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Wedding at gazebo and Whitestone Country Inn

Whitestone Inn

The Whitestone Country Inn is often called the “Sanctuary for the Soul,” and you’ll quickly see why. This East Tennessee lakefront location will blow you away if you’re still searching for a quiet, intimate wedding venue. Whether you’re eloping or planning a bigger wedding, the Whitestone Country Inn can check off every mark on your wish list. Situated on 360 private acres along the shores of Watts Bar Lake, this quaint bed and breakfast is the most beautiful country backdrop for your big day. From the romantic facilities to the attentive staff, you can relax knowing that every moment of your wedding day will truly be one to remember.

Unbeatable Location

Did you know that East Tennessee is the second-largest wedding capital in the eastern United States? (Vegas takes the number one spot). Location plays a huge role since half of the US population lives within a day’s drive of the Whitestone Country Inn. It’s a great spot for out-of-town families to travel to for weddings and couples to stay on honeymoon. Destination weddings, elopements, and getaways have been increasingly popular at Whitestone due to the incredibly neutral location.

Cozy Guest Rooms & Suites

If you have family or friends coming in from out of town, they can find a quiet and welcoming retreat here at Whitestone Inn. The gorgeous New England exterior vibes give a cozy village feel to the property. Each of the 22 rooms available is beautifully decorated and extremely unique. Each room has a luxurious whirlpool tub, WiFi, comfortable beds, and a delectable country breakfast in the Farmhouse restaurant. Guests will also enjoy incredible views of the Lake, Meadows, Cumberland, and Smoky Mountains. Intimate fireplaces, fresh air, and a romantic atmosphere will have your guests smiling from ear to ear.

floral centerpiece on table at Whitestone Country Inn
INSPIRATION: Watts Bar Lake Styled Shoot

Romantic Venue Options

The Chapel

Sitting on the highest hill of the estate, you will find The Chapel of the Good Shepherd. The perfect place where you can exchange your “I do’s”. The stunning Chapel features vaulted ceilings, open-style beams, a cypress wood interior, and stained glass windows. It’s the best of both worlds as you will feel the familiar “old world” ambiance. Yet, it’s equipped with modern technology.

Courtyard & Gazebo

Outside the Chapel, you’ll find a heart-shaped marble courtyard complete with the Courtyard Gazebo gazing over the lake. Surrounding the Courtyard Gazebo are gorgeous gas-lit lanterns (a photographer’s dream!). It’s the perfect spot for outdoor weddings.

Lion & Lamb Banquet Hall

The Lion and the Lamb formal dining room can accommodate up to 200 guests. Downstairs are dressing rooms for the bride, groom, and bridal parties. Plus, there’s a family parlor for loved ones to relax in. The courtyard, Chapel, and reception area are perfect for outdoor/indoor weddings and receptions.

Farmhouse Gazebo

The Farmhouse Gazebo can handle guest lists of up to 50 people for smaller weddings. It’s terrific for outdoor-covered weddings or receptions. The scenery surrounding the gazebo includes grassy meadows, mesmerizing lake views, and towering oak and maple trees. All of these places make for picture-perfect photos!

Certified Wedding Planners

The Whitestone Country Inn has experienced and certified wedding planners on staff. They have over 1,000 weddings and elopements under their belts. They will listen, plan, and execute every detail of your dream wedding day. This will give you more time to de-stress and be carefree as your magical day approaches. Their wedding planners also have great relationships with local vendors. This is helpful if you have a specific outside vendor you wish to use. The team is wonderful at helping you avoid unnecessary costs while putting all of your unique touches on your special day.

Bride and Groom Photos at Whitestone Inn Wedding

All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

The venue’s all-inclusive wedding packages offer exceptional services for a very reasonable value.

Silver Wedding Package

Enjoy your choice of the Chapel or Courtyard Gazebo for your wedding ceremony, dressing rooms for the entire wedding party, parlor area for family/wedding party, Lion & Lamb Banquet Hall for the Reception, indoor/outdoor venue for Rehearsal dinner, Chapel decorations, a wedding planner, use of Whitestone Inn grounds for engagement & Bridal photographs, and elegant suites.

Gold Wedding Package

The Silver Wedding Package includes a horse-drawn carriage ride, audio technician, snack basket for the bridal dressing room, and a parking lot attendant.

Platinum Wedding Package

Everything is included in the Gold Wedding Package, plus – a snack basket for the groom’s dressing room; chair covers with sashes for the reception, and custom wedding favors.

A La Carte Items

They also offer a la carte items that can be individually added to any wedding package:

  • Audio Technician, Keyboard Musician, Other Musicians, Parking Attendant, Horse Drawn Carriage Ride, Minister, Assistant Wedding Planner, Additional Reception Time, Wedding Cape & Muff Rental, Cake Stand Rental, Centerpiece or Vase Rental, Votive Candle Holders with/without candles, Personalized Table Runner, Wedding Basket for Bride & Groom, Welcome Baskets for Overnight Guests, Custom Linen Rentals, Setup Service, Candy Table, Chocolate Table, and Custom Wedding Favors.

For pricing or more information regarding packages, contact The Whitestone Country Inn. They also have great elopement packages!

Delicious In-House Catering

The Whitestone Country Inn’s in-house catering service is fully customizable. Whitestone Country Inn will make it happen whether you prefer a fancy sit-down dinner or a low-key outdoor barbeque. Their culinary staff can also tailor your menu around yourself and guest preferences, including gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, vegan, kosher, organic, or vegetarian options. 

Bride and groom standing at end of aisle during Watts Bar Lake Ceremony
INSPIRATION: Watts Bar Lake Styled Shoot

Intimate Weddings at The Whitestone Country Inn

With everything this amazing venue has to offer, I’m sure you can see why! Whitestone Country Inn was voted one of the ten most romantic inns in America by America’s Historic Inn. The lakefront view itself is enough to transport you and your wedding guests into stress-free bliss. If you’re still having trouble deciding on an intimate venue, explore the Whitestone Country Inn as an option. You won’t want to look anywhere else between the romantic atmosphere, natural beauty, and picture-perfect backdrops!

Erin Morrison Photography

I love photographing the intimate, candid, and amazing memories of couples’ wedding days. You know, the photos that will make people shed happy tears, belly laugh, and joyfully reminisce. I’ll be in the background, capturing it all, from the candid shots on the dance floor to the gorgeous poses overlooking the lake.

Feel free to check out my portfolio to get a sense of my photography style! Contact me for more information if you think we’d be a great match.


Natural light + honest photographer for all humans.


Knoxville, Tennessee



Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm | S-S 12pm-5pm

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