
This downtown Asheville venue in the Historic Broadway Arts Building offers an elegant setting for traditional to modern decor. Chef Kim Lloyd and the exceptional staff personally guide, from the first concepts of your celebration to the very last detail. In-house catering is provided by Celine and Company Catering. Indoor... read more
Hilton Biltmore Park Weddings
Located in the Biltmore Park neighborhood, this hotel has many options in an urban village in south Asheville. With luxurious amenities, large reception venues and a fantastic menu that can be personalized to your tastes, let their on-site wedding professional assist with all the details. Indoor Facilities: Pinnacle Ballroom (2,476... read more
Aloft Hotel Weddings
Celebrate your wedding at this downtown Asheville hotel. Book discounted hotel rooms for your group, too. Outdoor Facilities: Air Level has over 2,000 sq. ft. of space with stunning views all the way to Mt. Pisgah. Private bar and fire pit. It can be fully tented or left uncovered to dine and dance under the stars for... read more

Tips for Downtown Asheville Weddings

When considering having your wedding in downtown Asheville, there are some logistics worth considering. 

  • Downtown wedding venues are limited with parking, so plan ahead. Check with your event space to see what options you have for accommodating guests who need parking. 
  • Don’t forget about elderly guests that need assistance with stairs. 
  • When planning your downtown reception menu, keep in mind Asheville is known for it’s fresh farm-to-table, local food. 
  • To keep your guests entertained while they're here, see our Top 25 Things to do in Downtown Asheville
  • If you're planning a destination wedding, see Downtown Hotels in Asheville for guest accommodations. Many offer discounted rates for wedding groups.
  • For ideas for groups outings for your wedding party, see our Top Tours & Experiences in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. 
  • If you want to book a spa day with your bridal party, book well in advance. See our Top 20 Spa, Massage & Wellness.

For many other places to get married, see our Asheville Wedding Venue guide. 

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