From gorgeous rolling hills and mountains, to historic mansions dripping in elegance, Tennessee offers incredible micro wedding venues that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Southern charm and hospitality can be found in every corner, and we promise you won’t be sorry for choosing this beautiful state as the home to your micro wedding.
Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
This unique Nashville venue quickly won us over with their micro wedding offerings, and immediately took a top spot in our list of best micro wedding venues in Tennessee. The venue space, known as Wisteria Arbor, is absolute perfection and we found ourselves wondering if this was Tennessee or Tuscany.
The ceremony is held under a lush canopy of greenery that is then transformed into a magical reception area so that you and your guests can celebrate in the open southern air. The background is a breathtaking overlook, and you have full use of the grounds for photos.
We always appreciate a venue that recognizes and caters to micro weddings, and Cheekwood has done just that. Their micro wedding packages includes everything from a catered dinner and bar package to linens and a backup rain space. The only thing you need to bring is your officiant, photographer, music, and cake. Their packages are based off of 20 people max, but they offer the option to upgrade for slightly larger weddings.
Let’s be honest, the name alone makes this Jonesborough venue sound like it’s straight out of a Disney movie and one look at their ceremony and reception sites just about confirms that. Say ‘I do’ in a magical rose garden, or tucked into a wooded forest area. Not quite your style? They also have a pond site with a whimsical willow tree, or the ‘Kiwi Arbor’ with a vine-covered pagoda.
On top of the gorgeous variety of ceremony and reception sites, these guys specialize in micro weddings and elopements (it’s literally all they do!), so they know exactly how to create your vision and bring it to life.
Their aptly named Fairytale Micro Wedding package includes an officiant, decor, flowers, cake, and meal for up to 24 people. They’re also happy to help you find any other services you might need, including photography and music. You can also choose to stay onsite in their remodeled farmhouse, and make it a true getaway for you and your loved ones.
This Knoxville Tennessee venue sits on 360 beautiful acres along the shores of Watts Bar Lake, providing the perfect location for a peaceful, picturesque event. They have a variety of enchanting ceremony and reception locations, including the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Courtyard Gazebo , and the Farmhouse Gazebo. For food options, they have a wide variety of plated meal options, as well as fun stations like tacos and burgers.
Their ‘elopements with friends’ packages include a private dinner for up to 20 guests, cake, and fun extras like breakfast in the mornings and a couples massage. If your micro wedding it a bit bigger, they also offer traditional wedding packages that can be tailored to suit your needs.
We love that they utilize experienced wedding planners that work with you and your significant other from day one, preventing unexpected expenses from creeping in and lowering your stress. These guys believe that your special day should be relaxed and enjoyed, and they do just that!
The Belmont Mansion, located in Nashville Tennessee, is an elegant victorian mansion that serves as the perfect backdrop to those seeking timeless elegance and a touch of class. This historic site just underwent a major restoration (due to be completed in 2021), and the results are pristine marble floors, rich wood accents, and romantic pillars and chandeliers that will take your breathe away.
In addition, they specialize in intimate weddings, offering a variety of micro wedding and elopement packages, as well as traditional wedding packages that can be customized to smaller weddings. Note that this venue does NOT allow alcohol, so if you’re looking to serve some boozy beverages at your wedding, consider holding just your ceremony here and choosing a reception location elsewhere!
Christopher Place is a Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast that was designed with intimate romantic getaways in mind, making it the perfect location for your micro wedding. The resort, located near Gatlinburg, is tucked away on a secluded mountain-top, which equates to epic views and a feeling of exclusivity that’s far removed from the busy city (which happens to be a convenient, short drive away).
Their all inclusive wedding packages include a wedding coordinator, photographer, minister, and cake, along with option fun extras like rocking chairs for the ceremony and a rose bouquet. You also have the option to make this a true event of a lifetime for your guests, and rent out all 10 rooms of the inn. This venue truly goes above and beyond to make sure your day is special and stress free.
The Barn at High Point Farms
The Barn at High Point Farms is the perfect venue for a couple looking for rustic chic vibes, as well as flexibility and personalization. This family owned farm is set on 70 acres of gorgeous perfection, filled with trees (aka shade!), flowers, and adorable animals. They feature a historic barn, that exudes rustic charm and serves as an incredible backdrop to photos and ceremonies.
Their elopement package tops out at a perfect 50 people, and includes set up, light decor, sound system, and a $200 credit towards a bonfire, bouquet, or lodging.
They happily work with couples to create the micro wedding of their dreams, allowing extra services and rental to be added on. The freedom to create and personalize at this venue is next to none, and they offer countless extras ranging from vintage furniture and china, to farm fresh flowers, and even the opportunity to snuggle their baby goats.
This venue does an amazing job walking their couples through each and every step, even assisting in finding vendors and providing lodging. If you’re looking for a rustic barn micro wedding while also receiving 5 star service, then this is your place.
The Cove on Cherokee Lake
Simple, no fuss, with a breathtaking backdrop. The Cove on Cherokee Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in a beautiful cove, and perfect for the couple who wants backyard micro wedding vibes, without the stress of actually having to plan a wedding in your own backyard. Ceremonies are held on the picturesque lakeside, and max out at 30 people, so it’s truly a list of your nearest and dearest.
They offer both affordable and customizable micro wedding packages (which include access to the lake house), and the options for Pinterest worthy customizations are endless. If you’re the low-key couple that still wants a beautiful event, this is a perfect spot.