Evins Mill is a woodland resort property located an hour east of Nashville in Smithville, Tennessee. It's been hosting rustic weddings and events for over 20 years. This tranquil, 40-acre estate is near Center Hill Lake and offers couples views of Carmac Falls; a 90-foot waterfall. Evins Mill provides couples with a "rustic chic" ambiance for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this unique retreat. You can choose from three outdoor ceremony sites: the East Lawn, the South Lawn and Ivy Overlook. The East Lawn near historic Granary & Gristmill features beautiful landscaping and Tennessee flora. The South Lawn is on the bank of the Evins Mill Pond. Ivy Overlook, at the Main Lodge, is the only covered option. If you prefer an indoor ceremony, the Davidson Room in the Gristmill and Taylor Hall at the Main Lodge are both great options. For your reception, Evins Mill features multiple, intimate rooms inside their country-style lodge. Taylor Hall is a popular option featuring 1,200 square feet and wall-to-wall windows overlooking their 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, the day of their wedding. There's also fun activities for guests to enjoy such as: hiking, 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 eight luxury rooms in The Solstice. All rooms feature private decks with sylvan or creek side views, king bedding, wireless Internet, TVs, coffee makers, AC and heat.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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User3217100 · 2+ years ago
We were fortunate to have been to the Inn at Evins Mill prior to needing to find a venue for our wedding (we actually got engaged down by their water fall about 9 month before the wedding). As soon as we first visited Evins Mill we knew that this would be the type of place we would like to have our wedding at.
We had a small wedding, so it was so nice to have the entire place to ourselves for the whole weekend. Our family and friends were able to stay all together and everything was provided for us. We are Nashville transplants and all of our guests were from out of town, so to be able to have the weekend be a retreat for our guest was so special. The Mill and its staff delivered a truly amazing experience.
Everything was taken care of for us. Dorothy, their wedding planner, helped make sure that everything went off without a hitch. Jason, their onsite chef, is fantastic. He even made ice cream for us to have with our cake. The food is local and always amazing. It was so nice to gather together in the morning for breakfast and to celebrate long into the evening.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Inn at Evins Mill. It may be a little far from Nashville and there might not be much in Smithville, but once you get there you are transported to the most incredible place.
Magan Berman · 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
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Lauren · Married on 10/08/2016
Evins Mill was the perfect venue for our wedding and the day couldn't have gone more perfectly. Tina and the rest of the staff were absolutely fantastic. Our guests raved about the accommodations, the food, the setting, and the staff. We were initially a little nervous about looking for a venue in Tennessee as we are a same-sex couple. While ours was their first same-sex wedding, we couldn't tell. We felt they handled our wedding just as they would any other. We are eternally grateful for having found Evins Mill and for their help in making our day so special.
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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.