Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park
What is more beautiful than a bride and groom standing together beneath a weeping willow tree alongside a reflective pond? Add majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains into the background, and you have one of the loveliest wedding venues in the area. Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park is located at the foothills of the Smokies, very close to the Townsend entry. With amazing photo ops and a gorgeous indoor reception area, you and your guests will find everything you need to make your wedding absolutely perfect.
Cooper’s Cove offers acres of natural mountain beauty to the wedding party and guests. When you rent it for your big day, you get exclusive access to the entire venue, including the grounds, gardens, and buildings. This is a big deal because some venues host multiple weddings on the same day. At Cooper’s Cove, your wedding is the center of attention. This also means you should plan early to ensure your date is available.
The outdoor areas include Sydni’s Point, a wide, open grassy field with trees and mountain views surrounding it. Sydni’s Point practically begs to be part of a panoramic photograph. It’s also ideal for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Perhaps the most photographic area on the property is Cooper’s Cove itself. This picture-perfect setting includes a peaceful pond, a weeping willow tree, cattails, and more natural beauty in every direction. As your wedding photographer, I can assure you that your wedding photos in Cooper’s Cove will be as romantic and pretty as the looks in your eyes.
Logan’s Lodge is your go-to area for getting ready. It has a spacious dressing area for the entire bridal party, complete with dressing tables, mirrors, lots of lights, and comfortable places to sit. Calm your pre-wedding nerves as you prepare in this convenient and luxurious space. A private bridal suite gives the bride some alone time to anticipate the coming event.
After your amazing outdoor wedding, send everyone into The Manor for a fun and beautiful wedding reception. This facility includes a large room with an open-rafter ceiling, plenty of room for tables and a dance floor, plus large windows to let in the mountain sunshine. Decorate The Manor to suit your personal tastes.
Cooper’s Cove has enough tables and chairs to seat about 200 guests in The Manor. Plus, you get catering tables, a cake table, a sign-in table, and a gift table. Cooper’s Cove does not provide its own catering, but they do have suggestions for excellent caterers in the area. The caterer’s kitchen in The Manor is only for staging, cooling, and warming. Cooking is not allowed on the premises. If you are planning on serving alcohol at your reception, this venue requires you to hire a licensed and insured bartending service for liability purposes.
A rustic arbor is included for the ceremony and pictures.
The wedding party will have use of the private bridal suite, grooms room, and the bridesmaid suite in Logan’s Lodge.
There is a paved parking area for up to 40 cars, and half of those spots are elderly-friendly. Additional parking (up to 80 more cars) is available on a grass parking lot.
There are indoor bathroom facilities for all your guests.
Employees of Cooper’s Cove are on hand to keep your event running smoothly and to solve any facility issues that might pop up. The organizers are very friendly, and you can count on them to smooth out any wrinkles in your wedding planning.
Cooper’s Cove makes it easy to understand your wedding day costs. They divide the pricing into three different categories: standard pricing per day, additional fees, and services provided by the Cooper’s Cove staff.
Standard pricing runs between $3,000-$3,995, depending on the day of the week. Additional fees include a refundable damage deposit and a cleaning and set-up charge. Feel free to contact Cooper’s Cove to learn more about their services and pricing.
Why Choose Erin Morrison Photography for Your Big Day?
As your professional wedding photographer, I will devote my time to capturing every aspect of your wedding day. I specialize in capturing the emotions of you and your loved ones, from the radiant smiles during the ceremony to the poignant slow dances at the reception. Each of my photos are designed to tell your mountain wedding story, like a documentary. I love capturing candid moments throughout the day, making use of the natural light that is available. Please, take a look at my portfolio, and see if my style complements your own tastes.
I personally adore going to Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park because of the astounding natural beauty all around. No matter what season it is, this venue always looks picturesque. Outside are the wide expanses, the cattail-surrounded pond, the weeping willow, and the mountains. All the facilities echo the mountain atmosphere to a tee, making Cooper’s Cove the perfect venue for your quaint, Smoky Mountains wedding.
I am not a stranger to the Smokies. As a matter of fact, I am one of the few licensed photographers permitted to take photographs in the Great Smoky Mountains. I have spent years studying the subtle and majestic beauties of this mountain area. You can be confident that I’ll incorporate the mountain views into your wedding day photos, as well.
Are you planning a wedding at Cooper’s Cove? I would be honored to be your wedding photographer. Let’s talk together about your wedding plans! I can give you plenty of helpful tips that will make your planning go smoothly. I’ve photographed over 200 weddings, giving me the experience necessary to handle your wedding day with professional ease. Thank you for considering my services!