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Description: The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau provides support to help you build your most successful and memorable meeting ever. By sourcing your meeting through Explore Asheville, you’ll receive the best local information and our full menu of Exclusive Services, which includes registration staffing, attraction value cards for attendees and more. Additionally, planners that book a meeting through us may qualify for our Have More Fun On Us incentive program.
Thriving local businesses, microbreweries, street performers, and a unique culinary culture all shine in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, providing the perfect backdrop for your meeting or event. Whether your group is large or small, we have the perfect venue for you.
Asheville is within a 600 mile radius of 50 percent of the U.S. population. It is centrally located in the epicenter of numerous major metro cities from Atlanta to Nashville and Cleveland to Jacksonville and easily accessible from major interstates I-40 and I-26. The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) serves 750,000 passengers per year with non-stop and easy connections through major U.S. hubs. A June 2013 study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) identified AVL as the best connected airport of its size in the U.S., offering the best frequency and connectivity compared to other regions and airports of like-size.
Features: What we do: The Meeting and Conventions department works with all groups including associations, corporate companies, hobby enthusiasts, sporting events, family reunions and weddings. We help coordinate the details for meetings, conferences or any other events in Asheville.
How we can help:
•Contact area hotels and meeting venues in Asheville on your behalf to gather information on rates and availability.
•Coordinate site visits so you can better make a decision.
•Compile area information for presentations to decision makers.
•Assist in event planning.
•Offer pre-convention attendance building & meeting promotion.
•Provide visitor information & giveaways for attendees.
•Help in creative brainstorming to make meetings in Asheville stand out above the rest.
Off-Site Venues/Highlights: From eclectic craft breweries to more than 250 independent restaurants, venues in Asheville are as diverse and numerous as your needs dictate. Whether an exclusive event on the 8,000 acres of the legendary Biltmore Estate surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains or a Bluegrass & BBQ hoe-down on a 500-acre working farm, Asheville has a venue with your group’s name on it.