Placed snugly within the majestic mountains of Northeastern Tennessee - is Sugar Hollow Retreat. The Appalachians’ most prized possession! This hidden gem offers 330 acres of the most serene wildlife and serves as a breathtaking backdrop for your special occasion.
With plenty of great event locations to choose from, Sugar Hollow can give you the flexibility to create your own experience. Our weekend packages include the entire property, and the ability to sleep up to 60 people. With our unique guest payment system, we are an affordable destination wedding venue that can host an unforgettable experience.
Overmountain Hall - For your reception, the Overmountain Hall is the spot for you - including farmhouse tables and chairs for up to 200 people, a caterers kitchen, styling suite, bathrooms, and a large indoor/outdoor patio.
Amphitheater - For larger weddings, the amphitheater provides space for you and up to 250 of your guests. If you're looking for epic mountain views, this is your spot!
Overlook Deck - Ideal for small, intimate weddings or rehearsal dinners, the Overlook Deck provides space for you and up to 100 of your guests. Nothing says ‘dream wedding’ like reciting your vows over the sparkling waters of Watauga Lake.
The Chestnut Barn - If you’re trying for that rustic look, our Barn just outside the Chestnut Farmhouse is exactly what you’re looking for. Place some towels on the soft grass or line up some chairs; it’s a perfect spot if you’re coming to Sugar Hollow for a complete nature-infused experience.
Tobacco Barn (under construction) - Surrounded by wondrous wildlife, our Tobacco Barn and meadow (located just behind the Lodge) is a beautiful meadow covered in moss to host your stunning wedding. If you’re looking to be surrounded by nature and love the smell of fresh greens, this is the place for you. It can comfortably seat upwards of 80 guests, and it makes a perfect spot for some breathtaking wedding photos.
The Lodge Backyard - Our Backyard provides a beautiful patch of green grass, surrounded by majestic woods for you to host your stunning wedding. It can comfortably seat upwards of 200 guests.
29 Reviews for Sugar Hollow Retreat
Recommended by 95% of couples
24 User photos
Kelly C. · Married on 10/03/2020
The most unique and beautiful venue, with the BEST team!
Sugar Hollow Retreat will forever hold a special place in my heart. This venue has absolutely everything you could want and need to create the most magical weekend for you, your spouse, and your closest family and friends. I will always be thankful I found Sugar Hollow Retreat and thankful for the staff that went ABOVE and BEYOND to make our weekend absolutely perfect and everything we dreamed of.
Here are a just a few highlights:
-The most romantic setting saying our vows in front of picturesque mountain views. Our pictures (shout out Mandy Rhoden Photography) are STUNNING.
-After our ceremony, my husband and I were given a private dinner on the Overlook Deck so we could have 20 - 30 minutes to be alone together right after becoming husband and wife (this was very important to me).
-A private, remote location, and a whole weekend to spend with our closest family and friends. Our guests had SO much fun staying in the cabins, hiking the trails, and enjoying nature. Every single one of our guests raved about how unique our wedding was and about how much fun they had.
-The newly built Overmountain Hall for the reception is a showstopper!! The layout, design, bridal suite, landscape, mountain views.....I can't even describe how perfect it all came together.
I could go on and on about the venue, but I can't run out of characters before I get to the hidden gem of Sugar Hollow Retreat....... and that is the Wedding Planner/Day-Of Wedding Coordinator, Kaleigh!
Kaleigh is an absolute ROCKSTAR. The sweetest human being ever that truly understands your vision and MAKES. IT. HAPPEN! She was always accommodating, understanding, and took as much off my plate as she possibly could. She got to know me as a bride, and as a person. I truly felt how important it was to her to make sure our wedding was everything we wanted and that my husband and I got to enjoy the weekend and not worry about anything. Kaleigh gave me great advice along the way and was always extremely organized. Being a 2020 bride came with challenges, and I am so grateful that I had Kaleigh to help guide me through planning a wedding during such a challenging year. Kaleigh is one of the most hardworking women I have ever met, and one of the kindest, as well. I'll never be able to thank her enough.
You will not regret booking Sugar Hollow Retreat. This wedding venue is going to start booking FAST, because there is nothing else like it! We are so happy to be a part of the Sugar Hollow Retreat family!Sent on 10/16/2020
Rachel · Married on 10/26/2019
Breathtaking Mountain Venue & Amazing Wedding Coordination Team
This venue and the staff were absolutely the perfect fit for Chase and I. Our entire wedding experience was stress-free and amazing. From our initial conversations with the staff and venue tour, all the way to our wedding day, Sugar Hollow Retreat took care of us. The venue property is incredibly beautiful, with all of the breathtaking views at the ceremony sites, and the on-site lodging for guests, which is warm and inviting. Yet the team was part of what sealed the deal for us. The inn keeper and event coordinator are the best. The event coordinator made herself available to us for full-service wedding planning throughout our entire engagement and also coordinated on-site on our wedding day. We received awesome guidance and excellent vendor recommendations. For all of their time and dedication, the price is extremely reasonable for this venue and the team that comes with it. Our fall wedding in the mountains was nothing short of magical - I would highly recommend Sugar Hollow Retreat!!!
(Photo Credit: Mandy Rhoden Photography)Sent on 11/05/2019
Tyler L. · Married on 09/21/2019
Amazing it was a day to never forgot
Best day Ever. They did an amazing job they made sure me and my bride had no worries. Our amazing wedding planner assured the best experience. Would recommend everSent on 11/01/2019
Sugar Hollow Retreat Price Rates
If you book within one month of your first inquiry, or one month of your tour, get 10% off your booking with Sugar Hollow Retreat!
Photography Credit: Mandy Rhoden Photography
Team of Sugar Hollow Retreat
Events Manager & Day of Coordinator
Kaleigh is the Events Manager & Day of Coordinator for Sugar Hollow Retreat, where she brings her enthusiasm and creativity to help clients achieve the events they envision. Kaleigh’s organization and planning abilities, in addition to her up-beat and can-do attitude, provides each of her clients a sense of ease and calm. Her experience includes managing a variety of events such as weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and various celebrations. Kaleigh loves animals, traveling, all things outdoors, cooking, and people!