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“An intimate event center,” Wysteria Inn now open


By James Matthews –

The Wysteria Inn, located at 56 North Main Street, opened this recently on Monday, April 8. The Inn offers six rooms and a wide range of amenities for events. Everything from weddings to business meetings can be held on the property.

Jacob Lions, who owns the property explains “There’s three overnight rooms downstairs, then there’s a second floor. Each room has a private bath,” Lions explained. “This is still a four bedroom, four and a half bathroom house.” The main house also has a dining room and kitchen area, as well as a multi-purpose meeting room, complete with a projector and sound system.

“That’s really what we’re really focusing on. We will act as a bed and breakfast. We’re really focusing on retreats and groups coming in here, holding classes and taking my rooms for the people coming in out of town.” He added, “we’re going to be a bed and breakfast. We’re going to be a retreat center and we’re going to be a vacation rental and an event center.”

Weddings are a particular specialty of the inn. With grounds to host up to 200 guests, and able to host 50 to 75 people indoors, Lions hopes to draw weddings to the venue. “When you go to a wedding venue, you usually get it for six hours. What I tell people is come here for 48 hours.” The wedding package, Lions described, which includes the venue plus a two nights stay using all four rooms in the house comes to $2,890.

The downstairs rooms, which have queen beds and privates baths, will run $125 per night and $195 per night for the upstairs suite, which has its own deck and king sized bed. “That will include a breakfast certificate to either Well-Bred Bakery or the Crêperie of Weaverville. I like to work hand in hand with my local retailers. I have a relationship already worked out with the bakery and the Crêperie, I’ll give the guests a gift certificate and they can go at their leisure to get breakfast at one of these two restaurants which are literally a block away. Why reinvent the wheel here, when I have two wonderful restaurants that provide professional food?” Guided tours of Western North Carolina at a price of $50 per person are also available.

In the near future, he plans to open a nearby property as an extension to the main inn, allowing up to 16 guests to stay overnight.

Lions also indicated that Weaverville can expect for events to be hosted there regularly in the near future. “We’re going to be a having our own events. We’re going to be doing concerts, comedy night, life theater, and we’re going to have a wine and beer garden here.”

The Wysteria Inn is located at 56 North Main Street. For more information please call 828.484.7555.

“The things we are focusing on is space rental, event center. We want to become known as the event center for Weaverville and Asheville area.”

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