The Side Porch is an East Tennessee barn wedding venue located just a few extra minutes past Johnson City. It's a boho wedding venue that sits right by the creek, making it the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony. This spot is one of our all-time favorite venues and we happily recommend it to each of our inquiring brides! Below are all of the reasons we think you'll love it too.

The Side Porch


The Side Porch in Gray, Tennessee is one of our favorite eastern TN wedding venues. It's seriously just a little piece of paradise tucked just a few minutes from the main highway. We had our first opportunity to shoot them last October when we photographed Jade and Titus tying the knot. When I first met Jade, we had found one another through Instagram and connected for a couples session. The two of them had only been together for a month or so and I knew immediately they were meant to last. Sparks flew in front of my camera and I was so happy to have been a part of their journey from the start. Shortly after, I had the pleasure of shooting their surprise proposal (in the pouring rain, I might add). From there, nothing but love and happiness- and lots of wedding planning.


Newly Renovated Bridal Suite


One of the best parts of the venue is the newly renovated bridal suite. Not only that, but we were the first photographers who were able to shoot it after it was finally finished with the updates. And y'all, it is gorgeous. Exposed brick, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, hair and makeup stations, and tons of windows for natural light. The bathroom had a major revamp as well which included a claw foot tub and a stunning gold, swan faucet for the sink.


The Reception Barn


The main attraction is the gorgeous double-story barn that sits on 17 acres worth of photo-worthy land. From the second story, you can look down on all your wedding reception tables in awe. It makes for an incredible photo-op and is one of our favorite ways to watch the fun below. We also recently learned that the venue rents out boho decor if you need it. That's such a huge plus when looking for a wedding venue!


Thrifted Wedding Decor


When I talked to Jade about her wedding planning, she said nearly everything. they had gotten was considered thrifted. She had planned and searched for months for all the right items to make a perfect boho budget wedding. And it was absolutely stunning! One of our favorite parts of the night was the vintage carpet-lined dance floor. It felt like something out of a magazine (scroll down to see it for yourself!). As they danced underneath the string lights, the sun set behind them and it was one of the most magical scenes we have ever photographed. The Side Porch is truly such a flexible venue and we loved working with them so very much. We can't wait to be back soon!


If you want to learn more about them, click here.

Or give them a visit here: 203 Roy Martin Rd, Gray, TN 37615

Lace wedding dress hanging in boho bridal suite.
Wedding invitation flay lay paired with dried floral hairpiece.
Boho wedding invitation flat lay including dried wedding bouquet.
Bride having her hair done
Bride leaning over buckling her wedding shoe.
Bride holding her dried floral wedding bouquet looking out the window.
Jade sitting with cathedral wedding veil over her face.
Vintage book wall underneath string lights at reception.
The Side Porch wedding venue in Gray, TN.
Bride sitting alone under her veil before the wedding begins.
Jade sitting on a blue vintage couch in the bridal suite.
Jade posing for a dramatic shot underneath her cathedral wedding veil.
Moody, fall-colored wedding reception tables.
Rustic sweetheart table sitting in front of open barn doors.
Dried flower wedding arch including palm leaves and greenery.