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"The food was incredible! We had quite a few dietary concerns and Chef Jason gave us the BEST options for those guests. We have a lot of friends and family who are vegetarians and vegans and they all told us how cared for they felt and how delicious it all was." ~ Emily

Freshly-Prepared Cuisine

Whenever possible, Evins Mill sources its food & beverage products from Tennessee and nearby suppliers who grow, raise or produce their goods in a chemical & hormone-free setting. In so doing, we aim to offer cuisine that is better not only for local farmers, their animals, the local economy, and the environment – but also for the taste, and for the health of our guests.

In the spirit of good health, Evins Mill is sensitive to the special dietary requests of our event clients and their guests. As noted below, beyond providing a host of vegetarian-friendly, gluten-free ("GF") & dairy-free ("DF") hors d'oeuvres, sides and desserts, Evins Mill offers multiple entrees that can also be tastefully served gluten-free & dairy-free.

When it comes to vegetarian entrees, vegan cuisine and other dietary needs and requests, Evins Mill can either prepare special plates for designated guests, or can work off-menu with our clients to craft an all-vegetarian or all-vegan menu – or a menu featuring the cuisine of a particular region or ethnicity. And so on.

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, a sample of which is below. With the selection of one or up to two entrees, we offer a choice of five starches and/or vegetable sides, one bread and one dessert or cake cutting. 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 hearty sack lunches for bridal party luncheons. We can supplement all food services with full bar services on a cash or open basis, or a mixture of the two.

Sample Menus

Hors d'oeuvres

  • Basil Chicken Salad (GF/DF possible)
  • Chicken Satay (GF/DF possible)
  • Country Ham & Biscuits
  • Smoked Salmon (GF/DF possible)
  • Shrimp Cocktail (GF/DF)
  • Crawfish & Corn Pancakes (GF/DF possible)
  • Shrimp & Grits (GF/DF possible)
  • Chevre Stuffed Tomatoes (GF/DF possible)
  • Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese Board (GF/DF possible)
  • Mushroom Strudel (DF possible)
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip (GF/DF possible)
  • Stuffed Mushrooms (GF/DF possible)
  • Fresh Fruit Panoply (GF/DF)
  • Fresh Vegetable Display (GF/DF possible)
  • Assorted Vegetarian Spreads (GF/DF possible)
  • Tennessee Oriental Meatballs (GF/DF possible)
  • Baked Brie

All hors d'oeuvres may be served to accommodate vegetarian needs.

Carving Stations

  • Pit Ham (GF/DF)
  • Apple Stuffed Pork Loin (GF/DF possible)
  • Pastured, Flank Steak (GF/DF)
  • Pastured, Smoked Rib Loin (GF/DF)
  • Pastured, Beef Tenderloin (GF/DF)
  • New Zealand Lamb Rack (GF/DF)
  • Tennessee Meatloaf (GF/DF possible)
  • Smoked Turkey Breast (GF/DF)
  • Grilled Cornish Game Hen (GF/DF)

Main Courses

  • Sesame Encrusted Chicken (GF/DF possible)
  • Edgar's/Chevre Stuffed Chicken
  • Braised Duck Breast (GF/DF)
  • Baby Back Ribs & TN Chicken (GF/DF)
  • Pepper Seared Pork Tenderloin (GF/DF)
  • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp (GF/DF)
  • Seared Wild King Salmon (GF/DF)
  • Warm Water Lobster Tail (GF/DF possible)
  • Pesto Grilled Trout (GF/DF possible)


  • Jumbo Shrimp Skewers & Tennessee Pastured Rib Eye Steaks (GF/DF possible)
  • Thin-Cut Pork Chops & American Farm-Raised Catfish Filets (GF/DF possible)
  • Tennessee Pastured Hamburgers OR Chicken Breasts & Brats (GF/DF possible)
  • Tennessee Pastured Hamburgers & Chicken Breasts (GF/DF possible)
  • Grilled Petit Filet & Cold-Water Lobster Tails (GF/DF possible)

Starch Selections

  • Baked or Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes (GF/DF possible)
  • Mashed or Roasted Sweet Potatoes (GF/DF possible)
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes (GF/DF possible)
  • Leek, Parmesan Potato Pancakes (GF/DF possible)
  • Rosemary Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes (GF/DF)
  • Saffron Boiled Red Potatoes (GF/DF)
  • Au Gratin Potatoes or Root Gratin (GF)
  • Rice Medley, Quinoa Pilaf (GF/DF)
  • Caramelized Onion, Barley Pilaf (GF/DF)
  • Sage Bread Stuffing (DF)
  • Sweet Potato, Sour Apple Hash (GF/DF)
  • Toasted, Sun Dried Tomato Orzo (DF)
  • Pecan & Golden Raisin Cous Cous (DF)
  • Charred Tomato Risotto (GF)
  • Stone Ground Cheese Grits (GF)
  • Jasmine, Herb Rice (GF/DF)

Vegetable & Other Selections

  • Chevre Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (GF)
  • Turnip Greens with Benton's Bacon (GF/DF)
  • Citrus Braised Beets (GF/DF)
  • Mushroom Strudel
  • Fresh Fruit Selection (GF/DF)
  • Polynesian Green Bean Salad (GF/DF)
  • Sweet Corn Souffle
  • Steamed or Grilled Seasonal Vegetables (GF/DF)
  • Granny's Macaroni Salad (GF/DF possible)
  • Homemade Mac & Cheese
  • Fresh Mozzarella Tomato Salad (GF/DF possible)
  • Marinated Greek Salad (GF/DF possible)
  • Streusel, Caramel Baked Apples (GF/DF possible)
  • Fresh Vegetable Tabouleh Salad (DF possible)
  • Maple, Spice Baked Butternut Squash (GF/DF possible)
  • Summer Cucumber Salad (GF/DF)
  • Glazed Baby Carrots (DF possible)
  • Marinated Chilled Asparagus (GF/DF)
  • Seasonal Tossed Salad with Dressing (GF/DF)
  • Wasabi, Ginger Carrot Salad (GF/DF)
  • Fresh Pesto Pasta Salad (GF/DF possible)
  • Cornbread, Blackeye Pea Salad
  • Black Bean & Corn Salad (GF/DF)
  • Vegetable Ratatouille (GF/DF)
  • White Beans, Chilies, and Country Ham (GF/DF)
  • Vegetable Slaw (GF/DF)
  • Balsamic Marinated Wild Mushrooms (GF/DF)
  • Heirloom Bean Salad (GF/DF)
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Mexican Street Corn (GF/DF possible)
  • Roasted Winter Squash, Root Vegetables (GF/DF)
  • Watercress, Brandy Pear Salad (GF/DF)

At the Bar from Tennessee

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