The Historic YMI Building in 2013

Facilties and Rental Spaces

The YMI Cultural Center is an 18,000 square-foot century old facility with three options for event space hosting. Located in the center of the historic “Block”, the cultural center is in the heart of downtown Asheville. From our spacious auditorium space to our executive boardroom, the YMI Cultural Center offers a variety of options for you to host your next business meeting, luncheon, reception, performance or social occasion.

A Galley prep kitchen space is located on the mezzanine level adjacent to the Gallery for event hosting.

A microphone sound system is available to be used for events in any of our spaces at an additional cost.

Spaces Available for Short-Term Rentals

  • Asheville auditorium and stage for lease

  • Asheville auditorium and stage for lease

  • Asheville auditorium and stage for lease

  • Asheville auditorium and stage for lease

  • Asheville auditorium and stage for lease

  • Asheville auditorium and stage for lease

  • Asheville auditorium and stage for lease

Ray Auditorium

The Ray Auditorium offers a spacious area for various events to include wedding receptions, dances and conferences. This 2232 square foot event space can accommodate 275 for a standing reception and 200 seated. The hardwood floors and historic arched beams create an ambiance where guests are able to truly experience the character of elegance. A 6-foot Mason-Hamlin grand piano graces the space and is available to those leasing this space for an additional fee.

Ray Auditorium

Size:
2232 sq. ft.
Capacity:
275 standing/200 seated
Rental Fee:
$900 per event
For more information or to book it, please call the YMI at (828) 257-4540.
  • board room for rent

  • board room for rent

  • board room for rent

Boardroom

The boardroom is our executive space that can seat up to 17 people at its elegant wooden conference table. Windows located in the room allow for views of the historic “Block”.

Boardroom

Size:
400 sq. ft.
Capacity:
17 seated
Rental Fee:
$350 per event
For more information or to book it, please call the YMI at (828) 257-4540.
  • lease space interior 3

  • lease space interior 2

  • lease space interior

  • street view

Office/Business Spaces Available for Long-Term Lease

Long term lease options are available for other YMI properties, ranging from 1070 to 1250 square feet.

Call Daniel Summerlin at GM Property at (828) 398-4715 or dsummerlin@gmproperty.com for more information. Availability of space is not guaranteed at the time of inquiry.