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Everything you need to know to plan a Smoky Mountain wedding

We understand that planning a wedding can be a little overwhelming, especially planning from afar, but that’s why we work to connect you with the best vendors and resources to make planning it all a breeze. To best serve you, we have compiled additional helpful information here. 

We are a proud member of the Smoky Mountain Wedding Collective.  The collective is comprised of some of the very best Wedding Professionals the Smoky Mountains has to offer.  For help assembling your perfect wedding team, check out our preferred wedding professionals at the collective.   

Planners We love

The Magnolia’s goal is to ensure that each couple’s wedding day is as smooth and seamless as possible. Therefore, we require that all Magnolia couples hire a wedding planner to assist them with their wedding planning/coordinating. Our preferred wedding planners take your vision and make it possible, all while keeping your stress levels at bay. Our venue is located on top of a beautiful mountain, it is important to select a planner that is familiar and knowledgeable with logistical needs of planning and coordinating a mountain top wedding. In addition, our planners can help control your budget, manage your vendors, keep your time-line on track and much more. The below planners are amazing and ready to help bring your wedding day vision to life!

“Margaret Claire’s Weddings & Events is a licensed and certified wedding and event planning service in Knoxville, Tennessee. Our team specializes in planning, designing and coordinating all of the details that go into making your big day as wonderful as it should be. We make you the priority and will do our best to fulfill the vision you share with us. We pursue excellence in all that we do whether that is folding a napkin or writing a timeline. Check out our services for more information about how we can save you time, money, and stress during one of the most exciting chapters of your life!”

Devynn Crawford Planning | The Magnolia Venue | Jessica Lee Photography

Devynn Crawford Full Service Wedding Planning: 

“I’m Devynn, the owner and principle planner of The River Place. I love being able to make my couples’ dreams come true through planning and design. I feel blessed to get to work with such wonderful people each day!”

The Magnolia Venue | Kristina Campbell | Elite Planning

“My unique experience at the Magnolia is perhaps my greatest asset when it comes to planning weddings at this venue. I even met my soon-to-be husband, Tony, at the venue, and we plan to be married there ourselves in the Spring of 2020. Tony is the shuttle driver for the venue. The Magnolia truly holds a special place in our hearts, and we can’t wait to share its magic with you!”

 “At Custom Love we specialize in creating events with unique details. We are a little wedding factory, offering event planning & design, day of coordination, favors, and print work for invitations, save the dates, and photo canvases.”

“As a professional wedding coordinator since 2008 here in Knoxville, I have the pleasure of helping brides realize the wedding of their dreams, without the emotional or financial mistake of doing it all themselves. From creative and memorable ideas, to making sure the entire day is organized down to the minute, and even including all set up and clean up… I have packages that make sure every aspect is taken care of so you actually get to relax and enjoy your day.  You wouldn’t spend thousands of dollars on, say, a vacation, house or new car without making sure you consulted a few experts here and there.  So don’t make that mistake when planning a wedding! My goal is to ensure brides, grooms, and their families are able to savor their beautiful day, stress-free, no matter their budget.” 

“I launched this business in 2010 with my own wedding of over 400 guests. Event planning is not only my passion, it’s also my ministry. I am a firm believer that within reason you can have the wedding of your dreams and not have to pay outrageous prices to see those dreams come to fruition.”

I Do Weddings | The Magnolia Venue | Preferred Planners

“Starting in college, I decided I wanted to plan weddings. I started working under a wedding planner in Knoxville, Tennessee. I quickly went from intern to assistant coordinator, allowing me to coordinate my own weddings. As my friends started getting engaged, I moved from coordinator to planner. Then, I decided it wasn’t enough for me to just be a planner. I wanted to have a name and a brand that people could recognize. I wanted to be able to have something to build on. And so I Do… Weddings began.”

Say Yes with Jess Weddings | The Magnolia Venue | Planners

“In 2016, I started working as an assistant planner in Nashville, TN. What started as a fun side job quickly became my passion. After a busy, crazy, eventful year in Nashville, we relocated back to our hometown of Knoxville. I couldn’t stop thinking about the job I left behind, so I took matters into my own hands. Thus, Say Yes With Jess Weddings was born! Being a wedding planner is more than creating a beautiful event, sticking to a timeline, and hanging pretty lights. For me, it’s about being a small part of a beautiful love story. It’s about truly getting to know you and making each and every detail personal. With my help, your wedding will be the perfect beginning to your blissful, everlasting love.  Marriage is sacred, and helping my couples get to the altar feeling completely overcome with joy is a true honor”

Elite Event Services | The Magnolia Venue

Shuttle Information: 

Elite Event Services  is proud to be the exclusive transportation provider for the Magnolia Wedding Venue. Our beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding venue provides guests with unparalleled views and a spectacular experience. It is our job to ensure safe, efficient transportation to and from the venue. All wedding guests will park at the Smoky Mountain Ziplines and be shuttled up to the venue. Once booked, Tony with Elite Event Services, will reach out to you to coordinate your day-of  shuttle schedule.

Bartending Information: 

We do allow for you to bring in your own alcohol to The Magnolia. We just require that all alcohol be served by one of our approved bartending companies, Elite on the Rocks or Single Barrel Events. Both companies provide excellent service with friendly and professional staff, as well as taking care of all the details of providing coolers, cups, ice, drink mixer, etc. They also offer concierge service of advising on the appropriate alcohol to purchase with the option to pick up and deliver the alcohol to the venue.

Cedar Bar | Decor | Elite Planning | The Magnolia Venue | Derek Halkett Photography

Lodging

We know lodging is an important element to planning your wedding! We have hand selected great lodging accommodations for you and your guests!

Things to do:

The Gatlinburg area offers outdoor adventures, kid-friendly attractions, and laid-back scenic charms that keep families, friends and couples coming back, year after year. The Great Outdoors in Gatlinburg offer  downhill snow skiing, Class-IV whitewater rafting, world-class golf and fishing and 600 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park All of these don’t even scratch the surface of what Gatlinburg has to offer. Ziplining, snowboarding, tubing, biking and horseback riding are other recommended outdoor activities for your visit.

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