Heartland Meadows is one of the premier rustic wedding venues in the Knoxville area. This breathtaking country meadow offers both outdoor and indoor options for your special day. Choose from a variety of outdoor ceremony sites located on 45-acres of property. A rustic barn provides the perfect setting for celebrating after the ceremony. Heartland Meadows is a natural, quiet setting that makes for a beautiful ceremony, a fun reception, and great photography.
The Old Oak Tree
A popular outdoor location for many couples is the old oak tree. This majestic tree, with deep roots in the Tennessee soil, is a symbol of strength and longevity. Exchanging vows while standing under its branches is a powerful moment for any couple. And, just think of what you can do with the tree theme. From tree stumps along the aisles to tree-themed wedding invitations, the possibilities are endless.
While there are several outdoor locations to choose from, there’s something about the old oak tree that makes it a top choice. Heartland Meadows offers 400 padded garden chairs and 18 church pews for outdoor use. A rustic barn is available as a rainy day option.
As a Knoxville, Tennessee wedding photographer, I love capturing a ceremony before this mighty tree. While it may be a focal point of the property, it is always the background of my wedding photography—the couple, and their love is my only focal point. The resulting image is simply stunning.
The Rustic Barn
The rustic barn at Heartland Meadows seats 224, although as many as 300 are possible, depending upon the layout. Rustic wooden tables cover the barn floor. Porta Cools and Patio Heaters provide air conditioning or heat for hot Tennessee days and cool Tennessee evenings.
At Heartland Meadows, you are allowed access to the property from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Additional hours are possible—just consult with staff. This large range of time provides an opportunity to decorate and to get ready without feeling rushed. Weddings require a lot of planning and are often stressful events. The open access to the property on the day of your event alleviates pressures associated with time. Gather your friends and family and put them to work. In no time at all, you’ll transform the venue into your own space and still have time to dress for the ceremony.
The Treasure Barn
Speaking of decorating, you’ll want to check out the on-site treasure barn. This unique feature of Heartland Meadows saves you time and money by offering the use of furniture and decorations for your wedding. Here are just a few examples of what’s included in the treasure barn:
- Vintage doors
- Handcrafted signs
- Vintage furniture
The treasure barn even includes centerpiece decorations for the tables. Get creative! There’s a lot you can do with a few simply props. You can even add some decorations of your own. Utilize the extra time allowed at the property by taking advantage of this venue perk! I never tire of seeing what people come up with when decorating a rustic themed wedding. Sometimes it’s shabby chic with a bit of western or simple country among the natural setting. Either way, a rustic themed wedding makes for great photography.
Heartland Meadows is both rustic and modern. There is a bridal suite and groom quarters for ceremony preparation that is accessible throughout the day. Additional features include:
- A Kawasaki mule to transport guests as needed
- Assistance with wedding coordination
- Alcohol is permitted with a licensed and insured bartender
- In addition to the treasure barn, props and scenes are located throughout the property for photography
- The venue is animal-friendly
- Yard games are available for extra fun after the ceremony
Heartland Meadows is a quiet, country venue for celebrating your special day. The venue offers special rates for first responders, military, fire, and police, however, the rates only apply for the bride, groom, and their parents. If you’re planning a rustic wedding in Eastern Tennessee, contact their staff to learn more about their wedding services. This venue is both away from it all yet close enough to the city for out-of-town guests. Don’t delay in contacting the venue as wedding dates book quickly.
Erin Morrison Photography
Rustic, country weddings are among my favorite to photograph. The setting is simply peaceful and there’s nothing around but the fresh air and open sky. Celebrating after the ceremony in a rustic barn just adds to the ambiance of the day.
When I’m asked to photograph a wedding, I am always honored. A hopeless romantic at heart, I take my job of capturing your special day seriously. Sometimes, well, oftentimes, things don’t go as they should and I roll with those moments too. From the “wipe a tear” moments that pull on your heart, to the belly laughs with an old friend, I strive to capture the candid and the unplanned.
As a Knoxville, Tennessee based wedding photographer, I love this area I get to call home. I’m immersed in its beauty every day and because of that, I am especially perceptive of many of the natural elements. It is important for me to meet and to learn about you as a couple during the planning process. This allows me to know a little more about your individual personalities. When it comes to your special day, I combine this knowledge with my love of Eastern Tennessee’s natural beauty, to capture the ultimate wedding photography.
I specialize in natural light, documentary-style photography. If I sound like the type of photographer you’d like for your wedding, contact me. The sooner I know your date, the sooner I can check my availability.
Your wedding is a lifetime event. Heartland Meadows makes it possible to save money by providing a treasure barn full of decorations and allowing you valuable time to use them. By saving money with decorations, you can invest in a quality photographer. Your wedding photography is a tangible piece that lasts long past your special day. Let me capture those very special moments of your wedding day by reaching out today.