Highland Brewing Company is a craft brewery with a separate event venue located in Asheville, North Carolina. This unique and industrial-chic event space is located in Asheville’s original craft brewery and perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties and more! Highland Brewing offers you and your guests gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding hillsides from a spacious, bi-level event space with rooftop beer garden.
Facilities and Capacity
The Event Center at Highland Brewing offers indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate up to 300 guests for seated dinners and 450 guests for cocktail style receptions. The two-level Event Center features soaring ceilings with natural light from huge clerestory windows, natural and reclaimed wood furniture, a stage with state of the art sound and light equipment, wedding suite, and catering kitchen. Above the Event Center, the spacious 3,000 square foot Rooftop Beer Garden boasts 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains with scenic sunsets and a shipping container bar.
Highland Brewing Company offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. You can bring in a caterer of your choice, and they’ll provide a preferred vendor list if you’d like suggestions on experienced and qualified vendors. A wedding suite is also provided as extra space for the couple during their wedding event. Event services offered include the following:
Highland Brewing Company is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. The venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired entrepreneur and engineer Oscar Wong establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s booming craft beer industry. With a portfolio both established and inventive, Highland is known for consistently excellent beer. Proudly regional, Highland is the largest independent family-owned brewery born in the Southeast.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Melissa · Married on 11/17/2018
Great beer, beautiful space, excellent vendor!
We chose Highland based on our visits to the taproom and concerts on the field. Nikki and the rest of the Highland team went above and beyond our expectations, though. They were so flexible, communicated clearly, and since most of the wedding was planned long distance for me, that was so important. We had asked to have as much of the wedding outside, even for mid-November, and they obliged. Thankfully, the weather was perfect and both the ceremony and most of cocktail hour could be up on the roof, which has stunning mountain and sunset views. The night of our event, their coordinator was on hand with my planner, making sure everything was running smoothly from the bar to the table settings to letting my husband and me into the canning facility for pictures. We loved the ambience of the room, the lights and colors and stage are perfect for a dinner and party. Plus, we were able to set up cornhole in the front entranceway so guests could escape and still relax inside. We loved how Highland met our family’s expectations for a more formal wedding while also having the relaxed, fun vibe we wanted. Thank you Nikki and Hope!
Kelsey Hensley · Married on 11/03/2018
Industrial/Rustic Chic perfect for intimate weddings
If you're looking for an all-in-one ceremony site and reception venue, you're in luck. This 3-tiered wedding venue is perfect for small and large weddings! We had our wedding ceremony on the gorgeous roof-top space that overlooks the beautiful NC mountains. The rooftop was not only the perfect spot for our nuptials, but also a great spot for cocktail hour with a full working beer & wine bar and restrooms. The reception space is large with an industrial/rustic flair, with a huge bar and full-sized stage perfect for a band or DJ! We hired a food truck to come on-site, which the guests loved, but they have a kitchen space if you decide to hire a caterer. It's also a beautiful spot for wedding pictures!!! The event booking manager and event coordinator were also a pleasure to work with and were very accommodating! I highly recommend Highland Brewing for your wedding - ESPECIALLY if you are a big beer nerd like me. Their beer is DELICIOUS.Sent on 01/03/2019
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Paige · Married on 10/27/2018
Everything was perfect
Highland was a perfect location for our wedding, we love beer and are not too fancy. With that said, the event center was absolutely stunning after all the decor was put into place. The manager and bartenders were so nice and accommodating. I love this place and am so happy my memories from my wedding will be from Highland.
When you think of the WNC area a few things come to mind. Mountains, the blue ridge parkway, Asheville, and Beer! Highland Brewing Company sits at the center of all of this (figuratively and literally speaking). We've had the pleasure of attending and working a couple of events here and the experience has always been stellar! From the hospitality, to the space, to the beer, Highland Brewing Company is simply an excellent choice for those looking to have an authentic wedding experience and for those who are lovers of craft beer!
I love Highland Brewing!! They are the best - the staff, the venue, and the beer! There isn't much more you can ask for, but they definitely give it. They have a rooftop, mezzanine for cocktail, and a beautiful reception space! They provide chairs, tables, and set up. You can't get much more Asheville than Highland!