The Bascom 323 Franklin Road • Highlands • NC 28741


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Established thirty years ago as a non-profit center for visual arts, this six-acre campus sits on the grounds of a former horse farm, encircled by lush forest and boasting a sculpture trail, antique covered bridge, a brook, and waterfall.
  • The stylish, rustic-modern gathering spaces are a blend of vintage and contemporary architecture, featuring both restored historic buildings and new construction utilizing repurposed materials. Their open, flexible layouts have been designed to highlight the surrounding natural beauty.
  • Your rental fees help ensure the legacy of The Bascom, and its unique mission within the region as a priceless support for the local artistic community, and resource for future artists and art-appreciators alike.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
    • Type of event
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%
Additional Info
  • Bar packages range $30–50/person.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 250
Reception Seated 0 250
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Art Gallery
  • Barn
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Meadow / Fields


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