Granville, Tennessee has long been known for its fantastic festivals, as well as our weekly Saturday night bluegrass suppers at the historic T.B. Sutton store. The Wildwood Resort Marina has positioned itself as one of the premiere destinations in Middle Tennessee, and visitors to Granville love our little niche places, such as Granville Broom Works and Aunt Bee’s Quilt Shop & Bakery, as well as the Southern Shops of Granville, right on the main street. You can visit our Jim Beam Decanter museum, or our Granville History Museum, then step on over to Pioneer Village to see everything from an original log cabin to a replica gas station.
Granville Weddings lets you have your special day right in the middle of everything that is historic Granville. Your wedding venue includes our century-old church, the renovated 1923 Granville Mercantile, and the entirety of our acre lot, which is perfect for outdoor weddings and tented receptions. You’ll also be engaging with owners and their family and staff who care that everything goes well for you and your guests.
We’re good at what we do, and that’s because we have experience, and because we care. We want the bride and groom to have the time of their lives on their big day, we want their families treated as special guests, and we want their friends to have fun in the middle of it all. Sometimes we’re a convenient options for local couples who want to keep it simple and close-to-home, and more than ever we’ve found ourselves as a destination wedding venue for couples from Nashville, and beyond. When you choose Granville Weddings you’re not only getting a venue, you’re getting an experience.
James and Moira Turner, Proprietors
Where is (what is) Granville?
Granville is one of the old steamboat towns in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Today, Granville has become a tourist town—a place to vacation, a place to breathe.
We are a little more than an hour east of downtown Nashville, about two hours west of Knoxville, two hours north of Chattanooga, and less than 30 minutes from Cookeville. We are at 164 Clover Street, Granville, TN 38564.
What to do, what to do…(and where to stay)
Granville has a lot to offer, and is a perfect location for a destination wedding. We’ve long been known for our natural beauty, primarily the Cumberland River, Martin’s Creek, Indian Creek, and the horse riding trails in Holleman’s Bend. You can launch a boat at the Wildwood Resort & Marina, or from one of three ramps within just a few miles from downtown. Our two horse riding trails are the fairly tame Lowland Trail that follows the river from the highway to the head of Holleman’s Bend, and the more challenging Wilderness Trail near the river at the head of Holleman’s Bend.
In Granville you can rent boats, kayaks, and horses, and you and your guests will also enjoy a stroll around the historic town. (We highly recommend the Granville Museum and Pioneer Village, and every visit must include the historic Ben Sutton’s store.) You won’t go hungry, and you can choose anything from bar food to fine dining at Wildwood Resort on the river, or have a Saturday night supper while listening to live bluegrass music at the historic Sutton’s store—just across the street from the Mercantile. Our friends at Wildwood Resort also can accommodate your wedding party for rehearsal dinners and receptions. Their chef and staff are fantastic, and I can personally vouch for them, having held my own reception dinner there.
You’ll have plenty of room for your wedding party and guests to stay in Granville. Wildwood Resort & Marina can accommodate dozens of guests with their lodge rooms, cabins, airstreams, and tiny houses. We also have friends with Airbnb rentals in downtown Granville, in walking distance of the church, and little cabins scattered about in places such as Holleman’s Bend. We have a lot of options in Granville for overnight stays, so please ask us if you have any questions or concerns about the number of guests you’ll be bringing with you.
Granville is just as appealing for what it doesn’t have: traffic, noise, and that big-city rush we seem to find everywhere these days. Imagine your wedding day as waking up on a Saturday morning in the beautiful Granville Mercantile, then sitting outside on the front porch as the locals head to Sutton’s for their morning coffee and breakfast. Feel free to join them, or perhaps take a short five-minute walk for coffee and pastries at Aunt B’s, just down the street. Or maybe take the two-minute drive over to Wildwood Resort for a bite on the water, and to visit with your friends who are staying there. Your family and friends will appreciate the opportunity to enjoy your day in such a lovely place, and your wedding will be one to remember. Granville will give you the chance to breathe and enjoy and celebrate with your friends and family.