Tucked alongside the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is a great place to hold your wedding, regardless of whether you were born and raised there or you come from out of town. Breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from wedding venues throughout the city, and there's no shortage of beautiful event spaces that cater to every taste.
1.2 on the Roof
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One of the newest event venues in the city, 2 on the Roof is a trendy rooftop space with polished concrete floors and huge windows that provide 360° views of the city skyline. Couples are welcome to choose whatever vendors they like for catering and other wedding services, and the venue will also permit you to bring in your own alcoholic beverages for free. Wedding parties are given access to the space between 9 a.m. and midnight on the day of their event, and the rental fee includes tables, chairs, portable bars, and a high-quality audiovisual system.
313 Manufacturers Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37403, Phone: 423-883-1156
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Located inside a beautiful downtown church that dates back to the early 1900s, 901 Lindsay is a historic venue with stunning stained-glass windows and soaring 20-foot ceilings. The venue is proud to offer the only outdoor reception garden in Chattanooga, but couples are also welcome to hold their ceremony inside the church. Up to 350 guests can fit in the reception hall, and there is plenty of free parking within easy walking distance of the venue. Food and beverages services are provided by the venue's in-house team, but couples are welcome to choose their own vendors for all other aspects of their wedding.
901 Lindsay St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-894-0115
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Offering 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a beautiful private patio, the Car Barn is an all-inclusive event venue that specializes in providing top-of-the-line catering services. The space can be reserved for receptions, ceremonies, and even rehearsal dinners if desired, and no matter which events you choose to host here, the venue will take care of everything from music and catering to set-up and tear-down. An antique car can be rented for the couple's arrival and departure if desired, and the staff are always happy to accommodate other special requests whenever possible.
6721 Heritage Business Ct, Chattanooga, TN 37421, Phone: 423-508-4481
4.Chattanooga Choo Choo
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Part of a large complex containing everything from a hotel to retail shops to peaceful gardens, the Chattanooga Choo Choo is a wonderfully historical place to have your wedding. Outdoor weddings can be held in the Glenn Miller Gardens, which feature a charming gazebo, plenty of beautiful plants and flowers, and meandering pathways lined with nostalgic gas torch-lights. Overnight accommodation is available in the form of old train sleeper cars that have been carefully restored to their original luxury, and there are plenty of on-site dining options for guests to enjoy before and after the wedding.
1400 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-266-5000
5.Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
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Only a few blocks away from the Tennessee River, the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown is a beautiful four-star hotel that provides easy access to many of the city's best shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions. There are nine different event spaces for couples to choose from, the largest of which can hold up to 500 guests. Catering is taken care of by the venue, and certified wedding planners are available to help with things like menu planning, budgeting, and finding the vendors that best meet your needs. A complimentary shuttle service is available to bring out of town guests from the airport to the hotel.
2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-756-0002
6.Church On Main
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Originally constructed in 1904, the Church On Main was transformed into an event venue in 2012. The building offers approximately 4,800 square feet of event space, and it still retains many of its original features, including beautiful hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and exposed wooden beams. Nine hours of access to the space will be provided on the day of the wedding, and tables, chairs, and a cake are included in the rental price. Audiovisual equipment is available for rent, and the venue can accommodate between 250 and 300 people depending on the configuration of the space and the type of event.
1601 Rossville Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37408, Phone: 423-822-8299
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Sitting on 20 acres in East Brainerd, Everlee Farm is a beautiful working farm dedicated to providing its community with fresh, locally grown produce. It also happens to be an excellent wedding lotion best suited to intimate outdoor events, which can be held outside on the deck with the farm's classic red barn in the background. Couples are free to arrange their own vendors for everything from food to photography, but many couples that get married here choose to take a DIY approach. The property also makes a beautiful location for photo shoots, and this can easily be arranged for an additional fee.
Davidson Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421, Phone: 423-405-4160
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Perched on top of Lookout Mountain, Grandview is an English-style Tudor home that offers stunning views of the Chattanooga Valley. Ceremonies can be held with the valley as the backdrop, and receptions can take place either outside the patio or inside one of the lounges in the house. Full-service catering is offered by the venue, and they have a selection of wedding-related items available for rent, including candles, table linens, chairs, lighting, and audiovisual equipment. The venue is available for receptions and ceremonies throughout the year, and special discounted rates are offered between November and March.
1301 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750, Phone: 706-820-7920
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With its unique industrial-rustic charm, the Granfalloon is a great venue for receptions and ceremonies alike. The space is 900 square feet in size, and it can hold 120 seated guests or 275 people for a standing cocktail-style reception. A small outdoor area with fire pits can be used during the summer months. Customers are welcome to use the venue's tables, chairs, and decor, but they're also free to bring or rent their own if desired. Plenty of free parking is available for wedding guests, and the venue staff are more than happy to help arrange entertainment for your special day.
400 E Main St #120, Chattanooga, TN 37408, Phone: 423-661-3185
10.Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Built in 1889, the Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Victorian home that was once owned by the former mayor of Chattanooga. Several levels of wedding packages are available, ranging from simple 1-hour celebrations with cake and champagne to more elaborate dinner and lunch receptions for larger groups. Catering is done by the inn, and the staff are also happy to help couples arrange live music and a wedding photographer. The mansion can accommodate up to 55 wedding guests, and 11 individually decorated rooms are available for anyone who would like to spend the night.
801 Vine St, Chattanooga, TN 37403, Phone: 423-265-5000
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Part of the University of Tennessee, Patten Chapel is a beautiful location for wedding ceremonies. The building features original stained-glass windows, floors covered in deep red pottery tiles, and soaring ceilings decorated with elaborate woodwork and Gothic chandeliers. Couples must arrange all wedding services on their own, including decor, music, and the minister. Reservations are recommended at least a year in advance, and the chapel can seat approximately 400 people. Smaller ceremonies can also be held outside in the garden, which features inviting brick pathways and plenty of blooming flowers throughout the year.
615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403, Phone: 423-425-2115
12.River Inn Events Center
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River Inn Events Center is set right on the Tennessee River, and it makes a stunning natural setting for both receptions and ceremonies. There are two outdoor decks to choose from; the uncovered lower deck features a beautiful 200-year-old oak tree, while the covered upper deck is perfect for rainy days. The spacious indoor dining room is well-suited to receptions, and it offers both a bar area decorated with stained glass and a convenient staging kitchen. Couples are free to choose whatever vendors they like, and they will be given access to the space between 7 a.m. and midnight on the day of the wedding.
2130 Suck Creek Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405, Phone: 423-605-9311
13.St. Elmo Fire Hall
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Found in the historical St. Elmo neighborhood, the St. Elmo Fire Hall has been an important part of the community since it was first constructed in 1934. It still retains many of its original features and all of its authentic charm, but it has been carefully restored in recent years and now boasts some modern touches as well. The space can hold approximately 50 people for an indoor event, but it can accommodate up to 75 if you're planning to utilize the outdoor patio and garden area. Potential renters should be aware that the space is only available during afternoons and evenings on the weekends.
4501 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409, Phone: 423-521-5230
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Conveniently located in the heart of Chattanooga, Stratton Hall is a beautiful open-concept space that can accommodate almost every size of wedding. There are several different locations for ceremonies and receptions, including an outdoor area with an arbor and a romantic indoor space decorated with chandeliers and flowing white drapery. Couples are welcome to add their own personal touch if desired, and the venue has an open vendor policy that allows individuals to choose their own caterer, photographer, florist, and other vendors. Overnight accommodation is available for up to 12 guests in the suite behind the hall.
3146 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, Phone: 423-667-4332
15.Tennessee Riverplace LLC
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Set on a gorgeous 100-acre property that stretches for half a mile along the river, the Tennessee Riverplace LLC is a truly charming venue blessed with a naturally beautiful setting. Weddings can be held either inside the 10,000-square-foot Spanish-style mansion or outside on the 4,000-square-foot patio overlooking the river, and tables, chairs, and a tent are included in the rental price. Couples are free to bring their own vendors, but catering supplies, audiovisual equipment, and linens can be rented from the venue. Private lounges are available for both the bride and groom, and on-site accommodation is available for up to 37 people.
3104 Scenic Waters Ln, Chattanooga, TN 37419, Phone: 423-821-1077
16.The Camp House
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Established in 2009, the Camp House is a welcoming community space designed to bring people together over tasty food and drinks. The space is decorated with plenty of natural elements accented by gold detailing, and it offers a comfortable rustic atmosphere with plenty of seating. Customers can choose to rent out either just the patio or the entire space, which can hold up to 160 seated people or 200 for a cocktail-style reception. A stat of the art sound system and a wooden bar cart are available for use, and food and drinks are provided by the venue.
149 E ML King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-702-8081
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Offering luxurious accommodation, a spa, and plenty of event space, the Chattanoogan is the only full-service hotel in the city. The venue is equipped to host rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons, and day-after brunches in addition to ceremonies and receptions; popular spaces include the elegant ballroom, the beautiful outdoor terrace, and the intimate private dining rooms in the hotel restaurant. All-inclusive packages are available, making it easy to plan everything from the ceremony and reception to the honeymoon, but it's also possible to use the venue for just a small part of your wedding if you prefer.
1201 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-756-3400
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The Gallery is a dedicated event venue with two spaces suitable for weddings: A ground-floor room with a catering kitchen and plenty of natural light and a second-floor loft and rooftop area with a multi-level deck. The spaces can be rented out either separately or together, and many couples choose to have their ceremony on the roof and their reception in the ground-floor gallery. Tables and chairs are included in the basic rental rate, and decor and event planning services are available for an additional fee. Couples are welcome to bring in their own vendors for every other aspect of their special day.
3918 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37415, Phone: 423-870-2443
19.The Mill of Chattanooga
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A beautifully restored building originally built in the early 1900s, the Mill of Chattanooga offers the opportunity to tie the knot inside a fascinating piece of the area's history. The building retains all of its original charm thanks to features like exposed brick walls, wooden beans, and a polished concrete floor, but it also boasts modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and track lighting. Food and beverages are taken care of by the venue's talented in-house team, and all-inclusive packages are available if desired. Guests are given exclusive access to the space on the wedding day, and the venue can accommodate up to 500 people.
1601 Gulf St #100, Chattanooga, TN 37408, Phone: 423-634-0331
20.The Peyton Venue
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With its 6,000 square feet of industrial chic space, The Peyton Venue is perfectly suited to both formal and casual wedding receptions. Customers will be given access to both the beautiful outdoor patio and the interior warehouse space, which boasts soaring ceilings decorated with string lights and vintage chandeliers. Catering is done by the venue, but couples are welcome to bring in their own beverages. There is room for almost 200 seated guests or 300 standing; couples planning a larger wedding can rent out both the Peyton and the neighboring Stratton Hall to host a reception of up to 1,000 people.
3146 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, Phone: 423-667-4332
21.The Venue Chattanooga
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Less than 10 minutes outside of downtown Chattanooga, The Venue Chattanooga is a versatile wedding location with both an indoor and outdoor space. The outdoor space offers a patio and a wood-burning fireplace, and the indoor space features a stage, a bar, and a deck that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The two spaces must be booked together on weekends during the peak season, but they're available separately during all other times. Event planning services are available for an additional fee, and couples are permitted to bring in their own vendors for every aspect of the wedding.
4119 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419, Phone: 423-994-2272
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Offering a spectacular indoor/outdoor space, Urban Lawn is an elegant venue located in Southside Chattanooga. Guests are free to make use of both the indoor and outdoor space, and the price of the venue rental includes outdoor heaters, lawn chairs, a music system, and even games to keep guests entertained. The staff are happy to recommend vendors, but couples can bring their own vendors for everything from catering to decor. At least one licensed bartender is required if you'd like to serve alcohol at your event, and event permits are required for groups of more than 50 people.
306 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, Phone: 423-915-9026
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Perched on top of the highest building in downtown Chattanooga, the Walden Club is an upscale social club that features excellent views of the Chattanooga skyline. The venue can accommodate celebrations of between 30 and 250 people, and there are several event spaces to choose from, including two dining rooms and a ballroom with a breathtaking view of Lookout Mountain. Catering services are provided by the in-house chefs, and the club is proud to offer all the basics you'll need for your wedding in the price of the rental, including tables, chairs, linens, and a complimentary set-up and tear-down service.
633 Chestnut St # 2100, Chattanooga, TN 37450, Phone: 423-756-6686
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Conveniently located in the downtown core at Millar Plaza, the Waterhouse Pavilion is an open-air wedding venue that can be rented through the River City Company. The price of the rental includes access to Millar Plaza; the pavilion itself can accommodate up to 200 people, but in combination with the plaza there is space for more than 400 guests. Plenty of amenities are included in the rental, such as Wi-Fi, speakers, lighting, tables and chairs, dressing rooms, and heated floors during the winter. The venue is also proud to partner with a number of Chattanooga hotels, offering discounted rates for any out of town wedding guests.
850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-265-3700
25.The Turnbull Building
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Occupying the third and fourth floors of a historical four-story warehouse that was formerly used to produce ice cream cones, the Turnbull Building is a unique venue that has the honor of being on the National Register of Historic Places. The building boasts original brickwork and steel, and there are approximately 10,000 square feet of space for guests to use. Couples are welcome to use the vendors of their choice for everything from catering to decor, and they're also free to bring their own alcohol as long as it's served by a licensed bartender.
1400 Fort St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone: 423-322-0064
25 Best Wedding Venues in Chattanooga
- 2 on the Roof, Photo: Courtesy of boxie61 - Fotolia.com
- 901 Lindsay, Photo: Courtesy of Igor Link - Fotolia.com
- Car Barn, Photo: Courtesy of wideonet - Fotolia.com
- Chattanooga Choo Choo, Photo: Courtesy of quasarphotos - Fotolia.com
- Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Photo: Courtesy of endrews21 - Fotolia.com
- Church On Main, Photo: Courtesy of BillionPhotos.com - Fotolia.com
- Everlee Farm, Photo: Courtesy of Andrii Oleksiienko - Fotolia.com
- Grandview, Photo: Courtesy of Boggy - Fotolia.com
- Granfalloon, Photo: Courtesy of Aleksandr - Fotolia.com
- Mayor's Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast, Photo: Courtesy of ssnana - Fotolia.com
- Patten Chapel, Photo: Courtesy of Lenslife - Fotolia.com
- River Inn Events Center, Photo: Courtesy of mikola249 - Fotolia.com
- St. Elmo Fire Hall, Photo: Courtesy of ConneryFilm - Fotolia.com
- Stratton Hall, Photo: Courtesy of Anna - Fotolia.com
- Tennessee Riverplace LLC, Photo: Courtesy of kiri - Fotolia.com
- The Camp House, Photo: Courtesy of Kateryna - Fotolia.com
- The Chattanoogan, Photo: Courtesy of pahis - Fotolia.com
- The Gallery, Photo: Courtesy of kiri - Fotolia.com
- The Mill of Chattanooga, Photo: Courtesy of illustrissima - Fotolia.com
- The Peyton Venue, Photo: Courtesy of stakhov - Fotolia.com
- The Venue Chattanooga, Photo: Courtesy of Voyagerix - Fotolia.com
- Urban Lawn, Photo: Courtesy of Nadtochiy - Fotolia.com
- Walden Club, Photo: Courtesy of Rawpixel.com - Fotolia.com
- Waterhouse Pavilion, Photo: Courtesy of Marina Varnava - Fotolia.com
- The Turnbull Building, Photo: Courtesy of alexkoral - Fotolia.com
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of John Neff - Fotolia.com