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 is an ideal space for weddings, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, and more. Highland Brewing will offer you and your guests gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding hillsides from a spacious, tri-level event space with a rooftop beer garden.
Facilities and Capacity
The Event Center at Highland Brewing offers indoor and outdoor event areas to accommodate up to 300 guests for seated dinners and 450 guests for cocktail-style receptions. The three-level Event Center features soaring ceilings with natural light that pours in through vast clerestory windows, natural and reclaimed wood furniture, and a stage with state-of-the-art sound and light equipment. The venue also features a wedding suite and a 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 packages for weddings and other social events. The venue welcomes all outside caterers and other vendors. However, the staff can provide couples with a list of vendors if they would prefer suggestions on experienced and qualified businesses. A wedding suite is also provided as extra space for the couple during their wedding event, which offers a convenient space for morning-of preparations. 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. The established business became the pioneer of Asheville's blossoming craft beer industry. With an established and inventive portfolio, Highland is known for consistently-excellent beer. Proudly regional, the company is the largest independent, family-owned brewery in the Southeast.
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amanda · Married on 06/21/2019
Beautiful and fun venue
Our wedding day was perfect and we owe a lot of that to Highland Brewing company having such a beautiful venue. We had the perfect weather day with a rooftop ceremony and cocktail hour where you have the mountains in the background. Then the event space itself is gorgeous without much decor. It is already set up and ready to go for a full band so your musicians really do not need to bring much at all.Sent on 06/27/2019
Nikki and Marissa were fabulous to work with and the bartenders were great as well. We really loved the Highlands, the beer, and the venue-- it was great!
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Nancy Stoms · Getting married on 02/04/2021
Highland's space and Nikki will NOT disappoint!
HighlandSent on 05/11/2019
We could probably right a short story about our beyond amazing experience with and at Highland Brewing for our wedding. It all began when my (now) husband and I were at Highland for a tour a couple years ago. We walked into the event space as they were setting up for a wedding and we instantly knew that the space was perfect. The main floor of the event space is naturally stunning. The wood accents on the walls, the touch of iron and metal in the space, the chalkboard beer menu, the huge stage, and the bridal SUITE….OMG the bridal suite. I’ll get to that in a minute. The mezzanine overlooks the main floor and wraps around beautifully; we chose to do our cocktail hour here for guests after the ceremony while we took photos and that was such a fabulous space to utilize. Move to the third floor and you have the rooftop bar where we had our ceremony, overlooking perfectly placed mountains as our background. Let me say that we barely decorated any of the event space….it was THAT gorgeous on its own. What sold us on Highland for our wedding was the vast amount of space and different types of roaming areas for our guests to move from one level to the next and finally to the main floor for our reception. Every floor served a different purpose and made for simple movement of the crowds while we took photos.
During our 1.5 year engagement, Highland continued to add their own improvements (none were NEEDED but they just kept making the space more attractive) to the space. They added fun and simple hanging lights to the main floor, redid the sound boards on the stage, removed sound boards from the wall which allowed the wooden accents to shine and most importantly, they built a bridal suite. Let me tell you, this is where you and your bridesmaids or groomsmen want to be the final moments before you walk down the aisle. It’s private. It’s comfortable. It’s hidden. There’s access to a bathroom. It’s simply perfectly placed. Our wedding planner also had a plate of food and beers waiting for my husband and I immediately after the ceremony in the suite so we could take 15 minutes to ourselves and without this space, that would not have been possible. Our guests could not stop complimenting the space. The views, the outdoor feels, indoor beauty, and ample dance space provided for the perfect trio of wedding fun.
Our main contact through the entire process was Nikki and we are forever indebted to her for her out of this world customer service. Nikki helped make our dreams come true. Admittedly, we had very specifics ideas of how we wanted the space to look and Nikki listened, so patiently, and executed beyond what we could have ever imagined. She is a saint and so very talented. Nikki answered almost every question we had on the spot and if she didn’t have the answer right then and there, she was in touch with us almost immediately to clarify. Her communication was second to none, her professionalism and spunky, fun demeanor truly helped make our wedding day the best day ever. My husband and I continue to say that we would relive that day any chance we could and we owe a great bit of that to Nikki.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue that does not require a ton of décor but could be amplified would it, if preferred, look no further. The space can be transformed into whatever your style is but it’s also naturally so stunning; our guests were blown away that our “brewery wedding” was a top-notch venue. I promise you will not be disappointed with the customer service either. Nikki truly is one of the best in the biz.
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Sarah Rogers · Getting married on 11/07/2020
Flexible and Relaxed Experience
Highland offers a great flexible plan for you to tailor exactly what you want for your reception!Sent on 08/02/2019
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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!
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!