Looking for an awesome outdoor Knoxville Wedding Venue that fits a Woodsy Theme? Try Ijams!

Nature Awaits for Your Wedding Day

Did you know there is a place in town where you can celebrate your special day where lush green foliage and the subtle sounds of nature provide an intimate, enchanting backdrop for your ceremony? Yes there is!!!!



The beautiful and glorious Ijams Nature Center http://ijams.org/rent/weddings/ !!!!

Ijams, one of Knoxville’s greatest treasures, is centrally located only five minutes from downtown, and is a stunning 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and lush green space. Here you can choose to have your wedding or event at the historic home site, and enjoy the floor to ceiling views of forests, flowers and sky. The beautifully rustic arbors provide a natural framework for the bride and groom and can be decorated to suit your particular style.


Wedding Facilities  – Wedding ceremonies are conducted at the Ijams Home Site where the legacy of the Ijams Family started in 1910. This is the only section of the property specifically designated for wedding day events.

Ijams is available for your Wedding Ceremony and Reception from 9am to 10pm. Rentals include an optional rehearsal time and a choice from the following wedding packages:

  • 4- Hour Wedding Package – $1,500
  • 6-Hour Wedding Package – $2,000
  • 2-Hour Ceremony Only – $500
  • Additional Hourly Fee- $ 250

Wedding packages include use of the lawn, covered pavilion, tent pad, terraced gardens and the Miller Building which has one large and one small room and a kitchen. Packages also include day-of event staff. NOTE: Staff are not wedding planners and are on site to answer questions and help with any facility issues. Wedding packages do not include tables, chairs, tents, or decorations. We partner with All Occasions Party Rentals for all of your rental needs! http://alloccasionspartyrentals.com/

To set up an appointment, please contact the most lovely person you are ever likely to meet: Jill Sublett, Ijams Rentals Coordinator at 865-577-4717 ext. 142 or email yourevent@ijams.org.

For information on vendors please visit http://ijams.org/vendors.

For your perfect outdoor ceremony dress, please visit The Gilded Gown, because we have a ton of gorgeous options in stock now!!!!

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Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early mornings can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fees start at $1,500 for a ceremony and receptionfor 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. A refundable security deposit of half the total fee is required. Please note, rental fees include usage of all 6 spaces in venue.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Ijams Nature Center is estimated at between $4,343 and $6,309 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Ceremony arch

Outdoor Lighting


Day of Onsite Manager

Kitchen for prep only

Large parking lot

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