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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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