Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28803 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Highland Brewing Company

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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 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 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 275 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, rehearsal dinners, and weddings under 80 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 the "Ultimate Wedding Experience."

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 by the glass, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. You may also request to bring in your own wine selection, which can be served at the event for an additional corkage fee. 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.

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Wedding party in the Meadow
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Winter ceremony
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Gorgeous shot!
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Rooftop Cocktail Hour
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Highland Rooftop
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Fun in the Highland Meadow
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Hop-inspired Tablescapes
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Highland's Famous Can Wall
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Brews, Views & I Dos
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Beer garden theme
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Wooded venue, picture perfect
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Vibrant table setting
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YUM! food station
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CO2 for the last dance
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Dessert Bar on the Mezzanine
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Feeling the energy!
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Another beautiful sunset
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Smokey Mountains
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Rooftop First Kiss
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Beautiful in late November
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Runners - a fun, custom touch
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A Highland Love Story
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The best cupcake bar
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Custom games on the Rooftop
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Welcome to Highland Brewing
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Highland brews on draft
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Caricatures at cocktail hour
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Sparkler Exits
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First look in the Meadow
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Moody Rooftop bar views
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Additional Mezzanine Seating
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31 Reviews for Highland Brewing Company

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Sarah

    Sarah R. · Married on 11/07/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Highland Brewing Company's reply:

    Thank you Sarah! We strive to be flexible so you can craft the day you were always dreaming of! We appreciate you celebrating your big day with us! Cheers! Nikki
  • Amanda

    Amanda W. · Married on 10/17/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    COVID Microwedding at Highland Brewing Company Barrel Room

    We reached out to Highland a month before our desired elopement date, they were quick to respond! Marissa responded with quotes and included information/times/decor. She set up a phone call right away and was by far the best offer we received. We set up a 25 person micro wedding (COVID) in the barrel room (first wedding at this venue!). Since we booked about a month out from the date, Marissa was very responsive and quickly handled all necessary items. She worked with our caterers/staff to tour the venue space to make sure the day ran smoothly. We also loved that we could work with any vendors, not just preferred vendors since options were limited with our quick booking. We live in Houston so we were a bit anxious about booking a venue we had never seen so Marissa allowed us to tour the day before and it was outstanding! She even let us bring decor/cake/wedding day items to lessen the work for the wedding day which was greatly appreciated. We also rented a handful of their own decor and it was cost effective and they set up the day before! On the wedding day, Nikki took over as our venue manager and once again made the process seamless. Even with covid and requiring guests to sign waivers the safe was efficient and coordinated. We also had use of the trails/property for photos that made a gorgeous backdrop!

    Sent on 11/01/2020

    Highland Brewing Company's reply:

    Amanda and Tanner - congrats again! We just received your wedding photos and WOW! We are thrilled that your experience at Highland was so positive. Planning a wedding in one month is not for the faint of heart but it truly could not have been more gorgeous. The simple yet elegant decor you chose complimented the warmth of the Barrel Room so nicely!

    We are happy that you and your families felt comfortable and safe in our venues and that you felt taken care of on your big day. You will always have a family here at Highland and we hope you come to see us soon!

    Cheers!
    Marissa, Nikki and the rest of your Highland team

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Highland Brewing Company FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • 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?
    $ 5
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Farm/Ranch
    Winery
  • 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
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access

3 Real Weddings

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  • JCM Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

  • PLAIN WITH SPRINKLES EVENTS Wedding Planners

    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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  • 12 Old Charlotte Hwy Suite 200 Asheville, NC, 28803 See on map
    828-348-1881 (Phone number)
    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)
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

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:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Winery

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

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

What services does Highland Brewing Company offer for wedding events?

Highland Brewing Company offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

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 value, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in professionalism.