There are two things every wedding needs: the perfect location and the perfect wedding hashtag. Although I might not be able to help you with the hashtags, I can definitely help you with the location. Couples looking for a stunning spot just 25 minutes outside of Knoxville should take a peek at Marblegate Farm. This farm wedding venue is one of Tennessee’s most beautiful places to get married. Interested in learning more? Read on to learn all about Marblegate Farm and what it has to offer you for your special day! And then maybe we can brainstorm some wedding hashtags!
According to Marblegate Farm legend, a train derailed over 70 years ago while it was carrying large blocks of marble throughout Eastern Tennessee. As the marble was left where it fell, it became a part of the natural landscape until new owners purchased the area in 1996. These new owners used raw marble to create the stone pillars at Marblegate’s entrance. They allowed the rest to dot the surface by the waterfront. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that boasts a little Tennessee history and a lot of modern charm, Marblegate might just be the perfect choice for you.
Marblegate Farm is located on its own private peninsula in East Tennessee. Yes, you read that right: the estate is located on a lush, green 250-acre farm surrounded on three sides by the gleaming blue water of Fort Loudon Lake. Getting to Marblegate is easy. Simply drive to Friendsville, TN (a 25-minute drive from nearby Knoxville), and enjoy the parking included in your wedding package. Let Marblegate take care of the rest.
If you’ve ever dreamed about getting married in the midst of some of Tennessee’s most spectacular natural beauty, then the waterfront might just be for you. Say “I do” in front of as many guests as you can invite as you watch the sun gleam off of the private lake, with picturesque trees clustered in the distance. Feeling adventurous? The property has a rowboat that you can use for intimate, just-married photographs. And truly risk-taking couples can have their photographer grab a once-in-a-lifetime photo of their mid-air leap into the water.
What’s more, with the capability to set up tables on the dock itself, you can even enjoy an intimate sunset dinner with your loved ones after you tie the knot. If you’re looking for a way to take advantage of the stunning beauty of Marblegate Farm on your wedding day, the waterfront is the place to start.
If you’d rather start the rest of your life together under a grove of beautiful trees, check out the gardens at Marblegate Farm. There Is a variety of settings for you to use for pictures before or after the ceremony. From willow trees with gently arching branches to majestic, decades-old trees strewn with the fabric of your choice, the gardens are an ideal place to explore and customize. Best of all? They’re even located next to a stable. This makes the gardens the perfect site for a photo op for any horse-loving brides or grooms.
Marblegate Hall is the perfect spot for an indoor wedding. With over 7,000 square feet of space, the Hall boasts a stone fireplace, soaring ceilings, and space for up to 300 guests. If the weather is nice, consider using Marblegate’s enormous patio tent. Or ending your evening with some low-key time spent around the outdoor fire pit. And if you are a bride planning a winter wedding, you will definitely love the warmth and comfort of The Hall.
Imagine getting to relax in a historic farmhouse overlooking a lake the morning before your wedding. Sounds pretty idyllic, huh? It’s also totally possible with the bridal suites at the Farmhouse. Get dressed and ready for one of the biggest days of your life with your bridesmaids or wedding party. Then, spend some quality time with them sipping a cocktail on one of the porch’s rocking chairs. At Marblegate Farm, you don’t have to pick and choose: every part of your wedding day can be beautiful.
For a truly rustic wedding, treat yourself and your guests to a beautiful celebration inside Marblegate’s historic barn. With an enormous vaulted ceiling and the capability to adorn the room with hundreds of string lights, you’re guaranteed to end up with the magical, rustic-chic farm wedding of your dreams.
When it comes to your wedding at Marblegate Farm, anything goes. Their staff is willing to work with you to make sure that your day is special. And because they only schedule one wedding per day (Friday through Sunday), you can enjoy as much of the grounds as you’d like.
Some of the perks included with your wedding at Marblegate Farm include:
- Access to two bridal suites
- Use of 200 ceremony chairs, 28 tables, and 200 reception chairs
- Setup and breakdown
- Use of cake table, ceremony altarpiece, and more
- Event staff, parking attendants, venue coordinator, and security for the day
- Exclusive use of the property, including Marblegate Hall and all outdoor spaces
Have you dreamed of getting married in a beautiful indoor setting in front of an old stone fireplace draped with flowers? What about on a lush, sloping lawn gently dipping to meet the waters of a clear blue lake? Or beneath long branches in the shade of a sprawling, majestic tree? No matter how you picture your future wedding, Marblegate Farm is capable of making your dream come true. With both beautiful outdoor settings and stunning indoor ones, there’s no wrong way to say “I do” at Marblegate Farm.
Marblegate farm is not only a fabulous place for a wedding, but it is also a great place for your engagement session. If there is ever a time to dress up, this is honestly the time. Being engaged is a literal blip on the radar of your life, and celebrating your love and joy as a soon-to-be bride is a must. This farm venue provides so many opportunities for picture-perfect moments and scheduling a visit for fun engagement photos should definitely be on the calendar.
Knoxville Wedding Photographer
If you’re going to get married beside the crystal-clear water of a lake or in a sun-drenched garden, you need a Knoxville Wedding Photographer who can capture it all. I am a wedding photographer who’s been photographing the special days of brides and grooms for more than eight years. I have the experience and skill needed to capture your special moments — inside, outside, or anywhere in between.
Don’t leave the documentation of your wedding day up to chance. Go with a photographer who can deliver photos you’ll spend the rest of your lives admiring. Interested in Marblegate Farm wedding photography? Take a look at my portfolio and don’t hesitate to contact me and get booked on my calendar. Let’s get started on planning the memories for your love story.