National Contest: 2 Free Weddings for 2 Lucky Couples!!

And now, something amazing to celebrate . . . .

National Contest:
2 Free Weddings for
2 Lucky Couples!!

Contest Details

The Venue, The Ridge, and The Planning in conjunction with local vendors, are giving away TWO FREE wedding weekends to two couples!

If you’re a front line essential worker
and your nuptials have been affected by
the COVID-19 pandemic, then you have a chance to win!

Couple #1 Receives:

Rehearsal Dinner at The Venue and Ceremony & Reception at The Ridge, in Asheville, NC.

Couple #2 Receives:

Rehearsal Dinner at The Ridge and Ceremony & Reception at The Venue, in Asheville, NC.

Rehearsal Dinner Date: Friday March 19th, 2021
Wedding Date: Saturday March 20th, 2021


Besides a Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, and Reception, here’s what else is included in your FREE wedding from these participating vendors:

      • Wedding Dress: Wedding Inspirations
      • Wedding Planner: The Planning ~ The Art of Entertaining 
      • Catering: The Venue
      • Florist: Flora 
      • Florist: Inspired Design of NC
      • Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Musicians: Carolina Music Planner
      • Reception Music: DJ Lucas London
      • Photographer: Mallory Paige Photography
      • Photographer: Realities Photography
      • Hair & Makeup: Blush Asheville
      • Hair & Makeup: Flawless 
      • Baker: 50/Fifty ~ The Art of Dessert
      • Baker: Cakes By Gray 
      • Hotel: The Foundry Hotel Asheville (2-night stay for each couple)
      • Bridal Party Outing—Axeville Throwing Club
      • Sugarcane [Sewing] Studios


Last day to submit to the contest:  July 15th, 2020
Contest winners will be selected:  July 30th, 2020
Where to submit:
Want a better chance of winning? Visit our Instagram pages, click the “Giveaway” Photo, and follow the steps to submit your video! 
[Social Media handles below]


Available for Interviews: Marta Santamaria.

Marta Santamaria, is CEO and Owner of The Venue, The Ridge, and The Planning in Asheville, NC. A native of Colombia, South America, Marta moved to the states over 30 years ago. With a background in Business and Hospitality Management, Marta’s entrepreneurial instinct and determination laid the foundation of her path to success.

Marta started her business ventures by opening The Bier Garden, with her then business partner. The Bier Garden is one of the most well-known and beloved restaurants in downtown Asheville, and is a destination bar and restaurant for locals and visitors alike with the largest beer selection in WNC.

After a few years of managing The Bier Garden, Marta started her own endeavors with The Venue, The Venue Catering, The Ridge, and finally, The Planning.

In recent years, Marta has been nominated for the WomanUP “Woman Entrepreneur: Best In Business,” and winner of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Leader of the Year.”

Marta Santamaria, along with her family, staff, and participating vendors are excited to be a part of this once in a lifetime, dream come true wedding extravaganza!!


Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.


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Instagram Handle: @theridgeavl
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