Help us plan a wedding in Asheville, NC

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Last month, we asked you to share your wedding service providers (venues, caterers, florists, etc.) for anyone who might be planning a wedding.

We received ~350+ responses, and today, we want to share the top recommendation for each category. Thank you again for all your participation – we’ll have to keep this list fresh + make it an annual thing. 

Disclaimer: These recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of AVLtoday or 6AMCity and were gathered via audience participation. AVLtoday did not place any restrictions on participation (i.e. some businesses might have offered discounts or deals to clients who submitted recommendations). Finally, for categories that have more than one top recommendation, we were unable to select a clear winner based on the entries we received.
Cheers to the happy couple | Image via @nicklevinephoto

Wedding Venue

Weaver House, 56 N Main St., Weaverville | “Beautiful Japanese gardens, options for in-house wedding planner, in-house catering available, gorgeous bridal suite with private bathroom, well lit mirrors, and it’s own sound system.” – Shelley G.

Reception Venue

Weaver House, 56 N Main St., Weaverville |Fully customizable and beautiful space. Indoor and outdoor options available.” – Alexandra H.

Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200 |The rooftop!! And the beer. – Kait T.

Hotels/Lodging

Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville, 15 Page Ave. | “Great location, amazing prices compared to most downtown Asheville Hotels, with the addition of Hemingway’s Rooftop Bar/Restaurant. A great launch pad for guests who are visiting from out of town to explore the city during their stay.” – Sam C.

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr. | “Lots offered there- Kolo Bike park, racquet club gym, zip line, unique cabins and traditional rooms.” – Jane C.

The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton, 51 S Market St. |Proximity. – Mary B.

Wedding Dress

Meadowbrooke Bridal, 30 N Main St., Weaverville | “Lovely staff and beautiful gowns.” – Brooke J.

Tuxedo

Bjk Mitchell’s Tuxedos, 3 S Tunnel Rd. | 

Bridesmaids Dresses

Lost and Found, 68 College St. |

Meadowbrooke Bridal, 30 N Main St., Weaverville | “Gorgeous and unique space, beautiful dresses, and personalized shopping experience.” – Michelle L. 

Rings/Jewelry

Spicer Greene Jewelers, 121 Patton Ave. | “Amazing selection and service!” – Eva-Michelle S.

Shoes

Tops For Shoes, 27 N Lexington Ave. | “Of course. They have everything. Even the pair you change into when you hit the dance floor.”  – Rebecca F.

Alterations + Tailors

Sugarcane Studios, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio C | “High quality! Customer service! Specialized in bridal wear for over 6 years. Beautiful studio” – Tara N.

Wedding Cake

Fresh As Can Bee Catering, 322 Melody Cir., Swannanoa | “Beautifully designed, delicious and fresh” – Kim G.

Catering

Fresh As Can Bee Catering, 322 Melody Cir., Swannanoa | “Southern Food at its finest, uses fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Pays attention to the smallest of details for every event. Professional and punctual!” – Kim G.

Mobile Bars

Jack’s 47 Mobile Bar Co – Asheville, 60 N Market St. | “Weddings & Private Events Super cool!” 

DJ

DJ P-LO The Ultimate DJ and Live Music Experience, 911 W Chapel Rd. |

Band

Diamond River Local, no address listed | “Band with big sound and amazing talent!” 

Sidecar Honey, no address listed| “Amazing vocals” – Alexandra H.

Singers

Kat Williams, no address listed | “Amazing talent and warmth” – Patty W.

Dance Lessons

Asheville City Dance, 51 N Merrimon Ave. Unit 105 | “They can make anyone look great. Learning is fun and takes away those jitters to make you feel confident on your day. They prepare couples , father- daughter, mother-son or whole wedding parties.” 

Missy Lindsay, various locations | “So good- ballroom dancing lessons at Homewood.”  – Jane C.

Florist

Stargazers Designs, 452 Dix Creek Rd. #1, Leicester

Officiant

Tim Lolley, no address listed | “He’s just a warm inviting friend that everyone enjoys working with.” – Becca K. 

Mike Desario, no address listed | “Super sweet officiant” – Jen A.

Planner

Carolina Dream Weddings, 53 Mallard Run Dr., Arden | “Great to work with.” – Ann R.

Photographer

Scraps Of Lace Photography, no address listed | “Erin has an impeccable eye and a generous spirit. She can see the beauty in any place and works diligently to capture it.”  – Brandi F.

Videographer

Peak of The Mountain Productions, 46 Turtle Creek Dr. | “They have style!” – Vikki K.

Transportation

Gray Line Trolley, 36 Montford Ave. | “Easy to work with, reasonable pricing and trolleys are fun!”  – Becca K. 

Salons + barber shops

Atlas Beauty, 915 Haywood Rd. #103 | “Because Donovan and Jenna are great!”  – Vikki K.

Fresh Aire Spa and Salon, 3A Florida Ave., Weaverville | “Everyone is friendly and does a great job! You can rent out the space to get ready in and it’s lovely.” – Brooke J.

Adorn Hair Salon, Asheville, 12 1/2 Wall St. | “Amazing job with wedding hair and makeup for bride and mother of bride.” – Liv. J. 

Nail Techs

K2 nails, 96 Weaverville Rd. Unit 101 | 

Chauncy Rogers of Tooth and Nail, no address listed | “Chauncy Rogers of Tooth and Nail on instagram. Great for elegant basic styles of the alternative bride.” – Katie C.

Phidella Nails Spa, 601 W State St., Black Mountain | “Great team of nail technicians” – Donna G.

Makeup Artists

Powder Me Pretty – Asheville, 41 N Merrimon Ave., Woodfin | 

Flawless, no address listed | 

Spas

Aglow, 1 Zillicoa St. | 

Fresh Aire Spa and Salon, 3A Florida Ave., Weaverville | 

Hand & Stone, South Asheville, 1829 Hendersonville Rd. | 

Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. | 

Shoji Spa & Retreat, 96 Avondale Heights Rd. | “Traditional japanese spa nestled in the mountains with great massages and natural hot tub packages.” – Katie C.

Still Point Wellness Float and Massage Spa, 81 B Central Ave. | “A float and a massage by highly trained massage therapists. What more could a bride and groom ask for? Best way to relax and reset.” – Donna G.

Decor + Place Settings

East West Vintage Rentals and Venue, 278 Haywood Rd. | 

Stargazers Designs, 452 Dix Creek Rd. #1, Leicester | “The most creative and talented group I have ever seen. Follow them on fb. Pics are posted from each event.” – Lisa K.

Lawn Games + Photo Booths

The Bus Booth, no address listed | “The most unique photo booth in a restored VW bus with great lighting, custom design photo strips, and a guest filled strip scrapbook.” – Amy C.

Rentals (Tables, Chairs, etc.)

Classic Event Rental, 537 Hazel Mill Rd. |  

Stationary

Little Lady Studio Co., no address listed – virtual | “Their wedding collection kit is so easy. It is everything in a bundle for a great price. They have wedding invitation sets, programs, different size signs and posters, seating charts, timelines & itineraries, thank you notes, and more.” – Lindsey J.

Anything else we missed?

Range Urgent Care, 674 Merrimon Ave., Unit 101 | “Offer house calls services! They can come to you on our big day instead of having to run out in the middle of getting everything ready. They can give you IV hydration to calm your nerves, ease your stomach and energize you to party all night long! They can even do groups!”  – Sarah F.

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