Your Premier Smoky Mountain Wedding & Event Venue


A Dream Nestled in the Smokies

Nestled in the embrace of the Smoky Mountains in the charming town of Townsend, our venue is a haven for those seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and timeless elegance. Here, your dreams unfold against a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas, creating a storybook setting for your special day. Your journey to a magical celebration begins here, where love takes center stage, and the extraordinary becomes the standard.

Emily Corson

The best wedding venue! They had everything running so smoothly I really felt like I didn’t have to worry about anything. I am so grateful we chose here for our wedding and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

MaryBeth Shelton

This is by far the best wedding venue in Tennessee. Everything about Willow Ridge is amazing. My wedding was absolutely perfect. I cannot thank them enough for being apart of our special day.

Brittany Hodge

Choosing Willow Ridge as our destination wedding venue was easily one of the best decisions we made when planning our event. Townsend is the perfect little town nestled outside the busier areas of the Smokies.


Where Love Meets Scenic Splendor

Willow Ridge Special Event Center, formerly known as Cooper's Cove at Heritage Park, has a rich history of making special days all the more magical. Born out of a passion for crafting unforgettable moments, our venue is more than a space – it's a canvas where love stories come to life.

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A Collection of Magical Moments

Step into the enchanting world of Willow Ridge through our gallery. Each image tells a story of love, joy, and the scenic beauty of Townsend's Smoky Mountains. Browse our collection and envision your special day amidst the natural splendor and timeless elegance that define Willow Ridge Special Event Center. Let these moments inspire your own fairy-tale celebration.