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.
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:
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:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Howard · Married on 09/29/2012
This summer two daughters were married. The Venue hosted a reception for the first, and the ceremony and reception for the second. They were unknown to us when we first began our search, but from the first interview to discuss services, pricing and dates, Marta’s passion for her work was obvious. Our experiences were nothing short of fabulous. We originally planned to interview multiple providers, but after meeting Marta my daughter said “I really don’t need to talk with anyone else – let’s do it here.” The second daughter approached her search from the perspective of “anywhere other than The Venue,” but after visiting a dozen alternatives she concluded The Venue offered the most unique experience. Both events “wowed” guests, and compliments ranged from “what a neat place” to “the food was fabulous”. Marta and Jon go out of their way to ensure a great experience. Minutes after arriving, they picked me out of a crowd of 200 guests and sent servers with hors de oeuvres to ensure I got something to eat. Marta asked what I would be drinking and brought me a cocktail. Three months later at the second event, she remembered what I drank and had a special bottle set aside without me even asking. They protect the married couple, making sure they have time to eat and moments alone. We used food stations and when Jon saw guests showing a preference for traditional seating instead of the stand-up conversation tables we planned, he quickly added additional seating without being asked. Throughout the process, everyone at The Venue was extremely professional and polite. They are dedicated to seeing that everyone has a good time and that they exceed expectations. In conclusion, I’d have no problem recommending The Venue or using them again. Truly a great experience.Sent on 11/19/2012
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Maddy Moffet · Married on 09/22/2018
Dream team makes our dream work!
Exactly one month and one day ago my fiancé and I had our wedding ceremony at The Ridge followed by our reception at The Venue. If we could do it all over again - the planning, e-mails, phone calls, the visits to Asheville, then of course the actual day of the ceremony and reception...we wouldn't change A THING. We cannot thank the team at The Venue enough. From day one, Marta, Deandra, Jillian, Darien, and Chloe made us feel completely comfortable and that whatever it took to make use feel stress-free and at ease, they would take care of. Planning a wedding from a distance (we live in Charleston) can be stressful, but the team at The Venue went above and BEYOND to take care of all of our needs, wants, and wildest dreams. Their level of professionalism is outstanding - from the early days of planning to the execution of the events, they never once failed to accommodate. I also felt like I became friends with the planners, as they were so welcoming and easy to talk to, and reassured me constantly that everything would be beautiful - and it was. The space is incredible, and they nailed our vision in every way. The FOOD...AMAZING. All of our guests commented about how delicious the food was, and couldn't get enough. Our friends and family also couldn't believe how smoothly everything ran considering the change of venues (The Ridge to The Venue). This proves that their entire team works incredibly together to ensure that every moment of your (our) special day runs seamlessly. I am someone who can easily become stressed out, and the day of my wedding, I didn't worry one bit - I knew I was in good hands at all times. We can't thank the team enough for the time and effort they put into making this truly, the best day ever. To be honest...I miss them all! I would recommend them now and forever. Also, totally do the mashed potato station:)Sent on 10/24/2018
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Jillian · Married on 09/08/2018
Incredible - and so easy to plan from Brooklyn!
We can't thank Amanda and the entire team at the Venue enough for our incredible wedding day. The Venue is absolutely beautiful and the team knows how to seamlessly pull together an amazing event. We loved that it's right downtown, which gave our guests the freedom to explore and enjoy Asheville between our ceremony and the reception.
We planned the wedding long distance from Brooklyn, but Amanda made it so easy - Amanda was so responsive and answered all of our questions thoroughly - and she was also patient when we weren't quite as fast to respond as she was. :) It alleviated a lot of stress to not have to worry about providing our own decorations and candles and trust the team to make it look spectacular. Amanda was incredibly thoughtful and made sure to check in with us throughout the reception (she had drinks waiting for us and even brought some of the late night biscuits to us on the dance floor and packed up some of the desserts for us to take with us that night too).
Also - I'm not sure if my parents had more fun at the wedding or the tasting - definitely do the tasting if you can. Chef is amazing and has such a passion for the food and local ingredients. Definitely one of the best parts of planning the wedding!
Here's a comment from my mom too:
"The Venue was an amazing event space for their wedding, the food delicious (please compliment chef), the wait staff gracious and the coordination of all the moving parts went off without a hitch."
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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!
A great place. every need is met and so very beautiful.
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.