The Best Wedding Venues in Asheville, North Carolina
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Getting Married in Asheville: 16 Beautiful Wedding Venues

Asheville is such an excellent place to set the mood for love. I’ve spent most of my time here as a single person, but I find myself falling in love daily with the mountains, the flowers, the leaves, the pale winter skies, and the wonderful community full of exciting businesses, art, and projects. I can’t imagine a better place to celebrate love in all its forms.

Only you and your partner can decide when it’s the perfect time to ritualize your union, and there are places to get married in Asheville all year round. But, of course, there is a wedding season from May to November, with peaks in May to June and September to November. July and August tend to be stormy, but many believe rain on your wedding day brings good luck!

The Appalachian Mountains’ wedding season is also when we have more tourism, so plan accordingly. If you dream of a fall wedding, the first three weeks of October are your best timeframe. 

On the other hand, do you love the thought of getting married in the spring when everything seems to explode with life? Check out the peak bloom times of the area to start planning.

Our area is also a popular place for destination weddings for out-of-towners who want to celebrate their love in these beautiful mountains. Many Asheville wedding venues also offer accommodations that range from luxurious hotels and farm cottages to fun glamping spots. If you need assistance blocking rooms for guests, you can contact the Asheville Chamber of Commerce for orientation and assistance. 

I have compiled a list of the most exciting and special wedding venues in Asheville and a few options a bit further afield. There is something for everyone and every budget, from simple yet meaningful garden weddings with a fun Asheville twist to Disney-like celebrations in the Biltmore Village.

Yes, you can get married in “America’s Largest Home” and have the chateau, once the biggest private residence in the country and home of the Vanderbilt family, as a backdrop!

Don’t forget to check out our web story: Getting Married in Asheville

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Getting Married in Asheville: 16 Beautiful Wedding Venues 

1. Get Married in a 1920s Stone Manor in the Charming Neighborhood of Montford

How does celebrating your wedding in the same urban castle that hosted parties with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald while Béla Bartók played piano sound? Homewood is a wedding and elopement venue located in a 1927 restored stone manor in the historic neighborhood of Montford, within walking distance of downtown.

Homewood features hardwood floors, cherry walls, Appalachian stone fireplaces, alabaster sconces, iron chandeliers, and a garden perfect for a wedding ceremony. The Great Room seats 110 people for dinner and 150 with cocktail seating, with room for a dance floor. They offer a tented reception outdoors for events of up to 200.

They work with six caterers and require you to work with some vendors, while you are welcome to choose the rest. There are elopement options on certain days and times, too.

This is a unique option among all the Asheville wedding venues because of its architecture and location. Montford is one the most charming neighborhoods in Asheville, with its wide streets full of trees and lovely wide-porched houses. 

2. Receive Your Soulmate in Marriage on a Rooftop Overlooking Downtown and the Mountains

Capital Club of Asheville is one of the best Asheville wedding venues if you are looking for an urban-style celebration with amazing views. It can accommodate between 15 and 175 people, which works for small weddings and even elopements!

It features an indoor banquet room with a full bar and a large open terrace perfect for an outdoor sunset wedding. You’ll get beautiful vistas, especially in the fall. The open-plan space is ideal for different layouts and arrangements. 

The location is the best: you two can stroll downtown during golden hour for amazing photos. Think about Art Deco buildings, vibrant street art, charming coffee shops, and pictures by the splash pad Splashville, one of downtown’s showpieces in the summer. 

Then, after your celebration, you and your guests can easily walk to your after-party. Plus, some of the best Asheville hotels are downtown, so this is a convenient wedding venue for a destination wedding.

3. Celebrate Your Union in a Fruitful Vineyard with the Backdrop of Blue Mountains 

Romantic Wedding Reception in Asheville: Longleaf Vineyard

No image is more potent than trees full of ripe fruit to symbolize abundance. Likewise, sacred texts across all spiritual traditions link fruit, especially grapes, with long-lasting soul love and consider them a good omen for weddings. 

The awarded Longleaf Vineyard in Marshall (20 minutes from downtown Asheville) is one of the best wedding venues near Asheville for outdoor celebrations. This boutique vineyard provides a magical setting for the ceremony because of the spectacular long-range views. The venue features a large covered pavilion hosting up to 120 guests. In addition, a white tent can be added. 

They offer wedding and elopement packages that can be customized. They all include some of the best views of Western North Carolina, excellent photo opportunities outdoors and indoors (think about a wine cellar!), and an invitation to a wine-tasting event for couples.

Longleaf Vineyard is easily one of the most photogenic wedding venues near Asheville. Take a look at their Instagram account to see if you agree! No wonder why it won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award for three years in a row.

4. Exchange Your Vows at Asheville’s Most Historic Brewery in an Industrial-Chic Ambiance

Highland Brewing Company was founded in 1994, becoming the first brewery in the city since Prohibition and the third-oldest craft brewery in North Carolina. They have a vast menu, including 10 tapped beers available year around, seasonal beers, and yearly releases. 

Their two Asheville wedding venues are modern and neutral, featuring wood and metal accents and allowing different decoration styles and themes. The Event Center is a tri-level space accommodating between 70 and 200 guests. And the rooftop is ideal for an outdoor wedding in spring, summer, or early fall because of the magnificent views. 

The Barrel Room hosts up to 64 guests and is described as “posh without being stuffy‚ casual yet intimate.” Imagine racks of barrels lining the room‚ astonishing indoor plants, and a private patio. The bar overlooks the sour and barrel-aged beer production area as well. 

Finally, the Highland’s Downtown Taproom Mezzanine in the historic S&W Cafeteria building is the perfect venue for rehearsal dinners or welcome parties.

5. Wed in a Private Urban Courtyard in the Heart of Historic Downtown Asheville

Are you seeking the perfect Asheville wedding venue with an urban yet whimsical vibe? Look no more! Reverie Asheville is a dreamy space in the middle of downtown, featuring indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding parties of all sizes. After all, reverie is “the state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts, a daydream…”

This is one of the coolest Asheville wedding venues if you want to marry under the stars in historic downtown. It can accommodate between 32 and 100 people, and the celebration includes access to indoor and outdoor spaces. You’ll love the dining room’s original 1907 brick walls. 

The garden is lovely, with herbs, flowers, and climbing ivy, surrounded by the neighboring brick buildings and decorated with romantic lights. You can have your ceremony and reception here or get married in a mountain setting and then bring your guests to a downtown Asheville-style party.

You’ll appreciate the many urban photo opportunities, like the famous next-door mural on Chicken Alley.

6. Enjoy a Free-Spirited Asheville-Style Wedding at JuneBug

Best Wedding Venues in Asheville: JuneBugWeddings
Images courtesy of JuneBugWeddings

“If you like Asheville, you’ll LOVE JuneBug!” The description of one of JuneBug’s happy customers couldn’t be more accurate. JuneBugWeddings is one of the most unique Asheville wedding venues. It offers the perfect setting for a laid-back, fun, full-of-character Asheville-style wedding.

This beautiful 50-acre property is 12 minutes north of downtown and has two creative spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Walnut Cove along Flat Creek accommodates 150 guests under a canopy of walnut trees. Also, guests can spend the night in restored campers from the ‘50s and ‘60s – how cool is that?

Are you planning a smaller wedding or elopement? You should consider having your micro wedding (up to 20 guests) on top of the two-story tree house supported by red oak trees! 

Their wedding packages can be customized and include excellent photo opportunities, like a 1949 8N Tractor, a vintage playground with a merry-go-round, dome, slide, swing set, and a 1960 Airstream clam shell dry bar (also open for breakfast the next day for guests staying on-site).

7. Feel Great about Your Gorgeous and Sustainable Wedding at the North Carolina Arboretum

Best Wedding Reception in Asheville: North Carolina Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is one of the most beautiful public gardens in Asheville and Western North Carolina. The backdrops of your wedding will be lovely. Plus, their Green Wedding Program emphasizes environmentally conscious planning “as part of the arboretum’s mission to protect our natural world.”

Their wedding and elopement packages are available from April to October, including a membership for a year. In addition, they have options for ceremony and reception only, elopements, and complete wedding packages in many locations within the 434-acre garden.

They also offer a wedding brunch package that’s a good middle point between a wedding and an elopement. Also, since the North Carolina Arboretum is a non-profit, booking a wedding here will support educational programs for kids.

They can accommodate between 50 and 150 guests for weddings and elopement ceremonies of up to 25 guests and have several catering options.

Some sites for ceremonies and receptions include the ​​Watershed Outlook with beautiful vistas, the Heritage Garden featuring medicinal plants, and the super photogenic flagstone amphitheater framed by evergreen trees.

8. Have a Magnificent Fairytale Wedding at the Biltmore Estate 

Best Wedding Reception in Asheville: Biltmore Weddings
Images courtesy of Biltmore

Suppose your wedding dreams include a French Renaissance chateau named the most beautiful building in the United States and perfectly manicured gardens with fountains, statues, thousands of flowers, and astonishing colors in the fall. In that case, the Biltmore Estate is for you! 

Biltmore Weddings has eight of the best wedding venues in Asheville – five have indoor and outdoor spaces, and three are available for outdoor weddings. They can accommodate between 27 and 600 guests. With three top-notch accommodation options in the 8,000-acre estate, this is the perfect option for a destination wedding.

All wedding packages include a selected menu, open bar, customized wedding cake, champagne toast, and a complimentary overnight stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate for the happy couple. 

The options range from an intimate backyard wedding at Cedric’s Garden to an outdoor ceremony and reception with the Biltmore House (and the sunset!) as the backdrop, plus dining and dancing in the majestic terraces overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The first wedding at the mansion was between Cornelia Vanderbilt and Hon. John F. A. Cecil and it took place on April 29, 1924. Pauline Merrill (Cornelia’s sister) wrote a beautiful poem describing the perfect day that could also be yours: 

“The marriage service was gone through with, and when Cornelia walked out, with a radiant smile on her face, the children streamed flowers at her feet/Then they went back to the house/The enormous rooms were fuller than ever before as the crowd surged forward to congratulate the first bride of Biltmore House.”

9. Celebrate Your Love on a Working Farm Surrounded by Happy Cows, Hogs, and Chickens

Where to get Married in Asheville: Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Images courtesy of Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hickory Nut Gap is one of the most beloved Asheville farms. It’s in Fairview, 20 minutes from downtown, producing fantastic grass-fed beef, heritage-breed pasture-raised pork, pasture-raised chicken, and free-range eggs. 

You can sample their stuff on-site or at local grocery stores and farmers’ markets. In addition, the farm hosts fun events throughout the year, including a popular fall festival.

Hickory Nut Gap features three wedding venues near Asheville. They all offer a beautiful farm setting, open spaces, and amazing food. The Party Shed is by a creek and ideal for small, informal elopements. The kids at your party will love the treehouse!

The Big Barn can host up to 250 people. I attended a wedding there on a rainy fall day, and it was so beautiful. The History Barn is also open but covered, and it’s next to the animal observation area, where you can pet pigs, cows, and chickens. 

The best part about a wedding at Hickory Nut Gap? They can cater your event with their fantastic produce!

10. Walk into Your Life Together in One of These Unique and Historic Venues

Romantic Wedding Venues in Asheville: Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar

These three Asheville wedding venues have one thing in common: they are not traditional wedding venues but offer one-of-a-kind spaces for your downtown wedding and your particular interests in vinyl, books, or art.

Citizen Vinyl is a vinyl record pressing facility and a record shop located in an Art Moderne-style building in the center of downtown. In addition, it features the award-winning Sessions Café and Bar (and a beautiful mezzanine.), where the original WWNC Radio Station used to be. It doesn’t get any cooler than that!

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar is a two-story bookstore in the historic Grove Arcade, decorated with antiques, Persian rugs, oil paintings, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases with thousands of books. This is the perfect option for a mix-and-mingle party where between 15 to 125 guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, formal tea parties, and wine receptions.

Are you an art lover? The Asheville Art Museum is for rent! You can host parties of 50 to 600 guests in their different spaces, including the atrium, the café, and the sculpture terrace overlooking downtown. Or you can rent the entire museum. They offer elopement packages as well. 

11. Get This New Chapter of Your Life Off to a Good Start with the Simplicity  of a Haiku Poem

Best Wedding Reception in Asheville: Haiku I Do
Images courtesy of Haiku I Do

Haiku I Do’s gardens offer several beautiful and simple settings for your wedding or elopement, including koi ponds, zen gardens, a covered 700-square-foot chapel, and an all-season deck because “not everyone wants their wedding to be an epic Odyssey… some prefer the grace of a perfect Haiku.”

This Asheville wedding venue in Biltmore Village can accommodate up to 150 guests all year round (they suggest a tent if you are hosting more than 75 people). They are known for their vintage lounges and colorful rugs displayed around the garden, where you can play yard games by a fire pit.

You can cater your event or bring your favorite local food truck. They do a great job connecting you with some of the best wedding-related vendors. In addition, they offer wedding pop-ups and elopement packages. Also, their wedding officiants are the best!

Their sister company Sky Mountain is one of the best spots to elope in Asheville.

12. Dance Your Way to Marriage on the Best Hardwood Dance Floor in WNC 

Do you love the idea of having a huge, open space so everyone can dance like nobody is watching? The Orange Peel is for you, then! Plus, it’s one of the best live music venues in the country, so you’ll feel like the rock star you are from the beginning to the end of your celebration. Did I mention that it’s in the middle of downtown Asheville?

This is the ideal Asheville wedding venue for parties of 100 to 250 people. They also feature PULP, a lower-level private club that offers a more intimate setting (80 people max).

The Orange Peel’s 8,500-square-foot hardwood dance floor has been voted one of the best places to dance in WNC for eight years. You’ll love the 46-foot stainless steel bar serving 40 beers on tap, 18 draft beers, and a broad selection of wine. Plus, their lighting and sound system are unbeatable.

13. Say “I Do” Overlooking the Mountains at The Omni Grove Park Inn 

Guide to The Omni Grove Park Inn: History
Images courtesy of Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn is 10 minutes from downtown Asheville at nearly 2,500 feet above sea level. Its privileged location on Sunset Mountain offers fantastic views of Asheville and the western rim of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plus, it has one of the best spas in the country (only for guests).

The resort features five wedding venues with up to 200 guests. With three options for accommodations, many excellent restaurants, and its proximity to downtown, this is another good place for a destination wedding. In addition, they offer wedding packages and top-notch wedding planning services.

The open-air Vanderbilt Terrace overlooks the mountains, and it’s perfect for a more intimate summer or early fall daytime wedding. The indoor Mountain View Terrace and Skyline Room have floor-to-ceiling windows and gigantic fireplaces and can host up to 200 people while offering fantastic views.

The historic Country Club building and the Arts & Craft-inspired Seely Pavilion feature fireplaces and views of the mountains and the golf course.

14. Tie the Knot on a Mountain Farm by the French Broad River

Best Wedding Venues in Asheville: The Horse Shoe Farm
Images courtesy of The Horse Shoe Farm

The Horse Shoe Farm in Hendersonville is one of the best wedding venues near Asheville for destination weddings. It’s 10 minutes from downtown Hendersonville and 25 minutes from Asheville, and it has everything covered in one peaceful and fun place. 

Imagine sharing a long weekend wedding with your loved ones on an 85-acre farm by a river surrounded by mountains, enjoying fun outdoor activities and a fabulous spa.

The ceremony and reception venues can accommodate between 50 and 200 guests year-round in indoor and outdoor spaces. They also offer elopement packages.

Your guests can stay at the luxury overnight accommodations, including homes, cottages, and lofts. Eight buildings can host up to 61 guests, and lodging gives you access to hiking trails, swimming ponds, guided tours to pet the farm animals, a meditation room, and a kids’ clubhouse.

You can add on yoga and fitness classes, dinner at the on-site restaurant, or book amazing treatments at The Stable Spa. They offer fantastic in-house catering for your wedding reception and gourmet meals for your guests throughout the wedding weekend. 

15. Have Your Wedding Ceremony on a Stage in the Historic Masonic Temple

Built between 1913 and 1915, The Asheville Masonic Temple is one of the most interesting, mysterious buildings in downtown Asheville. It now houses eight Masonic bodies, and it’s been recently remodeled. This unique Asheville wedding venue accommodates between 65 and 400 guests.

Imagine having your wedding ceremony in the beautiful 400-seat theater decorated with hand-painted sets created in 1915 by the traveling Masonic artist from Chicago, Thomas Gibbs Moses. You’ll have 52 backdrops to choose from – what a unique experience!

You can book any of the three floors individually, or if the wedding plans are big, you can rent the entire building. In addition, they offer wedding packages, including renting a private downtown parking lot. 

You’ll love the location in downtown’s heart, the views from the balconies (fantastic photo opportunities!), the Biltmore Estate-like architecture, and the hidden-in-plain-sight Masonic symbols.

16. Get Married in a Historical Landmark Surrounded by Whimsical Gardens

Douglas Ellington is “the architect who changed Asheville into an Art Deco showplace” in the 1920s. He designed some of the most renowned buildings in Asheville, like the S&W Cafeteria building, the City Building, Asheville High School, and the First Baptist Church.

His former residence, the Douglas Ellington House, is a new (2021) wedding venue in Asheville that’s also an historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The home was built entirely by hand using architectural remnants of the other projects without a blueprint. The result is a unique architectural jewel that you won’t find anywhere else.

The bad news? The house is only available for private events. The good news? You can have your wedding here!

While the house is private, events can be hosted on the property’s grounds. The wedding package includes a stay in a beautiful cottage tucked away in the woods behind the house.

There you have it! The 16 best wedding venues in Asheville. What’s your favorite Asheville wedding venue? Let us know so we can add it to the list!


Born in Argentina, Laura is a journalist who's lived in Asheville for 10 years. She loves all things Asheville, from the vast business scene to the beautiful nonprofits, magical people, and marvelous nature. She loves being involved in projects that are the change she wants to see in the world.

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