11 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Tennessee for the Rustic Wedding of Your Dreams

For those seeking a wedding in nature, these outdoor wedding venues in Tennessee are guaranteed to stun!

This tucked-away part of the country offers misty mountains, glowing sunsets, changing foliage, and lively cityscapes. 

There are so many outdoor wedding venues to choose from, but our picks are a cut above the rest. From adventurous glamping outposts to secluded vista points to romantic farms, these venues are anything but ordinary. 

Plus, according to Wedding Report, the average wedding in Tennessee costs $17,710, making it one of the most affordable states in the country!

Read on to discover the 11 best outdoor wedding venues in Tennessee.


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The Ruby Cora 

If “rustic charm” is feeling a little been-there-done-that to you, then The Ruby Cora might be the place for your dream wedding.

Located in Adams, this outdoor venue stands out from others in Tennessee because it mixes modern architecture and décor into a quaint, country setting.

The outside ceremony site overlooks a picturesque lake and 140 acres of lush hillside. It is also pet-friendly!

The indoor space is special because the windows roll up, allowing it to become an open-air venue with minimal effort. The entire property is manicured and can be booked as a full-service or DIY venue. 

Price Range: From $6,200 for rentals in December, January, and February.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests.

Find The Ruby Cora at The Ruby Cora or check out Facebook or Instagram

Chateau Selah

If you cannot get married in the French countryside, pick something even better.

Perched in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Chateau Selah provides expansive views of the surrounding area, cobblestone detailing, acres of lawns, and sunsets that you have to see to believe!

The field behind the chateau is a no-brainer ceremony site because the views are just incredible. If you want to be in nature for your reception, you can treat your wedding guests to the outdoor pavilion with its built-in bar and dance floor. However, what really stands out are the sliding doors which completely open the space up.

This venue is a favorite among wedding photographers so you know it is a good one. 

Price Range: From $7,500 for the two-day all-inclusive wedding package (which includes an overnight stay in the honeymoon suite).

Capacity: Up to 225 guests.

Find Chateau Selah at Chateau Selah or check out Facebook or Instagram

Kimpton Aertson Hotel 

Have your dream wedding on an outdoor rooftop overlooking the glittering Nashville skyline and find out what it means to live the high life!

The Kimpton Aertson Hotel is home to the Woodlea room, a penthouse space situated on the 17th floor. 

This stylish venue has 180-degree views of downtown and is the perfect setting for a medium-sized reception or ceremony. The rooftop features bistro lighting, lounge furniture, and in-house catering that your guests will love.

Family members coming from out of town? No problem – the hotel offers 180 super sophisticated guest rooms.

Price Range: From $120 per guest.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests in the Woodlea room.

Find Kimpton Aertson Hotel at Aertson Hotel or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Chestnut Ridge Overlook at Roan Mountain State Park 

This one-of-a-kind forest wedding venue in Tennessee is perfect for the couple willing to rough it a little.

Located in Roan Mountain State Park, The Chestnut Ridge Overlook is an incredibly affordable ceremony site that provides a simple platform with breathtaking views of the Highlands of Roan. 

Keep in mind that the site does not have electricity or restrooms, but the views of the changing foliage in fall or lush mountains in spring are well worth it!

While the space limitations on the platform require an intimate ceremony, you can host a larger event afterward at the amphitheater or select an indoor venue for your reception. 

Price Range: From $138 (yes, that’s correct) for The Chestnut Ridge Overlook rental or the Roan Mountain Amphitheater 

Capacity: Up to five guests on The Chestnut Ridge Overlook and 100 guests at the Roan Mountain Amphitheater. 

Find The Chestnut Ridge Overlook at Tennessee State Parks or check out Facebook or Instagram

Cascata Springs

Combining the aesthetic of the Italian countryside with the warmth of southern charm, Cascata Springs is full of rustic appeal.

The outdoor ceremony site is nestled on a grassy knoll, surrounded by woods and overlooking a rushing waterfall. Your guests will love exploring the property’s three-acre lake and walking the gorgeous grounds. 

The Sunset Lanai features a reception space with two open walls so you will feel like you are completely outdoors while remaining protected from the elements.

This Lewisburg venue also includes a bridal suite and groom’s room just above the reception hall for easy transitions. 

Price Range: All-inclusive packages start from $6,500 on Sundays.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests. 

Find Cascata Springs at Cascata Springs or check out Facebook or Instagram

Memphis Botanic Gardens 

With over 96 acres of abundant gardens to choose from, Memphis Botanic Garden is one of the premier outdoor wedding venues in Tennessee.

It is a place where you can have your perfect wedding surrounded by stately trees, seasonal blooms, and carefully placed water features. 

The experts at this beautiful venue will make your wedding planning a breeze and help reflect your style as a couple.

Pro Tip: Take your bridal party pictures on the Japanese bridge!

Price Range: From $2,000 for the Garden Wedding Package.

Capacity: Up to 600 guests for the garden ceremony.

Find Memphis Botanic Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden or check out Facebook or Instagram

Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club

If you are looking for a country club venue, but would also like to exchange vows outdoors, then the Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club is a great choice for your wedding day.

The venue is accustomed to hosting elegant events and your guests will love the delicious southern cuisine, topnotch service, and expansive views of Old Hickory Lake. 

There are several outdoor event spaces to choose from, but the Fairvue Pool Pavilion is the perfect setting to exchange vows with views of the golf course and the sunset reflected across the lake.

This upscale venue is also ideal for large rehearsal dinners and receptions. 

Price Range: $4,500 and up.

Capacity: Up to 400 guests at the Fairvue Pool Pavilion.

Find Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club at Tennessee Grasslands or check out Facebook or Instagram

Honeysuckle Hills

Tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains, Honeysuckle Hills is a dreamy outdoor wedding venue, featuring romantic gardens, hidden waterfalls, and even friendly horses!

It is a perfect match for couples looking for a fairytale garden-meets-farm vibe that is both elegant and whimsical. 

This family-run venue specializes in creative photography and will make you and your future spouse look like a royal couple out of Enchanted or Once Upon a Time.

There are many outdoor spaces for your reception and ceremony, but the photography sites will take your breath away. The tree limb bridge and the swing under the sycamore tree are absolutely gorgeous.

Price Range: $4,000 and up.

Capacity: Up to 75 guests. 

Find Honeysuckle Hills at Honeysuckle Hills or check out Instagram.

Historic Travellers Rest 

As the oldest historic house museum in Nashville, Historic Travellers Rest is brimming with history and natural beauty.

Imagine saying “I do” beneath a canopy of magnolia trees, against the backdrop of rolling meadows or the white, paneled walls of a stunning historical home.

While the venue’s climate-controlled barn can serve as an indoor space, the grassy area in front of the historic mansion is well-suited for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions as well. 

Don’t forget to check out the fragrant herb garden and take wedding pictures in the formal gardens!

Price Range: From $4,500 for Friday or Sunday rentals.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests.

Find Historic Travellers Rest at Historic Travellers Rest or check out Facebook or Instagram

Graystone Quarry 

Looking for an outdoor venue that will rock your world? Say goodbye to the rustic barns, cute farms, and industrial chic buildings, and welcome a venue in a league of its own!

Originally a limestone rock quarry south of Nashville, Graystone Quarry offers refinement with just a bit of Tennessee country cool. 

There are tons of awe-inspiring photo ops on the limestone cliffs, in the meadows, and overlooking the ponds. However, the Hillside Pavilion is the perfect combo indoor-outdoor space for your ceremony.

Your guests can keep cool while you and your love exchange vows with a wooded background. Think stone pillars, 30-foot wood ceilings, high-shine concrete floors, and slide-away glass doors that bring the natural world inside. 

Price Range: From $6,500 for the rental.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find Graystone Quarry at Graystone Quarry or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains 

If you are truly adventurous and willing to put the work into a DIY wedding, then you will experience something truly incredible at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains.

While this upscale, glamping venue does not usually host weddings, it has all the facilities to make the magic happen.

Imagine planning the bohemian wedding of your dreams complete with bonfires, hours spent laughing with friends, canvas safari tents, delicious meals, and nights spent dancing beneath the stars.

For the right couple, this venue could become a wedding day dream!

Price Range: You will have to communicate with the resort on an individual basis, but tents start from $239.

Capacity: The tents can accommodate between two and six guests, but the venue does not provide other capacity info.

Find Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains at Under Canvas or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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