Wedding Guide


            The Asheville Chamber of Commerce provides a “Wedding Guide” which lists wedding resources and vendors.  You can ask for a copy at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center in downtown Asheville. You can call about it at (828) 258-6106.


Your Link to Asheville

Asheville Wedding Professionals


Event Child Care

Starling Event Nannies



Wedding Planning Libraries, Boutiques & Galleries


Smash Event Inc.


Palettes of Perfection






Josh Jones
South Carolina Wedding Photographer of the Year



Sarah Rominger




Regina Holder




Corey Cagle




Sarah Whitmeyer




Two Ring Studios


Evelyn Graham


Audrey Goforth


Scott Lessing Photography

(828) 296-0144


Woodward + Rick Photographers, Inc.


Jen Yuson, Photography


Ashley Felkel



Berkson Photography
Yasmin Berkson


Alpine Photography, Inc
George & Amy


Ryan Bumgarner



Eloise Farr



Melissa Markis



Tuesday's Frog



David Oppenheimer



Michael Oppenheim Photography



Alisha Silver



Rene Treece Roberts



Orange Cat Photography



Barbara Kinsey
(828) 681-5177



Peak Definition Productions
Photography & Videography



Michael Gelman



Priya Photography



Paola Nazati





Taylor Hellhake


Digital Video Memories (Paul & Holley Jackson)


Cherished Memories in Motion


Professional Video Productions


Brevard Video Productions (Randy Shelton)

(828) 862-5657



Videography by Dianna
(828) 684-5422



Hair & Makeup

The Secret Spa


Doll Box Productions, Hair & Makeup Artists





Occasions by Emily
Florals & Design & Event Planning


"The Bloom Room"
Stacey Brown


Flower Gallery


BobbyMark's Designs


Studio Flora Diva, Inc.


An English Flower Cottage, Hendersonville, NC


Ray's Florist in Sylva, NC
 (828) 586-5830 / (800) 315-8222


Wedding Coordinators


Dominique Mitchell, Lead Event Coordinator for Smash Events, Inc.
(856) 816-3652


Mary Bell



Belle Soiree
Tamara Heston


Occasions by Emily


Wedding Inspirations (Gwenn Ford)



Shay Brown
Wedding and Events Planner


Two Sweet Sparrows
Nicole Bloom


Weddings With Tara
(828) 768-1601




Asheville Event Company
Melissa Porter / Becca Stefan Knuth



Exquisite Events and Consulting (Lisa McMillan)


Heather Radford


Maggie Schlubach
Schlubach & Scharf - The S Team


Kimberly Hunter
Forte Affair


Maura Scarmack


Verge Events


Events by Kiersa


Asheville Event Staffing


Elegant Weddings NC (Vickie Fletcher)


BobbyMark's Designs


Mandy Frazier, Hendersonville, NC


Donna Warren At Ray's Florist in Sylva, NC
 (828) 586-5830 / (800) 315-8222


Michelle Balog
Party Envy Event Planning


Sara Fields


Wedding Gowns

Candler Budget Bridal Shop


Poetic Justice
Organic Fairsewn Gowns


Wildflower Bridal


Wedding Jewelry

Vintage Bridal Jewelry


Pre-Marital Counseling

The Rev. Dr. Buddy Corbin
 (828) 768-3548


Dance Lessons

 I Do Dances (Kathleen Hahn)


Photo Booths

Shutter Booth


Smooch Booth


Candy Buffets

Deborah Pettersson



Artista Cakes


Peter and Lori White (Black Walnut Innkeepers)
Owned and Operated The Old Stone Bakery at Martha's Vineyard for 29 years
(800) 381-3878


Cakes by Jane


Ashley Capps
Custom Designed Wedding Cakes


 La Dolce Vita Bakery, Bryson City, NC



Kai Schmoll



Ventage Rentals
 (828) 230-0377 / (828) 406-9352


Classic Event Rental


Rabbinic Services

Rabbi Dr. Andrew V. Ettin
(336) 924-6131


Medallions for Children


A gift for children from previous marriages as part of a ceremony for recognizing children during the wedding ceremony.




Wedding E-Cards and Announcements




Hot Air Balloons

Have your wedding in a Hot Air Balloon aloft. Leave your wedding site in a Hot Air Balloon (and return shortly for your reception). Have tethered Hot Air Balloon rides for your wedding guests.


White Doves for Release

Julia Gaunt   


Vintage Automobile

Dan McIntyre
1931 Model A Ford Phaeton   
(828) 298-3298


Local Transportation

Asheville Trolley Tours


Elite Limousine





 Corner Kitchen Catering




The Colorful Palate, Inc., Asheville, NC
"Food For Every Function"
828 684-7470


Artisan Catering & Deli



Catering by Corey


Black-Eyed Susan


M7 Events Catering


Café 107, Cashiers, NC


Fresh as can Bee





Restaurants Recommended for Rehearsal Dinners


 The Blue Ridge Restaurant at the Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC

(828) 252-2711


The Market Place

20 Wall Street, Asheville, NC

(828) 252-4162


Cottonwood Café

122 College Street, Asheville, NC

(828) 281-0710


Bistro 1896
7 Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801
(828) 251-1300



Pack's Tavern



The Cellar Door Restaurant, Black Mountain




Hotels for Wedding Guests

Hampton Inn

The Homewood Suites by Hilton

Renaissance Hotel

Hilton Double Tree

Grand Bohemian Hotel

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Double Tree Hotel




Soloist:  Amanda R. Horton
(828) 273-6944


Soloist:  Soprano Carole Mann
(828) 707-1214 / (828) 253-7555


Dr. P. Bradley Ulrich
Professor of Trumpet Western Carolina University Dr. P. Bradley Ulrich
828-227-3274 Cell 828-506-7169


David Stevenson, Classical Guitar


Ruben Orengo, Violinist for Weddings (Also has a band for receptions, playing jazz, latin, and pop music)

(828) 258-3327


Karen Rose, Violinist, String Groups


Oleg Melnikov, Violinist


Lew Gelfond, Violinist
(828) 337-9654


Asheville String Trio
Elegantly beautiful music for your wedding.
String trio, duo or solo cello.


Trio 864 (Greenville, SC)


Mary Byrd Daniels, Concert Master, Asheville Symphony (Providing String Ensembles from Asheville Symphony for Weddings)

(828) 253-2932


"Asheville Village Strings" (String quartets, trios, duos, solos comprised of symphony musicians)

 (828) 252-0922


Ralph Congdon, Violinist, Concertmaster of the Hendersonville Symphony
(Also can provide a string quartet or trio from symphony players)
Free demo CD available for anyone interested in booking him for a wedding ceremony.
(828) 693-6295 (Home)  
(828) 776-3768 (Cell)  
E-Mail Address:


“Braidstream” -- Flute, hammered dulcimer, harp, cello, guitar, piano, percussions, vocal (one or all)
(828) 258-2267 - Rita Hayes
(828) 696-7887 - Jeff Johnson


Silverwood Chamber Music for All Occasions
Flute, Violin, Cello
Lori Richards (828) 293-5600


Nightingale Trio
A beautiful combination of flute, clarinet and bassoon


Bella Corda
String Quartet, Trio, Duo
(828) 242-5240 (828) 298-2355



Cafe String Quartet


Gracious Light Music
M. King Goslin
For music that will be remembered . . .


Allegro Music


Deans Duets (Strings)


Donna Germano, Hammered Dulcimer or Harp
(828) 658-2103


Michelle Jamesson, Harpist



Judy Wolter-Bailey, Harpist


Lynne Wells-Meyer, Harpist
(828) 235-8980


Gina Mashburn Caldwell, Violin/Viola
(Also provide String groups)
(828) 649-2828 / (828) 545-3853
 E-mail :


Brian Allen Couple
Keyborad and Guitar / Instramental and Vocal Music


Patrick Boland, pianist, keyboard
(828) 299-3405

Chuck Lichtenberger, pianist (Also has group which does jazz, blues, rock, R&B - 2 to 8 pieces, whatever you want)
(828) 253-6936


Steve Agan, Bagpiper


Joseph Bailey, Bagpiper (with Scottish attire)
(828) 697-6271


Jean Hayes, bagpiper


Gordon Warburton, bagpiper
Pipe Major Grandfather Mtn. Highlanders


Orange Krush (Reception Band and Ceremony Music)


Crybaby (Reception Band)
(828) 242-2125


Hurricane Creek
George Reeves (828) 743-9328


Tuxedo Junction - Reception Band with singer
Joey Moore (828) 258-3639


Kat Williams Reception Band and Singer


Laditude - Reception Band with singer
Ken Laderoute (828) 264-3140 /(828) 265-0057


Owen Poteat (Wedding, Cocktail Hour and Reception Music all in one)


Thomas Clevinger - First Class Wedding Reception Entertainment
(864) 834-2131


Sound Extreme – DJ – For Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies
Justin (828) 884-7969; (828) 301-1725


Bright Light Entertainment (Jukub Holy)


Blazin Sounds Entertainment
DJ - Dylan Skidmore
(877) 260-9644 - Toll Free
(828) 429-5987 - Cell


Parkway DJ



The Piedmont Brass Quintet
Phone:  (864) 834-3798


Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet
C/O Dr. P. Bradley Ulrich


Bobby and the Blue Ridge Tradition - Bluegrass & Acoustic Music
Bobby Anderson (828) 277-5588
Jim Turpin (828) 606-5108