Additional Information


We host one function per weekend per venue.  The venue is ready by 4:00pm the day before the wedding reception and is available for decoration at that time.  We schedule around university events and holidays.  Please call for availability of certain dates. 

General Pricing Structure

For thorough pricing, please call 828-262-3032 to discuss your vision for your reception and to receive a customized pricing estimate.  For general purposes, pricing is as follows:

Venue Rental: $1200 flat rate ($1000 for current students or recent alumni). Includes all furniture, staging, and a small house sound system and microphone.  Pricing is for a 4-hour party; set-up and clean-up are outside of this timeframe.  Additional hours are available for an additional cost.

Staffing Rate:  This rate is customized to the number of guests and the vision you have for your wedding. Ask yourself: How many guests are coming? Will there be alcohol and dancing? 

Catering:  Appalachian Catering is the exclusive catering operation for Solarium or Parkway Ballroom wedding receptions.  This contract is worked out separately between you and Appalachian Catering.

Wedding Coordinator: It is a requirement of any wedding reception in either venue to use the services of a Wedding Coordinator.  This contract is worked out separately between you and the Wedding Coordinator.


Bar Service

Alcohol is permitted in either venue. Beer and wine only.  Alcohol is served from behind a bar, and our staff is trained in liability and risk management as it relates to alcohol consumption.  You can arrange to deliver beer and wine the day before the wedding and pick up after the wedding reception.  There are no corking fees and no tip jar.  An additional bar set-up may be requested for an additional fee.


Dance Floor

An attractive dance floor, ranging in size to fit your needs, is available for rental.  Note: You do not need to rent the dance floor in order to have dancing at your reception.



To accentuate your reception with live piano music, both venues feature a piano available for rental and for use by a musician.  Cost covers the tuning we arrange for the piano before and after the reception.



We offer three types of glassware for beverages:  beer glasses, universal wine glasses, and champagne flutes.  Priced at $1/glass type/guest.                                                                                           glassware

Two types of candle holders are offered that meet the strict university fire code for open flames.  One square option and one small cylindrical option are available to meet your needs.  $1/unit, includes votive candle that burns for 4+ hours.




Contact Us

Jenny Koehn
P: (828) 262-3032

Appalachian Catering
P: (828) 262-8011