As you embark on your wedding planning journey, keep in mind that selecting the perfect venue sets the tone for your entire celebration. It's something that I always try and teach all my followers- your venue is the backbone for everything you envision your wedding photos to be. The Crest Center and Pavilion in Asheville, NC, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, gorgeous spaces, and exceptional services, ensuring that your big day will be nothing short of magical! We love getting to work there and this blog post is going to be all about what they offer and why you might consider it for your own wedding.

A gorgeous reception tablescape with a spring garden vibe.

Crest Center & Pavilion Wedding Venue in Asheville

Venue Overview and Cost

The Crest Center and Pavilion, perched atop an Asheville mountain, has an absolutely stunning panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and surrounding mountains. This premier wedding destination provides both indoor and outdoor event spaces, ensuring that your special day is everything you've envisioned.

The cost of the venue can vary depending on the time of year and day of the week. If you are planning a wedding, I'm sure you know by now how popular Saturday's in October can be. On average, a wedding at The Crest Center and Pavilion may range from $6,000 to $15,000. This price typically includes access to the venue for the ceremony and reception, a bridal suite, event planning assistance, setup and breakdown services, tables, chairs, linens, and the opportunity to customize your wedding décor to create your desired ambiance.

Allie standing on the staircase as her wedding train falls behind her.
A close up of the back of Allie's gorgeous, beaded wedding gown.
Aliie and Michael's garden themed reception with gorgeous colorful florals.
A unique wedding cake with white and blue icing covered in orange flowers.
Close up of the blue glasses and table details for the reception.
Allie surrounded by her bridal party as they laugh with one another.
The bride and groom and their incredible bridal party leaning in for a group hug photo.
A picture frame of the groom's mother sitting on a chair at the ceremony to honor her memory.
Allie's father giving her away to her new husband while her fiance has a huge smile.
Allie's bridesmaids sitting down in the ceremony chairs holding their wildflower bouquets.
The bride and groom sharing a kiss as their wedding guests toss flower petals in the air!
A ceremony shot overlooking the mountains at the Crest Center wedding venue in Asheville, NC.
An Italian bust flower vase used during cocktail hour at the Crest Center and Pavilion wedding venue.
Allie's diamond earring underneath her wedding veil.

Pros of Choosing Crest Weddings

  1. Breathtaking Views: I'm sure you probably know that this is one of the main reasons why so many couples choose this venue. If you are looking to get married in Asheville, you likely find a view of the mountains very important. Unfortunately for Allie and Michael, the Canadian fires were causing excessive smoke and the view was very compromised. But after the sun set, we were able to some gorgeous mountain shots!
  2. Versatile Spaces: Whether you prefer an indoor or outdoor wedding, The Crest Center and Pavilion have you covered. Their spacious pavilion and elegant ballroom cater to various guest counts and themes, making it perfect for any season. One of my favorite parts about the space is the floor to ceiling windows that open, allowing the fresh air in and are great during warmer weddings.
  3. Professional Event Planning: The dedicated staff at The Crest Center and Pavilion are experienced in organizing weddings, ensuring your special day runs smoothly. From the initial consultation to the final toast, their team is committed to making your vision a reality and we always love the opportunity to work with them. It's always great getting to work with a venue planner who includes us in the timeline planning and prep.
  4. Exceptional Catering: The venue provides in-house catering services, with delicious menu options that can be tailored to your preferences and dietary needs. We LOVE the meals and always go back for seconds.
  5. Convenient Location: Despite its mountain setting, The Crest Center and Pavilion is very conveniently located just a short drive from downtown Asheville, offering easy access to accommodations, attractions, and amenities for out of town guests.

Allie and Michael spinning around together in front of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Three polaroid photo strips of guests from the wedding photo booth.
Wedding cake, forks, and a gorgeous orange wildflower bouquet lying on the reception table.

Nearby Places to Stay for Guests:

For out-of-town guests, Asheville offers a range of accommodations suitable for various budgets and preferences. Some nearby lodging options include:

  1. The Omni Grove Park Inn: A luxurious resort just a short distance from The Crest Center and Pavilion, known for its historic charm, spa facilities, and stunning views.
  2. Downtown Asheville Hotels: The city boasts a plethora of boutique hotels and cozy bed and breakfasts, providing a more urban experience with easy access to the city's vibrant arts, culinary scene, and nightlife. A few that we love are the AC Hotel Asheville, The Renaissance, and Hotel Indigo.
  3. Vacation Rentals: For those seeking a home-away-from-home experience, consider renting a cabin or vacation home in the nearby mountains, allowing guests to soak in the natural beauty of the area. There are a ton of options on AirBNB and VRBO.
The maid of honor giving a speech underneath the string lights.
The newlyweds kissing underneath their neon wedding sign.

Let's talk about your Asheville wedding details!