Riverbend Farms is a waterfront wedding venue located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, voted the #1 venue in Monroe County 2 years in a row! 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! Parking lot with plenty of space for guests and vendors. We are not proud to offer on-site accommodations in a beautifully custom-designed and decorated cabin!
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:
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:
86 Reviews for Riverbend Farms
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kaley · Getting married on 11/20/2021
We love Riverbend Farms! The venue has so much to offer, including the beautiful river and a stunning view of the mountains. Not to mention, the owners, Rebecca and Jason, are super kind and caring people!Sent on 07/05/2018
Marysa B. · Married on 02/10/2021
Rebecca and Jason were so nice and helpful! They took the time to answer all of our questions and made us feel at ease on wedding day. It was a great experience and a perfect day!Sent on 11/08/2019
Wendy H. · Married on 01/23/2021
The Dodson's were so great about helping with everything! The venue is absolutely stunning as well! Everything about this place was more than we could ask for! From the town, to the ceremony and bridal suite! Our guests couldn't stop talking about how perfect everything was. And having Rebecca as our day of coordinator took so much stress out of it all! She made everything look so amazing and I couldn't have done it without her!!Sent on 03/12/2021