Wedding Planning in Asheville, North Carolina

From the rolling hills surrounding the Biltmore, to the 360 degree unadulterated views at Claxton Farm, or the romantic setting at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville offers beautiful settings fit for your special day. Tying the knot in a romantic destination is a once-in-a-lifetime experience—but requires more planning than simply selecting a venue and choosing your vendors. Kelley Event + Design will create a wedding tailored specifically to you and your significant other. Let us handle the details so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your special day. We’ll take care of all that’s behind the scenes, so all you have do is say “I do.”

Full Wedding Planning Package

Quite often couples feel completely overwhelmed with the daunting task of planning a wedding. We understand it can be scary to share the reigns with someone else—but you won’t regret it. This is your day, and we will do everything in our power to make it custom to your personalities and visions. Starting off the process with a wedding planner will help put your mind at ease. Throughout our time together, we will provide you with all the tools you’ll need to be able to plan for your wedding—and enjoy your engagement.

We will handle each detail and task along the way to ensure your wedding planning is flawless and relaxing. Whether it’s scouting Asheville venues, curating precise timelines, or vetting the leading furnishings, florals, and lighting rentals, we focus on creativity and innovation while also remaining diligent about developing a seamless event flow. From budget management, vendor referrals and negotiations, to detail tracking and extensive timeline and floor plan creation, we’re here to be your guide, organizer, and right hand so you’re able to enjoy every step of the process.

Across your wedding weekend, Kelley Event + Design will ensure the logistics unfold as planned so you’re left to simply enjoy your significant other and loved ones. From the simple details of sorting seating cards, overseeing set-up of the Asheville area venue and vendors, to making sure you, your fiancé, and wedding party are prompt and in the right location, we take the stress off your shoulders and troubleshoot as needed. We organize and execute your wedding so you focus on hosting your guests.

Our wedding planning services include (but are not limited to):

  • Unlimited consultations via phone, email, and face-to-face
  • Assistance with finding a wedding ceremony location and reception venue
  • Menu design and scheduling of food tastings
  • Helping with establishing a style for your wedding
  • Assistance with setting and keeping a budget
  • Research of vendors to match your unique style
  • Scheduling and attending vendor meetings
  • Negotiation of all vendor contracts
  • Research of accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Creation and management of wedding planning timeline
  • Creation of wedding day schedule for you, your family, and all vendors
  • Assistance with invitation and wedding etiquette
  • Coordination and ordering of rentals and linens
  • Organization and coordination of ceremony rehearsal
  • Full onsite assistance at ceremony and reception
  • Delivery of the final payments to your vendors

Asheville Wedding Venues

We understand the significance of selecting the perfect location, which is why Kelley Event + Design is with you every step of the way while scouting Asheville wedding venues. Your venue dictates the size of the function, the décor, and sometimes even the attire! Luckily, there are a multitude of beautiful wedding venue options in Asheville that can appease any style.

Claxton Farm

With a 360 degree picturesque view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is truly nowhere else like it. Just 14 miles from Asheville, this idyllic venue feels as though you stepped into your own private mountain retreat. The versatile setting of Claxton Farm can be casual with a laid back feel or transformed into an elegant and romantic atmosphere enhanced by the beautiful, natural setting.


Have you been envisioning a traditional wedding with nods to old world charm? Make it a reality at Homewood. Located in Asheville’s post-Victorian historic district of Montford, the elegant castle boasts original hardwood floors, cherry walls, 20 foot ceilings, grand Appalachian stone fireplaces, and alabaster sconces—creating an ideal setting for your romantic wedding.

The Omni Grove Park Inn

For more than 100 years, the Omni Grove Park Inn has been the premier mountain wedding location that is truly the most romantic place to tie the knot in Asheville. Whether your dream wedding resembles an intimate gathering or a lavish reception, the historic mountain resort offers remarkable indoor and outdoor spaces such as:

  • Mountain View Terrace & Skyline Room
  • The Country Club
  • Vanderbilt Terrace

The Biltmore

There is nothing quite like the Biltmore. Close your eyes and picture an extravagant home surrounded by lush gardens—the Biltmore is more beautiful than your wildest imagination, creating a romantic and enchanting atmosphere for you and your significant other to get married. The estate includes the Biltmore House, gardens, winery, farm, and Inn on Biltmore Estate, creating a number of wedding venues to choose from:

  • Biltmore House & Garden
  • Conservatory
  • Diana
  • The Inn of Biltmore Estate
  • Lioncrest
  • Deerpark
  • Antler Hill Barn
  • Cedric’s Tavern Loft
  • Champagne Cellar at the Winery

Wedding Planning in Asheville, North Carolina

Kelley Event + Design is a distinct wedding planning firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, serving the Asheville area. We are dedicated to creating bespoke experiences of the highest quality. We believe in a tailored and collaborative approach with each client, and our boutique sensibility allows for a greater attention to detail and specialized attention throughout the planning process. We will discuss your design, planning, and coordination needs, as well as your budget requirements. We will work together to customize a level of service that is ideal for you.

Every event we plan is unique—contact us to receive a custom wedding planning proposal for your special day Asheville.

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