The Gardens of Sunshine Hollow
East Tennessee's Finest
Sunshine Hollow offers beautiful flowers and scenery
throughout the season with hundreds of varieties of
perennial flowers, annual flowers and shrubs.
bloom seasons. It also has
one of the most elegant Wedding and Reception Halls in East Tennessee. Both the garden wedding site and Reception
Ballroom is situated in the middle of 160 acres of unspoiled
forest. The Gardens and a two acre sparkling lake serve as
the backdrop for our wedding site. While the
Wedding/Reception Ballroom is situated in one of our Shade
Gardens surrounded by Hydrangea, Roses, Rhododendrons and
other hanging baskets and pots of annual flowers.
Behind our wedding pergola is a large raised backdrop of roses, daylilies
and other annual flowers plus shepherd's hooks of hanging baskets. The main
outdoor wedding area is a one half acre lawn which slopes gently toward the
wedding arch with the lake as a backdrop. The lawn area is the world's
finest lawn grass "Meyer Zoysia" and is like a green carpet under your feet
as it leads down to the wedding arch.
Whether you have your wedding outdoors or indoors the reception can be
held in our new 5,000 square foot Event Center which provides ample room for
groups up to 200 seated guests with room for a dance floor and a buffet
area. Our reception venue is surrounded by our beautiful shade gardens and
has over twenty large windows for viewing the Gardens. The center has twenty
foot high cathedral ceilings with rustic Chandeliers and wall sconces which
can be dimmed to provide a candlelight effect. 13,000 thousand wedding lights form
a canopy over you guests and adorn windows and walls. Lighted trees and
wedding arch also combine in providing a maical effect to the Ballroom.
Star light lasers also add to the magic by projecting thousands of red and green
fireflies on ceilings and in the forest surrounding the Ballroom.
Although we now permit Families to cater their own weddings to keep their costs low,
we also offer home-cooked buffet meals prepared fresh right in our own kitchen. We
also offer a finger food type wedding reception with your choice of many hot or cold
selections. If we provide your catering, our venue rental includes all guest tables
with linens and guest chairs plus table busing and all cleanup. We also provide a
gift/registration table and a table for the wedding party.
For indoor weddings we can set up the Wedding in the end of our Ballroom
under our large picture windows which look out on the Gardens. At the end of
the wedding, chairs can be picked up and stored quickly to provide room for
the dance floor at the Reception. The Ballroom is also available for a
backup wedding site in case of inclement weather interrupting an Outdoor Ceremony.
This will save the cost of renting a tent.
For outdoor or Garden weddings, chairs (Which are included
in our venue rental) for the wedding guests can be set up
for up to 200 or more to make a gentle amphitheater for the
wedding event. A good view can be had by each attendee.
Weddings that are held after 4:30 P.M. also take advantage
of the fact that the sun sets early behind the hills that
form the Hollow so the wedding site is in shade. Sunshine
Hollow can furnish power for music players or
instrumentalists and shepherd hooks for additional flowers
or baskets of programs or favors.