Eleanor Ivey Campbell
10 Village Dr
Asheville, NC 28803
(By Appt Only)
General Information for You
AshevilleNC.com - General Asheville
General Wedding Planning Links for You
(Good Planning Advice and Free Websites)
Home of Bridezillas and other great wedding reality shows. Website
has videos and advice.
License Info for You
Ministers for You
Rev. Jacqueline Weeks-She's been
doing weddings for about 15 years, all denominations, and is a very
caring and fun person to work with.
Rev. Howard Hanger A former Methodist minister and jazz musician, he is
head minister for Asheville's Jubilee Community. Howard makes even
memorial services memorable.
|Locations for You
Estate (South)-Various sites around the house and gardens from which to choose,
from rustic to
elegant, plus they can provide food, beverage, rentals, and cakes, and there
on site at the Inn. Excellent and plentiful event staff. The premier Asheville location.
Vista Country Club (South-Mills
River) Private golf club open to hosting outside
events. Lovely reception room with incredible views. On site
catering available. Ceremonies can be done on patio.
(West-Candler)-A rustic farm setting but with a new, modern, indoor event "barn" as well as
sloped outdoor setting for ceremony (gazebo). Many rentals
available on site and plenty of parking. Lodging available on
at Blackberry Cove (North-Weaverville)-Incredible mountain views,
rustic barn, with adjacent modern building that houses kitchen, restrooms and nice dressing
area. Several outdoor sites for ceremony.
Capital Club-(Downtown) A brand venue on
which we worked closely with the owners during development.
Unsurpassed views of the mountains from a penthouse-like setting.
Rooftop outdoor patio. Urban, sophisticated, upscale. There is
just not anything else like it in Asheville!
Broadway (Downtown)-Historic downtown space with high ceilings and hardwood floors,
owned by one of the best local caterers, so location/food/beverage all
taken care of! Close to downtown bars, breweries, and shops for before and
after the event.
Venue (Downtown)-Historic building completely
renovated as event space. 13,000 sq ft on two levels with catering
on site, and lots of decor packages and extras available. Short
walk to bars and hotels.
Ridge Country Club (West-Haywood County)-Nice resort just west of Waynesville. Several locations for ceremonies and
receptions including the rustic lodge (with modern amenities) and a
partially open covered pavilion. Nice views of golf course and mountains.
Great food and great staff.
Vista Hotel (East-Black Mountain) Completely
renovated historic hotel with several lovely indoor and outdoor
spaces. Excellent restaurant on site can provide all your catering
needs. Walking distance to Black Mt shops. Lots of character but
Eden (East-Black Mountain) Summer camp site that
also hosts the famous LEAF music festival twice a year. Several
outdoor sites overlooking lake for ceremony, with ample flat space
for tented receptions. Real barn perfect for rehearsal dinners and
smaller events. Lodging available.
River Events (East-Swannanoa) Lovely, flat, wide-open
site, located in the Swannanoa Valley, and run by a minister.
Beautiful river-side ceremony area, tented pavilion, and cocktail
set up with real furniture. Lodging on site.
are many, many more private locations, not on the Internet,
available in our area. Just ask me!
Porter Photography-A specialist in black and white as well as the only one I know doing unique, panoramic group shots.
-Husband and wife team do graphic design, websites, photography, video, you name it, they do it!
Chris Chromey-Chris's photos are affordable and have a casual, natural look.
-Pro photographer whose photos really tell stories - maybe because
he is also a full time news photographer.
Giezentanner-I've worked with Kelly on many different
kinds of events. She is a sweet, caring person, and always does a great job.
Day Photo - Ryan Bumgarner-Nice, professional and
affordable. He also has a fun photo booth with props.
Markis-Wedding photographer with an eye for the informal shot. She also does
Ducky Custom Clothing-Clothes for children that are truly unique!
Local Asheville company makes custom silk dresses to match the bridal party
as well as cute playclothes for everyday.
Me and Matilda-Local artist makes custom ties for men in your colors.
Check out the cute. matching ring bearer bow
Quick as a Wink-
750 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, 828-253-2331. Cleaning and pressing of
dresses and suits, expert alterations. I would trust them with my own wedding dress! (Call-No website.)
David's Bridal-Surely the best for current wedding fashions, and your
local store can coordinate fittings for your whole wedding party through
their nationwide registration system.
|Music for You
Extreme-Ben can match you with the right DJ or live music to ensure that your
event will be even more memorable. And they can work within any
budget. For live music, their band, Crocodile Smile, makes any party rock!
Fun and experienced cover band that's great for weddings and parties.
Explosion-Experienced DJ with a wide variety of music at competitive rates.
Saints-Nothing they can't do, including ceremony music. Also check out the
uncommon Scott Raines as a soloist.
music played with power and grace, from the classical, Celtic and
Beautiful live music from professional musicians who can be loud or quiet,
classical or modern, celtic or jazzy.
- He's only one man, but he sounds like a whole band. Great for outdoor
ceremonies and events where you need a big sound on a small budget.
Jones and the Velvetones-Smooth, live, black tie band that can play something for every age group
- torch songs to the twist. Lauren Jones rocks!
WestSound-Randy and Oscar
and friends are true entertainers and the best for R&B, jazz, soul,
and gospel. Great audience interaction.
Invention-Big band that knows all
the standards, rock to jazz to pop.
Entertainment-Agents for the
biggest bands on the East Coast and more. Local Asheville office (828)
Blossoms at Biltmore
innovative arrangements and decor to go with theme.
Your Vase or Mine-Pick from the seasonal flowers available and do your own arrangements.
Very affordable for the DIY'er.
Flower Gallery-Sophisticated, colorful floral arrangements that
always look perfect and smell heavenly. Luck is the best!
local company that rents everything from spoons to linens to tents, in good condition,
Celebrations- A fun party store loaded with
decorations for showers and weddings, and a
very helpful, experienced staff. Located near the Asheville Mall at 265 Tunnel Rd (next
to Davids Bridal) (828)255-5868.
Bloomin Art- The best for fresh flowers and wildflowers for your wedding!
Call (828) 254-6447 or
email for an
| Food for You
fresh, local food beautifully displayed. Those Girls can cook!
restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville. No catering, but a great
place for parties and celebrations!
They have been around the longest, and there are many good reasons why!
Visit their cafe on Biltmore Ave in Asheville for just a tiny sample of
what they can do.
Company-Celine is an experienced
caterer who can do large parties or small, very elegantly, with a variety
of foods from Middle Eastern to Modern. She also runs the downtown event
place, On Broadway, which is great for parties and receptions. Super staff.
12 BONES -
Absolutely the best barbecue in town, hands down. It's strictly pick
up and deliver, but it's perfect for large buffet-style events. (We
can help you get the rentals and staff to serve it.)
Little Pigs Barbecue-(828)
254-4253. The original. Affordable, delicious BBQ done the mountain way!
Pick up only.
|Things to Do for
year we prepare a list of local happenings for people to post on their
website or forward to guests who want to know what to do during the rest of
the event weekend. Some of the local attractions we recommend on those
Everyone makes Biltmore a part of their event weekend here, whether by
holding an event there, spending the night at the Inn, arranging group
excursions, or just making up their own private tour.
Ghost Tour-A fun way to see Asheville at night
and learn a little history along the way.
Gray Line Trolley Tours
"red" trolleys-Asheville's most popular trolley-bus tour. Charters
available for groups.
Party Bus-It's more like a limo than a bus, with comfortable seating for a group, bar, tv,
and all at reasonable prices.
best cars and most professional drivers. Classy!
Occasions-A vehicle for just about
every occasion, as well as valet services and group shuttles.
|Home Sweet Home
Department Stores-Wedding registry with
300 stores in 19 states; guests can also order online.
Dessert for You
Confections Versatile baker who can do
the party or wedding cakes that you see in
the magazines. Miniature cakes, cupcakes, cookie or candy bar, you name
it, Callie can do it and if she can't she'll learn how.
City Bakery After doing about 100 hundred weddings with this bakery, and its
predecessor, Blue Moon, I can certify they are one of the best.
and Ranshaw-Met these sisters (Claire and Colleen) in 2009 and fell in
love with their original, handmade desserts and unique displays featuring
vintage furniture. We have done many events together since. They also rent their
Take the Cake - Anomaly Romano. Excellent cupcake maker! 828.712.3157
Something Unique for
A Spirit's Wings - White Dove
Releases. Julia's professional, trained homing pigeons will give you a beautiful
send off like no other.
Beauty for You
Carmen and Carmen Salon-In
Belk Asheville Mall. Highly trained stylists can do hair, nails, makeup, and
accomodate wedding parties up to 12. 828-296-9463.
Belk Department Store-Any
of the makeup counters can show you how to do your own wedding day makeup, or
they can do it for you and your wedding party for a small fee. Clinique, Mac,
Lancome, all the major brands. Call 828-298-4970 for an appt with your fave.
Ballance and her crew of experienced, professional makeup artists can come to
your location and help you get ready for the big day.
|Other Good Sites
Thumbtack - Asheville Wedding Planner
Insurance-Whatever your location, ensure you are covered in case something
bad happens. Webb Insurance can help with short-term liability coverage
and wedding insurance for everything from the rings, to the gifts, to