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Price range: $16,950 - $21,700 Price range: $16,950 - $21,700
Couples usually spend $19,350 Couples usually spend $19,350
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$43 per person
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$43 per person

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The Crest Center and Pavilion are rustic, elegant wedding venues located on Crest Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina. Here, you can be surrounded by stunning mountain views as you celebrate your milestone. These facilities will be the flawless backdrop for any wedding celebration, including engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners, as well as ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity

The Crest Center is a stunning lodge setting with 86 feet of windows that face 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, Edison chandeliers, and a cozy lounge with a stone-worked gas fireplace. The outdoor ceremony space, the wrap-around Overlook Deck, offers expansive mountain views. The property also includes a Mezzanine, which offers 1,700 square feet of space overlooking the Main Hall. This multi-use area can be used as a backup ceremony site in the event of inclement weather. It can also be used as a space for party games for guests to enjoy, a place for little ones, or simply an area for newlyweds to have some time to themselves.

The Crest Pavilion is an open-air venue with a little over 7,000 square feet of event space. It is completely enclosed by sliding glass windows for 360-degree panoramic views of Crest Mountain and the Blue Ridge skyline. The space has a 30-foot ceiling supported by a maze of iron and wooden beams. Fairy lights sparkle above for a magical ambiance. 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. The pavilion is the perfect venue if you've dreamed of dancing the night away with a live band, thanks to a built-in stage that can accommodate 13-piece acts. A gazebo is a wonderful option for any couple wishing to have a mountaintop ceremony in Asheville preceding their reception at an alternative location. It's nestled on the side of Crest Mountain, overlooking downtown Asheville, and features amphitheater-style seating for up to 160 guests.

Services Offered

The Crest Center and Pavilion offers a variety of event rental items to help streamline your planning needs. These include tables in various shapes and sizes, chairs, linens, and china. Several pieces of audiovisual equipment are also on offer, including a podium, screens, and microphones that are perfect for speeches.

Cuisine

At this venue, you have a choice of extensive, delicious menus that are managed by an in-house culinary team through M7 Event Solutions. You can also design your own menu with the help of an event consultant and the executive chef. Couples can choose from several serving styles, whether they want a formal plated meal or a more relaxed, Southern-style barbeque.

  • 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?

$4,500

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

$4,500

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
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?

$43

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

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

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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
169 Reviews
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98% Recommended by couples
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The Crest Center and Pavilion is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as beautiful, with stunning mountain views and a magical atmosphere. The staff, including coordinators Cloie, Amy, and Molly, are praised for their outstanding communication, professionalism,

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The Crest Center and Pavilion is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as beautiful, with stunning mountain views and a magical atmosphere. The staff, including coordinators Cloie, Amy, and Molly, are praised for their outstanding communication, professionalism,

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Elizabeth Sent on 12/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Wedding of our Dreams!

My husband (woah!) and I just got married a few weeks ago at the Crest Center and Pavilion, and it was truly the most wonderful experience we could have ever had for one of the most important days of our lives. We live in Florida, so it was even more of a challenge to ensure everything was coordinated properly while being out of state, and the team at the Crest Center genuinely exceeded all expectations in every aspect of the word. We toured the Crest Center and knew immediately this was our venue. It’s absolutely stunning with gorgeous Mountain Views, everything we were looking for! Cloie, Amy, and Molly are absolute rockstars and they made this the most incredible day that we will remember forever. Their communication is absolutely fantastic, and something that was really important to me being out of state. I was able to email this team at any point and I received answers within an hour 99% of the time. They were beyond accommodating, and let us run wild with our wedding ideas, which they were super on board with, making everything that much better! We had a cigar bar which was really important to my husband, a late night snack, and we were even allowed to include our dogs (more like our kids LOL) in the ceremony which meant the world to us. Anything we wanted to add or change was provided immediately. This is not like other venues that have such strict rules and are not willing to work with your dreams. They want you to have everything you have ever wanted and more, and they go to great lengths to give that to you. We worked with Cloie throughout our year of planning, and she was absolutely amazing. She is so sweet and so wonderful to communicate with. She helped to make all of my dreams a reality and I am so thankful for her! We also worked with Amy and she was wonderful!! We got to really know her during our trip to NC to finalize details, and pick our menu. On that note, their is a chef in house at the venue and the food is INCREDIBLE. My husband and I are big foodies, so the menu was of the utmost importance to us. This is not typical wedding food by any means. The entire menu is absolutely delicious and I can not tell you how many compliments we received regarding the food. It was a big hit! Molly was our day of coordinator, and we literally hit the jack pot having her. She is such a bright light, with the most beautiful personality. Just being around her makes you smile, and she is just one of those people who were meant to do this job! She is calming, but also firm on your needs. She is so well versed in her position, and I couldn’t imagine our day without her. She is what caused everything to run perfectly smooth, and she handled all of the inevitable little things you don’t even think about. Any issues that came up were handled immediately with complete professionalism and care. You will not find a better team than those at the Crest Center! When I think back to my wedding day I am filled with happiness and such fond memories. It was everything I ever wanted and more, and all of our guests raved about how incredible the wedding was and what a wonderful time they had. This is mainly due to this beautiful venue and the beautiful people that manage it. Booking your wedding at the crest center is one of the best things you could ever do for yourself! I will never get over how perfect the experience was, and we are forever grateful to everyone at the Crest Center for making this the best day of our lives. This is a once in a lifetime day, and I will forever recommend this venue to all of my family and friends!
Cody
Cody C. Sent on 03/29/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue run by great people

We're so happy we held our wedding at Crest Pavilion. The entire Crest team was amazing to work with, the venue is gorgeous, catering and bar went perfect, and the Crest team made sure it all came together as promised. Highly recommend
Lindsey
Lindsey C. Sent on 12/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue, best team, best day!

We couldn’t have asked for a better day or team than the Crest Center. From the time we looked at the gorgeous venue over a year ago we knew it was the one for us, and every month since then the amazing team have answered every question and provided so much support. We truly had the best day of our lives and wouldn’t have changed a thing! Special shoutout to Amy, Molly, and Cloie ❤️
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Orange Cat Photo 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 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 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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The Crest Center and Pavilion frequently asked questions

The Crest Center and Pavilion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Crest Center and Pavilion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Crest Center and Pavilion includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
The space offered by The Crest Center and Pavilion for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
The Crest Center and Pavilion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Crest Center and Pavilion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Crest Center and Pavilion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Crest Center and Pavilion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
The Crest Center and Pavilion is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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