Swann Plantation is a dream wedding venue for many reasons. For one, the setting is suitable for elegant or rustic weddings. Secondly, there are a total of 10 event spaces throughout the property. If you’re searching for a wedding venue with a backdrop that captures the best of Eastern Tennessee, then Swann Plantation is for you. As a Knoxville Wedding Photographer, I delight in the natural beauty this venue provides for capturing a couple’s special day.
Swann Plantation is located in Sevierville, Tennessee, just 30 miles from Knoxville. This estate includes a two-story mansion that sits along a hilltop overlooking the Little Pigeon River. With more than 50 acres, Swann Plantation is steeped in history, from the buildings to the 100-year-old oak trees. Dating to 1860, this historic site can accommodate weddings up to 500 guests. It is also a popular choice for small weddings.
The spacious lawn in the large Arena is a great option for outdoor ceremonies. Smaller, more intimate weddings often take place in the nearby cottage house. Other buildings and features of the estate include:
- A milk parlor
- A dairy barn
- A large horse barn
- A smokehouse
- A large deck with outdoor lighting, perfect for dancing
- Fire pits
- Walking trails
With only one event scheduled at a time, couples have full access to the entire site to decorate and prepare for their ceremony and celebration. Whether you decorate for an elegant theme or one more rustic in nature, the site itself radiates an ambiance of romance through its historic grounds and buildings. You can’t help but think of others who started their own marriage journey at the very same site, more than 100 years ago.
Swann Plantation is a wedding photographer’s dream due to it’s very setting. It is an especially beautiful venue that creates a natural backdrop that compliments any style of wedding—elegant or rustic. If an Eastern Tennessee wedding is among your plans, then plan a visit to Swann Plantation today.
Two Special Features
Swann Plantation goes above and beyond in offering services to make your day extra special. Two special features of this venue are the horse-drawn carriage and the white dove release—talk about romance! A horse-drawn carriage ride and the release of white doves result in special moments that make your day especially memorable.
I love photographing couples as they enjoy the horse-drawn carriage ride. For me, it’s not about the horse or the carriage—it’s more about the experience. Same with the dove release; the expressions and the symbolism are the focus more so than the doves themselves.
Your wedding day is your one special moment in time. Swann Plantation has everything you need to make it incredibly memorable, and I provide the photography skills required to capture those moments forever.
The site is so versatile that you can have everything from your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception there and still make each event unique. The possibilities are, in fact, almost endless. In addition to the 10 locations, Swann Plantation offers the following services:
- An in-house bar
- Bridal suite
- Outside vendors
- Plenty of parking
- Wheelchair accessibility
Swann Plantation is even pet-friendly, allowing you to include your four-legged family members in your special day. Pets make for interesting—and fun—wedding photography. Unpredictable, pets contribute to the spontaneous yet real photography that is the focus and style of my photography. My goal is to remain low-key in such a way that you forget I’m even there! Couples not thinking about the camera is the best way for me to actually use it. You are more relaxed and real when not focusing on the lens but rather on one another.
Destination Wedding Venue
Whether you live in Eastern Tennessee or in some other state, Swann Plantation is a dream destination wedding venue. It is conveniently located next to the Sevierville Golf Course, something sure to attract your guests. Encourage out-of-town guests to plan extra days to explore the many attractions in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Check with area hotels and other large lodging facilities about group rates for your wedding. Many hotels will offer a block of rooms at a group rate, making it easier for friends and family to save money and make plans.
For additional information about what to see and do in the area, visit the Sevierville, Tennessee tourism website. There’s great information about dining, shopping, and much, much more. Invite your guests to come for the love and stay for the beauty that is Eastern Tennessee.
Erin Morrison Photography
Based in Knoxville, Eastern Tennessee is my home. I have photographed more than 100 weddings throughout the region. I am especially proud to be one of a few photographers allowed to photograph in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The beauty of the area is almost mesmerizing—it is a magical place to marry and a popular destination wedding location.
Historic places like Swann Plantation tell a story. This story is not told as much as it is felt. As a wedding photographer, I specialize in storytelling with a documentary-style, natural light approach. There are no pre-planned or staged photos, instead, there are the candid moments that reflect the love and laughter of the day.
A spontaneous laugh with a friend, a kiss on the cheek from your grandmother, and the endearing way you look at the one you exchange vows with is what I aim to capture. Those are the moments that are authentic and that results in photography you’ll treasure forever.
I’m always honored when chosen as a wedding photographer. The importance of your special day is important to me too. It is indeed a lifetime event that requires a professional photographer, skilled in storytelling. If I sound like the kind of photographer you’d like to work with, contact me. Let’s chat soon regarding your plans and my availability.
There’s no better investment in your wedding day than a professional photographer and there’s no venue more versatile than Swann Plantation. Secure your first choice of a wedding date by reaching out to me—and to this beautiful Tennessee venue—today.