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)
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
My Food Experience-Exquisite food and over the top service
Contact: Matthew Macon
Mr. C's Mobile Disc Jockeys
Sound Explosion Mobile DJ Experience
Reagan & Karen Banks
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.
Carolina Music Planner
Let Megan Leigh Johnson help you find the right soloist, duo or trio - whether violin, cello, guitar, harp, vocalist - for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Incredible roster of talented, professional musicians who have experience with weddings, at surprisingly affordable rates.
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
Rent All, Inc.
Everything from tents, tables and chairs, to linens, flatware and glassware
Classic Event Rental
Venues-Asheville/Buncombe Area (for outside Asheville, go to my WNC Wedding Links)
Asheville Event Centre - $$-a variety of indoor spaces, including a grand ballroom for large events. Rentals, catering and bar included.
991 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 (south Asheville)
Contact Gilda Wright at (828) 274-1377
Biltmore Estate-$$$$-grand resort with multiple locations including Inn on Biltmore. Everything you need on property. Top-notch, white glove service.
Contact: (828) 225-6270, email@example.com
Broadmoor Golf Links Clubhouse-$$-nice clubhouse near airport and hotels, rentals and catering available on site, and golf packages, of course.
101 French Broad Ln, Fletcher, NC 28732 (south)
Contact Blair Halstead, (828) 684-8379, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bull Creek Ranch -$-Bring your own food and decor to this rustic farmhouse with lots of land and a pond on site. Yard games like corn hole included.
332 Bull Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
Contact Suzanne Gustafson at (828) 298-0838
Capital Club Asheville-$$-Come adore the penthouse views at this modern, urban, dowtown venue. Rentals included, may choose any caterer.
82 Patton Ave, Ste 800, Asheville, NC 28801
Contact: Mariah Gunther (828) 398-5055
Carolina Jewel-Historic Cabin in Weaverville perfect for small weddings, with lodging on site, including an incredible treehouse.
1006 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787
Contact: Eva Greene, 828-275-1888
Century Room at Pack's Tavern-$$-renovated warehouse event space (hall) overlooking downtown Asheville's central park. Rentals and catering included; outstanding chef. Also great for rehearsal dinner, or after party at the Tavern.
Contact Chandler Guess at (828) 774-5235
Cliffs at Walnut Cove-$$$-Elegant country club setting with chateau-like clubhouse. Open to nonmembers. Many amenities, including golf packages.
Contact Lynn Penny at 828-585-8116, email@example.com
Farm at Green Heron Pond-$$-New venue on a beautiful farm with open air pavilion, large flat area for tent, several beautiful ceremony sites surrounded by woods or pond and just minutes from downtown Asheville.
Contact Bob or Amy 847-650-8347, firstname.lastname@example.org
Browntown Road, Leicester, NC 28748 (by appointment only)
Fontaine Vineyards-$$-Rustic setting on top of a mountain with great views, and great wine, of course. Award winning French bakers and caterers on site, or bring your own. Tables, chairs and dressing room available.
36 Mt Airy Rd, Marshall 28753 (west of Asheville, near Leicester)
Contact Jackie or Michel Fontaine, (828) 683-2316
Grove Park Inn - $$$$-historic resort inn with huge ballrooms as well as clubhouse and terrace settings. Golf, spa - everything you could want in one place! New event venue coming in 2018.
290 Macon Ave, Asheville NC 28804 (north Asheville)
Contact: Danielle LeMaster, (828) 252-2711
North Carolina Arboretum-$$$-Fairy tale setting with endless gardens and mountain views. Can bring own caterer. $12 charge to visit.
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville NC 28806 (East Asheville)
Contact: Kate Beck, 828-665-2492, email@example.com
The Venue-$$$-Renovated downtown warehouse with separate areas for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Easy walk to hotels. Amazing chef. Elegant decor package available.
Contact: Amanda Hartzell, (828) 252-1101, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday Spaces-$$-Closest farm to Asheville. New event barn, vintage dairy barn, and two outdoor sites to choose from. Lots of décor to borrow, with hay wagon and farm equipment for that authentic, rustic touch.
Contact: Arik Grier, (828) 777-6948, email@example.com
Health and Wellness
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Miscellaneous Wedding Services
Able Rent a Jon (Individual Restroom Units as well as Trailers)
Contact: George Sieburg
Weather-Personalized wedding weather forecast for your venue from a professional meterologist - with very helpful updates the week of the wedding. No more guessing about the weather! Rain or Shine Weddings.
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Floral and Decor
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. Cheaper and fresher than ordering online.
Flying Cloud Farm-Flower Farm with seasonal flowers available by the bucket
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
Flawless-Traveling Hair and Makeup Stylists
Amazing, long lasting airbrush makeup
Clothing, Alterations & Accessories
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
Wedding gowns-all under $3K, MOB dresses, flower girls, and accessories
Can do alterations and dress steaming even if you did not buy there
308 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
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: Brandi Ball, 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
Condos for rent - 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
Yonder Vacation Rentals-Whole house rentals - Upscale - Large homes to sleep the whole wedding party or a whole family with space to entertain guests or maybe have an informal rehearsal dinner. Great customer service reps will help you find the right place: 888-699-2987
Ministers and Officiants-these are all experienced, non denominational and well versed in a variety of ceremony traditions
Rev. Jacqueline Weiks
Creative, personalized services, religious or not
Rev. Howard Hanger
Unique services full of joy
Familiar with a wide variety of religious traditions
Wedding Officiant Asheville
Rev. Jack Hinson and friends
Group of retired ministers dedicated to serving people of all faiths.
Party Supplies and Invitations
Celebrations (next to David's Bridal)
265 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
21 Long Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704
Whitmeyer Photography/Posers Photobooth
Wedding Day Photographer/NC Photo Box Photo Booth
Blue Bend Photography
Corey Cagle Photography
Foxhouse Studio - Photography
Jennifer and Joe Mackey
Jenny Roberts & Bryan Bell
Heartistree Studios - Video
Rehearsal Dinner Places-Contact us for our free list of great rehearsal dinner spaces--too many to list here!
360 Transportation and Party Bus
Really fun mini bus perfect for wedding parties
Appalachian Mountain Adventures
Affordable and flexible shuttle service, airport pickup, brewery tours, etc.
The Trolley Company
Trolleys, MiniBuses, Limos, Luxury Vehicles, School buses - you name it, she's got it!
Gray Line Asheville
Fleet of nostalgic red or white trolleys
Vintage Wedding Autos-We have contacts with a variety of classic and vintage car owners for weddings, from Model A's to Mustangs. Contact us for more information.
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
For other counties' register of deeds offices, click here.