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Recommended Vendors

You may use any caterer, florist, photographer, band or other vendor you would like.

We know and trust these vendors. They have experience working at Forge Valley Event Center and can help make your event a success.

Photographers:
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  • Rice PhotographyRice Photography
    Most photos on this site were taken by Rebecca Rice with Rice Photography. Rebecca loves capturing the beauty that surronds us and the people that are a part of our lives. She would love to get to know you and become a part of capturing your special moments.
    828-553-0945
    www.rricephotography.com
    www.rricephotography.com/bridalwedding.html

  • Jennifer Burrell Photography
    Rice PhotographyPhotos are meant to capture special moments in your life; a wedding, your senior year of high school, an engagement, family time... When you hire a photographer, you want someone who will pay attention to detail and capture all of that; who will understand why the moment is important with the skill to portray those memories beautifully Jennifer Burrell loves what she does and considers each clients a friend.
    828-553-0770
    www.jenburrellphotography.com

Videographers:
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  • Jessica Garmon
    828-553-5793

Cakes & Catering:
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  • Ugly Pig BBQ
    Ugly Pig BBQ is a small catering company specializing in down home, fresh-off-the-grill food! Catering only. Best pulled pork and brisket around!
    828-329-8765
    Ugly Pig BBQ Facebook Page

  • Dining Innovations Catering
    Dining Innovations Catering makes planning your wedding or other event a highly personable experience. We do whatever we can to translate our fervor for execution into a masterpiece fit for you and your guests. Whether you are hosting an elegant, plated Gala or a Southern backyard BBQ, we will go above and beyond in order to leave you at ease throughout the process.
    828-210-2220
    catering.dininginnovationsavl@gmail.com
    dininginnovationsavl.com

  • Ruby Tuesday Catering
    Ruby Tuesday makes your catering fresh and your life simple. With signature, mouth-watering entrées and platters that are guaranteed to keep your guests coming back for more. Ruby Tuesday’s team of catering experts saves you time and eliminates the stress. Ruby Tuesday work closely with Ruby Tuesday restaurant managers to make certain orders are accurate, on time, and perfectly presented.
    866-460-2283
    catering.rubytuesday.com

  • Ingles Chef's Kitchen
    The Chef's Kitchen is a full service catering service with gourmet selections and impeccable service, capable of handling your catering needs. With an emphasis on the freshest ingredients and extraordinary culinary talent. The Chef's Kitchen takes any event and makes it extra special.
    www.thechefskitchen.com

  • Fresh As Can Bee Catering & Cakes by Mandy
    Let Fresh As Can Bee Catering help you make any event, large or small, stress free. All you have to do is show up hungry! The freshest local homegrown produce available served buffet style. Great tasting, home-style food that never dissapoints. Not a lot of glitz and glamour, but a whole lot of glory!
    Mandy Wood, the baking and pastry chef at Fresh As Can Bee Catering provides made-from-scratch wedding cakes and cakes and cupcakes for any and all occasions. You have to try her Cheerwine Red Velvet cake! Everything is delivered and set up for you at your event. No worries!
    828-545-0969
    www.freshestcatering.com

  • Joyful Times Bakery
    Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops and Wedding Cakes
    30 years experienced cake decorator and baker. 5 years as a Wilton Instructor. Specializing in Themed Parties for Birthdays, Anniversaries and Baby Showers. Try our Gourmet Cake Flavors: Chocolate Ameretto with Raspberry filling, Pink Lemonade with Cream Cheese filling, Orange Pineapple cake with Pineapple filling, Coconut Custard and many more.
    Lannette Wilson, Owner
    828-778-6522
    www.facebook.com/joyfultimescakesandcupcakes

  • Caroline Allured Catering
    Distinctive food for every occasion. I love what I do. I am commited to preparing food that is not only delicious but also beautiful. I choose to use fresh, local, seasonal fruits and vegetables whenever possible. I cater parties and events, big or small. And I have more than 20 years experience.
    828-255-8397
    www.carolinealluredcatering.com

  • Sagebrush Steakhouse Catering
    Taking hometown hospitality out into the world. Sagebrush Steakhouse entire menu is available for your next event.
    800-569-5494
    www.sagebrushsteakhouse.com/catering.asp

  • Sweet Promises Wedding Cakes
    At Sweet Promises, we understand how important your wedding day is and we "Promise" to give you the personal service you deserve. All of our cakes are baked fresh, using the finest ingredients. You may choose from our many designs or we can create the cake of your dreams using your own ideas.
    828-670-1549
    www.sweet-promises.com

  • Callies ConfectionsCallies Confections
    Callie's Confections provides custom, made-to-order cakes and other desserts. We specialize in beautiful, delicious wedding and birthday cakes, pound cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies. Callie's Confections uses only high quality ingredients such as fresh, sweet cream butter, whipped cream, pure vanilla extract, locally grown berries and fruits, top quality chocolates and nuts which make our cakes and other desserts unforgettably delicious. Our beautifully decorated wedding and birthday cakes will help make your event memorable and delicious!
    828-712-2373
    www.calliesconfections.com

  • The Italian Cookie Lady
    Callies ConfectionsFrom Italian Wedding Cookies and Pignolis to New York Style Cannoli's, Cream Puffs and Eclairs, you will get a little taste of Italian heaven. Not only for the holidays, The Italian Cookie Lady's goodies are wonderful for any occasion or for anytime you want a sweet taste of Italy. The Italian Cookie Lady is also Dolce Regina (Sweet Queen) Dessert Catering, offering Italian pastries and cakes for special occasions. Planning a wedding? The "Queen's Cake" is a delicious and beautiful alternative to traditional wedding cakes.
    Agatha Libassi Westerhoff
    Phone- 828-553-5295
    www.italiancookielady.com

  • The Cupcake Place
    At The Cupcake Place we love serving cupcake lovers with some of the most delicious cupcakes your mouth will ever meet! We specialize in "spoiling your palette" with a plethora of cake flavors, fillings, frostings and toppings. Cupcakes are, of course, small cakes, plain and simple, and therein lies their charm. Each individual cupcake is yours alone to be enjoyed – no need to share! All of that cake and frosting is just for you – and it’s just enough to feel slightly indulgent without going over the top. These charming treats will bring cheer and contentment to your family and friends of any age group.
    828-242-3909
    828-483-2087
    www.thecupcakeplace1.com

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House Biltmore
    Callies ConfectionsNow sizzling in Asheville, Ruth's Chris Steak House will exceed your expectations. Ruth's Chris event catering delivers the service, the expertise and of course, the flavor wherever you and your guests gather. The signature steak experience arrives at your location with an on-site Private Event Manager and a dedicated team of executive chefs, certified bartenders and Ruth's Chris trained servers. From choosing your menu to overseeing the smallest details, Ruth's Chris event catering staff looks forward to helping create your perfect occasion. Weddings, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers... Each is its own special moment that deserves extra-special care and attention. Let Ruth's Chris Steak House help create an experience that your guests will remember long after the last toast. Treat guests to a personalized menu, handcrafted cocktails, homemade sides and dedicated staff. Ruth's Chris Steak House Catering Team will work alongside you to personalize the celebration for your taste and budget to create the special day you've always dreamed of.
    Contact Ashby Brame
    828-423-9404
    www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/asheville
    www.ruthschris.com/Catering/weddings

Services:
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  • Floressence Flowers
    Floressence Flowers creates custom flowers for weddings, events and occasions in western North Carolina. We provide our clients with expert design, the freshest flowers available from around the world and our own garden, exquisite containers, candles and props, and detailed customer service. With this combination, your special event is sure to be unique and unforgettable.
    828-490-1231
    floressenceflowers.net

  • Simply Gorgeous Salon & Boutique
    140 Airport Road
    Arden, NC 28704
    828-681-8008
    www.simplygorgeous-salon.com

  • BeLoved Ceremony
    40 Sourwood Drive
    Mills River, NC 28759
    828-891-6323
    www.belovedceremony.com

Entertainment:
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  • Crocodile Smile Band Sound Extreme Entertainment
    Sound Extreme Entertainment has been specializing in private and corporate parties, weddings and wedding receptions for more than a decade. With over 20 DJs to choose from, one will be the perfect fit for your event. Include Video Karaoke, or dance the night away at your event. Professional, full-time and experienced, Sound Extreme DJs have the latest technology and equipment. They have an Unlimited Music Library of music to choose from. Sound Extreme will make sure your wedding or other event is a success. They will really have your party up and moving! Give us your likes and dislikes and leave the rest to us. Just relax and enjoy your event.
    828-551-3519
    www.soundextreme.net
    www.soundextremeweddings.com

  • Crocodile Smile Band for your wedding receptionCrocodile Smile Band
    Crocodile Smile will really get your party off the ground! Ben Sikorski is a charismatic singer and entertainer. He is backed by talented experienced musicians. They perform your songs the way you want to hear them! Your guests will really have the time of their lives. They show up on time, look great, sound incredible and keep your party going.
    828-551-3519
    www.crocodilesmile.net

  • Get Vocal Entertainment
    We are devoted to helping you create the wedding of your dreams.
    828-450-8000
    www.getvocalentertainment.com

  • Sound Explosion
    Established in 1978, Sound Explosion Mobile Sound Systems has earned the reputation of delivering DJ and sound system excellence for over thirty years. We create a high energy and fun dance atmosphere by providing the absolute best music mix and entertaining special effects light show, for your wedding, corporate event, high school reunion or school dance.
    828-275-0342 (Asheville and Western NC)
    704-957-6639 (Charlotte and surrounding areas)
    www.soundexplosionmobiledj.com

  • Class & Sound Entertainment
    Professional DJ Dogg, has been a DJ for 9 years. He does all kinds of events. Weddings, School Dances, Corporate Parties, Private Parties, Camp Dances and Reunions. He will get out on the floor with you and teach you dance steps. He loves to interact.
    828-577-9450
    www.facebook.com/pages/Class-Sound-Entertainment/310575180015

Accommodations:
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There are plenty of nearby hotels for your out of town guests.

  • Hampton Inn HendersonvilleHampton Inn Hendersonville
    Hampton Inn Hendersonville is your ideal choice for hosting out of town guests.  We offer newly designed rooms, warm hospitality and thoughtful amenities.  Let us take care of your guests so you can concentrate on your memorable occasion.
    Best Wishes for a spectacular event!
    (828) 697-2333
    hendersonville.hamptoninn.com/
  • Hampton Inn & Suites I-26
    Whether visiting for business or pleasure, in a standard room or suite, you'll enjoy all of the extras our Asheville hotels have to offer. They're part of what makes staying at a Hampton hotel of Asheville a very special value.
    18 Rockwood Road Fletcher, NC 28732
    (828) 687-0806
    www.ashevillehamptoninns.com
  • The Residences at Biltmore
    The Residences at Biltmore sets the precedent for luxury accommodations in the Asheville area. This all-suite hotel is nestled on top of a hill cradled by old-growth hardwood trees, just outside the gates of the Biltmore Estate in South Asheville. Convenient to Asheville and all of the most sought out tourism destinations, restaurants, and shopping, The Residences at Biltmore is the premiere Asheville hotel. The Residences at Biltmore offers unique luxury suites where guests may stay for short or long term.
    700 Biltmore Avenue
    Asheville, NC 28803
    1-866-433-5594
    www.residencesatbiltmore.com

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