The Venue Est. 2009

21 North Market Street, Asheville, NC, United States

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What better venue to have your dream wedding at then at The Venue itself? 
This breathtaking location found in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina is ideal for a traditional Southern wedding. Offering up a variety of different sites within the venue, the unbelievable “Ridge” presents a large outdoor space with 360-degree mountain views, making for a perfect spot for an outdoor wedding ceremony. 
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Views
Cityscape
Mountains
Street
Style
Classic
Contemporary
Elegant
French
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Centered in donwtown, Asheville, The Venue is Asheville's premier event setting offering three levels of entertaining space featuring exposed brick walls, eclectic architecture, classic design, and candals galore! The Venue is unique because we offer both in house planning services along with award winning catering services, which helps the client worry less about coordinating vendors and focus more on enjoying a spectacular event.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $32 to $45

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
350
Buffet
350
Standing
650
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2009
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
We offer a three level floor plan with two separate entrances:
  • Market Street Capacity: 200 for a cocktail party and 100 for a sit down dinner
  • Mezzanine Area Capacity: 350 for a cocktail party and 250 for a sit down dinner
    • The Market & Mezzanine are generally rented as a single space (The Mezzanine cannot be rented by itself)
      Actual seating varies based on style of event and components client desires
  • Second Floor Capacity: 200 for a cocktail party and 120 for a sit down dinner
    • Actual seating varies based on style of event and components client desires

      2. Catering
  • We offer optional full service in house catering
    Although we support local businesses, and utilize as much local product as possible, we do not allow outside catering
    Food tastings are available upon request under certain conditions and must be scheduled in advance. This service is for up to three guests and is available after a contact has been signed with deposit received for a cost of $150.00. Additional charges of $25.00 per person will apply for each additional guest.
    The Venue is happy to accommodate guests under 10 years old with a kids meal and accommodate any guests with any dietary restrictions.

    3. Tables, Linens & More
  • The Venue will provide all items essential for your event.
    Tables: Standard dinner tables are 5 ft X 5 ft (seating up to 12 guests), and cocktail and bistro tables are 28 in X 28 in. square.
    Chairs: Mahogany Chiavari with ivory cushions.
    The Venue also provides all china (square white plates), glassware and flatware needed.
    Linens: Standard linens are ivory lap length; Standard napkins are ivory. Upgrades available upon request with additional charges.
    In house décor
    For any other request, we are happy to procure just about any item for you.

    4. Event Planning
  • We are proud to announce our full Planning services.
    As of January 1, 2015, a professional event coordinator is required for all ceremonies and receptions at The Venue.
    Please contact a member of The Planning to discuss options we can provide to make your night truly wonderful.

    5. Bar Service
  • All bar services (Beer, Wine, Alcohol, Sodas, Waters, Coffee, Tea, etc.), including bartenders, are held by THE VENUE. No outside beverages of any kind are permitted in the building. We have the right to confiscate any beverages brought in from outside sources.
     
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

This is what our newlyweds had to say about The Venue:

Rebecca

The Venue was the perfect spot for our daughter's wedding! Marta, Jon and the rest of the staff were courteous, professional, helpful and fun to work with. I completely trusted them and they proved to be completely worthy of that trust. Not only was the event space beautiful, but the food was delicious! we could not be happier! I love working with kind professional people and these folks are top notch in every way! Get married here and party the night away with them! It's a great venue!

Julia & Matt

Dear Marta,

Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with our rehearsal dinner. I had so many people tell us how good the food was. Everything went so smoothly. Thanks for being so accommodating and making sure that we were prepared with everything we could need. People are still telling me how much they enjoyed themselves.

Thanks again,
Julia & Matt P.S. I heard it was the best wedding food some guests have had in 9 weddings this year


Seema W.

“The Venue was absolutely incredible! We had our Wedding Reception there on July 4, 2015. The staff at the Venue is one you will not find anywhere else around! The staff was professional, warm, and attentive to every single one of our needs. The timing of everything was impeccable, there is not one negative thing that we could say about the Venue.”

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Venue offers an eclectic mix of industrial and classic design. Centrally located in downtown Asheville and close to the city's best bars, restaurants, and outdoor spaces, guests experience historical Asheville at its finest as they enter from the coble stone street entrance. Formally an industrial car showroom in the early 20th Century, the building features exposed brick walls, some of the original tiling, classic decor and architecture, and walls lined with hanging lanterns and soft touches to add romantic ambiance to the space. Exposed wood beams add an industrial feel.
Extra Perks:
The Ridge, our newest wedding site and residence, provides guests with breathtaking 360 degree views of WNC’s gorgeous mountain ranges. Located in Marshall, NC, The Ridge offers a sense of rustic elegance while providing the perfect backdrop to your special day. After the ceremony, enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the residence’s wraparound porch or take a walk around our lush property complete with rolling hills and friendly horses. More than just a venue, The Ridge is an immersive experience of rustic charm. Get married at the ridge and have your reception at The Venue. It's the best of both worlds! 
Awards & Notables Wedding Industry Experts Award
The Knot 2015 Best Of Weddings Award
Wedding Wire 2016 Couples Choice Award
Featured in Borrowed and Blue
Menguin.com Top 10 Venues in North Carolina
Professionally Trained and Certified Staff by The Bridal Society.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Located right next door, is Sovereign Remedies. Known for its eclectic design and craft cocktails, the space also has an upstairs private room, perfect for small rehearsal dinners. Pack Square, located just up the street is the perfect place for post ceremony pictures. For a romantic place to spend your wedding night or get ready before the ceremony, The Windsor Hotel is located directly behind our building. This boutique hotel features exposed brick walls, full suites, and incredible original art and decor.
Bars & Lounges:
Just because the party is over doesn't mean you have to go home! Check out these bars and lounges to take the party after the reception (all within walking distance).

Sky Bar
MG Road
Nightbell
Wicked Weed Brewing
Social Lounge
5Walnut
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