Western North Carolina is a gorgeous place to get married, and there are no shortage of ahhhmazing venues in the Asheville area. Here's our take on the lowdown in the AVL.
The most obvious and well known venue is arguably The Biltmore Estate. George W. Vanderbilt purchased the land and commissioned architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to build the French style chateau. It was completed in 1895 and is visited by over a million people per year today. The Biltmore is a gorgeous and well known spot to say, "I do." But they are not the only game in town by far.
The North Carolina Arboretum is a stunning spot for your outdoor ceremony. Plus, they advocate for green weddings. You can have both your ceremony and reception there, or move downtown to Celine and Company for your post-ceremony celebration. Owner, Kim Lloyd, was the head chef at Celine for several years before taking over. She offers a complete package including basic rentals, linens, amazing food and a sweet downtown location that makes for an easy transition into the after party.
The Venue is another all inclusive downtown space that can cover your rentals, linens, china, bar staff, food, and even sweet decor. The space is completely gorgeous and convenient for your downtown Asheville wedding. And we can't talk about wedding spaces without mentioning The Altamont Theatre - an artsy little space downtown on Church Street. Right outside of Asheville there are also many options. Head over to The Farm in Candler for a lovely experience with exquisite views of The Blue Ridge Mountains. Or a new venue, Olivette where you can get married on the banks of the French Broad River. The Olivette grounds will take your breath away. A little further out in Canton there's an adorable and rustic space called Camp Hope. Once a kid's summer camp, this unique venue is equipped with a commercial sized kitchen and old school camp-style bunk beds. It is a great space with a rustic aesthetic and budget friendly.
There are many options in and around Asheville for wedding ceremony and reception. From traditional to funky, large and small. The Blue Ridge Mountains make a gorgeous backdrop for wedding day photos and there's a thriving metro to keep you entertained before and after.