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As a Knoxville Wedding Photographer, I know that Knoxville has so many incredible wedding venues to choose from. I'll show you the best-of-the-best Knoxville wedding venues

There are two very distinct styles of weddings. Those that are in the city and those that are not. Sounds simple enough, right? I bet your wondering why that matters though! It important to figure out just that simple question before even thinking about specific venues. Knowing this is half the battle in figuring out your perfect Knoxville Wedding Venue!

Weddings that happen in the city are usually capable of holding a lot more guests, think of venues like ballrooms and halls. The logistics can sometimes be a bit tricky to figure out but if your vision for your wedding involves being in downtown Knoxville, plan ahead to make it go as smoothly as possible. 

Wedding venues outside of Knoxville tend to be more relaxed, intimate and easy going wedding days. These venues typically can accommodate around 100 to 150 loved ones. This is ideal if you were dreaming of saying "I do" in the great outdoors with beautiful views.

Which style of wedding do I recommend? I'd be lying if I didn't say that weddings away from the city didn't hold my heart. I feel like weddings that are located outside of Knoxville (downtown specifically) tend to be more relaxed, easy-going days where everyone always has a blast! With that said, this is a very personal decision and it is all about what you two want. It's your wedding day and it needs to fit your specific dream.

Knoxville - Tennessee

Sugar Hollow


Pigeon Forge - Tennessee
45 minutes from Knoxville


Butler - Tennessee
2 hours from Knoxville

Sevierville - Tennessee
40 minutes from Knoxville


Knoxville - Tennessee


Homeplace at Johnston Farm

Greeneville - Tennessee
1 hour from Knoxville

The Trillium

Sevierville, TN

A sister venue to the beautiful Magnolia, the Trillium is a highly anticipated mountain wedding venue that will be located in Sevierville, Tennessee. The property is absolutely stunning and filled with great spots for wedding day photos. The venue itself is perched on the mountainside overlooking a stunning mountain vista.

This close to Knoxville wedding venue is currently well into construction and will be open for weddings starting Fall 2021! Read all the great details here!


Homeplace at Johnston Farm

Greeneville, TN

The Homeplace at Johnston Farm is 4 miles from Greeneville’s main street, which is super easily accessible. The serene and beautiful location is on a farm, with a peaceful creek to cross on the bridge, ramble past the barn and onto the breathtaking peak with a fairytale-like panoramic view along with all new 6,000+ square foot Barn.

I mean, how amazing does that sound? Venues like this are a treasure. You will be able to relax and have a peaceful, laid-back, beautiful wedding. Read the blog to find out more!


The Quarry Venue

Sevierville, TN

The Quarry is an outdoor wedding venue located in Knoxville, TN. While they do have locations for indoor ceremonies, The Canyon is spectacular and unique. The area is in the form partially filled Quarry, which, when combined with the natural beauty of the area, makes it spectacular.

The Canyon has every natural element to make it the perfect venue. The walkway leads to a grand patio which lies beside a waterfall and a little pond.


Sugar Hollow Retreat

Butler, TN

Sugar Hollow Retreat is truly a dream come alive for the couples that choose to have their wedding there. An easy 40 minutes outside Johnson City and 2 hours outside of Knoxville, this East Tennessee wedding venue will give you allllll the feels.

And if the property isn’t enough to take your breath away, check out this Q&A with Sugar Hollow’s own Wedding and Event Coordinator, Kaleigh Lumpkins. You will literally feel the love they have for their venue and their couples shine through in their answers!


The Magnolia

Pigeon Forge, TN

If there was ever a venue that has it all, it would absolutely be The Magnolia Venue. I could seriously go on and on about how much I love it! That’s probably due to the fact that you get the best of both worlds.

You have a stunning elopement-worthy backdrop of The Great Smoky Mountains and the ability to have your friends and family (all 100 of them!) there to celebrate your love. It’s a recipe for a seriously magical day!


Additional Tips For Picking The Perfect Knoxville Wedding Venues

AFTER SHOOTING for over 8 years, i'm happy to share a few additional tips

1. If the venue is outdoors, make sure you equally love Plan B if it rains. No one wants to think about the worse-case-scenario when planning their dream wedding. The rain won't get you down if you equally love the interior options of the venue. That could be a beautiful white tent on the lawn, or a stunning white-walled barn with a fireplace at the end of the aisle, or a lush greenhouse to give you all the outside vibes! 

2. Light is everything to a photographer. Natural light, diffused light, harsh light, incandescent light, light, light, light. you get the idea. As I walk into your venue and up to greet you in the bridal suite, I am scanning where the best areas are to photograph. 

3. If your reception is at a separate venue, add some "fluff time" so that we can run over to the venue to capture it while it's still "untouched" by guests giving you the best detail shots of your beautiful reception.

4. Make sure that you tour your venue at the same time of day that the ceremony will be at. If you’re getting married at 3 pm in July, a field without any shade probably won't be very comfortable. Likewise, if you plan on getting married at 7 pm, steer clear of venues that require lots of natural light for them to be beautiful. 

With all of that said, a skilled wedding photographer (ah-em... me!) will make the best of every lighting condition and I am certain that your wedding will be beautiful.

At the end of the day its not about having wedding images that get a ton of likes, it's about documenting the beginning of your love story. so that when you look back on the images I created, you will feel those same emotions. My goal as a wedding photographer is to serve my clients the way they deserve and create snapshots that transcend time and will always bring you back to when it all began. 

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I am so excited that you found my little corner of the web. The number one thing I want you to know about me is that your experience on your wedding day is everything to me. I want you to know that I am there beside you throughout your most amazing wedding day, know that I have your back, aaand that I will be the one cracking jokes throughout the entire experience. 

As for my photography style, it came out of a desire to capture authentic emotions. Real humans who are in love. I developed my style of photography & editing through many years as a portrait photographer first before diving deep into weddings. Throughout that time I realized that the intimate moments in between the poses were the ones most cherished. My wedding work has been seen in places like The Knot, Wedding Wire, The Carolinas Magazine, Embrace Beauty Magazine and many other leading industry publications. I'm sincerely grateful for every single one of them, and for the others yet to come.

But none of that matters without the experience, the fun, and the results that everyone feels when they look back through their photographs.

HI, I'm elly!


As someone who specializes in photographing weddings in and around Knoxville I have a lot of great tips and tricks to make sure your wedding feels exactly how you pictured it. Head over to my Knoxville Wedding Photographer Q+A to learn more about me and get some great info!

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