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Carolina Event and Conference Center

Forest City, NC View map

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The perfect wedding is a harmonious blend of the bride and groom's desires, professional service and attention to detail, and a location that provides the right ambiance to compliment your special wedding day. Carolina Event & Conference Center is all that and more.

Nestled in the rolling foothills of Western North Carolina, the Carolina Event & Conference Center (CECC) is an ideal wedding and reception location. It's close proximity to urban areas such as Asheville, Greenville, and Hendersonville, as well as scenic areas like Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Parkway, makes CECC a highly sought after venue for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners.

  • -Professional Event Planner to assist in preparing for your celebration
  • -Full service, on-site catering - customizable for your event--Chef Ray has been with the CECC for over 4 years!
  • -On-site audio visual equipment available
  • -Indoor/Outdoor stage for reception entertainment
  • -Ample guest parking

CONTACT US

828-245-8873

cecc@carolinaevent.org

CECC is a 100% Non-Profit Facility. All proceeds from the Carolina Event and Conference Center ensure anyone can access the Hospice home care program regardless of ability to pay

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

304

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

0

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Open Bar

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    My husband and I were very please with Carolina Event Center. You went out of your way to make my day go by smoothly. Your Staff made all of my guest fill welcome and at home. It was so nice to find a place like your in Rutherford County to celebrate my Wedding Day.

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    Maryann Married on 08/09/2014
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    The Conference Center is the PERFECT place for an indoor or outdoor ceremony and beautiful for an elegant, indoor reception! Kayla Lyons is the most helpful and friendly person to work with. She has great suggestions and advice and her crew works flawlessly on your wedding day. Things were planned in such detail. Chef Ray is fabulous! Everything he made was amazing, every guest raved about their meal. Not only is the Conference Center reasonably priced, but it has so many options and includes so much in the venue price. You will not be disappointed!!
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    Austin Married on 04/05/2014
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    My wife and I had both our ceremony and our reception at The Carolina Event and Conference Center and it was AMAZING! We had our ceremony outside and our reception inside. The manager, Kayla, was very experienced and had great ideas to help the whole thing go smoothly. She and her staff were very accommodating, letting us come in early and stay late to decorate. The chef, Ray, was just incredible. We had the rehearsal dinner there as well, and both meals were phenomenal. They have a preferred list of vendors (DJs, florists, decorators, etc.) that we used and everyone on the list was wonderful as well. Overall, a great experience. I would highly recommend this venue to others.
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Carolina Event and Conference Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Carolina Event and Conference Center?

Carolina Event and Conference Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Carolina Event and Conference Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Carolina Event and Conference Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Carolina Event and Conference Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Carolina Event and Conference Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Carolina Event and Conference Center for wedding events?

Carolina Event and Conference Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Carolina Event and Conference Center offer?

Carolina Event and Conference Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Carolina Event and Conference Center offer for wedding events?

Carolina Event and Conference Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Carolina Event and Conference Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Carolina Event and Conference Center is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in flexibility.

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