Weddings

Olivette

Asheville, NC View map

About

Olivette's Rosebay Park is 7 beautiful acres on the banks of the French Broad River. Located 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, the park features an outdoor pavilion with a lovely stone fireplace, a large yard, a fire pit amphitheater and a private island with a wedding circle and labyrinth. A perfect location to make any bride's wedding dreams come true.

Indoor Facilities: Open air pavilion, sits 20+ feet from the river, with concrete floor and stone fireplace easily fits 75 people

Outdoor Facilities: Beautiful yard with sitting wall can hold up to a 50 x 100 tent (250 people) or be used for yard games. Private island features wedding circle with Arbor for a ceremony and a labyrinth. Olivette also has several other photo opportunities including mountain views, bridges, streams and a working farm.

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?

$2,003

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

$1,874

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking
Set Up

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Country/Golf Club
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
Rated
4.6
out of 5.0
Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Amanda Married on 04/08/2018
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    This place is more then amazing! I grew up here in Asheville and I wanted a venue that made me fell like home and this venue delivered. It was very cold the day we got married but the amazing outside fireplace made it so much better! Everyone went above and beyond to make our day amazing! I highly recommend Olivette!
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    Jackie Married on 07/01/2017
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    Olivette was an amazing wedding venue. I can not say enough positive things. It is a beautiful space on the French Broad river to get married. They are easy to communicate with and really worked hard to make our day perfect. We had a ridiculous rainstorm right after our ceremony, the staff made sure the water was pushed off of the pavilion floor to maintain safety. Everyone was soaking wet but continued worked so hard (with smiles) to make sure the evening was perfect. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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    Grace Married on 08/12/2017
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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    We had a ceremony/reception at Olivette in August 2017, and it was the perfect location. Our guests couldn’t stop commenting on the beauty of the park, the ceremony circle, the stone labyrinth, the firepit, and the river, and our photographer said “even my grandmother could take amazing pictures here.” Children at our wedding loved running around and exploring nature. We rented a wireless PA system from Olivette for our ceremony, which worked very well.

    As with any outdoor venue, weather is never guaranteed; we ended up renting a last-minute tent, which was quite expensive. But we’re glad we did-- it poured right as our ceremony was about to begin, and although the pavilion sheltered us until the skies cleared, it would not have been anywhere near large enough for 120 people to eat under. Because of the rain, the river was a bit high during our wedding, but several adult guests took advantage of that opportunity to go for a swim.

    It’s a rustic location; cell service is a bit spotty en route so we provided guests with printed driving directions (phones/GPS would take them into the construction entrance). There’s no running water (aside from the river) which was a factor with some of the caterers we considered, and we also had to rent or ask vendors to provide several additional generators for our caterer, DJ, and tent lighting. Our guests didn’t mind the portable restrooms (they’re nicer than your standard port-a-potty, but they still don’t flush) or the walk from the parking area (we paid for Olivette’s golf cart service to assist those who didn’t want to or couldn’t walk), and in fact it added to the atmosphere for our picnic-themed wedding.

    Arica was great to work with, very responsive to emails, and let us make several additional visits after booking so we could scope out the site and design our decor, timeline, and layout accordingly. Olivette had super helpful staff on site during the entire ceremony/reception.

Awards

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172 OLD MACEDONIA ROAD Asheville, NC, 28804
8284507762
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Olivette frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Olivette?

Olivette includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking
  • Set Up

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

The space offered by Olivette for wedding events is known for:
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Olivette for wedding events?

Olivette offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Olivette offer?

Olivette offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Olivette offer for wedding events?

Olivette offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Olivette have available for wedding events?

Olivette offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories

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

Olivette is recommended by 75% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.4 in value and 4.3 in average response time.

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