Hiwassee River in the winter with the sky reflecting on the water

Hiwassee River Weddings

Hiwassee River Weddings and events is a venue located on the edge of the Hiwassee river and a few miles off of highway 411 in Delano TN. Very private with lots of shade and a beautiful view of the Hiwassee River.

There is plenty of on-site free parking


Average starting price for weddings is around 6000. Depending on season it may vary a bit.

Venue information

Updated for 2021

The event hall was made from the trees on the property and can be used for both indoor ceremonies and or receptions. It’s always good to have a worry free PLAN B.

This riverside ceremony area is shaded with trees and has front row seat on the Hiwassee.

The custom wooden benches seat 150 guests.

It’s a pretty amazing space, and with a creative design team you can have it transformed into your Pinterest dreams!

You can see more Forest Wedding here

The winter views from the riverside ceremony area are breath taking! This is post card material!!

The Forest Ceremony area is even a great place for photos! Here in this photo is one of my favorite things to do on a wedding day: Embrace whatever kind of weather we get and make the most of it! We had had zero rain all day. And at the very end of the wedding day as the last guests were saying good bye it JUST started to RAIN!!!!

2016 The Beginning

In 2016 I visited Hiwassee River Weddings and Events to see the progress being made. I met Bill, and I heard about his dream taking shape.  His overflowing enthusiasm and passion for this project is inspiring! He grew up in East Tennessee with a passion for the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. All of his life, he had worked for someone else and wondered what it would be like to invest all his time and energy into his own dream. When he first saw the property, he just knew there was something special about it.

One day he came to the point where he realized that he didn’t want to go through life and someday regret not going through with his dream of making the property into a wedding and event venue. It has been a dream for years to do something like this—something risky and something great, Bill knew this was going to be a lot of hard work, but today he is living his dream!

Hiwassee River Weddings and Events Delano TN

During the construction you could find Bill most days sawing logs—trees from his property—into beams for the timber frame event center or replying to a bride’s inquiry while sitting in a swing overlooking the Hiwassee River. He mentions “we” have cleared all of this land as he motions over to his Kubota tractor.

This flat area of dirt is where the Venue now sits.

This kind of sunset is just one of the many reasons I love this venue!

You may also like to see A Fall Engagement at Hiwassee River Weddings or this Elegant + Modern look reception at Hiwassee River Weddings

One Comment

  1. Joann Whitehead says:

    This place is beautiful and well designed. Looking forward to helping with a friend’s daughters wedding in May here.

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