The Barn at Fillauer Lake House in Cleveland, TN |Review with Wedding Photography

By Kim Nix, a Cleveland wedding photographer and owner/operator at Kim Nix Photography

     We love giving brides and grooms information that can help them along in their wedding planning adventures! Our team had the pleasure of shooting Heather’s wedding at The Barn at Fillauer Lake House in Cleveland, TN. We have written a review of the wedding venue from a photographer’s standpoint.

The Wedding Venue Review of  The Barn at Fillauer Lake House

Graded on these five points: Staff Collaboration, Rain Plan, Photogenic Inside, Photogenic Outside, Venue Lighting.

Staff  : Staff at Fillauer Lake House was excellent when collaborating with our team, offering help with parking and sharing our work on their Facebook page.

Rain Plan : The property has a beautiful outdoor area for the ceremony but the barn is an excellent rain plan. No worries of the wedding being botched by natural causes!

Photogenic Inside : This beautiful Cleveland, TN wedding venue has a romantic setting and is gorgeous inside and out! Multiple rooms for the bride to use and get ready in or for the photographer to take beautiful portraits! This is a huge plus for the bride and the photographer. The lake house resembles a high end vintage plantation. The downstairs has a vintage couch perfect for bridal portraits while the upstairs sports old time vanities, chairs, and classic wallpaper! The rooms have classic beds and sheer flowing curtains and there is a small outdoor balcony overlooking the lake house property.

Photogenic Outside :  We believe this property is a gold mine for photography opportunities – as the name suggests, there is a lake on the property! The barn, lake house and the ceremony area are all well kept and there is no lack of ability to find shade on sunny days or bright spots for the more gloomy weather conditions. Our personal favorite backdrop on the property was the stone wall that envelopes the ceremony area. The wall is pictured below in out Fillauer Lake House gallery from Heather’s wedding sneak peek!

Venue Lighting : The lighting in the getting ready areas is all fantastic with lots of windows for natural light and the white wallpaper diffuses flash very well. We loved shooting at the barn during the reception as well!  We think the barn may quite possibly rank as the easiest barn to shoot in even when the late night reception festivities start up and there is virtually no lighting.  See examples in our gallery below! Our reception photographs turned out fantastic at Fillauer Lake House!

Summary: Five Star Wedding Venue and highly recommended for brides and grooms that value their wedding photography!


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Fillauer Lake Rd, Cleveland, TN

(423) 618-2398


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The information included in these reviews is from a photography standpoint and does not reflect on the wedding venue’s service, quality or reputation. Kim Nix Photography just offers our personal experience with wedding photography on their location and include examples of the location in our images! We just love brides and grooms envisioning the potential for their own wedding photography at the same location!