Bride &  Groom

"The staff took care of setting up everything including moving flowers from the ceremony location to the reception hall. And the food was AMAZING. My husband and I still hear our guests talk about the delicious food a year and a half later!" ~ Ashley

One of the highlights of the Evins Mill experience is the cuisine. Our chefs offer a wide selection of locally sourced and freshly prepared menu options, served in an intimate setting for a variety of events in a multitude of styles, including...
  • light or heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • reception buffets, carving stations, four-course dinners & festive cookouts
  • hearty breakfast buffets
  • sack lunches or seated three-course luncheons

A Warm & Festive Setting

Evins Mill hosts food & beverage services in the Main Lodge, which offers a warm setting for receptions, rehearsal dinners and the festive traditions that often accompany them, including the cutting of the cake, toasts and roasts, the first dance and the toss of the bouquet and garter. The Main Lodge features wireless internet and a PA system connected to all dining areas, allowing for streaming satellite music or custom-designed playlists.

In Evelyn Commons, we also boast a dedicated room for buffet service and can seat over 200 guests (155 indoors/45 alfresco) in the following locations...
  • Taylor Hall ~ reception-style seating for 100
  • Manning Overlook ~ alfresco seating for 46
  • Millstone Landing ~ intimate seating for 32
  • Adele Commons ~ booth-style & bar-side seating for 20
  • Stone Room ~ booth-style seating for 10

Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall is a 1,200 square foot reception space with a wall of windows peering out over beautiful scenery. It can be set-up with 10 60" round tables seating 8 guests each, or with rectangular tables configured to seat a maximum of 100. To leave room for dancing however, Evins Mill recommends seating for fewer than the maximum capacity.

Manning Overlook
Adjacent to and directly accessible from Taylor Hall is Manning Overlook, a wrap-around covered deck with scenic views and alfresco dining for a maximum of 46 guests at a series of rectangular tables. In season, Manning Overlook is an especially popular space for rehearsal dinner cookouts and ancillary seating for larger receptions. 

Millstone Landing & Adele Commons
Adjacent to Manning Overlook are Millstone Landing & Adele Commons, which offer fireside dining in the original and historic portion of the Main Lodge and which between them can accommodate as many as 52 guests. Adele Commons also features a full-service bar. Adele & Millstone are popular for overflow dining for larger receptions and are the primary seating locations for breakfast service and smaller events.

Stone Room Located on the lower level of the Main Lodge and slightly apart from the dining spaces outlined above, the Stone Room can seat 10 guests and is an ideal space for young children to dine with adult supervision. With intimate booth-style and fireside seating, it's not too shabby a space for adults either!

Evelyn Commons
With over 75 square feet of counter space and centrally located between all dining areas - and just as importantly the kitchen, Evelyn Commons is ideally situated and configured for reception buffets. Between its three counter surfaces, Evelyn Commons can easily accommodate the most extensive of buffets as well as full beverage service.

Freshly Prepared Cuisine

For events with fewer than 75 guests, Evins Mill can prepare plated four-course dinners or informal cookouts - an especially popular form of service at rehearsal dinners. For larger receptions, Evins Mill offers a buffet menu, which is included below. With the selection of one or up to two entrees, we offer a choice of one starch side, four vegetable or salad sides, and a bread selection. All meal services come with tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water.

Between the ceremony and reception, Evins Mill also offers an extensive hors d'oeuvres menu, also included below and a popular option for guests as they wait for you to finish the sometimes extensive post-ceremony photo shoot. At mid-day, we can also prepare intimate three-course meals, buffets or gourmet sack lunches for bridal party luncheons.

Evins Mill is sensitive to and by advance arrangement can accommodate most any special dietary need, including but not limited to gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan fare. We can also prepare and price custom-designed and theme menus upon request. To receive a current edition of our event menu with more details and pricing, please call our reservation office at 615.269.3740 (nashville).

Sample Menu

Carving Stations Entrees
  • Apple Stuffed Pork Loin
  • Pastured, Blackened Strip Loin
  • Pastured, Smoked Rib Loin
  • Pastured, Beef Tenderloin
  • New Zealand Lamb Rack
  • Roasted Bison Rib Loin

Other Entrees
  • Sesame Encrusted Chicken
  • Edgar's or Boursin Stuffed Chicken
  • BBQ Baby Back Ribs & Chicken
  • Pepper Seared Pork Tenderloin
  • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
  • Seared Wild King Salmon

Starch Selections
  • Baked or Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Rosemary Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Au Gratin Potatoes or Root Gratin
  • Caramelized Onion, Barley Pilaf
  • Charred Tomato Risotto

Vegetables, Salads & Other Sides
  • Boursin Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Summer Cucumber Salad
  • Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad
  • Cornbread, Blackeye Pea Salad
  • Black Bean & Corn Salad
  • Vegetable Ratatouille

Hearty Hors d'oeuvres
  • Basil Chicken Salad
  • Country Ham & Biscuits
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Crawfish & Corn Pancakes
  • Boursin Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Tennessee Oriental Meatballs

From the Bar
  • a bevy of beers from Calfkiller Brewey
  • a variety of wines from Northfield & Stonehaus Wineries
  • moonshine from Short Mountain Distillery
  • vodka from Speakeasy Distillery
  • rum from Prichards Distillery

In addition to such locally-sourced libations, Evins Mill features a large selection of more well-known domestic, imported and premium bottled beers; white, red and sparkling wines; and a wide range of spirits. Within this wide array of beverages, Evins Mill offers a significant number of very reasonably priced house wines and well drinks. For a sample beer and wine menu, click here.

Evins Mill is a FANTASTIC wedding venue! From the beginning, the staff was very professional, and you could tell they've done a lot of weddings and know exactly what to do. Our guests loved the lodging options, and we got tons of compliments on how beautiful the property is (saved us lots of money on buying decorations). There were several different areas where guests could relax before and after the ceremony. Tina, the day of coordinator, is so sweet and accommodating - I am so thankful we had her to help us! The servers and bartender at the reception were friendly and hard-working. Just go for a tour of the property - you will not be disappointed. Smithville is about 1-1.5 hours away from Nashville, but once you are there, it feels like a peaceful retreat. And I cannot forget to talk about the food! Everything we have ever eaten at Evins Mill has been delicious, and the guests were very impressed as well. I seriously cannot think of anything bad to say about this place - we will definitely make trips here in the future to celebrate our anniversary or just hike to the waterfall on the property." -Magan Berman
Fantastic value for gorgeous property with accommodations
Evins Mill was the perfect venue for our wedding and the day couldn't have gone more perfectly. Tina and the rest of the staff were absolutely fantastic. Our guests raved about the accommodations, the food, the setting, and the staff. We were initially a little nervous about looking for a venue in Tennessee as we are a same-sex couple. While ours was their first same-sex wedding, we couldn't tell. We felt they handled our wedding just as they would any other. We are eternally grateful for having found Evins Mill and for their help in making our day so special. -Lauren
The perfect venue for our wedding
Our day was nothing short of magical! Everything we wanted and expected. Tina took care of everything. She was helpful and flexible and professional, and she knew everything we needed even when we didn't know we needed it. I wouldn't have changed a single thing. The property is beautiful and the food is delicious. Our honeymoon suite was beautiful and peaceful, as well. We really liked that we had multiple options on site for our ceremony and reception locations. -Becki
Nothing short of magical
My husband and I were married at Evins Mill back in June of 2016 and we had the time of our lives. There is not one negative thing I could say except that I wish it could have lasted forever. It is a magical setting...meant for bringing loved ones together. I know I am late in giving them my review, but I happened to think of it today when thinking of something to do for our anniversary this year. That is a great part about it...years down the road you can revisit your special day on a romantic weekend getaway. We rented the entire location for our wedding weekend and ALL of our friends and family still talk about how much they enjoyed staying there as well. Tina and William were both amazing to work with. The food....OH MY....we still dream about the food and my husband always regrets forgetting to go get his leftover macaroni salad! -Kellyn
Would do it ALL over again every day!!!
William, Tina, and their team were amazing to work with. My wife and I visited the venue a year before we got married. On our way home from our 1st visit we called William and reserved it. I literally can't speak highly enough of the place. I'm sure I called William and Tina way more than they liked but I never knew it. They kept everything professional and always returned my calls if I missed them. Even the day of the wedding I was still asking Tina questions and she kept her cool and always had the answer I was looking for! The cabins are hidden in the woods with views you don't expect in Smithville, TN. Having coffee in the morning on your balcony while watching the water run in the creek is always a great way to start your day! The food, oh the food, was excellent! Whether you get married close to Memorial Day or not it is a must to make the Memorial Day cookout! I can't wait until my wife and I go back, because we will be back! - Chad
Amazing Experience
Evins Mill was a gorgeous venue with excellent food, service, and an amazing atmosphere for my wedding weekend. I elected to rent out each and every room on the property and got a huge discount on the rooms for my wedding guests. The entire property was left for us and we had an excellent time in the game room, strolling the property, hiking to falls, and dining together. We even had a bonfire for the rehearsal dinner night. Every detail was perfect. They decorated our rehearsal dinner with fresh flowers they had leftover from a previous occasion at no extra cost. They provided a signature beverage that we didn't even expect. Everything was easy yet beautiful and amazing. I got comments from everyone that I had the best wedding they had ever been to. I can't wait to come back just to get away.... :) -Shannon
Gorgeous venue with excellent food