The Asheville Bachelorette Party Guide

Asheville Bachelorette Party

There comes a time in many of our lives when marriage is on the horizon. You already hear wedding bells, you are thinking about the home you will be living in, and the excitement of starting a new family is a dream come true. But before we walk down that aisle, it is wise to take a few days to celebrate the ending of your singleness. Because if not, it is left unsettled and may creep up on you later in life when you least suspect it. A wedding and a marriage can sometimes be overwhelming, so taking time to breathe before you make one of the biggest moves in your life is pretty much mandatory.

Asheville Bachelorette Party Fun

Now some ladies like to stay around their hometown and celebrate their bachelorette party, while others want to travel to another city. Some of my friends have recently been to Savannah GA and Charleston SC for their celebrations. They rented out a house on AirBNB, planned out the eateries, breweries, and nightlife they wanted to experience, and off they went. Now Asheville is a big bachelorette party destination so here is a quick guide to help you pick some great places when you are in town.

Where you will stay is very important as negative lodging experiences can ruin the whole trip. Yes, maybe you are going to be out and about and not spend that much time in the room, but when you do come back for even a little cat nap, you want to be clean, comfortable, secure, and well taken care of. The Hotel Indigo is always a great spot, as well as the Omni Grove Parkthe Inn at Biltmore and the Grand Bohemian Hotel.

Places to eat are many in Asheville North Carolina, so you will not go hungry. Places like Fig Bistro, Curate, Junction, The Admiral, and many others offer fine meals and a great time. You can also check out the breweries-eateries that serve both craft brews and good food. Or maybe you want an amazing meal catered by a personal chef to your room or house rental? In that case, make sure you meet Chef Katie!

Wine may be in your plans and Asheville has several great spots for that. Visiting the winery at The Biltmore is a fine experience to have. Then downtown has several locations such as 5 Walnut Wine Bar, Sante, and Battery Park Book Exchange which are all great.

The breweries in Asheville are a big part of our community. And it is not just the beer, but the craft and experience. Check out this tour map of 10 Asheville Breweries that you could check out when you are in town. Also Pour Taproom in west Asheville has a bunch of beer taps and it is self-serve, so you can spend an hour or two sampling craft brews.

Asheville has lots of sweets to go around, and it was recently National Dessert Day, so here is a blog post full of desserts stops in the area, each with their own little twist.

Coffee is big here in Asheville North Carolina, and you will surely fall in love with many of our little coffee shops around town. Here is a blog post about 24 Places To Get Coffee In Asheville.

We have several great places to have cocktails in Asheville NC on the AskAsheville Cocktails Page. But there are several other spots in the area such as Post 70 on the east side of town, plus Sovereign Remedies, Limones, and Posana downtown, that you need to check out.

Nightlife is an essential for bachelorette parties, and Asheville has lots to do. 5 Walnut Wine Bar is pretty much a sure shot when it comes to music, wine and beer. It is usually packed, but worth the wait to get in. The same goes for Nightbell, another must-visit spot. Then there are plenty of music venues such The Orange Peel and Asheville Music Hall downtown, Isis Music Hall in west Asheville, and Grey Eagle in the River Arts District.

There are several tours you may want to take around town. LaZoom Comedy Tours offers a blend of Asheville history, humor, and plus you can bring your own bottles and drink away during the whole tour. The Amazing Pubcycle allows you to pedal around town, singing and dancing. Asheville Premier Transportation offers private brewery, restaurant, wine, and scenic tours for groups, and they are fantastic! And don’t forget to tour the famed Biltmore Estate to see the house, winery, and their beautiful property.

You can also check out AskAsheville on Facebook to see lots of other experiences that folks have written about.

If you want to write about your Asheville Bachelorette Party experience, please see our Blog Posting Page.

And if you have any questions about the Asheville North Carolina area, ask them on the AskAsheville Question Form.

Thank you!

Asheville DJ & Karaoke

Asheville DJ & Karaoke

Lots of folks are planning parties and celebrations throughout the Asheville and WNC area. A great and dependable DJ is sometimes hard to find. We have known DJ Cory Short and Get Vocal Entertainment for many years, seen their team in action at lots of events, and know they are able to produce a great musical experience for any type of crowd. If you are having a wedding or special event; contact them and see what they have to offer.

80 Folks To Make Your Asheville Wedding Perfect

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More and more folks are deciding to get married in the Asheville area. Not only do you have the locals having weddings all across Western North Carolina; but we are a great destination wedding spot as well. But many times if you do not live here, and sometimes even if you do; some simple choices can be the game changer between an okay, good or great wedding. But how will you know? You cannot have several “throw away” weddings, pick the best one, and then relive it. You only get to do this once. Do not settle for less. Make it count! We are listing 80 folks that can greatly assist in making your Asheville wedding rock. The right people, places, and things you could really use to make the best memory possible of this special day. And the folks listed here are all businesses and individuals in the area that we, or our networked team, have personally used and/or worked with for business purposes.

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  1. Asheville Wedding Venues: Where are you going to have your actual wedding?
    1. Crest Mountain – high on top of a mountain on the west side of Asheville, and surrounded by amazing beauty and views! This gorgeous spot is 10 minutes from downtown Asheville.
    2. Biltmore Estate – this is the landmark of Asheville & Western North Carolina. Beginning your life as a couple here is monumental!
    3. Grove Park Inn – a mountain resort wedding, all inclusive, everything you need.
    4. Hidden River – located in the Swannanoa area with several acres, plus bed and breakfast accommodations.
    5. Brown’s Farm – on the north side of Buncombe County, this farm is ideal for weddings and special occasions.
  2. Asheville Wedding Dinner: Where will you have dinner the night before the BIG day? I know there are plenty to choose from, but here are a few that quickly came to my mind and could work out depending on how big of a party we had, what type of dinner it was, and how much we wanted to spend.asheville wedding dinner
    1. Fig Bistro – the Biltmore Village gem is so delicious! A great spot with outdoor patio area.
    2. Ruth’s Chris – amazing steak and wine collection. Located in Biltmore Village.
    3. Red Stag – fine food on the ground level of the Grand Bohemian Hotel.
    4. Twisted Laurel – The new hot spot eatery in downtown Asheville, with 2 levels of space.
    5. Junction – I could see having a very nice wedding dinner in these delicious spot in the River Arts District.
    6. Modesto – fine food and delicacies at the Grove Arcade.
    7. Biltmore Estate – several incredible restaurants on the estate, with amazing cuisine!
    8. Grove Park Inn – a fine choice of several restaurants on the property.
    9. Strada Italiano – Italian cuisine in downtown Asheville! Authentic and so good.
    10. 151 Boutique Bar & Kitchen – delicious cocktails and food, a patio, and boutique bar.
  3. Asheville Wedding Reception: Where will the after-party celebration be?
    1. Nightbell – a new upscale lounge in downtown Asheville.
    2. Doubletree Biltmore – lots of space for all types of events!
    3. The Venue – the perfect event venue in downtown Asheville.
    4. Crowne Plaza – resort in west Asheville, minutes to downtown
  4. Asheville Wedding Transportation: Who will drive you around town? Maybe shopping or eating with friends. Or if you just need a little time for yourself to think while your driver takes you around town, to the spa, to run last minute errands.asheville wedding transportation
    1. Asheville Premier Transportation – that burgundy Lincoln Towncar is her signature. But several other vehicles now, including a 14 passenger van. Such a great ride and company!
    2. Gemini Limo & Chauffeur – several vehicles available, we love the Land Rover LR3 for our trips.
  5.  Asheville Wedding Limousine: Who will supply the limousines?
    1. Blue Ridge Limousine – limo services in Asheville NC.
    2. Elite Limousine – a great fleet of limos servicing Asheville and WNC!
  6. Asheville Wedding Flowers: Who will supply the beautiful flower arrangements?
    1. Merrimon Florist – great florist in north Asheville.
    2. Swannanoa Flower Shop – beautiful arrangements by this spot on the east side of town.
    3. Blossoms – floral arrangements in Biltmore Park.
    4. The Enchanted Florist – floral designers in west Asheville.
  7. Asheville Wedding Music DJ: Who will be the disc jockey?
    1. Get Vocal Entertainment – whatever musical theme or combination you can imagine, this team can do it!
  8. Asheville Wedding & Engagement Photography: Who will be the photographer?asheville wedding love
    1. Ashley Susan Photography – new to the Asheville area, looking to be a second shooter for weddings.
    2. Audrey Goforth – renowned Asheville wedding photographer.
    3. Hugo G Photography – amazing landscape, portrait, and modeling photography.
    4. ASE Photography – probably the youngest of our selections.
    5. Jen Bowen – gorgeous wedding photos and creativity.
    6. Jen Burrell – wedding photography based in Hendersonville NC.
    7. Camilla Calnan – wedding photographer based out of the Candler area.
  9. Asheville Wedding Videography: Who will be the videographer or cinematographer?
    1. HeartIsTree Studios – great videography team in the community!
    2. Magic Hour Creative – incredible wedding videography and cinematography.
  10. Asheville Wedding Cake: Who will be your baker?
    1. Wedding Cakes by Filo – all we can say is wow, deliciousness abounds here!
    2. Karen Donatelli – amazing cakes and desserts in downtown Asheville.
    3. Short Street Cakes – delicious cakes and baked goods for any occasion.
    4. Carolina Mountain Bakery – great bakery offering cakes, pastries and more.
    5. Brookes Cooks – custom baker with delivery in the area with plenty of sweets on the menu.
    6. Artista Cakes – so many delicious cakes for weddings and other occasions.
  11.  Asheville Wedding Caterer: Who will cater the food?
    1. Anne’s Custom Catering – the owner is a foodie genius. She creates amazing dishes of any taste and style. This company is definitely a hidden gem in our community.
    2. Colorful Palate – great catering company in Asheville that is a favorite of many.
    3. Artisan Catering – a delicious mix of artisan foods!
    4. Strada Italiano – a taste of Italy in downtown Asheville.
    5. Cantina at Biltmore – tex-mex appetizers and courses.
    6. Corner Kitchen – a wide array of catering foods from BBQ to 4-course French.
    7. Smash Events – delicious catering and mobile kitchen.
    8. FarmBurger – local and gourmet burgers and sides.
    9. Mountain Deli – deliciously crafted sandwiches from this place in Hendersonville NC.
  12. Asheville Wedding Minister or Officiant: Who will perform the wedding ceremony?
    1. Asheville Wedding Officiant – several wedding officiants to choose from.
  13. Asheville Wedding Website: Where can you get a custom website for your wedding?
    1. Cube Creative Design – want to document this wonderful day on a website? Sending folks to a central location that has all of the information prior, and updates after is a great idea for many. Everything from a guest list, wish list, wedding location details, photos and more can be posted regularly.
  14. Asheville Wedding Lodging: Where will you and your guests stay while in town?
    1. Hotel Indigo – beautiful place to stay in downtown Asheville!
    2. Biltmore – the Estate speaks for itself. The perfect stay.
    3. Grove Park Inn – a gorgeous resort on the north side of time.
    4. Grand Bohemian – a beautiful boutique hotel in Biltmore Village.
    5. Crowne Plaza – resort property in west Asheville.
    6. Posh – a boutique suite hotel in Biltmore Village.
    7. Pines Cottages – small unique cottages in the Woodfin area.
    8. Sleep Inn – economy lodging in west Asheville.asheville tuxedo rental
  15. Asheville Wedding Tuxedos: Where will the men get their tuxedos?
    1. Men’s Wearhouse – a great selection of tuxedos for weddings and other special events.
    2. JoS. A. Bank – a wonderful selection of formal wear to choose from.
  16. Asheville Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses: Where will the women get their dresses?
    1. Wedding Inspirations – a bridal boutique in downtown Asheville.
    2. Wildflower Bridal – a bridal boutique in Biltmore Park.
    3. Candler Bridal – discount bridal boutique minutes west of Asheville.
  17. Asheville Wedding Rings: Where will you purchase the rings?
    1. Jewels That Dance – creative jewelry in downtown Asheville.
    2. Wick and Greene – a fantastic shop offering beautiful jewelry.
    3. Van Dyke – handcrafted custom jewelry.
  18.  Asheville Wedding Hair & Makeup: Who will do your hair and makeup?
    1. The Final Cut – Shasta is the hair and makeup specialist.
    2. Lux Salon – a great hair salon in Hendersonville NC!
    3. Studio Chavarria – boutique salon in downtown Asheville.
    4. Ananda Hair Studio – a salon featuring many great stylists.
    5. Lety Onate – hair and makeup salon featuring Ms. Iliana G for special events!
    6. Blush – makeup artists in Asheville and WNC!
  19. Asheville Wedding Gifts: Where can you purchase a wedding gift?
    1. Kitchen & Company – lots of gifts and housewares.
  20. Asheville Wedding Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties: Where is the party? If you are going around the Asheville area, your best bet is to secure transportation or limo services that can drive you to a progressive party, and make sure everyone makes it back safe.
    1. Nightbell – the new upscale lounge on the scene.
    2. Off The Wagon – piano bar in downtown Asheville!
    3. Ben’s Tune Up – a great place to have drinks, food and a good time.
    4. Social Lounge – great stop if you are touring around downtown Asheville.

[Wedding] Destination: Asheville

Asheville Weddings

Asheville is quickly becoming a premier wedding destination, and it’s easy to see why! Last month I worked a beautiful May wedding at Yesterday Spaces and the mountain views, rustic barn, glowing sunset, and nostalgic rope swing made for perfect backdrops for photos. As our fair city combines natural beauty with unique artistry, why get married anywhere else?

Photographed by: ASE Photography

Venue: Yesterday Spaces

Dress: Maggi Bridal (Raleigh)

Catering: Luella’s Bar-B-Que

Cake: Short Street Cakes

Flowers: Farm Girl Flowers (Lauri Newman)

Decorations: DIY

More photos below, and to check out the full wedding album click here.

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An Asheville Wedding in Chicken Alley!

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Asheville is a destination wedding location, and there are so many great places in the area to “Tie The Knot.” When you think about getting married in Asheville and WNC, most folks think about the Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, Grand Bohemian Hotel and other luxurious places. Not this couple! They got hitched in Chicken Alley in downtown Asheville, a funky spot with graffiti everywhere; a place where you would assume marriage would be the last thing on their mind. But this is the secret location they had chosen, and the moment was perfect!!

I remember a few years ago when the owner of Rosetta’s Kitchen got married in the middle of the chaotic LAAFF festival. One minute I was in the middle of a big “Bike Jousting” competition; and then the next minute a couple surfaced and they were saying “I Do!” Big celebrations all around.

Have you experienced any “off the beaten path” weddings in the Asheville area? Or maybe you want to get married someplace funky in the area? Comment below and tell us about them please. Special thanks to @sharkeyavl on Instagram for sharing this photo!