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Planning Your Big Day in Humphreys County

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It’s one of the most exciting times of your life—your wedding! You’ll need to start researching early to find the ideal setting for this magical event. If you plan to share your nuptials in Humphreys County, you’ll find plenty of venues to choose from, no matter what style of wedding you’re hoping to have. And if you need to come up with an exciting eatery for those in your wedding party for the rehearsal, you’ll be sure to find the right one not far from the place you need to be, making everyone happy after a long and exciting day.

But first, let’s take a look at different styles of weddings and how they might fit like a glove here in Humphreys. Think about your personality, and that of your future spouse. It’s nice to consider those around you who will be attending, but in the long run, it isn’t their tastes that matter. It’s your special day. Talk to your soulmate. What kind of people are you? What have you always dreamed this day would be like? How can you incorporate both your wishes into the wedding if you have different ideas?

If you’re truly a country gal or guy, chances are you want to start the rest of your life with your special someone breathing in the fresh air that’s so plentiful in the Tennessee River Valley. Keep in mind as you interview possible wedding venues to ask if they have alternative indoor or tent options on site in case of inclement weather. (Don’t panic or think too much about that possibility, though. Rain on your wedding day is good luck!) Here are a few places to visit in Humphreys County to get an idea and picture what your wedding day could look like.

Loretta Lynn's Mansion – Cari Griffith

Johnsonville State Hisotrical Park

Interpretive signage near the river's edge puts visitors in the difficult place in which Federal soldier's found themselves in November of 1864, just months before the war ended. – Susan Jones
Interpretive signage near the river's edge puts visitors in the difficult place in which Federal soldier's found themselves in November of 1864, just months before the war ended. – Susan Jones

Any of the Tennessee State Parks are suitable options for a wedding, but the best choice if you want to stay in Humphreys County is Johnsonville. It’s full of Civil War history and beautiful scenery, so you and your guests can truly add meaning to your special day.

A great choice if:

  • Your budget is on the tighter side
  • You are a history buff
  • You need (or want) a lot of open space
  • You want to get all your pictures done in one place, instead of driving to a different location for photos between the ceremony and reception

Advantages:

  • Able to accommodate any number of people
  • Easy to book
  • Prices vary
  • Something to keep guests occupied while waiting for the next event
  • Spectacular photos

Things to bear in mind:

  • You may need to have a back-up plan for inclement weather.
  • Are you planning to serve alcohol? If so, you need to apply for a special permit, which can be found on the website.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Loretta Lynn's Mansion – Cari Griffith
Loretta Lynn's Mansion – Cari Griffith

Looking for a spacious outdoor site to match your country heart for your wedding? Make a quick call to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. You know your guests have always wanted to visit it anyway. Share that experience with them in Hurricane Mills on your special day.

A great choice if:

  • You love country music and want to pay homage to one of its legends
  • Your guests will be coming to the wedding in their RV or like to camp
  • You want to have Loretta Lynn’s historic home or iconic waterfall in your pictures

Advantages:

  • Plenty of space is available for guests to camp overnight (reservations required)
  • There’s so much here to keep guests busy, they may stay a week
  • With so much space on the grounds, your event can be as private as you’d like

Things to bear in mind:

  • There are plenty of places on site to conduct your ceremony. Get in touch with the site owners to discuss your options based on size and budget for your event.
  • Ask about your preferred date. If they have another function that day, they may not be able to accommodate your wedding.

Enoch’s Farm

Another lovely B&B in McEwen, near the beautiful Little Blue Creek, this quaint location is a perfect site for a small wedding party. While this site would be perfect for a simple wedding, you will need to plan for a reception in an area that specializes in them.

A great choice if:

  • You are a farm girl or boy at heart
  • You’re looking for a cozy outdoor venue. The house is small and not suitable for an indoor affair
  • You don’t want a large, complicated ordeal

Advantages:

  • Beautiful setting for anyone interested in Civil War era farm life
  • Perfect spot for a simple wedding

Things to bear in mind:

  • If your dog is your best man, you may have to look elsewhere. No pets are allowed on the property
  • Be sure to book the only available room when you book the site for the wedding. You’ll be out of luck staying there overnight if someone else gets to it first

The Walls Art Park

You’ll have to see it to believe it. The Walls is a park designed to accommodate spray paint artists in a legal way. Graffiti becomes art within these beautiful, natural surroundings. So, if you can’t quite afford (or find) a fine art museum to rent out for your ceremony, contact the free art park for an event everyone can afford. As a bonus, you and your beloved can even incorporate a love lock engraved with your names into your ceremony and attach it to the Paris-inspired bridge, just as they do at Pont des Arts!

A great choice if:

  • You, your family, or anyone from your guest list are artists
  • Your idea of beautiful surroundings goes beyond nature
  • You’d like to try something different with your ceremony (Declaring your love on a wall, perhaps?)
  • You have a relatively small guest list
  • You don’t mind other people being around during your ceremony
  • You want a daytime wedding

Advantages:

  • A unique experience not many have had before
  • Fits a tight budget
  • Artistic friends and family will have something to keep them busy between the ceremony and reception

Things to bear in mind:

  • No smoking or alcohol is allowed in the park
  • Unblocked, wide open space may come at a premium. A wedding here is best for smaller gatherings

Samuel’s on the Square

For an indoor wedding that celebrates southern culture, check out this beautiful dining establishment in Waverly. The owners are event specialists who pride themselves on southern hospitality, so you can be sure you and your guests will experience nothing but a good time.

A great choice if:

  • You’re looking for a one-stop shop for your reception with venue and catering working together
  • You would like a variety of mouthwatering cuisine to offer your guests
  • You’re a traditional kind of person looking to have a traditional wedding without shaking things up

Advantages:

  • You won’t have to worry about the weather! Rain or shine, the event will be the same
  • Samuel’s can work with you to create an event that fits your budget

Things to bear in mind:

  • If Samuel’s is on your list, check with them first as they may book up quickly

Rock ‘N Refuge

Rock 'N Refuge – Catie Haensler
Rock 'N Refuge – Catie Haensler

This is a family farm in McEwen is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. There are many interesting options for accommodations for your guests if they’re coming in from out of town. Whether your guests want to spend the night in the tree house, the Hobbit Hole, or any of their other fabulous rooms, everyone will go home feeling refreshed. You and your brand-new spouse, of course, will be spoiled with the Honeymoon Cabin.

A great choice if:

  • You’d like your wedding to be a more intimate affair
  • You want a wedding with animals looking on
  • You love open space
  • You want to support a local business
  • You wouldn’t mind doing some fishing during the reception

Advantages:

  • The property caretakers are professionals and know what they are doing
  • The pond makes for a beautiful waterfront wedding site
  • A play area is available to help keep children entertained
  • There is a large, open, indoor room that can be used for whatever you need

Things to bear in mind:

  • How are you with rules? The farm is fantastic, but there are a few guidelines enforced to make sure everyone can enjoy the area. (No smoking, children must be attended, care must be taken around outdoor features.)

Your wedding is a big deal. No matter what kind of event you’re planning, it can be arranged here in Humphreys County. Come and relax. We have many vendors eager to help make the wedding of your dreams come true.

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