15 of the Best Tennessee Wedding Venues

Engaged and Looking for The Best Tennessee Wedding Venues?

You’re engaged and now the hunt is on to find the perfect Tennessee wedding venue. You’ve landed in the right place because I’m sharing 15 of the best Tennessee wedding venues. Whether you’re making Tennessee a destination location or this is home and you need a little guidance – this post is for you! In this post I’m including wedding venue styles for every bride: modern wedding venues, classic southern venues, white wedding venues, modern barn wedding venues, wedding venues with a mountain top view, forests ceremony sites, Italian inspired venues, and wedding venues with a great getting ready space. By the end of this blog, I’m sure you’ll find the wedding venue of your dreams! Let’s get started!

The Best Tennessee Wedding Venues Close to Nashville

All of the venues are within an hour of downtown Nashville.

The Hermitage Hotel is a luxury indoor wedding venue in Nashville, Tennessee. Filled with classic charm this downtown wedding venue is perfect for the classic bride.

Bride and groom photos at The Hermitage Hotel, a wedding venue located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

The Hermitage Hotel

City: Nashville, Tennessee – located within downtown Nashville

Capacity: Up to 300

Top Features: This hotel blew me away the moment I walked through the doors. Every inch of this hotel is filled with class and breathtaking architecture. Top features include hotel access for bridal party and guests, private ballrooms for reception, and a heavenly veranda for intimate ceremonies or receptions. This room in particular had my jaw on the floor. The hotel is conveniently located downtown making it a great spot to walk to different restaurants and shops while in the area.

Style: elegant, classic, sophisticated

Historical wedding venue filled with southern charm and elegant touches, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Riverwood Mansion

City: Nashville, Tennessee – 4 miles from downtown Nashville

Capacity: 300

Top Features: This historical gem has been hosting parties since the late 1790’s and has entertained at least seven U.S. presidents. Today, the mansion continues extending its hand to couples, serving them with a Southern hospitality that goes above and beyond. Here at the mansion you’ll find an all inclusive package option, accommodations for both large weddings and intimate elopement, a ceremony rain back-up plan and more.

Style: romantic, southern charm, historical, sophisticated

Luxury outdoor wedding ceremony at Cheekwood Estate in Nashville, Tennessee.
Classic all white reception space at Cheekwood Estates in Nashville.

Cheekwood Estate

City: Nashville, Tennessee – 25 minutes from downtown Nashville

Capacity: 75 – 400 guests

Top Features: Another great wedding venue with historical features is Cheekwood Estate. The estate is decorated with exquisite garden foliage and has a beautiful view of the Tennessee hills. Here you can celebrate any occasion – rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and more. With 6 unique gorgeous ceremony sites to choose from, including a stunning reflecting pool ceremony site, Cheekwood Estate is a breathtaking venue for bride’s looking for both a classic and charming wedding day atmosphere.

Style: classic, historical, elegant, artistic

Indoor ceremony at a classic wedding chapel with modern touches.

All white modern barn wedding venue in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Venue at Birchwood

City: Spring Hill, TN – 45 minutes from Nashville

Capacity: 230

Top Features: Birchwood has the perfect combination of a traditional wedding chapel paired with a modern white barn reception space. The gorgeous all white chapel is a favorite of mine (compared to dark wood chapels) because the windows and white walls create a cascading light that is ideal for photos. The venue also features a bride and groom getting ready suit, secluded 26 acres for entertaining guests and photography opportunities.

Style: Timeless southern charm, modern rustic features

The Cordelle

City: Nashville, TN – located in downtown Nashville

Capacity: 400

Top Features: A late 1800’s Victorian home turned wedding venue. This venue has both something old and something new as it serves couples looking for that sweet spot of old character and modern features. I especially love the outdoor garden ceremony site. It’s perfect for couples looking for an elegant backyard garden wedding aesthetic. The Victorian home, gardens, and a private hideaway loft for the couple, make this venue a unique find within the heart of downtown Nashville.

Style: Modern, ubran, garden oasis

Modern white wedding venue in Nashville, Tennessee. This venue has a great getting ready space for the bride and large reception area to host your celebration.

The Monroe

City: McMinnville, TN – 1 hr and 45 min from Nashville

Capacity: 250 guests

Top Features: An absolute dream for the modern bride looking for a fresh modern wedding venue. This brand new all white wedding venue in middle Tennessee has thought of everything when it comes to bold modern touches. The getting ready space is one I would love to getting ready in and the jaw dropping staircase is perfect for first look photos! I’m really excited about this venue and I know you will be too!

Style: modern, classic, bold

The Best Tennessee Wedding Venues in the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee wedding venue within the heart of the Smoky Mountains. This venue has stunning mountain views for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

The Magnolia Venue

City: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – minutes from restaurants, shopping, family activities and 40 minutes from hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains

Capacity: 100

Top Features: The Magnolia has stunning mountain views that I never get tired of seeing. If you’re a couple looking to get married in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, this is the place for you. I mean the mountains are literally the backdrop of your ceremony site and should it rain during your ceremony, not to worry, you can move inside to their versatile ceremony/reception space. The Magnolia features a gorgeous southern charm filled bridal suite to comfortably accommodate smaller bridal parties and a shuttle to transport guests to and from the venue.

Style: rustic, natural, mountain views, southern charm

Stunning rustic and modern wedding venue in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.

The Trillium

City: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Capacity: 150

Top Features: The Trillium is The Magnolia’s sister venue and while The Trillium has those same stunning mountain views, there are a few amenities setting this venue apart from its sister venue. To start, The Trillium has a groom’s suit and onsite overnight lodging for couples which are amazing features for you to consider while planning your wedding day. If you are looking for a nature inspired venue with stunning panoramic mountain views but still want the luxury high end experience, The Trillium is the wedding venue for you!

Style: modern, luxury, classic, sophisticated

Riverside wedding venue located in East Tennessee. Hiwassee River Wedding and Events is a great wedding venue for nature loving couples looking for a intimate outdoor wedding ceremony.

Hiwassee River Wedding and Events

City: Delano, Tennessee – 13 minutes from Hiwassee Ocoee State Park – 2 hours from Smoky Mountains – 1 hour from Chattanooga

Capacity: 150

Top Features: A hidden gem nestled at the bottom of the mountains is Hiwassee River Wedding and Events. I have had the pleasure of attending this venue as both a guest and wedding photographer. The experience my family and I had has been one we reflect on often as a night filled with so much joy. My daughter would say, “The best party ever!” Hiwassee offers a riverside ceremony site or an enchanted forest location making this venue a nature lovers dream wedding venue. End your the night with an intimate reception dinner and party in the event hall built by trees original to the grounds.

Style: woodland, rustic, romantic

The Best Tennessee Wedding Venues Close to Knoxville

All venues are within 30 minutes of Knoxville

Cool modern wedding venue in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Quarry Venue is a unique industrial wedding venue with indoor and outdoor ceremony accommodations.

The Quarry Venue

City: Knoxville, TN – 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville and 13 minutes from McGhee Tyson airport

Capacity: 300

Top Features: This one of a kind, historic, quarry venue is breathtaking with unique ceremony and photography locations for their couples such as the bluffs, the waterfall, and the canyon wall. Whether you are looking for an industrial indoor wedding ceremony or a unique outdoor ceremony encased by nature’s natural beauty, The Quarry is the hidden oasis you are looking for. I honestly have not seen anything quite like this wedding venue. This maybe located in Knoxville, but the overall aesthetic transcends you to a different time and place. It’s truly a magical and unforgettable wedding venue you and your guests will talk about for years to come.

Style: Industrial, modern, ethereal, unique, oasis, natural

The Candoro Marble Building

City: Knoxville, Tennessee –

Capacity: 100

Top Features: The Candoro Marble building, built in 1923 as an office and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This venue is perfect for intimate elopements and micro weddings. With stunning interior and exterior architecture, The Candoro is also a venue that leaves you questioning if you’re still located in Knoxville. I recently put together an Italian inspired styled shoot at The Candoro and let’s just say it exceeded my vision. If you’re looking for an intimate wedding venue with an art museum aesthetic to hold your wedding ceremony or elopement this is the venue for you.

Style: artistic, historical, vintage

See more from an Italian inspired mirco wedding on the blog.

Elegant outdoor wedding venue in East Tennessee is perfect for brides looking for a backyard garden wedding aesthetic.

Getting ready portrait ideas for brides on their wedding day.

Maple Grove Estate

City: Knoxville, Tennessee – 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville

Capacity: 185

Top Features: Maple Grove Estate is a lovely outdoor wedding venue creating an elegant backyard garden wedding aesthetic. I believe finding a great getting ready space is as equally important as your venue, since this is where your very first photos of the day will be taken, and this venue doesn’t disappoint. With separate bride and groom getting ready suits, getting ready is convenient for both you and your fiancé. Another great service Maple Grove has is the option to stay overnight the evening before your wedding. The outdoor reception area is also a favorite of mine because the reception tent provided is clear with soft lighting hung above which provides a romantic atmosphere during your reception dinner.

Style: southern charm, vintage, backyard wedding, romantic

Castleton Farms

City: Loudon, TN – 45 minutes from downtown Knoxville

Capacity: 150

Top Features: Castleton Farms is home to many stunning backdrops. From the Tuscan vineyard gardens, whimsical woodlands, to the vintage carriage house, this venue is a full of southern charm. The large open air pavilion is an elegant space perfect for reception dinner and after party!

Style: southern charm, garden aesthetic, classic, romantic

The Best Tennessee Wedding Venues Close to Chattanooga

Both venues are within 40 minutes or less of downtown Chattanooga

Tuscan inspired indoor/outdoor wedding venue located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Outdoor wedding ceremony in Chattanooga, Tennessee with circle flower arch.

The Common House

City: Chattanooga, TN – 5 minutes from downtown Chattanooga

Capacity: Up to 200

Top Features: The Common House is a newly restored, modern social club that was originally used as a YMCA in the 1900’s. Featuring stunning Tuscan architecture, a lovely garden ceremony space and vintage/modern reception area, The Common House is giving all the Italian vibes without going overseas.

Style: Tuscan-inspired architecture and design, elegant, historical, modern, minimalist

Bridal party portraits at outdoor wedding ceremony in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Elegant bride and groom portraits at all white wedding chapel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Howe Farms

City: Georgetown, Tennessee – 40 minutes from downtown Chattanooga

Capacity: 299

Top Features: I am blown with what Howe Farms has to offer their couples. Get ready for this! Up to 16 hours rental time, getaway car, pet friendly venue, groom’s quater’s and puttputt green, bridal suit, 6 unique venue options to choose from – The Woodlands, The Highlands Chapel, The Vineyard Hall, The Apple Barn, The Loft, and The Pavilion, and more! Howe Farms is a dream wedding venue with every style of bride in mind!

Style: Modern, rustic, elegant, romantic, industrial, Tuscan-inspired

Meet Your Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Tennessee based destination wedding and elopement photographer specializing in documentary style photography.

Hey lovers! I’m Chelbe, a Tennessee wedding and elopement photographer ready to travel wherever your heart is taking you!

Photography is a big investment, financially and emotionally. I understand you are entrusting me with your memories and trust me when I say I do not take my job as your photographer lightly. Rather it is an honor to serve you by protecting your memories with intention and great care.

My approach looks like this: From day one, I’m pursuing a relationship with you. Breaking the stranger barrier to better understand who you are as a couple. What’s your love story look like? What are your top priorities for your day? When you look back on this day years from now, what are the overall emotions you want captured? The answers to these questions are my roadmap to creating a gallery that looks and feels like you.

I understand you are new to the process, but you can rest assured knowing I am not. Through emails and calls, I’m here to help guide you through the entire process – with vendor recommendations, timeline planning, location scouting, and more!

I’m currently booking 2023 and 2024 wedding and elopements and I would love to hear from you! Make your way to my contact page and let’s chat wedding details!



I'm a wedding and elopement photographer based in Tennessee - ready to travel wherever your heart is taking you. My style is a documentary style — I love capturing your day as it unfolds and being present for the in-between, unposed moments between you and your lover. Serving you starts before we ever take that first photo. I strive to connect with all my couples to better understand who they are what their vision is for their day. Let's find out if we are the perfect fit!

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