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Our Story

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    Our amazing owner Katherine Corn and her late husband Bob Corn started the famous to Carolinian's and beyond, IWANNA Classified Newspaper, launching it at their small kitchen table

and using an old VW Beetle to make deliveries.

Their very first edition came out in April 1976 and the concept of free classified ads caught on like wildfire with their then tiny- 4 page newspaper experiencing phenomenal growth with every passing day.

    The Corn family bought a building and a printing press, expanded their staff, and began thinking about growth. What was once a "tiny paper" quickly became the largest and most widely read weekly shopping guide serving Western North Carolina, Western Piedmont and Upstate South Carolina, growing from the initial 4 pages to over 300 page issues with thousands of classified and display ads.





   Following the passing of her beloved husband Bob, Katherine eventually decided to sell the IWANNA but the ingenious mind of Katherine kept on turning. Becoming a huge ballroom dance enthusiast Katherine Corn started the Asheville Ballroom which has now grown into the exceptional venue Asheville Event and Dance Centre that we are today, offering upscale ambiance, eye-catching custom décor, and exciting energy for all your corporate meetings, private events, and dance needs!






So...... There is OUR story, Let's begin writing YOUR story! Contact our highly skilled and experienced staff today and allow us the honor of assisting you with this special journey of yours!

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Our Services

Corporate Events

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Having an effective meeting can seem like an elusive dream. To help breed and sustain company success and employee satisfaction, meetings, conferences, training events, and retreats should be engaging, energizing, and memorable, correct?

So how do you turn that elusive dream into a capable reality? The answer is simple -- gather at the Asheville Event and Dance Centre!

The staff of Asheville Event and Dance Centre respect in how planning for corporate events can often times be stressful, but do not fret, as we have that affordable, versatile, corporate event space, offering the high-end amenities your company needs to be productive, focused, and energized!


Take a peek at our VENUES page and then contact us for additional information in how we may assist in helping your next corporate meeting become efficient and extraordinary!

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Getting Married?!?!?! Congratulations!!!

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 Are you searching for that Oh So Perfect, yet completely unique, versatile Asheville venue, that

 ensures YOUR day will be bursting with love, -close friends & family, Oooing and Awwwing, as all

 partake in the exciting celebration of two becoming one?

 Whether your celebration is for 2 or 400+, Asheville Event and Dance Centre would love to assist you as your guests are left swooning over your exceptionally gorgeous wedding/reception for a long time to come!









Whether it be a Wedding Ceremony site and/or Wedding Reception location you are in search of- Asheville Event and Dance Centre offers many different venues within one facility to bring your wedding day dreams to reality. Oh, and we must not forget.... we also offer a very well appointed Bridal Suite as well as a Grooms Suite for our couples and their wedding party!


   Head over to our VENUES page and let us know which venue is exactly what you envisioned!

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Private Parties

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You Guessed it!!!!

Asheville Event and Dance Centre LOVES Parties and with all of our very versatile venues in which we offer, choosing the PERFECT one for your private event is a BREEZE!







Whether for a Birthday, Baby Shower, Anniversary, Family Reunion, Class Reunion, Holiday, High School or College Prom....

Parties of all kinds are OUR forte' at Asheville Event and Dance Centre!!!!


Contact us today and...Let's get this PARTY STARTED already!

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Weddings, Receptions, Seminars, Galas, Dinners, Meetings, Classes, Workshops, Entertainment


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