Frequently Asked Questions:
What is considered the “event season” at Longleaf Vineyard (LV)?
Due to the outside nature of our venue (covered, yet still outdoors) LV event season runs late April through early November.
What is the guest capacity at LV? 130 , including bridal party
Does LV have a preferred vendor list?
Yes, we have a “recommended” vendor list. Clients are not required to use our recommended vendors and may bring in “outside” vendors…these vendors must agree to and sign a “terms & conditions” document for your event. Caterer’s must be pre-approved by Longleaf Vineyard. Longleaf Vineyard supplies bartending service.
Does LV require a day-of coordinator?
Yes, LV requires a day-of coordinator, and has fabulous recommendations. Relax and enjoy your special day!
What time do we have access to the property?
12noon until 11pm, unless previous arrangements are made with our venue manager for an adjusted time frame. This time frame does not apply to Intimate Weddings or Elopements.
Is early entry available?
Early access to the bride’s cottage is available for an added fee. We will do our best to accommodate early vendor access requests (i.e early florist access to work at ceremony space), but must have advance notification.
Is rehearsal time included?
Yes, we coordinate the rehearsal time with you 90 days prior to your wedding date to ensure an event is not scheduled on your rehearsal date. If there is a scheduled event, rehearsal time will likely be 11am.
How late can music be played at LV?
No later than 10pm.
Is LV pet friendly?
We allow up to 2 pets for a maximum 2-hour time frame (ceremony/photos).
Do you offer an Inclusive package?
YES, please see our Wedding Packages page for more information.
Is liquor (other than beer and wine) permitted?
Yes. Beer and wine are provided by Longleaf Vineyard, and with a Special Occasion Liquor permit you may provide a maximum of 2 signature drinks for your event. Longleaf bar staff will provide service.
Can buses make the entry road to LV?
YES, all but full-size coach buses. We will supply a list of transportation companies that are familiar with our property.
Is there ample parking?
Event parking is available for up to 40 cars.
Is there lodging on LV property?
No, but there are many vacation rentals and a lovely BnB in close proximity; closest hotels will be found in downtown Asheville (20-25min drive from LV). Additional information available upon request.
Does LV require the client to have liability insurance?
YES, we require $1M event liability insurance. We recommend WedSafe, WedSure, or Markel Insurance. The most economical choice is an “add-on” to your homeowner's insurance.
Are linens, china, flatware, glassware included?