The Mandara Gallery

Tucked away, beyond the main dining room, you’ll find the Mandara Gallery.  This recently remodeled downtown Asheville event venue and private meeting space easily transforms to accommodate a variety of needs. Designed to be both functional and beautiful the Mandara Gallery is ideal for both casual and formal events, intimate receptions, celebrations, business presentations, brunch meetings, and more.  Modern chandeliers warmly illuminate a wide space that comfortably accommodates 48 diners for a plated dinner, 50 viewers for special screenings, 32 associates for conference or classroom presentations, and up to 60 guests for cocktail events or standing receptions.

The sophisticated neutral color palette of the room provides the perfect canvas for creative table and floral designs, making the room as versatile as it is beautiful. Depending on the type of event you are holding, you may want to take advantage of our in-house audio-visual offerings. If you have any special requests, please don’t hesitate to talk to us about them. We will make every effort to assist you in bringing your vision to life.

There are two built in buffets that can be used for a variety of purposes. For a cocktail party, you can display hors d’oeuvres. A brunch buffet presented on these built ins will look lovely and create easy access for your guest to sample all the delicious dishes. For a formal sit-down dinner, this area is a perfect space for décor to personalize your event or display gifts from guests.

Depending on the type of event you are holding, you may want to take advantage of our Hi-Definition Video, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, and a 119” screen. We also offer cable TV, Blu-Ray DVD, and an HDMI input for “big screen” laptop presentations.

Seating can be arranged in a variety of formations depending on the format you are envisioning for your presentation.  Choose from auditorium-style seating, a classroom, or an open-ended horseshoe configuration to name a few.  The space offers privacy and a broad array of seating arrangements to best meet the diverse needs of our guests.

When used in conjunction with reserving the main dining room.  The Mandara gallery has been transformed to host intimate wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and as a private screening theater for family reunions. Oftentimes, the gallery is used for a standing cocktail reception with live music, prior to dinner in the main dining room.