Chattanooga Wedding Venues: Dalton Convention Center

Diana & Saul Pacheco | Dalton Convention Center

Photos by Luz Art Photography

High school sweethearts Diana and Saul Pacheco’s love story began seven years ago with the help of a follow button. “Saul was the one who made the first move by adding me on all social media … he sent a message asking if I wanted a donut,” recalls Diana. Though she declined his offer at the time, Saul’s efforts were not in vain, and they began dating that same year. “What can I say, I guess it worked!” adds Diana. The couple married in an early afternoon ceremony on July 16, 2022, and celebrated afterward with loved ones at the Dalton Convention Center.


The venue was exactly what they had looked for. “It’s the biggest venue here in our town. We both have a big family on both sides, so we wanted a venue that would be able to fit all of our loved ones. We liked that we had someone helping us every step of the way,” explains Diana. The spacious room accommodated tables for guests while still providing ample space for visiting and dancing.

The evening was aglow, as string lights reflected off the reception’s gold décor and the bride’s sparkling tiara. Tall flower frames ascended above the guest tables, topped by classy arrangements of white roses and greenery. The sentiment of these handmade centerpieces, which featured flowers arranged by Saul’s aunt, was complemented by a thank you note from the couple to their guests at each table.

For dinner, the Dalton Convention Center catered a flavorful lineup featuring pasta and birria and served up beverages as guests enjoyed the celebration. A stunning cake display, featuring tiers of nearly a dozen cakes adorned with cascading gold beads, was certainly a highlight of the night and offered an array of flavors to suit any guest’s palate. A DJ kept the fun going as the dance floor filled with smiling faces.

Looking back, Diana is grateful for how effortlessly the day unfolded. “We were both calm during our wedding, and everything went smoothly. We got to enjoy our day in peace!” she shares. Her favorite part of the day was simply that she and Saul got to share it all with their family and loved ones.


How He Proposed

“We were in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to celebrate our anniversary, and Saul surprised me with a helicopter ride. I looked out the window and saw someone holding a ‘Will you marry me?’ sign. We got off the helicopter, Saul got down on one knee, and we all know what my answer was!”

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