FAQ's

Booking Your Wedding At The Magnolia Venue

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 with vanity stations, a private restroom and a private deck for enjoying the mountain views.

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! 

Next Steps

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!

Covered Patio

We see most of our couples utilize the covered patio space for cocktail hour following their ceremony. It’s a great spot to set up cocktail tables, or even beautiful lounge furniture to give your guest a relaxing place to hang between your ceremony and reception. The other great thing about this covered space is that it gives our couples an additional backup rain plan for smaller groups! 

Knoll

We have created our semi-private knoll area to make for the most breathtaking photo spot. Where the natural wooded trees and mossy rocks meet the spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains.

Bridal Suite

Enjoy your morning getting ready with your best friends in our elegant bridal suite. Equipped with your own private deck, vanities for getting ready, and a place to soak up the views of the Smoky Mountains. 

Grand Hall

Give yourself, and your guests, a night to remember with great food, dancing and fun in our amazing indoor/outdoor reception hall. Here’s a peek at our beautiful reception hall here in the Smoky Mountains.

Patio

Getting married in the Smokies? You won’t find a better view of the mountains for your wedding here in Pigeon Forge. Scroll through our  images below to see the amazing views from our outdoor patio space. Overlooking Mt LeCounte, our patio is the perfect place to say “I Do!”