There’s something uniquely special about hosting an event in Cúrate’s private wine cellar, which can accommodate up to 32 guests for a seated meal featuring a set, seasonal menu, served tapas-style. For larger parties of 33 – 40 guests, a passed hors d’oeuvres and beverage format is available. Adjustments can be made to modify the menu for guests with allergies and dietary restrictions. Our restaurants are following all state mandates and CDC best practices in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please inquire below to learn about current offerings and capacity.
Voted 100 Best Wine Restaurants in 2018 by Wine Enthusiast, the Cúrate wine list is exclusively Spanish and features artisanal producers from all regions of Spain and the Canary Islands. Sangria, Spanish sherry, vermouth, and cider are also available for private events, along with a full bar and local craft beer.
If you prefer to gather at home, consider ordering a spread from La Bodega by Cúrate, our new one-stop shop for to-go tapas, including charcuterie & cheese platters, sandwiches, semi-prepared Cúrate favorites, Spanish specialty items, and even paella in the pan! We also offer a full selection of wine, beer, cider, vermouth, and sherry — everything you might need for a great party, now available for in-store shopping or curbside pickup.
How do I book an event? Reach out to us via the “Book an Event” button, and we’ll be in touch to confirm availability for your preferred date, as well as provide date-specific pricing details. To confirm your booking, simply sign our event policies agreement and provide a 50% deposit toward your minimum. Your booking is not confirmed until we have received your deposit AND approval of the policies.
Where is Cúrate’s private dining room located? Guests gather in the Cúrate wine cellar, directly below the dining room. We have a ground-level entrance available if needed for accessibility.
What types of events does your private room accommodate? We host all types of gatherings, including rehearsal dinners, business meetings, showers, brunches, luncheons, birthdays, retirements, anniversaries, and weddings.
How many people may we invite to our event? We can comfortably seat up to 32 guests, or host up to 40 for cocktail-style events. Daytime events are limited to 22 guests, based on kitchen capacity. Capacity may be lowered if required by government mandate.
What does the private room include? Our private dining room is fully furnished and outfitted with everything you need for a lovely and effortless event, including chairs, tables, flatware, serveware, plateware, napkins, glassware, and tealight candles in glass votives.
May I bring an outside cake?
Yes, you’re absolutely welcome to have a custom cake delivered, or bring it when you arrive. We do request a $3 per guest cake cutting fee. Alternatively, you may request the presentation of a whole Tarta de Queso (Basque-style Cheesecake). Made by our pastry chef, this cake is truly memorable and perfect for special occasions. We’re happy to provide candles upon request.
What styles of service and food do you offer? Private events at Cúrate feature a set, seasonal menu that will give your guests a plentiful “Taste of Spain.”
What types of drinks may we serve? We recommend welcoming your guests with pitchers of red and/or sparkling white sangria to get the party started. We also offer an award-winning selection of artisan Spanish wines, along with delicious craft cocktails, local and foreign beers, sherry, vermouth, and non-alcoholic beverages.Beverages are charged based on consumption, but you may limit your beverage menu in advance to control costs, offer a wine tasting menu, or feature a favorite libation for a welcome or cheers. You are welcome to bring your own wine with a $20 per 750ml bottle corkage fee.
What precautions are being taken for guest and employee safety during COVID-19? Cúrate is complying with all government mandates related to health and safety, and we’re thankful for your partnership to help keep guests and staff safe, too.
The private dining room will be sanitized prior to your event. Servers wear masks for the duration of service, submit daily health checks through the Slate Pages app, and are Count on Me NC-certified. The restaurant will operate at 30% capacity until further notice. Hand sanitation stations are provided to guests and employees. In accordance with Buncombe County mandates, no alcohol will be served after 9 pm. And, we are not accepting cash payments at this time.
All guests above the age of two are required to wear face masks until seated, and while moving about the restaurant (please, no masks with ventilators, bandanas or gaiters). If a member of your group has had a fever over 99F in the last 72 hours or a positive COVID-19 test in the past 10 days, please do not enter.
These safety measures are subject to change at any time. Host and guests agree to comply with all safety measures in place on the date of their event. Diners who don’t comply with safety measures will be asked to leave.
How much does it cost to host an event with you? Rather than charging a rental fee, we simply request you meet a food & beverage minimum, which varies by date and time. Our standard event menus range from $55-75 per person, not including beverages. Sales tax (7%) and gratuity (20%) will be added to the final bill, which will be presented as one check. Tax and gratuity do not count towards the minimum.
Do you accommodate guests with dietary restrictions or allergies?
Yes, we happily accommodate food allergies and restrictions. Please notify us 7 days or more in advance to allow time for appropriate menu planning.
Do you offer tastings?
No. Because our menu and service are inspired by Cúrate, we encourage you to come in to dine with us so you can experience our food and hospitality first hand.
How do you handle kids’ meals?
If young guests will enjoy the same menu as adults, they are priced as follows:
- There is no charge for children ages five and under
- Kids ages six to 12 are half price
- We can also recommend alternate dishes your young guests will enjoy, which are priced a la carte.
May we decorate for our event?
You may, however rest assured that Curate’s private room is a gorgeous space that doesn’t require any additional decoration. We allow 30 minutes prior to the event for hosts to bring in and set up any personal touches they care to add, and also offer complimentary tealight candles in glass votives.
Keep in mind that your table will be filled with lovely food and glassware, leaving very little room for decor on the table, although there are several places throughout the room where you can add personal or floral touches.
We prohibit some messy decorations and celebratory items (like glitter, silly string, and confetti), which are detailed in our event policies agreement.
May I drop off decorations, flowers, etc. prior to the event?
We are often able to receive decor, cakes, or place cards in the afternoon prior to your event. Please inquire.
May we play our own music, or have live music?
Hosts are welcome to play their own playlist via our robust sound system, which accepts a standard AUX input. Groups of three or fewer acoustic musicians are also welcome to perform, but may not use amplification.
Do you have A/V capabilities?
Cúrate offers a complimentary projector, screen, and audio hookup. We have an HDMI connection for your laptop, but recommend you bring a backup of your presentation on a USB flash drive, just in case. Audio is via an aux cord, or the connected computer.
Please let us know if you plan to use any A/V equipment so we can be sure it is ready. You are encouraged to arrive up to 30 minutes before your event to set up A/V equipment.
Please note: ThinkPad computers often struggle to connect to our system, and we cannot guarantee compatibility. Please let us know if you use a ThinkPad, so that we can discuss alternatives, and be sure to bring a backup on a USB flash drive.
Is parking available? While we don’t have dedicated on-site parking, our venue is surrounded by several paid parking lots, as well as street parking. Please visit avlpark.com for parking garage availability. Street parking is free after 6:00pm.
Is your venue wheelchair accessible? Yes. Although the venue is located down one flight of stairs, below our main dining room, we offer access to a private back door on the ground level, including a wheelchair-accessible ramp.
May our pets join the celebration? Due to N.C. Department of Health & Human Services regulations, pets are not permitted inside the building. However, official service animals are welcome.