Unique Tennessee Wedding Venues: 9 Outside-The-Box Places To Say “I Do”!

If an "outside the box" celebration is on your list of must-haves, check out the following places. You’ll find a yacht, museums, soaring urban towers and a zoo among this selection of Tennessee’s unique and inspiring wedding venues.

West Tennessee

Memphis Zoo
  • Location: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis TN
  • Style: Globally represented gardens
  • Fab Feature: Ceremonies may be held in the grand Courtyard at the Egyptian entrance, where lush gardens with towering reeds evoke the feeling of being on the banks of the Nile River.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Teton Trek Lodge is warm and inviting, with two fireplaces and log cabin décor. There's also the exotic China Exhibit, boasting a courtyard, reception hall, teahouse, and beautiful Chinese gardens, plus the historic Cat House Cafe, a casual space that opens onto a garden patio.
  • Wedding Package Perks: From florists to caterers to rentals, the zoo's event professionals will make all the arrangements so that you can relax and enjoy the celebration.
  • Catering: Select from list.

Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo


Crown Winery
  • Location: 3638 East Mitchell Street, Humboldt TN
  • Style: Old World vineyard
  • Fab Feature: Rows of vines stretching out across a verdant hill form a picturesque setting for exchanging vows.
  • Event Space Highlights: The 100-year-old barn has sliding wooden doors and a rustic beamed ceiling, perfect for fun and laid-back events. The Tuscan-inspired villa—combined with its airy outdoor patio—makes it a romantic place to celebrate.
  • Wedding Package Perks: A generous contract includes plenty of setup time, security personnel, and use of the grounds for your photos and rehearsal. The Winery also offers a "first responder" discount for firefighters, police officers, and military families.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own.

Crown Winery

Crown Winery

Crown Winery


Tower Center
  • Location: 5100 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN
  • Style: Uptown chic
  • Fab Feature: It has incredible views from the 33rd floor of Clark Tower, with wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a panorama of the beautiful downtown skyline and green landscapes that extend for miles.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Skylight Ballroom is intimate and charmingly understated; combine it with the Skylight Suites for additional seating. Bistro 33 can accommodate a small and relaxed gathering or a cocktail hour, while the Summit Ballroom, with its elegant lighting and warm ambiance, is perfect for a large celebration.
  • Notable Services: Experienced wedding planners will handle all the details, and the venue is partnered with some of the area's most desirable vendors.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Tower Center

Tower Center

Tower Center


Middle Tennessee

Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Location: 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville TN
  • Style: Sleek and contemporary
  • Fab Feature: The Hall of Fame Rotunda has walls adorned with plaques honoring country music’s best, capped with an inscription: “Will the circle be unbroken”—a pretty good motto for marriage!
  • Event Space Highlights: A lofty glass ceiling gives the Curb Conservatory a light-filled greenhouse ambiance. Bedecked with crystal chandeliers and filled with lots of natural light, this gorgeous reception area showcases amazing Music City panoramas as well as an adjacent, landscaped courtyard.
  • Notable Services: Nothing tells a love story like country music, and the event planners here can help arrange wonderful entertainment to match the vibe of your celebration. They’ll even organize private museum tours for you and your guests!
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Country Music Hall of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame


Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Location: One Symphony Place, Nashville TN
  • Style: Neoclassical, with artful modern detailing
  • Interesting Tidbit: The building's design was inspired by the some of world's great concert facilities, with a façade that evokes that of a grand Greek temple.
  • Event Space Highlights: There are 11 fantastic event spaces to choose from, including the three-story Laura Turner Concert Hall, one of the few halls nationwide to feature natural interior light through 30 special soundproof windows. An outdoor ceremony site with lush landscaping, a lively fountain, and picturesque vintage lampposts offers the serenity of an oasis in the middle of downtown Nashville.
  • Notable Amenities: Your reception music will sound amazing here—an automated system of movable banners and panels located around the hall can adjust the acoustics to accommodate a variety of styles.
  • Catering: Select from list.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Schermerhorn Symphony Center


The Noah Liff Opera Center
  • Location: 3622 Redmon Street, Nashville TN
  • Style: Architectural and striking
  • Fab Feature: Walls comprised entirely of windows look out on extraordinary views of Nashville.
  • Event Space Highlights: A large range of venues accommodate anything from a simple cocktail party for 20 to an elaborate gala. Sleek, modern rooms feature soaring skylights, chandeliers, sparkling glass details and state-of-the-art lighting.
  • Wedding Package Perks: You get a generous 10 hours of rental time, plus helpful extras like the use of a bridal dressing suite, professional event lighting, and your choice of finish on the stylish wooden chairs. You can even bring in your own alcohol at no additional cost.
  • Catering: Select from list.

The Noah Liff Opera Center

The Noah Liff Opera Center

The Noah Liff Opera Center


East Tennessee

Tennessee Aquarium
  • Location: One Broad Street, Chattanooga TN
  • Style: Clean-lined elegance...with sharks!
  • Fab Feature: The outdoor pavilion overlooking the Tennessee River is a terrific spot for a cocktail hour, photographs, and enjoying the fresh air.
  • Event Space Highlights: Dine next to sharks and other denizens of the deep in the original aquarium building, where huge glass tanks filled with sea creatures provide the backdrop for your event.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Exciting extras like a dive show or animal encounters can be arranged to entertain your guests.
  • Catering: Select from list.

Tennessee Aquarium

Tennessee Aquarium

Tennessee Aquarium


Hunter Museum of American Art
  • Location: 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga TN
  • Style: Past meets present
  • Interesting Tidbit: The museum's buildings represent 100 years of architecture—a 1904 mansion, an impressive 1970s steel-and-glass addition, and a recent dramatic riverfront expansion that includes a sculpture garden.
  • Event Space Highlights: Choose between several indoor and outdoor areas, including the Grand Foyer with its 40-foot windows, or one of three terraces, all with views of the Tennessee River and its bridges.
  • Notable Services: You have the option to include access to the museum galleries, allowing guests to stroll through one of the nation's most respected art collections.
  • Catering: Bring your own.

Hunter Museum of American Art

Hunter Museum of American Art

Hunter Museum of American Art


Volunteer Princess Cruises
  • Location: 956 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville TN
  • Style: Nautical luxury
  • Fab Feature: The scenery comes to you. Once you set sail from Downtown Knoxville, the Princess glides down the Tennessee River, charming passengers with riverfront vistas, Neyland Stadium, and the picturesque Sequoyah Hills. You’ll get all the benefits of an outdoor wedding, without having to worry about the weather!
  • Event Space Highlights: It’s a gorgeous 100-foot yacht—no expense was spared in its design, from the vintage-inspired ceilings to the warm, nautical-themed walls, lighting, and furnishings.
  • Notable Services: The event staff on the Princess strive to treat each couple as if they were family. They’ll help you find vendors, keep the details from becoming overwhelming, and tailor the venue’s flexible, comprehensive packages to meet your needs.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Volunteer Princess Cruises

Volunteer Princess Cruises

Volunteer Princess Cruises




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