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.
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 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:
130 Reviews for The Crest Center and Pavilion
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Jilian H. · Married on 09/20/2020
Would 100% Recommend!
The Crest Center is hands down the best wedding venue in the Asheville area!! Everyone who works there is highly professional & will do everything they can to make sure that your wedding day is perfect! All of my guests were gushing about how beautiful the venue was, how delicious all of the food was, and how much fun they had!Sent on 09/30/2020
I was planning this wedding from out of town and toured every venue in Asheville who claimed to have a mountain view, and The Crest Center was hands down the best. From the minute we walked in, I knew without a doubt it was where we had to have our wedding. It was also the closest to downtown Asheville, which was incredibly convenient for all of my guests who wanted to uber to/from the venue.
We did not need to hire a wedding planner or a coordinator. The Crest Center walked me through each step of the process & made sure we thought of everything we would need! They also include a day-of bridal attendant in the cost, who takes care of the rehearsal & anything you need the day-of. I literally dropped off all my decorations & the Crest Center team took care of setting every thing up! Talk about having a low-stress weekend!
This place is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!
Samantha D. · Getting married on 03/26/2022
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.Sent on 01/05/2021
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.
Ellie S. · Getting married on 09/07/2021
Crest Center & Pavilion is AMAZING
I have worked with the Crest Center & Pavilion many many times over the years. Our roster of bands and musicians love performing there and the clients are always thrilled. The Crest Center & Pavilion has impeccable expertise, attentiveness to detail, customer service and communications. It is an astoundingly gorgeous venue, perfect for live entertainment with a built in stage and a one stop shop for your mountain view ceremony and lovely covered yet open air Pavilion for a reception.Sent on 07/21/2020
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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.