Riverbend Farms

170 Lewis Lane, Tellico Plains, TN 37385 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Riverbend Farms

Riverbend Farms is a waterfront wedding venue located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, recently voted the #1 venue in Monroe County! The facility sits on 20 acres, alongside both the beautiful Tellico River and stunning Smoky Mountains. Owners Jason and Rebecca Dodson have lived on the property for more than 11 years, and after extensive renovation opened it to the public in 2018. They are thrilled to be able to provide such a charming and unique site for couples to host their loved ones. The on-site team has worked hard to think of everything in order to provide you with a smooth and relaxing experience. Surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, Riverbend Farms gives you the rare opportunity to feel completely whisked away into the romance of farm life.

Facilities and Capacity
At Riverbend Farms, you and your partner are welcome to choose between a riverside or mountain-view ceremony location. The 100-year-old, fully remodeled reception barn is climate-controlled, and features a kitchen, bar, bathrooms, a flat screen TV, a wood-burning stove, and a large porch overlooking the scenic views. There are also overnight accommodations available. The get-ready rooms can be used by the wedding party throughout the celebration both on- and off-site, depending on your preference. The facility features four different event spaces, and can accommodate up to 150 guests. It’s even pet friendly! There is parking available, and a wedding wagon shuttle.

Services Offered
Riverbend Farms is happy to host a variety of wedding events, including your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and engagement party. They even have an elopement package for those who are looking for a smaller celebration. If you desire, an event planner can be provided to help you with all the details. An all-inclusive option is available as well. To ensure that everything goes smoothly, the staff is happy to set up and clean up the event, and lighting/sound is offered. Upon request, proof of liability insurance is available. They can also provide a list of preferred vendors for you to choose from. There are many event items for you to design your dream wedding, including:

  • Custom Arbor and Pergola
  • White Curtains Hung From Pergola and Inside Barn
  • Wooden Slices/Whiskey Barrels/Lanterns
  • Centerpieces
  • Solid Wood Fruitwood Chairs for Reception
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Custom Ceremony Benches
  • Furniture
  • Linens
  • Custom Farmhouse Tables
  • Golf Cart Ride From
  • Farmhouse with Bridal Suite
  • Groom's Cabin

Cuisine
The team at Riverbend Farms offers both bar and catering services. You are welcome to select a cash or limited bar. Bartenders can also serve outside alcohol. A champagne toast can be provided upon request. On the day of the event, the servers can cut outside cake or in-house dessert can be provided. There are many meal options, including:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family-style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
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Lovely couple
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Farmhouse with bridal suite
Farmhouse with bridal suite
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The mountains make a breathtaking backdrop
The mountains make a breathtaking backdrop
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Bridal portrait
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The new addition of the barn porch
The new addition of the barn porch
Stunning image of a couple on the dock
Stunning image of a couple on the dock
Lovely fall wedding
Lovely fall wedding
Stunning picture of a wedding gown
Stunning picture of a wedding gown
A beautiful shot of the barn at night
A beautiful shot of the barn at night
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Wedding party
Lovely kids and ladies
Lovely kids and ladies
Customized signs and rustic decor
Customized signs and rustic decor
The Kentucky horse fence
The Kentucky horse fence
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Brand new bridal suite in the farmhouse
Brand new bridal suite in the farmhouse
Beautiful, remodeled farmhouse for the bride and bridesmaids to spend
Beautiful, remodeled farmhouse for the bride and bridesmaids to spend
The river is a favorite location for pictures
The river is a favorite location for pictures
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A riverside ceremony right next to the Tellico River.
A riverside ceremony right next to the Tellico River.
Couple's portrait on the dock, overlooking the pond
Couple's portrait on the dock, overlooking the pond
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It's all in the details
Mountains and rolling farmland
Mountains and rolling farmland
Wedding gown hanging on the front door of the farmhouse
Wedding gown hanging on the front door of the farmhouse
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Lots of photo opportunities across
Lots of photo opportunities across
Another outdoor ceremony location, underneath the huge tree, with the pond in the background
Another outdoor ceremony location, underneath the huge tree, with the pond in the background
Horse and carriage ride around the pond to the ceremony site
Horse and carriage ride around the pond to the ceremony site
Mountain/pond view on a sunny spring evening
Mountain/pond view on a sunny spring evening
Love this beautiful floral arrangement atop
Love this beautiful floral arrangement atop
Whiskey barrels and lanterns
Whiskey barrels and lanterns
Wooden spools make for the cutest cake table, or in this case, doughnut bar
Wooden spools make for the cutest cake table, or in this case, doughnut bar
Wooden slices to use for centerpieces
Wooden slices to use for centerpieces
Twine, mason jars, and candles holders
Twine, mason jars, and candles holders
Custom sign made
Custom sign made
Flowers
Flowers
More rustic decor to choose from
More rustic decor to choose from
The 100 year old pole barn
The 100 year old pole barn
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Hand-made mason jar chandelier.
Hand-made mason jar chandelier.
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Pond and mountain views
Pond and mountain views
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Sunrise at the farm.
Sunrise at the farm.
Beautiful mountain views at sunrise.
Beautiful mountain views at sunrise.
Mountains in the fall at the farm.
Mountains in the fall at the farm.
Trout fishing down the Tellico River
Trout fishing down the Tellico River
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We have a babysitter on staff that is certified in First Aid, CPR, and the Heimlich maneuver.
We have a babysitter on staff that is certified in First Aid, CPR, and the Heimlich maneuver.
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Beautiful mountain view
Beautiful mountain view
A beautiful fall picture
A beautiful fall picture
Fall styled photo shoot
Fall styled photo shoot
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Fall wedding
Stunning bride at her spring wedding.
Stunning bride at her spring wedding.
Fall evening wedding
Fall evening wedding
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The newlyweds
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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Deedee Billue · Getting married on 10/10/2020

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    Riverbend farms.

    Amazing location for any event.

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    Shaylyn · Getting married on 10/26/2019

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    Rebecca and Jason are some other the kindest people and will truly give you the wedding of your dreams!! They have a beautiful venu that has so many opportunities for fun and romance!! 10/10 recommend visiting the venu and meeting them!

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Riverbend Farms FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,750.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Farm/Ranch, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Limited Bar, Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, April, July, August, December

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    865-205-2965 (Phone number)

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