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Carolina Event and Conference Center

Forest City , NC

LOCATION

374 Hudlow Road
Forest City, NC US 28043 (map)
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ABOUT US

The perfect wedding is a harmonious blend of the bride and groom's desires, professional service and attention to detail, and a location that provides the right ambiance to compliment... Read more
The perfect wedding is a harmonious blend of the bride and groom's desires, professional service and attention to detail, and a location that provides the right ambiance to compliment your special wedding day. Carolina Event & Conference Center is all that and more.

Nestled in the rolling foothills of Western North Carolina, the Carolina Event & Conference Center (CECC) is an ideal wedding and reception location. It's close proximity to urban areas such as Asheville, Greenville, and Hendersonville, as well as scenic areas like Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Parkway, makes CECC a highly sought after venue for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners.
-Professional Event Planner to assist in preparing for your celebration -Full service, on-site catering - customizable for your event--Chef Ray has been with the CECC for over 4 years! -On-site audio visual equipment available -Indoor/Outdoor stage for reception entertainment -Ample guest parking
Send us an email or give us a call at 828-245-8873. We look forward to hosting your special day!



CECC is a 100% Non-Profit Facility. All proceeds from the Carolina Event and Conference Center ensure anyone can access the Hospice home care program regardless of ability to pay Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
304
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
100
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
20
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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MaryAnn
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Conference Center is the PERFECT place for an indoor or outdoor ceremony and beautiful for an elegant, indoor reception! Kayla Lyons is the most helpful and friendly person to work with. She has great suggestions and advice and her crew works flawlessly on your wedding day. Things were planned in such detail. Chef Ray is fabulous! Everything he made was amazing, every guest raved about their meal. Not only is the Conference Center reasonably priced, but it has so many options and includes so much in the venue price. You will not be disappointed!!
The Conference Center is the PERFECT place for an indoor or outdoor ceremony and beautiful for an elegant, indoor Read more...
The Conference Center is the PERFECT place for an indoor or outdoor ceremony and beautiful for an elegant, indoor reception! Kayla Lyons is the most helpful and friendly person to work with. She has great suggestions and advice and her crew works flawlessly on your wedding day. Things were planned in such detail. Chef Ray is fabulous! Everything he made was amazing, every guest raved about their meal. Not only is the Conference Center reasonably priced, but it has so many options and includes so much in the venue price. You will not be disappointed!! Read less
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Austin
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had both our ceremony and our reception at The Carolina Event and Conference Center and it was AMAZING! We had our ceremony outside and our reception inside. The manager, Kayla, was very experienced and had great ideas to help the whole thing go smoothly. She and her staff were very accommodating, letting us come in early and stay late to decorate. The chef, Ray, was just incredible. We had the rehearsal dinner there as well, and both meals were phenomenal. They have a preferred list of vendors (DJs, florists, decorators, etc.) that we used and everyone on the list was wonderful as well. Overall, a great experience. I would highly recommend this venue to others.
My wife and I had both our ceremony and our reception at The Carolina Event and Conference Center and it was AMAZING! We Read more...
My wife and I had both our ceremony and our reception at The Carolina Event and Conference Center and it was AMAZING! We had our ceremony outside and our reception inside. The manager, Kayla, was very experienced and had great ideas to help the whole thing go smoothly. She and her staff were very accommodating, letting us come in early and stay late to decorate. The chef, Ray, was just incredible. We had the rehearsal dinner there as well, and both meals were phenomenal. They have a preferred list of vendors (DJs, florists, decorators, etc.) that we used and everyone on the list was wonderful as well. Overall, a great experience. I would highly recommend this venue to others. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We just had our daughter's wedding at the CECC on December 8th, and it was wonderful. Tim RIddle, the event coordinator did a great job and was very attentive, friendly, and professional. The ballroom here for a wedding reception cannot be beat. Also, the meal was delicious and Chef even came out to say hello as we were decorating for our event. The staff was friendly. I would highly recommend this venue!!
We just had our daughter's wedding at the CECC on December 8th, and it was wonderful. Tim RIddle, the event coordinator Read more...
We just had our daughter's wedding at the CECC on December 8th, and it was wonderful. Tim RIddle, the event coordinator did a great job and was very attentive, friendly, and professional. The ballroom here for a wedding reception cannot be beat. Also, the meal was delicious and Chef even came out to say hello as we were decorating for our event. The staff was friendly. I would highly recommend this venue!! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding and reception at Carolina Event and Conference Center. The food was great and the staff was very helpful! Tim was there to answer all my questions in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and he was there the day before while we were decorating as well as the day of the wedding making sure everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend them!
We held our wedding and reception at Carolina Event and Conference Center. The food was great and the staff was very Read more...
We held our wedding and reception at Carolina Event and Conference Center. The food was great and the staff was very helpful! Tim was there to answer all my questions in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and he was there the day before while we were decorating as well as the day of the wedding making sure everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend them! Read less
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Carolina Event and Conference Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback! We are continually working to improve our services and appreciate knowing that we are doing well.
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Mike
Wedding:
5/19/2012
0.5/5.0
Would not Recommend this event...for more info cal Mike At 828-429-6638
Would not Recommend this event...for more info cal Mike At 828-429-6638
Would not Recommend this event...for more info cal Mike At 828-429-6638 Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lisa
Wedding:
2/13/2012
5.0/5.0
The service as great. The food was wonderful. The staff did a great job. I couldn't have asked for a better place to have my best friends bridal luncheon.
The service as great. The food was wonderful. The staff did a great job. I couldn't have asked for a better place to have Read more...
The service as great. The food was wonderful. The staff did a great job. I couldn't have asked for a better place to have my best friends bridal luncheon. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Susan
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I would HIGHLY recommend the Carolina Event & Conference Center for any function you are having...ESPECIALLY a wedding! My daughter got married there on New Year's Eve, 2011, and everything was wonderful! The staff went out of their way to make sure we were WELL taken care of! If we ever had a question, they would always be there to answer it, or promptly email us. The caterer was excellent also……..the food was FABULOUS! (That's really the only stipulation they have - you must use their caterer...but he is awesome, and very reasonably priced!) The wait staff was very polite and friendly, very efficient….. I don't think we could have had the wedding/reception at a better venue! They sure took a lot of stress off of this mother of the bride! I could go on for days about how great this place is!!
I would HIGHLY recommend the Carolina Event & Conference Center for any function you are having...ESPECIALLY a wedding! My Read more...
I would HIGHLY recommend the Carolina Event & Conference Center for any function you are having...ESPECIALLY a wedding! My daughter got married there on New Year's Eve, 2011, and everything was wonderful! The staff went out of their way to make sure we were WELL taken care of! If we ever had a question, they would always be there to answer it, or promptly email us. The caterer was excellent also……..the food was FABULOUS! (That's really the only stipulation they have - you must use their caterer...but he is awesome, and very reasonably priced!) The wait staff was very polite and friendly, very efficient….. I don't think we could have had the wedding/reception at a better venue! They sure took a lot of stress off of this mother of the bride! I could go on for days about how great this place is!! Read less
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alyssa
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
my husband and I just got married at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. This place was amzing. The place alone was beautiful, our ceremony outside was gorgeous and the reception set up was awesome. The staff was so good and professional. The coordinator was absolutely great, she took care of everything and made my day go so smooth. I reccommend this venue you everyone who wants a beautiful wedding and stress free day. They take care of everything and are so flexible. The food was unbelivable good. everyone is still talking about how good and filling it was. I couldnt have asked for a better wedding day, they made my dream day the best day ever.
my husband and I just got married at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. This place was amzing. The place alone was Read more...
my husband and I just got married at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. This place was amzing. The place alone was beautiful, our ceremony outside was gorgeous and the reception set up was awesome. The staff was so good and professional. The coordinator was absolutely great, she took care of everything and made my day go so smooth. I reccommend this venue you everyone who wants a beautiful wedding and stress free day. They take care of everything and are so flexible. The food was unbelivable good. everyone is still talking about how good and filling it was. I couldnt have asked for a better wedding day, they made my dream day the best day ever. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The venue was amazing! The staff was very professional and organized and always available to answer any questions. Eveything went as planned and had many compliments from our guests! I would definitely recommend this venue to any bride!
The venue was amazing! The staff was very professional and organized and always available to answer any questions. Read more...
The venue was amazing! The staff was very professional and organized and always available to answer any questions. Eveything went as planned and had many compliments from our guests! I would definitely recommend this venue to any bride! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.9/5.0
We had a great experience using the Carolina Event and Conference Center! Everyone was very professional and we had no worries where our reception was concerned. I highly recommend using this facility.
We had a great experience using the Carolina Event and Conference Center! Everyone was very professional and we had no Read more...
We had a great experience using the Carolina Event and Conference Center! Everyone was very professional and we had no worries where our reception was concerned. I highly recommend using this facility. Read less
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