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Hiwassee River Weddings and Events is a charming wedding venue located in Delano, Tennessee. This hand-crafted timber frame property is nestled amid its own enchanted forest and directly on the crystal clear Hiwassee River at the base of the Appalachian mountains. Eager to realize your marital vision, this family-owned private venue is situated on a 19-acre peninsula that resembles a private state park.
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Hiwassee River Weddings and Events can accommodate up to 150 guests. This stunning venue offers three ceremony sites including a riverfront ceremony space, a forest ceremony site, and a beautiful interior ceremony site that is climate controlled. 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 the owner himself) trimmed with custom ironwork. With a climate-controlled interior, the event center features elegant vintage lighting and exposed wood beams which make for a beautiful indoor reception and ceremony.
The team at Hiwassee River Weddings and Events will go above and beyond to make your once-in-a-lifetime occasion as special as can be. Their all-inclusive package boasts a wide array of useful services and features. These include exclusive access to the facilities for 10 hours, a complimentary rehearsal walkthrough, access to get-ready rooms, and more. Event items such as tables, chairs, drapery, and lighting equipment can be provided. All that the team asks of you is to tell them about your perfect wedding and they'll strive to bring it to life.
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The most beautiful day, with the most beautiful people, at the most beautiful place!
You'll also have SO many options for places to take photos! The trees, river, and lighting create an amazing backdrop no matter where you are on the property. Plus, it's about 10 degrees cooler there than anywhere else due to the shade and proximity to the water! (A huge plus for a summer wedding.) It even rained on our wedding day, and everything got moved inside, and it was more beautiful than I think it would have been with our original outdoor plan. With all the madness that 2020 brought us, the team here ensured that we did not lift a finger and our day went off without a hitch! I could sing the praises of this place all day long, but just rest assured you'd be getting the kindest staff, the most efficient team, and the most beautiful setting for your big day. I'm honestly sad that it's over, and I wish I could go back and re-do it every weekend!
More than a venue... it's home ♡
From start to finish, Hiwassee River Weddings and Events made our day amazing. Thank you ALL for the love, laughter, smiles and happy tears that you all help create for us. Go meet Bill and his staff and you'll see why we choose this place and will recommend it over and over again.
A dream come true, best day of my LIFE!
I have seen my parents, and especially my dad, Bill, pour his blood sweat and tears into this venue for years. Hiwassee River Weddings and Events is my dad’s passion and and he has made this into a truly MAGICAL wedding venue. Even though I’m his daughter, I have heard from so many brides that he makes them feel like family when they get married here. My dad will go the extra mile for his brides. For example, in the past he has even driven to a local department store and bought an extra shirt for the groom’s dad who forgot his! My dad also has so many connections with all the best local vendors which is very helpful during the planning process!
The entire venue is gorgeous and that is such an understatement. There are SO many picturesque areas on the venue for pictures. The bridal and grooms rooms are immaculate and so fun to get ready in! There are many options for the ceremony including riverside, in the forest (where I got married), and inside the beautiful timber-frame building. The patio with string lighting is so beautiful at night and really makes for a magical feel.
The venue is also all handicapped and “grandparent” assessable, which is really amazing service!
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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!
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