Smoky Mountain, Tennessee Weddings for the Adventurous Couple
The Magnolia Venue is truly mountain top. Inside or out, you are surrounded with near panoramic views of our breathtaking Smoky Mountains. We love that The Magnolia offers climate controlled inside options with spacious outdoor patio areas as well. Having the venue wrapped with roll-top garage doors makes your transition onto the outdoor patio a breeze. We are not a cabin, not a barn, not an open field, not a ballroom, we are unique in our space and amenities.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Magnolia can accommodate up to 100 guests.
We do have a bridal suite onsite for couples to get ready in! It’s a private space dedicated to you and your wedding party, equipped with vanity stations, a private bathroom, and beautiful wrap around deck for photos. You have access to that space during your entire rental period.
We do not have a dedicated groom’s room at The Magnolia. Nonetheless, we’ve ensured a seamless solution for our Magnolia groomsmen. They have the flexibility to prepare for the big day at nearby cabins or lodging accommodations. These off-site options provide ample space for relaxation and various activities, offering the groom’s party a comfortable and convenient experience. To make things even smoother, our trusted shuttle provider is available to transport the groom’s party to the venue for first looks or pre-ceremony photos on-site.
We love to be able to provide our couples exclusive access to the mountaintop on their wedding day, so for that reason we only host one wedding a day.
The Magnolia is privately located at the top of a mountain so your guests will park nearby and be escorted to the venue by a professional shuttle service. There is available parking for your vendors and a couple of family cars.
Yes, we are conveniently located only 2.5 miles from the pigeon forge parkway with plenty of hotel lodging as well as several cabin resorts near the venue.
We understand that pets are part of the family and we welcome them here at the magnolia for your ceremony only!
Because we host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you host a ceremony, reception or both.
Yes, to ensure your day is smooth and stress free we require, at a minimum, a day of planner and we can provide you with our list of favorites.
Yes, the grand hall and bridal suite are both climate controlled.
In general, we’ve seen an average budget for a magnolia couple around $20,000 – $25,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, wedding planner, catering, music, photographer, etc.).
We work with some amazing, local wedding planners who do offer all-inclusive packages for our Magnolia couples.
On average, our prime dates book about 18 months in advance. if you are more flexible and would consider a weekday date, those dates book closer to 12 months out.
Just like the venue, our recommended vendors do book quickly. we always recommend starting with your venue, booking a date and then beginning your vendor search not long after!
With the exception of the required bartenders, your favorite vendors are welcome. We do require that they are properly licensed and insured. For some outside vendors we do require a pre-approval from the venue, so just keep us informed on who you’re interested in working with!
Due to insurance and liability reasons, we no longer allow sparklers on property. You can check out some other fun exit ideas on our blog!
We ask that all site visits be scheduled ahead of time. we often have weddings every day of the week so we want to make sure anyone coming onsite is scheduled ahead of time with the venue manger.
We require a signed contract and a non refundable 50% deposit to secure your date.
Yes, you are welcome to bring food and beverages for breakfast and lunch. Event meals however must be provided by a licensed, approved caterer.
You are permitted to bring in your own alcohol, we just require you to use one of our approved bartenders (elite on the rocks or single barrel events).
It is the policy of the venue and our bartending companies that we do not allow shots at our events. It is our goal to provide excellent service, while still serving responsibly!
Yes, candles can be a beautiful addition to your décor. for safety, we just ask that they be contained in a glass container with the wick covered.
The Magnolia team will set up all tables and chairs inside the grand hall per the floor plan given. The ceremony chairs for the patio are typically set up by your wedding planner the day-of.
At the end of your event, we simply ask that you remove personal belongings that you have brought in and any rental items. The venue is professionally cleaned after every event.
We often host many back to back weddings, so we ask for drop off and pick up to be that same day. Please keep in mind, there is typically an additional fee for rental companies to pick up/drop off on a weekend date.
We do require our couples to purchase event insurance. event insurance protects you from liability during your event that is a result of bodily injury, personal injury or property damage
We do provide a safety officer for our weddings. They are onsite to provide added support and safety for your guests and vendors.
Choosing the right vendors for your wedding day is so important! Not only do we want to provide you with a beautiful space, but we want to make sure you’re connecting with great vendors who are familiar with our unique space. Make sure any vendor you’re choosing, has worked at or done a site visit at the venue ahead of your wedding day!
With destination weddings, we recommend booking your personal lodging about a year to 9 months out from your wedding day! For your guests, we recommend they get theirs booked no later than about 3 months out.
After looking through our website and all the venue details, we would recommend reaching out to schedule a virtual tour. We can’t wait to meet you!