Located in the Southeast, Tennessee is bordered by a whopping eight states: Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas. That makes for a lot of couples who could easily choose Tennessee as their wedding destination. From the Mississippi River in the west to the Appalachian Mountains in the east, there are plenty of options. With an abundance of natural beauty in Tennessee’s vast geography, there’s no wonder it’s one of the country’s most popular wedding destinations. Whether it’s an elegant sunset wedding in a meadow or a rocking country celebration in Nashville, this list of 25 Tennessee wedding venues is the perfect place to start.
1.409 South Main
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409 South Main was originally built in 1912. This charming building is located only blocks from the Mississippi River and is nestled in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Guests will appreciate the space as soon as they step inside, from its tall windows letting in an abundance of natural light to its 100-year-old natural wood floors. Exposed brick provides that rustic, industrial feel that’s so urban-chic. This venue doesn’t require its guests to use a list of preferred vendors, which gives couples 100% freedom and flexibility to design the perfect menu and ambiance for their big day.
409 S Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103, Phone: 901-341-3838
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One of East Tennessee’s premier wedding venues, Castleton Farms provides couples with an exceptional wedding day experience. This venue can accommodate future newlyweds whether they’re looking for a grand affair with 750 guests or something more intimate with 20 close friends and family. Castleton Farms has four incredibly beautiful gardens for couples to choose from for the backdrop on their big day – the Vintage Carriage House Gardens, the Southern Gardens, the Whimsical Woodlands Gardens, and the Tuscan Vineyard Gardens. Their wedding planner will work closely with couples to ensure they have the wedding they’ve envisioned and that it goes off without a hitch.
150 Cedar Grove Road, Loudon, TN 37774, Phone: 865-376-9040
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This grand and stately colonial revival property is one of the oldest in Bartlett, Tennessee, and is an extraordinary example of well-maintained antebellum architecture. Cedar Hall was built in 1846 and has proudly found its way onto the National Historic Register. This property features ten stunning acres of lush green landscape with tall trees, beautiful fountains, and English gardens. The interior has a very elegant and warm feel with its exposed wood ceiling beams, exposed red brick, dazzling chandeliers, sliding farm doors, and warm dark wood flooring. Their award-winning staff will ensure an absolutely gorgeous and perfect wedding day.
3712 Broadway Road, Bartlett, TN 38135, Phone: 901-377-4099
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If couples are looking for a wedding day experience that is Southern-chic and uniquely theirs, Cedarwood Weddings might just be the wedding venue to make all their dreams come true. Surrounded by well-manicured grounds that overlook the sweeping countryside, this stately house provides an exceptional backdrop for a romantic outdoor wedding. It is also perfect for a warm and elegant candlelit ceremony in their parlor, should plans call for that. Their wedding packages include event design and styling, exclusive use of the estate, planning, production, cake and music, floral designer, catering, and décor from their on-site design studio.
3831 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37207, Phone: 615-876-9999
5.Cheval Manor Ranch
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Off the beaten track in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Cheval Manor Ranch provides lucky future newlyweds with a truly one-of-a-kind setting for their big day. With charming barns, cobblestone pathways, and a hidden garden, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular venue for tying the knot. Brides can make an unforgettable entrance into the wedding of their dreams down a beautiful staircase in the elegant 8,600-square-foot Grande Barn. The new couple and their guests can then dance the night away under three gorgeous crystal chandeliers. Cheval Manor Ranch staff pride themselves on providing personalized services and unsurpassed amenities to give couples the wedding of their dreams.
7052 W Gum Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37127, Phone: 615-900-4208
6.Flower Mountain Weddings and Receptions
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Flower Mountain overlooks the famous Smoky Mountains, known as the “Wedding Capital of the South.” The venue offers couples a stunning setting for an elegant wedding that pairs first-class amenities with picture-perfect scenery. Known for their captivating mountainous setting and expansive wildflower fields, this charming venue offers unparalleled views of Wears Valley, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the always impressive Smokey Mountains. Flower Mountain provides future newlyweds a few different wedding packages to choose from, like their Mountain Elopement, Mountain Dreams, or Mountain Charm packages. Each wedding package includes an outdoor mountain view ceremony, pre-wedding dressing suites, and a professional photographer.
521 Red Bud Lane, Sevierville, TN 37738, Phone: 866-620-0121
7.Gatlinburg’s Little Log Wedding Chapel
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Couples looking for a wedding setting that is as magical and special as the commitment they’re about to make to one another will want to check out Gatlinburg’s Little Log Wedding Chapel. Nestled in the heart of the Smokey Mountains, this chapel provides future newlyweds with a picture-perfect backdrop. The grounds are well manicured with a lush green background and large canopied trees. The property also features a pond with a water fountain in the center that offers excellent photo opportunities. Couples can choose from wedding packages like Autumn Splendor and Little Log Fantasy, or they can build their own.
945 Glades Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, Phone: 865-436-8979
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Honeysuckle Hills is the perfect location for couples who are nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts searching for a beautiful setting, intimate atmosphere, and unforgettable experience. This family-owned and operated wedding venue helps plan and execute every detail for the future newlyweds. Unique photography captures rustic-chic wedding images complete with trained horses. Fully set tables with chairs for seated dinner as well as bride and groom dressing rooms are also included. As the reception winds down, the outdoor fun kicks off with lawn games like corn hole and horseshoes. Guests can also wander parts of the scenic 20-acre property, notably the creek, arched bridge, and surrounding wildflowers.
934 Mill Creek Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, Phone: 865-430-7724
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Couples looking to tie the knot in one of Nashville’s premier wedding venues will fall in love with Houston Station. Once they’ve seen this 1800s industrial-chic warehouse with exposed heavy timber and brick, great acoustics, hardwood floors, and 21st century amenities, their search will likely end. One of the most unique aspects of planning a wedding with Houston Station is that couples are not required to use any specific vendors, which is great for those couples who already have their hearts set on a particular catering company, floral designer, or band. This venue also comes equipped with bride and groom pre-ceremony preparation suites.
434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN 37203, Phone: 615-289-7225
10.Hunt Phelan Weddings & Events
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This beautiful Greek revival mansion has the reputation of being one of Memphis’ most elegant and historic wedding venues. Built between 1828 and 1832, this charming and stately property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features incredible gardens, historical furnishings, and elegant décor like gorgeous hand-painted gold leaf ceilings. Hunt Phelan Weddings & Events provides certain amenities to ensure couples have the wedding of their dreams, including a 180-foot-long white tent covering the patio, tables, white linens, white ceremonial chairs, white plate ware, glassware and flatware, and a parking attendant.
533 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103, Phone: 901-786-8801
11.Jubilee Hills Estate
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Once the private residence of the town’s physician, Dr. William Taylor, and his family, this gorgeous 100-acre estate is now one of the premier event venues in Tennessee. Wedding guests will be in awe as they drive through the charming wrought iron gates and head up the driveway to the grand Greek revival home situated atop a grassy hill. A beautiful creek flows through the tree-covered property. Other highlights include an expansive well-manicured lawn, an in-ground pool, and a stone bridge. Jubilee Hills Estate aims to provide an experience that far exceeds the expectations and vision of couples tying the knot here.
1560 Cornersville Highway, Lewisburg, TN 37091, Phone: 931-652-7075
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Couples will fall in love with the timeless charm and elegance that are showcased at this Nashville event space. The well-preserved 1832 antebellum architecture features a lovely foyer, an outdoor balcony, private verandas, seven guest rooms, a morning room, and five fireplaces, making for an intimate yet sophisticated indoor venue. Couples can also choose the outdoor wedding venue, which features impeccably manicured gardens, expansive and lush green lawns with beautiful fence lines, a rustic covered pier, and calming water features. Legacy Farms and their dedicated staff offer future newlyweds a variety of all-inclusive packages that can be customized to fit their needs.
8061 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN 37090, Phone: 615-321-2394
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McConnell House is an impressive event venue located in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. It is just the urban-chic wedding venue sophisticated couples have been looking for. The two-story, red-brick building includes a dramatic front entrance with brick columns. Several large, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around each level of McConnell House, providing ample natural light. Beautiful reclaimed wood floors, exposed beams, exposed interior brick, fireplaces, and stunning chandeliers add to the allure and provide exceptional finishing touches. McConnell House specializes in weddings and complementary affairs like rehearsal dinners. Catering is provided by a sister property, Red Pony Catering, and Chef Jason McConnell, owner of both properties.
108 Bridge Street, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-595-6070
14.Owen Farm Middle Tennessee Wedding Venue
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Owen Farm Middle Tennessee Wedding Venue offers future newlyweds a scenic property that is sure to leave them with lasting and cherished memories of their wedding day. This farm in Chapmansboro, Tennessee, is near the Cumberland River and just west of the city of Nashville. The beautiful property also overlooks Sycamore Creek and offers guests some of the most spectacular views in all of Cheatham County. This wedding venue offers one all-inclusive package to couples, which includes the ceremony site, chairs and tables for 200 or fewer guests, on-site catering, a lovely reception area, and the use of their rustic family farmhouse.
778 Crocker Road, Chapmansboro, TN 37035, Phone: 615-642-0294
15.Ramble Creek Events
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Ramble Creek Events provides couples with a premier wedding venue that epitomizes Southern elegance and sophistication. The property features a white 8,000-square-foot farmhouse with lovely exposed cedar columns inside, a grand fireplace, rustic accent light fixtures throughout, and a stunning chandelier. Brides will love their suite, equipped with a changing area, comfortable sitting area with chairs and a couch, a vanity wall that has several prep stations, and a floor-to-ceiling triple-sided mirror. Grooms and their groomsmen will feel at home with their fully stocked quarters, featuring a large flat-screen TV, poker table, vintage dart board, and corn hole set.
277 County Road 437, Athens, TN 37303, Phone: 423-271-5642
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Couples looking to have the wedding of their dreams will find their venue at Southall Meadows. It offers a serene and natural setting with expansive views of the meadow and thick canopies of deep green trees. A sparkling creek runs through the pastoral property, which is surrounded by the rolling hills of middle Tennessee and the West Harpeth River. This stunning location is loaded with natural features that provide an intimate connection to nature, so couples shouldn’t be surprised to see turkeys, deer, and colorful birds. The 4,200-square-foot barn boasts a wonderful display of intricate woodwork, wood flooring, and two impressively and elegant chandeliers.
3193 Southall Road, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-414-1286
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This incredibly beautiful Spanish-style mansion sits comfortably on 100 acres of stunning farmland set along the Tennessee River. The relaxed and charming rural wedding location is only 10 minutes by boat or car from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. This sophisticated venue features well-manicured grounds with mountain streams, walking trails, and the occasional deer herd or eagle along the river. RiverPlace also features a large and airy 4,000-square-foot waterfront patio that overlooks the river, and evening receptions on the patio twinkle with lights reflecting off the water. The newlyweds and their wedding guests can dance the night away with unforgettable views of the Tennessee night sky.
3104 Scenic Waters Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37419, Phone: 423-821-1077
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18.The Atrium at Overton Square
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Guests will love the charm and simple elegance that this Memphis wedding venue provides. The Atrium at Overton Square is the perfect space for any couple looking to host the wedding of their dreams. It features contemporary décor, beautiful steel arches, pearl-white walls, art deco-style glasswork, large windows providing an abundance of natural light, warm wood floors, and an open floor plan. The Atrium at Overton Square will add the perfect touch of Southern elegance to any couple’s big day. CFY Catering and their staff will work diligently with couples to plan and execute a culinary experience that will far exceed couples’ expectations and impress their guests.
2105 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, Phone: 901-213-4514
19.The Bell Tower
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The Bell Tower is one of Nashville’s premier wedding venues. Located mere blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Cumberland River, this historic church has been elegantly transformed into a sophisticated event space. Wood floors, exposed beams, tall windows that bathe the room in natural light, and an upper mezzanine provide future newlyweds with an exceptional wedding day ambiance. There are designated lounges provided for the bride and groom to apply their finishing touches and settle their last-minute nerves. Infinity Events & Catering will be there every step of the way to ensure a seamless and magical evening.
400 4th Avenue, S., Nashville, TN 37201, Phone: 615-369-6474
20.The Bridge Building Event Spaces
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Built in 1908, this historic Nashville landmark has been one of the premier destinations for special occasions since they opened their doors as an event center in 2012. The Bridge Building Event Spaces will not only provide complete event planning from beginning to end, they’ll also provide couples with a unique setting and unparalleled views of Nashville. The riverfront and rooftop patios offer couples the flexibility to transform their wedding throughout the night. The glass and steel beam structure seamlessly blends the interior with the outdoors. Infinity Events & Catering will assist couples during the entire process to deliver a wedding that is both flawless and delightfully memorable.
2 Victory Avenue #100, Nashville, TN 37213, Phone: 615-369-6474
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Couples planning a lavish fairytale wedding for 200 to 800 guests will want to consider The Columns. Mere blocks from the world-renowned Rendezvous restaurant and the popular clubs of Beale Street, this venue is situated in the heart of downtown Memphis. Originally built to be a grand bank lobby in 1929, The Columns impressively features 22 pillars made of marble, two opulent levels of event space, and an attached nine-level parking structure. This wedding venue is 20,000 square feet of sophisticated and historical grandeur. The Columns provides tables and chairs, venue set-up and clean-up, and lovely bride and groom suites to prepare and relax before the ceremony.
40 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103, Phone: 901-543-1155
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The Cordelle features a structure that is a bit of Old English architecture meets modern Southern charm. The exterior features brick that has been painted gray, while the railing and beams of the long, covered porch as well as the trim around the windows are painted white and the gardens and lawns are lush and pristinely manicured. The modern and vintage interior continue to impress, with high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, tastefully exposed brick, and large windows that let in warm natural light. Couples can exchange vows under the 100-year-old hackberry tree for a picture-perfect wedding day memory.
45 Lindsley Avenue, Nashville, TN 37120, Phone: 615-354-8746
23.The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm
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Nestled comfortably on 57 acres in West Knoxville, Tennessee, The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm is a gorgeous lakefront property that is perfect for couples planning either a modern or a classic wedding. The beautiful glass-enclosed 6,000-square-foot pavilion features distinctive amenities. A substantial portion of the square footage can be temperature controlled to keep the wedding party and guests comfortable. A patio overlooks sparkling Bluegrass Lake, and a large deck with an impressive outdoor fireplace is equipped with comfortable seating. Future newlyweds will love exchanging vows with the stunning lake framed in the background while friends and family look on.
9133 Hunter Valley Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922, Phone: 866-693-7733
24.The Timothy Demonbreun House
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This meticulously restored mansion was built in 1906 and is situated in the Woodland-in-Waverly historic district. Now a sophisticated bed and breakfast, the Timothy Demonbreun House is located a mile from Honky Tonk Row and downtown Nashville. The entrance is the centerpiece of this property and provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoor, front porch, Southern-style wedding with its large impressive white columns and grand covered patio. The Timothy Demonbreun House provides a state-of-the-art sound and light system, large-screen HDTV, chairs, tables, flatware, glassware, linens, cake stand, and professionally trained staff who will ensure every detail is met with flawless execution.
746 Benton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204, Phone: 615-383-0426
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This premier wedding location is nestled on a beautiful 36-acre farm in Southern Middle Tennessee. It offers three unique settings for couples looking for a country wedding venue. They can choose from the classic big red barn, a thick grove of deep green pine trees, and a picturesque meadow with lush rolling hills. Whistle Hollow has received multiple awards from WeddingWire and has been featured in The Knot magazine. Endless Catering, who have also won multiple awards, provides the wedding dinner catering for Whistle Hollow. Their culinary team will ensure the menu is executed to perfection. Couples will have a memorable wedding at this Smokey Mountains venue.
701 Lofton Hall Road, Ardmore, TN 38449, Phone: 256-497-5168
25 Best Tennessee Wedding Venues
- 409 South Main, Photo: Courtesy of stanislav_uvarov - Fotolia.com
- Castleton Farms, Photo: Courtesy of Yevhenii Kukulka - Fotolia.com
- Cedar Hall, Photo: Courtesy of nagaets - Fotolia.com
- Cedarwood Weddings, Photo: Courtesy of mmphoto - Fotolia.com
- Cheval Manor Ranch, Photo: Courtesy of Rachel M - Fotolia.com
- Flower Mountain Weddings and Receptions, Photo: Courtesy of photoniko - Fotolia.com
- Gatlinburg’s Little Log Wedding Chapel, Photo: Courtesy of chrisroosfotografie - Fotolia.com
- Honeysuckle Hills, Photo: Courtesy of Maksym - Fotolia.com
- Houston Station, Photo: Courtesy of visiopix_de - Fotolia.com
- Hunt Phelan Weddings & Events, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Jubilee Hills Estate, Photo: Courtesy of davit85 - Fotolia.com
- Legacy Farms, Photo: Courtesy of agaltsov - Fotolia.com
- McConnell House, Photo: Courtesy of tonefotografia - Fotolia.com
- Owen Farm Middle Tennessee Wedding Venue, Photo: Courtesy of Fotolia.com
- Ramble Creek Events, Photo: Courtesy of MyArtisticView - Fotolia.com
- Southall Meadows, Photo: Courtesy of scharfsinn86 - Fotolia.com
- Tennessee RiverPlace, Photo: Courtesy of sonyachny - Fotolia.com
- The Atrium at Overton Square, Photo: Courtesy of LElik83 - Fotolia.com
- The Bell Tower, Photo: Courtesy of prostooleh - Fotolia.com
- The Bridge Building Event Spaces, Photo: Courtesy of monoliza - Fotolia.com
- The Columns, Photo: Courtesy of Fotolia.com
- The Cordelle, Photo: Courtesy of LElik83 - Fotolia.com
- The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, Photo: Courtesy of yakimenkoanton - Fotolia.com
- The Timothy Demonbreun House, Photo: Courtesy of antic - Fotolia.com
- Whistle Hollow, Photo: Courtesy of jaengpeng - Fotolia.com
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