Hello and Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!I am a member of a string quartet in Chattanooga and have played at numerous weddings over the past 6 years. I think the venues that will give the greatest amount of flexibility are going to be the ones that don't have a lot of requirements or preset packages. We performed at a second marriage ceremony recently at a venue in Chattanooga called Heritage House. It was once a private residence and is now owned by the city. There are no requirements on catering or any other vendor services. You can visit the webpage at www.Chattanooga.gov then go to Education, Arts, & Culture under departments. From there, select Heritage House (423-855-9474). As for proper wedding etiquette, second marriages often include children and close extended family as part of the processional in place of the traditional seating of the parents and attendants processional. I hope this is helpful. If your wedding is in Dalton, I would check with local vendors or the Dalton Chamber of Commerce for ideas on local venues.
Hi! I personally think if you want something intimate and you aren't inviting a lot of guest, I would suggest the same place I got married. Walnut Hill Farm (which is in Dalton) is close to 100 acres but the great thing about this venue is they have 3 different locations on the property to have a wedding depending on the size of your wedding. If you plan on simple, I would suggest the pavillion. Have a late evening wedding which would be very romantic and it is next to a small pond. It is absolutely beautiful! We had our rehearsal dinner there and it was perfect for the 40 that attended. Hope this helps!
PS there is no right or wrong to a wedding no matter if its your first or second. You do what fits you.