The Barn at Chestnut Springs
Getting engaged was likely one of the most exciting days of your life. Now, it is time to start planning an even more exciting day, the day that you marry the love of your life. One of the most important aspects of planning a wedding is deciding where you want it to take place. If you have always dreamed of a barn ceremony and reception, The Barn at Chestnut Springs might be a perfect choice. It was voted as one of the “Top 24 Best Barn Venues in the United States for Your Wedding” by Green Wedding Shoes, and it’s easy to see why this venue got that distinction.
One of the things I love about this venue is its location. The Barn at Chestnut Springs is situated just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This provides hours of entertainment either before or after your wedding for guests. You may even want to spend some time enjoying the park yourself, either before you get married or as part of your honeymoon.
For most couples getting married, customizability is important. At The Barn at Chestnut Springs, you can create your dream wedding. One of your first choices is where you want to get married on the property. The wooded cove on the lawn is a great option if you are getting married when it’s warm outside. If the weather is expected to be a little cooler, or if you simply prefer an indoor ceremony, you can also use the barn itself.
When picking a venue, people are sometimes concerned that they won’t be able to use their preferred vendors or other preferred wedding-related services. While the venue will provide you with a list of recommended local vendors (if needed), the good news is that you can use your preferred services. This is great for people who want their pastor, who also happens to be the pastor who married their parents, to be the one to perform the ceremony. It’s great for the couple who wants a particular catering service to handle the day’s menu. It’s fun for the couple who want a close friend to act as the DJ for the night.
Even the small details of your wedding can be customized to fit your needs. For example, you can bring in your favorite wine, champagne, or other beverages. Candles can be included as part of the celebration. The venue staff can help you with other wedding-day desires and preferences. The venue is great for small, intimate parties of only 25 or 30 people, but it can also accommodate up to 120 people.
What Is Included?
When you rent this space, you get the venue for 9 hours, with an hour planned for rehearsal and 8 hours planned for the celebration. All events must be over by 11 pm since that is when the venue closes. Along with having the venue to yourselves for the duration of your celebration, some of the other things included in your wedding package include:
- Climate controlled barn and 13 acres of wooded cove
- Rental of table and chairs, including table runners, serving tables, and tables where the guests can sit to eat
- Two dressing rooms, where the bridal party can get ready and later freshen-up
- Three bathrooms
- 45 parking spaces for guests and vendors
- Audiovisual equipment and accommodations, including wireless internet, two flat screen televisions, and Comcast cable
- Supplies to help with decorations and lighting, including two medium lanterns, four large lanterns, lights over the back patio, a chalkboard, six shepherd hooks, and 120 mason jars of varying sizes
- Set-up and takedown of table and chairs as well as trash removal after the ceremony
All these accommodations sound great, but a wonderful wedding is about more than the accommodations provided by the venue. If you are the sort of person who wants to spend almost no time or money worrying about decorations, The Barn at Chestnut Springs might be the perfect location for your ceremony and reception. While you might want to add in a few personal touches, such as personalized signs or floral decorations for the tables, there is limited need for added decorations.
Partly due to its location, the grounds of The Barn at Chestnut Springs provide a beautiful backdrop for weddings. You may find yourself entranced by the beauty of this venue. With beautiful tree-lined paths, wide open spaces, and gorgeous mountain views to enjoy during your celebration, you will likely find yourself falling in love with the outdoor beauty of this location.
As you make your way inside the barn, the venue’s splendor will follow you inside. The rustic beams and grand chandeliers are so breathtaking that you will surely want them included in at least a few of your photographs. You may also want to take a few photos outside The Barn, allowing you to combine the natural beauty of the outdoors with the rustic appeal of the barn itself.
Erin Morrison Photography
You don’t have to take my word for it that The Barn is a beautiful location for a wedding celebration. If you live in the area, I encourage you to contact the venue to get a tour of the property. Whether you pick The Barn at Chestnut Springs for your celebration or you decide that another nearby location is a better fit for you, I would love to work with you to help you create get photographs that you are sure to treasure for years to come. To get a feel for my photography style, be sure to check out my portfolio. If you think that I might be a good fit, contact me. I look forward to working with you to help you create lasting photographic reminders of your special day.