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Private Dining

Private Dining

When planning your special event, we invite you to join us at The Market Place. The success of your event is as important to us as it is to you.

Tailored Menu

The Market Place features seasonal preparations, using local ingredients from within 100 miles of Asheville. We can customize the menu to meet the specific needs of your gathering. Our kitchen is an a la carte facility and we treat special event functions with the same care we provide our individual guests.

Exceptional Hospitality

Our staff is professional and personal, combining the fine points of service with the feeling of being a guest in our home. Many of our relationships with patrons and staff stretch over years and generations. You can be assured your event will be treated with the same care and attention.

On this page, you will find more information on our guidelines about parties, pricing and billing policies, and additional information to make your event a success.

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main dining area

Back Dining Room

The Back Dining Room faces Patton Ave, this area will seat a group of 40 to 60 when restaurant style seating and atmosphere is desired.

Perfect For

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Special Events
  • Large Gatherings


  • 40 – 60 people


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private upstairs area

The Mezzanine

The Mezzanine, our upstairs seating area, seats up to 50 people and is the ideal place for a speaker and/or a media presentation. (not handicap accessible).

Perfect For

  • Private Group
  • Media Presentation
  • Speaker Event


  • Up to 50 people


for large groups

Need Both?

You can reserve both The Mezzanine and Back Dining Room seating areas together. This option offers a maximum seating of 100 people.

Perfect For

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Special Events
  • Large Gatherings


  • 60 – 100 people


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How We Work

How We Work

The Market Place runs a seasonal menu and is influenced on a daily basis by what is available locally. This approach assures the freshest food, the best flavors and the best value.

When we plan your menu, we recommend a broad approach-choose the type of appetizer (i.e. salad, hot appetizer, soup), center-of-the plate selection for the entrée (beef, pork, seafood, etc.) and the dessert. The week of the event we will finalize the vegetables, garnishes and sauces. We will make every effort to provide the menu selections you have made. However, we reserve the right to substitute if produce availability has affected menu selection.


Below is a break-down of menu options; and an explanation of our pre-order option:

  • Tier 1: choose from 1 salad, 3 entrées and 1 dessert. $60/Person.
  • Tier 2: choose 1 appetizer, 1 salad, 3 entrées and 1 dessert. $75/Person
  • Tier 3: choose 3 appetizers, 1 salad, 3 entrees and 2 desserts. $95/Person
  • We also offer many additional add-ons to help you curate your perfect event!

Pre-Order your Menu

No matter the size of your group, we can give you the option to pre-order from a few selections that you designate for your group. We require all selections to be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the event. We will then assist you in creating a seating chart and we will create menu cards, as to ensure a flawless execution.

Customize your Party

We’re happy to provide you and your Party with the following customized options:

  • Guest Reception
  • Canapé assortment
  • Appetizer Medley
  • Vegetarian Selections
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Beverage Service

Beverage Service

Every wine on our list has been selected because we think it goes well with the food we serve. As a matter of fact, most of our wines taste better with food and our food tastes better with wine.

Wine Selection

We are here to guide you on on the pairing of food and wine for your dinner or special event. Our wine list constantly changes. We find wines that are well crafted and balanced and are a good value for the variety and the region.

Our current wine list will be provided to make your selection. To ensure your selection of wines, we suggest that you select your wines 2 weeks prior to the event.

Wine purchases are charged by the bottle unless otherwise specified.

Liquor and Beer

We have full ABC Permits to provide your group with mixed drinks and beer. Cocktails and beer are charged on a per consumption basis. A cash bar option is available.

Other Beverages

Coffee, tea and other beverages will be charged separately.

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Pricing and Billing

Pricing and Billing


  • To secure your group reservation, we require a deposit equal to $20.00 per person and a valid credit card, expiration date and authorized signature to be kept on file. Your deposit will be credited towards the final bill. Receipt of your deposit is confirmation that you have agreed to our terms and policies said forth.


  • Menu items are priced per person. Wine can be charged by the bottle or by the glass. Mixed drinks, beer, coffee, tea and sodas are charged per consumption.
  • 7% NC Sales Tax and a 23% Gratuity are added to the master bill.

Final Payment

  • Confirmations of final head count due 72 hours prior to the event. “No show” below the confirmed head count will be charged $20.00 per person via credit card.
  • If you cancel 5 working days prior to your event, your deposit will be refunded in full.
  • If you cancel less than 5 working days prior to your event, you forfeit your total deposit.
  • Weather cancellations determined on a per event basis.
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Fill out the form below and we will contact you and begin planning your next event at The Market Place!

Having trouble with our form? Please contact us by phone 828-252-4162 or email

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Seating Times

We will allow a 20 minute variance for seating parties and starting food service. It is our policy that even though some members of the group may not have arrived by the time dinner is schedule to begin, we will start food service and catch those late comers as they arrive.

We Open at 5:00 PM

Our restaurant doors do not open until 5:00 PM. We do not interrupt pre-shift staff meetings or staff meal to open doors prior to 5:00 PM without prior arrangement.

Minimum Food Charge

If you would like to have a private space for your event, we require a minimum food charge based on seasonal variables, not including beverages, tax or gratuity. This minimum will be fully explained during the booking process. If your event does not require a private space, we will waive the minimum food charge.