Weaver’s Room at the Old Woolen Mill: A Historic Setting for a Modern Wedding
If you are seeking a unique venue for your wedding that evokes a feeling of history, yet serves as a modern, welcoming space then Weaver’s Room at The Old Woolen Mill is it. Near The Great Smokies this Cleveland, Tennessee wedding venue is an excellent choice. Once the heart of a Victorian Era clothing factory, the room offers an attractive space that could serve well as the setting for your wedding celebration.
The Mystique of History Combined With Modern Design
Exposed wooden post and beam construction, attractive modern lighting, make this a great setting. Vintage industrial features and green space combine to make this an impressive place to hold special events. An ivy-draped outdoor courtyard provides an attractive open-air location for warm-weather wedding ceremonies. Take a 360-degree tour of the site here.
A Restoration Project that Produced a Perfect Wedding Venue
From its beginnings as part of an industrial complex, Weaver’s Room’s renovation is an architectural Cinderella story. Here is a snapshot of the origin and transformation of this building which today serves as an attractive stage for elegant weddings.
The Building’s Initial Construction
In 1890, immigrants were pouring into the United States. They were seeking a better life than the one they left and aspiring to fill jobs in factories throughout the country. That was the year the Cleveland Woolen Mill was formed. A brick building was constructed to hold the raw wool from local farms. This wool would be woven into the cloth and used to construct fine clothing for worldwide distribution.
In the 1970s the clothing factory moved to a new facility, leaving the old site vacant. This property’s condition declined until the late 1990s when Dr. Ronald Coleman was inspired to revitalize the Cleveland Landmark.
The original brick building, built in 1890, was Weaver’s Room, now appropriately enhanced to shelter various celebrations, including weddings. The restored room is a tribute to the industrious spirit of those who shaped Southern industry.
The Makeover Project
Mr. Coleman was inspired by similar mills in the South. These mills had been skillfully restored and adapted for a variety of uses. He and his team worked diligently for a number of years to restore and design The Old Woolen Mill property. Some of their planned purposes became Weaver’s Room event site, apartments, offices, an outdoor music venue.
Following more than a decade of renovation, the unprecedented, artistically designed site is once again bustling. This time it’s bustling with celebrations and wedding ceremonies. Formal dinners, proms, weddings, and receptions are frequently held at Weaver’s Room facility. – Events that evoke the style and spirit of celebration in the 21st century.
Cost to Book The Weaver’s Room at The Old Woolen Mill
Weaver’s Room is on the lower level of the restored area of The Old Woolen Mill facility. The spacious setting can comfortably hold groups of up to 225 persons.
Saturday rental cost is $250. per hour or $2000. for the entire day (from 8 am to 11 pm).
Friday or Sunday fees are $200. per hour or $1600. for the entire day (from 8 am to 11 pm).
If you would like the room Monday-Thursday the cost would be $150. per hour or $1200. for the entire day (from 8 am to 11 pm).
A four-hour minimum rental is required. The hours booked must include sufficient time to set up for the event, disassemble and clean up following its conclusion.
Other Site Amenities That Receive Rave Reviews
- A friendly staff is available to help with your event and to answer any questions.
- The facility is air-conditioned and immaculate.
- Reviewers of Weaver’s Room mention stunning wedding pictures. Thanks to the dramatic brickwork and spectacularly styled and arranged lighting at the site.
Wedding Styles that Suit Weaver’s Room and the Region
Whether your wedding theme favors the rustic or the elegant, this event space will be perfect. The spirit of the Smokies is reflected in the raw yet sophisticated mix of artistry with wood and light that comprises the interior of this popular event venue.
With the Great Smoky Mountain National Park nearby, honeymoon settings abound. No matter whether you hope to laze all day in luxury or hike the trails of the park and watch wildlife, you’ll find what you want in the cities and rural regions amid the mystical setting of the Smokies.
The Cleveland Tennessee Area – a Perfect Setting for a Destination Wedding
Dreaming of a dramatic wedding away from home?
A retreat with family and friends capped by a honeymoon in a region rich with natural beauty? The perfect escape from the everyday – at a pivotal point in your lifetime? This could be the place.
Depending upon the season, you may choose to:
- Visit a winery, festival or cruise-in.
- Enjoy fishing, water sports or simply relaxing in a city park.
- Explore the Great Smoky Mountains by car, bike or on foot.
- See a wonderful selection of historic buildings, Civil War or Cherokee heritage sites.
Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find a warm welcome when you book your honeymoon stay at one of the area’s hotels. Or at a cabin or campground.
Cleveland Tennessee and the nearby area could serve as a wonderful setting for your destination wedding. You and your guests will find great places to stay, dine and visit before and after the wedding. Whether you love the adventure of hiking trails, prefer to explore our nation’s heritage, or experience the charm of Southern culture, you’ll have an enjoyable time in the Cleveland, Tennessee region.
If you enjoy the romance of history, the allure of artistic architecture, creatively re-purposed buildings, proximity to the gorgeous natural setting of The Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll love having your wedding and reception at Weaver’s Room at The Old Woolen Mill in Cleveland, Tennessee. Don’t forget to book the site well in advance of your nuptial date.
Weaver’s Room provides an excellent backdrop for quality wedding photography sessions. Erin Morrison Photography will be happy to record the magic moments of your ceremony and reception in this rustic yet elegant setting.