I got married and had my reception here in 2001. It was wonderful. The house and grounds are designed for such occassions. There are several tiers to the beautiful gardens on the back of the house down to the Tennessee River. The colors are so pretty there isn't a need to spend a lot of money on flowers to decorate. It also lends itself to tons of beautiful pictures. The staff was great to work with. My only complaint is that there is very little parking and you don't get enought time in your rental allotment. Give it a look-see if you are planning a Knoxville wedding.