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Nancy S. · Married on 02/04/2021
Highland's space and Nikki will NOT disappoint!
HighlandSent on 05/11/2019
We could probably right a short story about our beyond amazing experience with and at Highland Brewing for our wedding. It all began when my (now) husband and I were at Highland for a tour a couple years ago. We walked into the event space as they were setting up for a wedding and we instantly knew that the space was perfect. The main floor of the event space is naturally stunning. The wood accents on the walls, the touch of iron and metal in the space, the chalkboard beer menu, the huge stage, and the bridal SUITE….OMG the bridal suite. I’ll get to that in a minute. The mezzanine overlooks the main floor and wraps around beautifully; we chose to do our cocktail hour here for guests after the ceremony while we took photos and that was such a fabulous space to utilize. Move to the third floor and you have the rooftop bar where we had our ceremony, overlooking perfectly placed mountains as our background. Let me say that we barely decorated any of the event space….it was THAT gorgeous on its own. What sold us on Highland for our wedding was the vast amount of space and different types of roaming areas for our guests to move from one level to the next and finally to the main floor for our reception. Every floor served a different purpose and made for simple movement of the crowds while we took photos.
During our 1.5 year engagement, Highland continued to add their own improvements (none were NEEDED but they just kept making the space more attractive) to the space. They added fun and simple hanging lights to the main floor, redid the sound boards on the stage, removed sound boards from the wall which allowed the wooden accents to shine and most importantly, they built a bridal suite. Let me tell you, this is where you and your bridesmaids or groomsmen want to be the final moments before you walk down the aisle. It’s private. It’s comfortable. It’s hidden. There’s access to a bathroom. It’s simply perfectly placed. Our wedding planner also had a plate of food and beers waiting for my husband and I immediately after the ceremony in the suite so we could take 15 minutes to ourselves and without this space, that would not have been possible. Our guests could not stop complimenting the space. The views, the outdoor feels, indoor beauty, and ample dance space provided for the perfect trio of wedding fun.
Our main contact through the entire process was Nikki and we are forever indebted to her for her out of this world customer service. Nikki helped make our dreams come true. Admittedly, we had very specifics ideas of how we wanted the space to look and Nikki listened, so patiently, and executed beyond what we could have ever imagined. She is a saint and so very talented. Nikki answered almost every question we had on the spot and if she didn’t have the answer right then and there, she was in touch with us almost immediately to clarify. Her communication was second to none, her professionalism and spunky, fun demeanor truly helped make our wedding day the best day ever. My husband and I continue to say that we would relive that day any chance we could and we owe a great bit of that to Nikki.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue that does not require a ton of décor but could be amplified would it, if preferred, look no further. The space can be transformed into whatever your style is but it’s also naturally so stunning; our guests were blown away that our “brewery wedding” was a top-notch venue. I promise you will not be disappointed with the customer service either. Nikki truly is one of the best in the biz.
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you Nancy! You and David have such a magical connection with Highland Brewing and we are beyond thrilled that we were able to host your wedding in our Event Center! We truly appreciate your amazing feedback and I, personally, love the comments on the room upgrades. I picked those new lights myself! Congratulations to you and David! Hope to grab a pint with ya'll next time you're in town! Best, Nikki
Sarah R. · Married on 11/07/2020
Flexible and Relaxed Experience
Highland offers a great flexible plan for you to tailor exactly what you want for your reception!Sent on 08/02/2019
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you Sarah! We strive to be flexible so you can craft the day you were always dreaming of! We appreciate you celebrating your big day with us! Cheers! Nikki
Amanda W. · Married on 10/17/2020
COVID Microwedding at Highland Brewing Company Barrel Room
We reached out to Highland a month before our desired elopement date, they were quick to respond! Marissa responded with quotes and included information/times/decor. She set up a phone call right away and was by far the best offer we received. We set up a 25 person micro wedding (COVID) in the barrel room (first wedding at this venue!). Since we booked about a month out from the date, Marissa was very responsive and quickly handled all necessary items. She worked with our caterers/staff to tour the venue space to make sure the day ran smoothly. We also loved that we could work with any vendors, not just preferred vendors since options were limited with our quick booking. We live in Houston so we were a bit anxious about booking a venue we had never seen so Marissa allowed us to tour the day before and it was outstanding! She even let us bring decor/cake/wedding day items to lessen the work for the wedding day which was greatly appreciated. We also rented a handful of their own decor and it was cost effective and they set up the day before! On the wedding day, Nikki took over as our venue manager and once again made the process seamless. Even with covid and requiring guests to sign waivers the safe was efficient and coordinated. We also had use of the trails/property for photos that made a gorgeous backdrop!Sent on 11/01/2020
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Amanda and Tanner - congrats again! We just received your wedding photos and WOW! We are thrilled that your experience at Highland was so positive. Planning a wedding in one month is not for the faint of heart but it truly could not have been more gorgeous. The simple yet elegant decor you chose complimented the warmth of the Barrel Room so nicely!
Trina T. · Married on 07/25/2020
Easiest wedding we ever planned! (This was our second)
We had a perfect wedding in the middle of a pandemic... I don’t know of a higher compliment to give. We had to postpone our original wedding and planned this one in under two months. From start to finish the entire staff at highland brewing was incredibly friendly, accommodating, and excited for us. Nikki was the first friendly voice we heard who got us started on the right path. She helped us make all the big plans and decisions, checked in often, and answered so many of my questions. Nicole and Marissa talked about every single detail with us, helped us tremendously in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and were the organized, lovely, kind women behind the perfect wedding weekend. I’m so thankful for our love of Asheville and finding highland brewing’s massive and beautiful event space. We got so many compliments and there was so much that they took care of (things included in the rental) so we didn’t have to worry about it (audio and visual, furniture, beer, decor, and so much more). I would recommend this space to anyone!Sent on 08/12/2020
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you so much for the review! You and Eric's wedding was SO gorgeous and was our FIRST Barrel Room ceremony. It is certainly one we will never forget! We know planning a wedding amidst a pandemic is no easy feat but are so grateful you invited us be a part of it. We hope you and your wonderful family come to see us next time you're in the area. Congrats again!
Maggie T. · Married on 02/29/2020
Marissa and Nikki at Highland are 2 of the greatest vendors we worked with. They were responsive, professional, and worked their butts off to make sure our day was exactly what we wanted. I could not be more appreciative of the two of them. I would choose this venue again in a heartbeat.Sent on 03/03/2020
There are also numerous places to take pics on the property. I can't wait to get my pictures back!
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Laetitia S. · Married on 12/21/2019
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting. We highly recommend having your day here. The staff was incredible! Everything was relaxed, and we were able to just focus on the moment and each other.Sent on 12/23/2019
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Wes P. · Married on 07/27/2019
Excellent time at Highland Brewing.
We had an excellent time at Highland Brewing, and would highly recommend the experience to anyone looking for an amazing wedding experience. We worked with Nikki and Marissa, and were very happy with their responsiveness, professionalism, flexibility, and enthusiasm for our big day. The ceremony was done on the rooftop, and the reception was held downstairs in the event space. We heard from nearly all of our attendees that they had an excellent time, that the space was beautiful, and that they wished that their weddings were (or will be) there. Again, Highland Brewery is a high recommend.Sent on 08/11/2019
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you so much Wes & Kelsey! Your wedding was beautiful and the band at your reception was absolutely epic! We are so glad you chose to spend your wedding day with us at Highland Brewing. Cheers to you both! Nikki
Amanda · Married on 06/21/2019
Beautiful and fun venue
Our wedding day was perfect and we owe a lot of that to Highland Brewing company having such a beautiful venue. We had the perfect weather day with a rooftop ceremony and cocktail hour where you have the mountains in the background. Then the event space itself is gorgeous without much decor. It is already set up and ready to go for a full band so your musicians really do not need to bring much at all.Sent on 06/27/2019
Nikki and Marissa were fabulous to work with and the bartenders were great as well. We really loved the Highlands, the beer, and the venue-- it was great!
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you so much Amanda! We certainly strive for that perfect wedding day experience and we truly appreciate your amazing feedback. We are so glad you chose Highland Brewing as the venue for your wedding! Congratulations and cheers from our family to yours! Best, Nikki
Kinari · Married on 06/15/2019
We loved the venue! It's so beautiful- the rooftop was perfect with the mountains in the background and the event center was gorgeous! It has a nice, more chill vibe to it that perfectly fit our wedding style. It was also at a reasonable price. They also let us in the cannery area and we got to take photos there too!Sent on 08/22/2019
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Hope · Married on 06/08/2019
Highland Brewing was an amazing venue for our wedding! They were incredibly organized and helpful and made our day so special. It started pouring right before our ceremony but the rain plan was perfect and they still made the day wonderful! We really loved working with Nikki and her team.Sent on 07/04/2019
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you Hope! We appreciate you sharing your feedback and the wonderful experience you had at Highland Brewing. Your signature beer was one of my favorites! We have one more keg left in the Tasting Room...great choice! Cheers to you and John!
Caitlin · Married on 03/10/2019
We loved getting married at Highland
We got married at Highland on 3/10/2019. From touring the venue to booking to our reception, the Highland team was responsive and great to work with. We’re from Ohio, and Nikki and Hope were so helpful in helping us plan from afar. My dad was in an accident three weeks before our wedding, neccesitating a lot of changes in timeline and layout and the entire team was so accommodating during an extra stressful time. The venue is both beautiful and casual, and was so perfect for us. Our guests had a great time and enjoyed the beer immensely.Sent on 04/03/2019
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Melissa · Married on 11/17/2018
Great beer, beautiful space, excellent vendor!
We chose Highland based on our visits to the taproom and concerts on the field. Nikki and the rest of the Highland team went above and beyond our expectations, though. They were so flexible, communicated clearly, and since most of the wedding was planned long distance for me, that was so important. We had asked to have as much of the wedding outside, even for mid-November, and they obliged. Thankfully, the weather was perfect and both the ceremony and most of cocktail hour could be up on the roof, which has stunning mountain and sunset views. The night of our event, their coordinator was on hand with my planner, making sure everything was running smoothly from the bar to the table settings to letting my husband and me into the canning facility for pictures. We loved the ambience of the room, the lights and colors and stage are perfect for a dinner and party. Plus, we were able to set up cornhole in the front entranceway so guests could escape and still relax inside. We loved how Highland met our family’s expectations for a more formal wedding while also having the relaxed, fun vibe we wanted. Thank you Nikki and Hope!Sent on 12/01/2018
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you Melissa! That is such a wonderful compliment. You and Brad were amazing to work with and I am so glad we got to host your gorgeous wedding here at Highland Brewing!
Kelsey H. · Married on 11/03/2018
Industrial/Rustic Chic perfect for intimate weddings
If you're looking for an all-in-one ceremony site and reception venue, you're in luck. This 3-tiered wedding venue is perfect for small and large weddings! We had our wedding ceremony on the gorgeous roof-top space that overlooks the beautiful NC mountains. The rooftop was not only the perfect spot for our nuptials, but also a great spot for cocktail hour with a full working beer & wine bar and restrooms. The reception space is large with an industrial/rustic flair, with a huge bar and full-sized stage perfect for a band or DJ! We hired a food truck to come on-site, which the guests loved, but they have a kitchen space if you decide to hire a caterer. It's also a beautiful spot for wedding pictures!!! The event booking manager and event coordinator were also a pleasure to work with and were very accommodating! I highly recommend Highland Brewing for your wedding - ESPECIALLY if you are a big beer nerd like me. Their beer is DELICIOUS.Sent on 01/02/2019
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you Kelsey! Your wedding was beautiful and we were so thrilled to host you and your guests here. Congratulations!
Paige · Married on 10/27/2018
Everything was perfect
Highland was a perfect location for our wedding, we love beer and are not too fancy. With that said, the event center was absolutely stunning after all the decor was put into place. The manager and bartenders were so nice and accommodating. I love this place and am so happy my memories from my wedding will be from Highland.Sent on 10/30/2018
Nicole · Married on 06/23/2018
Highland was amazing. As a craft beer couple, it was the perfect venue for us. The event team was amazing, from Whitney who was so accommodating for us (including opening up the event space for us on a day the brewery was closed for snow, because we were in town for wedding planning), to the bartending team who made sure our guests were happy and we got the photos we loved. They even made SEVERAL upgrades in lighting and other stuff (brand new chairs!) in order to better serve weddings in the time between when we booked the venue and our wedding - saving us money in rentals and setting the scene for a great day! Our photographs turned out absolutely beautiful.Sent on 09/01/2018
Sarah · Married on 06/09/2018
Whitney and the Highland team were wonderful to work with. She was highly responsive, and very patient as we muddled our way through the wedding planning process with minutiae and endless questions. After talking with her, my mom and I both felt like, "Okay, we got this!"
As for the venue itself, we were looking for something laid back, and something that would give our guests a genuine Asheville experience. The ceremony overlooking the mountains on the rooftop was beautiful, which transitioned into cocktail hour on the roof, which transitioned into dinner and dancing down in the event space. Highland allows you to bring in your own vendors, which gave us good control over keeping costs down. They also have a built-in sound system which saved us money because our DJ didn't have to set it up himself. It's in town, so you don't have to shuttle your guests back and forth, and it's easy for them to continue the party afterward if they want to!
The whole process was unfussy, so much fun, and just a big party. Thank you Highland, (and special shoutout to Mr. Wong!), who made our day perfect and true to us.Sent on 10/12/2018
Laura · Married on 04/27/2018
The rooftop was amazing for the ceremony! They were flexible with our schedule and delivery/pick up of decor and random pieces. They were great with the vendors and a large rowdy crowd of people. The perfect spot in Asheville for a classy wedding brewery experience.Sent on 06/03/2018
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thank you Laura! We appreciate your feedback and wish you two the best! Cheers!
Niki · Married on 10/07/2017
Whitney and the team at Highland Brewing Company made our wedding day a dream come true! When we first had the idea to get married at a brewery, we weren't sure how to actually put that into action, but between Whitney and our wedding coordinator Nicole Bloom, it went off without a hitch and guests were raving about the experience of coming to a wedding in such a unique venue. The brewery itself was already legendary, but the added event center space and rooftop put it over the top! Amazing venue for couples looking for a rustic/industrial vibe, which captured our style perfectly. If you're looking for great brews and great views, Highland Brewing Company should be your top choice.Sent on 10/30/2017
Kristen · Married on 09/16/2017
For fun, my husband and I took a tour of Highland's event center during our venue hunt. We really didn't think about having a wedding at a brewery, but were hooked after the tour. It completely matched up with what we wanted in a venue: laid back, great views, and fun. Leading up to the day, Whitney was super responsive whenever I had a question and even popped in to say hi on the day of our wedding. We had our reception and cocktail hour on the roof top where our guests were floored at the surrounding mountain views and ecstatic that they could have a beer during the ceremony. Our photographers had a field day when they pulled us from cocktail hour to grab some shots around the property. The reception was held on the first floor, which fit everyone perfectly. Our bartenders were great (unfortunately, I can't remember their names, but they did introduce themselves to us before the ceremony started!) and all of our guests loved the beer selection. I am so glad that we chose Highland for our wedding, it made it memorable not only of us, but also for our guests! And, my husband and I love that we can go back there at anytime to relive the memories. :)Sent on 10/15/2017
Randall · Married on 08/26/2017
It was a pleasure working with Whitney and her staff. Everyone was very flexible and accommodating throughout the entire planning process. The venue was perfect for our special day!Sent on 10/16/2017
Alexandra · Married on 03/18/2017
Used Highland's new event space for our wedding (3.18.17). We had the ceremony on the rooftop and our reception inside. The space was beautiful and led to a really industrial feel. I worked with a few different people over the year of planning our wedding and they were all wonderful and helpful, and very attentive to my 1000s of questions. My guests loved all of the beers they tapped for us. Truly amazing experience, I would definitely recommend using their space, also they are incredibly reasonably priced for a wedding venue, especially in Asheville!Sent on 03/30/2017
Katie · Married on 08/06/2016
We got married August 6, 2016 at Highland's new event space. Our ceremony was on the rooftop, and then guests moved down to the mezzanine and ground level for cocktail hour/dinner/toasts, and then we went back up to the rooftop once the hot hot sun went down for some dancing and pie and ice cream. The space is unbelievably beautiful, and Dawn was so great and helpful in making our day perfect. I cannot rave enough about the space. It's open and beautiful. I grew up in Asheville and wanted our guests to get that Asheville vibe. Highland more than delivered. And the beer was amazing as always! Cannot recommend enough.Sent on 08/20/2016
Highland Brewing Company's reply:Thanks so much and we're so happy you loved your special day! Best wishes for a life of wonderful memories that began at Highland! Cheers!
Timothy · event on: 08/13/2015
For several years, I have worked with Highland Brewing to host an event for Western Carolina University. Highland Brewing's facility has served as a wonderful venue for this event as the location, parking, and event space lends itself to a fun, easy-to-attend gathering. The crew at Highland has been easy to work with and are flexible to any changing needs. Oh, and the beer is great!Sent on 10/01/2015
Katherine · Married on 09/09/2017
We got married at Highland Brewing Company this past September and the venue was just absolutely perfect. We had a destination wedding and honestly, the moment I saw the pictures, I knew Highland was the place. And it could not have been better! The rooftop is just gorgeous and was the ideal place to have our ceremony. We booked the event center and had our reception on the main level and the bar is just beautiful and makes for amazing decor itself. Plus all the beer on tap was superb! I just wish I had been able to drink more:) On top of that, the staff at Highland Brewing (from the event manager to the bartenders) is just top-notch. I cannot recommend this venue enough!Sent on 09/28/2017
Brynna · Married on 10/07/2017
The industrial atmosphere, the rooftop, the mountains, the string lights, the BEER!
Absolutely incredible!! The industrial atmosphere, the rooftop, the mountains, the string lights, the BEER! You will not regret it!! Our experience with Highland was amazing, they were wonderful to work with, and the event spaces met all of our needs and wants!Sent on 11/09/2018