Awards & Testimonials

Jean: October - Charlotte

Jean: October - Charlotte

We got married on September 9th and chose The Ridge for our ceremony venue, and we couldn't have been any happier! The views here are just absolutely STUNNING. The backdrop of the mountains are so gorgeous, and the location is just perfect. I remember standing on the balcony of the house on the property and looking out at the mountains and just feeling an unbelievable sense of peace - this place definitely gives off a great energy and vibe! Most importantly, Darien and his team are one-of-a-kind. Darien was so helpful and responsive with all my questions, and he really was there from the beginning up until the very end. I can't thank him enough and his team for being so professional, friendly, and just overall wonderful. We also did pre-ceremony cocktails with light hors d'oeuvres, and the food was delicious! If you're looking for a place to book your wedding in the Asheville mountains, I highly recommend The Ridge - they will take very good care of you, and I guarantee you will not regret it!

Allie: Chicago - September 2017

Allie: Chicago - September 2017

I write this review on behalf of my entire family extended and family friends. My sister (the bride) has already contributed her positive experience, but I thought I would also follow up and share a perspective other than the bride/groom's. I work in Chicago doing wedding planning/catering sales myself and I must say, I had very high expectations due to my experiences here. My expectations were not only met, but they were surpassed! I was blown away but not only the venue itself, but the service and food that came with it! My family comes from all of the United States and have traveled the world, and we heard nothing but positive feedback on the food and service. You can really tell that the owners and staff really put their heart and soul into making sure you have the best experience possible. I would go back in a heartbeat! I highly recommend this venue and experience as a whole to anyone not only getting married, but also for anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, any sort of celebration really, it's the perfect getaway!

Leah: Charlotte NC - May 2017

Leah: Charlotte NC - May 2017

Where to begin! My husband and I got married in May 2017 (ceremony at The Ridge, and reception at The Venue). It was the MOST fun, beautiful, and memorable day of our lives. I know that everyone says that about their wedding day, but I promise, this is different!! If you haven't been to the The Ridge yet, you must go. It will take your breath away, literally. I could go on and on about this. It's also not just the "day of" experience that makes this venue so spectacular. It's the entire year leading up to your big day. Marta, Darien and Paige had a way of making us feel like our wedding was the only one they were planning, or at least the most important!! :-) Our family has formed friendships with everyone at The Venue/Ridge and we look forward to visiting soon to see all the beautiful developments going on (this is the other great thing about Marta is that she and her team are constantly finding ways to improve things at these venues. The best venue just keeps getting better!!)

Mark: New Orleans - May 2017

Mark: New Orleans - May 2017

Want you to know how much we all appreciate your professionalism, and attention to planning and detail that created a wonderful, fun and very warm atmosphere. Just last night at dinner with friends, I again shared the happy memories and pictures with some close friends (Darien, the drone video is a major hit). You and your entire team made this a very special time for all of us! You even managed to deliver the perfect weather.

Lisa & Neil: New York - April 2017

Lisa & Neil: New York - April 2017

We had the most whimsical wedding ceremony at The Ridge. They have a wonderful option where you can rent the gorgeous house that is on the premises for the day. I got my hair and makeup done on their front porch while staring out into the gorgeous mountains and then my friends and I did yoga outside. It was pure magic. My husband and his friends hung out at the house and had a relaxing time eating lunch and drinking beers. It was the best way to spend the day leading up to the ceremony. Accommodations, attention to detail, best view of the mountains, it couldn't have been any more whimsical! Impeccable service, dreamy space, highly recommend!

Ashley & John: Charlotte - April 2017

Ashley & John: Charlotte - April 2017

All we can say is magical. Our ceremony was looking gloomy with storms moving through, but the rain cleared and the view was unmatched. Darien and the staff are fantastic to work with and we had the most relaxing day getting ready for our wedding. We can't fully describe the beauty of the property, the quality of the food, the attention to ALL the details, and the amazing coordination of events. This will be the top place in Asheville surrounding.

Jeannine - Ohio April 8th 2017

Jeannine - Ohio April 8th 2017

Hello Darien and Marta

Thank you both so much for giving us the best experience at The Ridge. Our families and friends were so appreciateve and it was definitely worth the trip outside of the city. So many memories ! Thank you !

HearisTree Studios: Asheville - April 2017

HearisTree Studios: Asheville - April 2017

We just had an amazing day filming a wedding up at The Ridge! My partner and I own Heartistree Studios and experienced this venue for the first time today and absolutely loved it! Big shout out's to the staff for being so friendly, open and making the whole day smooth. It did not feel stressful because their team created a calm environment and clearly knew what they were doing. The views of the mountains are ridiculous, the house is gorgeous and the property is so full of photographic opportunity to capture cinematic video and photos! Thanks for a great day Paige & Darien & Team!

Toba - Charlotte 11/19/16

Toba - Charlotte 11/19/16

Dear Marta and Crew,

I wanted to Thank You and all of your Employees who helped make Chloe and Bob’s weddings so magical! It was a pleasure working with you the past nine months planning this special day. Chloe had a vision from day one of how she wanted the ceremony and reception and with all of your help, her dream came true.

It still amazes me how everything came together so perfectly the day of the wedding. It was a crazy week trying to decide whether or not to rent the tent. I appreciate your patience with us as we tried to decide. I think the clear tent looked wonderful and made the ceremony feel very intimate and cozy. All of my guest told me they loved The Ridge’s beautiful views of the mountains and they loved having the blankets to stay warm. The chuppah in front of the mountains was just breathtaking .

Everyone working at The Ridge was a pleasure to work with as well. They went above and beyond my expectations to make sure we had everything we needed. Everyone was very friendly and quick to take care of any needs we had. The ceremony at The Ridege was perfect in everyway imaginable!

Where do I begin with The Venue. The reception was gorgeous! I’ve never seen anything as beautiful as the tables and flowers. It was so romantic and “rustical “ as Chloe wished it would be.

I appreciate you helping me pull off the surprise for Chloe and Bob. It meant so much to both of them watching Harrison do his tap dance for them.

Again, everyone working at The Venue made the night magical for us. All of your staff was so helpful and nice to all our guest. The food was delicious and displayed so nicely. Amanda was a pleasure to work with all of these months planning the menu. She was so helpful anytime we called or emailed her with our questions.

Marta, I want to give you a special Thank You as well. You can tell you love your job, as you are always thinking of clients and how to make them happy. You always had a smile on your face and were quick to find the answers to my many questions. I also love your sense of humor.

The Ridge and The Venue are both a very special place to get married and have your reception. Each place is unique in it’s own right but when you put both of them together for a wedding and reception, it is a perfect blend of nature and beauty.

Sincerely, Toba Lynn Culbreth

A&M Events - Tennessee 2016

A&M Events - Tennessee 2016

“From the stunning mountain views and beautiful house to the top-notch service and delicious menu, The Ridge is an incredible addition to Asheville’s array of venues. Darien and his team delivered a phenomenal experience for our couple, guests and us coordinators alike! The Ridge was thorough and hospitable throughout the planning process, which was especially helpful for our Nashville-based group planning a destination wedding in Asheville. Hands down, we would trust The Ridge with our future clients!” - Amanda Stone, A&M Events 9/29/16

Ashley & Austin - Tennessee 2016

Ashley & Austin - Tennessee 2016

"We chose The Ridge as our ceremony venue for our late September wedding, and we could not have been happier with the entire experience! With most of our family in Nashville, TN, we chose Asheville for a destination wedding in the mountains. When we were touring different venues and trying to make our decision, we had originally decided not to even visit The Ridge, because we thought it would be too far of a bus ride for our guests from downtown Asheville. But in a last minute decision, we drove up to Marshall to meet Marta and Darien and view the venue, and we knew that the minute our guests stepped off the buses, they would no longer question why we had put them on a 35-minute bus ride. The mountaintop views are absolutely breathtaking!! We couldn't imagine a better backdrop for our outdoors ceremony, Marta and Darien were very accommodating, sending us options for passed apps, alcohol, seating, and more. Compared to other venues that we saw, there didn't seem to be very much included in the venue cost -- every little add-on was priced out additionally, so make sure to factor those into your budgeting. The staff at the event was very professional, and all of our guests had a wonderful time! On the day of the event, we were very comfortable in the house at the property - the bridal suite and basement area for the groomsmen were both very nice, and our family enjoyed taking pictures around the house. Thank you, Marta, Darien, and everyone at The Ridge for making our ceremony so special!! " Thank you, Ashley & Austin Ray

The Knot Best of Weddings - 2017 Pick