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Allie: Chicago - October 2017

I write this review on behalf of my entire family extended and family friends. My sister (the bride) has already contributed her positive experience, but I thought I would also follow up and share a perspective other than the bride/groom's. I work in Chicago doing wedding planning/catering sales myself and I must say, I had very high expectations due to my experiences here. My expectations were not only met, but they were surpassed! I was blown away but not only the venue itself, but the service and food that came with it! My family comes from all of the United States and have traveled the world, and we heard nothing but positive feedback on the food and service. You can really tell that the owners and staff really put their heart and soul into making sure you have the best experience possible. I would go back in a heartbeat! I highly recommend this venue and experience as a whole to anyone not only getting married, but also for anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, any sort of celebration really, it's the perfect getaway!

Leah : Charlotte - May 2017

Where to begin! My husband and I got married in May 2017 (ceremony at The Ridge, and reception at The Venue). It was the MOST fun, beautiful, and memorable day of our lives. I know that everyone says that about their wedding day, but I promise, this is different!! If you haven't been to the The Ridge yet, you must go. It will take your breath away, literally. I could go on and on about this. It's also not just the "day of" experience that makes this venue so spectacular. It's the entire year leading up to your big day. Marta, Darien and Paige had a way of making us feel like our wedding was the only one they were planning, or at least the most important!! :-) Our family has formed friendships with everyone at The Venue/Ridge and we look forward to visiting soon to see all the beautiful developments going on (this is the other great thing about Marta is that she and her team are constantly finding ways to improve things at these venues. The best venue just keeps getting better!!)

Brooke: Texas - June 2017

I cannot say enough positive things about the Venue and their staff. My husband and I had our ceremony, as well as our reception at the Venue. The day after our wedding, we went on and on about how wonderful and how perfect our wedding was. It brings tears of joy to my eyes to think back!

People always say there will be something that goes wrong, but as I look back I can't recall a single detail that was out of line. I cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel toward the Venue and their staff. The day of the wedding, everyone was so accommodating and did so with a huge smile on their face. However, being the bride, and doing most of the planning, I want to specifically call-out Paige and Amanda. These two girls are hands-down nothing short of rock star planners and master organizers! :) All the while smiling and just having fun through the process WITH you. You always talk about the actual wedding day, but you are planning this one day for months! My planning process with Paige and Amanda was stress-free, truly. They kept all of the details straight, kept a master plan, made sure I had recommendations for vendors if I asked, and made sure everything was in line. Because the planning process was so smooth, the actual day of our wedding, I was so relaxed, because I had full faith in in the Venue staff.

Honestly, our wedding was the best day of my life and I have the Venue, their staff (Marta, Paige and Amanda), as well as our other vendors to thank. I have told the Venue this, but I feel as if they are apart of our family! It was an absolute pleasure working with them and hosting the biggest party of our lives! Cheers - Brooke

Mark: New Orleans - May 2017

Want you to know how much we all appreciate your professionalism, and attention to planning and detail that created a wonderful, fun and very warm atmosphere. Just last night at dinner with friends, I again shared the happy memories and pictures with some close friends (Darien, the drone video is a major hit). You and your entire team made this a very special time for all of us! You even managed to deliver the perfect weather.

Ashley: California - 2017

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Venue on May 20, 2017. From the moment we booked the space at The Venue, the staff was incredibly attentive, sweet, creative, and thoughtful. Amanda made sure everything went smoothly and ensured that all of our requests were fulfilled. Paige was beyond detail-oriented and helped us plan everything down to the tiny details. Tara and Maggie jumped in and helped with day-of details that we did not even think of before the day arrived – they were lifesavers! Honestly, it felt like we were all friends by the end of the weekend –everyone exceeded our expectations. When the wedding day arrived, The Venue was absolutely gorgeous, and the staff worked together to create our dream wedding. We were surrounded by all of our loved ones in a beautiful space, and the staff worked tirelessly to be sure all guests had a wonderful time. In addition to The Venue’s fabulous location, the food was delicious and the space was perfect for dancing. Thank you all for everything! We would recommend The Venue to all of our family, friends, and anyone looking to host a wedding in Asheville.

Toba Lynn 11/19/16

Dear Marta and Crew,

I wanted to Thank You and all of your Employees who helped make Chloe and Bob’s weddings so magical! It was a pleasure working with you the past nine months planning this special day. Chloe had a vision from day one of how she wanted the ceremony and reception and with all of your help, her dream came true.

It still amazes me how everything came together so perfectly the day of the wedding. It was a crazy week trying to decide whether or not to rent the tent. I appreciate your patience with us as we tried to decide. I think the clear tent looked wonderful and made the ceremony feel very intimate and cozy. All of my guest told me they loved The Ridge’s beautiful views of the mountains and they loved having the blankets to stay warm. The chuppah in front of the mountains was just breathtaking .

Everyone working at The Ridge was a pleasure to work with as well. They went above and beyond my expectations to make sure we had everything we needed. Everyone was very friendly and quick to take care of any needs we had. The ceremony at The Ridege was perfect in everyway imaginable!

Where do I begin with The Venue. The reception was gorgeous! I’ve never seen anything as beautiful as the tables and flowers. It was so romantic and “rustical “ as Chloe wished it would be.

I appreciate you helping me pull off the surprise for Chloe and Bob. It meant so much to both of them watching Harrison do his tap dance for them.

Again, everyone working at The Venue made the night magical for us. All of your staff was so helpful and nice to all our guest. The food was delicious and displayed so nicely. Amanda was a pleasure to work with all of these months planning the menu. She was so helpful anytime we called or emailed her with our questions.

Marta, I want to give you a special Thank You as well. You can tell you love your job, as you are always thinking of clients and how to make them happy. You always had a smile on your face and were quick to find the answers to my many questions. I also love your sense of humor.

The Ridge and The Venue are both a very special place to get married and have your reception. Each place is unique in it’s own right but when you put both of them together for a wedding and reception, it is a perfect blend of nature and beauty.

Sincerely, Toba Lynn Culbreth

Christine 10/08/16

We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception at The Venue and the whole experience was a great one! Customer service is their top priority and it makes the experience from the beginning to the end a pleasant, enjoyable, relaxing experience. The staff were courteous, fast to respond, knowledgeable and reliable. They were easy to contact and quick with answers/responses. On the day of the weekend of the event, they would not allow us to lift a finger so that we can enjoy every single moment. The planning team had lots of great ideas and working with them was a pleasure. The coordinators are extremely professional and made the day go exactly as I had hoped it would. I had nothing to stress over. All details were taken care of. I am still hearing compliments from my guests as to how impressed they were with the Venue and staff. The timing and how smooth everything went was absolutely flawless. We chose to have family style seating and it was going to take 20 minutes to serve all the guest and after our request just a few days before the wedding, Marta and her wonderful team were able to serve a 158 guest in 7.5 minutes. The food was amazing and our wedding guests are still talking about how great the food and service was the entire night. Amanda, Stephanie and Marta are wonderful. If you are planning to get married in Asheville, I would strongly recommend The Venue. You will not be disappointed.

Allison & Graham 2016

Marta, I just wanted to write to thank you so much for all of the hard work and above and beyond dedication you and your team put into my recent wedding. The event was absolutely perfect, there is literally not a single thing I would have changed about it. I only wish I had another event to host in Asheville soon! While everyone we worked with was fantastic I want to especially commend Stephanie to you, this event would not have been possible without her. Thank you for all you do, your venue and staff are a step above all your competition!!

Allison Trop - Personal E-mail

The Venue staff went above and beyond and made our big day spectacular!! Every detail had been attended to, they were quick to respond to planning e-mails. Stephanie of The Planning service was amazing!!! She literally thought of everything. My husband and I were able to relax and enjoy our day without a care in the world. There is not a more well run venue in all of Asheville. The decor and facility are beautiful and I would not have changed a thing. The chef created a fantastic meal, which ALL of my guests (even the vegetarians) have been raving about. This is a one-stop shop for all of your wedding ceremony/reception needs. They were very accommodating in getting us in to set up our special request items (my chuppah). I was in an accident earlier in the week, and unable to attend to some of the remaining planning features. The staff at The Venue took care of it all, and made it the most spectacular day ever. If you are looking for a venue you need look no further.

- The Knot Review

Wedding Date 2/20/2016

My experience at The Venue was nothing short of wonderful. Marta and Amanda did everything they could to help us reach our vision for our wedding and they were a dream to work with. We had a budget, but that didn't stop our wedding from being fabulous with their help! Marta really went above and beyond to help us cut costs so that we could have our dream reception at The Venue. For example, we chose a menu that was simple to match our budget, but the food was a huge hit and it was absolutely delicious! We did not even taste the food prior to our wedding day, but we were happily surprised that it was so delicious! Everyone kept talking about how wonderful the food was even though we chose a limited food selection with steak, salmon, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and bread. For alcohol consumption, it was suggested that we pay a certain dollar amount for wine and beer for our guests and after that was used, it would move to a cash bar. That was perfect because it only became a cash bar at the last call for alcohol and our guests had plenty to drink. Another touch I loved was that the staff gave me and my groom a moment to ourselves with champagne when we arrived at The Venue after our ceremony. It was a nice start to our reception! The Venue is truly such a beautiful location for a dream reception. There is almost no need for extra decor at The Venue because it is so beautiful and the staff makes sure to light all the candles for your event to give a romantic glow. My fiance and I planned our wedding and reception in 3 months, and with The Venue, we planned our dream reception in that amount of time! Thank you to the Venue, Marta, Amanda, and all of the staff for everything you did to make our wedding reception so perfect. My family and friends will not stop talking about it, and we love it!!!

Seema W.

“The Venue was absolutely incredible! We had our Wedding Reception there on July 4, 2015. The staff at the Venue is one you will not find anywhere else around!

Their staff is amazing:

  1. The astoundingly talented Executive Chef, Steve Boeger, who blew us and our guests away with every delectably item that was handcrafted for our special day. He even took one of their menu items we had chosen and adapted it to my mother's filipino style cooking! Our pre-reception tasting was more like a meal that left us all in awe of what was to come for our wedding day! Our reception exceeded all of our expectations and left our guests still dreaming and talking about how amazing the food was that night!
  2. Their General Manager, Jon Andrews, was more than a delight to work with! Not only is he an event planning master, he is cool, calm, efficient, and his event management skills are flawless! When we stepped out from the limo upon arriving we were immediately handed our favorite drinks and walked into a space that we could not believe was our wedding. The facility was sparkling and the ambiance was more than we could have ever hoped for. We barely brought in many decorations and our guests gave us numerous compliments about the decor (which belonged to the Venue). Jon was with us the entire time making sure we were properly taken cared of and even helped us to stay in our seats to enjoy our fabulous meal that had been prepared for us! He prepped us on everything before it happened and made us feel right at home!
  3. Marta, the venue owner, is a charismatic compassionate and driven force! She felt like a part of our family! She runs a great team and truly recognizes talent!
  4. Amanda Hartzell helped us coordinate offsite alcohol with The NC Arboretum for our first cocktail hour. She thought of every detail leaving us carefree!
  5. The staff was professional, warm, and attentive to every single one of our needs. The timing of everything was impeccable, there is not one negative thing that we could say about the Venue.”
    -Seema W.

Kacy J

Absolutely Fabulous!!

If you think we are exaggerating, just ask our guests. Every single one used the word "perfect" in their description of our rehearsal dinner at The Venue. Marta's staff anticipated every need and remembered every small request we had made in advance (i.e., groom's father, no bleu cheese on salad!). Every food item, from appetizer to dessert, was delicious. (we highly recommend 3 way shrimp)

Amanda coordinated everything seamlessly.

We loved having the balcony, which gave us a great cocktail area and enhanced the ambience of the party.

We think it was a perfect night, but it is very reassuring to have guests tell you that it was the best rehearsal dinner that they had ever attended!

We are back to reality and can't stop reminiscing about our wedding day! It was truly a dream come true! Not only were we surrounded by our loved ones but we had the most beautiful setting to enjoy it all in!! We cannot say enough how grateful we are to have worked with such an amazing, professional and talented staff, that we can now call our friends! You guys really know how to put on a five star event! Everything was executed so beautifully and far exceeded the expectations we had!! We had so many compliments on the decor, food, service and venue. It was such a fairy tale wedding! Make sure to pass on our love and thanks to the planners... I didn't get their contact info! Also, our compliments to Steve. The food was incredible and everyone loved it! We are so happy we shared our wedding with you guys and are sad to part ways! Adam said he wants to stop in and hangout with you guys every time we come to Asheville! ;) Thank you again SO MUCH for everything! It could not have been more perfect!

- Kacy J

Christi and Jake Stansell

Marta & Staff,

Jake and I want to thank you for making our wedding reception, May 14, 2011, the most beautiful, special and unforgettable night of our lives! You all were so sweet and understanding through our whole planning process. Thank you for letting me bounce ideas around many times, change things, several times and for your creative and professional opinions! When I walked in to The Venue the evening of our wedding day – it was so beautiful, I was pleasantly surprised with how everything turned out – I couldn’t have imagined it more perfect for us! Our friends and family raved about “how awesome”, “how beautiful” the place was and “how delicious the food was”. Thank you all so much for all you did!!!!! I will recommend The Venue to everybody and anybody!!!

<3 Christi and Jake Stansell

Genova Diagnostics, Inc

I want to personally thank you and Amanda for the tremendous events that you hosted at The Venue for our company. Our two events were polar opposites as far as type of event yet our experience was very similar for both in that they were a total success. Because of your team’s hard work, professionalism and overall customer service we were able to enjoy our planning and witness the execution with ease.

After each meal, EVERYONE raved about the venue, food, and care that we received from the staff. The food was phenomenal. It was fresh, nicely prepared and delicious. I received countless emails and feedback from my colleagues saying this was our best employee event ever. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you. The Venue receives 5 stars from me. We will certainly be back next year!

Julia & Matt

Dear Marta,

Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with our rehearsal dinner. I had so many people tell us how good the food was. Everything went so smoothly. Thanks for being so accommodating and making sure that we were prepared with everything we could need. People are still telling me how much they enjoyed themselves.

Thanks again,
Julia & Matt

P.S. I heard it was the best wedding food some guests have had in 9 weddings this year!

C12 Group, 2015

Kudos to you, Marta, Chef and all the servers! We had a wonderful banquet. The food was delicious, service excellent and of course The Venue shined as the beautiful gem it is. We had many emails and calls from our members the next day expressing how much they enjoyed it. Sorry the other half that missed out. Thanks again.


We held the rehearsal dinner for our son’s wedding at The Venue, and we could not have been happier! The setting was absolutely beautiful, but it was the service that made the experience so great. Marta, Amanda, and Jon were there for me at every turn, from helping select the menu to providing table cards on the night of the event when I had forgotten ours. Everyone was professional, knowledgeable, and just plain nice! And to make it even better, the food was delicious! Thank you all! We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back

All the best,


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.


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!


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!

Genie S.

We keep hearing glowing reviews of Elizabeth's reception! Everyone loved the space, the food, and the service!! I can not thank you enough! It was perfect!! Thank you so much for sending food home with us. I did not have a chance to taste the shrimp and grits or the BBQ ...until we got home-fantastic!!! Elizabeth has not stopped talking... about how perfect it all was! You are amazing at what you do.

Phil C.

HUGE SMILE!! Mom and Dad - and all of our family members and friends - had an awesome time at their reception on Saturday. The decorations; the food; the punch; the cake; the service provided by your team - all outstanding. It's been a long time since I've seen that many smiles in one room - thanks to you and your team for helping make it a super-memorable very special day!

Heather E

I have nothing but great things to say about Marta and "The Venue." I looked at a ton of places in Asheville and honestly not one can compare to The Venue's location, look, service, and food!!! I loved it and all my guest commented on how unique it was and beautiful it turned out. Not to mention that the food was great and that it really important. As far as the cost....The Venue is so much more of a value than all the places I checked into and the service provided by Marta is impeccable. She helped me through some tough times in all the planning and stress that came with the wedding.

Martha and Rick R

Our thanks to you and your staff for a fabulous rehearsal dinner at the Venue. Everyone loved the food and the ambiance...the balcony was a big hit! All of the guests were treated well, service was excellent, and the brownie bar was a big hit. The whole weekend was magical, and it started out with you.... Thanks again...it was really a treat for us....The bride and groom had a great weekend too. Even the weather was perfect!!

Shannon M. | Tuckasegee, NC

We were so incredibly pleased with the food and service and are so happy to have met you! I don't know if anyone has ever said this but I can tell you put your heart and soul into your work because it is definitely felt.

Kathie W | Asheville, NC

I WAS TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY! The Decorations and room were absolutely perfection. It was more than I ever dreamed it would be. The food was incredible both for taste and presentation, and your wait staff were unbelievable.

Dwight P. | Asheville, NC

Not only was it a very professional job, but carried out with grace and plenty of smiles. Many people commented it was the nicest wedding they had aver experienced.

Mary Anne | Asheville, NC

I want to sincerely thank you for making my wedding even more special with your fine work. How wonderful everything was! My guests were universally impressed. Everything was delicious and your staff was terrific. Many thanks again!

Carol & Gary C. | Charlotte, NC

We want to thank you for orchestrating a wonderful wedding reception for our daughter Amy and her husband, Chris. Every detail was not only addressed but well exceeded our expectations. Bravo! All aspects of the Venue made the evening a special night to remember for a lifetime... just what the parent's of the bride would want! We highly commend you.

R.A. "Bobby" Imperial

As the father of the bride, it is a pleasure to extend this communication to you and your staff at The Venue regarding my daughter, Nikki Marlow's wedding. I could simply go on and on about your providing us with the happiest day of our lives. I will recommend you to ANY individual or organization for ANY EVENT and shout it from the top of Mt. Mitchell. You are ALL without EQUAL!!
Most Sincerely Yours,
R.A. "Bobby" Imperial

S. Cave

I just wanted to drop a note saying what a wonderful event you all hosted. I could not have picked a better place for celebrating my parents 75th birthdays!! They were surprised and pleased with everything! The food was wonderful, your staff was wonderful and special thanks for you Jon. Thank you so much, for taking such good care of my sister and I. We were both nervous wrecks, and were calm and very organized! The party guests all raved about what a beautiful place you had and how wonderful the food was. My parents are still talking about it and I know we will all be talking about it for years to come. Thank you again for all our your help and hospitality, it was such a wonderful event.

Shannon and Chris, 2014

Chris and I were reminiscing tonight about how fun our wedding night was!

We can't thank you enough for how patient and accommodating you were during the entire wedding planning process. From the moment we walked into the Venue we knew it was perfect for our wedding and you all did not disappoint. The food and atmosphere were everything we could have hoped for! We received so many compliments on the decor of the Venue and the food you prepared. Thank you again, you truly made our wedding one for the books! Thank you.

Valerie Shelton, 2015

Thank you all so very much for an AMAZING wedding reception!!! I may be biased....but it was such an awesome venue for a celebration and I know all the guests were floored as soon as they walked in! I know many had never been to such a beautiful place for a wedding. I still hear many wonderful comments on the food, space, and whole experience they had!! Everything was absolutely perfect to us (I wouldn't have even known if it wasn't) and the staff was wonderful, nice, welcoming, and experienced. WOW! I had a great time planning along with you all for this special day. It was so easy as everyone was so organized and I had no need to worry in the least bit. I'm so glad my family and friends had such an awesome time in Asheville and I have you all to thank for a BIG part in that.




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