WHY CHOOSE A TENNESSEE STATE PARK?
Are you looking to get married? Are you struggling to find that perfect venue at the right price? We sat down with newlyweds Casey and Elizabeth to talk about their November 2016 wedding at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have the wedding of your dreams.
See their photos and hear about their experience getting married in a Tennessee State Park: CLICK HERE
PLANNING A WEDDING?
Tennessee State Parks are a natural choice for indoor and outdoor weddings. Brides find state parks ideal for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions and anniversary celebrations. From rustic, intimate weddings to larger formal affairs, Tennessee State Parks are perfect locations for the wedding of your dreams. Here are a few steps to take to start planning your wedding with us.
STEP #1: FIND A VENUE
One of the most important steps of planning a wedding is to pick the venue. To plan a wedding in a state park, you need to first find a park that interests you. For best results, we encourage you to pick up to three parks that could work for your wedding. Each park is different. Location is an important factor. Some parks have indoor space, while others only offer outdoor weddings. These are all things to consider when making a list of parks that interest you.
Click on the links below to see what each park has to offer and to find one that will work for your special day. (We are updating this info. Please check back.)
STEP #2: SUBMIT EVENT INFORMATION REQUEST
After you've picked several parks that might work for your needs, it's time to contact our group sales staff to see what dates those parks have available for weddings. Click the button below to complete the Event Information Request Form.
Once you have completed the form, a Tennessee State Parks representative will contact you to help plan your event.
Can I serve alcohol at my wedding?
Yes, it is possible to serve alcohol at your wedding in a state park. The easiest way to do so is at an inn, conference center, restaurant or bar within our parks. Everyone wishing to serve alcohol at any park venue outside of the facility licensed to sell alcoholic beverages (i.e. inn, conference center, restaurant) must apply for an Alcohol Use Permit. The Alcohol Use Application Form (link to form is below) must be completed and returned to the park at which you are having your event. There is a fee associated with the permit, and approval is at the discretion of Park Management. Service of alcohol is subject to local and state ordinances. Please click the link below to open the form. Once opened, download the form to your computer. You can then reopen the form and fill it out online.
Can I have my wedding outside (waterfront, field, near a waterfall, etc.)?
Yes! Our parks are beautiful, and we want you to be able to take advantage of the surroundings for your wedding. In order to have your wedding in an area not normally reserved for such occasions, you will need to complete the Special Use Permit Application. The Special Use Permit is intended for events that exceed basic rental expectations for the specific site, as determined by Park Management. The Special Use Application Form (link to form is below) must be completed and returned to the park at which you are having your event.
Examples of special events that exceed basic rental expectations include, but are not limited to:
- Exceeds seating capacity for the structure and requires expanding into the surrounding area to accommodate all event attendees;
- Installation of tents, portable toilets, or other temporary structures;
- Outside vendors will be utilized, such as a caterer; or
- Alcohol will be served.