Did you know that 77% of wedding receptions are indoors? No matter how many rustic long-tabled farmhouse style pictures you see on Instagram, even beautiful outdoor ceremonies are often followed by indoor receptions to reduce weather risks and give guests a comfortable, aesthetic place to get down.

Barn wedding venues offer the best of both worlds, carrying over the natural, laid-back, but beautiful aesthetic of the great outdoors with all the convenience modern brides are looking for. For example, 54% of couples host buffet-style receptions, while 68% have an open-bar. Both are easily offered in indoor venues set up with just such parties in mind.

Look for barn wedding venues or outdoor event venues that offer a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces in a variety of aesthetic so you can craft your perfect wedding while maintaining flexibility with weather and entertainment options. At Howe Farms, for example, you can choose from a variety of spaces, each with different capacities and aesthetics.

The Vineyard Barn Is Perfect for Large Weddings near Chattanooga

Our Vineyard Barn is the perfect place for the meeting of two spirits, two families, and two styles, with a blend of the masculine and feminine, rustic and industrial, romantic and resonant. Able to host up to 400 guests, the iron doors, gas lanterns, and bistro lighting are a photographer’s dream, and will be a memorable experience for your nearest and dearest.

If you choose the Vineyard Barn as your wedding venue, you’ll not only have access to a grand reception venue but also our Ceremony Hill venue for smaller ceremonies where bridal parties can prepare and emerge from an ideal backdrop for outdoor ceremonies in the nearby arbor draped with wisteria.

The Apple Barn Is For Glamorous Outdoor Weddings near Chattanooga

With room for 299 guests, the Apple Barn is a glamorous setting for timeless romance. With details like wooden pergolas dripping with bistro lights, glittering crystal chandeliers, and stamped concrete floors, the Apple Barn provides a magical backdrop for one of the most anticipated chapters of your love story.

If you’re dreaming of an outdoor wedding near Chattanooga, the Apple Barn has a natural setting nestled between views of both the surrounding forest and on-site lake, giving you just the right amount of country scenery. In addition to the outdoor ceremony site, the Apple Barn also has an outdoor patio scaled for your reception, so you can dance the night away under twinkling lights and the Tennessee stars.

Ceremony Hill Provides a Country Chapel Feel Big Enough for Modern Weddings

If you want a timeless, yet photo-ready, backdrop for your walk down the aisle, the charming vistas of Ceremony Hill are designed to create that sweet country chapel feel without limiting the size or scale of your special day. Whether you choose Ceremony Hill for the vows and wedding itself before celebrating at either the Vineyard or Apple Barn with an unforgettable reception or simply snap photos at this sweet little setting, Ceremony Hill expands your options to include a variety of logistic options and photographic moods. That flexibility comes with the consistency of service you expect from Howe Farms which will let your big day run smoothly.

Ceremony Hill not only has a small wooden chapel on site but also a beautiful pergola overlooking a lake, giving you a unique blend of possibilities for indoor and outdoor weddings near Chattanooga. Perfect for smaller weddings and elopements, or as part of a larger soiree when combined with the reception patios, one of the barns, and the gorgeous salon-style bridal suites, Ceremony Hill is popular with couples looking to craft just the right experience.