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Nancy Stoms · Getting 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.
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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
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Kelsey Hensley · 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
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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!"Sent on 10/12/2018
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.
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
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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
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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
Candice · Married on 10/17/2015
Highland brewery was perfect for our wedding day! They provide us all tables and chairs and set everything up for us. Dawn worked with us to make our day super special and assisted in any way possible! Thank you highland!!Sent on 10/27/2015
Karina Saunders · Married on 10/19/2018
We loved using Highland as our venue! The whole place was absolutely lovely. Our only issue is that the venue only gave us 3 hours prior to our ceremony time to set up for the wedding. It was quite tight but we made it! The staff and bartenders were all great and super helpful. The venue was clean and everything was set up as we requested. Thanks Highland! I highly recommend if you are planning on a simple wedding with minimal decor.Sent on 12/27/2018
Allison · Married on 08/05/2017
The venue itself is very cool, all of your guests will be intrigued by a brewery wedding and trying local beers, which was fun. However the planning process was stressful, I felt like they were still figuring out costs and information as we went along. It was quick to get a response but I was disappointed in some of the service I received. During the wedding there were wedding crashers (even after I had asked for the "doorman" I was originally offered. They assured me a parking attendant would not allow for that.) this venue is very fun and allows for a unique setting, I just wish the planning process had been smoother.Sent on 10/21/2017
User5530647 · 2+ years ago
OK... 3.8 may not seem great but I LOVED this venue and so did my guests. We were one of the first weddings in Highland's new event space, and they were working out some kinks, so although OUR experience was a 3.8 when it came to the planning process, it was a 5.0 the day of the event. (Trust me...if I felt that they were going to repeat them, I'd share the details, but I truly think it was just kinks.) Jamie was the MOD and he was AMAZING! Grant gave us some great recommendations for bands, which we used! We wanted more of a party than a wedding; we wanted a space that allowed our guests to experience Asheville to the fullest; that's exactly what we happened and we continue to hear from those that attended how much they loved the event, venue and BEER!Sent on 06/04/2016