11 Dreamy Tennessee Wedding Venues

11 Dreamy Tennessee Wedding Venues

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

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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 11 Tennessee wedding venues that will have you running to the mountains and beyond.

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, the choice is yours.

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

  • $275 per hour
  • $2,900 for a day in the Stables. You can use their stables and red barn for 12 hours and catering is included.
  • $6,300 for the entire Inn. You and your guests enjoy the main house, four suites, pool, lawns, gardens, patios, stable and barn for the entire weekend.
  • $1,350 to elope on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You get an overnight stay, a ceremony with an official for an hour, bouquet, 25 guests, one-hour mini reception and two photography hours.

The Meadows of Monterey - Monterey

Half an hour drive from the Saltbox Inn is The Meadows of 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 4,900 square feet under-roof 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 to choose from and while you're on their website look at all the beautiful weddings that have been held there!

  • Package 1 – Up to 100 guests ($2,500 plus tax)
  • Package 2 – 101 to 200 guests ($3,300 plus tax)
  • Package 3 – 201 to 300 guests ($4,200 plus tax)
  • Package 4 – All-inclusive (starts at $5,500 plus tax)

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:

The Champagne Room – The largest and most popular room to rent. It has two balconies and enough space for 40-50 guests.

Weekdays (Monday-Friday) - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - $75/hour                          

Nights, Weekends, Holidays - $100/hour

Balcony Use for Ceremony with chairs and arch - $350 

The Grand Bella – With the most gorgeous grand staircase, indoor and outdoor balconies and a covered patio, this is perfect for a reception. The ballroom allows plenty of natural light with an incredible view of the vineyards. It seats up to 300.           

Sunday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. - $2,600 (Bridal Suite Only) - *$3,000 (Bridal Suite & Tuscany Room)

Saturdays & Holidays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. - $3,000 (Bridal Suite Only)  - *$3,400 (Bridal Suite & Tuscany Room)

Exclusive Rental of all rooms - 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. - $4,000

Outside Areas - Two hours with up to 300 chairs and arch - $1,000 

Wedding Lawn & Vineyard Bridge – This outdoor space is magical and beautifully photogenic for a wedding.

The Lily Barn - Townsend

The Lily Barn, nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is only minutes away from the 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:

  • Use of the facility on the day of the wedding from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Use of the facility for your wedding rehearsal prior to the ceremony
  • Use of the facility for your engagement and bridal photo sessions
  • Bridal Changing Suite located in the authentic antique cantilever barn
  • Groom’s Cabin
  • Rustic Gazebo Ceremony Site with a set-up of chairs (up to 100)
  • Diamond-Lit Pavilion with a setup of tables and chairs for reception
  • Floor-Length Linens in Guests’ choice of color
  • Acres of beautiful perennial gardens
  • 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 from.

Option A – Includes venue with coordination, appetizer selection for cocktail hour and buffet-style catered meal.

  • Up to 50 guests - $6,804.50
  • 50-75 guests - $7,452.03
  • 76-100 guests - $8,099.55
  • 101-125 guests - $9,313.39
  • 126-150 guests - $10,118.95

Option B – Includes Option A with the addition of bridal bouquet, five bridesmaid’s bouquets, eight boutonnieres, two wrist corsages, fireplace mantle greenery and centerpieces for tables.

  • Up to 50 guests - $7,989.80
  • 50-75 guests - $8,829.39
  • 76-100 guests - $9,476.91
  • 101-125 guests - $10,764.28
  • 126-150 guests - $11,646.67 

Option C – Reception only includes a six-hour venue rental with day of coordination, tables, linens, buffet-style catered meal, fireplace mantle greenery and centerpieces for tables.

  • Up to 50 guests - $5,608.23
  • 50-75 guests - $6,332.58
  • 76-100 guests - $7,095.34
  • 101-125 guests - $8,314.66
  • 126-150 guests - $9,142.18

Happily Ever After at the Barn - Kodak

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

The barn is absolutely 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 below.

  • Wedding at the barn – Includes five hours to use the venue for up to 150 guests. Includes tables and chairs - $3,500
  • Wedding at the pergola – Two hours to use the venue for up to 30 guests. Includes wooden benches for ceremony - $1,200
  • Wedding Planner and day of coordinator - $1,500
  • Each additional hour - $250
  • One hour rehearsal before wedding - $300
  • Décor package: silk flowers, reception center pieces, silk bridal flowers - $500
  • China: Vintage mismatched china, silverware and cloth napkins (includes setup, break down and cleaning) - $200
  • DJ: For five hours - $400. Each additional hour - $100
  • Refreshment Bar: Mason jar drink dispensers, mason jar or water goblets (includes setup, break down and cleaning) - $200
  • Cake and Cupcakes – prices vary
  • Minister - $150
  • Food and catering – prices vary

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. It has been voted one of the top 10 most beautiful venues in the U.S. and No. 1 in the Smoky Mountains.

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 of 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 itself is made from huge logs complimented by 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.

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.

  • Titanic Fountain Wedding Package – Intimate wedding package for two that’s available seasonally at the outdoor fountain area along the waters’ edge of the ship. $450 plus tax.
    • Includes 30-minute rental for two to perform ceremony at outdoor fountain area.
    • Ordained Titanic Captain to perform the ceremony.
    • Wedding coordinator to assist.
    • Photographer with photo package.
    • Admission for bride and groom to tour Titanic Museum following ceremony.
  • First Class Fountain Wedding Package – Wedding package for bride, groom and up to 10 guests, available seasonally at the outdoor fountain along the waters’ edge of the ship. $1,225 plus tax.
    • Includes a one-hour rental for bride, groom and up to 10 guests at the outdoor fountain area located along the waters’ edge of the ship.
    • Ordained Titanic Caption to perform the ceremony.
    • Wedding coordinator to assist.
    • Music.
    • Photographer with photo package.
    • Admission for bride, groom and 10 guests to tour the Titanic Museum following ceremony.
  • First Class Private Grand Staircase Wedding Package – Wedding package for bride and groom that’s available pre-museum opening hours from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on the Titanic Grand Staircase. $1,350 plus tax.
    • Includes a one-hour rental for the bride and groom at the Titanic Grand Staircase.
    • Ordained Titanic Captain to perform the ceremony.
    • Wedding coordinator to assist.
    • Music.
    • Photographer with photo package.
    • Admission for bride and groom to tour Titanic Museum following ceremony.
  • First Class Private Grant Staircase Wedding Package (25 Guests) – Available for bride, groom and up to 25 guests for pre-museum opening hours from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on the Titanic Grant Staircase. $1,850 plus tax.
    • Includes one-hour rental at the Titanic Grand Staircase for bride and groom and seating for up to 25 guests.
    • Ordained Titanic Captain to perform the ceremony.
    • Wedding Coordinator to assist.
    • Music.
    • Photographer with photo package.
    • Admission for bride, groom and up to 25 guests to tour Titanic Museum following ceremony.
  • First Class Reception Packages – Private wedding ceremonies and receptions are available in the 3,000 square foot event room on the third floor with catering options available. Call for pricing.

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 the couple a complete peace of mind down to the last detail. By renting Heartland Meadows it includes:

  • Rain plan options in the Rustic Barn and Reception Barn
  • Rustic farm wood tables
  • 400 padded garden chairs
  • 18 church pews for outdoor use
  • All-day access to the bridal suite with private bathroom
  • All-day access to the groom’s quarters
  • Porta cools and patio heaters included for heating and air conditioning
  • Facility use from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (additional hours available)
  • 224 standard seating capacity in main venue
  • Alcohol is permitted with a licensed and insured bartender
  • Photo props and scenes set up throughout the property for photographers
  • Use of Treasure Barn with furniture, props and décor to be used for table center pieces
  • Yard games
  • Kawasaki Mule to transport guests as needed
  • Open vendor policy
  • Animal friendly
  • 10% military, fire, police and first responder discount is available only for bride, groom and their parents

Call for pricing and more information.

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  whether in the blush of the morning, the glow of the afternoon, or the tranquility of the evening.

  • Appalachian Wedding Package - $2,195 non-peak months (January-March, July-August, November-December); $2,495 peak months (April-June, September-October) Monday–Thursday; $2,995 Peak Months (April-June, September-October) Friday-Sunday
    • Ceremony and reception area of your choice: Grist Mill Field, Cantilever Barn Field, Cedar Tree Field, Wilson Barn Field or Hall of Fame Lawn.
    • Banquet Room – Ceremony and/or reception space: 33 rectangular tables, 150 black-cushioned chairs, two antique serving bars, stage for band or DJ, full-service catering kitchen.
    • 150 white folding chairs (outdoor or indoor use), free on-site parking, restrooms available for guests, bridal suite on-site, decorations available for rent (pricing information available upon request), one consultation with museum wedding coordinator, one-hour rehearsal and complimentary tour of museum for all guests during regular Museum hours.
  • Village Wedding Package - $1,495 non-peak months (January-March, July-August, November-December); $1,795 peak months (April-June, September-October) Monday–Thursday; $2,295 for peak months (April-June, September-October) Friday–Sunday
    • Ceremony and reception area of your choice: Grist Mill Field, Cantilever Barn Field, Cedar Tree Field, Wilson Barn Field or Hall of Fame Lawn.
    • 150 white folding chairs, restrooms available, free on-site parking, bridal suite on-site, decorations available for rent (pricing information available upon request), one consultation with museum wedding coordinator, 1-hour rehearsal and complimentary tour of museum for all guests during regular Museum hours.
  • Heritage Wedding Package - $1,495 non-peak months (January-March, July-August, November-December), $1,795 peak months (April-June, September-October)
    • Banquet room for ceremony and/or reception, 33 rectangular tables, 150 black-cushioned chairs, two antique serving bars, stone indoor fireplace, stage for band or DJ, full-service catering kitchen, several restrooms, free on-site parking, decorations available for rent (pricing information available upon request), one consultation with museum wedding coordinator, one-hour rehearsal and complimentary tour of museum for all guests during regular Museum hours.
  • Security Options
    • Up to 100 guests, one officer - $150
    • 100-200 guests, two officers - $300
    • Outside weddings, two officers required - $300

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.

  • Weekday Wedding Package$1,299

This package offers couples a discounted package, simple ceremony and one night’s lodging at Butterfly Hollow, only available for Sunday-Thursday weddings. The package includes:

    • Professional Wedding Coordinator assistance
    • Assistance with off-site activities
    • Ceremony held at Hillside gazebo, historic barn or location of your choosing
    • Licensed wedding officiant
    • Up to 15 guests
    • Single layer homemade wedding cake
    • One hour of photography (slightly edited shots and not professional grade)
    • Keepsake toasting glasses
    • One night accommodations for two
    • Full gourmet breakfast served in the morning

 

  • Intimate Wedding Package – Starts at $2,199 – Have an elopement, vow renewal or wedding with this package. Enjoy two night’s private lodging and gourmet breakfast each morning. The package includes:
    • Exclusive use of Butterfly Hollow
    • Professional wedding coordinator assistance with all wedding package elements
    • Assistance with off-site activities
    • Private ceremony in your choice of location
    • Licensed wedding officiant
    • Up to 20 guests included in the starting price (10 guests may be added at additional cost)
    • Handtied bridal bouquet and boutonniere
    • Single-layer homemade wedding cake and cake cutting ceremony
    • Keepsake toasting glasses, linens, plates, utensils and other glassware
    • Two nights’ accommodations
    • Full gourmet breakfast served each morning
    • Available every day

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 cocktail 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 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 or visit website for more information on pricing.

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