Crabtree Farms: Chattanooga Wedding Venue Highlight

crabtree farms chattanooga wedding venue highlight by chattanooga wedding photographer alyssa rachelle photography

A community-focused urban farm may not be the first place you think of for a wedding or rehearsal dinner venue. But after visiting Crabtree Farms, I know it just might make it to your list! The Evelyn Center at Crabtree Farms is the perfect indoor/outdoor wedding venue, and the unique property it sits on will have your guests exploring before your celebration.

If planning a visit to Crabtree Farms, you might want to give yourself a few hours. I know that I can get totally lost in one of their 30 community garden beds. I have never dug through the dirt on a venue tour before, but Crabtree Farms invites gardeners of any skill level. Even my not-so-green thumb 😉 is encouraged to participate in their gardening!

A Venue On a Mission

The produce grown on-site is available weekly at markets around the Chattanooga area and at the store on the property! All of the growing and educating done through workshops and talks on-site are funded by events hosted at the Evelyn Center. That’s right – weddings and events at Crabtree Farms help support this amazing community agricultural non-profit! I love a venue with a mission! With many couples also opting to make a donation to organizations in lieu of favors for their guests, hosting your day at the Evelyn Center is even more special!


If you know me at all, you know if a venue is beneath Lookout Mountain, I’m obsessed 😂.  Evelyn Center and all of Crabtree Farms are situated beneath Lookout, which means lush green photo backdrops of your dreams! The sustainable agriculture surrounding the wooden barn-like structure brings an organic vibe to the venue. Evelyn Center itself is rustic in feel. It has an indoor/outdoor atmosphere with a unique all-glass garage door dividing the spaces. A perfect industrial touch!

Interior Aesthetic

The high open beam ceilings and exposed wood walls inside are also accompanied by a full demonstration kitchen and wood-burning stove! Are you thinking of a wedding slideshow? Or parent tribute video? The space also features AV equipment for the ever-popular wedding toasts and a 119” screen to display slideshows! 

The interior of the Evelyn Center can host 50 guests. So if your party is larger than that, Evelyn Center considers your event indoor/outdoor. No complaints here because the paver patio out front is gorgeous and perfect for socializing and dancing. An abundance of land surrounds the building setting up tables on the lawn is a perfect use of the space.

I honestly had the surprise of my life when I learned Crabtree Farms also hosted weddings and events. Come to think of it, this also could be a great rehearsal spot too! It’s a sweet venue with a great mission. For brides looking for a beautiful venue with a worthy cause, Evelyn Center at Crabtree Farms is for you! Then, contact me to chat about my wedding photography services and see if we are a good fit!

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