mountains wncAsheville, North Carolina, is one of the most popular cities for destination weddings. With a wide variety of outdoor and indoor venues with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the vibrant downtown featuring breweries and unique structures, Asheville has everything you are looking for in a wedding venue. 

However, choosing the right venue in Asheville is tough because there are a variety of things to consider. Having been in the wedding business for many years, we have put together seven important points to consider when choosing an Asheville wedding. 

7 Things To Consider When Choosing an Asheville Wedding

1. Budget

Before you even begin wedding planning, it’s important to have your overall wedding budget in place. Your wedding budget will help your narrow down venue options and keep you on financial track. When considering a potential venue within budget, be sure to investigate what is included in the venue rentals. This could be things like chairs, tables, a bridal suite, etc. Research these costs in advance so you won’t be surprised if there are any additional fees. 

2. Guest Count

On your wedding day, you will be surrounded by your family, friends, and loved ones. Depending on your estimated guest count, find a venue that is large enough to comfortably hold your guests during the ceremony and reception. Keep in mind how many guests a venue can accommodate, floor plans, or layouts when narrowing down your venue options. 

3. Easy Access

While there are many beautiful venues in Asheville, a few may be difficult to reach. Based on the location of the venue, you may need to book guest transportation from a nearby hotel to ease your guests’ experience. If guest transportation is not in the budget, you may need to reconsider your venue options. 

4. Look and Feel

The most important element is the “look and feel” of the venue. Your perfect wedding venue should leave you feeling inspired and thinking of creative ways to decorate the space. You also want to enhance its natural charm and highlight features that make the venue unique and have guests truly amazed. 

5. Spring Season

Although Asheville’s weather is nearly perfect year-round, there are a few favorite times of the year for destination weddings. We think from mid-March to early June is a wonderful time to get married because the mountains are blooming with beautiful greenery and flowers and cool breezes in the evenings. 

6. Fall Season

Having your destination wedding in Asheville during fall is truly a magical time. Between late September to the end of November is the perfect time for an outdoor wedding because the mountains present one of the most dramatic displays of foliage in the country.

7. Always Have a Rain Plan

Like many North Carolina locations, Asheville weather can be a bit unpredictable. Being surrounded by the mountains, Asheville is more likely to have afternoon showers than other places due to its higher elevation. You will need to prepare a backup plan for your wedding day in case of afternoon rain. Discuss with your planner and venue alternative rain plan options. 

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Once you booked your Asheville wedding venue, now it’s time to decide on all the other important details. We have made it easy for you with our curated list of suppliers and wedding partners we love to work with! Visit our website or contact us today to schedule your wedding hair & make-up in Asheville, NC.