Hiwassee River Weddings and Events is a hand crafted timber frame wedding & event venue/chapel that sits in the middle of our own enchanted forest and directly on the crystal clear Hiwassee River at the base of the Appalachian mountains in Delano, Tennessee, halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga. Offering three ceremony sites to include a riverfront ceremony space, a forest ceremony site (that would make Bela blush on the Twilight Series) and a beautiful interior ceremony site that is climate controlled. This very shaded and private setting provides elegant backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos. The family-owned private venue is situated on a 19-acre peninsula that resembles a private state park and is totally forested and enclosed by mature river oaks and loblollies, picturesque mountains, shaded woods, lush trees, and the Hiwassee River.
We are also honored to be featured on JuneBug Weddings Blog as well and several other publications to include the 2020 Winter edition of The Pink Bride Magazine and The BrideLink in TN just recently. Here is the link to the JuneBug Weddings Blog:
Facilities and Capacities
Hiwassee River Weddings and Events can accommodate up to 150 guests. It offers various indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a 5,600-square-foot light and airy hand made timber-frame event center (made from trees on the property by owner himself) trimmed with custom iron work. With a climate-controlled interior, the event center features elegant vintage lighting and exposed wood beams which makes for a beautiful indoor reception and ceremony.
We are super excited to be offering lodging now in our 3,200 square foot custom log home exclusively offered by our venue and available for rental to our brides / grooms and their families. It will sleep 13 and lies at the base of Starr Mountain just 15 minutes away from our venue. We also can arrange shuttle buses for your party from any of the local hotels or cabins. Make a weed or weekend out of it for your Tennessee Dream Wedding.
Hiwassee River Weddings and Events offers a variety of spaces available all year round. The venue's services includes:
27 Reviews for Hiwassee River Weddings and Events
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kris Cox · Married on 09/28/2019
September 2019 wedding
Excellent experience with Bill and his team!! The wedding day for our daughter and son-in-law was everything they had dreamed of!!Sent on 12/28/2019
Hiwassee River Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. Ashley and Cody were made for each other. I also enjoyed getting to know you and your family. Thanks again.
Madison Rice · Married on 09/07/2019
The best day ever, at the best place ever.
I honestly couldn’t imagine our wedding at another place in the world. Bill’s venue brought our vision to life and was the most perfect venue for us to say “We do” with our family and friends. Bill was beyond accommodating from the day we toured his venue till our final exit. I am forever thankful our paths crossed with his to make our day so perfect. Sweet Bill felt more like family by our wedding day then just the owner of the venue.Sent on 12/30/2019
Hiwassee River Weddings and Events's reply:Oh my Madison...sweetest review in the world. How I adore you and AJ. I look forward to talking with you more when the time is right. Thanks for getting this review in this year!!! I love those pictures and cant wait to see them AND see your wedding featured in the Pink Bride Magazine. Yikes!!!! Your the BEST!!! Bill
Christine Bauduin Freeman · Married on 07/20/2019
Out of town weddin
My nephew and his bride are from two different towns and were looking for something halfway between their hometowns. They found this venue and booked it after a FaceTime tour with the owner Bill. The venue is breathtaking and the staff is amazing. Every detail was attended to and they made you feel like family. The planner Christine saw to all the little things that made the wedding run like clockwork. The bride and groom had a perfect wedding. Pictures do not begin to do justice to the beauty of the venue. Amazing!!!!!!Sent on 07/22/2019
Hiwassee River Weddings and Events's reply:Ahhhhh. Thank you Christine. You all felt like family to us too. So happy everbody had a great time for DJ and Jeremy’s wedding In TN. Thank you again.
The whole Hiwassee River Wedding staff has a positive impact on every bride's wedding day! They go above and beyond to make sure that everything is perfect and they are so kind. Adding on to that, their venue is just stunning! You won't regret having your wedding here.
Hiwasee River Weddings and Events is an absolutely beautiful venue in such a peaceful location. Bill is very friendly, helpful and fun to work with!
I highly recommend visiting Hiwassee River weddings! It's a gorgeous Private setting, river view, easy to get to, and numerous photo options! This venue Books up fast!