Evins Mill is a woodland resort property in Smithville, TN, an hour east of Nashville. It’s been hosting all-inclusive destination weddings for over 25 years. This tranquil, 40-acre estate is near Center Hill Lake and provides couples iconic views of cascades and 90ft Carmac Falls, historic and textured facilities, and a relaxing and open-arms ambiance for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this unique retreat and can choose from three outdoor ceremony sites: the East Lawn, the South Lawn and Ivy Overlook.
The East Lawn, located by the historic Granary & Gristmill, features a lovely hardscaped perimeter that is complimented by equally compelling landscaping, replete with native Tennessee flora, giving the space a natural, enclosed and intimate feel. The South Lawn is on the bank of the Evins Mill Pond, while Ivy Overlook is a covered option located at the Main Lodge.
If you prefer an indoor ceremony, the Davidson Room in the Gristmill is a great space.
For receptions, Evins Mill features multiple, intimate rooms inside its country-style lodge. Taylor Hall is a popular option featuring 1,200 square feet and wall-to-wall windows overlooking beautiful scenery.
This full-service venue has been a part of the Greater Nashville wedding industry since 1994. Couples will have exclusive use of the property and grounds including the Main Lodge and Gristmill, from arrival through departure. There’s also many on-site activities for guests to enjoy throughout the weekend, including hiking, swimming, lawn games, foosball, table tennis, billiards and darts. Evins Mill provides the following services:
Evins Mill provides 20 guest rooms which can accommodate anywhere from 40-54 guests. There are 12 Creek Side rooms and 8 luxury rooms in The Solstice. All rooms feature private decks with sylvan or creek side views, king bedding, wireless Internet, coffee makers and privately controlled HVAC.
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25 Reviews for Evins Mill
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Tania · Married on 10/12/2019
A serene beautiful venue for a wedding weekend
Danny and I visited Evins Mill over 2 years ago and fell in love with this place! 🌿 Everyone who came into the bridal chamber while I was getting ready said that I was the calmest bride they had ever seen, and honestly there’s so way to feel stress when you’re at Evins Mill.
We had the whole place for 48 hours (Friday - Sunday) so there was no rush, no concerns about anything not being done on time, and we had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception all in one place which made it super easy!
There’s 19 rooms on site, so we stayed there with our closest friends and out of town guests - so no one had to drive to get to any events!
Everyone was enamored with the place and couldn’t believe we found it, the feeling they all shared throughout the weekend was peace and calm as though they were at a retreat in the woods. The venue was key and definitely set the mood we wanted for our guests and made our whole wedding weekend so magical ✨Sent on 10/26/2019
Evins Mill's reply:Thank you Tania! We are so appreciative of you and grateful for the opportunity to work with Danny and you. Thank you for taking time to post this review here! William
Emily H. · Married on 09/28/2019
The best wedding weekend
Absolute dream of a wedding venue. I hate to even call it a venue because it felt like home for our wedding weekend. We envisioned all of our closest friends and family staying together on site and getting to know each other and that is what Evin's Mill enabled us to do. William, the owner, was so helpful from the start and patient with any questions and concerns we had. The staff, including Tina the wedding coordinator, treated us so warmly. All of my family commented to us how great everyone was that they encountered. The grounds are gorgeous. We had a family hike down to the falls which is such a sweet memory for us. The food was incredible! We had quite a few dietary concerns and chef Jason gave us the BEST options for those guests. We have a lot of friends and family who are vegetarians and vegans and they all told us how cared for they felt and how delicious it all was. We had 75 guests for the ceremony and reception and I think that number of people filled the reception hall beautifully. Our wedding weekend is such a happy memory for us and our families and friends.Sent on 10/24/2019
Evins Mill's reply:Thank you Emily for taking time to post a review of your wedding weekend here! It is helpful. We are deeply appreciative of you and Adam Ollendorff for the opportunity, and are equally gratified to know that you, your family and your friends had such a lovely experience. Thank you!
Magan B. · Married on 11/10/2018
Fantastic value for gorgeous property with accommodations
Evins Mill is a FANTASTIC wedding venue! From the beginning, the staff was very professional, and you could tell they've done a lot of weddings and know exactly what to do. Our guests loved the lodging options, and we got tons of compliments on how beautiful the property is (saved us lots of money on buying decorations). There were several different areas where guests could relax before and after the ceremony. Tina, the day of coordinator, is so sweet and accommodating - I am so thankful we had her to help us! The servers and bartender at the reception were friendly and hard-working. Just go for a tour of the property - you will not be disappointed. Smithville is about 1-1.5 hours away from Nashville, but once you are there, it feels like a peaceful retreat. And I cannot forget to talk about the food! Everything we have ever eaten at Evins Mill has been delicious, and the guests were very impressed as well. I seriously cannot think of anything bad to say about this place - we will definitely make trips here in the future to celebrate our anniversary or just hike to the waterfall on the property.Sent on 11/26/2018
Evins Mill's reply:Magan - thank you so much. Not only for selecting Evins Mill as the location for such a special moment in your life, but also for taking the time to post a review here. Obviously, we are super happy to hear that David and you had such a favorable experience - and wish you both the very best! William
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You could not ask for a more lovely, and breathtaking place to have a wedding. There is ample room for guests to spend the night, and the food is fantastic. I stay there personally at least once a year.
Evins Mill is a wonderful retreat with 4 star dining tucked away in Smithville TN. A simple drive from Nashville, it is a great place to celebrate a romantic weekend, anniversary or possilby propose to that special person.