Buncombe County and the State of North Carolina are now in Phase 2.5 of a phased reopening plan.

At the request of local businesses in the wedding industry, Explore Asheville is collaborating with Buncombe County officials to provide information on current restrictions and requirements related to safely conducting weddings in our community.

Tools, Information & more
  • MASS GATHERING current restrictions and other FAQs HERE.
  • SCREENING TOOLS for employees and guests: HERE.
  • FACE COVERING information and signage HERE.
  • ALCOHOL SALES & SERVICE current restrictions HERE.
Concerned about Violations of Buncombe County & State Mandates?

To make a complaint or report a violation of mandates related to a wedding and associated events (upcoming or past), Buncombe County asks that you email those to Ready@BuncombeCounty.org. This address can also be used if you have additional business and general questions about COVID-19 and Buncombe County’s current orders.

Wedding Industry Town Hall 2 [Updated]

Buncombe County officials presented updated guidance for the wedding industry in a second Zoom webinar on August 31, 2020, hosted by Explore Asheville. IMPORTANT NOTE: On September 4, Governor Roy Cooper moved North Carolina into Phase 2.5 of his phased reopening plan. THIS MEANS SOME OF THE GUIDANCE HAS CHANGED from that provided in this Town Hall. Refer to THIS PAGE for updates from the state, which include changes in mass gathering capacity, from 10 to 25 indoors and from 25 to 50 outdoors. 

Wedding Industry Town Hall 1

Buncombe County officials presented guidance for the wedding industry in a Zoom webinar on June 17, 2020, hosted by Explore Asheville.



Need help from Explore Asheville’s Wedding Industry team? Email us here!