Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Beautiful Indoor & Outdoor Wedding Facilities of Country Jewell

Country Jewell is a scenic gem, nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounded by the beauty and charm of the Gatlinburg area. In addition to that, our rustic wedding venue near Knoxville offers a variety of vintage facilities to accommodate you and your guests, bringing your dream wedding to life. 


Country Jewell is ideal for small weddings of 100 or fewer guests. You will all feel right at home in the gorgeous surroundings. We offer facilities for both indoor or outdoor ceremonies, and the wonderful reception barn has plenty of room for dinner and dancing. 

Scenic Wedding Gazebo
Our timeless wedding gazebo is perfect for a gorgeous, outdoor wedding ceremony. It is surrounded by lush landscapes, gorgeous mountain views, and all-around natural beauty. The vibrant colors of each season surround the gazebo, along with meandering streams and a bubbling waterfall. 




Charming Wedding Chapel
We took an old corn crib originally built in 1931 and turned it into a magical place to say "I do!" During the renovation, we were able to keep the original barn board walls, and we added a stunning Victorian reproduction stained glass panel which hangs over the altar, giving the entire chapel a romantic ambiance. 


The atmosphere is reminiscent of an old country church with its red oak floors and simple benches. The wedding chapel is able to accommodate up to 45 people, perfect for a small, intimate ceremony in front of your family and friends.  



Rustic Special Event Barn
Our beautiful main special event building is a barn, but don't expect a big empty space where you would keep livestock. The Lewis Barn was originally built in 1929. It has been completely renovated, yet still retains a feeling of tradition, history, and enchantment. 


You can comfortably entertain up to 100 guests in our quaint reception venue. It is fully equipped with restrooms, a kitchen and serving area able to accommodate your catering needs, and an open seating area capable of a variety of table setups. The old hay loft adds a unique and fun area for entertaining your wedding guests, as well as a wonderful spot for photographs. 




Happy Customers
Here are a couple of reviews from past visitors about hosting a wedding at Country Jewell

"Country Jewell is a beautiful place to have a wedding any time of the year!! There's space indoors in a beautiful country chapel or out under the gazebo in a picturesque country setting. The reception room is spacious and mere steps away. Awesome for anyone that doesn't want to waste time driving to a second venue for the reception!!"
~Celia Head Phillips

"I had my wedding here and Claudia and her partner (didn't catch her name) made my wedding day absolutely perfect. My husband and I love the atmosphere here, and so will you!!"
~Makenzie Scalf


Book Your Wedding Date 
Words and pictures simply can't convey the incredible feeling that you get when you see our beautiful wedding venue near Knoxville in person. We would love to show you everything that Country Jewell has to offer. Give us a call at 865-494-0552 to set up a time to visit. While you are here, you can tell us what your dream wedding involves, and we'll do our best to find a way to make that happen for you. 

A delightfully quaint Knoxville wedding
& event venue.

6550 Hickory Valley Road
Heiskell, TN 37754
865-494-0552

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Just In Time For Valentine's Day: The Most Romantic...

Weddings and Valentine's Day have a lot in common. They are both meant to be celebrations of love and romance. Our rustic wedding venue near Knoxville sees more than our fair share of both of those things on a regular basis. In honor of the upcoming lover's holiday, we've gathered a list of some of the most romantic things that you can include in your Country Jewell wedding

Music
There are many places in a wedding to incorporate a beautiful song. Picking the perfect one for your first dance will depend on your own personal style, but here are a few, in no particular order, that have stood the test of time. 




"At Last"
Etta James

"Falling In Love With You"
Elvis Presley

"Everything"
Michael Buble

"You Are So Beautiful"
Joe Cocker

"L-O-V-E"
Nat King Cole

"The Way You Look Tonight"
Frank Sinatra

"From This Moment"
Shania Twain

"Could I Have This Dance"
Anne Murray

"Bless The Broken Road"
Rascal Flatts

Love Quotes
Some people have a wonderful way with words. If you have a hard time saying exactly how you feel in an eloquent way, these romantic quotes just may inspire the poet in you. 

"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."  -Sam Keen

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."  -David Viscott

"I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."  -Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."  -Dr. Seuss

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."  -Nora Ephron

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."  -Audrey Hepburn

"True love stories never have endings."  -Richard Bach





Traditions 

  • Write Love Letters
    A beautiful thing to do for your soon-to-be spouse is to write them a love letter, and then have it hand-delivered to them while they are getting ready for the ceremony. This is a wonderful way to remind them why you want to be married to them, and it's sure to get them extra-excited about walking down the aisle to say "I do!"

  • Toast Your Love
    This tradition that you can begin at your wedding and carry on throughout your married life involves both the spoken and the written word. Pick out special toasting glasses to use at your wedding reception for the toasts you will be both giving and receiving. After the wedding, tuck those glasses safely away, along with a bottle of wine and love letters from each of you to be opened on your first anniversary. Toast a wonderful year together, read the loving memories in your letters, then replace everything so that you can do it all over again next year.
  • Renew Your Vows
    The most important part about getting married are the vows that you promise to each other. Over time, the busyness of life can get in the way and make you forget how important some of those words really are. Renewing your wedding vows is a wonderful way to remind each other of those promises. It doesn't have to be a big ceremony (although those can be fun for the big anniversaries!) Simply looking into each other's eyes and saying them again can be incredibly romantic and special.


Hopefully, the items above have gotten you into the Valentine's Day spirit, and maybe even inspired a few romantic wedding planning ideas for you. If you happen to become engaged in the next few days, or if you already are, Country Jewell knows the charming and scenic place for you to get married! Give us a call and we'll help to make all of your wedding dreams come true.  




A delightfully quaint Knoxville wedding
& event venue.

6550 Hickory Valley Road
Heiskell, TN 37754
865-494-0552

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Friday, February 3, 2017

10 Clever Ideas For A Football Fan's Wedding

It's not just men that love football. We've seen quite a few brides that enjoy the game every bit as much as their grooms do. With Super Bowl Sunday coming up this weekend, Country Jewell has decided to help out any engaged football fanatics with some wonderful ideas to incorporate into the wedding they will be hosting at our scenic Knoxville wedding venue.


#1 - Football Field Engagement Photos 
Your favorite team's football field would make an awesome background for your engagement photos. Go the classic route and dress as you normally would, or have some "Team Smith" (fill in your own last name there) jersey's made up in your wedding colors. Your photographer should have no trouble at all coming up with some adorable poses. 

#2 - Game Ticket Save-The-Dates
Let all of your wedding guests know to mark their calendars by sending out "tickets" to your wedding for the save-the-date announcements. The theme can even be carried over to your wedding program, where you can list your wedding party's "team lineup." 

#3 - Little Crowd PleasersThe youngest members of your wedding party can join in on the football-themed fun too. Let the ring bearer carry a football with the rings tied gracefully around it with a big ribbon. Your flower girl could drop confetti, like the kind that is shot out of cannons when a team wins a big game, or she could throw mini craft pom poms in festive colors.

#4 - Pom Pom Bouquets
A creative florist will most likely be able to make your bridal party's bouquets resemble the shape of a cheerleader's pom poms. That could make for some very "cheerful" group photographs.  


#5 - Concession Stand
Cocktail hour is the perfect time to pull out all of your favorite foods from the snack counter at the stadium. Giant pretzels, nachos, popcorn, waffle fries, and maybe even some mini chili dogs will keep the crowd happy until dinner time. 

#6 - Autograph Session
With a little searching, you should be able to find a light-colored football to use for your wedding guest book. If you need to use the classic dark brown kind, find metallic pens that will show up brightly on it. Set up a sign next to the football asking for all of your guests' "autographs." 

#7 - Grand Entrance
Everyone at the wedding will definitely take notice if you make your grand entrance into the reception similar to how a football team enters the field. Your wedding party can enter first and line up, making a row foryou to run down. Once they are all in place, bring out a great big Mr. & Mrs. banner for the two of you to bust through, high-fiving your wedding party as you pass them by.  

#8 - Halftime Show
The players get a break mid-game to rest. Give your wedding guests a break from the dance floor mid-reception by bringing in some added entertainment for them to enjoy. This can be as tame as a special guest singing a few songs, or a big production like a troupe of dancers performing all around the room.

#9 - Garter Pass
If you choose to do the classic bouquet toss and garter throw, let the groom play quarterback. After removing the garter, place it around a football and throw an inspired pass to the next groom-to-be. 

#10 - A Winning Exit
Guests can cheer you on into your new life as husband and wife by shaking pom poms as you make your way to the getaway car. If you trust your friends and family to not throw them at you, they could even toss mini footballs in the air as you run past. It would look amazing in the wedding photographs. 


It's not hard to incorporate something that you love into your wedding without making it look like a kids' party. It just takes a little creative thinking. Small details like those listed above can go a long way to making your Country Jewell wedding a memorable event for everyone involved. 



A delightfully quaint Knoxville wedding
& event venue.

6550 Hickory Valley Road
Heiskell, TN 37754
865-494-0552

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