Top Chattanooga Wedding Venues for Photography


Searching for wedding venues in Chattanooga, Tennessee that are doing their part to produce seriously amazing wedding photography? Look no further! Below are some of the most beautiful, most photogenic venues in the Scenic City and nearby North Georgia.

Grandview | Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Jaw-dropping views and beautiful event spaces combine to make this one of the best venues for wedding photography, just above the clouds over Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Atop Lookout Mountain and directly adjacent to Rock City, this venue has unbeatable Chattanooga mountain views and fairytale charm. Even your guests won’t be able to stop snapping photos as they look down into Chattanooga Valley during cocktail hour and dancing.

Inside, the venue has plenty of space for the entire bridal party to get ready including a very cool bar room perfect for photos of the groom with his guys. The main building has a lovely, historic feel and great lighting for detail shots. Outside are several unique areas for use during ceremonies, cocktail hour, and the reception, giving plenty of variety to your event.

Huge bonus: walk over to Rock City with your bridal party – or even just you and your groom – for some INCREDIBLE portraits with completely unobstructed views of the valley below. The wow factor is all over this place, and it screams Chattanooga!

Take a closer look at Grandview here, and check out more sample photos from Grandview in my weddings gallery.

Black Fox Farms | Cleveland, Tennessee

Natural elegance outside meets gorgeous rustic interiors – this venue north of Chattanooga brings top-of-the-list variety and plenty of color to your wedding photos.

Peaceful is a feeling all brides should have on their wedding day! Black Fox Farms achieves that in both overall feel, and in the peace-of-mind you can have that your wedding photos will be absolutely gorgeous. The water, the trees, the barn itself, all together give fantastic photo opportunities and a general feeling of… ahhh.

The color of the lake alone makes for some really incredible bridal portraits. The interior areas pull their visual-weight too! With multiple areas for bridal party wedding prep, you and your groom can be well separated and well photographed in rustic interiors while you prep with your closest friends by your side. Then, choose one of the many outdoor photo spots for your first look and bridal party portraits. It’ll be tough to decide!

And… wait till you see all the pixie lights! The barn has such a dreamy, romantic feel, you’ll feel like you stepped on to a movie set. Isn’t that what your wedding day should feel like?

See the details about Black Fox Farms here, and check out more sample photos from this beautiful, versatile venue in my weddings gallery.

Pigeon Mountain Crossing | LaFayette, Georgia

Mountain backdrop, beautiful barn, still waters… Insert bride and groom for gorgeous, Chattanooga mountains wedding photography at this hidden gem among North Georgia venues

When I say Pigeon Mountain Crossing is a hidden gem, I mean it – you will not believe your luck when you find yourself on this beautiful property. Tucked away in rural Walker County, Georgia, it’s a venue with a LOT to offer for your wedding photography wish list. Mountains and water and barns, oh my. Read more of my take on this venue and see lots of photos in this post!

As if the views of all that incredible nature aren’t enough, this barn venue with a mountain view exterior has amazing wooden interiors – a win win from a photography standpoint. Plus, the property extends in all directions and has options for accommodating overnight guests or using spaces for onsite bridal prep. Storytelling photos of you getting ready for your day, meeting up with your groomed groom, and spending time with your best girls can all happen within steps of each other.

The bistro lights on the front of the barn even give a perfect opportunity for some evening portraits. And did I mention you’ll want to be best friends with the owners? The Tinney’s are a precious couple! Their faith-filled life shines a light on both their property and their business. It will shine in your photos too!

Check out this incredible rural venue here!

Mountain Cove Farms | Chickamauga, Georgia

A country escape with impeccable style, this venue shines in all seasons. Amazing views, laid back and chic, this venue is perfect for your Southern wedding photography dreams.

Calling all Southern brides who love a country vibe, with no shortage of class – this is the venue for you. Mountain Cove Farms is shabby chic perfected, tons of style without losing one bit of Southern charm. The show barn has so many options for both your dream wedding portraits and detail shots alike. From the sliding barn front doors to the oversized interior and more, it’s hard to find a bad spot for a photo here.

Walk outside and check out the views – breathtaking is the word that comes to mind. Look out over the valley and into the mountains, and bring your family along for family wedding photos with the most naturally beautiful backdrop in the Cove.

Light streams in through the trees around the barn to help create aw-inspiring photos of you and your new husband as the sun sets behind the mountains. Sounds like a storybook doesn’t it. Don’t miss this place!

More about Mountain Cove Farms found here.

The Hunter Museum | Chattanooga, Tennessee

Incredible urban views, Chattanooga icons, and stunning architecture – not many venues offer all of that for your wedding photography album. And of course, the interiors are amazing.

Perfectly poised amidst the most iconic features of the Chattanooga, Tennessee cityscape, The Hunter Museum of American Art is an ideal location for the bride who wants urban style and artistic elegance in her wedding photos. The venue is literally surrounded by all of the most photographed locations in the city!

Views of the river, the bridge, and the mountains outside plus a mix of history and contemporary style inside tell your Chattanooga wedding story with no detail left out. Guests won’t know whether to enjoy the museum or the city during your wedding day (how does both sound). And, you’ll get your pick of scenery for the city wedding portraits you’ve always dreamed of.

Walk with your groom across Walnut Street Bridge, set your bridal party against a river background, take your family photos in a space designed by artists. This is a Southern city wedding dream space.

Information about Hunter Museum events found here.

Your Church | Chattanooga, Tennessee (and everywhere)

Sometimes the most beautiful places are the ones you know best – your church can make for amazing wedding photos! Stunning stained glass and high vaulted ceilings always a bonus.

This one is for you, church bride. You don’t have to look all over the city for the perfect wedding venue because you knew where you’d get married before you knew your husband-to-be. That’s amazing! And it can make for equally amazing photos. The fact that you know this place inside and out, quite literally, will help us work together to find the best spots for portraits, details, and story moments from your wedding day.

Maybe you always loved the extra tall ceilings and the long center aisle. Or maybe there’s a giant wall of stained glass tiles in the hallway (been there, wow). Or, maybe this is just where your heart is for all the right reasons that have nothing to do with your wedding photography. All GREAT reasons to get married in your church, and your love for this place will make for incredibly genuine, beautiful photos of your day in your place.

We can work together and scope out the absolute best spots inside and out to take the wedding photos you always wanted of this place that has a place in your heart.

Want a church wedding look with a venue’s services? Check out The Church on Main, here!

Tips on selecting a wedding venue for beautiful photos

Set yourself up for amazing wedding photography! Keep these things in mind while you shop Chattanooga venues

  • Look for variety – Every venue on this list provides multiple locations with a variety of scenery that fits with the overall feel of the event. Having options will help SO much when scoping out the perfect places on site for your wedding day photos!
  • Check out the light – What a photographer thing to say… But it’s true! If you want to set yourself up for stellar wedding photos, keep the light in mind when you’re choosing a location! Small, dark rooms are harder to make look romantic and dreamy than a place that’s wide open with tons of window light.
  • Know your priorities – Do you NEED to have bridal portraits with mountain views? Is the Chattanooga skyline important for you to have in your wedding album? Know what you’re looking for (or at least what your likes and dislikes are) ahead of time, and look for it in each venue!
  • Book a photographer!Besides your marriage, the photos are all that remains of your wedding by the next day. Since this is one of the most important parts of your wedding day, consider hiring your photographer early on in the process. Having a visual professional to assist with venue discussions will only benefit that perfect wedding album you hope to have in a few months.

Chattanooga area wedding venues make for some amazing photography

It’s not called the Scenic City for nothing! If you’re getting married in Chattanooga or nearby North Georgia, congratulations – on your upcoming wedding, and on choosing a beautiful city to host your big day. Your pictures are going to be amazing!

I’d love to take those amazing photos for you, fill out the contact form to submit your date!

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