Detailed Venue Information

 

Signature Wedding Package

  • Exclusive property access
  • Bride’s cottage with private rest room
  • Additional getting ready space for Bride/Groom
  • Vineyard / Mountain photo opportunities
  • Ceremony location just steps from the vineyard
  • Classic white ceremony chairs
  • Covered pavilion/deck with mountain views
  • Overlook patio with panoramic mountain views
  • Wine cellar option for cocktail hour wine tastings
  • Reception tent includes chandeliers and draping
  • 60” round dinner tables plus variety of tables for gifts, buffet, etc.
  • Natural wood padded chairs for dinner seating
  • Use of warming kitchen for approved caterer
  • LV staff member to greet guests
  • Parking for up to 40 cars
  • One-hour ceremony rehearsal
  • Invitation to couples' wine tasting event
  • LV representative onsite throughout event

 

up to 120 guests…  $8,000

All Taxes and Service Fees Included

 

 

 

Inclusive Wedding Package

  • Exclusive property access
  • Bride’s cottage with private rest room
  • Additional getting ready space for Bride/Groom
  • Vineyard / Mountain View photo opportunities
  • Ceremony location just steps from the vineyard
  • Classic white ceremony chairs
  • Covered pavilion/deck with mountain views
  • Overlook patio with panoramic mountain views
  • Wine cellar option for cocktail hour wine tastings
  • Reception tent includes chandeliers and draping
  • 60" round dinner tables plus variety of tables for gifts, buffet, etc.
  • Natural wood padded chairs for dinner seating
  • Classic dinner linens, dishware, flatware, glassware
  • Choice of 3 appetizers followed by buffet or plated dinner
  • Custom wedding cake or mini-desserts display
  • 4 hours of bartending service
  • LV staff member to greet guests
  • Parking for up to 40 cars
  • One-hour ceremony rehearsal
  • Invitation to couples' wine tasting event
  • Use of gently loved decor items
  • LV representative onsite throughout event

75~120 guests…                  $17,500 to $23,500

Final Inclusive Package pricing is dependent on number of guests and menu selection/ service style.  Menus are customizable, with add-ons or additional selections available.  Venue rental fee IS included in this price.

 

 

 

Bar Information

Longleaf Vineyard provides all wine/beer and bartending service for events held at our venue.  Client may acquire a NC Special Occasion Liquor Permit ($50) and provide 2 signature drinks in addition to our Wine/Beer package.  An additional bartending fee of $150 will be incurred for signature drink specialty bartending service.

 

Wine/Beer Package

$30.00 per person for 4 hours includes the following:

  • Choice of 4 Longleaf Vineyard wines
  • Choice of 4 from Domestic/Local Craft Beer and Gluten free option selection
  • Barware and bar supplies

please note: a minimum $2,000 beer/wine expenditure is required.

 

Wine/Beer Offering *

Longleaf Vineyard Wine:  Viognier, Pinot Gris, Peach Chardonnay,  Sangiovese, Merlot, Meritage.

Domestic Beer:  Miller Light, Bud Light, Yuengling Lager

Local Craft BeerOskar Blues Lager, Highland Daycation IPA, Highland Pilsner, Pisgah Pale Ale

Gluten-free option: White Claw Hard Seltzer

Champagne Toast:  available upon request

 

*subject to change based on availability

 

Bartending Service Fee :

  • up to 60 guests (one bartender, one location) - $425
  • more than 60 guests (2 bartenders) - $700

Note: Bartending Service Fee is included in the LV Inclusive Wedding package; either wedding package (Signature or Inclusive) will incur an added $150 fee for signature drink service.

 

 

Cocktail Hour Wine Tasting Option ($500)

Your guests will love tasting Longleaf Vineyard wines in our wine cellar.  LV's wine/beer package will cover the cost of wine consumed in the wine cellar during cocktail hour.

 

Pre-Ceremony Beverage Offering (Wedding Party Members)

In accordance with North Carolina liquor licensing, pre-ceremony alcoholic beverages (on LV property) must be arranged with and provided by Longleaf Vineyard.  We are happy to offer up to 2 drinks (or equivalent) per bridal party member.  Glassware will be provided for pre-ceremony mimosas and wine.  Bottled water is complimentary in both getting ready places.

 

Mimosas:  $45 (supplies for 6-8 mimosas)

Beer: Domestic $4, Craft $6

Wine / Sparkling Wine:  $34/bottle

 

 

 

 

General Venue Information

Venue Access

Access to Longleaf Vineyard is noon until 11pm.  Extended access can be arranged, no earlier than 10am or later than 12 midnight, if arranged prior to your event and at management’s discretion.  An additional fee of $250/hour applies to extended access (this includes vendor set-up and removal time).  Note: regardless of extended time being purchased, music must end no later than 10pm.

 

Catering

Longleaf Vineyard has partnered with two local caterers to provide food service for our Inclusive Wedding clients.  Otherwise, LV does not provide catering for events held at our venue.

We offer a list of recommended caterers.  If you do not select one of our recommended caterers, LV must pre-approve use of desired caterer.

We highly recommend any outside catering company contact LV for information regarding use of our warming kitchen, general policies, and to schedule a site visit.

Catering company is responsible to provide all staffing necessary for proper food service.  Caterer is responsible for clearing and stacking ready for pick up, any dishes, flatware, glassware, serving dishes or utensils rented from an outside vendor. Caterer must collect all trash and waste generated by their service before departure from the property and place in the venue dumpster.

 

Contracted Vendors

Day-of Coordinator is required. Longleaf Vineyard offers a recommended vendor list for your use. You are not required to use these professionals; however, we do require pre-approval of your catering company (unless using our Inclusive Package) and your day-of coordinator / wedding planner.

All vendors providing services at Longleaf Vineyard for your event must complete, sign, and adhere to LV vendor terms & conditions document.  This will help ensure that your day runs as smooth as possible.

 

Ceremony Rehearsal / Plan B

One hour of ceremony rehearsal time is included. You may schedule your ceremony rehearsal to start any time between 11am – 4pm the day before your wedding date.

Plan B ceremony options are either LV’s covered pavilion or reception tent.  If deemed necessary, preferred plan B option will be discussed at ceremony rehearsal.

 

Lodging

There are numerous vacation rentals in close proximity to our venue.  The closest hotels will be found in downtown Asheville (20 min drive from LV).  Please see our vendor list for recommendations.

Parking & Transportation

Longleaf Vineyard has a parking lot to accommodate up to 40 cars.

If alcohol is being supplied to your guests Longleaf Vineyard highly recommends at least one form of formal transportation be made available to guests.

Mini-buses and large passenger vans can navigate venue roads; full-size buses (school, activity, coach) are not permitted.

 

Payments

First payment of $5,000 is due upon contract signing to reserve your event date.  A fee schedule will be determined at time of booking based on additional services and time frame between booking date and event date.

Payment forms accepted: cash, check, or credit card (cc payments incur 3.5% convenience fee).

 

Liability Insurance

We require our event clients to carry $1M event liability insurance for their event date. Please see our vendor list for recommended companies.  The most economical approach may be an “add-on” to your homeowner’s insurance.

 

General Timeline: 

Wedding ceremonies at Longleaf Vineyard generally begin at 4 or 4:30pm.  Most ceremonies do not last more than 30 minutes, followed by cocktail hour.  After cocktail hour guests make their way to the reception tent, where introductions and pre-dinner formalities take place.  This is a 30-minute timeframe that allows our bartenders to transition from pavilion to tent.  Once dinner service begins, our bartenders will be ready to serve your guests for the remaining 3 hours of bar service.  Dancing/ entertainment generally lasts an additional 30 minutes after last drink is served, guests depart, and vendors begin their breakdown and clean up.

 

Table / Chair Inventory:

Longleaf Vineyard provides the following tables and chairs:

  • (15) 60” round tables
  • (1) 5’ banquet table
  • (3) 6’ banquet tables
  • (1) 8’ banquet table
  • (6) 24” hi-top cocktail tables
  • (1) 30” café table
  • (120) white padded folding chairs (ceremony)
  • (120) natural wood padded folding chairs

 

Linens & Tableware are not provided by Longleaf Vineyard unless selecting our Inclusive Package.  Please reference our preferred vendor list for resources.  Your caterer and/or wedding planner will offer assistance in most cases.

Longleaf Vineyard will work closely with you and your wedding planner in managing your wedding day ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner seating arrangements.

 

Décor

Longleaf Vineyard and its clients rely on wedding professionals, such as florists and wedding planners to add a touch of décor to the venue.  LV has a small collection of décor items that each event is welcome to use.   If interested, decor inventory should be previewed 60 days prior to your event for the best indication of what will be available on your event date, and again 2 weeks prior to ensure availability.

Clients often decorate our ceremony pergola with floral pieces and drapery.  Nails or tacks are NOT permitted…zip ties please!  Pergola dimensions: 134” L x 112”H x 79” D.

Real candles are permitted for décor as long as they are glass enclosed.  Sparklers are not permitted for “send off”; our vineyard is much too valuable and flammable.  Please see our event contract for additional décor guidelines.

All décor prep work must either be done off-site or during property access allotted time.   Please plan accordingly.

 

Getting ready spaces

LV provides a lovely cottage and additional getting ready space to the wedding party for the duration of property access time.  Due to the early morning nature of beauty preparation (hair/makeup), beauty prep is generally done “off-site” with final getting ready taking place in the cottage.  Early entry (prior to noon) is available for an additional fee…please inquire if interested.

For security purposes, the getting ready spaces will be locked once the wedding party is introduced into the reception.  Belongings may be kept in these spaces.  Any bridal party member needing re-entry should inquire with event staff.

Pet Policy

LV allows up to 2 pets for a maximum 2-hour time frame (ceremony/ photos).   Pets are not allowed inside Venue buildings or structures and must be “on leash” and under the supervision of an assigned pet sitter(s) at all times.

 

End of event clean-up:

Longleaf Vineyard provides set up and tear down of items provided by the venue.  Any items brought in by outside vendors must be gathered/ boxed by a designated individual (other than LV staff) or responsible vendor and removed from the venue by 11pm.  Professional event rental items must be gathered / crated/ bagged by your planner or responsible vendor and stored in a designated area for pre-determined pick up by party rental company.  Longleaf Vineyard staff will assist in confirming orders upon arrival and give guidance at the end of the event as to where party rental items should be stored for pick up.  LV is not responsible to gather or clean up any vendor items or personal belongings.  It is the client’s responsibility to make sure that each “getting ready” space is left as it was found.

 

 

 

Inclusive Wedding Package Sample Menus

 

Sample Menu #1

Non-Al Bev Station

Cocktail Hour

Avocado Toast, Grilled Baguette, House Pimento Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates, Honey Goat Cheese

Caprese Cocktail Bites

Crab Cake Sliders

Buffet Style Dinner

Southern Garden Salad, Crisp Greens, Roasted Peppers, Scallions, Sugar Snap Peas, Crispy Bacon, Toasted Croutons, Creamy Herb Dressing

Pan Roasted Salmon with Red Pepper Emulsion, Fresh Herbs and Sweet Corn Relish

Appalachian Apple Braised Tender Chicken Breasts with Local Cider, Sweet Onions & Rich Pan Sauce

Smoked Gouda Whipped Potatoes

Toasted Rice Pilaf with Saffron, Pistachios and Pink Peppercorns

Roasted Green Beans, Carrots, Garden Squashes, Crimson Onions and Mushrooms

Annies Bakery Breads

 

Sample Menu #2

Non-Al Bev Station

Cocktail Hour       

Bison Meatballs, Craft Beer Barbeque

Black Bean Tostadas, Avocado Crema and Sweet Drop Peppers

Brie Canape with Roasted Apples, Cinnamon Toast and Local Jam

Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Salad Course

Nuts and Berries Salad; Arugula, Fresh Berries, Tart Dried Cherries, Pickled Shallots, Candied Pecans, Feta Sprinkles, Maple Champagne Vinaigrette

Pre-Selected Entrée

Rosemary Garlic Rubbed and Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Forest Mushroom Bordelaise

OR

Pan Roasted French Style Chicken Breasts, Light Dijon Cream, Scallions, Diced Tomatoes

Mascarpone and Asiago Whipped Potatoes

Roasted Asparagus with Charred Crimson Onions and Garden Squashes

Annies Bakery Breads

 

Vegan or Vegetarian Option available

 

 

Sample Menu #3

Non-Al Bev Station

Cocktail Hour

Aged Cheddar Beer Dip, served warm with Soft Pretzel Display

Bacon Wrapped Figs, stuffed with Goat Cheese

Ahi Tuna Bites

 Buffet Style Dinner

Massaged Kale Salad, with Honey Mustard, Diced Apples, Candied Pecans and Dried Cranberries

Whole Beef Tenderloin Carving Station,  carved to order with guests’ choice of Chimichurri or Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Citrus Marinated Chicken, Grilled and Glazed with Lime and Honey

Smoked Gouda Mac n Cheese

Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Roasted Summer Vegetables

Gourmet Roll Assortment

 

               

Sample Menu #4

Non-Al Bev Station

Cocktail Hour       

Fruit, Cheese and Charcuterie Display

Chicken and Waffle Skewers

Appalachian Egg Rolls, filled with pulled pork & tangy coleslaw, served with local beer mustard

Plated Salad Course                             

Summer Greens and Sweet Watermelon ~Citrus Compressed Watermelon, Arugula, Asiago Cheese, with Lemon Truffle Vinaigrette

Plated Entrée, to be PRE-Selected

Local Surf and Turf: Hickory Nut Gap Beef Filet, Sliced and served med-rare to med with Chimichurri Sauce + Sunburst Farms Trout Filet with Grapefruit Beurre Blanc, roasted garlic smashed potatoes and fresh green beans.

OR

Oyster Mushrooms with Barley Risotto: Locally sourced sauteed Oyster Mushrooms served over hearty Barley Risotto, with cashew cream and mint pea puree, fresh green beans.

Gourmet Roll Assortment