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The Barn Event Center of the Smokies

The Barn Event Center of the Smokies

Picture yourself marrying in Tennessee amidst the Smoky Mountains and its natural beauty. The Barn Event Center of the Smokies might be a great choice for couples looking for a rustic venue spot with beautiful gardens.

No matter what kind of wedding you have, you can say your vows and dance the night away at The Barn. This venue has indoor and outdoor event space, so you can utilize both or pick one—whatever suits your needs.

Of course, you want a wedding venue that photographs well. So luckily, there’s no better place to create memories and beautiful photographs than The Barn. I love a romantic, airy, rustic, and unique venue located in the state of Tennessee. The Barn achieves all these things, so here are some things you should know about the wedding venue space, quality, and atmosphere at The Barn.

Townsend, TN wedding venue

The Setting

The Barn is located conveniently, just a few miles from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. So, the venue’ location is easy to get to, and it’s beautiful, of course. Beyond being known for its cantilever barn (which means it is like a “floating” barn), the venue is known for its award-winning gardens.

You might be curious to learn more about what it means for a barn to “float.” Well, at The Barn, the barn is a gorgeous building with rustic wood and large windows. But instead of the building meeting the ground on all sides, a portion of the top of the barn hovers freely. Underneath the “floating” section of the barn is an incredible patio. This is the perfect place for your guests to drink a cocktail or mingle with each other.

Now, as for the gardens, you’ll find an array of gorgeous plants outside, regardless of season. There’s also a mill that stands right beside a rustic-looking wooden fence. As you might predict, this is a unique venue that will ensure you get some unique photographs. We could line the wedding party against the fence or by the mill. Together, we can create stunning family photographs displayed for years to come. Great pictures can be taken inside The Barn or in the gardens outside.

At large, the venue is surrounded by miles of gorgeous woodlands. Arches are covered with plants on the venue’s grounds. There’s almost always incredible natural sunlight, especially during golden hour and around midday. But even on dreary days, the venue makes for a romantic and dramatic photo site. You can’t go wrong with The Barn!

Barn Event Center at the Foothills of the Smokies

The Amenities

There’s more to a wedding than just the ceremony and reception site. You must be confident that your venue provides all the professional amenities for a luxurious wedding. You’ll be making memories while getting ready for the big day and in the evening, after the wedding. So, you want to make sure you have the facilities you need. At The Barn, there are plenty of incredible amenities, like these:

  • Cantilever Barn is both nostalgic, discreetly modern, and Appalachian at its core.
  • The venue is full-service, and you can customize your venue as you’d like.
  • There is the option to utilize onsite catering services, incorporate banquet accommodations, include a built-in stage for performers, put up a dance floor, and more.
  • Transportable projector and special effect lighting (like twinkle lights) are available.
  • The site is fully accessible to disabled visitors.
  • China, linens, silver, and more are available for use.
  • The luxurious bridal suite makes getting ready for the big day with your bridesmaids is easy.
  • Tours are available for prospective couples. On tour, you can discuss personal customizations regarding things like rental services, rental fees, food, rehearsal dinners, table décor, and bar services so that the venue can meet the needs of your wedding (if they haven’t already).

The Peaceful Side of Townsend, TN

You’ll find tranquility, peace, and joy in Townsend, TN. We can rarely slow down and appreciate the little things in this fast-paced world. However, when you get married in Townsend, you’ll find that things will slow down a little bit. You’ll find peace, take a deep breath, and enjoy the world around you.

Townsend offers couples a magical setting to exchange vows. The area is teeming with various stunning wedding venues catering to various styles and preferences. From rustic mountain cabins to elegant ballrooms with breathtaking mountain views, there’s no shortage of options to create a dream wedding.

Aside from these remarkable venues, Townsend and the surrounding Smokies offer many activities for wedding guests, from hiking scenic trails to exploring cascading waterfalls. If you’re considering a wedding in this town gem, check out more info on The Barn Event Center of the Smokies. Or the numerous other venues, ensuring that your special day is nothing short of extraordinary.

Townsend, Tennessee Wedding Venue

The Great Smoky Mountains

Stradling the North Carolina and Tennessee border is The Great Smoky Mountains. This mountain range reaches around 6,643 feet in height. Because of the mountains, the skyline in Townsend is gorgeous. Unsurprisingly, planning a wedding near The Great Smoky Mountains makes great photographs. What’s better than having wedding photographs with the mountains visible in the distance? Not much.

Of course, getting married near the mountains is also great for guests. After traveling to your wedding, they can explore the natural beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains. The park is the national park that is visited the most. Wildflowers, historic structures and buildings, wildlife, and miles and miles of forests exist. Don’t settle for a wedding spot that’s less historic and beautiful than The Barn Event Center of the Smokies.

Trust Erin Morrison Photography with Your Big Day

Your future begins the day you tie the knot. The Barn Event Center of the Smokies is an absolutely beautiful venue. Likewise, I’m committed to creating wedding photographs that turn out beautifully. Amazing things happen for those who getting married near the Great Smoky Mountains. So, if you’re looking for a photographer to document your wedding at The Barn, I’d be honored to help. For more information about booking Erin Morrison Photography and a list of my prices and available dates, contact me.


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