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Historic, Southern Wedding Venue
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Say "I Do" at McCoy

Historic Wedding Venue Near Chattanooga, TN

Discover Signal Mountain’s elegant and enchanting outdoor wedding venue, McCoy Farm & Gardens.  Conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Our idyllic setting offers a perfect blend of historic charm, natural beauty, and modern amenities for your special day.

Personalize your ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and reception by choosing from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. 

Picturesque Outdoor Spaces

Nestled within 38 acres of woodlands and maintained gardens, our outdoor venues provide a breathtaking natural canvas for your wedding photos. The Bachman manor house, adorned in mountain stone, creates a stately and timeless backdrop for weddings hosted on the front lawn, adding a touch of grandeur to your celebration. Whether you opt for the front lawn or the serene garden setting, you’ll have a picturesque backdrop that captures the essence of your love story.

Intimate Indoor Spaces

Our historic Bachman manor house adds a touch of sophistication to your wedding experience. Inside, you’ll find a spacious bridal suite complete with private bathrooms, offering ample space for you and your bridal party to prepare for your big day. Additionally, our Pavilion, accommodating up to 90 guests, is an ideal choice for intimate gatherings, rehearsal dinners, or smaller weddings.

Experience the natural beauty of McCoy’s woodlands and gardens as they provide a picturesque backdrop for your special day, making every moment memorable. Schedule a property tour today and imagine yourself saying “I do” at McCoy!

bride groom on porch

Features of McCoy Farm & Gardens

  • Historic, mountain stone home and beautiful, ever-changing gardens
  • Multiple, unique ceremony and reception sites, from woodland settings to the more formal boxwood gardens 
  • Onsite parking for 80 cars with more satellite parking upon request  
  • Indoor and outdoor settings for your celebration 
  • Countless picturesque backdrops to capture your perfect day 
  • Bride and Groom Dressing Rooms available with House reservation 

Our Spaces


Grand Estate Package with Gardens

15 hours of use over 2 days / 250 guests max

Friday or Saturday $4,000
Sunday - Thursday $3,500

Rehearsal Dinner Space, House, Pavilion, Barn, Bridal Dressing Room, Groom’s Suite, Garden & Grounds 

Historic Home & Gardens

12 hours of usage the day of the event / 250 guests max

Friday or Saturday $3,000
Sunday - Thursday $2,500

House, Bridal Dressing Room, Groom’s Suite, Garden & Grounds 

Pavilion & Gardens

10 hours of use the day of the event/ 250 guests max

Friday or Saturday $2,500
Sunday - Thursday $1,750

Pavilion, Garden & Grounds

Farm & Gardens

10 hours of use the day of the event / 150 guests max

Friday or Saturday $1,500
Sunday - Thursday $1,250

Barn, Garden & Grounds

Almost Elopement

3 hours of usage the day of the event / 50 guests max

Sunday - Thursday $600

Pavilion or Grounds Only

Additional Fees

Rehearsal Dinner $750 for 5 hours of usage when not included in package 

Additional Scheduled Hours $150 

Additional Unscheduled Hours $300 

Clean up Fee 5% of package Price 

Equipment Rentals (includes set up and take down) 

 Tables $8.00-$10.00, Chairs $3.00, Speaker $100.00 

Payment Arrangements

50% deposit of rental package to reserve the venue 

Remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the event 

Damage deposit of $500 is due 90 days prior to the event as a separate payment that will not be deposited. 

Equipment rentals and clean up fee can be paid the day of the event. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What dates do you have available?

Please contact us at [email protected] for the currently available dates.

How many guests can you accommodate?

We have packages that can accommodate up to 250 guests.

What is the smallest wedding package you offer?

The Almost Elopement package is excellent for intimate weddings and accommodates up to 50 guests.

Are a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner included?

A one-hour rehearsal is included with every package. A rehearsal dinner is included in the Grand Estate Package. A rehearsal dinner can be added to other packages for a $750 flat fee (maximum 5 hours).

Tours & Reservations

How do I schedule a tour?

The grounds are open daily from sun-up to sundown. We invite you to visit and see the grounds anytime. If you would like a tour of the House or to speak with the Event Director about your special event, please contact us at [email protected].

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept personal checks made out to McCoy Farm & Gardens. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 443, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.

How do I reserve a date?

A signed event contract and 50% of the package fee are required to reserve a date.

What are the payment details? Do you require a security deposit?

50% of the package fee is required along with a signed event contract to reserve a date. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the scheduled event. A $500 security deposit is also due at the time of the final payment under a separate check.

What is the cancellation policy?

Once the venue is reserved, McCoy Farm & Gardens does not offer refunds, full or partial. If an extenuating circumstance should arise, McCoy Farm & Gardens will make every effort to work with the client to secure an alternate date within the twelve-month period following a revision.

Do you require event insurance?

Insurance is only required when alcohol is served at the event. If the renter is serving alcohol to guests, at least one week prior to the Event the renter must supply to MFG a Certificate of Insurance that names McCoy Farm & Gardens and the Town of Walden as additional insureds for the Event. Upon request, the Event Director will facilitate the purchase of event insurance.

Event Details

What are the event hours?

Reservation can begin as early as 8am and must conclude no later than 11pm. All amplified music must end by 10pm. Everyone must be off the grounds by 11pm. Tents and other structures must be picked up the day after the event or on Monday for weekend events unless special permission is received.

What's the rain plan?

MFG will not refund money due to inclement weather. The MFG Event Director will work with Renter on a rain contingency plan. The MFG Event Director strongly recommends rental tents or any portion of an Event that is to take place outdoors for over 75 guests. Tents must be secured by the Renter. The MFG Event Director can recommend tent vendors and help with installation coordination.

Is alcohol permitted?

Yes. We require an event alcohol policy to be purchased at any events that will be serving alcohol.

Do you require the use of specific vendors?

No. You are welcome to use vendors of your choice.

Can I set up a tent?

Yes. Tents can be erected in the gardens or orchard with any package except the Almost Elopement Package.

What facilities are available to caterers? May I cook onsite?

Cooking from scratch is not allowed except for outdoor grilling with grills brought by renter or caterer.  Appliances include a freezer, microwaves, warming ovens and a refrigerator.  There is no stove top for cooking.  Chocolate fountains and punch fountains are not permissible indoors.  Beverage stations and coolers should be set up on porches, out of doors, or over tile – preferably other than where there are wooden floors.  Sterno-type warmers are acceptable in designated areas, if the area is supervised. Radiant heaters may be used, except in the house, but must be approved by MFG Event Director. 

Day you require a Day of Coordinator/Planner?

No. We highly encourage you to engage one.

Where is parking located?

We have a gravel parking lot next to the orchard that accommodates approximately 80 cars. Overflow parking may be available upon request.

Are tables and chairs available?

We have rectangular tables and chairs that can be added on to any package. You may also rent from an independent vendor if that better suits your needs.

Can my pet(s) walk me down the aisle?

Yes! We welcome pets in all outdoor spaces. We do not allow pets in the indoor spaces such as the House and Pavillion. Pets are required to be on a leash the entire time they are on the property.

Is the property handicap-accessible?

The first floor of the House and Carriage House restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.  There is not a wheelchair accessible bathroom in the House.  There is a restroom on the first floor. The outdoor event spaces are grass and relatively flat. We have a golf cart that can be used to shuttle guests from the parking lot to the event.  We also allow cars to use the gravel driveway to drop passengers off close to the House or event, but they must return to the parking lot to park.

Where are the closest hotels?

There are no hotels on Signal Mountain. There are some short-term rentals and a few bed-and-breakfasts nearby. The closest hotels are only 15 minutes away in downtown Chattanooga.

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