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The Venue

Asheville, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
86 reviews
$21k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$21k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Venue is a large, vintage-style wedding event venue located in the center of downtown Asheville, North Carolina. With a spacious floor plan of over 13,000 square feet, this space gives you lots of freedom in terms of how you might like to design your event. The space also has characteristics of a French-style cottage, containing exposed brick walls, barn ceilings, and vintage tile floors. All of these features create a truly warm and inviting atmosphere that you and your guests will be sure to enjoy. Offering a touch of uniqueness to wedding couples, The Venue offers services that will make any wedding celebration an exceptional experience for the guests as well as the host.

Facilities and Capacity
The Venue boasts 13,000 square feet of customizable event space with three levels for wedding events. First is The Market Level, which is and event space at street level and boasts 2,956 square feet. You can provide accommodations for 200 guests at a cocktail reception and 100 guests for a sit-down dinner in this space. Next is The Mezzanine Level, which is a few steps up from The Market Level and boasts 3,400 square feet and large windows with beautiful views of downtown. You can provide accommodations for 350 guests at a cocktail reception and 250 guests for a sit-down dinner in this space. Finally, the Second Level with Balcony of The Venue is an ideal space with a bridal dressing room and a large balcony that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and downtown Asheville. This space with the balcony is 3,425 square feet. You can provide accommodations for 200 guests at a cocktail reception and 120 guests for a sit-down dinner in this space.

Services Offered
The Venue offers a wide variety of exceptional services to wedding couples and their guests. Services encompass everything from equipment rentals, staffing services, bar and catering services to event planning services. For services not offered by The Venue, there is a list of preferred vendors that have been recommended to previous clients. Services offered by The Venue include:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Lighting and sound
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning


Cuisine
The Venue provides wedding couples with delicious cuisine options that are presented in a variety of ways and adhere to specific dietary needs and concerns. Food presentations and services include buffet, cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, plated options, food stations, and pre-event tastings. Their cuisine styles include:

  • American
  • Italian
  • French
  • Latin American
  • Caribbean
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

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?

$800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August

86 Reviews

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    Dustin H. Married on 05/15/2022
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    Awesome Reception Venue

    The Venue was one of 4 locations we toured when considering options of where to have our wedding. Located in the center of downtown Asheville, it is conveniently located within walking distance of pretty much everything downtown. Being in a historic building, the owners and staff have kept the rustic appearance with exposed brick and high ceilings.
    The staff at the Venue were extremely helpful during the planning phase, and very responsive, even when we had last minute changes during the week building up to the wedding. The Venue were very helpful in allowing us to reschedule due to the pandemic. We chose to use the Venue for our reception. At our arrival, the staff were attentive to all our needs. They brought us drinks and appetizers while we waited for our introductions, ensured our glasses were never empty, and made the entire reception seamless.
    Having a resident chef, the Venue provided their own meal options, removing the need for a caterer. So many of our guests commented that the meal (Arctic Salmon) was one of the best they had ever had at a wedding. The Venue also allowed us to serve the meal “family style”, which made the reception even more welcoming. The staff of the Venue went above and beyond in providing us a magical evening for our wedding day. I’d recommend the Venue to anyone looking for a place to host their ceremony, reception, or both.
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    Katie C. Married on 02/26/2022
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    The Perfect Night!

    Our wedding at The Venue was everything we dreamed it would be! The space is so unique and beautiful and was exactly what we wanted for our big day. I can't say enough good things about Paige and Nicole, they were absolutely amazing! We booked the Venue a significant period of time out from our date and there were some staff changes along the way, but Paige was our constant the whole time. She was so responsive, answered a million questions and went over all the details with me. Paige went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect and the event was exactly what we wanted! Nicole with The Planning was assigned to us later in the process but once we got going with her she was on top of everything and I really enjoyed working together. She made sure all of the details of the day were right and double checked anything there might be a question about.

    The event itself was perfect. We have had some many compliments on how beautiful the wedding was to how absolutely delicious all the food was (our guests are still talking about the food days later). We would definitely recommend The Venue and would love to have another event there in the future!

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    Anneliece Married on 02/11/2022
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    Stunning venue and location!

    The Venue gave us a wedding that impressed all of our guests and that gave us a night that we have cherished every day since. Paige, in particular, was spectacular. She handled our long distance planning efficiently, patiently...all of the positive adverbs. When we encountered brief friction with the owner, Paige was calm and poised and friendly while bridging us back into our planning. The crew was perfect, our tables and setup were arranged and shifted without any hiccup. The chef provided us meals that every one of our guests complimented us about. Even though we were that same couple who didn't get to eat everything right away, we did get take-home dishes and they were still phenomenal. The Venue without decor at all would still be wedding-ready, and the cute location on the cobblestone street will give you easy amazing pictures.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Team

Marta Santamaria
Marta Santamaria
Owner

In The Words Of Marta's Management Team:

We like to call her our fearless leader! She is the definition of a team leader. A fireball mix of passion and creativity mixed with resiliance and drive, sprinkled with heart and talent that are galxey sized. We asked Marta so give us some facts so you can get to know her like we do!

  1. She takes 3 showers a day (Yes, you read that right..3 a day)
  2. When she doesn't know a word/phrase in English she makes up her own
  3. She leaves every kitchen cabinet open when she cooks
  4. When she goes to her step class, the step has to line up with the line on the wood floor
  5. Before she goes to bed, she has to wash her feet
  6. She craved lemons when she was pregnant
  7. Her kids are 10 months apart (Yes..you also read that right!)
  8. She sleeps with a sea of pillows
  9. She checks her car three times to make sure it's locked
  10. All her food has to have a crunch factor
  11. She has been selected by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Leader of the Year” and she has also been nominated 2 years in a row for the Woman UP “Woman Entrepreneur: Best In Business” award.
Amanda Hartzell-Fensterer
Amanda Hartzell-Fensterer
Event Manager & Magic Maker

In The Words of Her Fellow Management Team:

Amanda...what a GEM!! She has been a part of our team for 7 years now and we couldn't imagine a day without her. The glue to our wonderful Venue family and we've never met someone as organized, kind, calm, and absolutely brillant as her. Basically a warm hug! We asked her to share a few facts so you can get to know her like we do!

  1. She's a firm believer that little acts of kindness go a long way
  2. She's momma to a spunky purr baby named Randall
  3. River Monsters is her guilty pleasure television show
  4. She's exceptionally terrible at Frisbee
  5. She has been known to get inexplicably excited when she hears Garth Brooks’ “Callin’ Baton Rouge”, Vince Gill’s “One More Last Chance”, or Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon” (We can confirm this is in fact very true)
  6. Fall is her favorite time of year
  7. She is a lover of wine, she and coffee have an affair on a daily basis
  8. She has an addiction to macaroni and cheese. (Yes, even the boxed kind)
  9. Though she loves her home in North Carolina, a piece of her heart will always be with her family in Virginia
  10. She likes to think she is expectedly organized but unexpectedly funny
Deandra Bodenhorst
Deandra Bodenhorst
Event Manager & Magic Maker

Written By Her Fellow Magic Makers:

SOULFUL. She's been a part of this magic making team for 6 years now, and is the light in every room. A natural born leader and dreamer with a big personality who celebrates every little thing. We asked her to give us a few facts so you can get to know her like we do!

  1. She has a tri-pod rescue cat named Toothless (Yes, he has teeth)
  2. She was on her grade schools chess team
  3. She was the kicker for her high school’s varsity football team
  4. Sometimes she forgets the sidewalk isn’t a red carpet (lol!)
  5. She's been to over 25 U.S states and 20 countries
  6. Life motto: “today is today, tomorrow is tomorrow”
  7. She started her first business with her brother at 16
  8. She can recite her 9’s times tables in record speed
  9. The one dance move she can do is the worm (We made her prove it...it's true!)
  10. She is a certified scuba diver with a whale shark specialty

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
NLGlam NLGlam Wedding Hair & Makeup

My best friend (who was also a client of mine) had her rehearsal dinner here. Everything was wonderful! Being her MOH and hair/makeup artist I needed to make sure everything went off without a hitch and it did. Everything was perfectly decorated and food was amazing. The staff was very helpful any time we needed anything. The location for this venue is perfect too! You will not be disappointed!

Jeanne's Hair & Makeup Studio Jeanne's Hair & Makeup Studio Wedding Hair & Makeup

A great place. every need is met and so very beautiful.

Swannanoa Flower Shop Swannanoa Flower Shop Wedding Florists

The Venue is a beautiful site for a wedding in downtown Asheville. It encompasses all Asheville is, The staff is a joy to work with.

Map

21 North Market St Asheville, NC, 28801
8282521101
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