Local Venues: Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall

Wendy & Jared Johnson

 

High school is an important time for so many young adults, and it’s even more special when it’s where you meet the love of your life. This was the case for Wendy and Jared Johnson, who met almost 13 years ago. “If you ask Jared, he will tell you he had his eye on me before then,” explains Wendy. “But I think he just made that part up to con me into liking him.”

 

Photos by Natalie Caho Photography

 

bride and groom dancing at Chattanooga Whiskey Event hall

 

When the time came to finally tie the knot, Wendy and Jared knew they wanted a venue that had a flair for fun and was convenient to all of downtown Chattanooga’s offerings. “We just loved the logistics and flow of the event hall at Chattanooga Whiskey,” says Wendy. “And one of the best parts about the venue is that with its rustic vibe and wooden accents, it’s basically already decorated for you.”

 

Bride walking down the isle with her father at Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall

How He Proposed

“We hiked to Edwards Point on Signal Mountain with a few of our close friends, and he popped the question there!”

 

While the Johnsons did add some terrariums and bouquets to fill the tables, they made a conscious effort to keep the décor minimal for their rustic-chic wedding. Timeless and classy hues of champagne, navy, and gold were found throughout the space, while pink, coral, and fuchsia were added for pops of color. 

 

Wedding Reception Table Centerpieces at Chattanooga Whiskey Event hall

 

The flow of the venue allowed for an easy transition from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. This was complemented by the couple’s grand reception entrance to the Star Wars theme song with lightsabers in tow.

 

Wedding party table at Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall

 

The day’s events went off without a hitch. Dinner consisted of grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, and Southern sides, and guests could take advantage of a photo booth while they waited in line for food. After a tasty slice of the Johnsons’ Bundt wedding cake and hours of dancing the night away, guests gathered outside for a traditional sparkler sendoff.

 

Sparkler send off for bride and groom at Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall

 

“My favorite part of the entire day had to be seeing our puppies dressed up in their wedding attire, not to mention seeing my groom cry his eyes out as I walked down the aisle,” remembers Wendy. “It’s something I will never forget. The entire day was truly a dream.”

 

barrel of flowers wedding decoration at Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall

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