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Nature Awaits….

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

Centrally located just five minutes from downtown, our 315-acre wildlife sanctuary and greenspace is one of Knoxville’s greatest treasures. Choose to have your wedding at Ijams Nature Center, and you’ll enjoy some of nature’s most beautiful decorations on your special day. The beautifully rustic arbors provide a natural framework for the bride and groom and may be decorated to suit your particular style.

Wedding ceremonies and receptions are held at the Ijams Home Site, where the legacy of the Ijams family started in 1910. This is the only section of the Ijams grounds specifically designated for weddings. The Ijams Home Site is available for your wedding ceremony and reception from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 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 a small gathering/storage area, a changing area, restroom and a kitchen. Packages also include day-of event staff. NOTE: Staff are not wedding planners and are onsite to answer questions and assist with any facility issues. Wedding packages do not include food, alcohol, tables, chairs, tents or decorations. Ijams partners with All Occasions Party Rentals for all of your rental needs!

Please complete the form below to inquire about your possible date and  Ijams’ Rentals Coordinator, Nathan McGhee, will contact you via e-mail.  To set up an appointment, please contact  Nathan at 865-577-4717 ext. 142 or email


2018 List of Ijams Preferred Caterers

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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