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Permit us to use these famous words from a TV show “Winter is coming” but that does not mean that life stops. For example, we still have to go to work and you can also have your wedding in the winter. If you have your wedding planned for between December to February, here are a few tips from us at Bluff Mountain Inn on how to keep you and your guests warm and comfy during your Tennessee winter wedding.

• Blanket Containing Baskets
There is nothing quite like coming in from the outdoors and wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket on a normal winter’s day. Set up some blanket stations as part of your wedding arrangements so that your guests can wrap up if they get a bit too cold. There’s nothing as cozy as a group of friends sitting around with blankets wrapped around them at a wedding.

• Serve Hot Drinks
Most weddings nowadays have coffee and tea available to serve after the cutting of the cake. For your winter wedding, you can have a hot chocolate, coffee or tea cart ready to serve your guests warm drinks whenever they need it. You can also have variations of mulled wine or cider on hand.

• Keep Your Guests Dry
Even if you are having your wedding in an indoor location, it is a great idea to have, for example, an umbrella station, so that guests can keep dry going to and from your venue. There nothing as bad as getting wet and having to spend the day in clothes that won’t dry properly, so help your guests to avoid that.

• Have A Coats And Umbrella Station
Your wedding decorations and seating are part of your wedding theme and setting, so there is nothing more annoying than having them covered up by the coats and umbrellas that people will probably bring to your event in the winter. Having an umbrella and coat’s station will solve this problem and will also help you avoid the drips and puddles that would occur otherwise thus turning your venue into a slip hazard.

• Work with The Theme
If you are having a winter wedding then why not make the most of it? Winter Wonderland theme is a great idea to make your wedding stand out from the crowd. It is also very adaptable towards features such as big warm coats.
Are you thinking of having your wedding in Tennessee? Why not hold it with us at Bluff Mountain Inn? We’re a hidden gem in the Great Smoky Mountains designed to be a casually elegant destination- wedding venue. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Contact us today!

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We know that your wedding day is a big day in your life but does that necessarily mean that your wedding has to be a big one number wise? We at Bluff Mountain Inn do not think so. Everyone has a picture of what their ideal wedding should be like and if yours is a small intimate celebration with those closest to you, it is very valid. Apart from the fact that having a small wedding would be fulfilling your dreams, here are other reasons why having a small and intimate wedding is a great idea.

  • You Save Money

From the quantity of food to the number of wedding favors you have to get, a smaller wedding can be very budget-friendly. You also spend less time and money on sending wedding invitations and other aspects of your wedding like decorations, transportation, the bar, etc. You can then reassign this money to other ventures like your honeymoon.

  • Less Stress and Easy Management

While having a smaller wedding does not mean a simpler event, there is a difference between coordinating for 30-50 guests and 1000-3000 guests. You’ll agree with us that a smaller number of guests would mean more flexibility in your planning. Your RSVP won’t be a nightmare and even your menu would be easier. You’ll feel less overwhelmed and experience less drama.

  • You Have More Quality Time

Have you ever been to a wedding where you barely had any time to speak with the bride and groom and congratulate them? You avoid that with an intimate wedding. The smaller the guests at your wedding, the more time you have to spend welcoming them to your wedding as a couple. This improves the intimate and appreciated feel of your wedding atmosphere which means a more fun and memorable wedding.

  • Our Location

Here at Bluff Mountain Inn we love small and intimate weddings and have several locations on our five-acre property where you can hold yours. We also have intimate wedding packages with discounts that you can ask for. When you book with us, you can choose to have either an outdoor or indoor wedding because we have the facilities for it.

Bluff Mountain Inn is located in Sevierville and we are the prime location for your intimate wedding in Tennessee. We’d be happy to hear from you. Contact us today!

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When it comes to wedding venues, it can be difficult to make a decision on which to settle for because they all look good on the surface. We are not stingy with advice and tips here at Bluff Mountain Inn, so we’ve put together these tips that can help you choose the right wedding location. We also show you some reasons why we are your best wedding location in Sevierville, Tennessee, so read further to find out.

  • Choose A Wedding Venue That Answers Your Calls and Questions

The best wedding venues are busy, but if you want to be a valued customer, go for a venue that will happily communicate with you and answer your questions during and after your inquiry stage. Ideally, once you have booked them, they should be ready to answer you and work out the intricacies of what they can do to build for you the perfect personalized day. The best venues are the ones that will give you that level of attention from even the first contact.

  • Set Your Budget and Guest Numbers First

Many wedding reception venues will wow you with stunning locations dripping with luxury where the rich and the celebrities get married. You might want to choose a venue purely based on its name or reputation, and that would be a valid choice. We, however, think that it might be a cleverer choice for you to narrow down your budget and guest number estimates first, before selecting your venue. Here at Bluff Mountain Inn, we have a chapel, a barn and two receptions with different guest capacities depending on which you choose. We’d be happy to help you decide which is best for you.

  • Stalk Your Venue on Social Media

If you have narrowed down your choice to a couple of venues, a clever way to get some inside information is to stalk them through social media. This is a brilliant way to get secrets to the perfect wedding venue for your beautiful day. Bluff Mountain Inn has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest that you can go to and get whatever information about us apart from our website. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Do you fancy a beautiful wedding in Sevierville, Tennessee? Let us host you and your guests at Bluff Mountain Inn. We want the very best for you so contact us today!

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Most brides and grooms opt for a childless occasion because having kids at your wedding can sometimes be a little stressful. If you, however, have kids yourself and want to include them or you’re thinking of your family and friends who can’t leave their kids out, here are some tips from us at Bluff Mountain Inn on how to have a kid-friendly wedding.

  • Include It In Your Invites

Be specific about the fact that your guests are allowed to come with their kids. Parents usually want to know as soon as possible, so be sure to include a note specifically saying so alongside your invitations. If you have an age minimum, it’s okay to kindly ask parents not to bring babies or toddlers, you should include that as well.

  • Practice With Your Wedding Party Kids

If you are including kids in your wedding party in positions like flower girls or ring bearers, make sure to practice what they should do at the ceremony with them more than once. You do not want them getting out of order and messing things up. Treat it as if you are giving them an extra responsibility so that they feel important and take it seriously.

  • Give The Kids Their Own Space

This will help to keep them occupied and avoid cranky crying kids. Get a side room to use as a quiet space and if you can afford it, hire a nanny or two to give the parents a welcome break. You can also hand out goody bags with snacks and toys to keep them occupied. Puzzles, coloring books, books and games for kids are also a great idea.

  • Include Kid’s Meals

While talking to your caterer, inform them that your wedding ceremony will be kid-friendly, so you will be needing some options for kids. A kid-friendly wedding menu can include favorites like hot dogs or Mac and cheese. Just make sure that you first check with parents about any food allergies. Soft drinks and juices should also be in your options.

Looking for a great place to hold your perfect wedding in Sevierville? Why not try us at Bluff Mountain Inn. We offer you a beautiful, unique and affordable backdrop for your wedding. Give us a call today, we’ll be glad to hear from you.

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One of the trends that we love at the moment is the rustic wedding trend. This theme is perfect for couples who want a nature-filled wedding. From the outfits to the venue, here are the tips that we at Bluff Mountain Inn have put together to help you successfully plan your rustic wedding in Tennessee.

  • Consider Non-Traditional Flowers

Try locally grown greenery or a mix of colorful wildflowers to achieve the ultimate rustic feel at your wedding. When it comes to securing your blooms, rather than holding your bouquet together with a silk ribbon, consider burlap or letting the stems go bare. Also, do not forget to do the same with your centerpieces, opting for just a few flower stems or greens in short vases should do the trick.

  • Your Attires And Accessories

Wedding wears are a vital part of your rustic wedding theme. The plan is to go a little more casual than normal weddings so there is an opportunity for you to have a lot of fun looks. Don cowboy hats, denim and choose earthy hues for your dresses. You as the bride and groom can still go with the traditional wedding dress and black tux.

  • Your Decorations

Your decorations are a great way to bring your rustic wedding to life. Try burlap and mason jars with candles and twinkling lights to illuminate dinner and dancing. You can also use chalkboards to show what’s for dinner, the timing of your ceremony or your beautiful love story and thanks for your guests. Whatever decor ideas you go with should complement your rustic theme.

  • Your Location

For a full-on rustic wedding, consider hosting your celebration in a barn. We have just the barn for you at Bluff Mountain Inn. It is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and can accommodate seating, dining, and dancing for 150 guests. With open-air windows on 3 sides, the unique place is the perfect combination of indoors and nature that you need for your perfect rustic wedding. Bluff Mountain Inn is located in Sevierville, Tennessee and has great facilities to make your wedding a success. Why not give us a call today?

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