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Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Nov.

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Quality catering
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About

On WeddingWire since 2016

The Read House Hotel is an elegant wedding venue in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Imagine a wedding celebration that transports you to a more elegant time: a stunning 1920s-era ballroom, sparkling chandeliers, candlelight and a waitstaff ready to serve. It’s all possible at The Read House Hotel, where we’ve been crafting dream weddings for nearly a century.

With a variety of distinctive spaces for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions, our experienced wedding planners can easily bring your vision to life. The Silver Ballroom is an ideal venue for large dinner banquets of up to 400 guests, complete with ornate silver moldings and Waterford Crystal chandeliers from 1926. Couples can also book our spacious Centennial Room, and historic Green Room, which are perfect for ceremonies, cocktail parties, and dinners for up to 200 people.

We offer a wide variety of catering options that are fully customizable to suit your tastes and budget. Rest assured that our expert wedding planners will be on-call throughout your day to ensure that no detail is overlooked. We can also arrange a rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch in our award-winning steakhouse, Bridgeman’s Chophouse.

  • Experienced event planners on site
  • In-house catering and banquet team
  • Group rates for event attendees staying at the hotel
  • Convenient downtown location

Frequently asked questions

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?

$10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
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Reviews of The Read House Hotel

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4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
7 Reviews
92% recommend it
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    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.6/5 7 reviews
Google
4.4/5 2710 reviews
Kimberly
Kimberly M. Sent on 11/17/2020
5 out of 5 rating

My Dream Wedding

When I started looking for our venue, we thought about places we had history with and we had stayed at the Read House many times and loved our experiences there. I went and looked at pictures and was blown away at the renovations that had been done since we last stayed there and knew I had to have our wedding there. Andrea Richey, the Director of Sales, got me started on our journey and even gave us a tour of the venue rooms and hotel. She passed us over to Sarah Adkins, Category Sales Manager, for all our planning needs. Sarah was so helpful, responsive and friendly. She answered all our questions quickly and made the whole experience easy on me and my wedding planner. The entire staff, shout out to Dylan and his team, were beyond helpful and everyone commented on how helpful they were. I can't recommend this venue more. All of our guests gushed about how gorgeous it was. It truly made out dreams come true and made us wish we could do it all again!
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Traci B. Sent on 01/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding ever! 5 stars all the way.

The Read House and there staff where fabulous! We had my daughters wedding there on January 8th. It was a destination wedding and they made it so easy for us. We had guests come for a long weekend from all over the south. It couldn’t have been a better weekend and wedding. A Big shout out to Sarah, Food & Beverage staff, the hotel concierge, front desk,the waiters/ waitresses y’all where so accommodating and great to us!!! We will be back to relax and enjoy the beautiful hotel soon.
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Sue B. Sent on 01/13/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Stress-less experience!

The Read House team worked together seamlessly to insure all my needs/wants were taken care of. The food was AMAZING, we had a plated dinner for 50 and every guest commented how delicious it was. The hotel itself is incredibly beautiful, made for a wonderful place for my guests to “wander” about, and lots of gorgeous photos. Guests who stayed overnight were very pleased with rooms and cleanliness. You cannot recreate the cool jazzy-vibe ambience of The Read House Hotel anywhere else. Highly recommend!!!
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