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7 Fairy-Tale Wedding Venues in Tennessee to Consider for Your Wedding Day

Updated: 7 days ago

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, meaning each venue listed compensated me for my time in creating their feature. However, I personally found these venues and felt they were perfect to showcase. This list is intended to help you discover venues to tour, they are suggestions only. All decisions you make for your wedding day are your responsibility. This post is for educational purposes only and not meant to be any professional advice.


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When planning a wedding, many would agree the most important part is choosing a venue. You can have a pretty color scheme, gorgeous dress, and the most meticulous cake the world has ever seen... but none of it matters if you don't have a great venue to bring it all together.


When I got married, I had a big beautiful wedding and it truly was the best day. The venue I chose made all the difference.


I love weddings and wedding planning, so this article spoke to me! To hopefully make your life a little easier during this wedding planning time, I have researched and found some of the most romantic venues that will make your wedding day as magical as it should be. Not only are they impressively beautiful, they are highly rated online. Here are 7 fairy-tale venues to check out if you're in the Tennessee area.


Wait! Before I dig in, I have to say I personally dealt with each venue when putting together this post and I was amazed by their incredible communication and care for their venues. They all take what they do, very seriously.


Also, these are listed in no particular order.


#1 The Cookeville Estate - Cookeville, TN

For the beautiful barn wedding...

If you're looking to have a romantic barn wedding in Cookeville, you may want to take a tour of the Cookeville Estate. The Cookeville Estate is beautifully nestled on 11 acres right beyond the city limits of Cookeville. This venue offers gorgeous barn and outdoor weddings. Whether it be a small intimate gathering, or a large festive event, The Cookeville Estate can handle it. With 2 wedding venues on the grounds, the 1100 square foot “Shed” as well as the 1650 square foot “Barn”, The Cookeville Estate has many options for your wedding day.

In addition, the grounds also has the 6000 square foot “Estate,” a 6 bedroom 7 bathroom well appointed home. This unique offering allows brides the ability to be on the grounds for their special day before, during, and after the event.


The Cookeville Estate Offers

-Outdoor Ceremonies (The Estate, Barn & Shed Available)

-Shed & Barn equipped with cold running water & electricity

-On Site Receptions

-Wedding Packages -Estate Home Rental


Perks

-Rustic Wedding Feel

-Beautiful Lighting - with Custom Chandeliers

-Color-Changing LED Lighting -Very Spacious -Beautiful Property with Great Views

What I Like About This Tennessee Wedding Venue: This venue is great for the bride that wants a lot of control over their wedding and not be stuck with only what the venue has to offer. This venue can provide tables, chairs, linens, restrooms, parking and a gorgeous location... while it's up to the bride to get catering, entertainment, flowers, decorations and anything they wish for their special day. Only limited by imagination, the Cookeville Estate welcomes all types of requests and ideas.


Smallest Wedding: 2

Largest Wedding: 200


Photos

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For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!








The Cookeville Estate 322 Ridgewood Road

Cookeville, Tennessee 38501

(931) 261-9357

https://thecookevilleestate.com/

www.facebook.com/thecookevilleestate/ Read Reviews Here


#2 The Ruby Cora - Adams, TN

For the modern farm wedding...

The Ruby Cora has a unique family story and is still a family business. The modern design of The Ruby Cora is juxtaposed with the manicured 140 acre Century Farm called Gunn Farm.  The Ruby Cora has an outside ceremony area available to you on a high peak with The Ruby Cora by the lake for your reception. You will also have the option to select an indoor ceremony (California Style) and reception inside of The Ruby Cora.


The Ruby Cora Offers

-Outdoor Ceremonies

-Indoor Ceremonies

-Indoor Receptions

-Complete Wedding Packages or Use of the Grounds

Perks

-Modern Design

-Gorgeous Views

-Simple Elegance

-Design Services

-Open, Warm & Inviting

-Elegant Lighting

What I Like About This Tennessee Wedding Venue: I love this venue because not only is it absolutely gorgeous, they offer different packages that can fit any couples needs. Whether you want the DIY experience or an “all-is-taken-care-of” wedding day… they have options. They can also do bridesmaid luncheons, spa experiences and golf-outings for the guys. With all of the incredible views including a lake, your engagement and wedding day photo backgrounds are sure to be smashing.


Smallest Wedding: 50 Largest Wedding: 250


Photos

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Photo Credits: First Photo (Green Table Cloths) Billie-Shaye Style Photography, 2 bottom left photos by Kristen Paige Photography 


Note from the Owners

The Ruby Cora is nestled in a 140 acre manicured Century Farm.  The property has been in Marcia's family since 1886.  In planning the space, we worked with an architect to honor our past while presenting a totally modern venue.  Marcia's grandmothers were Ruby and Cora, thus the name of the business.  We wanted people to take a second look when they heard or saw the name, what is The Ruby Cora? The 40' Bell Tower is reminiscent of Marcia's Great Grandmother, Lula Bell Gunn,  she rang a dinner bell to alert her husband that dinner was ready, today we ring the Lula Bell when couples say 'i do'. 

We are best known for our total focus on the couples experience, from the moment they visit, they know and trust that they will be respected, cared for and that all of their guests will have a wonderful, relaxing experience with us and our team.  ~Marcia and Nathan

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!




The Ruby Cora

2300 Gunn Rd. Adams, TN 931.320.0002

Email: marcia@therubycora.com Website: http://therubycora.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheRubyCora/

#3 The Magnolia Venue - Pigeon Forge, TN

For the breathtaking Smoky Mountain wedding...

If you're looking to have your wedding in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, here is one that will "ohh and ahh" your guests. The Magnolia Venue is an intimate wedding venue nestled in the Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN. When you’re standing at the venue you are surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains. The great thing about the Magnolia is that you feel like you’re on top of the world and super secluded on the mountain, but you’re only 10 minutes from the heart of Pigeon Forge. With a luxurious mountain aesthetic, The Magnolia Venue prides themselves on being a neutral space for couples to come into and make the venue fit their visions. The Magnolia’s intimate feel is also perfect for destination couples, which actually makes up about 90% of bookings.


The Magnolia Venue Offers

-Can be an open-air venue to utilize both the indoor and outdoor spaces

-Overhead doors that open up on both sides of the venue so you can open up onto the outdoor patio, or keep closed to use the indoor space on it’s own.

-Windows and doors on all sides so every wedding can take in the gorgeous mountain views. -Outdoor patios to use as well as indoor space.

-They host both ceremonies and receptions with 13 hours of venue access.


Perks

-Gorgeous bridal suite onsite

-This is a beautiful private space that is all theirs on the day of their wedding.

-Breathtaking views that you really can’t beat it -A great space that’s an elegant version of a barn, but also paired with the stunning mountain views, which is why people love being in the Smoky Mountains.


What I Like About This Tennessee Wedding Venue: This venue simply takes my breath away. If you’re looking to have a wedding that blows people away with the view, this is the one that will do just that. The views of the Smoky Mountains are truly unmatched. It has a very luxurious yet intimate feel to it. Not only are the views stunning, so is the actual venue. I love that it is versatile with both indoor and outdoor space. I can’t imagine how incredibly romantic it is to actually be married at this venue! Can this view really be topped?


Smallest Wedding: 20

Largest Wedding: 100


Photos

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Photo Credits:

Jo Photo, Shaundra Olson Photography, Derek Halkett Photography, Leah Nicole Photo

Miss Riss Photography


A Note from the Owner

What I love about our venue is that we are family owned and operated, I think that makes us a little special. The venue is extraordinary in and of itself, but how we run it makes it that much more personal for our couples. We know how special each couples’ wedding day is and it’s our goal to serve them as if they’re part of our family. - Macey


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!








The Magnolia Venue

1120 Eagle Pointe Way

Pigeon Forge, TN

(site visits and tours by appointment only)

865-213-2309

themagnoliavenue.com

https://themagnoliavenue.com/contact/

#4 Historic Rippavilla- Spring Hill, TN

For the elegantly historical wedding...

Rippavilla provides the setting for Historic Weddings for Historic Love. The property boasts nearly 200 acres of beautiful, historic grounds. Weddings at Rippavilla combine the best of old, Southern charm and modern day love stories. Their wedding packages allow access to the following areas that surround the 1855 historic mansion: brick courtyard, carriage garden, boxwood garden, adjoining fields and rolling hills. The expansive property can host weddings up to 300 guests. Each package also includes an abbreviated tour of the historic mansion for guests. Be sure to look out for their cats, Turnip and Kyle (who may also be kept cozy in the gift shop, away from guests for the special day). The wedding of your dreams starts here!


Historic Rippavilla Offers

- Outdoor Weddings

- Onsite Reception

- Historic Tours

- Packages to Fit Your Individual Needs


Perks

-Rolling hills

-Multiple ceremony & reception gardens -1855 historic mansion -Reception courtyard with seating for 50 -Historic tours for guests included in every package -Bride and groom ready rooms -Engagement photo session included -Day-of coordinator upgrade option -Ample parking -Restrooms on-site


What I Like About This Tennessee Wedding Venue: I love the uniqueness of this venue. Getting married at a historic mansion has that super special and sophisticated charm that you can’t get at other venues. There is so much to enjoy at this venue, plenty of space and tons of gorgeous backgrounds for photos. This venue is the perfect place for couples seeking a unique, polished and refined wedding day that can’t be replicated! How special would it be to get married at such a historical place?


Smallest Wedding Size: Bride & Groom Largest Wedding Size: Up to 300


Photos

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Photo Credits: Main Photo Rebecca Renee Photography, First 2 Photos in First Row Glenai Gilbert Photography, Wedding Party Photo by Finding Eden, 2nd Photo in 2nd Row Laklin Brooke Photography, Photo of Smiling Couple Laklin Brooke Photography


Note from the Director of Weddings

Rippavilla is unmatched by any other historic venue. Our venue possesses a charm that is truly unique. We provide the perfect setting for any wedding couples could envision; whether it be casual, formal, romantic, historic, or even quirky. We offer a venue for couples looking for something other than the typical barn wedding. Options are endless at Rippavilla. -Payton Meeker


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!




Historic Rippavilla

5700 Main Street

P.O. Box 1169 Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174

Phone: (931) 489-1073 Wedding Website: https://www.rippavilla.org/weddings-and-rentals​ Main Website: https://www.rippavilla.org/

Payton Meeker Email: weddings@rippavilla.org

#5 Drakewood Farm - Nashville, TN

For the dazzling Pinterest-worthy wedding...

This venue is huge and will create dazzling photos that are Pinterest-worthy. Drakewood Farm, in Nashville, is a beautiful historic all-inclusive venue with 40 acres of rolling farmland, 1850 antebellum mansion with two bridal dressing rooms, three barns, a gorgeous 4,000 sq. ft pavilion, grooms cottage and multiple ceremony locations including our popular wooded ceremony. They personalize each wedding to fit your style. Their 40 acres are only limited by your imagination. From designing to catering to entertainment, they customize your wedding to be the perfect event! All-inclusive makes wedding planning easy so you can relax and enjoy your day!


Drakewood Farm Offers

- Wedding in the Woods

- The Love Barn

- The I Do Barn

- Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony

- Onsite Reception


Perks

Several Ceremony & Reception Locations/Options to Choose From

Gorgeous Backgrounds for Photos Bridal Suite & Groom Loft

All-Inclusive Wedding Packages Customized Weddings to be "Pinterest Worthy"


What I Like About This Tennessee Wedding Venue: First of all, trying to select photos for this venue was so difficult. I had a very hard time choosing. They have so many options for your wedding day and they go above and beyond to make each wedding unique. To me, this is the place to go if you want that "all inclusive" wedding where everything is not only taken care of for you...but it's also customized to fit YOU. There are many venues on the farm to choose from for your ceremony and reception. If you're looking to have that "Pinterest wedding," this is that venue.


Smallest Wedding Size: 2 Largest Wedding Size: 175


Photos

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Photos by Ace Photography


Note from the Owners

We want our Couples to relax, enjoy their wedding day and our design team and staff will bring your dream wedding to life. 


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!












Drakewood Farm

Nashville, TN Office: 615-851-2774

Email: drakewoodfarm@gmail.com

Website: https://www.drakewoodfarm.com/


#6 Black Twig Farms - Columbia, TN

For the romantic forest wedding...

Talk about swoon-worthy! Black Twig Farms is an exclusive outdoor wedding venue that features a one-of-a-kind Forest Wedding Venue. The property is located south of Nashville and close to Historic Downtown Franklin, Leiper’s Fork, Spring Hill and Columbia. More than 19 acres of picturesque forest, pasture, apple orchards and manicured garden areas provide a perfect backdrop for your big day! Their goal is for you to refer back to your wedding day as the “Best Day Ever.”

Black Twig Farms Offers

- Outdoor Weddings

- Onsite Reception Area

- Firework Send Off

- PA Provided

- Managed Fire-pits (Fall Weddings)

Perks

- Custom Designed Forest Wedding Venue (Multiple Wedding Site Locations)

- Limited Yearly Bookings Available. Your Wedding Gets Our Full Attention

- Amazing, Limitless Photo Locations

- Beautiful Scenic Backgrounds


What I Like About This Tennessee Wedding Venue: To me this venue absolutely feels one-of-a-kind. Getting married in a forest like this is not only scenic, there’s just something magically romantic about it! Black Twig Farms has really went above and beyond to carve out a truly special wooded area for your ceremony. Plus, you can customize your reception to make it super unique with things like a food truck or outdoor fire pits with smores! Don’t forget the perfect ending to your fairy tale wedding, a firework sendoff!


Smallest Wedding Size: No Limit

Largest Wedding Size: Up to 150-175


Photos

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Note from the Owner of Black Twig Farms

Black Twig Farms is 19 acres of beautiful forest, pasture and manicured landscaped garden areas that provide an amazing backdrop for your photos. Black Twig Farms only books a limited number of weddings each year, which allows us to focus and give you the attention necessary to make your day special. We love weddings and would love to host your big day. — Tracy Edmonson


Contact Info to Get in Touch!










Black Twig Farms

2066 Les Robinson Rd.

Columbia, TN 38401

Website - https://www.blacktwigfarms.com/

Instagram - @blacktwigfarms

Contact - https://www.blacktwigfarms.com/contact-us

#7 Cypress Barn at Miller Lake - Columbia, TN

For the private & peaceful barn lake wedding...

If you’re looking for that Southern gem, you’ve found it. Miller Lake is a privately-owned 12 acre lake right outside the growing community of Columbia, only an hour south of Nashville. They offer a stunning view and private tranquility. Cypress Barn at Miller Lake offers you a versatile space for your indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception. They have a luxury bridal suite and grooms-quarter while your guests explore the barn and outdoor venue space.

Cypress Barn at Miller Lake Offers

-Gorgeous Outdoor Setting -Beautiful Lake View -Indoor Option for Peace of Mind (In Case of Rain) -Private and Secluded -Exclusive Property Use

-Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony & Reception

-Ample Parking

-Cleanup Crew Following Event

Perks

-Spacious Bridal Suite with Shower

-Groom’s Quarter with Shower, Kitchen and Storage

-Over 3,000 Sq. Ft. of Event Spaced Inside the Barn

-Over 5,000 Sq. Ft. of Event Space Outside Barn

-Use Outside Space for Fun Activities

What I Like About This Tennessee Wedding Venue: I think what really captures me about this venue, aside from its beauty, is how private and secluded it is. This is the perfect venue for the bride that doesn’t want any disturbances. In fact, the owner Teresa owns the entire lake and the entire property surrounding it. That means, your day is truly all about you and no outside distractions. They work hard to keep your wedding with them as simple as possible for you from signing to the actual wedding day. This venue is great because you can have full control on decorations, food and all of the fun stuff. I love it too because of the spacious and private area inside the barn and outside...the possibilities are endless!

Smallest Wedding Size: 80

Largest Wedding Size: 200

Photos

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Photo Credits: Hexagon arch with lake background- Wind and Gold Photography, Front venue shot through trees- Brooke Baker Photography, Inside event setup- Michelle Barnett Photography, Bridal Suite shot- Visions by Valeisha Photography, Night time outside venue shot- Jenna Clare Photography, Bride and Groom lake shot- Haydin Olivia Photography, Both outside patio dance shots- Haydin Olivia Photography 


Note from the Owner:

We aim to provide a great experience from beginning to end! -Teresa Lo

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!









Cypress Barn at Miller Lake

5176 Miller Lake Road

Culleoka, TN 38451

(931) 626-2598

https://cypressbarnatmillerlake.net/


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