The Gray Dove: Wedding Venue Highlight

Your wedding is the most important day of your life, so I know you want it to be unforgettable. With so many options available from traditional church halls to castles, I get that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to choose the right one for hosting your special day. Can I simplify it for you a bit by sharing why you should consider The Gray Dove as your wedding venue?

The Gray Dove: Wedding Venue Highlight by Alyssa Rachelle Photography


The Gray Dove is a 40-acre farm venue in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. Just over one mile off Exit 11 in Ooltewah, you and your guests will easily find this stunning venue. Not to mention, Ooltewah has many hotel accommodations and plenty of great dining options for those coming from out-of-town! While it may be located just off the highway, once you go inside The Gray Dove, you’ll be so busy taking in the scenery that time may feel like it stopped.

The Gray Dove is renowned for its rustic elegance, privacy, and intimacy. The venue is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and has a large, rustic barn that’s 100 years old! It’s a great place for those who want to celebrate that special day surrounded by trees, greenery, and nature. Its exclusive location allows up to 200 guests.

Picturesque Atmosphere

You’ll be captivated by the serenity of The Gray Dove. Then entire venue’s set against a backdrop beautifully dotted with huge trees, rolling hills. Their open-air pavilions and century-old, stacked stone fireplaces, pristine pastures provide many opportunities for your ceremony. They offer a one-of-a-kind rustic setting where you can celebrate your marriage and get dreamy portraits of you and your spouse! (Does that sound weird still? Hehe!)

Speaking of dreamy portraits, I drool over the portrait opportunities at the venue. The low-hanging branches on the property make for whimsical portraits. The acreage of the property helps keep your portrait time private and intimate too.

The Gray Dove: Wedding Venue Highlight by Alyssa Rachelle Photography


The Gray Dove is a great venue for weddings of up to 200 guests. The entire farm is under one roof, offering services that you need all in one place! Their services include:

  • Access to the 10-acre property
  • 2 Nights accommodation for up to 7 guests at The INN at The Gray Dove, their on-site 1920’s farmhouse. It’s perfect for the Bridal Party the night before the wedding & the newly married couple on their wedding night.
  • The Ultimate Groom’s Room & Lounge, complete with pool table, arcade games & vintage decor.
  • A stacked stone fireplace that is original to the property 100-Year-old barn.
  • Open-air Pavilion, built to complement the antique barn
  • On-site restrooms.
  • Caterer’s prep kitchen, including a warmer, cooler, and carts.


If you’re looking for a picturesque, rustic wedding venue in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, look no further than The Gray Dove. They have a unique, historic atmosphere boasting spacious grounds for hosting your big day with ease.

If you’re in need of a wedding photographer for your day, please message me!


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