The Benefits of Having a Local Wedding

The Benefits of Having a Local Wedding

The Benefits of Having a Local Wedding

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, but planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make is where to hold your wedding. While exotic destinations and picturesque venues may seem like the dreamy choice, choosing to have a local wedding can be just as magical – and may even be the better option for you. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of having a local wedding.

1. Convenience and Accessibility

Choosing a local wedding means you and your guests don’t have to travel far to attend your big day. You won’t have to worry about booking flights, arranging transportation from the airport, or finding accommodation. You can also use local vendors and familiar suppliers, making planning much simpler and less stressful. In addition, if any emergencies arise, you’ll have quick access to familiar resources, which is invaluable at such a time.

2. Saving

One reason why local weddings are becoming increasingly popular is that they’re often more affordable. Venues usually charge less if they’re close to your home, as there are no additional travel or delivery costs for their staff. You may also save money on decor, entertainment, catering, and other services. You can even spend your saved funds on upgrading other parts of your wedding day!

3. Supporting Local Businesses

Having a local wedding also supports local business owners, which helps to boost the local economy. Many local vendors will offer discounts and deals, and you can be sure that the money spent in your community will stay there and help support the neighborhood you call home. This is a great way to give back to the community that has supported you.

4. Personalization

You will have the freedom to personalize your wedding when it’s local. You can highlight the meaningful sites, add local cuisine to the menu, or use local customs and traditions. Instead of an impersonal hotel ballroom, you can opt to use your family’s backyard or a friend’s garden. You can also limit the number of guests, ensuring that you can enjoy the day with everyone you love without the stress of seating and feeding a huge crowd. The personalization possibilities are endless when it’s a local wedding.

5. Lasting Memories

One of the greatest advantages of having a local wedding is that the memories will be much more meaningful. Whether it’s the place where you grew up, the street where you got your first kiss, or the park where you walk your dog, holding your wedding day in your community will give you memories that will last a lifetime. In addition, you can revisit those places and relive those memories whenever you want.

As you can see, a local wedding is a beautiful and brilliant option that shouldn’t be overlooked. Convenient, affordable, and personalized, local weddings can help create lasting memories of a special day. And on top of it all, it offers the opportunity to support valued local businesses and give back to the community. So don’t hesitate to give a local wedding a chance, your big day might turn out to be even more memorable than you plan.

If you would like more information about Cedar Pond Farms on pricing or want to schedule a tour please fill out our inquiry form. You can find the inquiry form here

What to Know Before Planning Your Wedding

What to Know Before Planning Your Wedding

What to Know Before Planning Your Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding is one of the most exhilarating and exciting times in a couple’s life. However, it can also be stressful and overwhelming at times. From setting a budget to choosing the perfect venue, there are a lot of things to think about before you say ‘I do’. In this blog post, we will discuss some essential things you should know before you begin planning your wedding. From the guest list to the wedding dress, we’ve got you covered.

Establish Your Budget

Before you start picking out the perfect dress or searching for the ideal venue, you need to establish your wedding budget. You don’t want to spend too much money and start your married life in debt. Once you have a budget, stick to it. Plan your expenses carefully and prioritize what’s important to you and your partner.

Choose a Wedding Venue

Your wedding venue sets the tone for your special day; you want to find a location that is both beautiful and functional. Choose a spot that suits the style of your wedding; it could be a beach, garden or a chic urban hotel. Remember to factor in the cost of catering and taxes or other hidden expenses that may arise.

Cedar Pond Farms Wedding Venue

Create Your Guest List

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The guest list can be a tricky aspect of wedding planning. As a couple, you want to celebrate with everyone you love, but you also have to be realistic about what your venue can accommodate and your budget can afford. Remember: the guest list is not set in stone, and it’s okay to adjust it as needed.

Pick Your Wedding Dress and Tuxedo

As soon as you have your wedding date and venue, it’s time to start thinking about your dress and tuxedo. It’s essential to take your time and find the right design that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Consider your wedding theme, venue and season when choosing the style. Remember, your wedding dress is a significant investment, and it requires care and attention to detail.

Don’t Forget the Details

Although the big things like the venue and dress are essential, don’t forget about the little details that add to your wedding’s charm. From flowers to table settings and wedding favors, every detail counts. Personalize your wedding with unique touches that reflect you and your partner’s personalities. Don’t forget to hire a great wedding photographer and videographer to capture all the memories that will last a lifetime.

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences that you’ll ever have. Remember to create a budget that accommodates for the venue, the outfits, and the guests. By following these essential steps, you can turn your wedding dreams into a reality. Planning a wedding may seem daunting, but it’s also the perfect time to bond with your partner and create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Now, go ahead and plan the wedding of your dreams!

If you would like more information about Cedar Pond Farms on pricing or want to schedule a tour please fill out our inquiry form. You can find the inquiry form here

Tying the Knot on a Family Farm: Pros and Cons

Tying the Knot on a Family Farm: Pros and Cons

Tying the Knot on a Family Farm: Pros and Cons

If you’re dreaming of a rustic, intimate wedding, having your special day on a family farm might just be the perfect setting. From outdoor ceremonies surrounded by natural beauty to barn receptions with plenty of space for dancing, the possibilities are truly endless! But before you book that venue, let’s explore some of the pros and cons of having a wedding on a family farm.

Pros of Having Your Wedding at a Family Farm

Aesthetics & Ambiance:

There’s something so romantic about an outdoor ceremony surrounded by lush fields and rolling hills. Add in some mason jars filled with wildflowers as centerpieces and string lights hanging from the ceiling, and you have yourself a perfectly rustic celebration. Plus, it’s much easier to customize your wedding decorations when renting out an entire farm compared to smaller indoor venues where decorating options may be limited.

Cost Effective:

Weddings can get expensive quickly. But if you opt for an all-inclusive venue like a family farm, you can save money since most farms include tables and chairs in their rental fees. Plus, since most farms are located in rural areas away from large cities, they tend to charge less than other venues located in more populated areas.

Personalized Experience:

When hosting your wedding at a family farm, you can create an experience tailored to fit your vision—from handpicked menus to personalized touches like monogrammed napkins or custom cocktails! Plus, there’s no need for additional transportation for your guests because everyone can stay right on-site!

Cons of Having Your Wedding at a Family Farm

Restrictions & Regulations:

Although each state has different regulations regarding weddings held at farms (and other outdoor locations), it’s important to keep in mind that many family farms have certain restrictions that must be followed when planning your event. These rules often include noise restrictions after certain hours as well as limitations on alcohol consumption within certain areas of the property. So make sure to do your research ahead of time so there are no surprises down the line!

Weather Dependent:

As we all know too well, Mother Nature isn’t always cooperative—especially when it comes to outdoor events! Unfortunately, if your wedding is taking place at a family farm during the warmer months (or even during spring or fall!), windy weather or unexpected showers could put a damper on things—literally! So make sure that you have back-up plans in place (like tents or umbrellas) just in case.

A wedding at a family farm is definitely worth considering for those looking for an intimate yet unique celebration filled with natural beauty and cozy charm! While there are certainly some potential drawbacks—such as weather concerns or restrictions—with proper planning and preparation these issues can easily be addressed before they become major problems. So don’t let these potential pitfalls deter you from tying the knot on one of nature’s finest canvases! Fill out the inquiry form online at to get more information.

Valentine’s Day Farm Wedding

Valentine’s Day Farm Wedding

Valentine’s Day Farm Wedding

Annually, on February 14, we are surrounded by those we love, fresh flowers, hearts, chocolates, and notes of adoration. Why not include all of it in a wedding to celebrate? Since Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love, we can’t think of a more romantic way to celebrate than by getting married. Concerned that it would sound corny rather than romantic? Rethink that! We’re here to demonstrate that a Valentine’s Day wedding can be classy.

For inspiration for your big day, continue reading for 10 Valentine’s Day wedding ideas.

1. Wear A Pink Wedding Dress

Think of ditching the customary white wedding dress in favor of a pink dress; if you want more of a romantic style add lace, flower embellishments, or other romantic details.

2. Heart Shaped Accessories

A heart-shaped piece of jewelry is essential for a Valentine’s Day event. Wear earrings or a charm bracelet with heart-shaped diamonds if you feel like wearing something less flashy. Another metallic or bright accessory would be great for the rehearsal dinner or reception.

3. Valentine’s Day Invitations

The ideal method to create the right atmosphere for any party is with a well-designed invitation. Add a romantic touch to your Valentine’s Day theme with things like a crimson border, elegant calligraphy, or a unique heart-shaped image, or elegant calligraphy.

4. Flower Girl Dresses/Accessories

In order to make sure that your little ones can dress like their favorite princess along with you on your big day, consider dressing them in a style that feels fitting for such a big occasion. Have the flower girls wear dresses with lace, soft pink hues, or flower embellishments.

5. Romantic Decorations

Design the perfect Valentine’s Day wedding by incorporating hearts, shades of pink and red, lace, and flowers. Use these Valentine’s Day classics in your wedding decor and throughout the day to add unique touches. Consider having a floral-decorated truck bed that can serve as both a picture booth for the reception and a statement entry piece for the ceremony.

6. Bridal Party Wears Red

Dressing your girls in red or pink bridesmaid gowns can help them embrace the motif as well. Even dresses with heart prints are available. Allowing them to accessorize independently will prevent you from seeming overly coordinated.

7. Guest Book

The guest book is a great keepsake that will remind you of your wedding day for years to come. You can give this idea a romantic twist by asking guests to sign wooden hearts and storing them in a keepsake box.

8. Valentine’s Day Wedding Cake

An excellent bakery will have plenty of romantic cake options for you, both simple and extravagant. Make your wedding cake more festive by cutting tiny red hearts out of fondant. Add a cake topper of your choice to take it to the next level.

9. Heart Designed Desserts

Valentine’s Day may be included into your dessert bar by including delicious, love-themed delicacies all around your setup. Serve pink chocolate pretzels or heart-shaped, sparkly pink cookies. Additionally, they make for a wonderful favor that your visitors may take home as the evening draws to a close.

10. Decorate with Roses

A classic atmosphere and a profusion of flowers really scream romance. Roses are available in any color that matches your palette or you can stick with red for a classic look. Try having an all rose bouquet for that extra pop of romance.

Cedar Pond Farms is conveniently located near Knoxville, Morristown, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Book with us today to hold your spot for your special day.  Full-Service Weddings or DIY Weddings are both offered.

Versatile Destination Wedding Venue- Knoxville

Versatile Destination Wedding Venue- Knoxville

Versatile Destination Wedding Venue- Cedar Pond Farms

Choosing between an indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception space can be difficult for some couples. Ultimately, you want a venue that fits the vision you have for your wedding. If you can have the best of both worlds when it comes to indoor and outdoor events, why not? With Cedar Pond Farms’ versatility, you can accomplish this. When it comes to indoor-outdoor Tennessee wedding venues, Cedar Pond Farms can meet all of your needs!

You Can Have It All!

Finding a fantastic indoor-outdoor Knoxville wedding venue has the advantage that you do not have to choose between the two. Both are available to you. Choose from a variety of on-site locations at Cedar Pond Farms, all of which provide designs and chances for you to customize your ceremony and reception. For the little activities that make up your wedding day, select indoor or outdoor locations. You may also simply organize a mix of the two, with some events occurring inside and some outside.

There are built-in solutions in case of rain or bad weather, which is another benefit of selecting Cedar Pond Farms as the indoor-outdoor venue for your event. Whatever happens, there are always options at Cedar Pond Farms to change plans so that your event goes off without a hitch. Having such flexibility offers a priceless piece of mind.

Versatility Across The Board

A flexible venue space and configuration are only a part of what we have to offer. Cedar Pond Farms has thoughtfully created a property where everything you need or want is available. Do you plan on getting ready at the venue? The bridal party and groomsmen will be able to take advantage of exquisitely designed places created especially for that purpose. Cedar Pond Farms also provides on-site lodging. Giving you and your guests a place nearby to end the night. We have also set up catering kitchens, lounge areas, and a wide variety of amazing backdrops for your photos on our extensive property that you can use for your special day.

In summary, Cedar Pond Farms is the ideal location for a beautiful indoor-outdoor Knoxville wedding venue with all the facilities you could ask for. Set up a tour with our staff now and see for yourself. After all, when can you fantasize big, if not on your wedding day?

Cedar Pond Farms is conveniently located near Knoxville, Morristown, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Book with us today to hold your spot for your special day.  Full-Service Weddings or DIY Weddings are both offered.

Every Wedding Begins With A Closer Look

Every Wedding Begins With A Closer Look

Farm Wedding Venue 101 Taking a Closer Look

Everyone wants a wedding venue that accommodates their needs on their special day! Cedar Pond Farms prides itself in being a versatile farm wedding venue with several rooms/buildings that fulfill those needs. Being a destination wedding venue, we want to give our clients a closer look at what we have to offer. In starting this blog series we will go into all of the details of the different spaces available for you and your guests! Starting with the Red and Blue Rooms, nestled upstairs above The Grand White Hall.

Revealing the Ready Rooms Part 1

The Red Room aka The Brides Ready Room

The red room is a great area for brides to get ready if the party is on the smaller side. Inside the room, there is a makeup table with a large mirror, and a chair to help make getting ready easier. A curtained closed-off changing area is located off in the corner, providing some privacy for those who may need to change. It is equipped with a sink, refrigerator, and hand-washing sink. The room is also wifi capable and has a flat-screen for some enjoyment. Air conditioning and heat are provided, of course! This room is also used as an area for little kids to hang out and relax.

The Blue Room aka The Grooms Ready Room

This room is typically called the guy’s ready room but could be used as anything. There is a seating area with a couch and chairs, flat screen tv, and wifi capability. Like the Red Room, this room also has a curtained closed-off area to change with some privacy. Achieve the perfect temperature with heating and air conditioning options. A kitchen area is provided with a mini fridge and hand-washing sink. This is the perfect room to just kick back, relax, and enjoy the day!

Cedar Pond Farms is conveniently located near Knoxville, Morristown, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Book with us today to hold your spot for your special day.  Full-Service Weddings or DIY Weddings are both offered.