Asheville by flight
The closest airport to the wedding venue is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), located approximately 20 to 30 minutes from the venue depending on traffic. The second closest is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), located approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours away. The third closest is Charlotte International Airport (CLT), located approximately 2 1/2 hours from the venue.
For those coming from the West Coast or further, you might consider checking the flight schedules and costs at GSP and CLT, as AVL is a smaller regional airport. If traveling from the further airports, renting a car would likely be the best option to travel into Asheville.
From AVL to downtown Asheville, there are several transit options, including:
Uber / Lyft: 20-30 minutes, ~$25
Public bus: South 3 Route – Asheville Downtown, 30-40 minutes, $1 per person
More information can be found here: https://flyavl.com/groundtransportation
Asheville by car
From the west (e.g. Tennessee friends and family), follow I-40 E to Porters Cove Rd in Buncombe County. Take exit 55 from I-40 E, and use US-70 E to reach the venue. From Knoxville, the drive is about 2 hours.
From the north (e.g. DMV friends and family), there are two routes that take about the same amount of time (depending on where you live, 7 or 7.5 hours):
Option 1: follow I-95 S, I-85 S and I-40 W to Patton Cove Rd in Swannanoa. Take exit 59 from I-40 W.
Option 2: I-66 W. Take I-81 S, I-77 S and I-40 W to Patton Cove Rd in Swannanoa. Take exit 59 from I-40 W.
Getting around Asheville
The downtown Asheville area is extremely walkable, and a car is not necessary to explore this part of town. If you are staying downtown or with us at the venue, you can use Uber or Lyft to travel to/from the wedding venue and downtown. Many hotels on Tunnel Rd also offer free shuttles to the downtown area.
Exploring beyond downtown Asheville, especially the great nature in the area, is much easier if you have a car. We would recommend driving or renting a car at the airport upon arrival if you wish to venture outside of the downtown and wedding venue areas, or if you do not feel comfortable using ride sharing apps.
*If you plan on toasting us with a drink during the reception and you will be staying offsite, we ask that you use a service such as Lyft or Uber to join us at the wedding venue. Given the venue is very close to downtown and most hotels, these services should cost no more than $10-15 each way.*