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Asheville wedding sites?

eh27713 Mar 8, 2009 07:55 PM

I live in the Triangle area but would like to do a small wedding in Asheville. Basically, I'd like to do a small civil ceremony followed by an awesome dinner and cocktails for about 20-30 people. Does anybody know of a good place to host in Asheville? I'd love to find somewhere that takes advantage of the downtown landscape - cool architecture and a terrace or patio to enjoy it. I've been trolling the web with little luck.

Thanks so much for any help you can offer!

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    Tanglebriar May 23, 2009 06:32 AM

    if you go to the tourism site for Asheville, on the right side of the page there is a option for weddings and receptions. The site is www.exploreasheville.com

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      oppland May 21, 2009 02:41 PM

      I got married at this bed & breakfast in Hendersonville: http://www.melangebb.com/weddings/

      The grounds are very nice, with several possible locations for the ceremony (depending on size). The food was great too.

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        carolmoonbeam Mar 9, 2009 03:49 PM

        There is a nice spot called the Crest center that has awesome views. They also cater, I think. http://www.thecrestcenter.com/index.html

        1. carolinadawg Mar 9, 2009 01:55 PM

          I don't have any really good suggestions, but I do have 2 crazy ideas that probably won't work. One suggestion is to see if the Flying Frog Cafe would allow you have exclusive use of their outdoor patio for your event. Its a nice outdoor space, on an interesting corner in d'town Asheville. Also, there is an old hotel called the Battery Park Hotel, which is now a senior living center owned by the Asheville Housing Authority. It has large outdoor terraces (I think) that they may let you use. It'd be worth a call to find out. The building is a beautiful old structure, right across the street from the Grove Arcade. Here's a picture of it:


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            Leepa Mar 9, 2009 07:14 PM

            The Battery Park is owned by National Church Residences, not the Housing Authority. They have a nice (or it was last time I was up there) rooftop garden area and room up there that may be suitable. The view is phenomenal.

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            leahinsc Mar 9, 2009 03:32 AM

            you know, I wonder if the Secret Garden Spa in Weaverville would let you do something like that (www.secretgardennc.com) It is a beautiful house of the original mayor of Weaverville (10 min from Asheville) with a nice flat front yard surrounded by trees to give it privacy and there is a porch off the front of the house...a fountain in the yard and the inside of the house is really unique. I believe the Spa has guest rooms as well as an adjacent guest house and there are two other B&B's in town, within walking distance where other guests could stay. You could then have it catered and there are all sorts of options....Laurey's Catering...

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