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 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.


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 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:

  • Salads
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Table displays
  • Stationary displays
  • Attended stations
  • Hot side items
  • Custom steaks
  • Entrees
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Recommended by 96% of couples


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

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    Taryn Suben · Getting married on 10/26/2019

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    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

    The Crest Center and Pavilion's reply:

    Taryn!!!

    We absolutely adore you and your mom, Amy, and we will have so much fun planning out all of your wedding day ideas! I am so glad you decided to work with us - we want you to feel like family anytime you're here with us on Crest Mountain! You'll have to come pop in for lunch one day when you're down visiting mom from DC. :-) Thank you so much for the kind words - they mean the WORLD to us!
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    Sarah Buisson · Married on 06/16/2019

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    Amazing views

    We got married at the Crest Pavilion in June 2019 and were extremely happy with the Crest Pavilion and M7 Events.

    The Crest Pavilion is a gorgeous place to host a wedding. The view of the mountains is terrific, providing a beautiful backdrop for the wedding ceremony. The pavilion has ample room inside for large group, with a wide stage, and a beautiful ceiling decorated with string lights. Together these make for a magical evening and plenty of great picture opportunities.

    M7 Events has hosted a lot of weddings, and it shows with how smoothly the event went. Leading up to the wedding, Amy and Lauren were always professional and helpful with answering our numerous questions, providing recommendations for what to do on the wedding day, and modifying the layout and contract as the number of attendees changed.

    On the actual wedding day, our wedding day coordinator Alla, did an amazing job of coordinating the various vendors and keeping us on track with our schedule. We were particularly touched by her attention to detail, putting together last minute details, ensuring we had time to eat, and ensuring our favorite drink was always available. Alla took care of running the show so we could relax and enjoy the event.

    Food from the venue was delicious. We had done the food tasting with the venue a couple months earlier to help us select food that was not only tasty but also would make the most sense for what we had in mind. The venue allowed us to bring our own wine (with corkage fee) and have them pre-order beer from the many breweries in the asheville area for the drinks that were to be served. There was enough food and drinks for everyone.

    A few quick tips:
    Ask for input regarding the hors d’oeuvres. Some are easier to eat for cocktail hour than others.
    M7 Events partners with SoundExtreme. We were extremely happy with Sandy as the MC/DJ.
    M7 Events is upfront with this, but keep in mind that any additions to the base package (such as food tasting, linens, or additional rentals) will incur additional fees, which can add up fairly quickly.
    During the rehearsal, it was helpful to hear suggestions from the day-of coordinator to ensure the day flowed more smoothly. Alla had great advice from past experience which improved the wedding.

    Sent on 07/04/2019

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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? $ 3,750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,750.00
  • 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? $ 300.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 300.00
  • 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? $ 22.00
  • 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: Ballroom, 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, 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? Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • 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? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

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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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  • 22 Celebration Place Asheville, NC, 28806 See on map
    828-475-1072 (Phone number)

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