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Price range: $2,500 - $5,000 Price range: $2,500 - $5,000
Couples usually spend $4,500 Couples usually spend $4,500
$5,000 starting price
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Chattanooga’s Historic Event Venue

Nestled in the vibrant Southside District of Chattanooga lies The Historic, our rustic event venue with over 100 years of history within its walls. Surrounded by restaurants and hotels, we are perfectly situated to accommodate you and your guests

Featuring exposed brick, high-ceilings, and an expansive event space, there are also a number of intimate wings and corridors that lend itself to a floor plan focused on connection and intention. Whether you envision an enchanting wedding ceremony followed by an unforgettable reception, or a cocktail-style affair or corporate gathering, The Historic can effortlessly accommodate your needs. Our versatile venue can comfortably host up to 200 guests for both the wedding and reception, while a lively cocktail-style reception (utilizing hightop tables and/or third party furniture) can accommodate up to 250 attendees.

At The Historic, we invite you to embark on a journey that will transcend ordinary events and create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Discover the perfect harmony of old-world elegance and contemporary charm as you celebrate your milestone moments with us.

Our History

Originally built in 1904 as a church, The Historic Venue has been a part of downtown Chattanooga’s footprint for over 100 years. After renovations in 2012, the church entered a new era as a premier event venue, continuing its legacy as a timeless space for gathering and celebrating. Today, The Historic hosts weddings, dances, soirees, galas, and other celebrations, with each event adding to its vibrant history.


The Historic offers approximately 4,800 square feet of original hardwood floors, exposed brick, and wood beams eventuating beautiful vaulted ceilings. This space can make for a modern industrial backdrop or vintage feel and won’t fail to create a warm, unique, and gorgeous event.

The venue can host 200 for both a wedding and reception in the same location. A cocktail-style reception can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Our Location

Our venue is not hard to spot. Driving down Main Street, you can see the beautiful arched front patio, bridal suite tower, and flowers surrounding our sign. We offer parking for you and your family or bridal party in our gravel lot just next to our building as well as street parking all around the property.

Address: 1601 Rossville Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Our Charm

The exterior is adorned with elegant oval windows that create a stunning effect when sunlight pours through them. The entrance is inviting and the tower adds a touch of grandeur to the overall design. The venue’s exterior exudes an air of timeless charm, offering a glimpse into the city’s rich history while inviting guests to step inside and experience the magic within.

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Experience the allure and grandeur of The Historic venue. Learn more abiout our wedding venue at or contact us at 423-805-8924 or to schedule a tour, or book your ideal dates!

  • Woman-owned

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Reviews of The Historic

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Brittani W. Sent on 05/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Romantic Venue Space

The Church on Main is a beautiful event space to get married! It is romantic, photogenic, and naturally beautiful. We received many compliments about the look of our wedding venue - even almost a month after our wedding. We couldn’t have chosen a better venue for what we imagined. The convenience of the bridal and groom suite and multiple bathrooms is unmatched as well. The owners of the venue are also easy to communicate with, offered a walk-through of the spaces, and answered our multiple questions leading up to our wedding. The castle-esque look of the venue is such a good choice, you will not regret booking with them!
Sydney W. Sent on 11/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The venue was a dream!!

My husband and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful venue! Everything was amazing! The brick walls and open rafters was a romantic touch and made our wedding feel intimate and romantic!
Stephanie E. Sent on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating


I knew The Church on Main would be my venue as soon as I saw the photos, and absolutely fell in love when we went for our tour. Even with changing owners in the middle of our contract, everything went super smoothly. It's definitely one of the more affordable options in the area but still so beautiful! So many guests complimented us and said it was one of the nicest weddings they've been to! I was very torn about what to do with our bridal party table since I wanted plenty of space for the dance floor, and we ended up doing it on the stage which worked out soo well! I was nervous about it, but we had the bridal party go through the buffet line first so we could finish eating first. Then the groom and I went down to greet the guests rather than them having to come to us, and a lot of people really liked that we came to them! I can't recommend The Church on Main enough! Beautiful, professional, affordable, and kind!
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Brenna Caillat
Brenna Caillat
Venue Manager

Brenna manages and operates The Historic and is your main point of contact for the venue. She goes out of her way to be accomodating and helpful to all clients. Any questions or concerns you have, she is there to guide you and help things make sense and be easier for you. Weddings and events are a big deal and she is here to help you!

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Kenney Photography Kenney Photography Wedding Photographers

The Church on Main is the perfect spot for a downtown Wedding in Chattanooga!! The owners are always accommodating and great to work with!! We love Weddings at the Church and never run out of beautiful spots for portraits! Love this classic venue!

Life with a View Studio Life with a View Studio Wedding Photographers

As a photographer, I love working at the Church on Main. They have such a versatile space, no wedding there is ever the same. Their beautiful modern elegance makes for beautiful photo backdrops and the staff is always helpful and easy to work with.

Cup a Dee Cakes Cup a Dee Cakes Wedding Cakes

The Church on Main is an incredible venue. We were able to see the space when it was under renovation and can really appreciate all the hard work and love that was put into this special place. The events here are always well managed and memorable. They are a great backdrop to our cakes!


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