Updated: Feb 15
Are you preparing for your special day? You want your Tennessee wedding to be unforgettable, and so do we! Planning your perfect day can be a huge challenge… But, who doesn’t love a challenge, right? Yes, there are an overwhelming amount of lovely and appropriate wedding venues that would suit your needs, but let’s not stress out finding the right one for you. We have compiled a list of some of the most glorious wedding venues in Tennessee in terms of a few important factors:
- If Money Was No Object
- On A Budget
- Most Romantic
- Most Scenic
We have selected a few top venues in the Tennessee area (Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Gatlinburg) to make your search a little easier. We’ve got you covered - now, let’s take a look:
MEMPHIS - Our Top 5 Picks
The blues rockin’, soul shakin’ town of Memphis offers an array of amazing wedding venues. Down by the Mississippi river, this vibrant city offers something for everyone - sure to fit your wedding ideals.
If Money Is No Object - The Cadre
The historical beauty of The Cadre leaves its guests spell bound. Built in 1928, its high ceilings and grand ballroom are some of the many features of this glamourous, downtown landmark. This timeless beauty offers everything you need in one generous space - a long, magnificent aisle for your ceremony, a grand balcony for cocktail hour, and a large reception space to dance into the night. It goes without saying that magic can be found within the walls of The Cadre Building.
On a Budget - Propceller
Boasting over 10,000 square feet of mid century warehouse wonder, Propceller is a perfect place for the creative mind. Its concrete floors, tall ceilings, and countless windows creates an illuminated, open space that is perfect for adding your own special touch. The warehouse space is a blank canvas; fantastic for the modern day bride with a vision. If you have unique ideas and concepts for your special day, Proceller is an excellent space to use them.
Most Romantic - 409 South Main
Located in the heart of the South Main’s Arts District, this historic venue brings music, art and culture together - and all under one roof! Not only is it considered one of the more romantic venues, but it’s also a great venue for couples on a tighter budget. With 5 star reviews on The Knot website, 409 South Main is considered a dazzling wedding venue that certainly wows its visitors. One reviewer wrote: “The venue was breathtaking and it provided amazing light for our photos throughout the day.”
Outdoor - Memphis Botanic Gardens
Arguably one of the most pretty venues, Memphis Botanic Gardens are home to 23 speciality gardens across the 96-acre property. With multiple indoor event spaces, both small and large, this venue is ideal for intimate and more extravagant ceremonies. Your most intimate moments can be shared surrounded by gorgeous flowers, followed by some cocktails by the fountain - Memphis Botanic Gardens is the perfect venue for those nature-loving couples.
Most Scenic - Annesdale Mansion
Nestled along the Mississippi River, Annesdale Mansion is the picture-perfect place to say “I do”. This hidden crown jewel of Memphis architecture features hand-painted 14-foot ceilings, Aubusson window treatments, grand oil-painted panels, and other extravagances. The story book setting offers the choice of a luxurious ballroom or romantic, private garden to hold your ceremony. Its timeless, majestic beauty makes this venue one of the most scenic. One reviewer described this venue as: “Historic, classic, stunning, elegant, breathtaking.”
Nashville - Our Top 5 Pick
Nicknamed “Music City USA”, Tennessee’s bustling capital city of Nashville is full of culture, music and good vibes. Located on the Cumberland river, this city offers some of the hottest spots to tie the knot!
If Money Is No Object - The Joseph Nashville
As the first new build luxury hotel in Nashville, The Joseph Nashville stands to impress. Sleek designs and touches of fine art combined with authentic Southern hospitality produce an elevated experience. Guests can enjoy a curated art collection displayed throughout the hotel, and on an impressive digital video screen. Its show-stopping cuisine - directed by Barack Obama’s favourite Michellin-starred chef, Tony Mantuano - means that your wedding menu can be customized to perfection. This certainly is a space to immerse yourself in tasteful luxury and splendid surroundings.
On A Budget - Two Rivers Mansion
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Rivers Mansion lies nestled between the Stones and Cumberland Rivers. This beautiful 1859 antebellum mansion was once the centerpiece of Donelson, Tennessee. It provides ample space and the perfect backdrop to your unforgettable garden wedding. As one of the inexpensive venues, it is an ideal choice for couples on a budget.
Most Romantic - Fiddle Dee Farms
This hidden gem is snuggled away just thirty minutes outside of downtown Nashville. Fiddle Dee Farms is a 58 acre family farm with optional outdoor weddings. The scenic drive in leads to a towering barn wrapped in beautiful white siding, stone and cedar accents. Maybe the most glamorous barn around; hosting gorgeous heavy beams and crystal chandeliers. This venue is not your average barn; it oozes elegance and class.
Outdoor - The Barn at Allenbrooke Farms
This real, rural working farm offers a peaceful, contrasting ambience perfect for couples who look for authenticity. The Barn at Allenbrooke Farm is an award-winning luxury wedding & event barn, featuring both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations. This unique venue, built from the finest locally sourced materials, encompasses both a raw, organic and classy feel. With elaborately detailed accomodations and modern bespoke decor, this beautiful barn is a wonderful place to tie the knot. It’s magical valley sunset views are an added bonus!
Most Scenic - Cedarwoods wedding
This premiere Nashville Wedding Venue presents itself as an elegantly relaxed 50-acre historic estate. Blended into the idyllic Nashville countryside, this hidden treasure still manages to stand out with its breathtaking views. Some special features such as Mooncake Lake and nature preserve are a rare oasis, just 8 miles away from the busy city. With multiple grand spaces, this historic build offers the chance for you to customize and design your own perfect day. Cedarwoods wedding is a lovely choice, guaranteed to provide picture-perfect views.
Knoxville - Our Top 5 Pick
The gateway to the Smokey Mountains, Knoxville is a wonderful place for your scenic wedding. Also known as ‘Streaking City’ due to its many streaking events of the 70’s, it’s certainly a stand out location!
If Money Is No Object - Ancient Lore Village
Described on their site as ‘like no other place on earth!’, Ancient Lore Village is like walking into a fairytale. This venue is recognized for its location with an abundance of unique and charming spots to share your most intimate moments. From the Woodland Terrace, The Village Plaza to Boyd Hollow Falls, there is magic to be found on the 41 acres of picturesque land. The mature trees and mountain views set an enchanting scene where guests can drink in their surroundings. Couples have the chance to plan a one-of-a-kind celebration inspired by their favourite childhood stories. So, those blushing brides that dream of a fairytale wedding - it happens right here.
On A Budget - Ijams Nature Center
This venue may be cheaper than others, but this cannot take away from the sheer beauty of Ijams Nature Center. Just a quick five minutes from downtown, lies this central, natural haven. Where lush green foliage grows and the subtle sounds of nature tickle your ear, you are sure to find this venue quite enchanting. Considered one of Knowxville’s greatest treasures, this 315-acre wildlife sanctuary and greenspace is the perfect backdrop for your special day. There are indoor and outdoor locations; both radiating originality and a natural feel.
Most Romantic - Dara’s Garden
Nestled away in historic South Knoxville, Dara’s Garden is a storybook setting designed for magical, memorable weddings and events. There is romance in the air at this venue, with thousands of twinkly lit trees and stunning seasonal flowers. Dara’s garden focused on the finest of details to capture the essence of charm and enchantment. This venue is also conveniently located just 10 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport and a mere 30 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountain. Dara’s garden is the perfect romantic venue to share your love.
Most Scenic - The Pavilion (Hunter Valley Farm)
The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm has been deemed Knoxville’s premier event venue since May of 2008. This venue boasts miles of trails and lakeside views, making it one of the most scenic venues on our list. Sat on the banks of Bluegrass Lake in the heart of west Knoxville, the Pavilion offers 6,000 sq ft of gorgeous event space. With glass walls that can be opened, this venue provides the most breathtaking views from both inside and outside. Together with a large decking area, a full brick fireplace and an outdoor bar, guests will keep cosy and content. It doesn’t end there, with a white sand beach and strolling boardwalk, guests can take a wander along to the Ampitheater. There, you will find benches tucked away in the hillside and a paver aisle - the perfect spot to say “I do”.
Chattanooga - Our Top 5 Pick
Rated one of the top places to visit in the United States, this Southern city mixes outdoor adventure with laid-back charm. Home to Ruby Falls and Rock City, this is definitely a place worth a visit!
If Money Is No Object - The Read House
Rated Chattanooga’s No.1 hotel on TripAdvisor, The Read House transports its guests back in time to 1920’s glamour and elegance. The ballroom, decorated with sparkling chandeliers and candle light, offers a large serving of class and style. With offer a century’s worth of experience in weddings, the Read House has it all in hand. The combination of modern-day comfort and timeless Chattanooga charms means that guests will be left in awe of its beauty and luxury. In walking distance of all the top attractions in the city, this downtown venue offers much more than a ceremony, it offers an experience.
On a budget - Church on Main
This gorgeous budget venue brings style, history and character. With an abundance of space, services and the option to customize your wedding, Church on Main is a great choice for those couples who don’t want to compromise on price. Originally built in 1904 as a church in downtown Chattanooga, it was repurposed to be an event venue in 2012. Since then it has hosted countless weddings for happy couples ready to tie the knot. With 4,800 square feet of original hardwood floors, exposed brick and beams, this space can make for a modern backdrop or vintage feel and look.
Most Romantic - Grand View
Standing proud in the clouds on top of Lookout Mountain, Grand View speaks for itself. Described as elegant, romantic and historical, this venue is sure to leave you enchanted. The dynamic space offers outside and indoor options, covered or under the stars—any time of year. Rating a 4.9 on weddingwire, this venue is a hit. This venue offers the unique opportunity to host your entire wedding and reception atop Lookout Mountain. An unforgettable experience for you and your guests. What could be more romantic than saying your vows with a beautiful brow view of the Chattanooga Valley?
Outdoor - Tennessee River Place
Quiet rolling hills of farmland, mountainous backdrops, and the mighty Tennessee River at your feet (and only 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga) lies Tennessee River Place. This 10,000 sq ft. Spanish mansion with 4,000 sq ft. of patio overlooking the TN River, is a beautiful spot to spend this unforgettable day. Combining the glory and grandeur of Europe with the enchanting greens hills and legendary hospitality of the Southern Appalachians makes this venue truly unique. This gorgeous venue boasts natural beauty and a flexible yet attentive approach to service.
Most Scenic - Howe Farms
Howe Farms is nestled on 330 acres of lush rolling hills near Chattanooga, with breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley. The estate features five unique venues, each solely created for the purpose of hosting magnificent weddings that will inspire the most extraordinary day. Howe Farms delights its visitors with their nostalgic chapels, trendy industrial warehouse vibes, and charming barns that perfectly blend timeless elegance and sophistication. Each space within Howe Farms is unique and distinct, offering something for each and every couple. With panoramic vistas, wide open fields, waterfront scenery, and luxurious accommodations and amenities, this venue is sure to deliver picture opportunities that will last a lifetime.
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