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Weddings at The Museum

The Museum of Appalachia is an event venue situated on 60+ pastoral acres, surrounded by split rail fences, offering a captivating setting for your memorable day.  Reminiscent of days gone by, the Museum offers a fresh event choice with an ever changing landscape including rustic cabins, barns, and a quaint chapel. Perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions of any size, guests will have access to a rustic indoor reception hall, equipped with a prep kitchen, antique serving bars, and a capacity to comfortably seat up to 200 guests. Our covered porch provides additional reception seating while still allowing guests to take in a tranquil view of the Museum Village. Our outdoor ceremony spaces are vast in number and capable of accommodating a group of any size.

Sophisticated or casual, large or small, the Museum of Appalachia staff will assist with selecting the right package for your special day. Whether in the blush of the morning, the glow of the afternoon, or the tranquility of the evening, your event at the Museum will create memories to last a lifetime.

Schedule a site visit or call to discuss our rental rates and date availability.

Contact Beth Hall at (865) 494-7680 or bethhall@museumofappalachia.org.

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Wedding Ceremony and Reception Packages

Appalachian Wedding Package

Ceremony and Reception area of your choice:
Grist Mill Field, Cantilever Barn Field, Cedar Tree Field,
Wilson Barn Field or Hall of Fame Lawn

Banquet Room – Ceremony and/or Reception Space:
33 rectangular tables
150 black-cushioned chairs
Two antique serving bars
Stage for band or DJ
Full-service catering kitchen

150 white folding chairs (outdoor or indoor use)
Free, on-site parking for guests and vendors
Several restrooms available for guests
Bridal Suite On-Site – Restrooms and kitchen access available
Decorations available for rent – pricing information available upon request Engagement or bridal photo session
One complimentary consultation with Museum wedding coordinator I-hour rehearsal – during regular Museum hours

Complimentary tour of Museum for all guests – during regular Museum hours

Total: $2,195.00 Non-Peak Months Jan-March, July-Aug, Nov-Dec)
$2,495.00 Peak Months (April-June, Sept.-Oct.) Monday-Thursday
$2,995.00 Peak Months (April-June, Sept.-Oct.) Friday-Sunday

**Security required for after-hours weddings – see Security Options for pricing**

Villiage Wedding Package

Ceremony and Reception area of your choice:
Grist Mill Field, Cantilever Barn Field, Cedar Tree Field,
Wilson Barn Field or Hall of Fame Lawn

150 white folding chairs
Several restrooms available for guests
Free, on-site parking for guests and vendors
Bridal Suite On-Site – Restrooms and kitchen access available
Decorations available for rent – pricing information available upon request Engagement or bridal photo session
One complimentary consultation with Museum wedding coordinator I-hour rehearsal – during regular Museum hours

Complimentary tour of Museum for all guests – during regular Museum hours

Total: $1,495.00 Non-Peak Months Jan.-March, July-Aug., Nov.-Dec.)
$1,795.00 Peak Months (April-June, Sept.-Oct.) Monday-Thursday
$2,295.00 Peak Months (April-June, Sept.-Oct.) Friday-Sunday

**Security required for after-hours weddings – see Security Options for pricing**

Heritage Wedding Package

Banquet room for ceremony and/or reception
33 rectangular tables
150 black-cushioned chairs
Two antique serving bars
Stone indoor fireplace
Stage for band or DJ
Full-service catering kitchen
Several restrooms available for guests
Free, on-site parking for guests and vendors
Decorations available for rent – pricing information available upon request Engagement or bridal photo session
One complimentary consultation with Museum wedding coordinator I-hour rehearsal – during regular Museum hours

Complimentary tour of Museum for all guests – during regular Museum hours

Total: $1,495.00 Non-Peak Months Qan.-March, July-Aug., Nov.-Dec.)
$1,795.00 Peak Months (April-June, Sept.-Oct.)

**Security required for after-hours weddings – see Security Options for pricing**

Security is required for events concluding after 8pm

Up to 100 Guests, 1 – Officer – Total: $150

100-200 Guests, 2 – Officers – Total: $300

Outside Weddings, 2 – Officers required – Total: $300

**Weddings over 200 guests call for security pricing**

 Regular Museum Hours

January-February, 9am-5pm, 7 days a week

March-May, 9am-5pm weekdays and 9am-6pm weekends

June-July, 9am-6pm, 7 days a week

August-October, 9am-6pm, 7 days a week

November-December, 9am-5pm, 7 days a week

**Hours vary by season and are subject to change. Please call Museum to verify.**

Additional Reception Time

Scheduled in advance, at least 30 days prior to wedding – $150/hour
Scheduled day of event, or less than 30 days prior to wedding – $250/hour


Additional Decorating Time

Scheduled in advance, at least 30 days prior to wedding – $150/hour
Scheduled day of event, or less than 30 days prior to wedding – $250/hour
Additional decorating time may be utilized the day prior to, or the day of the wedding


Removal & Setup Service – Indoor Ceremony and/or Reception

Removing and storing of Museum tables and/or chairs in the banquet room.
Setting up (not arranging) tables and chairs rented b wedding party.
Scheduled in advance, at least 30 days prior to wedding – $250
Scheduled day of event, or less than 30 days prior to wedding – $350


Cantilever Barn – Interior Use – Ceremony or Reception

Must be scheduled at least 30 days prior to wedding – $300


Garden Center

Smaller facility, available for use as bridal suite, groom’s quarters, receptions for 50 guests or less, etc.
4 hour facility rental, scheduled at least 30 days prior to wedding – $250
8 hour facility rental, scheduled at least 30 days prior to wedding – $500


Day of Coordinator – $500

Present for 2 hours evening of rehersal
Available for 8 hours day of wedding
Two scheduled meetings prior to day of wedding
Day of wedding timeline provided


Wedding Planner – Available upon request – Price Varies


Decorations – Available upon request – Price Varies

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Kate was AWESOME! She was very attentive and always answered any question I had. We changed the times of rehearsal several times and she awesome through it all. Beautiful place for pictures and the banquet hall was PERFECT. I am SO happy I had my wedding there. It couldn’t have been more perfect!

Carrie

The price of the Museum is what really attracted me to this venue. It is about half the price of any other venue around Knoxville. The venue holds 150 people and was great for our wedding. I just wish they would include setting up the chairs for the wedding and reception instead of the wedding party. Everything else was great and everyone had a great time at the venue!

Haley F.

Fabulous Wedding Venue

We absolutely fell in love with The Museum of Appalachia!! It’s a very romantic location with a blend of vintage and rustic appeal!! Highly recommended!

Robbie L.

Wonderful staff and Venue

Aside from knowing your ceremony will be open to the public, this place is fantastic! Gorgeous setting for romance and rustic charm. The indoor reception area is pretty much ready to go with rustic antique decor. The staff is wonderful very friendly and helpful.

Lindsey Y.

I loved every minute of working with Kate at the Museum of Appalachia. She is there event coordinator and was very helpful in every way! I could not of been happier with my wedding location.

Lauren W.

I cannot express how absolutely 100% pleased I was with Museum of Appalachia as my venue for both my wedding ceremony and reception. I loved the rusticness of the venue and it was truly beautiful! Our wedding was on Nov. 3 so the colorful leaves really added to our ceremony in front of the grist mill. The staff was very helpful throughout my planning process. I am still getting compliments about how beautiful my wedding was, and some people are even saying it was the best wedding ever. I would HIGHLY recommend the Museum of Appalachia to anyone!

Nicole K.

The Museum is beautiful and they have been prompt with replying. It was absolutely perfect, we were married in front of the Grist Mill and it was so perfect! The reception hall was the best place for our reception. And we had our sparkler exit in front of the house right by the gift shop which made for the best photos! It was all around amazing and Kate was so helpful with all of our questions.

Great venue. Exactly what we were looking for. Kate the event coordinator does an amazing job! Couldn’t have ask for a better day.

Carla
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