A Tennessee Wedding and Event venue

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Located directly on the Hiwassee River


Imagine your wedding nestled amongst the beauty of an enchanted Tennessee forest on the crystal-clear Hiwassee River. Hiwassee River Weddings offers a magical 19-acre peninsula, a private retreat where you can celebrate your love story surrounded by nature’s grandeur. 

This handcrafted timber-frame venue, built with love by the owners themselves, exudes a rustic elegance that blends seamlessly with the breathtaking mountain backdrop. Choose from three stunning ceremony locations: exchange vows riverside beneath the shade of trees by the river or deep within the serene forest. 

Celebrate with up to 150 guests in the light-filled event hall, or explore the endless possibilities for an unforgettable outdoor celebration. Hiwassee River Weddings is a haven of tranquility, where every detail is designed to create a picture-perfect day that reflects your unique love story.

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“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Matthew 19:4-6

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The folks at Hiwassee River Weddings made my daughter’s wedding day a truly magical experience. The venue itself is so beautiful and the attention to her big day made it an stress-free and completely enjoyable experience. Bill and his staff were so kind and friendly. They helped throughout the entire process and truly cared that her day was perfect. I am so thankful for the wonderful pictures and priceless memories made at this venue.
Kim Cash
Mother of bride
Amazing wedding venue! Couldn’t recommend enough!! This place was perfect for our dream wedding in the woods! The lighting at the forest ceremony site was exquisite at night and was perfect to hang wisteria similar to the Twilight wedding. The Hiwassee river is beautiful and great for pictures! The reception area was large enough to accommodate our 120 guests and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Bill, the owner, is super nice and goes above and beyond for all his guests!!!
Josh Norris
I had the wedding of my dreams at Hiwassee River Weddings on November 4th, 2023! The venue is absolutely breathtaking year round and provides so much natural beauty to complement any flowers/decor. The owners and their staff went above and beyond. They were so encouraging, communicative, and accommodating! I couldn’t imagine having had my wedding anywhere else.
Dave & Alex
Bride & Groom
The Hiwassee River venue is immaculate and stunning. We had a dream wedding and so much of it was thanks to Bill and his place. The ceremony sites are dreamy. The reception hall is dreamy. Grooms and brides suite are dreamy. Everything is dreamy here. Bill is so skilled, he truly loves what he does and it shows. Believe it or not, he built the venue himself! He was eager to show us all the options and give us ideas. It meant a lot that he was so enthusiastic and found true joy in our wedding experience.
Annie B

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