Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center7,711 sq. m
Guest Rooms8,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel513 guest rooms
Special event venues100
Average room rate$159.00
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate6%
Tax rate7%

Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau


Asheville Is Exceeding Expectations

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) is located just 12 miles from downtown, offers 60+ nonstop flights daily to and from 22 destinations, including six international hubs, and is served by six airlines: Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirit and United. 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.


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Distance from airport

  • AVL - Asheville Regional Airport

    19.31 km from city center

  • GSP - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

    104.61 km from city center

  • CLT - Charlotte/Douglas International Airport

    201.17 km from city center


Local Attractions

Downtown Asheville

Business district
Downtown Asheville is a rare place. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size. People sip cups of Joe at one of several locally-owned coffee shops, listen to live music at a local club. They go on art walks, winding their way through downtown's 30-plus galleries. Shoppers inspect unique boutique finds, or people simply enjoy fine cuisine and people-watching. Asheville skipped the urban renewal process that stripped the character from many downtowns. Today, its rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect backdrop to the city's edgy energy.
Haywood Street at College Street
Asheville, NC, US 28801

Blue Ridge Parkway

3 mi. away
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States noted for its scenic beauty. There are four easy access points from Asheville to enter onto the Parkway. The Parkway winds for 469.1 miles (755 km) from the southern terminus of Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive in Virginia to U.S. 441 at Oconaluftee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, NC. It runs through the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. There is no fee for using the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Biltmore Estate

Historical landmark
3 mi. away
America's Largest Home, Biltmore House, surrounded by inspiring gardens, America's most-visited winery, and the interpretive River Bend Farm. Play in our 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor our restaurants' exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let our gracious hospitality inspire you.
One Antler Hill
Asheville, NC, US 28803

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Historical landmark
2 mi. away
Built in 1913, the inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. From restaurants to bars to terraces with breathtaking mountain views there are numerous ways to enjoy the Inn.
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC, US 28804

Pack Square Park

Asheville's front yard, where the historic past meets the future. Sophisticated yet spontaneous, the park links the diverse culture of roaming troubadours, festivals, theater and family gatherings.
1 W. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Arts

The Asheville arts scene is buzzing, featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, mountain crafters, folk artists, hip arts neighborhoods, numerous art galleries and myriads of art events. A Thriving Artist Community: There are several arts districts in Asheville that are home to hundreds of artists, such as the 30-plus member Asheville Downtown Gallery Association. An Artistic Feast for the Senses: Asheville's art scene includes an enthusiastic music culture. From bluegrass and mountain music to experimental jazz and rock, the city's creative atmosphere inspires musicians. Asheville's performing arts alliance also thrives. The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium is home to opera and ballet performances throughout the year. Street performers entertain crowds on nearly every corner of downtown. A Celebrated Arts Destination: Asheville has been heralded as a prime arts destination by the New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure and American Style Magazine, just to name a few media accolades.
Downtown Asheville
Asheville, NC, US 28801


When the sun goes down, the lights go up - from welcoming craft breweries to a live performance at an intimate local theatre. Catch a talented local band with gourmet bits and then savor cocktails and late-night dessert after a gallery stroll through downtown. Or dance the night away to the vibe of top rock bands playing in intimate clubs like The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club, one of Rolling Stone's top-five music venues in the country.
Downtown Asheville
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Art Museum

Be inspired by world-class special exhibitions and the museum's outstanding collection showcasing the best of 20th- and 21st-century American art, and the cultural heritage and contemporary art of western North Carolina.
2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC, US 28801


Additional Information

The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (EACVB) sales and service staff are local experts with extensive in-market relationships and a comprehensive view of Asheville. We are the best first point of contact to help you find the right fit for any size meeting. Our services are complimentary to you, the meeting planner. Contact us for these time-saving services: 1. Personalized hotel selection assistance The CVB staff will qualify your hotel options, answer all your questions and help you select the meeting hotel that’s right for your meeting. 2. Site visit planning Why schedule your site visit itinerary on your own? Leave it to our CVB experts who will roll out the red carpet, provide transportation and tag along with you to help your busy day(s) go smoothly. 3. Incentives The Explore Asheville CVB’s Have More Fun on Us incentive program offers planners of qualified meetings up to $3,000 towards unique Asheville experiences. Send your RFP to the CVB to inquire about financial assistance that’s available to win your business. 4. Exclusive services The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is an industry trendsetter with a full menu of Exclusive Services for meeting planners who source meetings through the CVB. Services include economic impact calculation of your meeting, registration staffing, attraction value cards for attendees, access to incentive funds and more.