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About Dara's Garden

"A Storybook Setting for Memorable Events"

Dara's Garden is centrally located on 20 beautiful acres in South Knoxville and offers everything you need to make your event truly special.  The main house grounds can accommodate 600 people. The inside of the historic house holds up to 70 guests for a cocktail reception and can accommodate 40 guests for an intimate dinner party. This beautiful house is complete with high ceilings and a stone fireplace.  

Dara's Garden's offers a tent pavilion area with surrounding flower beds, chandelier lighting and twinkle lights. There are stone walkways leading up into the pavilion, which is fully equipped for your electrical needs. You can also choose to use it as a contingency plan in case of inclement weather. 

Our Red Pagoda  is enhanced with bright floral arrangements, stone walkways and lush banana trees and other greenery. Dara's Garden also offers a rose garden with bordering hydrangeas and an enchanting white arbor. A traditional white gazebo is hosted in the formal garden backyard that sparkles bright with 14,000 twinkle lights.  The backyard also host an antique flowing fountain surrounded by bright flowers and a stone stairwell. For a more rustic feel Dara's Garden offers  lush terrain backdrops and a unique rock garden for event settings and photo opportunities. 

All of these locations are included in the rental of Dara's Garden. On the day of your special event, you will be served delicious foods artfully presented by Dara’s Garden exclusive vendor, Rothchild Catering.  

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Knoxville

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5.0

Beautiful venue for various wedding themes and styles! The beauty of the gardens provides the perfect setting year-round with several options for a variety of photos. Dara and Kate are great to work with—always receptive, accommodating, and friendly. Dara went above and beyond to calm my wedding week nerves! They also have an amazing list of recommendations for vendors. Such an amazing venue!

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Profile Picture Allyson, 8/11/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Wireless Internet, Buffet, Hors d'Oeuvres, Server(s), Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Uncovered Outdoor, Parking, China, Flatware, Linens
5.0

Kate and Dara were amazing to work with and were quick to answer any questions I had. The venue is beautiful and so versatile! It was a really good value and the staff along with the coordinator they recommended took care of everything so I didn't have to worry about anything. I live about an hour and a half from knoxville so I was really glad the venue rental came with tables, chairs, linens, food, set up/break down, dinnerware, etc. I didn't have to worry about finding a ton of other vendors or buying a bunch of linens in bulk that I wouldn't know what to do with later. The food from Rothchild (their catering company) was also a crowd pleaser. My wedding went seamlessly and even though it rained we were still able to have the ceremony outside. I can't wait to get the pictures back!

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Profile Picture Emma, 7/7/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Services Used: Parking
5.0

My wedding day could not have gone better here! It is such a beautiful place and they so considerate and knowledgeable. Kate and Dara were always so organized with meetings and always very timely with communication. Everyone at Dara’s from the landscaping crew, catering, and all faculty/staff members were always so welcoming!

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Profile Picture Amanda, 5/11/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Services Used: China, Linens, Buffet, Outside Cake, Server(s), Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Uncovered Outdoor, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Wireless Internet, Parking

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Dara's Garden FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
600
Guest Minimum
0
Event Spaces
7
Type
Farm/Ranch, Garden, Mansion
Style
Classic, Elegant, Unique
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
Off-Peak Season Months:
March
November
December
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
600
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
1
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Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Dance Floor
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11 ENDORSEMENTS
I can not say enough about the care and attention that Dara and Kate give to every bride. They are also great to work with from a vendor viewpoint. On top of that their venue is so lovely with several varied locations for ceremony, reception and photo opportunities.

Dara's Garden is a wonderful place to have your wedding or event in the Knoxville area. Their grounds and event spaces are beautiful, well kept and spacious, and their staff is so helpful and attentive to each and every client. Book them today because Dara's Garden should be your first choice!

Dara's Garden is a stunning wedding venue in Knoxville! There are several ceremony site options and the staff are incredibly nice, responsive and organized. We absolutely love Dara's Garden!

Dara's Garden is such a unique venue with a great variety of outdoor locations to choose from for both photography and the ceremony. Because of that, Dara's garden is one of our absolute favorite venues in Knoxville. Their gardens and barn areas are gorgeous for photos and their reception areas are contemporary, romantic and all of the things we love about weddings. Plus, Dara and her team couldn't be better to work with. They always go the extra mile to make sure their brides get everything they want for they wedding day and we are always thrilled to work with them.

Dara's Garden is one of the best venues in the greater Knoxville area for many reasons (the "country" location with a "city" flare, an option in case the outdoor wedding will not happen, etc.) but above all they care about the bride and groom and thier families - and you can't get better than that!

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2637 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920   See On Map
865-609-3272 (phone)