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Crest Weddings at The Crest Center & Pavilion is the perfect wedding venue for ceremonies and receptions. The grounds feature several different locations within the complex to have your wedding outside or indoors as well as your reception in the same complex and can accommodate up to 320 guests.

Finding the perfect wedding venue is the foundation to your wedding planning process. You can create an elegant lodge setting in the Crest Center with 86 feet of windows facing west over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Or, at the Pavilion you may astonish your guest with the whimsical feel of our glass-enclosed venue dressed with a canopy of twinkle lights. Either venue is sure to leave your guests in awe of your perfect day.

Contact us today for availability and for a detailed proposal from one of our professional and creative wedding planners.



The Crest Center has a mountain lodge feel with a “Main Hall”, Bar/Lounge area (showcasing a giant stone fireplace), Overlook Deck, Mezzanine, House Sound System, and Media Room.



The Main Hall is approx. 4,500 sq. ft. with 86 ft. of windows facing West toward the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Seating Capacities are as follows:

  • Formal Dinner/Banquet Seating – 230 guests without stage/dance floor and 200 guests with stage/dance floor.
  • Theatre Style (chairs only) – 365 guests
  • Reception Style (some rounds, some cocktails) – 300 guests
  • Classroom Style (long tables) – 150 – 200 guests


The Mezzanine is a multi-use area that can be used as additional space or “overflow” seating for groups utilizing the Main Hall. It is approx. 1,700 sq. ft. and is included in the rental fee of The Crest Center.

Seating Capacities are as follows:

    • Formal Dinner/Banquet Seating – 64 guests
    • Classroom Style – 100 guests
      Theatre Style – 200 guests



The Media Room is 765 sq. ft. with a list of state of the art features. This room is a separate rental from The Main Hall and Mezzanine if you would like to use any of these features.

Seating Capacities are as follows:

  • Executive Classroom Style (Adjustable, cushioned, swivel chairs, on wheels, with arms) – 24 guests.
  • Regular Classroom Style (House black chairs -) 48 guests
  • Theater Style – 75 guests



The Crest Pavilion is a little over 7,000 sq. ft. of open space. This simple, yet elegant, location features spectacular mountain views and is completely glass enclosed, with the option to be open air. The 30 ft. ceiling is supported by a maze of iron and wood beams. The Pavilion is a multi-use facility which can be used in conjunction with activities held at The Crest Center or by itself.

Seating Capacities: 

  • Plated/Buffet Style – 400 guests
  • Reception Style – 600 guests
  • Concert/Theatre Style – 700 guests


  • A Rock Terrace with Outdoor wood burning fireplace
  • Gas Grill/Outdoor cooking area (used my in house chef only)
  • Built in stage to accommodate any presentations or entertainment act
  • Canopy of white lights in ceiling
  • 12 Rhododendron trees around parameter with white lights
  • Heaters in ceiling for Cold Weather events
  • Glass enclosed with option for open air
  • Sound system




The Crest Gazebo is nestled in an amphitheater setting facing South, toward Asheville. The Gazebo, itself, is a natural frame for a ceremony and the picturesque views of downtown, Biltmore House, and Grove Park Inn are breathtaking.

Seating Capacities: 

  • If guests sit directly on benches – 160
  • If white chairs are added to the bench seating – 150
  • Additional seating is available




Click on the graphic to open up a PDF of our full Crest Center Floor plan.




Click on the graphic to open up a PDF of our full Crest Pavilion Floor plan.




Weddings are typically Ceremony AND Reception that take place in a 5 hour block of time. The Crest Center is reserved from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (with the option to purchase additional time) and The Crest Pavilion is reserved from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

We can do ANY style of food for our clients and MOST Wedding events have a bar but, it’s not necessary.

Each Wedding event is completely customized to the client’s needs and budget. We also host Morning Weddings (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), Ceremony Only, Rehearsal Dinners, and Sunday brunches!

Contact our Sales Team directly to get more information.

What is included with the facilities?

  • Tables (60” rounds for seating and banquets for buffets, gift tables, etc.) other table sizes and styles are available to rent
  • Chairs (White Folding in Crest Pavilion and Black/Gray Banquet in Crest Center) other chair styles are available for rent
  • Linens (White with Black Napkins in Crest Pavilion and all Black in Crest Center) other linen colors and styles are available for rent
  • China (Ivory)
  • Glassware
  • Silverware


Our A/V Capabilities

  • Screens (3)
  • AV Cart (2)
  • Extension Cords
  • Easels (3)
  • Wireless hand held microphone (2)
  • Lapel microphone (1)
  • Wired Microphones (3)
  • Podium (1) Able to rent additional
  • LCD Note: This is not available in house but, able to rent it. Client may provide their own as well.
  • Wireless Internet



Click on a thumbnail to open the PDF of our General Policies or additional details on our Seating and Features for the venues.


General Policies


Venue Profiles



“We had our reception at the Crest Pavilion and it was an excellent decision! They were very professional, very organized, responsive during the planning process, and easily guided us through what we needed to make decisions on. The venue itself was beautiful, both before and after sunset, and we received tons of compliments from our guests about the space. The twinkle lights make it magical, and we hardly added further decoration. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and organized- I didn’t have to worry about anything on my wedding day- just show up and trust that things are being handled as I requested. I would definitely recommend the Crest to others.”

Margery – Wedding, December 2015

“The Crest Center was the BEST venue for my wedding. The staff were extremely helpful and flexible. We used both the Pavillion (Ceremony & Reception) and the Crest center (Dinner) as well as the outdoor deck and lawn areas. The staff during dinner were very prompt with delivering the delicious food and refilling drinks. During the reception they were great in coordinating with the band for the special events (cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc). The coordination with the sparkler send off went off perfectly! This venue was worth every penny!”

Wedding Wire Review, July 2011