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The Crest Center and Pavilion

Asheville, NC View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
145 reviews
$15k - $17k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$15k - $17k For 100 Guests

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

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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

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

145 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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  • Samantha
    Samantha D. Married on 03/26/2022
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    Gorgeous Views

    We had the chance to tour the Crest Center with Amy. She has been in the wedding business for a number of years and is a genuine expert. She was great at helping us visualize the space and how everything would flow through the entire day. She even gave us a few tips and resources on Asheville that are invaluable.

    I'll start by saying that we did decide on a different venue based on a couple of factors personal to us and our family/friends. The view of the mountains and the proximity to downtown Asheville made that a tough choice.

    Both spaces at the Crest Center have incredible views. The Pavillion was more our style because all of the doors slide open and create a really seamless feeling with the mountains and outdoors. With that said, it seems like a lot of couples chose the other space because it has a bit more flexibility for the weather, etc.

    I can tell the team at M7 will go above and beyond to help you create a seamless wedding here and your guests will be talking about the view for years to come.
  • Alicia
    Alicia J. Married on 11/05/2021
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    Best wedding venue and views!

    We just had the best wedding experience with the Crest Center! All of the staff was amazing to start to finish. We chose the venue in 2019 and had to reschedule our wedding to 2021 due Covid. They worked with us to navigate all of the changes and make it as less stressful as possible to find an alternative date.

    The Crest Center staff always checked in and were organized in everything. I planned my own wedding from out of town and they were super helpful in guiding me along the way to make it an smooth experience. They were ALWAYS pleasant and excited for us.

    The wedding day went smoothly and perfectly! We got married on a Friday so for the rehearsal we were allowed to set up our stuff for the wedding after our meeting and let me tell you how much of a weight that took of a bride’s shoulders! They were so accommodating in letting us get our stuff together as much as possible.

    The views were why we choose this venue. It showed off for us the day of the wedding! We had the most amazing sunset during our first dance. Everything was like a beautiful dream come true on the day of the wedding! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you Amy and the Crest Center staff!!

    Our photographer: Rose Bowman Photos
  • Emily
    Emily H. Married on 10/22/2021
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    Gorgeous wedding venue!

    My husband and I got married at the Crest Center earlier this month, and we can't recommend a better Asheville wedding venue.

    Amy, Cloie, and Jessica were a joy to work with and helped to make our wedding celebration absolutely perfect. They made our long-distance planning so easy, streamlined, and stress-free. All of them were friendly, professional, and extremely responsive whenever questions arose.

    The Center itself is beautiful, and the Overlook Deck was the perfect place for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The beautiful mountain views, privacy, and convenience to downtown Asheville can't be beat.

    In addition to wonderful support from Crest staff throughout our planning process, the food was delicious and our bridal attendant/day-of coordinator, Allie Marie, was fantastic. She was so friendly, kind, and wonderful to work with. I didn't see or hear about a single thing going wrong on the day (I'm very detail-oriented, and likely would have noticed!) Our entire event crew, from the servers and bartenders to the event manager, was wonderful.

    We could not have asked for a better wedding day, and the Crest Center staff helped to make that happen. Planning from a distance and during COVID wasn't easy, but the wonderful ladies at Crest made it as fun and stress-free as possible. We would get married here again in a heartbeat!

Awards

  • 145
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kelly & Matt
    104 photos · 09/04/2021
  • Emily & Sam
    37 photos · 06/15/2019
  • Alex & Justin
    23 photos · 11/10/2018
  • Xixi & Mike
    16 photos · 09/28/2018
  • Mark & Lindsey
    32 photos · 10/09/2017

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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.

Map

22 Celebration Place Asheville, NC, 28806
8282511820
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The Crest Center and Pavilion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Crest Center and Pavilion?

The Crest Center and Pavilion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Crest Center and Pavilion, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Crest Center and Pavilion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Crest Center and Pavilion, what does the bar service starting price include?

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

What are the most important characteristics of The Crest Center and Pavilion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Crest Center and Pavilion for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Crest Center and Pavilion for wedding events?

The Crest Center and Pavilion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Crest Center and Pavilion offer?

The Crest Center and Pavilion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Crest Center and Pavilion offer for wedding events?

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
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Crest Center and Pavilion have available for wedding events?

The Crest Center and Pavilion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend The Crest Center and Pavilion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Crest Center and Pavilion is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 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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