Whether your wedding style is elegant, rustic-chic, contemporary or vintage, Asheville has a perfect location for your upcoming nuptials. The Blue Ridge mountains provide a picturesque backdrop at the Inn at the Biltmore Estate, or if being in the heart of downtown tops your list, The Venue is your place. A former cinema, a barn, a newly built contemporary event space and our own arboretum round out some of our favorite spots to say “I Do” in Asheville.
For a couple who wants a simple and stylish elopement with just their honey or up to 10 guests, Engaged Asheville’s All Inclusive Elopement Package is ideal. The package is a one-stop-shop that includes officiant, photography services, a small cake with cake topper, up to 12 Chiavari chairs, a bridal bouquet and a boutonniere for your groom. The elopement package starts at $1500. Caroline Marie Photography
Wedding Size: from 30-400 guests depending on venue of choice
Music aficionados rejoice, this is the ideal venue for your big day. Isis Music Hall was originally a single screen cinema built in the 1930’s, and today is a top top venue for touring musical artists from all over the nation. Located in West Asheville, Isis Music Hall can accomodate weddings ranging from 30-75 guests in their Lounge, to 100-400 guest events if you opt for their Main Music Hall. If your event will require catering, Kitchen 743 is adjacent to the venue and is experienced in working alongside Isis Music Hall during special events. Their menu consists of American cuisine, has a full bar, 30 beers on tap and a wine selection.
Wedding Size: From elopmentes to weddings up to 150 guests
From intimage to elaborate, The Barn at Honeysuckle Hill can ensure the most important day of your life is exactly as you envisioned. Couples wishing to elope can choose between the Basic or All Inclusive Elopement packages, and the bride who wants help with every detail for her all out affair can opt for the All Inclusive Wedding package, which includes photography, catering, hair and makeup, officiant, music and a cake or sweets. Photo: Izzy Hudgins
Wedding Size: Venues suitable for smaller affairs from starting at 8 guests (for larger weddings at the Biltmore Estate, refer below)
Nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 8000-acre mansion was built by George Vanderbilt in the late 1800’s and holds the title for largest privately owned house in America. The estate has more than 10 venues for special events able to accommodate intimate affairs up to the most grand, with four venues great for smaller affairs. The Champagne Cellar at the Winery can host weddings ranging from 8-30 guests, providing a completely unique and intimate feeling completed with the cellar’s stone walls, lined with candles. If your wedding will be slightly larger, consider the Conservatory Gallery. Massive windows and pointed glass roof provide an wealth of natural light, combined with a myriad of exotic plants surrounding the room. This gives you both an indoor and outdoor option depending on weather, with a guest capacity 10-75. The Vista at the Inn on Biltmore Estate is the perfect choice for those wanting to incorporate the North Carolina mountains. Your outdoor nuptials will have panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and can accommodate parties as small as 10 guests, up to 120 guests. Finally, Antler Hill Barn overlooks the French Broad River, and can hosts parties from 60-150 in size. The barn is a rustic-chic dream containing a bonfire pit, two grassy courtyards, and a barnyard. Photo: Fete Photography
1 Lodge St., Asheville
Wedding Size: Venues suitable for larger weddings up to 220 guests
For a larger wedding at the Biltmore, couples can choose from the Biltmore’s larger event venues. Cedric’s Garden provides the ideal setting for a garden wedding, and Cedric’s Loft can serve as an indoor option for parties ranging from 65-150 guests. The Lioncrest Veranda and Lioncrest Ballroom give couples and indoor and outdoor options with a capacity of 100-220 guests. Largest of all, the newly built Amherst Ballroom can hold up to 550 guests, complete with 17-foot ceilings and an open design. Photo Credit: Rustic Wedding Chic
Located in Beecham’s Curve in West Asheville, Ambrose West offers four choices to hold your nuptials: Haywood Hall, The Cellar Lounge, The Inbetween, and the Beecham Room. Couples can host weddings with up to 175 guests in one of the indoor or outdoor facilities, which also boasts an in-house bar, a bridal suite, and a killer location close to shopping and local breweries.
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville
Wedding Size: 100- 200 guests depending on venue of choice
If scenery tops your wedding must-have list, The North Carolina Arboretum provides outdoor as well as indoor options in an unforgettable location. Wedding sizes accommodated range from 100-200 guests, with a total of eight venues to choose from.The Broad Green and Outdoor Events Amphitheater are ideal for couples wanting to wed among the trees. For those wanting an elegant indoor affair with breathtaking views, consider the Baker Exhibit Center or the Education Center Auditorium. Photo: Nick King Photography
Wedding Size: 100-350 guests depending on venue of choice
Located in Downtown Asheville, The Venue can host weddings from 100-350 guests in one of their three levels. The street level is called the Market Level and can host up to 100 guests for a sit down dinner and up to 200 for a cocktail party.The Mezzanine Area has windows overlooking Downtown Asheville and can host up to 250 guests for a sit down dinner and up to 350 guests for a cocktail party. Finally, the Second Level contains a balcony overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, has a bridal dressing room, and can accommodate up to 120 dinner guests and up to 200 for a cocktail party.For couples who need assistance beyond securing the event location, The Venue also offers four wedding planning packages: Ceremony Only, Reception Only, Ceremony and Reception, and the Silver Package. The wedding planning packages not only include planning of your ceremony, but also your rehearsal dinner and events on the week of the wedding, taking an immense load of your plate.