Tennessee offers a diverse range of beautiful wedding venues, each with its unique charm and ambiance. The “best” venue can vary based on your preferences, such as style, budget, location, and guest count. Here are some top wedding venues in Tennessee, categorized by their distinctive features:
Rustic + Barn Venues:
The Barn at Sycamore Farms- Arrington, TN
A picturesque barn venue with a blend of rustic charm and modern amenities. It offers indoor and outdoor spaces to host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at. It has a beautiful backdrop with Tennessee’s stunning rolling hills.
Cool Springs House- Nashville, TN
This wedding venue is the perfect place for a small, intimate indoor wedding, or a large outdoor wedding. The house offers bridal suite and grooms quarters with indoor kitchen and even the option to have outdoor tents and dance floor.
Owen Farm- Chapmansboro, TN
Located on the bluffs of the Cumberland River west of Nashville, this beautiful and intimate spot will be the perfect location for you to have your wedding day. The barn has a lot of family history and behind it and now has the opportunity to host many events and weddings.
Allenbrooke- Spring Hill, TN
This venue is a luxury venue and organic farm all in one! Every inch of the 5,800 sq ft barn was custom built to host the perfect elegant farm wedding reception or ceremony. They built this venue to accommodate everyone’s style, with a grand room that has 25’ ceilings and huge wrought iron chandeliers. They chose classic design elements so that no matter the style of your event, The Barn simply shines.
Howe Farms- Chattanooga, TN
This location has three boutique style venues that are the perfect places to hold your special day at. Between the Vineyard Hall, The Apple Barn and The Highlands Chapel, you will not be disappointed in the beautiful landscape, the outdoor spaces and the stunning interior of each.
Modern Fairytale Venues:
The White Dove Barn- Beechgrove, TN
This venue is truly the definition of modern farmhouse! It was tough to choose the category to put it in. This location has the perfect mix of indoor and outdoor accommodations and is beautifully positioned with a rolling hillside view. It offers: indoor ceremony and reception area, bridal suite, grooms quarters, covered outdoor pavilion, all white interior, with whitewashed table and chairs, and so much more. Take my word that it is a stunning venue!
CJ’s Off the Square- Franklin, TN
A historic home with a garden setting and a classic Southern charm. This location has the stunning garden for your outdoor ceremony with flowers and singing birds and a big pavilion with twinkle lights for the celebration after. They also offer sparklers or bubbles for your romantic send-off at the end of the night.
14TENN- Nashville, TN
This 6,000 sq. ft. of unique event space in the Nations (Nashville) offers an expansive space for your wedding featuring exposed white framed walls, vaulted ceilings, open beams, chandeliers, and warm wood floors. So beautiful and welcoming.
The Cordelle- Nashville, TN
The event space that has it all! The Cordelle is in the heart of downtown Nashville and has indoor and outdoor space, with the indoor space having multiple different areas to choose from and a 5,000 square-foot lawn. The indoor spaces–The Cordelle’s Great Hall was designed to mix bright, airy beauty with a comfortable flow, The Cordelle’s stately, late-1800s Victorian home offers a striking entrance, with historic grandeur and charm and exposed brick, and lastly, The Cordelle’s Loft offers an elegant bridal suite for Weddings, VIP staging area for Corporate Events and a comfortable/stylish green room for music.
The Noelle- Nashville, TN
Noelle is an immersive hotel in downtown Nashville for adventurous people seeking a true Nashville encounter. With a more intimate feel, whether it is 30 guests or up to 120, they will enjoy the refinement of our historic 1930 Art Deco space, complete with original crown moldings, exquisite marble encasements and arching windows that maximize natural light.
The Five Gables- Chattanooga, TN
This location offers three different boutique style buildings to choose from (same property as The Howe Farms that I put in the Rustic and Barn category). There is The Loft, The Pavilion and The Woodlands. More modern barndominum style, they offer stunning views indoor and outdoor for your wedding day.
Historic + Vintage Venues:
Belle Air Mansion- Nashville, TN
This wedding venue is truly a photographer’s dream! It offers the perfect blend of southern traditional charm and modern luxury. The stunning estate features a grand front porch, lush flowers, and several quaint intimate ceremony areas. This venue was actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and would make the perfect place to have your family and friends gather for your special day.
The Standard- Knoxville, TN
A restored historic building with industrial chic vibes, ideal for a trendy wedding. With its urban feel, huge skylights, exposed brick and more than 10,000 square feet of usable space, The Standard is a beautiful and unique event space for your wedding.
The Bell Tower- Nashville, TN
Once a historic church dating back to 1874, The Bell Tower was transformed into a one-of-a-kind modern venue. With exposed beams, natural light, an upper level mezzanine, this wedding venue is beyond stunning and would make all your wedding dreams come true.
Riverwood Mansion– Nashville, TN
This Wedding venue holds some of the most breathtaking historic treasures that date back to the 1790’s. With stunning gardens and lavish decor, this space would be the perfect location to host one of the most important days of your life.
Ravenswood Mansion- Nashville, TN
This wedding venue offers 400 acres of beautiful space in the rolling hills of Brentwood, TN. With the restored 1825 Antebellum mansion, wildlife and spacious suites for you and your spouse but also your bridal party is a major plus!
Scenic Outdoor Venues:
Blackberry Farm- Walland, TN
A luxurious countryside resort with breathtaking mountain views and elegant outdoor ceremony sites. If you love the mountains, this venue in The Great Smokeys is the one for you.
Ocoee Crest- Benton, TN
Ocoee Crest actually holds a very special place in my heart as it is the venue I got married at and will forever be one of my favorite wedding venues! This stunning location is an indoor and outdoor scenic event & wedding venue in East Tennessee with mountain and river views. You will not be disappointed with the views or the team behind this event space, they will ensure your day is perfect!
Tennessee River Place- Chattanooga, TN
Between the rolling farmland, the riverfront vistas and the 10,000 sqft of Spanish Mansion; this wedding venue exudes timeless elegance and beauty. Along with the outdoor space, it offers 4,000 sqft of patio space, the mansion has a breathtaking vantage point from which to gaze upon the tranquil waters of the Tennessee River.
Hermitage Golf Course- Nashville, TN
This wedding venue offers a unique glimpse of Southern hospitality and Tuscany countryside with its lush gardens, stone waterfall and breathtaking views. It is tucked away in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a hidden treasure that would make the perfect location to have your wedding at.
Cascata Springs- Lewisburg, TN
This venue is an Italian-Inspired Villa on the water, complete with The Sunset Lanai, a covered outdoor event area. The picturesque property has a waterfall, flower gardens, wooded ceremony site, springs and bridges. All which make for stunning wedding photos!
Ruby Falls- Chattanooga, TN
An enchanting venue near a stunning underground waterfall, perfect for a unique and natural backdrop. This is one of the coolest venues you could choose with the tallest underground cave waterfall open to the public in the United States! What an adventure this would be!
The Bridge Building- Nashville, TN
This location has unparalleled city views of downtown Nashville that makes it a very unique and beautiful venue for your wedding day. Located on the riverfront, this historic landmark is the top event venue for any special occasion, with many customizable areas, rooftop patios, and late night city lights! If you love the urban/city feel, this is the venue of your dreams!
Vineyards + Wineries:
Arrington Vineyards- Arrington, TN
A vineyard with a scenic setting, offering a romantic atmosphere for wine-loving couples. If you really love wine and gorgeous views, this spacious outdoor venue is a great option. It is the perfect mix of romantic and fun.
The Vineyard at 37 High Holly- Hartford, TN
A picturesque vineyard venue in the Smoky Mountains (Blue Ridge Mountains on the Highlands Plateau). It’s a breathtaking vineyard with a mountain backdrop that also has splendidly designed event spaces and cottages. The sheer attention to professional and personal detail helps make The Vineyard your one-of-a-kind Tennessee mountain wedding destination.
Garden + Estate Venues:
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens- Nashville, TN
A botanical garden with art galleries and stunning landscapes for an elegant outdoor wedding. With beautiful greenery and rolling hills, it would make the most magical outdoor wedding.
Long Hollow Gardens- Gallatin, TN
With a space that can accommodate up to 200 guests, this venue offers 35 acres of property with a 1880s Willis-Scott Cottage for getting ready, four distinct outdoor ceremony sites, stunning indoor ceremony options and plenty of room for dinner and dancing in our Greenhouse and Veranda. Such a stunning and intimate location for your wedding day!
Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Memphis, TN
A beautiful garden setting surrounded by art and nature, perfect for an intimate wedding. Complete with beautiful blooms and a stunning view of the Tennessee hills, this location is stunning for your outdoor ceremony and has a spacious dance floor with twinkle lights in the sky.
The Estate At Cherokee Dock- Nashville, TN
This location is a luxury lakeside wedding and event venue located on 15-acres of land just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. It is an award-winning estate that has ample lush green landscapes with various entertaining spaces so you can turn your vision of a perfect event into a reality.
The Julianna- Knoxville, TN
With a range of outdoor or indoor ceremony and reception options; from elegant dining rooms and leisure space in our Reception Hall to sprawling gardens and hills that surround the venue, his wedding venue will be sure to make the perfect setting for your special day. They also offer a beautiful Farmhouse to accommodate your guests!
Luxurious + Grand Venues:
The Hermitage Hotel- Nashville, TN
An iconic, historic hotel with luxurious ballrooms and an opulent ambiance. This versatile venue has timeless style for both the modern bride and the modish event planner. With sophisticated yet soulful surroundings, detail-oriented staff, and a world-class culinary operation, it makes for a great wedding venue.
The Peabody Memphis- Memphis, TN
A grand, upscale hotel with elegant ballrooms and exceptional service. This is one of the most impressive venues in Tennessee for any event or wedding. This historic gem with a tradition for hosting flawless celebrations that date back to 1869, will always be at the top of the list.
Mountain + Country Club Venues:
Blackthorn Club- Jonesborough, TN
A country club with panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains and a sophisticated event space. Their promise is to ensure a flawless, joyous, and memorable experience from beginning to happily-ever-after.
The Chattanooga Hotel- Chattanooga, TN
A modern hotel with views of Lookout Mountain and elegant event spaces.
Before choosing a venue, consider factors such as your budget, desired wedding style, guest count, and location preferences. It’s also essential to visit each venue, speak with their event coordinators, and envision how your dream wedding would come to life in that space. This space will forever hold such a special place in your heart!
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