When planning your wedding, the ring, dress and flowers are all significant considerations, but there is none more important than the venue. Whether you’re planning for a larger gathering or an intimate ceremony, you’ll need a place that accommodates in every aspect. The following venues in Kentucky and Tennessee are sure to fit your vision, whatever it may be.
Neltner’s Farm (Kentucky)
Neltner’s Farm in Melbourne will make your dreams of a down-home, outdoor wedding in a naturally beautiful setting come to life. Located a mere 20 minutes from Cincinnati and surrounded by gorgeous Kentucky hills, Neltner’s Farm has been hosting significant events for approximately 126 years. With its rustic bridges and buildings and lush fields, the farm is also a great place for idyllic wedding photos.
Want to arrive in style to your special day? Neltner’s offers several options, including a vintage 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook and simple covered and uncovered wagons. For travel between the ceremony and reception, the farm also provides golf carts to help ensure that everyone’s nice clothes stay fresh.
The Brown Hotel (Kentucky)
The Brown Hotel in Louisville will provide your wedding an air of sophistication, elegance and tradition. This near-century-old hotel was named one of the Top 10 Hotels in the South in 2017 by Conde Nast Traveler, with its breathtaking Crystal Ballroom and stunning banquet rooms making it a popular destination among couples in the South and around the country. The Brown Hotel is also proud to be a preferred destination for Jewish and Kosher weddings and Indian weddings — hotel staff members are familiar with the traditions of both, accommodating everything from setting up space for dancing the Hora and holding private Pithi ceremonies to putting together traditional menus.
Belle Meade Plantation (Tennessee)
The Belle Meade Plantation is an 1853 Greek-Revival Mansion steeped in Southern charm, hospitality and history. Nestled in the heart of Nashville, Belle Meade Plantation overflows with rustic beauty, offering stunning gardens and space for up to 300 guests. Cocktail hour games like cornhole, horseshoes, croquet and bocce ball can be played on the lawn, which also features a built-in stone bar for mingling and unwinding. If you’re looking to have an off-peak-season wedding, the Carriage House is gorgeous inside and out and climate-controlled for your and your guests’ comfort.
Gatlinburg’s Little Log Wedding Chapel (Tennessee)
The Great Smoky Mountains provide an awesome backdrop to Gatlinburg’s lovely Little Log Wedding Chapel. The chapel is picturesque from the outside, set next to a refreshing lake and resting in the shade of tall trees. On the inside, its simple stone and wood structure provides an elegant yet unpretentious aesthetic that is both classic and timeless. The chapel will contract ordained ministers for you, but you can provide your own minister or officiant for an additional fee.
Your wedding day should be as perfect as possible, and you can get it all the closer to ideal by selecting one of these fantastic venues in Kentucky and Tennessee. With the venue of your dreams picked out, all that will be left to do is tie the knot.
This article is presented by Don Jacobs Volkswagen in Lexington, Kentucky.