Our Team

Meet the people behind The Planning

  • Marta Bodenhorst  Owner
  • Paige West Wedding Planner
  • Lauren Bradley  Wedding Planner
  • Marta Bodenhorst  Owner

    Marta Bodenhorst Owner

    A native of Colombia, South America, Marta moved to the states over 20 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, one of the most well-known and beloved restaurants in downtown Asheville, alongside her business partner at the time, John Bodenhorst. It is a destination bar and restaurant for locals and visitors alike, and has also become known as a hot-spot for bachelor parties. (For more information about The Bier Garden visit ashevillebiergarden.com.)

    After a few years of managing The Bier Garden , Marta started her own endeavors with “The Venue", "The Venue Catering", and finally, "The Planning". For more information about “The Venue” or “The Venue Catering”, please visit ashevillevenue.com.

    Marta and “The Planning” team are passionate about each and every event and work diligently with their clients to create unique and memorable occasions.

  • Paige West Wedding Planner

    Paige West Wedding Planner

    A new member to Asheville from Chattanooga TN, Paige has over 9 years in the hospitality industry. With a big personality and ability to connect with people, she brings out the fun side of wedding planning while also maintaining impeccable organization. "There is something so fun about watching everything come together at last minute to make for the most magical experience for our couples."
  • Lauren Bradley  Wedding Planner

    Lauren Bradley Wedding Planner

    Short and sweet is the best way to describe Lauren. With a bachelor degree in Psychology, Lauren has dedicated her life to serving others. After traveling the country for two years, she returned home to the Appalachian mountains to settle in Asheville. With six years of experience in client relations and food service behind her, she helps clients find a way to make event dreams a reality. "For me, it's always been about finding the best way to bring life to a couple's vision. Taking care of people and meeting their needs - to me, that's the most important part of what we do."

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Get in touch with us


21 North Market St
Asheville, NC 28801


Monday - Friday +
9 AM - 6 PM
By Appointment Saturday + Sunday
By Appointment
Not Available During Events


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