Celebrate Your Special Day at East Tennessee Farm Wedding Venue- Cedar Pond Farms

Wedding planning can prove to be quite a challenge, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be stressful or time-consuming. If you’re looking for a romantic and rustic wedding venue that offers a blend of Southern charm and nature’s serenity, look no further than Cedar Pond Farms located in East Tennessee. 

This stunning 30-acre outdoor setting boasts beautiful landscapes and incredible views of the Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Cedar Pond Farms is the perfect farm wedding venue in East Tennessee. Let’s delve deeper into what makes this venue so special and why it’s perfect for creating the wedding of your dreams.

Versatile Accommodations and Amenities

Cedar Pond Farms is an exceptional farm wedding venue in East Tennessee that provides accommodations that cater to your needs and preferences. Our Milkbarn and Milkhouse can accommodate you and your wedding party overnight, and you’ll love the cozy atmosphere  and serene surroundings. The venue also boasts the Grand White Barn, perfect for ceremonies and receptions, seating up to 300 people. This area is well-suited for your special day with a catering kitchen, ready-rooms, handicap accessible bathrooms, and the pay-it-forward closet. More features of the Grand White Barn include a wrap-around deck, LED lights, bistro lights, and a sound system, all perfect for dancing. We have plenty of stunning locations around the farm for you to say “I do.”

The Scenic Farm Surroundings

At Cedar Pond Farms, the natural elements provide a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photos, the pond along with wooded scenery and stunning mountain views offers breathtaking backdrops that are sure to amaze your guests. The sunsets during the evenings are also an experience like no other! Sneak road trip destinations or natural monuments into your wedding photography and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Imagine saying “I do” to the love of your life while enjoying a delicate view of the East Tennessee countryside. The serene and romantic setting of Cedar Pond Farms is perfect for creating memories that will last a lifetime. Your special day must be special- it’s a day that you will remember and cherish forever. So let the expert team at Cedar Pond Farms help plan your wedding and make it the day of your dreams. Their excellent coordination, accommodation, and unique amenities will thrill your guests and give them an unforgettable wedding experience. Come to East Tennessee and write your love story at Cedar Pond Farms, the perfect farm wedding venue for your perfect day.

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 www.cedarpondfarms.com/contact 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.
Spring is in the Air – The Outdoor Wedding Venue

Spring is in the Air – The Outdoor Wedding Venue

Spring is in the Air


Spring is in the air. As blossoms on the trees come alive, so does love. This is the time to find a perfect outside spring wedding venue, and to plan the theme for a wedding that will create memories for years to come. With the warming weather there is a desire to capture the feel of the spring air by planning a wedding at an outside venue. The advantages of an outside wedding venue are countless but a few are more desirable than the others.

A special moment captured of a newly married couple, during their outside spring wedding.

Advantages of an Outdoor Wedding Venue

One of the best advantages of having an outside wedding, has to be the memories.  And, so much different than having a wedding in a church where stiff formality often takes away from the enjoyment of the day.  An outdoor wedding venue provides your guests with more space to move around.  And, this will add to the enjoyment  your guests can have meeting new friends and also new family.

Also, with an outdoor wedding event there is more opportunity for the bride to share and express her creativity.    Planning an event that is in an outdoor setting gives the planners more options and theme ideas to make the day the most memorable.

Often, hosting an outdoor event is less expensive because the whole venue is all in one place.

The most important advantage to an outdoor venue is that the guest are not just enjoying a matrimonial event.  But, what they are really taking part in is a matrimonial experience.  One that will be thought of with fond and loving memories.

Indoor wedding venues may hold several different receptions each day. Thus, you may be restricted to just a couple of hours for your wedding reception. You might not even be able to find a reception venue that isn’t already booked on your desired wedding date. However, a large outdoor venue has room for multiple receptions, meaning you can spend as much time there as you need to. Your wedding day will feel less stressed and more special.

Location is Key

In having an outdoor wedding the main thing to look for is desired and pleasant location.  You want your guests to be able to take it the atmosphere and enjoy the surroundings.  And, having your guests feel like they are not just in attendance, but are actually part of the celebration.  Events where guests can take part by dressing consistent with a chosen theme can create feeling of inclusion.  Having an outdoor wedding venue that is near mountains, lakes or similar natural settings is a plus.

Grand White Barn Rainy Day

Cedar Pond Farms

If an outdoor or an open air themed wedding is in your plans, please consider Cedar Pond Farms.  Not only do we have a large wedding barn that can be used for the nuptials as well as the reception area, there are also several other out buildings that can be incorporated into your event.  Also, on the 30 acre property one can find outdoor areas that can be utilized into any outdoor themed events.  And, perfect for photo ops.

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

For more information please call or text Shawn Wilmoth at 865.300.5397, or you can visit the contact page at Cedar Pond Farms website.   You can also email with any questions at owners@CedarPondFarms.com