Weddings

Dara's Garden

Knoxville, TN View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   131 reviews
$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 600 guests

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$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 600 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

600

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

0

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

March
November
December

131 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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  • Katherine
    Katherine P. Married on 11/01/2021
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    The Right Choice!

    Dara and Kate are the perfect team and they made our wedding so special. We got caught up in the pandemic and had to postpone twice. Dara and Kate were supportive and understanding through the whole process. I felt cared for and was able to be genuine with them. They always responded to my questions and eased my mind countless times. When the big day finally arrived it went quite smoothly. There was a hitch with one of our other vendors and Dara jumped into action, quickly resolving the issue. I can't thank them or recommend them enough!
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    Sidney G. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Absolutely Stunning!

    We had our wedding at Dara’s Garden in October and it was the perfect place to get married. The grounds are stunning and the house where the wedding party got ready was perfect. Dara was amazing and so helpful. We had the wedding of our dreams at Dara’s Garden!
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    Elisabeth D. Married on 09/16/2021
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    Absolutely Beautiful

    Dara, Kate, and their team were amazing. They had excellent organization and were quick to answer any questions I had. Also, the venue is beautiful and has a lot of options for ceremony sights and photos.

Awards

  • 131
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Brooke & Stewart
    29 photos · 05/19/2019
  • Ara & Erik
    19 photos · 09/09/2018
  • Kynzie & Clint
    40 photos · 06/18/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Shutter Sprite Photography Shutter Sprite Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Everbright Photography Everbright Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

2 Hodges Photography 2 Hodges Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

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Map

2637 Maryville Pike Knoxville, 37920
8656093272
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Dara's Garden frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Dara's Garden in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Dara's Garden for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Dara's Garden for wedding events?

Dara's Garden offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Dara's Garden offer?

Dara's Garden offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Dara's Garden offer for wedding events?

Dara's Garden offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Dara's Garden have available for wedding events?

Dara's Garden offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Dara's Garden and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Dara's Garden is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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