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The Crest Center and Pavilion

Asheville, NC View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
154 reviews
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests

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.

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

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
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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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    Jessica H. Married on 11/12/2022
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    Made my dreams come true!

    The Crest Center was an absolute dream come true for us! We booked one year out, and they were responsive the entire way through. The fact that they can handle majority of the wedding including the DJ, Food and Beverage, linens and all-around amazing atmosphere was truly such a weight off our shoulders. The location itself is stunning on its own, but with a little creative touch you can truly transform this venue to your style preference. When talking to our guests about their experiences they all say the same thing... it was beautiful, and they had such a great time! This is largely in part to the amazing staff being so flexible and fun to work with! We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to have our wedding here! If you are able... BOOK NOW! It is completely worth it! I wish I could relive that day forever as it was truly perfect!
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    Bridget M. Married on 10/29/2022
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    Fantastic!!

    What can I say? The views, the people, the service, everything about this venue is amazing. We had zero stress working with everyone at the venue. And zero stress day of the wedding. Planning from out of town was a breeze with the staff here. Cannot recommend them enough. Love these folks and the venue!!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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
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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:
  • 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
  • Elopements
  • 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 4.8 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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