Chattanooga, TN 37405
Too many people usually, but if you're just having a small ceremony with a few friends early in the morning it's great!
Great view of the river. Beautiful place.
Great place to have a wedding, but be careful when you shedule! Sometimes they overbook. Bad times.
The Greenway is beautiful though, and would be a perfect place to have a wedding.
Chattanooga, TN 37414
The Meeting Company is great to use because they have great prices and do everything for you. They are very helpful and also send a couple of people to your event to make sure everything goes smoothly. We asked them for a lot, and they did everything and MORE. Really awesome people who went out of their way to help and make our day special. It felt like we were friends with them by the end. I think one of them was crying during the ceremony, too, so I think they liked us as well!! If you like friendly people who know what they're doing, you won't be sorry you called them.
Oak Ridge, 37830
This place is where I got our wedding bands. They did a great job doing exactly what we wanted for a great price. They even resized a band at the last minute and didn't charge us extra at all! They were also friendly and nice and told you exactly what was going on and didn't try to pressure you into something you didn't want. They really listened and were helpful. They made me want to come back even though I don't wear any other jewelry!
Why rent a tux? A guy looks great in a great suit. I got mine at express and everyone thought it looked great. Just have your groom and groomsmen buy black suits and arrange to have them all wear the same shirt or vest and tie. It will look great, and they will have a suit forever instead of a stupid rented tux that never really fits right and lots of things can go wrong like getting the wrong size and everyone looks awful. Have them buy nice suits and they'll look great AND love you for it!
Chattanooga, TN 37405
A little on the expensive side, but they make great seasonal organic fruit trays that make for a good looking dessert table. They give it to you on those black plastic trays (with the clear lids that snap on) so if that's not fancy enough for you, you'll want to plan on rearranging it on your own platter or something. However, if you have a dark table, no one will notice anyway!
I don't know if she would do this for just anyone, but the owner of the coffee shop makes GREAT cakes. Not traditional wedding cakes, but for a grooms cake or just extra dessert (I'm sorry, but "real" wedding cakes are NEVER good) it would be perfect. The chocolate chocolate is the best. Highly recommended.
Their coffee is great. I love coffee, so just regular coffee wasn't good enough for us. The downside is you have to pick it up. Also, they give it to you in those cardboard containers (unless they have enough of the metal ones to loan you), so if you're having a really fancy wedding you might not like that. You could always put it in something else, though, if you rented something to put it in or had your staff put it in carafs and pout it or something.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Extremely cheap and GREAT food. I can't think of a better place if you like Italian food. Since they're not a traditional caterer, though (it's a restaurant), they don't do anything really fancy, so if you wanted that you'd have to arrange it separately. You can't beat the food OR the price, though.
The Gallery was a great, non-traditional place to have a wedding ceremony, but it would make a nice reception place as well. The people were very helpful and everything went perfectly. There is an upstairs as well, so you can use that for the party too or just as a place to relax and get dressed for the wedding party. Check the place out and make sure you like their current exhibit, though. That might affect your decision.