Weddings

Highland Brewing Company

Asheville, NC View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   39 reviews
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 325 guests

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$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 325 guests

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Highland Brewing Company is a craft brewery in Asheville, NC, with a two private event venues perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties and more. This incredibly unique event space in Asheville’s original craft brewery was designed with a polished, industrial chic vibe that allows you to elevate décor as much or as little as you like.

Facility & Capacity

With hundreds of events annually, the Event Center at Highland Brewing is one of the most sought-after private event venues in Asheville. We focus on craftsmanship and quality in our beer and our events. The Event Center and Barrel Room at Highland Brewing offers indoor and outdoor event areas to accommodate up to 325 guests for seated dinners and 450 guests for cocktail-style receptions.

The Event Center features soaring ceilings with natural light that pours in through vast clerestory windows, natural wood bar tops, and a stage with state-of-the-art sound and light equipment. The venue also offers a wedding suite, elevator, catering kitchen and plenty of on-site, paved parking. Seating for up to 200 guests is included in the venue rental as well as bar staff, audio visual support and an event coordinator. Above the Event Center, the spacious 3,000-square-foot Rooftop Beer Garden is an inspiring backdrop for your ceremony or welcome party and boasts 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains with scenic sunsets and a shipping container bar.

The newly-opened Barrel Room is perfect for receptions and rehearsal dinners under 80 guests and weddings under 64 guests. The space features barrel and pallet wood accents, dramatic hanging planters, seating for up to 80 guests, and a private bar with views of our sour and barrel-aged beer. The Barrel Room can be rented on it's own or in conjunction with the Event Center for larger events.

Food & Beverage at our Private Events

If you love craft beer, an event at Highland Brewing is the perfect way to celebrate with some of the best beer Asheville has to offer. The Event Center main bar and Rooftop bar feature all 9 year-round Highland brews and seasonal beers on draft. Beer lovers also have the option to request a signature small batch beer to serve at your event.

In addition to our beer, we also offer cider, wine and prosecco by the glass, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. If a liquor bar is desired, you are welcome to bring that in under a licensed catering company. Glassware for our beverages is included in your venue rental. Highland Brewing does not cater or offer food service. As a result, you have the flexibility to hire the caterer of your choice.

History

Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. With an established and inventive portfolio, Highland is known for consistently excellent beer. Proudly regional, the company is now run by Wong’s daughter, Leah Ashburn, and has grown to be the largest independent, family-owned brewery in the Southeast.

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

325

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

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Brewery
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

39 Reviews

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    Nicole P. Married on 11/13/2021
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    You can’t go wrong!

    In the winter of 2018, my fiancé and I went to the Highland Event Center for a Christmas market. After about 10 minutes of looking around and seeing the space, I mentioned to my boyfriend at the time, that I wanted to get married there! Secretly, he and my mom booked the venue for an October 2020 wedding date. When Ed proposed in April 2019, he also surprised me with the fact that the venue was booked and I couldn’t be more excited! Highland was extremely accommodating when we had to change our date from October 2020 to November 2021. We worked specifically with Nicole Vega from Highland and I couldn’t speak more highly of her. She was amazing! So on top of everything! We had our wedding 2 weeks ago at Highland and the event surpassed all expectations! Our band had an easy time getting their stuff into the venue and getting set up on their stage. All bartending staff was delightful to work with- professional and friendly! I would recommend Highland for any event-big or small. We had our ceremony on the roof, cocktail hour in the barrel room, and reception in the grand room. We had 165 guests but we easily could have fit more people (originally planned for 220). They also have the best beer in Asheville so you truly can’t go wrong!!!

    Highland Brewing Company's reply:

    Nicole, thank you SO much for the kind words! We absolutely LOVED working with you and hosting your big day at Highland. I almost forgot that your venue was booked before you were even engaged... ha! It was such a stunning day and we are so honored to have been a part of it. We can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

    Come by and see us soon!
    xox The Highland Events Team
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    Devon V. Married on 10/27/2021
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    Amazing Experience!!

    We had our ceremony on the rooftop and our reception in the barrel room at Highland Brewing Company. This venue was not only beautiful, but also an incredible value! We had a day of coordinator with the venue, tables, chairs, table cloths, and base beverages included in the price of our rental! But the best part of all that was the care that was given to us from our contacts at the brewery. They let us tour as many times as we needed to get ideas for decorations, they helped with our floor plans, and were with us every step of the wedding day. This venue was the PERFECT place for our wedding and I couldn't be happier with our choice!!

    Highland Brewing Company's reply:

    Devon, thank you SO much for the kind words. We LOVED working with you to make your wedding dreams come true. We hope that you come by and visit us at the brewery soon!

    xox
    The Highland Events Team
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    Stacey F. Married on 09/06/2021
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    Epic venue and staff!!!

    Nicole & staff were epic!!!! They went above and beyond for everything!!! They helped make our day better than we could have ever imagined!!!

    Highland Brewing Company's reply:

    Stacey, thank you SO much for the kind words! We are so honored that you chose to celebrate your big day with us here at Highland. Please come by and see us next time you are in town!

    xox
    The Highland Events Team

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Mary & Dustin
    47 photos · 09/24/2021
  • Hannah & Steven
    16 photos · 03/26/2021
  • Dave & Liz
    15 photos · 09/14/2019
  • Lauren & Nick
    129 photos · 09/07/2019
  • Natalie & Brandon
    30 photos · 07/14/2018
  • Lauren & Chris
    37 photos · 01/20/2018

Team

Marissa
Marissa
Private Events Manager

As the Private Events Manager at Highland, I get to spend my days working with couples to plan their perfect day at Higlnad Brewing Company! I love seeing rockstar vendor teams at work in our spaces and feel grateful for the wonderful events community in Asheville. When I'm not showing off our venues or hanging in the Taproom, you can find me hiking with my dog or floating down the French Broad!

xox

Nicole
Nicole
Venue Coordinator

Nicole is our wedding ROCKSTAR! She loves working with couples to plan their special day. Her favorite part of wedding day? Experiencing the unique way couples exchange their vows!

Professional Network & Endorsements

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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!

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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!

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Map

12 Old Charlotte Hwy Suite 200 Asheville, NC, 28803
8282993370

The Event Center is booked often and appointments are necessary to tour the venue.
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Highland Brewing Company frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Highland Brewing Company?

Highland Brewing Company includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Highland Brewing Company, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Highland Brewing Company includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of Highland Brewing Company in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Highland Brewing Company for wedding events is known for:
  • Brewery
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Highland Brewing Company for wedding events?

Highland Brewing Company offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Highland Brewing Company offer?

Highland Brewing Company offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Highland Brewing Company offer for wedding events?

Highland Brewing Company offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Highland Brewing Company have available for wedding events?

Highland Brewing Company offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Highland Brewing Company and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Highland Brewing Company is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.

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