|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.
Markis-Wedding photographer with an eye for the informal shot. She also does
-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.
Graham-I have known Evelyn for years and she is the best
and most experienced in the area at traditional,
educated, fine art photography based in NC but will travel anywhere!
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.
Made Beautiful-Nice, new rental items for weddings and parties.
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!
Delicious homemade toffees packaged to match your wedding
style, with personalized labels. Great for favors or gifts!
Jane was a friend and master baker and her recipes live on at CBJ; these
cakes taste great-even after being frozen a year!
Confections-Versatile baker who can do those party or wedding cakes that you see in
the magazines. Miniature cakes, cupcakes, cookie or candy bar, you name
it, Callie can do it!
Bakery-After doing about 100 hundred weddings with this bakery, and its
predecessor, Blue Moon, I can certify they are the best.
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 also 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.
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.