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Jargon Opens Event Space on Haywood Road

The Argot Room. Photo by Wilder Weddings Collective

West Asheville restaurant Jargon has opened The Argot Room, a stylish and intimate new event space on Haywood Road. “After years of requests for large party reservations that we just couldn’t accommodate, we are now able to offer guests the space directly next door to the restaurant,” says Sean Piper, who co-owns Jargon and The Argot Room with his wife Shelly. “We built a catering kitchen and renovated the space extensively to reflect Jargon’s artistic vibe. Chef Ryan Kline and our event coordinator Andrea Kentner work with clients to design their menus and craft their event.”

Argot hallway.
Photo by Sean Piper

The space, which can accommodate up to 50 people, is suitable for any kind of gathering, including rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, experiential pop ups, fundraisers and wine dinners. “We work meticulously with our guests to orchestrate a memorable, unique experience for all,” says Piper. “We also plan to bring more live music back to West Asheville by hosting small listening parties and jazz events.”

A far cry from a generic banquet hall, The Argot Room is brimming with personality. Conveniently situated in the heart of West Asheville, the carefully curated space has small seating areas for conversation and abundant details that add intrigue: a vintage mirror wall, a bookshelf hallway and a mural among them. “It’s for that group that wants something different and meaningful,” says Piper. “We commissioned the paint-by-numbers style mural by local artist Jennifer Barrineau and the bookshelf installation was designed and built by Brantly Tyson—it even has a secret door.”

The Argot Room is located next door to Jargon at 715 Haywood Road. Learn more and make a reservation at

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