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 encolsed 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 400 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.
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:
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 an elegant five-course plated meal or a more relaxed, southern, mountain-style BBQ, the team at The Crest Center and Pavilion 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:
116 Reviews for The Crest Center and Pavilion
Recommended by 96% of couples
58 User photos
Lauren · Married on 11/02/2019
Magical evening with beautiful views (and wedding photos!!)
The crest center was a magical location for our wedding reception! The space was perfect for us to dance the night away and celebrate our wedding with friends and family. Lauren and her staff were so easy to work with to be sure that our evening was perfect!Sent on 11/19/2019
Taryn Suben · Married on 10/26/2019
Amazing! Customer Service is THE BEST in town
From the first call to making the first deposit, the Crest Center stands out among all the others we looked at. I feel so lucky that I get to work with such great people in planning this special day!!Sent on 01/11/2019
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Patty · Married on 10/19/2019
Beautiful venue and great staff
Lauren, Mary, Amy, Rachel and the Crest Center staff were a dream to work with. They made everything run so smoothly from day one. Lauren helped us so much and answered SO many emails from us. She gave us great advices and helped us stay on top of things. Mary is also the best and was so patient when we had to leave our decor at the venue until next day, since we forgot our car keys. Rachel was my bridal attendant and basically my "day of" angel. She was so good at gathering our bridal party, coordinating everything, keeping us on schedule, and solving problems before I could realize they happened. I had planned my special drink with a blackberry jam I had made at home. Of course I didn’t bring the jam the day of the wedding and Rachel got with my bridesmaids to find someone to buy blackberries. The bartender figured out a way to do something similar to what I had planned. Having Rachel allowed me to relax and not sweat the small stuff. She also kept my wine glass full and fixed us a to go box with all the desserts. Crest Center ladies were the nicest and kindest!!
The venue is absolutely beautiful inside and outside. It also has a gorgeous view of the mountains. We had planned to have our ceremony out on the deck but we had to move it inside because of the rain. We ended up having our ceremony at the mezzanine and it turned out perfect and so cozy. The venue is absolutely beautiful and I didn’t have to do much to decorate. We basically just brought flowers, greenery, and wooden signs (and saved lots of money). The food was amazing and our guests had nothing but compliments.
You should book them ASAP for your wedding!!
PattySent on 11/24/2019
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!
I Love shooting at Crest Center & really hope to do it more often in the coming year!
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.