events update

Hello everyone! The wedding is just around the corner and Tony and I are knee deep in last minute DIY projects. I might still have paint on my hands as I’m typing this! We are so excited to see everyone in Asheville this weekend and to celebrate our wedding with you guys!

Here is an update on events planned so far.

Roller Skating: we ended up having to join the open skate night, which is open from  7:00pm – 11pm. They have offered a group rate of $8 which includes your skate rental. If you want to come and hang out, but are not skating you can get in free. When you arrive you will just need to tell them you are in the Jennifer Nash party.
Tarwheels Skate-way: 2134 U.S. 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778
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Hotels: We would love to know where everyone is staying and when you are arriving. We have welcome bags for you guys and we want to make sure we can get them to you. If you haven’t told us already, send either one of us an email or text so we know when you will arrive in Asheville and where you’re staying.
Kids meals: We are having a breaded chicken breast as the main meal for the wedding. If you think your kiddo might want something different let us know and the Chef will accommodate. Also let us know if you need a vegetarian meal or gluten free meal. If you have really young ones and would like a high chair, that is also available.
Weather: Looks like it will be nice and sunny, but chilly (especially at night) for the weekend. Don’t let that deter you from getting out and exploring Asheville, it is still beautiful in the winter!
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Give us a call, email or text if you have any questions. See you soon!

Hotel update

We have heard from many of you guys that the group rate is no longer available at Aloft. We spoke with the reservations gal and she confirmed that the group rate for city view rooms is no longer available since they are out of city view rooms. You can book a mountain view room for $159/night or you can search elsewhere. We recommend staying downtown for easy travel (to include possibly walking) to the wedding ceremony and reception (they are both taking place at 49 Broadway Asheville NC).

We don’t know the rates of the following hotels, but we know they are super close to the wedding venue:

Renaissance Marriott

Hotel Indigo

Four Points Sheraton

Downtown Inn & Suites

Haywood Park

This is not an exhaustive list, just some that we know are nearby. The Explore Asheville site also has hotel listings.

VRBO (vacation rentals by owner) is also a great resource if you have a larger group/family.

Wherever you end up staying please let us know where and when you’ll arrive so we can have your welcome package waiting for you.

We will see you soon!

Where are you staying?

We have some welcome items that we want you to have for your stay in Asheville. Please let us either of us know where you will be staying and what day you will be arriving. I can see all the reservations for those staying at the Aloft Asheville, but if you are staying at a different hotel, please let me know.

Also, if you plan on visiting any of the sights around Asheville during your stay, we can give suggestions or just our opinion on the various sights around town. If you are military, know that the Biltmore does give a discount for military. If you are not military Jenn is a season pass holder and can get you a discount.

We are super excited the wedding is just around the corner!

Registry (part 3)

We realize that our registries don’t have a lot of items on them…. it’s just that we already have tons of the “traditional” wedding registry items since we’ve each been living on our own for a while. We don’t need much really, but if you’re not near a crate and barrel or mace’s we do a LOT of shopping at Lowes and Home Depot. We’re quite the DIYers 🙂

Thanks for everyone’s interest in where we are registered. We think you coming to the wedding is a great gift in itself!

Engagement Photos

We had some last minute photos taken when we were in Louisville for Thanksgiving. We went to Locust Grove, a historic site in Louisville with photographer Christi Arnette. She was so much fun and she featured some of our photos on her blog.

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If you are in need of a photographer I would highly recommend her. Check out her website!

more wedding registry

The wedding is coming up fast! We are so excited and can’t wait to see you guys there. It is going to be so much fun.

We wanted to let you know that we are also registered at Macy’s. You can view the registry HERE.

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hotel booking website

The hotel booking website is up and running if you would like to stay at the same hotel that we are staying at. We will be staying at Aloft Hotel downtown Asheville from Friday night until Monday. You can visit the page HERE to book your room at the wedding group rate.

Here is a description from the hotel website and you can view a fact sheet about Aloft by clicking HERE. For those considering bringing their four-legged friends note their VERY pet friendly policy and know that Asheville is a very pet friendly city! Reese and Hazel have wandered this city on quite a few occasions!

Live life aloft!

We are Downtown Asheville! With all the different “Mix and Mingle” spaces, Aloft Asheville Downtown is much more than it’s 115 guest rooms and suites. Peruse local artists’ work displayed in re:mixsm lounge and throughout Aloft’s interiors. Converge professionally in the versatile Tactic meeting space, or gather outdoors on our unique Air Level pool deck, with a complimentary mountain view. Order dinner and drinks at w xyzsm and enjoy your refreshment above the tumult of Biltmore Avenue on The Ledge.

Aloft Asheville Downtown is within walking distance of Pack Square Park, Diana Wortham Theatre and the renowned Orange Peel music venue. In fact, leave your car at the nearby covered parking garage and walk to any or all of the numerous restaurants, breweries, shops and galleries nearby. We are also the closest hotel to Asheville City Center. Just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore House and Gardens, you’ll be in the perfect  location to experience Asheville at it’s finest.

Don’t forget, if you plan to bring a four-legged member of your family, let us know. We are proud to be a pet friendly hotel in Asheville and have a no pet fee policy, and our Arf program includes a dog bed, water bowl and mat, as well as a toy and special treat. Asheville is very pet friendly, and there are many activities that you can enjoy with your pooch during your visit. 

Attractions
• Asheville Art Museum
• Asheville Brews Cruise
• Asheville Drum Circle in Pritchard Park
• Biltmore Estate
• Blue Ridge Parkway
• Chimney Rock Park
• Folk Art Center
• LaZoom Tours
• Nantahala Outdoor Center
• North Carolina Arboretum
• Orange Peel Music Club
• Pack Square Park
• Thomas Wolfe Home
• WNC Nature Center

Rooms
• 111 rooms and 4 suites, featuring 9-ft ceilings and extra-large windows
• walk-in shower, oversized showerhead
• Bliss® bath products, in-shower dispenser
• 42” LCD flat panel television with cable
• plug & play: connectivity station
• workspace with ergonomic desk chair
• mini-refrigerator and safe deposit box
• arfsm: pet program, furry friends stay free

Extras
• laundry / valet service
• on-site covered parking (fee applies)
• touch-n-go: local restaurants and shopping, boarding pass printing
• camp aloft for kids
• see green eco program
• spg: Starwood Preferred Guest
• complimentary wired and wireless Internet throughout

Facilities
• re:chargesm gym: on site fitness center
• guest laundry room
• splash outdoor pool
• in-touch: business center

Meetings
Tactic, our versatile meeting space, can be set as U Shape, Classroom, Banquet Rounds, Reception, Board/Conference, Hollow Square or Theatre, seating up to 50 people.
• Tactic – 649 sq. ft.
• Air Level – 1500 sq. ft.
• The Ledge – 880 sq. ft.

Food
• W xyzsm bar and re:mixsm lounge with The Ledge, outdoor deck
• re:fuel by aloftsm: 24/7 grab and go gourmet

Nearby Restaurants
• The Black Bird
• Curate
• Storm Rhum Bar
• Chestnut
• Limones