We supply a Tree of Life Arbor/Arch as well at the Altamont community center for the reception free with all wedding packages.
Any further decor you want to use outdoors is fine as long as you take care of rental, cleanup and pickup. You can rent wedding tents, table, seating for outside reception, fountains etc from this local vendor and they know where we are and can deliver. Our address is 1547 Main Street, Altamont Tn 37301
Master of Ceremonies - Website - Tents, Gazebo, Candleabras, Seating, Columns, Linnens Etc
Weddings For Less- Website - Bridesmaid dresses, Shoes, Children's Shoes, Cake Toppers, Favors, Etc.
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My Search for a Dream Wedding Venue In The Tennessee Mountains
Ever since my fiance popped the question in March, we’ve been tossing around ideas for the perfect wedding venue. At first, we discussed a beach wedding, then a castle in New England, then a traditional church ceremony, then a rooftop wedding set against a fabulous city skyline. Everything sounded nice, but nothing seemed just perfect.
Then I started looking at historic and refurbished Victorian homes. Some of these are genuinely breathtaking -- not only spacious with many original features but painstakingly renovated and located in some of the most serene settings imaginable. My favorites so far? Let’s explore together:
What constitutes a dream venue in a historic home?
While each of the homes we’ve investigated is uniquely renovated and arranged according to the designer’s tastes, some features stand out among them as ideal for a wedding.
Some of my favorite elements common to the best historic home venues include:
Rich, meticulously carved woods
Traditionally intricate wall coverings
Ornate fireplaces and fixtures
Large, sparkling chandeliers
Tastefully arranged decor
Thoughtful color coordination
These features are pleasant to behold for various reasons, one being their picturesque quality for photo sessions. We’ve narrowed our photographer search down to a handful willing to travel anywhere in the country for a wedding photoshoot -- we’d like to be sure to offer them a venue they can work with while creating our dream wedding photos as well.
Some of the homes have additional space in an outdoor feature also, such as a log cabin or cottage used by former tenants, which can be visited or even utilized by current guests as well. For example, we found a historic home venue in southern Tennessee called Moffitt Manor, which has a log cabin once used as a courthouse. The cottage has a fireplace, living room, bathroom, and bedroom. This space can be used either to stay overnight or just for an alternative for wedding photos -- or both.
Like the castle venues in the American northeast, some have additional photoshoot-friendly features like a panoramic view of the sea, a misty mountain range, or thick greenery like a forest. Be sure to keep an eye out for these if you’re looking into your ideal wedding venue -- they aren’t always mentioned in the advertising materials.
Free Honeymoon In Our Estate Mansion With Rental - Tennessee Weddings Venue
Boxed meals: Of course, most venues offer convenient breakfast and lunch boxes, customized according to guest preferences. These are easy to order, require little to no cooking, special delivery or assembly, and stay fresh for an amazingly long time. They’re ready in a jiffy and offer several items in each box to satisfy the palettes of most guests in one way or another. Although ideal for a Bed & Breakfast or another setting where a simple box lunch will do, a wedding may call for something a little more involved than these.
Stocking the fridge: Another choice includes the kitchen being stocked, allowing for the wedding party and couple to cook as they wish. This involves a grocery list being provided from which the bride and groom and check each item they want to be stocked. This food is stocked prior to check-in, and they cook for themselves for all meals during their estate rental.
Hot meals provided: Another option we found offered is a choice of hot homemade meals, each including a main dish, sides, dessert, and beverages, being delivered to the estate at a designated time. The Manor in Tennessee offers two options for this, both including organic chicken, fresh-made southern sweet tea, and vegetables grown in the owner’s garden, for example.
Dining out/ordering in: For those who prefer to dine out or order delivery, there are usually plenty of options nearby from pizza to Chinese food to a full four-course meal from the nearest neighborhood bar and grill. Keep in mind a tip is expected for these options.
Most venues have plenty of points of attraction nearby for the adventurous couple or their wedding party
Once the wedding has concluded, and the estate rental draws to an end, most historic homes are located close enough to cities to offer lots to do.
Within a drive of an hour or less, guests will likely find such activities as:
Natural trails and possibly areas for hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, etc.
Museums, aquariums, zoos
Live music/concert venues
Skydiving or paragliding instructional facilities
Walking, bus, bike, or segway tours (can be hot spot tours, food tours, craft brew tours, ghost tours, etc.)
Sight-seeing or dinner cruises
Breweries, wineries, and distilleries, some with tours and tastings available
Holiday light displays
You can see how these settings are ideal for weddings -- they’re usually beautifully renovated, relaxing, drenched with history, and they often have the best settings for wedding photo sessions to boot. Our search continues for that number one historic home where we will eventually tie the knot. Wish us luck!
Please let us know if you have a favorite venue below so we can check it out!
- Main house access (Full Access for 24 hours)
- Bride's dressing area
- Groom's dressing area
- Ceremony arch outdoors on beautiful lawn and chairs provided for 50 guests
- No Venue set up but we do the cleanup
- Complimentary bridal suite downstairs
- Full kitchen facilities
- Wedding Archway Included
- Alternative ceremony site is also community center (comes with rental) provided
- Reception Hall (Altamont Community Center Rental Across Street) and cleanup
- Wedding coordinator required
- Food & beverage required
- Beer and wine only
- The venue must approve all decorations - no wall decor on wallcoverings or on light fixtures
- Wheelchair access limited
- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
- No Catering But Recommendations are Available locally
- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
- Smoking in designated areas only
- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
- Music must end by 10:00 PM
- Biodegradable throwables only
- Professional Photographer Available To Hire