4 Outdoor Small Wedding Venues in Chattanooga, TN

4 Outdoor Small Wedding Venues in Chattanooga, TN by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

As opposed to a traditional ballroom or banquet hall, you may be wondering why anyone would ever rent a small wedding venue? Well, there are many reasons to choose a small wedding venue. Not only will you find that small weddings may be more intimate and personal in nature, but they’re generally also much less expensive than larger options. By choosing a smaller location, you’ll also get to mingle with your loved ones more too! So, I get why you’re looking into small wedding venues in Chattanooga, TN!

If you have a larger budget but want to spend more of it on other types of vendors, then a smaller wedding venue may also be for you! What you could spend the “extra” budget on is endless. You can have that hanging floral chandelier, your dream photographer AND videographer, hire the best caterer. The list really does go on!

Here’s the list of small wedding venues in Chattanooga, TN that you should consider:

Hemlock Falls

Okay, I know I said Chattanooga, but Hemlock Falls is just outside of the area and worth a strong consideration! You can say your vows against the backdrop of a beautiful bluff view. Um, DREAMY! Hemlock Falls has everything needed for an unforgettable experience. Because of Its breathtaking mountain views, serenity, privacy, and gorgeous portrait opportunities, it’s one of the most uniquely beautiful, small wedding venues in Chattanooga, TN.

4 Outdoor Small Wedding Venues in Chattanooga, TN by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

Kensington Cove Farm

The beautiful Kensington Cove Farm is in historic Chickamauga, Georgia (again, just outside of Chattanooga). It is the perfect location for your rustic chic wedding and reception. Nestled on 50 acres of wooded farmland, they also have open fields and bustling creeks nearby. The enchanting land offers so many

options to tell your unique love story. This charming southern town offers everything you or your guests may need for your special day. (One of my favorite florists is out of this small town!)

Did I mention that it’s also owned by one of the most thoughtful, caring souls I know? You’ll be so loved on!

4 Outdoor Small Wedding Venues in Chattanooga, TN by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

The Gray Dove

The Gray Dove has the dreamiest outdoor ceremony spot with a large tree and low-hanging branches that create an intimate place for gorgeous portraits. This 40-acre farm is difficult to describe with words alone. The rustic barn backdrop, open-air pavilion, and century-old, stacked stone fireplace are just a few of the many beautiful settings you’ll find here. Weddings can be held at any number of locations throughout this peaceful property—from rolling pastures for ceremonies to enormous trees dotting the landscape as backdrops.

Cloudland Canyon State Park

In addition to its affordability, Cloudland Canyon State Park offers both indoor and outdoor venues for weddings. Whether you need a small intimate ceremony or a large celebration with hundreds of guests, this beautiful park can accommodate all your needs. The park has a lot of variety, from mountain views to deep-diving canyons. It makes such a romantic setting for epic, one-of-a-kind portraits.

4 Outdoor Small Wedding Venues in Chattanooga, TN by Alyssa Rachelle Photography

It’s good to know that you can save money (or allocate your budget for different vendors) and still have a wonderful wedding by choosing one of the small wedding venues in Chattanooga, TN. From mountain views to classic rustic barns, Chattanooga, Tennessee is home to some of the most beautiful small wedding venues in the Southeast. Regardless of your budget and style, you’re sure to find the perfect location here for your special day.


P.S. As always, if you need a wedding photographer familiar with the venues mentioned above, please reach out!


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