Where Rustic Charm Meets Special Occasions

Close up of woman's boots as she hikes on a leafy trail in Ocoee Tennessee
Welcome Valley Village Loog
Special Events

Rustic Venue

Welcome Valley Village has had the privilege of hosting many special events over the past few decades, providing a space for guests to create treasured memories and enjoy a beautiful setting for their celebrations. Our Event Venue is situated alongside the Ocoee River, near the border of Cherokee National Forest, making it an ideal choice for outdoor events with a rustic flare.

Some examples of the special occasions we have hosted in our village include:

A young man lifting his bride for a kiss on a wooden bridge in the woods at a rustic wedding venue

Discover the epitome of rustic romance on the Ocoee River, the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Exchange vows surrounded by nature's beauty, dance under the stars and create memories to last a lifetime.

A large family gathered together for a family reunion at Welcome Valley Village
Family Reunions

With our spacious cabins & access to hiking trails, outdoor adventures, and the magic of the Ocoee River, our little village is an ideal place for families to reconnect with each other and build memories that will last a lifetime.

A refreshment table set up under a covered pavilion overlooking the Ocoee River.
Rehearsal Dinners

Our riverside pavilion offers a charming space with Ocoee River views, perfect for both intimate and larger pre-wedding celebrations. Welcome Valley Village sets a romantic and rustic atmosphere for your rehearsal dinner.

Older couple gazing lovingly at each other as they celebrate their anniversary at Welcome Valley Village

Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, our riverside cabins and Glamping Wagons provide a romantic and secluded backdrop for your milestone celebrations. Whether it's a first anniversary or a golden one, Welcome Valley Village sets the stage for a truly unforgettable and intimate celebration of love.

Woman listening to a man play the guitar by the fire in front of a cabin
Church Retreats

Welcome Valley Village is an ideal setting for church retreats, offering a quiet and natural environment for spiritual reflection, community bonding, and restoration. Our riverside pavilion is also an ideal place for group gatherings and worship services.


With accommodations designed to cater to large gatherings, you can enjoy the seclusion and beauty of our little wooded sanctuary on the river while still having room for everyone.

In total, the property sleeps up to 53 guests

There is currently only parking for 25 vehicles

Gated, exclusive access to the village

18 acres of wooded land with on-proprty trails

Basketball court &  sports lawn

3 round wedding reception tables in front of a covered pavilion full of wedding guests
A group of round wedding reception tables under a covered pavilion

Covered Pavilion

Our spacious covered pavilion, designed to host large groups for dining, dancing, ceremonies, and more, offers both shelter and open-air charm.

Accommodates up to 80 Guests

8 large log tables with benches

Riverside dock over the water with pull-out ladder

Additional lit seating areas

Large grill and serving table

Restroom Facilities


Your special event will require securing exclusive acccess to the entire village. Here is some helpful information to help you determine if the magical village is right for you and your loved ones

Chilhowee Log Cabin
10 Guests

4 bedrooms

2 fulls, 1 queen, 2king, 2 singles

4 baths

Parking pavilion

Large deck, hot tub, playroom

Ocoee Riverside Log Cabin
6 Guests

1 bedroom, 1 loft

1 queen, 2 singles, 1 full

1 Bathroom

Jacuzzi in living area

Large Riverside porch

Wood-burn fireplace

Creek Crest Cabin
8 Guests

2 bedrooms, 1 loft

2 queens, 4 singles, 1 double day bed

1 Bathroom (located between the 2 bedrooms)

Screen porch, creek side

Large riverside lot with private fire pit

Wood-burn stove

The Pines Log Cabin
7 Guests

2 bedrooms

1 queen, 1 Full, 2 singles, 1 futon

1 Bathroom

Jacuzzi in living area

Wood burning fire place

Spacious covered porch

Lower patio with swing &  hammock

Large riverside lot with private fire pit

Cherokee Ridge Cabin
6 Guests

1 bedroom, 1 loft

2 queens, 1 twin, 1 futon

1 Bathroom

Jacuzzi in living area

Wood burning fire place

Private fire pit

Covered front porch

Ivy Cottage
4 Guests

1 bedroom, 1 loft (access with monkey ladder)

1 Bathroom

Large furnished creekside deck

Glamping Wagon Corral
12 Guests

3 glamping wagons

Each wagon has 1 king bed, & 1 bunk bed

Each wagon has 1 grill &  private dining pavillion

Each wagon is assigned one bathroom with shower

Large shared fire pit


What services do you offer?
We do not offer event planning services at this time; however, we happily allow external suppliers to work on our premises to support your event.
Are there any special requirements?
We require a two night minimum booking for a special events.
What does the fee include?

Exclusive access for you and your guests to the entire property during your stay.

Access to a limited number of outside daytime guests – those that might join the party or event but not stay overnight.

Use of outside vendors for catering, music etc.

How do I check availability &  pricing?  

Email your desired dates to events@timberroot.com or call guest services at (423)251-5287

Special Events


Our pricing is designed to accommodate a wide range of gatherings, from family reunions and church retreats to weddings and corporate meetings. Explore the options below and start planning your group getaway in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Off Season
2 Nights
2 Nights
3 Nights
3 Nights