May 8, 2018

Three Best Wedding Venues Outside Knoxville, TN

You’re dreaming of a wedding away from the city, but the list of venues is so long that you don’t even know where to start. Let us help narrow your search! Below are three of our favorite wedding venues beyond the Knoxville area, and we think you’ll love them too.

  • The Cardinal’s Nest. A gorgeous, new open-air venue, The Cardinal’s Nest offers a gorgeous view of the Smoky Mountains unparalleled anywhere else. Easy to find, yet still secluded from the noise of the city, this venue is a dream for the couple who wants a blank space upon which to create their dream wedding. What’s more, your vendor options are unlimited, as the venue places no restrictions on who you have to use, allowing you to hire the vendors best suited to your event. If you’re looking for scenic mountain views and a carte blanche approach to wedding planning, we suggest you start here!

    (Photographer: Regina Starkey)

  • Honeysuckle Hills. This venue is the no-fuss, rustic bride’s dream. Offering another beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains, Honeysuckle Hills seats up to 100 guests and boasts a built-in rain plan in case of inclement weather. And, if you’re planning for an elopement or a couple-only ceremony, this intimate venue is wonderfully suited to your plans. This venue’s premier lure, however, is its delightfully rustic charm. From hay bales and an old truck to live horses, your dream country wedding will come to life on the gorgeous grounds of Honeysuckle Hills.

    (Photographer: JoPhoto)

  • Pleasant Hill Vineyards. An historic farm and vineyard located in the mountain foothills, Pleasant Hill Vineyards is a breathtaking venue where natural beauty abounds. The staff’s attention to detail is remarkable, making this venue ideal for the bride who wants a laid-back wedding with a high-elegance aesthetic. With both an outdoor ceremony option as well as a rain plan in the barn, Pleasant Hill Vineyards is designed to accommodate any wedding in any weather. What’s more, the vineyard is fully operational, and its vines yield three wine varietals for any palette—consider serving them at your wedding for a sweet local touch.


Are you getting married at any of these venues? Tell us what made you choose them by emailing us at! Otherwise, we’ll be back next week!


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