Ben & Elise

    Things To Do

Things To Do

We're so excited for you to join us in Sewanee, Tennessee for our wedding! Located on the South Cumberland Plateau (what locals call "the mountain"), Elise moved to the area in 2008 with her family, attending high school at Saint Andrew's-Sewanee School and college at The University of the South. After leaving the mountain for graduate school and beyond, she somehow managed to convince Ben, a true NYC city slicker, to move to Sewanee in October of 2020. It was already a special place for Elise, but it has very quickly has become special for Ben as well. Here, you'll find endless hiking trails with breathtaking views, local haunts like Shenanigans restaurant in bustling "downtown" Sewanee, and a charming, small-town feel that we love so dearly. We hope you will take some time to explore this weird and wonderful little place while you're here. Be sure to ask us why it is so important for you to tap the roof of your car when entering or exiting the Sewanee Gates!

Mountain Goat Market

109 Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356

You'll find some of the most delicious sandwiches around at Mountain Goat Market.


1235 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37375
, (931) 598-3568

Located inside The Sewanee Inn, Shakerag is our favorite place to grab a glass of wine during Happy Hour and play cards. Their Brussels sprouts are famous around here!

Green's View Grill

444 Green's View Road, Sewanee, TN 37375
, (931) 598-5305

Located just down the street from the Sewanee Inn, this is a perfect lunch spot situated on the Sewanee golf course.

Perimeter Trail

Sewanee, TN

Bring your hiking boots! There are endless hiking trails in the area.

South Cumberland State Park

11745 US Highway 41, Monteagle, TN 37356
, (888) 867-2757

Some of our favorite areas: Foster Falls, Fiery Gizzard, and Sycamore Falls!

Stirling's Coffee House

241 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37375
, (931) 598-1786

A great place to grab coffee or breakfast on campus at The University of the South.

Green's View

669 Green's View Road, Sewanee, TN 37375

One of our favorite lookout points in Sewanee– right down the street from our house!


12595 Sollace M Freeman Highway, Sewanee, TN 37375
, (931) 598-5774

Shenanigans is a Sewanee staple and offers burgers, beer, and all things fried.

The Blue Chair Cafe & Tavern

35 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37375
, (931) 598-5434

Check out The Blue Chair in downtown Sewanee for a tasty breakfast in the morning or a craft beer in the afternoon!