Local Wedding Venues: The Hunter Museum

Sarah & Kevin Trojanowski  | The Hunter Museum of American Art

 

Although the two met on a dating app, Sarah Mastey and Kevin Trojanowski soon discovered that they worked in the same office building all along. Sarah explains, “We just happened to see each other in the elevator one day at work. Kevin asked me out on a date after that, and the rest is history!” 

 

Photos by Bamber Photography

The Chicago-based couple chose Chattanooga for their May wedding, with the reception set at the Hunter Museum of American Art. “We loved the view of the river and the rolling hills from the Hunter’s rooftop,” says Sarah. “Since most of our family and friends were from out of town, the Hunter is a really great venue to show how amazing downtown Chattanooga is while also highlighting the natural beauty of Tennessee.”

Following a sweet ceremony at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Trojanowskis gave their guests two hours to transition from the church to the reception venue, allowing them time to freshen up or hit up a bar close by. Upon arrival to the Hunter’s rooftop, guests were met with a dazzling display of vibrant flowers, natural linens, and wooden accents, which complemented the outdoor setting.

According to Sarah, “The natural wood used in a lot of our décor, including the dinner chairs, large bar, and the dance floor, brought some extra warmth to the venue. We also strung beautiful bistro lights within the tent, and when the sun went down, it was quite something to see!”

A catered meal featuring some of the couple’s favorite foods – from pierogis to lobster mac and cheese – was followed by an evening of dancing to a live band. “My favorite part of the day was when we were on the dance floor, and we took a second to take a mental picture and enjoy the moment with all of our family and friends celebrating,” says Sarah. “It made the night even more special that we made an effort to soak it all in!”

The Trojanowskis’ perfect day ended with a breathtaking sparkler send-off along the bridge just outside the Hunter’s front doors. “It was truly the best day of our lives,” Sarah shares.

 

How He Proposed

“Kevin planned the perfect day. He scheduled a massage and a manicure for me for my birthday present. When I came back from my spa day, our whole apartment was decorated with flowers and tea lights. He proposed, and of course I said yes!”

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