The Crest Center and Pavilion

22 Celebration Place, Asheville, NC 28806 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Crest Center and Pavilion

The Crest Center and Crest Pavilion are rustic, elegant wedding venues located on Crest Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina, featuring expansive mountain views in a natural atmosphere. These facilities will be the flawless backdrop for any custom wedding celebration. Contact the venue to book your wedding event today!

Facilities and Capacity

The Crest Center

The Crest Center is a stunning lodge setting with 86 feet of windows facing west towards the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Main Hall has 4,500 square feet of event space and the ability to accommodate up to 200+ guests, depending on your wedding style. The space features exposed wooden beams, 3 Edison Chandeliers, and a cozy lounge with stone-worked gas fireplace. The outdoor ceremony space included is the wrap-around Overlook Deck with expansive mountain views. The Crest Center also includes a Mezzanine -- 1,700 square feet of space overlooking the Main Hall; this is a multi-use area which many clients opt to utilize as an inclement weather ceremony back-up location, a space for party games for guests to enjoy, a place for little ones that is separate from your reception, or simply an area for newlyweds to sneak off and bask in the moment!

The Crest Pavilion

The Crest Pavilion is an open-air venue with a little over 7,000 square feet of event space, completely enclosed by sliding glass windows for 360 degree, panoramic views of Crest Mountain & the Blue Ridge skyline. The space boasts a 30-foot ceiling, supported by a maze of iron and wooden beams with fairy lights sparkling above for a magical ambiance once the sun goes down and the party begins. The Pavilion includes a terrace with an outdoor bar and a stone, wood-burning fire pit that is the perfect spot for cocktail hour. The outdoor ceremony location for this venue is on the spacious lawn below the terrace for a seamless transition between activities. Couples can host up to 350 guests for seated buffet style service, while this number can increase if choosing reception style service. The Crest Pavilion is also the perfect venue if you love the idea of dancing the night away with a live band - it features a built-in stage that can accommodate even the largest 12-13 piece acts!

The Crest Gazebo

The Crest Gazebo is a wonderful option for any couple wishing to have a mountaintop ceremony in Asheville preceding their reception at alternative location. The Gazebo is nestled on the side of Crest Mountain that overlooks Downtown Asheville and features amphitheatre-style seating for up to 160 guests.


Services Offered
The combination of The Crest Center and The Crest Pavilion makes for a totally surreal outdoor and indoor atmosphere that will astonish your guests and leave them in awe of your perfect day. The following services are provided:

  • 60” round tables
  • 6' and 8' rectangular banquet tables
  • White folding chairs and black banquet chairs
  • White and black linens & napkins
  • China, flatware, glassware, & barware
  • A/V capabilities - podium, screens, mics

Cuisine
The Crest Center and Pavilion offers a variety of extensive, delicious menus that are executed by an in-house culinary team through M7 Event Solutions. Clients have the opportunity to design their own menu, which is created with help from an Event Consultant and the Executive Chef. Whether couples prefer a formal coursed, plated meal or a more relaxed, southern, mountain-style BBQ, the team at M7 Event Solutions can always ensure that clients and their guests are served tasty selections rendered in an intricate and thoughtful fashion. The current menus offer these items and more:

  • Salads
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Table displays
  • Stationary displays
  • Attended stations
  • Hot side items
  • Custom steaks
  • Entrees
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120 Reviews for The Crest Center and Pavilion

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Ellie Schwarz · Getting married on 09/07/2021

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    Crest Center & Pavilion is AMAZING

    I have worked with the Crest Center & Pavilion many many times over the years. Our roster of bands and musicians love performing there and the clients are always thrilled. The Crest Center & Pavilion has impeccable expertise, attentiveness to detail, customer service and communications. It is an astoundingly gorgeous venue, perfect for live entertainment with a built in stage and a one stop shop for your mountain view ceremony and lovely covered yet open air Pavilion for a reception.

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    Meredith · Married on 01/24/2020

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    Magical. Perfect.

    Perfect. That is the best word to describe our entire experience starting with meeting with the Crest staff, planning the menu, setup, right down to our wedding day! I was upset the day before because we knew it would rain the day of our wedding. When I arrived at the Crest Center that day I teared up because I was so amazed. They knew exactly what I wanted and they made it happen exactly as I had pictured in my head - I forgot all about the rain! Amy, Mary, Lauren, Kaila, Shannon...we can’t thank you enough for making our wedding everything we dreamed!

    Sent on 01/29/2020

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The Crest Center and Pavilion Pricing

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The Crest Center and Pavilion FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • 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?
    $ 300
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 300
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 22
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    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
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    December

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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements

  • Orange Cat Photo Wedding Photographers

    This venue has always held up to the utmost of professionalism. It boasts an amazing view of Western North Carolina. As a photographer I have never been able to exhaust the potential for great images. Highly recommend!

  • Inspired Life AVL Wedding Photographers

    I Love shooting at Crest Center & really hope to do it more often in the coming year!

  • Swannanoa Flower Shop Wedding Florists

    I have done several weddings at the Crest Center and at M7 events, they are always so professional and easy to work with. Their locations are always beautiful and well kept. It makes a beautiful setting for any event.

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