Tips for an Outdoor Wedding in Asheville
1. Electrical Needs
Not every outdoor venue will be equipped and fully set up to handle the electrical needs of a wedding and reception. Before you choose a venue, consider factors like lighting, generators, backup ceremony tents, vendor tents, water, and perimeter lighting.
2. Noise Ordinance
Venues in residential and rural areas must comply with the noise ordinance that may affect the timing of your wedding.
Asheville has great weather year-round; however, for your guest, consider the climate and weather predictions when choosing your wedding date. Outdoor weddings are popular in the spring and autumn seasons because the temperatures are neutral and the endless scenery of green mountains. Whether you are into the winter wonderland wedding theme or autumn boho, no matter what season you choose, Asheville makes a beautiful backdrop.
Venues will offer different packages ranging in tiers. Depending on your budget, wants, and needs, finding the perfect match can be overwhelming. When choosing a package, consider whether the venue includes tables, chairs, lighting, golf carts, staff, sound system, tents, and other essentials. Some venues will include additional rental fees for upgrades or direct you to a wedding rental company.
Whether your venue does not have parking or additional parking that requires a shuttle, you want to make sure your guests are able to easily travel to the ceremony and reception. Don’t forget about elderly and wheel-chair guests that need assistance with transportation around the property.
6. Wedding Planner
Wedding planners are a great asset because they manage all of the little details, keep track of the vendors, and make sure everyone stays on track on your big day.
Top Outdoor Venues Near Asheville
1. Hidden River Events, Asheville
Are you looking for a farmland venue that offers panoramic views of the mountains along the Swannanoa River? Hidden River Events is one of the most scenic venues in Asheville with a 5,000 sq. ft. architectural tent with a concrete foundation and all lighting, sidewalls, heating, and event infrastructure. That is not to mention the 20 plus acres with numerous sites for wedding and receptions, including the river, ponds, flower gardens, and fields with astonishing panoramic views. Hidden River Events houses up to 84 guests with all-inclusive wedding packages and able to host small to large events for 350 plus guests.
2. NC Arboretum Wedding, Asheville
Get married at Asheville’s most beautiful public gardens in spring. The NC Arboretum’s Green Wedding venue offers elegantly designed landscapes, sculptures, mountain views, and indoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions for up to 200 guests. Located in the botanical Pisgah National Forest, the Arboretum is just 15 minutes drive from downtown Asheville and near the Blue Ridge Parkways.
3. Yesterday Spaces, Asheville
This wedding venue is the perfect rustic setting in spring and just 12 miles from downtown Asheville. The area is natural, comfortable, and has plenty of space for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. The property has a fully-conditioned, hardwood floor Event Barn with large porches, bathrooms, kitchen, and sound system. The venue includes tables, chairs, place settings, and many choices of antiques and decorations. Yesterday Spaces is surrounded by mountain views and a 72-acre family farm with animals that makes a beautiful backdrop to your wedding.
4. Olivette, Asheville
With seven beautiful acres on the banks of the French Broad River and located 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, Olivette’s Rosebay Park features an outdoor pavilion with a stone fireplace, a large yard, a fire pit amphitheater, and a private island. The open-air pavilion easily fits 80 guests, and the yard with a sitting wall can hold a tent or be used for yard games. There are several photo opportunities that include mountain views, bridges, streams, and a farm. Tie the knot at the wedding circle with an arbor or the labyrinth.
Are you planning your spring wedding in Asheville? Jeanne’s Hair and Makeup Studio specializes in bridal hair and makeup. For more information about our services and pricing for bridal makeup and hair, visit our website or contact us. We would love to be a part of your special day in the beautiful mountains of Asheville.