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Venues in Delano, TN,
(423) 836-6681

About Us

Hiwassee River Weddings and Events is a hand crafted timber frame wedding & event venue/chapel that sits in the middle of our own enchanted forest and directly on the crystal clear Hiwassee River at the base of the Appalachian mountains in Delano, Tennessee, halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga. Offering three ceremony sites to include a riverfront ceremony space, a forest ceremony site (that would make Bela blush on the Twilight Series) and a beautiful interior ceremony site that is climate controlled. This very shaded and private setting provides elegant backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos. The family-owned private venue is situated on a 19-acre peninsula that resembles a private state park and is totally forested and enclosed by mature river oaks and loblollies, picturesque mountains, shaded woods, lush trees, and the Hiwassee River.

We are also honored to be featured on JuneBug Weddings Blog as well and several other publications to include the 2020 Winter edition of The Pink Bride Magazine and The BrideLink in TN just recently. Here is the link to the JuneBug Weddings Blog:

Facilities and Capacities
Hiwassee River Weddings and Events can accommodate up to 150 guests. It offers various indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a 5,600-square-foot light and airy hand made timber-frame event center (made from trees on the property by owner himself) trimmed with custom iron work. With a climate-controlled interior, the event center features elegant vintage lighting and exposed wood beams which makes for a beautiful indoor reception and ceremony.

We are super excited to be offering lodging now in our 3,200 square foot custom log home exclusively offered by our venue and available for rental to our brides / grooms and their families. It will sleep 13 and lies at the base of Starr Mountain just 15 minutes away from our venue. We also can arrange shuttle buses for your party from any of the local hotels or cabins. Make a weed or weekend out of it for your Tennessee Dream Wedding.

Services Offered
Hiwassee River Weddings and Events offers a variety of spaces available all year round. The venue's services includes:

  • Now offering lodging...perfect for destination brides!!
  • Wedding Directing/ Planning
  • Bridal suite and Groom's room
  • Climate controlled venue with Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Custom made tables for you and your guests
  • Custom twinkle and up-lighting throughout the grounds, sound and WiFi
  • Clean up
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • List of the areas best Preferred Vendors
  • Set up / tear down

Caroline M.

4.8 out of 5
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  • Hiwassee River Weddings was a beautiful venue and easy to work with. They had a package that included a wedding coordinator, catering and a DJ. All of this made wedding planning simple and I would highly recommend booking them for your wedding!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank You Caroline!! I really appreciate all your kindness and elegance. You and Taylor will always be a part of our land!! Thanks for the great review!! Bill

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 5,450.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 5,450.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 5,450.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 5,450.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    Describe your venue

    Farm/Ranch, Garden, Park, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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