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Nature Awaits

Celebrate your special day at Ijams Nature Center where lush green foliage and subtle sounds of nature will provide an intimate, enchanting backdrop for your ceremony.

Centrally located five minutes from downtown Knoxville, this 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and green space is one of Knoxville’s greatest treasures. Choose to have your wedding or event at the historic home site, and enjoy the floor to ceiling views of forests, flowers and sky. The beautifully rustic arbors provide a natural framework for the bride and groom and may be decorated to suit your particular style.

Wedding Facilities  – Wedding ceremonies are conducted at the Ijams Home Site where the legacy of the Ijams Family started in 1910. This is the only section of the property specifically designated for wedding day events.

Ijams is available for your Wedding Ceremony and Reception from 9am to 11pm. Rentals include an optional rehearsal time and a choice from the following wedding packages:

  • 4- Hour Wedding Package – $1,650
  • 6-Hour Wedding Package – $2,250
  • 2-Hour Ceremony Only – $550
  • Additional Hourly Fee- $275

Wedding packages include use of the meadow, covered pavilion, tent pad, terraced gardens and the Miller Building which has one large and one small room and a kitchen. Packages also include day-of event staff. NOTE: Staff are not wedding planners and are on site to answer questions and assist with any facility issues. Wedding packages do not include tables, chairs, tents, or decorations. We partner with All Occasions Party Rentals for all of your rental needs!

Please fill out the form below to inquire about your possible date.  We will contact you via e-mail.  To set up an appointment, please contact our Rentals Coordinator at 865-577-4717 ext. 142 or email

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October wedding at the home site




Rentals and Weddings Inquiry Form

Please fill out this form and we will get back to you shortly regarding availability for your rental. Thank you for your interest in Ijams!
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    Your rental start time should include the time you would like to arrive to set up.
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    Your rental end time will include all take down and clean up.