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Mabry-Hazen House in Knoxville, Tennessee

Mabry-Hazen House Venue in Knoxville

The historic Mabry-Hazen House is a historic property located at the top of Mabry Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was built in the late 19th century and features a beautiful garden perfect for a wedding ceremony. The stately Italianate-style home has served many purposes since it was built.

It was once owned by Knoxville’s first mayor and later became a private residence, but today it’s open to the public for tours. The is even a museum that many guests can enjoy.

If you’re looking for a wedding venue to make your day perfect, look no further than the Mabry-Hazen House. This gorgeous home has stood in downtown Knoxville for over 100 years and is ideal for intimate weddings or family/engagement photos.

The Mabry-Hazen House is located just minutes from downtown Knoxville, so you can feel confident that your guests will be able to park close by and get to the ceremony on time. The historic home has been restored to its original grandeur, with a modern twist and a perfect blend of old and new, making this location stand out among other venues.

The house boasts several rooms perfect for hosting an intimate ceremony or reception, including the parlor, dining room, library, and kitchen, all of which are beautifully decorated with antiques and art pieces.

Gazebo at Mabry-Hazen House Wedding Venue

Beautiful Setting

The property is situated on the highest hill with breathtaking views of Knoxville and the Tennessee River. On a clear day, you can see the tops of mountains from The Great Smoky Mountains. The house has been built to look like an Italian villa, with white stucco walls and arches. The stunning location makes for a timeless backdrop for your wedding photoshoot or engagement photos.

Plenty of Rooms to Use for Bridal Party and Getting Ready

The inn has many different rooms and even a guest house that can be used for your wedding party and getting ready. The inn has three ballrooms that can be used for receptions and other spaces, such as family rooms and meeting rooms that are perfect for smaller events like rehearsal dinners or bridal showers. If needed, there is also a mezzanine level in one of the ballrooms where you could host small cocktail hour events or other activities before the big day arrives.

It’s Sweet and Rustic

The Mabry-Hazen House has been featured on HGTV’s “Greatest Home Shows,” so you know it’s gorgeous inside and out. You’ll love spending time in this historic home, with its big windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and stained glass windows, and also enjoy having guests relax outdoors on the wraparound porch or shaded porches under gazebos. The outdoor areas feature fire pits for roasting marshmallows during cocktail hour or lighting candles at night as part of your romantic ceremony.

Mabry-Hazen House Outdoor Venue in Knoxville

The Venue Offers Plenty of Space

The Mabry-Hazen House Mabry Hill has plenty of space for your wedding reception with its large ballroom, which seats up to 200 guests. There are also two smaller rooms available for smaller gatherings. The ballroom can be divided into three different areas. One area can hold 100 guests, one that holds 50 guests, and one that holds 20 guests. The property is also used as an outdoor venue.

You can also book the entire building or the ballroom if you’d prefer to have separate events happening at different times. Don’t forget about the guest house, which offers the perfect place for getting-ready photos.

Close Proximity to Other Attractions

The house is just a few blocks from downtown Knoxville and the University of Tennessee. So you can walk to everything you want to do on your wedding day. It’s also close to several hotels and restaurants. Therefore, if you need accommodations after your ceremony, it’ll be a quick trip over the river or down the street.

The historic Mabry-Hazen House also has easy access to many other attractions, including the Tennessee Aquarium and Gateway Park, Downtown Knoxville, and its many shops and restaurants. This means you’ll be able to walk from the house to these other destinations easily. Your guests can explore Knoxville throughout your wedding weekend. If you’d like, you can even have a few events at each location so that all of your loved ones have something fun to do during their stay in Tennessee.

The Mabry-Hazen House is also located just east of The Rotary Club. The outdoor venue offers more than 60 acres of outdoor space for outdoor ceremonies or receptions. Guests can take advantage of this beautiful property by enjoying lunch at one of two picnic areas on-site. Or taking advantage of its indoor facilities for receptions or meetings.

Mabry-Hazen House Venue in Tennessee

Elegant But Not Overwhelming

The Mabry-Hazen House is a beautiful venue with an elegant feel. The building is full of character and history, though it is never overwhelming. It is always a pleasure to walk through the halls and into one of the many different rooms. The house has several rooms available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, but each room has a unique charm that makes it stand out from the others. Some are more formal, while others are more casual, but all are perfect for your wedding day. 

The building has been in use since 1848, so it’s not just new construction either. There is something about seeing an old house that gives it an extraordinary feeling, and this venue arouses the feeling. It is also excellent for an outdoor wedding, as the property has several different gardens. The gardens are beautiful, and they make the perfect backdrop for photographs.

Available At an Affordable Price

The cost of an outdoor event is often higher than indoor events. The Mabry-Hazen House has a variety of packages that will meet your budget without sacrificing quality or service.

Mabry-Hazen House also makes a perfect venue for intimate weddings or family or engagement photos. With plenty of gorgeous views, this place is meant for your memories with friends.

Erin Morrison Photography Will Help With All Your Photography Needs

You can’t have a wedding without photographs and don’t want to leave your wedding day up to chance. If you’re holding an event at Mabry-Hazen House, Erin Morrison Photography is available to take your photos.

I’m a Knoxville wedding photographer who can capture your new memories. My style is classic, but I’m willing to experiment with new ideas. I understand the importance of capturing moments that will last forever, so you can be sure your wedding photos will be accurate. For additional information about your Mabry-Hazen House wedding, occasion, or family shoot, contact me today. 


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