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The Venue

Asheville , NC
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LOCATION

21 North Market St
Asheville, NC US 28801 (map)

PHONE

828-252-1101

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ABOUT US

The Venue A Brand New premier event setting that is now open, conveniently located in the center of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina close to shops, restaurants and within walking... Read more
The Venue A Brand New premier event setting that is now open, conveniently located in the center of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina close to shops, restaurants and within walking distance to hotels. The Venue has unique characteristics of a rustic mountain setting with exposed brick walls, barn ceilings and vintage style offering a specious balcony area with views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Whether it is a casual function or an elegant affair The Venue is the ideal setting for memorable events. For booking information please visit our web site www.ashevillevenue.com.

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Office: 828.252.1101
Mobile: 828.779.8546
Fax: 828.232.9917

21 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801 Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The Venue and its staff are the most stress-free reception area any couple could ask for! Our evening was so magical and the event staff handled everything wonderfully. The service, food, and decor are top notch and our guests are still talking about the "5 star" location. The Venue manager, Jon Andrews provides detail timelines so that the reception flows without any hiccups. The staff know what they are doing and any couple choosing this location for their reception will not regret it!
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Ashton
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved working with Jon at The Venue in planning my brothers wedding. He was extremely easy to work with and was very prompt with responses to questions I had.

The Venue is a beautiful site and does not require much decor as it already has a very nice shabby chic/rustic ambiance.

My brother and his now wife have said they wouldn't change a single thing about their big day!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The Venue was the perfect spot for our daughter's wedding! Marta, Jon and the rest of the staff were courteous, professional, helpful and fun to work with. I completely trusted them and they proved to be completely worthy of that trust. Not only was the event space beautiful, but the food was delicious! we could not be happier! I love working with kind professional people and these folks are top notch in every way! Get married here and party the night away with them! It's a great venue!
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Gevony
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Throughout this process, Marta kept telling me, "Relax! You are in good hands!" Boy, was she right! What an amazing wedding I had at The Venue! Jon, Marta, and the entire Venue staff were just amazing! The setting was absolutely stunning, the food was delicious, and the staff was fabulous. Jon took such great care of my husband and me on our wedding night! He truly made us feel like guests of honor! I would recommend The Venue to absolutely ANYONE! It was a magical, beautiful, perfect night...the best of my life! I thank The Venue for that!
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Page
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a wonderful place for a party/ reception. Fabulour food and a very coll atmoshere! Great owner and chef!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I LOVED The Venue. Marta, John and their team were amazing. They made sure everything was taken care of and that I did not have a worry on that day. Not to mention they set up everything with such an amazing eye for aesthetics. I could not have been happier having my wedding there. Not to mention that this venue is gorgeous on its own.
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stephanie
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Marta and her staff at The Venue made our wedding perfect. From the beginning there was timely and professional, yet comfortable correspondence between either the owner, Marta or the event manager, Jon. They were very flexible and accommodating with all our questions and requests. The day of the wedding, the facility was everything we hoped it would be and more. The interior was so beautiful with all the decor and the lighting was superb! It truly was wonderful. We received so many comments from our guests on how much they loved the interior. The event manager was very accommodating with regards to our cake lady, DJ and the delivery/staging of the centerpieces.

The transition from ceremony to reception was seamless. The food was fantastic! The buffet tables were set up nicely and functionally. Everyone was very impressed with the staff. They were always there for my husband and I, as well as for our family. The Venue certainly created the foundation for the best wedding I could've asked for. I would not have had it any other way.
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The Venue responded with the following comments:

Stephanie:
When you came in for a tour,
your were a stranger.

When we started making plans,
Our journey began.

When your guest came,
a beautiful experience occurred

When you left,
memories were made that will last a lifetime!
What a pleasure! Warm Hugs.
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Katherine
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married last month in NC (we live up in MD). Planning our wedding from a distance was expected to be a challenge, but it really wasn't thanks to the professionalism and attentiveness from Marta and Jon. They were SO AMAZING to work with, and I truly cannot offer them enough thanks for all that they did to make our day so spectacular.

Our ceremony took place outside of Asheville, but our reception was with The Venue. The reception was planned (by Marta & Jon) down to the minute and the finest detail. I consider myself a perfectionist when it comes to important events like this (I mean, duh...it's my wedding day!) but there were details and specifics that Marta and Jon thought of and already took care of without me even thinking about it. Just like most couples, we were working on a budget. They helped us to get creative on a number of things which made us feel in control (commonly not the case when planning a wedding - you normally feel out of control at times...but not with them!).

Our guests are STILL commenting on how beautiful the reception was, and I'm so grateful for how well they were cared for. I have friends asking me how I planned it....but honestly...lots of the decor came with the standard package that they had in place already. I recommend them to anyone and everyone who want a fantastic reception in Asheville. Worth every penny! Thank you, Marta & Jon!
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Carrington
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment I walked into the Venue, I knew it was the perfect place for our reception. I was not disappointed. From it's natural character, location, and top notch staff, the Venue made my vision into a reality. From the very beginning the owner, Marta, was engaged in our planning process and willing to go above and beyond to create the perfect space and atmosphere for our guests and my husband and I. The day of our wedding, Marta, Jon, and their staff provided impeccable service that I cannot say enough good things about. They catered to my husband and I as well as my family, ensuring we were taken care of every second of the night. The food was excellent and many of my guests mentioned it to me throughout the evening and after the event. The space was breathtaking, everything I wanted it to be, and more. My wedding could not have been the perfect day that it was without Marta and her team. I would recommend this space to any bride looking for a unique and beautiful setting for their wedding.
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The Venue responded with the following comments:

warm hugs to both of you. and Thank you so much, What a fantastic review.
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Camerin
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was a fairy tale in no small part because of the wonderful services provided by The Venue. They were flexible at every step determined to make our wedding perfect for the us. They were a little close to the tip of our price range but they worked with us to stay in budget. The space is beautiful and we found we needed to add very little to make it match our color scheme and theme. When we arrived on the wedding day they were excited to see us and prepared for everything. A month later wedding guests are already taking about a 10 year anniversary party there because the space was so wonderful, and we live an hour and a half away. The staff was so amazing! I feel like I have two new friends in Marta and Jon. I recommend The Venue wholeheartedly. You will not be disappointed.
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
The Venue responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review. we definitely enjoyed the journey. Jon and I enjoyed the party along with your family and friends.
I wish you both the very best in years to come. much Love. Marta
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Cynthia
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The Venue is the epitome of professional! We used this site for both of our daughters' wedding receptions. One of our daughters also had her wedding ceremony here.

Jon and Marta met our every need from the beginning to the end of the planning. The wedding days were absolutely phenomenol. The food was out of this world. The atmosphere made memories for everyone. The decorations were glorious. The staff attended to our guests as if there were no one else to attend to. Honestly, we could not have drempt of anything more perfect. Our friends and family are still talking about our weddings at The Venue.

Jon and Marta are now like family. During one of the wedding receptions one of our daughters looked at us and said, "Can we have Thanksgiving here?!"

You will not find a more perfect place for an event than The Venue. Look no further. Jon and Marta will provide you an unforgettable experience!!!
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The Venue responded with the following comments:

Cynthia, I am grateful for your review! It was our absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to work with you, Howard and the girls, not only once but twice! what a delight! Happy Holidays!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The Venue is a fabulous place to have your wedding and reception! Jon and Marta are amazing! They treat their customers like they are their first priority. They have their own chef who makes amazing food! Jon and Marta also do a wonderful job decorating just the way you want it! They are very accommodating and do everything to make your wedding experience perfect for you!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
The Venue responded with the following comments:

Hi Girl< I know you want to party with us again, we are hopefully planning a party sometime next year for our past brides, I hope to be able to pull this off, I will keep you post it. Thank you so much for your review. we enjoyed working with all of you. :)
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Venue made our wedding fantastic! I can't say enough about how helpful, committed and genuine they all were from the planning stages through the completion of the event. I was able to work easily with Marta and Jon in preparation and then felt completely comfortable leaving things in their hands and the hands of the staff the day of the event. It all went off without a hitch. So many of our guests commented on how great the food was, how friendly and attentive the staff was, and how beautiful the decorations and Venue was for our reception. Marta and Jon are so professional, caring and thorough that the reception planning and our event could not have been any better after their contributions to the evening.
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
The Venue responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Rachel. It was our absolute pleasure having the opportunity to work with you and your family. again, Thank you so much.
Warm Hugs!
Marta
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Patricia Galloway
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I am the mother of the bride. From the moment I met Marta and saw her establishment, I had a positve reaction. I couldn't wait to hear what the bride thought of The Venue. She wanted to go full speed ahead! From that moment, until May 11, the bride and groom handled all the planning with Marta. When I saw Marta again on May 11, I felt comfortable with her and liked her calm style. She made us feel like friends instead of customers. The reception went so well that nothing could have improved the ambiance, the food, the service, or for that matter anything. It was the best! Without any hesitation, I would choose The Venue all over again.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
The Venue responded with the following comments:

tears in my eyes to say the least! THANK YOU! from the bottom of my heart :)
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Bobby
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
The service, the recognition of theme and detail, the passion for success, and the embracing of our family needs were ALL impeccable and incomparable. The Venue and the proprietor, Marta far exceeded our expectations, so much so, that she seemed to have the affect of removing all stress and worry from each of us even as the actual ceremony and reception unfolded. Absolutely remarkable people in their skill and dedication to please the client. We feel blessed to have found Marta and her wonderful team!!!

R.A. "Bobby" Imperial, Father of the Bride
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Susan
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough about The Venue... The space itself was transformed for our wedding for the exact rustic/earthy (yet beautiful!!) feel that we were going for (for both our ceremony and reception). The food was incredible!! But, most importantly, Marta, Jon, and Anastasia made everything so easy! They were so responsive to every question, call and email. They were flexible, beyond helpful and easy to work with! All details were handled seamlessly so that we didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding. We had a blast as did our guests... I would highly recommend this venue for both ceremonies and receptions!
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meredith.lasch
Wedding:
8/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I am writing a a guest at a wedding at the is venue. I had a baby 7 weeks before the wedding. It is very difficult for me to go out in public because I am breastfeeding and she is so young. The staff was amazing. They made sure I had a comfortable place to feed my baby. They also made sure that I had food and water while I fed her. This kind of service and care made a huge difference in my experience at the wedding and made it possible that I could enjoy my brother's wedding with a newborn.
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Kim
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at The Venue and were the first to use their outdoor ceremony site, Bridgewater. Everything was perfect! Marta pours her heart into her events and it shows. The Venue and Bridgewater are absolutely gorgeous! Bridgewater is a bit of a drive from The Venue but it was totally worth it. We had the best of both worlds - outdoor, rustic ceremony with a reception in the middle of downtown - which is exactly what we wanted. The cost was pretty significant but competitive with the other venues in town, as far as I can tell.
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The Venue responded with the following comments:

Kim:
Thank you so much for such a kind review, I love every event, every client and every bride. I have done this for 18 years and still LOVE it , I am so glad to hear that it reflects. again, thanks so much. please keep in touch.
Marta
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Christijay
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my reception here and could not have had a better experience!! I looked at a lot of places and when I walked into The Venue, I knew right away that this was perfect, it fit my style and personality! Marta was wonderful, the first time I met her, I felt like I'd known her for years. She was very easy to talk to, tell her what I wanted, what I invision and my budget. Marta has such a talent and truely loves her job. What's better than planning a wedding reception with someone who really puts their heart and soul into your day and loves their job and KNOWS what they are doing- all to make your special day wonderful? NOTHING!!! I cannot thank Marta and her staff enough for all they did to make my night unforgettable!! (Friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had and how beautiful everything was) Thank you Marta and staff- I will always have nothing but wonderful things to say about you, your venue and your business!
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H Blalock
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I had my reception here and I searched all over Asheville for the perfect spot that was worth the money! I loved the Venue's look and unique look and location! It was the perfect spot! Marta is amazing!!!! Her food is excellent and she is so understanding and sweet! You will love her. I would recommend this location to my best friend!
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Susan
Wedding:
12/31/2012
4.9/5.0
The Venue was the perfect place for our daughter and son-in-law's New Year's Eve wedding reception. Jon's and Marta's attention to every detail before the event and their presence during the evening led to a smooth and worry free evening. There are no short-cuts taken at the Venue, as evidenced with everything from the amazing food, to the warmth of real candles burning throughout the building. The staff was extremely professional and efficient...creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for all of our guests. Jon and Marta are pros at creating the perfect space for unforgettable memories.
Services Used: Catering, Flowers
The Venue responded with the following comments:

Susan, Thank you so much for your kind review. our goal is to provide our client memories that will last a life time. I am delighted to hear, mission was accomplished. I am a true believer that good memories start with clients, fiends and family member as yourself. it was a beautiful experience and enjoyed every moment we spent with you and your family. what a delightful crowd! as always, warm hugs! and the best of health to all of you. :)
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Maryon
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.9/5.0
As a business owner I have been at The Venue in numerous occasions for different types of events, and NOT ONCE have I been disappointed. The level of professionalism, quality of service, and value, were beyond my expectations. No matter how small or big the events are. Marta and her team are excelent at what they do and certainly they are the best!!!.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Maryalice
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.9/5.0
It was absolutely wonderful. In fact, I don't think words can adequately describe the atmosphere, the service and most of all the food! I've had food that was delicious but this food was fantastic. So many flavors in each item that made it a work of art and the taste was incredible. The attention to detail added so much to the atmosphere and the service could not have been better if it had been hosted at someone's home. Wish I knew someone else having an event there so I could go back!
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Howard
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.8/5.0
This summer two daughters were married. The Venue hosted a reception for the first, and the ceremony and reception for the second. They were unknown to us when we first began our search, but from the first interview to discuss services, pricing and dates, Marta’s passion for her work was obvious. Our experiences were nothing short of fabulous. We originally planned to interview multiple providers, but after meeting Marta my daughter said “I really don’t need to talk with anyone else – let’s do it here.” The second daughter approached her search from the perspective of “anywhere other than The Venue,” but after visiting a dozen alternatives she concluded The Venue offered the most unique experience. Both events “wowed” guests, and compliments ranged from “what a neat place” to “the food was fabulous”. Marta and Jon go out of their way to ensure a great experience. Minutes after arriving, they picked me out of a crowd of 200 guests and sent servers with hors de oeuvres to ensure I got something to eat. Marta asked what I would be drinking and brought me a cocktail. Three months later at the second event, she remembered what I drank and had a special bottle set aside without me even asking. They protect the married couple, making sure they have time to eat and moments alone. We used food stations and when Jon saw guests showing a preference for traditional seating instead of the stand-up conversation tables we planned, he quickly added additional seating without being asked. Throughout the process, everyone at The Venue was extremely professional and polite. They are dedicated to seeing that everyone has a good time and that they exceed expectations. In conclusion, I’d have no problem recommending The Venue or using them again. Truly a great experience.
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The Venue responded with the following comments:

Howard: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an incredible review. there are not words that I can say to express my gratitude for your business as well as your support. My goal is for people to come in as strangers and leave as friends. I think I have accomplished that with your family. Have a great Holiday Season. Warm Hugs to all of you. :)
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at The Venue at everything was absolutely perfect for us. It was a great location for our guests arriving into town and they could walk from the hotel. The food was excellent and the bar service was great. They were accomadating when we wanted to extend the hours of our event. We were also allowed to use much nicer linens at no extra charge! We were able to bring in our own cake and table arrangements. We received so many compliments that night from our guests and I would definately recommend this place to friends!
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Beth
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.7/5.0
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding reception at The Venue! From the first time we visited, even though we had several other appointments lined up after, we knew The Venue was it. From the location (just a few blocks away from The Renaissance where our guests stayed) to the ambiance (rustic ambiance with exposed brick and high ceilings and beams with candlelight), to the staff and service, it was perfect. Marta and Jon are so good at what they do. In every correspondence, they did a few things which were very important and struck me – first, they made me feel like my wedding was the only event they had all year. Second, they were calming at every step. I was never hugely stressed out, since I knew we were in good hands, but if ever I had a question or felt I’d missed something, they were quick to say “Don’t worry, we have it handled!” It’s clear that Marta has tons of passion for what she does, even after all these years of experience. She never stopped at status quo, letting us do our thing and lead the way, but also making fun suggestions to make the event more special, like making our grilled cheese and tomato soup apps into a heart shape! We also found our ceremony location (the chapel at Asheville School) thanks to Marta. During the reception, they guided us and made sure everything happened as planned, but never made us feel rushed or pressured. We really liked how they incorporated local beers and eats into the menu to give everyone real taste of Asheville. Our guests had the best time – the only trouble was convincing everyone to leave when it was over! I’d highly recommend The Venue to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding put on by true professionals who are also a joy to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Fabulous location for a wedding. The space is beautiful and the staff is great!
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SHGOREY
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.4/5.0
If you are looking for a venue with natural beauty, this is your place. Decorations are not really needed sue to the rustic look of the place. The people are very nice and the management and coordinators were on top of my questions the whole way through. Great Job!
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Rodney
Wedding:
5/5/2008
4.4/5.0
The Venue provided Above Average to Exceptional overall service. They are very easy to work with and responsive. The quality of Food was excellent and fit the price. We hire them regularly.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/15/2011
3.2/5.0
The Venue is a beautiful place to get married. As a local of Asheville it really was nice to be downtown.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.9/5.0
Thankfully, my floral designers helped make this beautiful space come to life. The space itself was absolutely gorgeous and everything I hoped for - the trouble of working with this venue, the debating over every detail, the arguing - both with myself and my parents as well as with our guests, the general attitude of the staff which was only keeping the interests of the venue in mind, and never the interests of myself and my husband (the bride and groom) in mind, are entirely not worth it. My night was perfect with the exception of the way they handled just about everything with us from the start of the process to the end of it.....if your wedding is less than 100 people, I bet they would be great. Any bigger and you're going to be incredibly disappointed at your service and professionalism and especially your value....be ware, they'll nickel and dime every last cent out of you.
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