Wedding Venue
Located Near Athens, TN and Cleveland, TN

Nestled along the rolling foothills of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, Holly Hill is a venue designed to take your breath away.

Less than an hour drive from Knoxville, TN or Chattanooga, TN, and only minutes from Athens and Cleveland, TN, Holly Hill is an ideal destination for weddings, receptions, dinner parties, corporate meetings and other events.  This versatile and charming location is perfect for events, both large and small.

Situated on 76 beautifully landscaped acres, up a long, winding driveway, the Georgian manor house was built by Sir Eric Bowater in the 1950s and has been used for many years for exclusive weddings.  We have now opened this venue up to the public so that you can experience the beauty and elegance of Holly Hill!




From our expansive stone patio to our free flowing living and dining room spaces, Holly Hill is as versatile as it is elegant.  This event space also features private dressing rooms, a large modern kitchen and unlimited breathtaking vistas both inside and out for that perfect photo opportunity.




Classic Beauty. Modern Amenities. Versatile Space.

With lavishly landscaped gardens, Holly Hill lies tucked away in a peaceful valley in East Tennessee, surrounded by rolling hills and majestic mountains with stunning manicured lawns and gardens that provide the perfect backdrop for any wedding, reception or event.

Built in 1955 by New Orleans architects for the late British paper magnate, Sir Eric Bowater and his wife, Lady Margaret, Holly Hill is reminiscent of an English countryside with southern Mississippi River style columns and a long winding driveway that heightens anticipation to the visual feast ahead, and it does not disappoint.




Holly Hill is one of East Tennessee’s most exclusive wedding venues.

Beyond Holly Hill’s historic surface beats a 21st century heart. The venue boasts a full size catering kitchen perfect for any size event.  In recent years its owners installed solar arrays and a geothermal heating/cooling plant that brings the property’s carbon footprint to virtually nothing.




Wedding venue for all of your event hosting needs

We want to make your wedding, party or corporate meeting something you’ll always remember.  Take a look through our gallery or contact us today, we look forward to seeing you at Holly Hill.