The Omni Grove Park Inn is a hotel wedding venue on the beautiful Sunset Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina. This romantic setting boasts stunning natural surroundings, sophisticated accommodations, and an array of event spaces for your dream wedding celebration.
The dedicated staff at The Omni Grove Park Inn is happy to assist with your day, from the moment you book your date until the last light is extinguished at the end of your celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
This historic venue offers four unique event spaces. The Seely Pavilion provides breath-taking views of the surrounding scenery. Couples can choose to host their ceremony on the manicured lawn in front of the property, with room for up to 160 guests within the elegant stone and wood interior. This venue oozes rustic charm, featuring high wooden ceilings, a fireplace created from reclaimed wood, and six floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the natural vista.
The Country Club provides the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor space, featuring a large patio with expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Inside, the venue boasts a scalloped roof and dramatic Norman architecture, sure to impress your guests.
For a more intimate wedding event, The Omni Grove Park Inn provides the open-air Vanderbilt Terrace. This versatile space can comfortably accommodate up to 130 guests for a seated ceremony, and 100 guests for a reception.
A pre or post-wedding pampering experience can be found in one of Condé Nast Traveler’s top North American resort spas. Here, guests can choose from an impressive range of indulgent massages and treatments. This subterranean spa includes numerous water features, cavernous rock walls, and a lap pool filled with fiber-optic stars and serene underwater melodies.
The Omni Grove Park Inn offers several wedding packages to suit your needs. All packages include a four-hour silver bar package, custom designed wedding cake, and a complimentary premium Mountain View King room for newlyweds. The venue also offers premium catering and full bar service for your celebration. The Inn’s executive chef and catering team are happy to work with couples to perfect their menu. The professional and friendly staff at this resort provide setup and cleanup of your event to facilitate a low-stress experience, giving you the freedom to enjoy your day.
This beautiful property was the creation of the ‘Father of modern Ashville’, Edwin Wiley Grove, and opened in 1913. Upon the building’s opening, then Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, described the property as having been ‘built for the ages’. Over 100 years later, this stunning triumph of architecture continues to provide so much joy to the couples that choose to wed here.
Recommended by 90% of couples
Rachel · Married on 05/11/2019
Overall, we could not have asked for a more beautiful and unique venue for our wedding last weekend. Our guests were blown away with the beautiful views, the attentive staff, and the historic nature of the Grove Park. We got married at their Country Club venue and LOVED how secluded and private it was...it felt like we had a mansion to ourselves for the whole night without the pressure of dozens of tourists/hotel guests looking on or interrupting photos and things. It is an old building; my husband is much more into the antique/character look than I am, but his excitement over the space made me love it in the end. The outdoor patio space and covered terrace are just GORGEOUS. Unfortunately, we had an atypical Asheville day of thunderstorms almost ALL DAY so we missed a lot of the classic mountain views/photo opportunities up at the Main Inn because of the logistics with the rain. BUT Annie and the GPI team handled the weather issues gracefully and in a way that did not stress me out at all! They also were able to add a last minute brunch that my husband's mother wanted to plan.Sent on 05/15/2019
The food was amazing and we got so many compliments on it from our guests, many whom are self-proclaimed "foodies". They handled a variety of dietary restrictions and allergies with ease.
Annie was extremely accessible the day of, and even gave me her personal cell phone number. She was able to stop by our reception and the brunch the next morning!
The only real cons aren't true cons, you just have to know what you're getting into. This venue is expensive, so not the place if you are on a truly set/tight budget because there are MANY hidden fees associated with staying at the resort and having an event there. There's a service charge, resort fee, state taxes...it just seemed to add up. Our per-head cost got extremely high even though we chose the least expensive meal plan and only the second tier bar package. They were extremely kind and added some liquors to our bar package that were family favorites which we weren't expecting to be a possibility! Planning from long distance was also a little tricky at this venue. Jocelyn, our sales manager, went ABOVE AND BEYOND to provide us photos of the venues since we were basically booking sight-unseen, and we were able to do a walk through on a later date during our tasting. However, if you are doing the same, make sure you choose a wedding planner or florist/decor team who knows the space because you can't always have access to it based on other events even if it's the only time you can make it work! You also have to just trust that they will start prioritizing your wedding as it gets closer to the date; I am very type A and organized and especially doing it from out of town I wanted the details set sooner rather than later. This is a very busy venue with many events and that was frustrating for me at first. But within the last 3 months leading up to our wedding the whole team definitely made me feel like a priority and became much more responsive to emails/phone calls.
Overall, we felt like it was worth it mainly for the overall experience of the weekend. The honeymoon on us package was the PERFECT end to a busy weekend and we were able to take advantage of the spa both with our wedding party and as a couple after the big day!
Jordan · Married on 05/04/2019
We had an excellent experience at Grove Park. The catering contact was super nice and responsive, easy to work with. They were able to make everything we wanted happen perfectly, and even held on setting up the event until the last minute, letting the rain pass (rather than moving the event inside), allowing our event to go just as planned. The bartender and service staff we had were great, overall a super awesome experience! There's no way we could have had a better view, or memory of our rehearsal dinner!Sent on 07/02/2019
Anne · Married on 04/21/2018
We just had our wedding at the Grove Park Inn and it was Spectacular! First of all- we lucked out with the weather- perfect sunshine, light breeze and mid-60's! Our wedding had the most beautiful view of the mountains with an awesome outdoor fire! Food and cake were delicious and the staff was incredibly helpful. If you want to feel like a celebrity on your big day- the Grove Park Inn is the place to have it!Sent on 04/23/2018