Dunaway Gardens
History of Dunaway Gardens


Dunaway Gardens offers one of the most beautiful and exclusively private settings in the Southeast for elegant weddings, fitting a range of budgets. Offering 25 acres of lush botanical garden grounds, our brides select from a variety of outdoor ceremony sites, from the historic Arrowhead Pools to the hidden Hanging Gardens, to the ancient Wedding Tree.

We can easily accommodate cozy to large weddings with ample parking and golf carts to comfortably transport guests and the bridal party to and from ceremony and reception sites. We provide climate-ready tent facilities for receptions and offer catering packages designed to ensure that your special event is all you imagined.

Wedding fees include a 10-hour event period, choice of ceremony site, use of historic pre-Civil War cottage for bride and bridesmaids, golf carts to comfortably transport guests and bridal party, ceremony and reception set-up and break-down, chairs, climate ready reception tents, tables and linens. A selection of dining accessories is also available.

Visit our History page to take a step back in time and explore the rich and colorful past of Dunaway Gardens, originally opened in 1934 as a theatrical training ground for some of the country's most beloved stage performances. The spot where Minnie Pearl, herself, got her start, and Walt Disney loved to visit, the gardens enjoyed their heydey during the famous Jazz Era. Buried beneath years of neglect and a carpet of kudzu, Dunaway Gardens was reopened in 2000 to once again share her past and beauty for memorable occasions.

Call today for an appointment to book your private wedding tour.