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December 28, 2021 - No Comments!

The Top 7 Unique Tennessee Wedding Venues

Freshly engaged and planning your Tennessee wedding? You need to find the best venue for you! Keep reading for the top 7 unique Tennessee wedding venues to choose from that our planners adore.

Under canvas smoky mountains Tennessee wedding venue
Photographer Lauren Mihae // Planning + Design 'Cause We Can Events // Venue Under Canvas Smoky Mountains 

Saint Elle: Nashville, TN

Saint Elle is one of the newest venue spaces located in Nashville, Tennessee on this list. It offers a super modern look with an industrial flair. But, fresh greenery and spacious windows soften the space. There's an in-house bar available and getting ready spaces! Check out even more details about Saint Elle on our blog specially dedicated to it.

Saint Elle industrial Nashville, Tennessee wedding venue
Saint Elle industrial Nashville, Tennessee wedding venue bar

14Tenn: Nashville, TN

Want to refresh the rustic look for your wedding? Enter 14Tenn. We call this Nashville venue a Modern Farmhouse that also had a cool warehouse ambiance inside. This venue's high ceilings make a breathtaking statement. If you have a larger guest count, this is the place to be! Here's a blog with more information about the venue.

14Tenn Tennessee wedding venue space in Nashville

Common House: Chattanooga, TN

Common House Chattanooga officially opened in 2021 as a gathering, co-working, and event space. Plus, you can even dine at their delicious onsite restaurant. Fun fact: the building began as a YMCA so there are some impressive industrial features. Take a virtual tour here of what the venue has to offer!

Under Canvas Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge, TN

You know we had to include our absolute favorite Under Canvas location on this list! The Smoky Mountain location is a dream. This offers our signature glamping experience surrounded by the lush mountains. You and your guests can enjoy an unforgettable wedding weekend full of activities like hiking and yoga then say "I do"! Check out this dreamy festival-style wedding at Under Canvas Smokies for an example of how your wedding might look. Fun fact: these clients turned into some of my very best Nashville friends!

Under Canvas Tennessee wedding venue ceremony space

Alabaster Collective: Nashville, TN

We didn't forget about those who desire an intimate wedding! If you would love an alternative and artist design, check out Alabaster Collective in Nashville, Tennessee. You can celebrate with your guests here at this unique Nashville venue that doubles as a co-working space by day. Love the pictures you see below? Read our blog for more details about Alabaster Collective.

White Star Station: Maryville, TN

White Star Station is a historic industrial venue located in Downtown Maryville, Tennessee. We are loving the modern and versatile space. The charm and character paired with the chic aesthetic are so unique. Whether you are hosting an intimate celebration or an all-out wedding, they can accommodate a small group or up to 400 guests. In fact, we love this venue so much we can't stop blogging about it. To learn more about this unique space, check out the virtual tour first and then read about this intimate boho elopement for your wedding inspiration.

LGBTQ wedding at White Star Station Tennessee venue
Intimate Tennessee wedding at White Star Station venue
Photographer: Leah Bullard // Venue: White Star Station // Equipment Rentals: Knoxville Neon; Please Be Seated// Cake: All Mixed Up Cakes // Calligrapher: MEB Calligraphy // Attire: White Lace and Promises // Florals: Thistle and Lace Florals // Beauty: Bangs and Blush // Planner: ‘Cause We Can Events // Hoop Arch: Bluefish Event Rentals

Germantown Inn: Nashville, TN

Last but not least, let's talk about the charming Germantown Inn located in Nashville. This is a wonderful venue if you are looking for a place where you and your spouse (maybe even a few guests) can stay! There are multiple onsite locations to choose from for your ceremony and reception. The inn's 1865 property was originally a Federal-style house that has been reimagined into a modern historic boutique hotel. Here's a blog for more details about the venue!

Germantown Inn Nashville, Tennessee wedding venue
Rentals: Please Be Seated // Cakes: Theresa's Sweet Treats // Styling: Cavender & Co.

How to Complete Your Venue Tour

I didn't want to leave you hanging with all of these wonderful Tennesse wedding venue options! You might narrow down a few of these venues to tour in person. Even though I may not be able to be there with you in person, the 'Cause We Can Events team has you covered with our brand new Venue Walkthrough Checklist! This checklist is a tool that we use personally anytime we do a venue walkthrough for a client. 

Buy the wedding venue walkthrough checklist for only $19

What’s included in the Venue Walkthrough Checklist?

  • 7 pages of MUST-ASK questions for every venue
  • Questions to help you budget properly
  • Pro tips from experienced wedding planners (us!)
  • Questions to help with your timeline
  • And more!

This is a one-stop-shop doc that will get you excited and feeling confident when doing your wedding venue walkthroughs. Ready to get organized? Grab this 7-page Venue Walkthrough Questionnaire for only $19!

Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding

December 13, 2021 - No Comments!

4 Questions You MUST Ask Your Wedding Venue Before Booking

Hey, couples! We know some of you are getting ready to start looking for your wedding venue which is so exciting but can also be hard to navigate. We are here to help you out. Today we are sharing 4 questions you MUST ask your wedding venue before booking. Make sure to read all the way through for a special surprise we created just for you. Let's get started!

1. Does the venue come with any furniture?

This can save you so much money and time. When you know what furniture your venue provides, you will be able to create a more realistic plan for your other rentals. Items like ceremony chairs, tables, and linens might be available if you just ask. When you meet with your rental company, you will be able to outline exactly what you need. Be sure to ask your venue if the furniture is included in your rental package or will cost additional fees. If the furniture is included, maybe you now have room in your budget for another dream aspect of your wedding day!

2. What's the weather backup plan?

This question isn't just for outdoor venues. You need to know the backup plan in case of imperfect weather! Does your venue provide or allow tents? Is an alternative indoor space available? How are the driving conditions leading to the venue when it snows or rains? Remember, unexpected weather can also relate to the temperature. Ask your venue if they allow or provide heaters, fans, and water as well. When you ask all of these "weather" related questions, you will be able to determine a venue that will support you if/when things don't follow the original plan.

3. Where are the power sources? If any.

As adventurous wedding planners, this is one of the first questions we ask. You are going to want to know exactly where the power sources are if any. This covers plug-ins AND generators. This is another question that could yet again save you money if your venue can provide its own power sources. You will be able to book vendors that are equipped for whichever power source situation is available. So, whether you are glamping in the desert or celebrating in a modern industrial space, the party will go on!

4. Who is your point of contact for planning purposes at the venue?

Communication is everything during wedding planning. Make sure you obtain the point of contact for events and weddings at your venue. You will want to be able to reach out to them with any other questions or information later on. Especially if you decide you want to move forward with booking a venue, having the right direct contact will help you grab your spot quickly.

A Complete Venue Walkthrough Checklist

These are just a few of the questions you need to ask as you start touring possible wedding venues. Now you might be thinking, "But what else should I ask?" We have you covered!

We want to make this as easy as possible for you so we are sharing our very own Venue Walkthrough Checklist! This checklist is a tool that we use personally anytime we do a venue walkthrough for a client. 

Buy the wedding venue walkthrough checklist for only $19

What’s included in the Venue Walkthrough Checklist?

  • 7 pages of MUST-ASK questions for every venue
  • Questions to help you budget properly
  • Pro tips from experienced wedding planners (us!)
  • Questions to help with your timeline
  • And more!

This is a one-stop-shop doc that will get you excited and feeling confident when doing your wedding venue walkthroughs. Ready to get organized? Grab this 7-page Venue Walkthrough Questionnaire for only $19!

Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding