Weddings

Make Your Wedding A Historic Occasion.

Historic Westwood is a beautiful venue for weddings of all sizes. Intimate gatherings fit perfectly within the first floor parlors and studio rooms, while the main lawns offer versatile space for tented events seating over 200 guests with easy access to the house. The interior and exterior of this beautiful property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offer ample photography settings. Enjoy our newest garden additions.

Small and Large Weddings | Bridal Photography Sessions | Bridal Showers | Rehearsal Dinners | Receptions

A Lifetime of Memories.

“Their wedding ceremony took place on the front steps of Historic Westwood, and each of their guests had a candle. After Janet and Andrew lit their unity candle, they shared the flame with all of their guests. It was so beautiful looking around the ceremony with everyone’s candles lit! After they said “I do” and kissed, they ran down the aisle full of twinkling candles”. – JoPhoto
Take a look at Janet and Andrew Myers Wedding – JoPhoto

“I’m sure you’ve noticed that this is like the 4th or 5th Historic Westwood bridal session I’ve shot. I love this venue so much…”. – Amanda May
See Kyla’s Bridal Session Photos by Amanda May


Quick Facts

AVAILABLE SPACES

Private events may use the entire main floor of the house, front porch, porte-cochere, front and west side lawns, and Adelia’s Shade Garden.

Capacity for Indoor Weddings

The maximum indoor capacity during a cocktail style event is 100. The maximum indoor capacity for a seated dining event is 50 (using four main rooms).

CAPACITY FOR OUTDOOR Weddings

The maximum outdoor capacity is up to 200 (requires tent rental).  However,  the Historic Westwood home is open for guests and is part of the rental fee.

special offerings

Historic Westwood can include items like chairs, tables, linens, etc. as part of your package. We have our own collection on site.

EVENING EVENT HOURS

Events must end by 10 pm with up to one hour of cleaning time after that. Amplified music must cease by 10 pm. to respect our neighbors (this is also governed by city ordinance). Bar service must cease at 9:30 pm to ensure guest safety.

special pricing

Knox Heritage Society Level members receive discounts on their venue rental. Find out how to become a member HERE.

ACCESSIBILITY

The main floor of Historic Westwood is ADA accessible via an elevator. Restrooms meet ADA requirements.

PARKING

Laurel Church of Christ is our wonderful next-door neighbor and they allow private events at Historic Westwood to use their ample parking lot. Parking is easily accessible from the intersection of Kingston Pike and Cherokee Boulevard and a traffic light enhances the safety of exiting the property.

overnight accommodation

Ask about overnight accommodation available at the Matheny Cottage, a mid-century ranch built by family members and adjacent to Historic Westwood. The “cottage” features living and dining rooms, a library, full kitchen, a master bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms, and a second bath.


Since weddings come in all shapes and sizes, please contact our event staff to assist with your planning effort. Here are three ways to get started with the conversation:

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Call 865-236-0204  |  Email  events@historicwestwood.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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