Bride and groom walking in a field with the Great Smoky Mountains behind them at The Lily Barn in Townsend, Tennessee
Photo Credit: The Lily Barn

Dreamy Tennessee Wedding Venues

Make your wedding day extra special by booking one of these Tennessee venues.

Wedding season is upon us. If you’re planning your big day, Tennessee offers picture-perfect venues that will make your wedding memorable and impress your guests. Here are a few Tennessee wedding venues that will have you booking your special day in the mountains and beyond.

The Barn at Faith Farms - Athens

This elegant wedding venue in Athens, Tennessee goes to every effort to make sure your big day is memorable and unforgettable. Up to 400 guests can be accommodated, making this perfect for the large wedding bash. An open-concept banquet hall, the barn with its high ceilings and exposed beams and outdoor spaces with trees as a backdrop are all available for your chic event. When couples rent the barn, setup and clean up services are complimentary, lighting and sound, tables and chairs are provided. An on-site event planner is available along with easy parking, an on-site bridal suite for the bride and bridal party, and even on-site decor. 

Call for more information on pricing.

DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards - Baxter

DelMonaco Winery is a 52-acre estate that has 30 acres in vineyards. It’s a beautiful estate and they have several rooms for a wedding including The Champagne Room, which can accommodate 40-50 guests; The Grand Bella, a gorgeous staircase with indoor and outdoor balconies, a covered patio and a naturally-lit ballroom with views of the vineyard; and the Wedding Lawn & Vineyard Bridge, an outdoor space that is beautifully photogenic.

Please call for all quotes and price inquiries.

Villa Nove Vineyards - Butler

Have a Tuscany-style wedding without the cost of international airfare at Villa Nove Vineyards in Butler. As you say your vows, a 360-view of the Appalachian Mountains and 35 acres of grape vines will be your backdrop. The Tuscan-themed pavilion can accommodate more than 200 guests and has restrooms and a caterer's staging kitchen. You have complete access to the vineyard's cottage, pavilion and vineyard on the day before your wedding until the morning after. Email or call for pricing and additional details.

Museum of Appalachia - Clinton

The Museum of Appalachia is an event venue situated on more than 60 pastoral acres, surrounded by split rail fences, offering a captivating setting for your special day. Reminiscent of days gone by, the museum offers a fresh event choice with rustic cabins, barns, and a quaint chapel. Perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions of any size, guests have access to an indoor reception hall equipped with a prep kitchen, antique serving bars, and a capacity to comfortably seat up to 200 guests. The covered porch provides additional reception seating while still allowing guests to take in a tranquil view of the Museum Village. Outdoor ceremony spaces are capable of accommodating a group of any size.

Sophisticated or casual, large or small, the Museum of Appalachia staff assists with selecting the right package for your special day whether in the blush of the morning, the glow of the afternoon, or the tranquility of the evening. Contact the Museum of Appalachia to learn all the details of the three packages offered: The Appalachian Wedding Package, Village Wedding Package and Heritage Wedding Package.

Saltbox Inn - Cookeville

Weddings and special occasions at the Saltbox Inn, located in Cookeville about one-hour from Nashville, are charming and intimate events. Whatever your dream is: an outdoor garden, patio or pool setting, a rustic farm setting, a cozy fireside setting (indoors) or an elegant pavilion setting, they make every occasion unique and memorable for the bride, groom, wedding party and family. 

The Saltbox Inn offers outdoor accommodations for up to 500 guests and indoor accommodations for 300 guests as well as a bridal suite, groom suite, floral design, on-site catering kitchen, tables, chairs, complete set-up and clean-up and tenting options. The Saltbox Inn offers four guest suites for on-site lodging and the entire property can be exclusively yours for a weekend.

Their staff can coordinate as much or as little as you wish: overnight guest accommodations, personal planning/coordination, rehearsal dinner, reception, cakes, catering, photography, floral, horse and carriage, and parking. At The Saltbox Inn, you are not required to use a specific caterer or florist.

Weddings are a 5-hour minimum and there are four packages to choose from ranging from per-hour pricing to full-day and weekend packages. There's even an elopement package for during the week!

Please call for all quotes and price inquiries.

Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings - Gatlinburg

In the heart of the Smokies, the 130-acre Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings offers three unique venues with professional wedding planners and services for your ceremony and reception. Enjoy mountaintop log cabins and wedding suites overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Almost Heaven offers all-inclusive wedding and reception packages that will make your dream wedding stress-free:

Mountain Top Ceremony & Reception: Almost Heaven offers two award-winning locations with a breathtaking mountain top ceremony and adjoining reception facilities. Both locations offer more than 2,500 square feet and unobstructed views of the mountains, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Want that special venue to wow your guests? The Sky and Garden are just what you are looking for.

Mountain Top Ceremony Only: Choose from either the Sky Venue or Garden Venue, award-winning mountain top locations for stunning photographs and amazing memories.

Chapel Wedding: Gatlinburg Wedding Chapel by the Stream is a romantic Gatlinburg Log Wedding Chapel. The chapel even has custom stained glass windows. It is the perfect setting for 25-30 guests with a mountain stream, covered walking bridge and a charming gazebo, offering many photo opportunities. You may choose the chapel, covered foot bridge or gazebo for your ceremony. Add guests to any private ceremony for a nominal fee. The chapel also provides you with a bride’s private dressing room as well as video equipment for your wedding day. 

Please call for all quotes and price inquiries.

Butterfly Hollow Bed & Breakfast - Gordonsville

Slip away and discover a luxurious romantic hideaway at Butterfly Hollow Bed & Breakfast, a charming three-bedroom bed and breakfast nestled in a storybook setting on 82 acres. Tucked into the Cumberland Plateau foothills, Butterfly Hollow is a short 45-minute drive east of Nashville. They offer weekday wedding packages available Sunday-Thursday that includes a one night’s stay at Butterfly Hollow and a full breakfast the next morning. The intimate wedding package for up to 20 guests (10 guests may be added for an additional cost) includes a two night’s stay in private lodging and gourmet breakfast each morning. You also get exclusive use of the property, a wedding coordinator, private ceremony, licensed wedding officiant, keepsake toasting glasses, homemade wedding cake, bridal bouquet and boutonniere and more.

Heartland Meadows - Knoxville

In Knoxville, you’ll find Heartland Meadows. Located on 45 beautiful acres, Heartland Meadows is a rustic venue with on-site location options to host your ceremony and reception. Heartland Meadows’ goal is to give you peace of mind down to the last detail. By renting Heartland Meadows, you’ll get rain plan options, rustic farm wood tables, up to 400 padded garden chairs, 18 church pews for outdoor use, all-day access to the bridal suite and groom’s quarters, porta cools and patio heaters, use of the Treasure Barn that houses furniture, props and decor, yard games, Kawasaki Mule transportation and more.

Call for pricing and more information.

Happily Ever After at the Barn - Kodak

Another venue close to Pigeon Forge is Happily Ever After at the Barn in Kodak, located on seven acres in the Smoky Mountains. This venue won Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award in 2017 and is love at first sight for most. Happily Ever After has customized wedding options so couples have the most personalized experience for their big day.

The barn is gorgeous but there are also props all over the property for the perfect photos. From the teal door at the main house to the vintage truck, your photos will be picture perfect. Packages are build-able with pricing for china pieces, decor, cake and cupcakes, a minister and food and catering.

Please call for all quotes and price inquiries.

The Meadows in Monterey - Monterey

Half an hour drive from the Saltbox Inn is The Meadows in Monterey.  The Meadows in Monterey is the Upper Cumberland's newest wedding and event venue that's perfect if you're planning a country-style wedding with a barn. The venue is on 67 acres of meadows and rolling hills plus a lake and two ponds. The rustic charm of the countryside combined with the vintage style of "The Barn" offers a unique setting. "The Barn" is a 4,900-square-foot structure and features nine chandeliers, ceiling fans, restrooms, and a kitchen. The venue is available on the day of the wedding from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The barn itself accommodates up to 300 under roof and has two restrooms and a full kitchen. A bridal suite and groom’s cabin along with a rehearsal time are included in the venue rental. The Meadows in Monterey offers four different plans that range in prices based on your guest number. Please call for all quotes and price inquiries.

The Bell Tower - Nashville

If you’re a city girl and a downtown Nashville bride, you’ll love The Bell Tower, an historic church circa 1874 that has been transformed into a modern, spacious event venue.  Exposed beams, natural light, and an upper level mezzanine, make this venue one of the most desired spots in downtown Nashville. Other amenities include a full on-site kitchen, bridal lounges, and state-of-the-art light and sound. With the ability to accommodate seated dinners for up to 400 and cocktai- style receptions for 700, this location is the single largest free standing venue in downtown Nashville. Located at 400 4th Ave. South, The Bell Tower was originally the Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the first churches built in Nashville by freed slaves after the Civil War, until the late 1960s when the AME Church relocated. Since then the building has served as a night club, warehouse and, most recently, housed the EOA Architecture offices.  The Bell Tower offers services from Infinity Events & Catering, a full-service event planning and design company providing catering services for their six venues: The Bridge Building, The Bell Tower, OZ Arts Nashville, The Quarter, The Harding House, and 12th & Porter.  While working with one of their talented event specialists, you are guided through the steps of organizing the perfect wedding. From a handcrafted menu by their culinary team to custom lighting and decor, the Infinity Events & Catering team assists you every step of the way, ensuring the best planning and event experience from beginning to end.  Call for more information on pricing.

Margaritaville Hotel - Nashville

If you want a fun and memorable wedding, tie the knot at Margaritaville Hotel in Nashville. Conveniently close to the Broadway District, you and your guests will be entertained from sun up to sundown. When you arrive, you're on island time which means the talented team at Margaritaville take care of all the details so your wedding day is stress-free and easy. Whether you want a big bash or intimate ceremony, the indoor and outdoor venues can accommodate. Request more information.

Dogwood Meadows - Rockwood

Let the beautiful mountains and rolling hills of Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau be your wedding backdrop. Sitting on 150 acres, the barn gives you views of Black and Renegade Mountain. A hand-built arbor sits on top of the hill for a memorable setting for your ceremony. At Dogwood Meadows, you get excellent service, plenty of space for your guests and amenities.

The Titanic Museum Attraction - Pigeon Forge

If you’re a fan of the film Titanic you’ll love the idea of getting married at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. This museum has several different options for wedding ceremonies and receptions ranging from an intimate wedding package to access to the Grand Staircase and even the private rooms on the third floor.  Please call for all quotes and price inquiries.

Pleasant Hill Vineyards - Townsend

Enjoy nuptials among the vines.
Photo Credit: Pleasant Hill Vineyards

Gardens and vineyards are your backdrop when you book your wedding at Pleasant Hill Vineyards. The dreamy surroundings of the Great Smoky Mountains will enhance your special day on this historic East Tennessee farm. Since the early 1700s, Pleasant Hill Vineyards also grows and makes their own wines on-site. With more than 40 weddings planned in 2019 alone at the venue, you can rest easy knowing you're in experienced hands at Pleasant Hill Vineyards. 

The Lily Barn - Townsend

The Lily Barn, nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is only minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It’s a beautiful outdoor wedding facility, often used for large, customized weddings. The Lily Barn is a 100-acre farm that houses a 130-year-old cantilever barn sat among a three-acre perennial garden, your bridal suite for the day. In addition to the cantilever barn, groom's cabin and event pavilion, there is an evergreen maze for children of all ages, a pond, and beautiful Day Lilies and native plants in bloom. 

It accommodates up to 100 guests under their pavilion but can accommodate larger groups up to 175 guests with the additional rental of an event tent and additional chairs, tables, and linens.

The facility rental fee includes your access on the day of the wedding 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., use of the facility for your wedding rehearsal prior to the ceremony; access for engagement and bridal photo sessions; Rustic Gazebo Ceremony Site with 100 chairs set up; the Diamond-Lit Pavilion with table and chair set up for the reception; floor-length linens; acres of perennial gardens and full wedding planning and coordination.

The Lily Barn is a full-service facility and requires you to use their catering for your reception. Weddings are scheduled for the second weekend of April to the first weekend of November and they have three different wedding options for you to choose.

Please call for all quotes and price inquiries.

Discovery Park of America - Union City

Discovery Park of America isn’t just a museum filled with an extensive collection of historical and cultural artifacts, a 20,000-gallon tank filled with regional underwater creatures and three beautiful gardens. It’s also a unique venue to host your special day. Choose from the 14 venues they offer like the century-old chapel and gardens, the red barn, the Reelfoot Room or even Dinosaur Hall where dinosaur relics add to the fun of your reception. All food and beverages are provided by Discovery Park of America or are one of their approved caterers. Free standing decorations are welcome, security is included and discounts are available to brides and grooms who book two or three wedding events (the wedding ceremony, reception and/or rehearsal dinner).

Call for more information on pricing.

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