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Real Experiences from Brides & Guests of The Julianna Wedding & Event Venue

My fiance and I spent a lot of time trying to find the “perfect” venue in Knoxville. After countless hours of researching and visiting, I saw The Julianna listed as a newer venue. My parents and I went to visit first because my fiance was out of town, but as soon as he returned, I told him we had to go see it together. The pictures do not do this venue justice; it is a hidden gem that has a great amount of elegance and charm.

The main ceremony location is well shaded and was perfect for our June wedding. The accommodations for the bridal party (separate spaces for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen) were extremely comfortable for getting ready throughout the day. The reception spot is beautiful without decorations (which is a huge plus)! Sandy was great at finalizing the details and everything went smoothly before, during, and after the wedding. Also, it was so nice that the chairs, tables, linens, chargers, and even some other decorations were included in the pricing; that is hard to find.

I cannot say enough good things about this venue and I highly recommend you pay The Julianna a visit because you will likely fall in love!

- Whitney

We booked The Julianna for my daughter’s wedding this past weekend. The venue is beautiful and gorgeously maintained. We used the garden space for the ceremony and the inside for the reception. Both spaces are stunning and offer all the little touches that make it a mark above. The staff and owner are great. You can tell that their goal is to help you have a great event, and they go above and beyond. Our friends and family reported that it was the best venue they’d ever visited for a wedding. The indoor and outdoor spaces flow so well for guests to mingle. I highly recommend this venue. The farmhouse is very nice and worth the extra to stay overnight and be close the next morning.

- Jamia

My husband and I tied the knot at the Julianna and couldn’t be happier with how the day went! The venue was spectacular and we were lucky to have a beautiful spring day to enjoy the gardens and outdoor areas on the property. Our guests raved about it and everyone enjoyed how secluded it felt. Big thank you to everyone at The Julianna!

- Erin

I planned my sons first birthday party at The Julianna in the beautiful courtyard. Not only was it a stunning venue but the staff was incredible to work with. Very personable and easy to help plan. My facility consultant, Sandy, went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we asked for and more. Any event from small to big, The Julianna will have you covered! Bravo!

- Kathleen

I had my reception for my wedding at The Julianna, but I also booked it for the overnight stay and was SO happy I did! With my ceremony being on the early side, I had to have my hair and makeup done super early and was extremely excited to have the option of the overnight stay! We just rolled out of bed to get hair and makeup done and then did our first look before our ceremony! After the ceremony, we had cocktail hour and the reception at The Julianna. All my guests RAVED about how elegant and perfect the venue was! The Julianna had to perfect amount of space and setup for all my guests. And don’t even get me started on the fireplace!! So gorgeous! On top of all that, The Julianna is completely family-owned, so they made it extremely personable to us!

- Katie

I attended an April 2021 wedding at The Julianna and was blown away by the beauty of this place. The repurposed horse stables are both timeless and trendy. The elegant details elevated the event and the facility manager was exceptionally professional and helpful.

- Lisa

The Julianna is a wonderful venue. It is so pretty and the people are so easy to work with. We had cocktails out on the patio before dinner. The dinner space was big and roomy. It felt cozy at the same time. We hosted the dinner but felt like we were the guests! We were so pleased with The Julianna!

- Melissa

I had my wedding at The Julianna on May 29, 2021, and had the most blissful day. The Julianna is a beautiful venue with so much natural beauty surrounding the grounds. We did the package with the farmhouse package and I highly recommend this! We had 8 girls stay the night in the farmhouse the night before the wedding and it was PERFECT. We still had plenty of room in the house and the house was so accommodating. The bedrooms are large and open with very large bathrooms so all the makeup needs. The house made the weekend all the better!! It was perfect to be able to spend time with the girls before the big day.

The Saah family is incredible to work with. They are so warm and inviting and will go above and beyond to make the day perfect. The breakfast included in the farmhouse package was a large spread and simply so good!! The months leading up to the wedding were simple and stress-free thanks to The Julianna staff working with me on everything. This family is exactly who you want to be working with on your big day. I cannot express enough how fantastic this family and venue are. People are the wedding told us several times that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they have been to! I highly recommend The Julianna for weddings and any other events!!

- Antoinette

We had a perfect wedding venue with the most gracious owners. Many people commented that the Calloways wedding was the most intimate gathering and the special magical place they had ever been. Do not hesitate to book this gorgeous property.

- Vicky

I had my reception at The Julianna and the staff was so wonderful! The venue is gorgeous and the staff are so attentive to detail and are so caring and kind! They made the day absolutely wonderful! Definitely book The Julianna! You won’t regret it! 😊

- Mary

The team at The Julianna truly made us feel like royalty and made us feel so special for our big day, as well as the whole planning process. The Saah family is so great to work with and made the experience one that we will always reflect on with fond, happy memories. From being so accommodating in getting us in quickly for the initial tour when we first got engaged, to having multiple meetings with us to make sure everything about our vision was brought to life, to having multiple people around the entire day of our wedding to make sure everything moved seamlessly, I cannot say enough about how great the team at The Julianna is.

The property itself is breathtaking and has multiple options to fit your theme or vision, and I love how there is a built-in rain-day option without having to spend an arm and a leg by renting a tent – instead, there is a gorgeous indoor setting that is beautiful on its own and also beautiful with exquisite decor and florals! I love how we were not restricted by a certain list of vendors that we had to choose from like other wedding venues tend to enforce so that we could truly put together the best team possible to fit our vision. Sandy really went the distance in being there every step of the way and worked so great with my wedding planner, and I truly feel like I had the best team possible for the most important day of my life.

Do not look any further than The Julianna for your wedding or special event because you will not be disappointed. Thanks for such a beautiful, perfect setting for our fairytale wedding day, Saah family! We love The Julianna!

- Krysta

The Julianna was the perfect venue for my daughter’s wedding. GREAT family to work with us when we needed a rain plan ( had to bring everything inside). Our guests raved all night about how beautiful it was!!

- Martha

The venue was gorgeous, it was the perfect place for my son’s wedding. Everything was clean and checked on constantly which helped me relax knowing we were being cared for properly. The owners and vendors were so kind to us and were able to adjust based on our needs. If you want a wedding done right, this is definitely the place!

Getting married at the Julianna was a wonderful experience. It was such a joy to plan our special day in this beautiful place. We were excited to share with our family and friends the special corner of the world. It’s a breathtaking area with beautiful grounds, and a farmhouse to stay and entertain our out-of-town guests. But at the same time, it’s a place to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the sunset! And that’s what we, and all of our guests, did! The staff and owners were extremely nice and helpful. I would recommend the area to anyone looking for a special and easeful place to plan a wedding!

- Casey

Our daughter was married at The Julianna this summer and we were incredibly happy. The venue and grounds are spectacular! The natural beauty made it easy to decorate and the pictures turned out gorgeous. Its convenient location is great for guests and vendors. There are so many options for ceremony/reception placement you can really have it exactly how you imagined. The Saah family did a great job creating this special place and were very sweet to work with.

- Kim

We absolutely LOVED The Julianna and all my guests were obsessed with how beautiful everything was! Plus, the overnight farmhouse stay worked out absolutely perfectly for us and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing wedding venue!! 

- Katie

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, my family experienced the most beautiful, storybook wedding at The Julianna. The day was picture perfect! There’s really no other way to describe it. When we started venue shopping, my daughter had done her research and had several local venues lined up to tour over a period of two weeks. The Julianna was the very first venue we visited, and it was also the last. “When you know, you know.”

The Julianna is a family-operated business, and we were made to feel like part of the family from the onset. Sandy was the representative we worked with from the beginning until the end. She was personable, accommodating, thorough, hospitable – and fun! She was easy to work with; helped us get things exactly as we envisioned, and made things less stressful for us. (Believe me. The importance of this can’t be overstated.) We were made to feel like our wedding was of great importance to them (and not just a business transaction). Suzanne provided oversight and continued to check in with us to make sure all was going well and if there was any other way they could assist.

The location of the venue provides an “out in the country” type atmosphere yet it is just minutes from Northshore Drive with lodging, restaurants, and shops. The venue itself is drop-dead gorgeous! The professional landscaping is impeccable and aesthetically pleasing. Everything was in bloom, and there was lots and lots of green (trees, bushes, vines, flowers). The ceremony site was beautifully romantic with the soft trickling stream running alongside the seating area. It was the perfect serene setting for the praise and worship-oriented ceremony Krysta and Chris had planned. We truly felt God’s presence at the ceremony. The patio area used for the social hour was equally impressive. The foliage and big tree wrapped in lights added a whimsical charm to the evening.

There were so many great places for the wedding party (as well as our guests) to take photos. The entire grounds were breathtakingly beautiful allowing some amazing aerial shots for our videographer and unbelievable sunset photos for our photographer. As far as the other accommodations (which are equally important), the bridal party had a blast spending the night in the spacious and well-furnished guest house the night prior to the wedding.

On the day of the wedding, the large and well-lit dressing area for the bridal party proved to be a great asset. The groomsmen had their own quarters to relax and dress in prior to the ceremony. The dining area was, once again, beautiful with large crystal chandeliers gracing the rustic setting. This wedding was fun and truly a celebration! The oversized reception area with dimmed lights accommodated lots of dancing which produced lots of smiles. The sparkler send-off, with our guests lining the front sidewalk, was the perfect ending to a perfect evening.

Thank you to The Julianna team for helping Krysta and Chris begin their marriage in a most perfect extraordinary way. If I could give a rating of more than 5 stars, I would!

- LisaB

We hosted an incredible event at the Julianna. They were wonderful to work with and the venue was beautiful! We can’t recommend them enough!

- Tori

It was an outstanding, breathtaking experience! The staff went above and beyond to make our special event that much more magical. It was a 10/10 and I couldn’t imagine using another venue in east TN!
- Jake

Immediately upon entering The Julianna, I knew this was the perfect venue to hold the Memorial Service for my recently deceased husband. Its location, nestled in a beautifully peaceful wooded setting, provided an ideal atmosphere of intimacy and comfort. The gardens and the building were arranged to provide flexibility to accommodate both small gatherings as well as large groups. We held the Military Ceremony outside in the garden where my husband received full-military honors, with a military eulogy, the folding of the flag, the rifle salute, and the playing of taps on an idyllic East Tennessee Fall afternoon. Immediately following the ceremony, we adjourned inside for our Memorial Service and Reception. It was a day of reflection and joy that came together magically at The Julianna.

I would highly recommended The Julianna venue and its professional team to any family, group, or organization for a planned event. They are flexible. They are accommodating. They are caring.

- Janet

I toured this venue and it was simply breathtaking from the moment you drive in to enter the property. It’s a peaceful space and well maintained. I was greeted by the owner and manager; two amazing women who provided their insight and knowledge. The space is beautiful; open, modern, romantic, and elegant. Every area has a purpose and they truly care about making your vision come to life and maximizing your experience. I loved hearing the history of the property and how it all came to be! You will not regret booking!

- Tori

The Julianna is gorgeous! I was there for a wedding this weekend and it was so fun! The bride looked beautiful and so happy. The groom and all of the wedding party was having a blast. I’m so happy for them. The hair and makeup were incredible! The makeup was done by Island Skin. The hair was done by Styles by Kirby. The entire wedding party looked amazing. It’s so cool that this wedding venue has it all! Suzanne Saah is the owner and she has everything you need to enjoy your wedding day and look your best.

- Eileen

As wedding planners, we love working in The Julianna. The staff is friendly and attentive, the facilities are beautiful and well-maintained, and the flow of the spaces works perfectly for an unforgettable event. We have recommended The Julianna to so many of our couples planning their special day. Thank you from the Wildflower Wedding Planning Team!

- Khloe

Performed a wedding here and it was beautiful location. In the city and close to things but on a private road so you don’t have to worry about traffic noise. I highly recommend!

- Happy Unions Weddings by The Trusty Notary

What a wonderful and joyous experience. Wouldnt trade it for anything. Beautiful space, wonderful staff, a great time was had by all. 10/10 would recommend.

- Charles