The UT Gardens is a premier outdoor wedding site in the Knoxville area, hosting many events each season. With several venues within the gardens from which to choose, you are sure to find the right setting for your special day.
 
Email utgardens@utk.edu for rates and additional information.
 
    

 
 

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Beall Family Rose Garden
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Built in 2009 with an endowment from UT graduates, Same and Mary Anne Beall, this is the largest public rose garden in East Tennessee. It is home to 120 rose bushes and includes a 22-foot gazebo that looks out at twin waterfalls cascading into koi filled pools. This space can accomodate 125 guests seasted theater style and is adjacent to the McIlwaine Friendship Pavilion.


 
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McIlwaine Friendship Pavilion
 
 
 
The new McIlwaine Friendship Pavilion and Outdoor Classroom provides a comfortable and stylish setting for outdoor events. Designed by Sanders Pace Architecture and made possible through generous donations from Henry McIlwaine and other community benefactors, this beautiful modern structure is located in the center of the garden and is surrounded by lush vegetation. It can accomodate 150 people seated at round tables and 200 theater style.
 
 
 

 
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Tranquility - The Cornelia B. Holland Hosta Garden
 
Tranquility is one of 23 American Hosta Society display garens in North America and was constructed with the generous support of Cornelia B. Holland in 2015. Perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony, reception, seminar or dinner garden party, it can accomodate 50 peopel at round tables and 75 people theater style.
 


 

 

 
 

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The Holly Room

 

Grow Mature Nellie R. Stevens Holly trees form tow evergreen walls protecting a large manicured lawn in our most private event space. Located right off the main plaza and adjacent to our indoor classroom facilities, the Holly Room is an ideal spot for weddings, parties, corporate meetings and seminars. It can accomodate 150 guests seasted theater style and 100 seated at round tables.
 
 

 
Email utgardens@utk.edu for rates and additional information.
 
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