The Venue

21 North Market St, Asheville, NC 28801 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $11k - $26k
Guest capacity 30 to 300
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About The Venue

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
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Sharing a kiss on our balcony
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Upgraded linen setup
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Feasting Table setup
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Mezzanine Setup
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Second Level Indoor Setup
Elegant Table Setting
Elegant Table Setting
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Beautiful Floral Istallments
Second Level ceremony setup
Second Level ceremony setup
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Sweetheart Tabel Setup
Sweetheart Tabel Setup
Mezzanine Ceremony Setup
Mezzanine Ceremony Setup
Newlywed kiss
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Cake Table Setup
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Reception Setup
Reception Setup
Beautiful Ceremony setup
Beautiful Ceremony setup
Second Level Ceremony
Second Level Ceremony
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Beautiful Floral Istallment
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Second Level Ceremony
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Fancy wedding setup
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Indoor wedding setup
Blue table setup
Blue table setup
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Lovely wooden chairs
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Rustic reception design
Rustic reception design
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Celebrating the newlyweds
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Winter feel
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Wooden interior
Wooden interior
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76 Reviews for The Venue

Recommended by 97% of couples


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

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    Karen V. · Getting married on 09/11/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Superb experience!

    We found The Venue to be the perfect place for a wedding reception. Convenient location, EXCELLENT food, beautiful facilities, and extraordinary communication and professionalism. Amanda handled our requests and rescheduled reception without a hitch and with complete attention to every detail. The flexibility at The Venue under pandemic times was unparalleled and we appreciate their cooperation in helping us put the reception together under these unusual circumstances! Highly recommend to anyone looking for the right place for a perfect event

    Sent on 12/12/2020

    The Venue's reply:

    Karen, thank you so much for your kind words! We always strive to create experiences that our clients and their guests will remember for years to come. It means so much to know that we were able to help make the overall experience an easy and memorable one. We know this has been a very weird and difficult year for everyone, so we greatly appreciate the recognition of our flexibility, level of cooperation in rescheduling the event date, and our tending to every detail. Thank you again for the rave review!

    Warm Regards,
    Marta, Amanda & The Venue Team
  • Kathy

    Kathy H. · Getting married on 06/07/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Best in the business!!

    We had a Welcome Party for my daughter's wedding at The Venue in July. Deandra was fantastic to work with. She walked us through it and everything came together so beautifully. The setting is gorgeous with the exposed brick, beams, candles, and lights. We also received so many compliments on the food. I cannot thank the staff enough for making such a memorable evening for our guests. I would highly, highly recommend The Venue for any wedding event.

    Sent on 11/04/2020

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

The Venue Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$10,915 - $25,502
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

The Venue 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?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500
  • 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
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    30
  • 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

Team of The Venue

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.
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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
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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
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Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements

  • 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 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 See on map
    828-233-5375 (Phone number)
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