Meet the Owners

When moving our family from Arizona to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 2010, we dreamed of finding the perfect place to call home, where we could experience the unique culture of this area, and watch our children learn and grow in a beautiful environment. We fell in love with quiet country life on our farm just south of Asheville in Mills River, North Carolina. Our home quickly became a popular haven to gather with family and friends. When the opportunity arose to convert our home into a wedding venue, it felt natural to open our doors for others to gather as well. We are thrilled to host your celebration and to share this wonderful space with you.

-The Vans

Bart, Randi, and the kids

Unmatched Experience

The Venue is more than a space to host a party, it is the perfect space to connect with your loved ones, to explore, to retreat, to celebrate, and to make lasting memories. Immerse yourself in an all-inclusive weekend retreat amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Pisgah Forest and the French Broad River Valley. With the reception hall just a stone’s throw away from the property’s 8 bedroom house, everything you need for a beautiful and memorable wedding can be found in one place. Feel at home on the property with your closest friends and family, maximize quality time, and create lasting memories of this wonderful time in your life for years to come.

Ideal Location

With views of rolling hills and a sprawling meadow, it’s difficult to believe The Venue is a quick drive to Asheville’s city center. Enjoy nature’s seclusion as well as access to dozens of vendor options nearby. The property’s proximity to the Asheville Regional Airport makes it an ideal destination wedding venue. Whether you are an Appalachian native or you are looking to escape to the mountains for your dream wedding, our location offers you convenience and reprieve. 

Excellent Hospitality

At the Venue we aim to meet all your needs so that you can stay relaxed and stress-free. In-person and online venue tours are available for your convenience. On-site staff are available before, during, and after your event to assist with any detail. Book your wedding with confidence, knowing we are entirely focused on you. Simply enjoy this time celebrating and relaxing with loved ones. You can rest assured as we help you to create the wedding of your dreams.

Flexible Planning

We don’t have many requirements when it comes to selecting the perfect accessories for your wedding. With no required vendor list, feel free to choose your own aesthetic. We can make plenty of recommendations, but we consider ourselves a blank canvas. This is your wedding, design it exactly how you want it. 

Not hosting a wedding?

Contact us about other event options.