As the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville, TN is all things Appalachia, and is full of that smoky charm. Often referred to as the capital of Appalachia, because of its topography – the Great Appalachian Valley, the Cumberland Plateau, the Tennessee River, the Holston River, the French Broad River etc. – Knoxville is where people go when they want to return to their roots.
That is not to say that Knoxville is all roots though. Although Knoxville experienced a bit of decline in the 1950s and 60s, it has since experienced a revival, especially its downtown area, with the opening of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the Knoxville Convention Center and many restaurants. Knoxville is taking its roots and pushing onward into the future.
Some of the more popular wedding venues in town include Butterfly Gap Retreat, Gettysvue Country Club and The Bleak House. All venues incorporate Knoxville’s smoky landscape and storied history, but fuses Appalachia with progressive elegance. The Butterfly Gap, for instance, is set on 900 acres of wooded property. Gettysvue offers guests great views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Bleak House is an antebellum mansion!
If you’re planning on having a Jewish, interfaith or same sex marriage in Knoxville, Rabbi Lebow knows how to harness that Appalachian elegance and is the perfect officiant for your wedding! Contact him today.