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Derek Halkett Photography | Knoxville Wedding Venues

the standard

knoxville, tennessee

The Standard is a beautiful and unique event space in Knoxville. Originally built in 1930 for manufacturing, 416 West Jackson Avenue once housed the building’s namesake, the Standard Wilson Glass Company. In 2011, Dewhirst Properties purchased the buildings and began extensive historic renovations. Today, The Standard features an original wood staircase, copper storefronts, exposed brick walls, arched doorways and much of the original trim detail—making the space perfect for weddings, galas, parties, receptions and so much more.

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Ramble Creek Vineyard

knoxville, tennessee

Ramble Creek is a unique and picturesque property nestled in the East Tennessee Valley at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, conveniently located between Knoxville and Chattanooga. The venue and the property were designed to be both beautiful and functional. The property boasts a vineyard, pond, covered bridge crossing the creek, multiple lawns and wooded settings that make for a perfect backdrop for wedding events. The main venue structure is an 8,000 square foot custom post and beam venue designed for signature entertaining. This venue is truly amazing and unique and not like any other venue I have ever experienced as a wedding photographer.

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jackson terminal

knoxville, tennessee

The property is owned and operated by All Occasion Catering and is utilized for a variety of events, from weddings to social events. The building is a fully restored 1800’s freight train station located in the hear of Old City. The original wood beams and sliding wooden terminal doors are still present and make for amazing backdrops for the photos.

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the bleak house

knoxville, tennessee

This beautiful antebellum mansion, known today as Confederate Memorial Hall, was originally named Bleak House after the Charles Dickens novel. It was built between 1854-1858 as a wedding present for Louisa Franklin and Robert Houston Armstrong. During the War between the States the house was the headquarters for General James Longstreet and his staff during the siege of Knoxville, 17 November to 4 December 1863. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Knoxville Chapter 89, bought the house in 1959 for use as a Confederate Museum and chapter house. With its stately home, beautiful grounds, and scenic river setting, this is a premier venue for weddings, receptions, parties and other functions

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dara's garden

knoxville, tennessee

Dara’s Garden is a Storybook setting for wonderful weddings & enchanting events that is located on 20 acres in South Knoxville. The venue is a Rothchild Company, which is well known Knoxville based caterer and event rental company.

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crescent bend

knoxville, tennessee

Crescent Bend was once the centerpiece of a working 600-acre farm, this exquisite historic home is filled with 18th century antique furniture, a collection of English silver from circa 1640 to 1820, and lovely decorative arts. Other features of the property include five magnificent fountains, nine beautiful terraces, and manicured formal Italian gardens. The lower level of the gardens open to an amazing view of the Tennessee River, which is a perfect spot for wedding guests and wedding photos.

Heartland Meadows Wedding

Heartland meadows

knoxville, tennessee

Heartland Meadows is family owned and is situated on 45-Acres of rolling, beautiful East Tennessee hills, from open meadows, wooded groves, and our gorgeous reception barn, we have every scene imaginable to create your dream wedding.

Tellico Village Wedding

tellico village yacht club

knoxville, tennessee

Established in 1988, Tellico Village Yacht Club and the Blue Heron Restaurant resides in a private lakefront community.The Tellico Village Yacht Club offers spectacular lake and mountain views, while producing great tasting menus and perfectly executed events. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and is an amazing backdrop for a wedding day.

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historic southern railway

knoxville, tennessee

Originally built in 1903, the Historic Southern Railway Station has re-opened as a special event venue, the Pelican Bistro, and the new home of Blue Slip Winery. It's vintage charm and elegance offers two ballroom spaces, railway cars, and a stunning master staircase creates an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Knoxville. Step back in time and see why your next event should be held at the Historic Southern Railway Station. Check out this nostalgic venue for your special day.

Smithview Pavilion Wedding

smithview pavilion

maryville, tennessee

The property was first opened in 2008 and is set in a beautiful wooded setting adjacent to a river and the backside of Maryville College in the town of Maryville, Tennessee. The property has an old historic concrete bridge that is the remains of an old public road that used to be open to the town. That same bridge is now moss covered and set in a thickly wooded area that offers an amazing backdrop for photos.


CHATTANOOGA Wedding Venues

Stratton Hall Wedding

stratton hall

chattanooga, tennessee

Stratton Hall is Chattanooga’s most elegant and versatile event venue. Our space is located in the heart of the city, and nestled at the base of famous Lookout Mountain. The hall was named after the owner’s daughter, Haleigh “Stratton”, who currently serves as the Stratton Hall and The Peyton Venue Director. The vision of the owner, Dr. Jan Sherbak, was to create a conveniently located, large, and chic space where individuals could create their own special events by choosing personal designers, event planners, and caterers.

The Grandview Wedding

The grandview

chattanooga, tennessee

The Grandview located at Lookout Mountain on the Tennessee/Georgia State border. The venue is set on top of Lookout Mountain and overlooks the Chattanooga Valley. The venue is part of the Rock City property and the views are second to none.

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The gray dove

Ooltewah, tennessee

The Gray Dove is located in Ooltewah, Tennessee. The property was purchased in 2015 and was recently restored to it’s former farm glory. The Gray Dove has an amazing retro style barn with open vertical clapboards on the exterior that allow light to shine in and out, with a beautiful balcony and hardscape patio below that opens up to grass pastures. The outdoor pavilion structure brings the indoors out and their vintage building across the street ads a nostalgic feeling to the photos and is home for the bride and groom to prepare for their wedding day.

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