Explore Asheville is a great resource during the initial stages of your wedding planning process. As local experts with extensive in-market relationships, we can help you book hotels for your wedding guests and provide additional recommendations for venues, vendors and more. Our completely complimentaryservices save you time and effort.
Assistance with Reserving Guests Accommodations
Finding overnight accommodations at Asheville area lodging properties is easy with help from Explore Asheville. We can send a sales lead to area lodging properties on your behalf, saving you from having to make several individual calls. Over a short period of time, you will receive rate proposals from several properties, allowing you to choose the best fit for your guests. To get started with this helpful and free service, download this form and return it to weddings@ExploreAsheville.com.
Local Gift Guide
View our Welcome Bag Gift Guide for unique wedding guest gift ideas, showcasing products from local businesses and creatives in Asheville.
Asheville Travel Guides
After you select your guests' hotels, Explore Asheville will contact you to offer free Asheville Travel Guides for your guests or your welcome bags.
Wedding Planning Assistance
Explore Asheville provides complimentary assistance to help you find Asheville accommodations for your wedding guests! Asheville is a very popular destination and hotels can fill quickly. Working with our team will take away the stress, time and hassle of contacting hotels yourself and help you find the best group rates available.
I need help finding overnight accommodations for my wedding guests.
Finding overnight accommodations is easy with help from Explore Asheville. We can send out a lead to Buncombe County lodging properties on your behalf, saving you from having to make several individual calls. Over a short period of time, you will receive rate proposals from several properties, allowing you to choose the best fit for your guests. To get started with this helpful and free lead service, download this form and return it to weddings@ExploreAsheville.com.
I need help finding a caterer, florist, photographer, etc.
Listings of local venues and suppliers are available online. To sort by category type, use the drop-down menus located just above the listings. For additional local information, download our free Wedding Guide.
Where can I have a very small wedding ceremony or elopement?
Small weddings and elopements are becoming very popular in Asheville. Bed and Breakfasts and other lodges, inns, and vacation rentals make great locations for an intimate ceremony or reception. Click here and select the Bed & Breakfast category.
Where can I find transportation for my wedding guests?
Transportation to your wedding venue is not typically provided by lodging properties. If you plan to offer shuttle service for your wedding guests, we suggest contacting a transportation company well in advance of the wedding date. Click here for wedding suppliers and select Transportation under categories.
I need gift bag fillers, supplies, and local gifts for our guests’ hotel goody bags.
Explore Asheville is happy to provide bulk travel guides for your wedding guests with advance notice. For other unique, local gifts of all price points, check out The Asheville Shop located in the Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue.
“As a bride living 700 miles away from her wedding venue, it was important for us to find resources that would help us make the wedding planning process easier. Given our distance from the venue, we were unable to visit hotels so Explore Asheville made the process so much easier. We sent them the information they requested and within days we were receiving bids from local hotels. The bids made it easy to compare offers and make a decision without having to visit or call around and spend hours negotiating with hotel staff. I would highly recommend everyone use this service to save time and money!