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Asheville is known for its eccentric and lively downtown. Its 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. Newly engaged couples can choose from creative downtown wedding venues in Asheville, rooftop weddings, contemporary hotel venues, historical buildings, breweries, and so much more across Western NC. 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.

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West Asheville, a popular and funky neighborhood across the French Broad River from downtown, has its own bustling main street 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

Soprana Rooftop Cucina

Soprana is an Appalachia-meets-Alps, full-service rooftop restaurant with expansive, sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Perched atop the Embassy Suites in Downtown Asheville, Soprana features brick oven pizza and locally sourced ingredients paired with a curation of craft beer, wine, and cocktails. Guests will enjoy unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with floor-to-ceiling… read more

Century Room 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.… read more

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 parties and up to 180 seated. Full-size bar and ample space for bands or a DJ…

Celine and Company (On Broadway), 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… read more

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 Facilities: This 6,000 sq. ft. space comfortably holds 50 to 200 seated…

Celine & Company (On Broadway) Weddings, 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… read more

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 Facilities: This 6,000 sq. ft. space comfortably holds 50 to 200 seated…

Ella Asheville, Downtown Asheville

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, this historic 100-year-old venue offers 3000 square feet of event space featuring gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, exposed… read more

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, this historic 100-year-old venue offers 3000 square feet of event space featuring gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, exposed brick walls, and wood floors. The space also features a bridal suite, groom space, and green room for band/DJ, giving you exclusive use of the grounds. They offer fully cultivated bar packages and…

Hilton Biltmore Park Weddings, Asheville

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… read more

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 sq. ft.) seats 160 for dinner or up to 250 for hors d’oeuvres…

Aloft Hotel Weddings, Asheville

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… read more

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 up to 180. The Ledge has 880 sq. ft. overlooking bustling Biltmore Avenue…

Highland Brewing Weddings, Asheville

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… read more

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 three levels, all connected by stairs and elevator. A prep kitchen…

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 group 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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