Tonya Damron Photography

Bandstand at Chilhowee Park Wedding Venue || Knoxville, TN

Bandstand at Chilhowee Park Wedding Venue

The Bandstand at Chilhowee Park wedding venue in Knoxville, TN will be opening soon. I can not wait for this new addition to the great selection of wedding venues in East Tennessee.

“There’s more than 80 acres of beautiful outdoor space. Chilhowee Park is used for fairs, festivals, concerts, charity runs, trade shows, and agriculture competitions. It’s located off Interstate 40 and just minutes from downtown Knoxville. “
The Bandstand is in the middle of Chilhowee Park by the lake. I never remember it being there, so when I arrived last week I was pleasantly surprised! The marble structure brought me back to something of the feel of being in Savannah or Charleston. It was absolutely beautiful! They had strung lights from tree to tree, which gave it the most romantic feel. The Grandstand overlooks the lake with the perfect view of the sunset.

The Styled Shoot

I’m so happy that Always Your Occasions asked me to be a part of this styled photo shoot. It’s always fun getting to work with great wedding vendors here in Knoxville, TN! It’s also extremely exciting when a venue is a place you’ve never shot at before. Bonus points if the venue is brand new!
I arrived and everyone was finishing up the final touches for the shoot. I love watching creative minds work together to make something beautiful, especially for a wedding. I loved the simplicity of this styled wedding shoot.
Halfway through the photo shoot, it started to rain. Rain isn’t the base case scenario for anything to do with a wedding, however, we continued on. During a real wedding we can’t always pause until the rain stops, so we just pushed through and made it work. I’m happy we did because the sunset was spectacular!

Opening Soon

I’m not sure on the exact date of the Bandstand Wedding Venue at Chilhowee Park, but they will have information on their site soon. I’m so excited for this new wedding venue in Knoxville, TN to open! The staff was simply amazing to work with and for a vendor that’s a big deal. If a venue is easy to work with that means my bride and groom will be treated well and in return less stressed out.


Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Bandstand at Chilhowee Park Wedding Venue  Coordinator + Decor: Always Your Occasions Officiant: Chuck O’Connor with Sensational Ceremonies Cake Artist: Sweet Beginnings by Elaine Florist: Thistle and Lace Events Photographer: Tonya Damron Photography Hairstylist: Reflections by Christina Makeup Artist: Lindsay Conroy The Skin and Lash Lab Gown and hair accessories: Loveliest Bridal Suit: Prestige Tuxedo Jewelry: Fountain City Jewelers Models: Jessica Nicole Hopkins & Cody Lee Hopkins