Our Story

 

Welcome to our barn wedding venue in the TN Smoky Mountains with spacious outdoor gardens, horses, country-chic décor and a family staff dedicated to pleasing its couples.  Regina makes your wedding experience more personal, planning with you from start to finish.  All-inclusive wedding packages are our specialty for both elopements and weddings with receptions.

Regina grew up on the Honeysuckle Hills farm, enjoying mountain life with a family who fostered her love for the art of photography.  Instead of sweating in the hay fields, she chased butterflies.  In 1986 she worked all summer at Dollywood for her first “real” Minolta 35mm film camera, and traded butterflies for human subjects.  She made the professional leap in 2002 and acquired her Master of Photography title with PPA some years later.   

Her father died of lung cancer in 2005.   Honeysuckle Hills was born in 2006 as a testament to Regina’s love for her Daddy and a way to share real Smoky Mountain experiences with couples looking for an alternative to commercialized weddings.  She knows the importance of wedding memories that will tug at your heartstrings forever.

If photography is important to you, this is your heaven on earth.  Even if you use your own photographer, our venue has more scenic areas than any other with horses, an arched bridge, creek, waterfall, stone arch, flower gardens, rolling hills, mountain ridge views, and even a separate venue called Little Mountain Hideaway only five minutes away that borders the Smoky Mountain National Park. 

Regina’s Aunt Sharon has decorated the venue since its opening, and her mother (aka “the Queen,”) crashes every reception for at least one dance.  Her son, Thomas, is a behind-the-scenes handy-man.  You’ll meet his sweetheart, Sierra, who is both a photographer and avid marketer.  Adopted family includes Regina’s assistant, Emily, another talented photographer. Needless to say, lasting friendships are made here with a crew who will plan your unforgettable wedding.