We had the opportunity to walk through a new downtown event facility, The Venue. The Venue is located on Market Street across the street from Vincenzo's. The Venue will be downtown's largest event center, at least that I can think of! It will ultimately have three separate (but can be joined) rooms, available for functions, the facility can host 800 people. The upstairs has one of the best balconies in town, downstairs has a great original art deco tile flooring and the middle level feature huge windows looking North towards Mellow Mushroom.
Check out the artist renderings at thevenueasheville.biz
Here are some photos from todays walk through: