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Cassie C. · Married on 08/01/2020
So far, so good!
Alison is so great at answering any questions I have. Being from out of town, she has given me so many referrals, answered late night emails/texts, and been above and beyond what I expected as a vendor. I'm getting married August 2020 and am so excited to continue working with her!Sent on 09/23/2019
Nicole · Married on 02/16/2020
We had our ceremony and reception at The Church On Main and we loved it! From the moment we walked in to tour the venue for the first time, we knew it was perfect for our big day! It's absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!Sent on 03/08/2020
Megan P. · Married on 12/01/2019
The Perfect Venue, Especially if you want to go Classy
It took us forever to find a venue, because we needed an affordable indoor venue for ceremony and reception for a winter wedding, and were very strongly against anything remotely rustic. Then I stumbled across TCOM. An old church building, exposed brick, arched windows, lots of space, lots of options for lighting and layout...I almost didn't want to hope too much until we saw it in person because it seemed so perfect. And then we saw it in person, and pretty much immediately it was like, "Yep. This is it. This is where we're getting married." It was the perfect setting for an art deco wedding for someone who can't afford to go all out and rent the Read House! Between TCOM's decor closet and decorations from Decor 1601 we were able to bring our vision to life, creating a sort of 1920's classy speakeasy feel. The folks at TCOM were wonderful to work with. They were very accomodating, allowing us to come tour on a Saturday instead of their usual weekday because we were coming from Nashville. They let me come in a couple times in the months approaching the wedding to take some pictures and go through the decor closet to begin putting together centerpiece ideas. We didn't have any flowers or greenery at our wedding. All the big decor was taken care of by Decor 1601, and the small decor, including all our centerpieces and the gold chargers (basically everything on our tables except for linens, plates etc, and table number cards and stands) came from the Decor Closet. It's magical in there. Definitely worth the (very very small) extra cost to have access to it.Sent on 10/28/2020
They worked with us, our caterers, and our planner to figure out and perfect a layout that worked for us. We had our ceremony in the main room, with round tables for the reception off to the side, and then guests had cocktail hour in the smaller area (B room) while the main area was flipped: round tables pulled forward, head table set up, chairs moved, etc. Then it was opened for the reception. The whole event was beautiful, and I'm so glad we went with them for our venue. They already have very reasonable pricing for their peak months, but I was getting married off-season, and so got excellent pricing and so was able to rent the space for the saturday of my wedding (Feb. 29, 2020) as well as all of Friday (starting at 10am), so we were able to have the rehearsal in the actual space, and do all of the decorating and set up on Friday so there was less for the wedding party to worry about on the actual wedding day, and so the caterers and others who had set up to do the day of were able to do that without us being in their way.
They only thing I can really warn about is that the size of the bridal suite makes it unideal for getting ready if you have even a modest bridal party. My bridesmaids and I got hair and makeup done at our hotel and then got dressed in the bridal suite at TCOM. If you have a small bridal party there is a place set up to do hair and makeup, but the room isn't very big so it could easily get crowded. It is beautiful though, and great for those final getting ready photos. It's also a good size for the bride and bridesmaids to hide away prior to the wedding, and we all felt pretty safe leaving our stuff there during the wedding.
It's just a beautiful venue that can be dressed up (as we did), or down for those who want a more rustic or shabby chic wedding feel. There is a lot to be said for a space with a lot of versatility. And the owners are great people with whom I had many delightful conversations about our cats. They were super helpful every step of the way and had a ton of advice. I definitely recommend them.
Kayla M. · Married on 07/06/2019
Great Wedding Reception Venue!
We had our wedding reception here and it was perfect. We had about 200 people attend our wedding and chose to just do a reception here so we wouldn't have to flip the space and send people outside during the middle of July. They do have some options for catering towards a shorter flip time, but with 200 people, we decided it would be easier to do the ceremony elsewhere. The space is gorgeous and doesn't need much decorating. We did simple lights and drapery, which was a very nice touch. The natural light as the sun set made for some great pictures throughout the night. The owners are very easy to work with and made the planning a breeze. They even have some recommended vendors, which helps when trying to make decisions. They have a decoration closet that you can add on, which is a nice touch. We had a very nice experience here!! Thank you!Sent on 09/10/2019
Jessie B. · Married on 06/22/2019
Such a great venue!
The Church on Main was the most perfect venue for our wedding reception! The space has so much charm and character with the exposed brick and wood floors. Allison was so easy to work with and very responsive any time we had questions. We had so many people come up to us at our reception raving about how much they liked the space. I highly recommend the Church on Main!Sent on 08/02/2019
Sydney L. · Married on 03/23/2019
Alison was so great to work with from the very beginning. She and I worked with my coordinator on the floor plan and layout. If using TCOM, make sure to take advantage of the decorations closet! We paid for the use of the closet ($100) and did not have to purchase a single decoration! Alison also let me take the chargers home a few days before our wedding to get them cleaned up before placing them on the tables. The space was large enough for both the ceremony and reception without a flip (100 guests), as well as plenty of space for corn hole and giant Jenga. It was even warm enough that we were able to spend time on the back patio! I can’t recommend Alison or TCOM enough!Sent on 04/03/2019
Sandi H. · Married on 10/20/2018
Wedding (20 October 2018)
The Church on Main was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and when paired with the talented vendors in the Chattanooga area, we couldn't have been more pleased!! Thank you also to Alison and Robert who couldn't have been more helpful!!Sent on 10/26/2018
Dwayne · Married on 06/07/2018
The quality of the venue was amazing. I enjoyed the staffing Mr & Mrs Morris. They were very helpful and answered all the questions we had. The venue is a nice size and a great price. Plenty of dressing rooms and a wonderful bridesmaid room. Thank you for all the services.
Photographer: Yee Won WilkeySent on 07/21/2018
Sandy · Married on 10/08/2017
My Grandaughters wedding was just beautiful,thanks to the Church on main the draping was so beautiful it transformed the venue into an elegant gorgeous arena, ..The guests were amazed how beautiful it was..Five star rating across the board highly recommend this venue and Steve Morris the draping artist..All the staff so easy to work with,especially Alison,such a wonderful and helpful lady.Sent on 10/10/2017
Porschia · Married on 09/09/2017
Beautiful Venue and lovely people to work with !Sent on 09/23/2017
Paige · Married on 05/17/2017
Thanks to The Church on Main I had the most magical wedding experience a bride could ask for! I engaged the staff to assist me with my wedding, and they were absolutely incredible. Overall, weddings can be stressful, but they were professional, kind, and made everything so simple for me, which I could not have appreciated more! The ceremony could not have been more beautiful, and I got tons of compliments on how pretty the venue was, which also made for super gorgeous wedding photos I get to keep forever! Overall, I would recommend The Church on Main to all of my friends for their next event!Sent on 05/25/2017
Mariah · Married on 04/22/2017
I recently held an event at the church on main and the entire process was so painless and I couldn't have possibly asked for it to go more seamless! The owners took care of all of the behind the scenes work and were amazing with communication, they are wonderful people all around also which is just the icing on the cake. The space was clean to my liking and they recommended a phenomenal caterer. Everyone left happy and a lot of stress was off of my shoulders because of their hard work. I couldn't recommend them enough!Sent on 05/10/2017
Lori · Married on 01/28/2017
Gorgeous venue! Robert and Allison operate a first class venue. Simple and beautiful. Easy to work with as well. Can't wait to see all the pics from my daughter's New Year's Eve wedding.Sent on 01/02/2017
Emily · Married on 05/28/2016
I recently had the pleasure of coordinating a wedding held at the Church on Main! It was my first time working at this venue, and it was an amazing experience! Coming from another professional in the wedding industry I can truly say the staff was incredible and so easy to work with. They are exactly the kind of vendor I love to work with! They really made me feel at ease and answered any questions I had. The venue itself was beautiful and I would definitely recommend this space to future brides!Sent on 06/15/2016
User5549853 · 2+ years ago
Alison was a true professional from the time I first contacted her for my daughter's wedding. The venue was absolutely perfect for the size of the wedding and reception, and I heard many compliments from the guests. I highly recommend The Church on Main for your event!Sent on 10/23/2015
Tara · Married on 06/20/2015
My daughter's wedding reception was held at The Church on Main on June 20, 2015. We were so pleased! Untouched, it is an absolutely gorgeous venue! However, when the decor (gold chivari chairs, linens, candles, flowers, draping, lighting, etc.) was added, it was transformed into such a romantic space! See The Church on Main Facebook page---Kate and Michael's Reception Celebration June 20, 2015) Marian and Alison were wonderful to work with! They were always professional and were prompt and patient in their responses to my many questions along the way; all of which means so much to a MOB who is communicating with and coordinating several different vendors! Many thanks to The Church on Main for helping to make a PERFECT evening!Sent on 07/12/2015
User5165279 · 2+ years ago
First of all, my guests raved about this venue! The final setup was gorgeous!Sent on 06/18/2015
Advice to brides:
If you are considering this venue: limit bridesmaids to 5 and have them dressed with makeup before getting to venue the bridal room is hot, small and only has one mirror with NO bathroom! There isn't a lot of indoor space for guys to hide out except in bathroom hall, so I had to hold my very full bladder until after family photos after the ceremony! Which was TORTURE!! If you're having your ceremony at venue, keep curtain open!!!! I really wished I had done this, but listened to my planners advice to close curtain, which looked bad in photos, let the venue do its thing it doesn't need the satin brown curtain! Also, put DJ in the back of the room, again I listened to my planner and put DJ next to stage which really took away from photos with the wires, and booth in all my ceremony shots:( Ask to see there light options, we had a backdrop I just happened to notice while doing our walk through, it was affordable and gorgeous! Don't forget about grassy outdoor space, I didn't notice until the day of wedding would be perfect for cornhole.
Feedback to The Church on Main
-Offer outdoor area in front of big tree for ceremonies, perfect spot! Photographers couldn’t get good shots of table décor since everyone was already sitting down when we got back from pictures Would have been nice to have the ceremony outside.
-table on right side of bridal suit would be perfect place to hang an additional mirror (against windows), I didn't see my final bridal self until I flat out asked the many ladies in the room to give me some mirror time:((
-pickup doggy poo in back grassy area next to parking lot, my dress went over the very many piles when walking around for photos, someone in that back neighborhood has a huge dog!
Amber · Married on 05/06/2015
When I looked at this venue online I knew it was "the one" and when I walked in to tour the venue I knew I wasn't going to be going anywhere else! This was the 1st and last venue we looked at! It is beautiful all by itself - no decorations needed! Alison and Marian are so helpful and courteous and I am so happy they got a hold of this venue. The church on main has this romantic glow on the inside and it shines through to the outside of the building. The venue is well maintained and GORGEOUS! I couldn't be any happier with how our wedding turned out!Sent on 06/01/2015
Hannah · Married on 03/21/2015
From the moment we first walked into the Church on Main, we absolutely feel in love with it. The staff and the venue itself made our special day a truly once in a lifetime experience! I would highly recommemd this venue for any event!Sent on 03/29/2015
User4755952 · 2+ years ago
The Church on Main was the perfect venue for our wedding and reception. The staff were very helpful and offered excellent suggestions to help us make day unique to us. Several of my friends have also married at The Church onMain. All three of our weddings were beautiful but totally diffent.Sent on 02/01/2015
Anna · Married on 10/10/2014
I had my ceremony and reception at The Church on Main. It is a beautiful venue and Allison and Marian are great to work with. Thank you ladies for a fantastic wedding!Sent on 10/26/2014
Ashley · Married on 08/22/2014
Allison and the rest of the church on main team were so awesome. I had some big requests for my wedding and they were all so very helpful and accomodating... The wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed of and the venue was beautifulSent on 02/04/2015
Elaina · Married on 05/24/2014
The Church on Main is gorgeous! There's an intimate feel even though it can seat many people. With all the brick, wood, and beautiful lighting, it looked great in pictures. We had our ceremony and reception there. A curtain closes off part of the church so guests don't see your reception being set up. The rate they gave us was excellent. The venue and caterer coordinated so I didn't have to worry about where anything would be. The venue also had good vendor suggestions. I'm so glad I chose the Church on Main. It was beautiful!Sent on 06/10/2014
User3630555 · 2+ years ago
Wonderful, beautiful, and amazing! Pam and the staff of TCOM made our day fabulous. The venue was beautiful. They worked with us on available times. Always pleasant and helpful. A huge thank you will never be enough! God bless you all! May your business prosper greatly!Sent on 10/25/2013
Briana · Married on 10/19/2013
Loved our reception venue!! It was perfect and beautiful! Everyone is great to work with and very helpful with anything to do with your wedding. Great priced place too!Sent on 11/12/2013