We are pleased to recommend the following experienced, affordable Asheville Area wedding vendors.
These are just a few of the many, great vendors we recommend. Contact us for additional suggestions tailored to your style and budget.
Callie's Confections-Fantastic cakes like you see in magazines (only for less)
City Bakery-Experience provider of cakes and other baked goods
50/Fifty-The Art of Dessert
Mandy & Chris Butler
Short Street Cakes
Wide variety of cakes and cupcakes, including gluten free and vegan
Bar and Beverages
Perfect Mix Mobile Bartending
Dave Slagle-Excellent and entertaining bar service that comes to your event with everything needed for a full bar. Even the bar!
Josh Spurling-Great advice on wine selections with reasonable pricing
Hunt Mallett-A variety of wines and local beers with delivery to venue
12 Bones (Pick up only)
Celine and Company-Excellent food with professional, experienced service
Colorful Palate Catering-Unique selections, can accomodate a variety of food allergies & sensitivities
Corner Kitchen Catering-Excellent food from one of Asheville's top chefs
My Food Experience-Exquisite food and over the top service
Contact: Matthew Macon
Pomodoro's Catering-Italian, Greek, and more, reasonably priced
Mr. C's Mobile Disc Jockeys
Sound Explosion Mobile DJ Experience
Reagan & Karen Banks
Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
One call or email to Beth will get you quotes from a variety of local hotels
Biltmore Farms Hotels Biltmore/South Asheville
Several properties to choose from with a variety of rates
Contact Rachel Benson at (828) 771-2273
Hampton Inn or Homewood Suites-Tunnel Road
Best rates and still close to downtown
Contact Drew DeVane at (828) 684-1486
Hilton Garden Inn- Downtown Asheville
Brand New in 2016, Courtesy Room Blocks available
Contact: Heather Gillespie 828-255-0001
Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore West
Full service hotel in West Asheville, close to Candler and Leicester venues
Contact Robyn Morris at (828) 665-2161
Residences at Biltmore
Condo hotel with large suites, full kitchens, near Biltmore
Contact: Shane Bounds (828) 772-6927
Sweet Biscuit Inn
Bed and Breakfast in Kenilworth neighborhood near Biltmore
Contact Claudia or Christian Hickl at (828) 250-0170
Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association
Many historic and unique properties to choose from
Call Toll Free: 877-262-6867
Marriage License Information
You can apply for a license in any NC county up to 60 days in advance, but it's best to do it in the county of the wedding. No tests needed, but you do need photo ID, SS Card, and $60. After the wedding, your officiant or planner returns the signed license back to them. (For $10 more you can pre-pay to have them mail you the official marriage certificate.) Any ordained minister can perform the ceremony.
(See our blog for additional information about ministers)
Buncombe County Register of Deeds
Asheville, Biltmore, Black Mt, Fairview, Leicester, Weaverville, et al.
205 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
Ministers and Officiants-these are all experienced, non denominational and well versed in a variety of ceremony traditions
Rev. Jacqueline Weiks
Rev. Larry Anderson
Rev. Howard Hanger
Rev. Fred Werhan
Miscellaneous Wedding Services
Able Rent a Jon (Individual Restroom Units as well as Trailers)
Contact: George Sieburg
You'll find musicians in Asheville are very versatile. Most can play solo or with a group, and can work in a variety of genres. Don't be afraid to ask if they can add or change something from what you see on their sites, or learn a special song that is not on their playlist.
Dave Lagadi, Guitar Versatile, professional guitarist who knows all the standards
Traditional guitar with a bluegrass twist. Can work solo and/or with a band for reception and play Electric/Funk/Pop.
Pianist-Classical, jazz, or modern, he knows them all
Braidstream-Folk, Bluegrass and Classical
Rita Hayes and Jeff Johnson
Buddy K Big Band-Big Band, Full Orchestra
Crocodile Smile-Super party band
The Magills-Celtic, Classical, and Folk. Can also do live ceremony music.
Nitrograss-High energy band does modern bluegrass as well as rock'n'roll
Social Function- one of my favorite cover bands
WestSound-R and B, Soul and Gospel
Whitewater Bluegrass Company-the name says it all
Party Supplies and Invitations
Celebrations (next to David's Bridal)
265 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
21 Long Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704
Photography and Videography
Rachel Archer Smith
The Shutter Shack
Meghan Rolfe Photography
Kasey Gruen Photo Design
Ryan Phillips – Photo and Video
Ryan Bumgarner-Photo, Video, and Photo Booth
Beautiful Life Films
James & Kate Vrazel-Video
Rehearsal Dinner Places-Contact us for our free list of great rehearsal and party spaces--too many to list here!
Rent All, Inc.
Everything from tents, tables and chairs, to linens, flatware and glassware
Classic Event Rental
360 Transportation and Party Bus
Special Occasions Limousine
Young Transportation-Shuttle Buses and Large Buses
Venues-Asheville/Buncombe Area (for outside Asheville, go to my WNC Wedding Links)
Asheville Event Centre - a variety of spaces, including a grand ballroom for large events. Rentals, catering and bar included
991 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 (south Asheville)
Contact Gilda Wright at (828) 274-1377
Biltmore Estate-grand resort with multiple locations and lodging, winert and other activities, everything you need included
Broadmoor Golf Links Clubhouse-nice clubhouse near airport and hotels, rentals and catering available on site
101 French Broad Ln, Fletcher, NC 28732
Bull Creek Ranch - Bring your own food and decor to this rustic farmhouse with lots of land and lake on site
332 Bull Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
Contact Suzanne Gustafson at (828) 298-0838
Capital Club Asheville-modern, urban, dowtown venue with incredible views, rentals included, may choose any caterer
82 Patton Ave, Ste 800, Asheville, NC 28801
Contact: Mariah Gunther (828) 398-5055
Century Room at Pack's Tavern-renovated warehouse event hall overlooking downtown Asheville's central park, rentals and catering included, also great for rehearsal dinners
Contact Chandler Guess at (828) 774-5235
Fontaine Vineyards-Rustic setting on top of a mountain with great views, and great wine, of course. Award winning French bakers and caterers on site, or bring your own
36 Mt Airy Rd, Marshall 28753 (west of Asheville, near Leicester)
Contact Jackie or Michel Fontaine, (828) 683-2316
Grove Park Inn - grand, historic resort with huge ballrooms and clubhouse settings, beautiful views, golf, spa- everything you could want in one place.
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Blossoms at Biltmore Park- Lovely floral and decor; they also sell invitations and gifts
Contact Audrey Kirsh-(828) 650-6464
Flower Gallery-Asheville's most experienced designer
Luck McElreath (828) 258-8427
Flower Farms/Wholesale Flowers-Flowers by the bucket. For formal flowers like roses, lillies, etc., ask us for help getting wholesale flowers from a local distributor. May be cheaper and fresher than ordering online.
Flying Cloud Farm-Flower Farm with seasonal flowers available by the bucket
Your Vase or Mine-Local master gardener with a variety of flowers and greens. Cut your own or she can cut for you. Can also do bouquets, etc., for you.
Beauty (Hair, Makeup) and Spa Services
Carmen Carmen Salon at Belk-Asheville Mall
Hair, Mani/Pedis, Aveda Makeup, and More
Great makeup advice and wedding day makeup are available at any of the cosmetic counters at Belk and Dillards in the Asheville Mall-Mac, Clinique, Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, etc. Call ahead for a bridal makeup trial appointment.
Illusions Salon and Spa - Elegant spa with hair, makeup, nails, etc in an historic home close to town. Perfect for bridal parties.
Dollbox Productions-experienced, professional on site makeup, Can arrange for hair stylist as well.
Contact Amanda 828-280-4824
Pop of Color-Experienced makeup professionals can come to salon or venue. Can connect you to hair stylist.
Contact Melissa 828-230-9557
Emily Anne Hair-Awesome on-site hair stylists.
Emily Anne Wells
Flawless-Traveling Hair and Makeup Stylists
Amazing, long lasting airbrush makeup
Clothing, Alterations & Accessories
Wedding Dresses, Accessories and Wedding Makeup all in one place (Merle Norman cosmetics). Call for appt.
River Ridge Marketplace
Mary's Magic Tailoring
555 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Men's Wearhouse-Tuxedos (across from Asheville Mall)
Mitchell's Tuxedos at the Asheville Mall
Quick as a Wink-Cleaning, Pressing and Alterations
750 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801