Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum




Located just 5 minutes from downtown Knoxville, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is a great venue for the bride looking for a beautiful, natural setting. Their sprawling 47 acre property features walking trails, gardens and two miles of charming stone walls that exude an old-world feel. Brides looking to dazzle their guests with a stunning ceremony backdrop should consider the LeConte Meadow where you can say your “I do’s” in front of the breathtaking Smoky Mountains. Then, give your guests a truly memorable dining experience by hosting your reception in the Stone Greenhouse adorned with beautiful ivy-covered walls. Or, if weather doesn’t permit outdoor festivities, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum also offers indoor event space with their new Welcome Center. This 5,000 square-foot event space features an attached patio and terraced garden, maintaining the essence of the outdoors despite being indoors. Enjoy drinks and cocktails on the patio while overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens. The beautiful setting of this venue offers a variety of unique options for ceremonies, receptions and photos that are truly memorable.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 350 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $2,610 for an indoor ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. Please inquire with venue for more details. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Please inquire with venue for discounts applied throughout the year.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is estimated at between $6,270 and $9,602 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight