The Ivey House is a historic wedding venue located in Seymour, Tennessee. Originally built in 1886, the pristine white farmhouse was foreclosed during the Great Depression before it was purchased by the Riggs family. Their daughter, Lovana, married Charles Ivey in the front parlor in 1948, and lived there until 2018. Now owned by husband-and-wife team Dustin and Colleen, the house is a charming and secluded spot set on lush green lawns. Situated just thirty miles from Knoxville and Gatlinburg, the estate combines the best of rural tranquility with the ease of urban proximity. Featuring a natural spring, corn crib, the unparalleled views of the Great Smoky Mountains, this venue is an idyllic setting for all celebrations of love.
Facilities and Capacity
The Ivey House offers a number of indoor and outdoor locations to hold ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. The parlor provides an intimate space for small soirees of up to 20 guests, while a larger room can accommodate up to 40. For grander affairs, the grounds feature numerous places to exchange vows, including a gravel area with a forest backdrop. The pièce de résistance of the property is the 40x60-foot wooden pavilion, which boasts covered concrete floors, exposed beams, draping fabrics, and string lights. This atmospheric pavilion can host 200 for both ceremonies and receptions, comes with detachable white sidewalls, and supplies breathtaking views of the mountains. Back inside, two luxurious get-ready suits are available for couples to prepare for the festivities with their wedding parties. Tastefully appointed with vintage furniture, antique vanities, and a minibar, these suites are the epitome of Southern charm and comfort.
For those interested in renting The Ivey House, a wedding planner and three event packages are available. The Full Weekend gives couples exclusive access to the property from Friday to Sunday and includes overnight accommodations in the house. The most popular Daily option comes with up to 12 hours of event time plus one hour of rehearsal. The Hourly package is best suited for soon-to-be-newlyweds hosting smaller nuptials, and includes an eight-hour minimum rental. Tables and chairs, retro décor and furniture, a wooden altar, and use of the fully-equipped kitchen are available with all bookings. The venue also provides a list of trusted local vendors that offer everything from floral arrangements to catering to entertainment services.
2 Reviews for The Ivey House
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Ashley M. · Married on 09/12/2020
Wedding Dreams come true.
If you are looking for a simple, elegant, historic farmhouse, low country rustic wedding venue, this is the place. The moment you step onto the property you can feel the history. There is a peace and calmness in this location. The owners, Colleen and Dustin are some of the most genuine, humble, honest, kind people you will ever meet. Wedding planning will feel like you are planning a wedding with your very best friend. I will forever cherish the relationship that was built with Colleen and Dustin while planning my wedding. Even though we had some hard decisions to make because of uncontrollable circumstances like rain. I would not want or trust anyone else to have made this day as perfect and as special as it was. I will forever and always recommend the Ivey House not just for weddings but for any event. The space is absolutely perfect and they keep adding things that just simply take your breath away. I never knew how much better it could get and they always blow me away with each new thing. I continue to fall in love every again every time I visit and every time I look at my wedding photos. This place is definitely a dream come true.Sent on 12/21/2020
The Ivey House's reply:Thank you Ashley! We were so excited & honored to be a part of your beautiful wedding day! Thank you for loving The Ivey House and seeing our vision. ❤️ Congratulations again!
Matthew E. · Married on 05/02/2021
Colleen and Dustin were a pleasure to work with and made our vision become a reality on our wedding day. If you are looking for a beautiful homesite with both outdoor and indoor options The Ivey House is a terrific option!Sent on 05/27/2021
The Ivey House's reply:Thank you both for choosing to have your big day at The Ivey House! We enjoyed getting to know you both and seeing your vision unfold! Congratulations, again!
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Team of The Ivey House
Colleen and Dustin Brackins
The Ivey House is a dream come true for us! It has been an honor to restore & preserve this beautiful homestead and turn it into a place for weddings & events!