We’re Getting Married at Homewood

Okay so there's no turning back now - the deposit was received and is down on Homewood in Asheville, North Carolina. We're getting married April 28, 2013, on a Sunday evening, and we are extremely excited. These are the emotions I've experienced since learning our deposit was accepted: Shock: As in, wow... we've made it this far. It seems only only yesterday Vince and I were planning our 6 year anniversary, and I feel like he only recently proposed. But it's actually been almost 9 months Continue Reading

Homewood – It’s THE ONE!

  Every list of Asheville wedding venues I've looked at has had Homewood right at the top, but when I first looked up information on the venue, I couldn't really see why. That's because earlier this year their website was just super simple, kinda old, and the photos were itsy bitsy. In fact, I might even call them microscopic. So even though I requested information about the venue, I wasn't really excited about it. On top of all that, it seemed like a bit more work than other venues Continue Reading

Asheville Venue Review: Deerpark at Biltmore

Let's be honest here, if you've heard of The Biltmore, and you're a woman, you've wanted to get married, move into that house, and live happily ever after. Vince and I spent our 5 year anniversary on the property, and we were blown away at how we were treated. The Biltmore treats guests like royalty, and I honestly can't imagine a better place to get married. Now, there are multiple places one can have a ceremony and reception on Biltmore Estate. Unfortunately you can't mix and match the Continue Reading

Asheville Venue Review: 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa

If you're looking for wedding venues in the Asheville area, you'll be find there's not a whole ton available in Asheville, but there is a whole lot in the surrounding area. One of the venues that has a big online presence (and thus, easily found by brides researching venues online) is the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. From the website and other places online, I learned a few things: This is where Dirty Dancing was filmed. The hotel is old as the hills. It's located about 45 minutes, yet Continue Reading

Asheville Wedding Venue Review: Hidden River

If you're a bride-to-be in the Asheville area, or looking for Asheville-area wedding venues, then I'm sure Hidden Rivers has popped up on your radar. And for good reason - The Knot's North Carolina Magazine has listed it in the top "Wedding Venues with a View" for three years now. Before we left, I confessed to having super high hopes for Hidden River because it offered a great solution to keeping guests on the property, and the view seemed incredible. But then we got to Asheville, walked Continue Reading

Asheville Venue Review: The Crest Center

The Crest Center is on the top of almost every list of potential wedding venues in Asheville, North Carolina, and there is good reason. The venue is truly beautiful. If you're a bride-to-be looking for more information on this venue, you've likely found their website over at www.crestweddings.com, and if you're like me you saw the main photo on that page and said "WOW." So let me give you a walk-through of the venue as Vince and I saw it, followed by the pro's and con's (our opinion only) of Continue Reading

Asheville Wedding Venue – Did we find the one before we even went?

I've given you guys details on three wedding ceremony and reception venues that we're planning to visit while in Asheville, and you can expect fully detailed, single-dedicated-post reviews and photos to be dedicated to each one in the future. (Whether you want them or not. HAH!) :) But I recently added one more to the list of Asheville wedding venues, and I'm not sure, but... it might be.. maybe... "the one." It's called "Hidden River Events," and is located just outside of downtown Asheville. Continue Reading

Asheville Destination Wedding Planning – Free Stuff ROCKS!

This is why I'm seriously in love with Asheville, North Carolina. In the very first wedding magazine I bought, I saw an ad for MyWeddinginAsheville.com.  It was a two page spread all about Asheville weddings and all the reasons Vince and I fell inlove with the town.  This ad spoke to me, hell, it might as well have been written FOR me. And it was a vanity URL which re-directs to the wedding section of ExploreAsheville.com. I'm super familiar with ExploreAsheville, since it was key to helping Continue Reading

Step One – See Asheville Wedding Venues IRL

Well, well, well.... we might have a wedding after all. Here's the plan to scope out Asheville wedding venues up close and personal. Next month, Vince and I will be driving to Washington D.C. to attend THE wedding of the year for my fantastic friends Vicki and Mike on June 19th. After what promises to be an amazing post-wedding breakfast, Vince and I will drive eight hours to Asheville, NC, and most likely check into whatever hotel suits our fancy at the time.  I plan to bum around that Continue Reading