Welcome to the Estate at Cherokee Dock!

Welcome to the Estate at Cherokee Dock!

Luxury Wedding Venue & Event Space

Originally built in 1960, the nearly 13,000 sq. ft. Southern Colonial mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, is most widely recognized as the former home of award-winning artist, actor, and author, Reba McEntire. In 2017, we opened our doors as a wedding venue and event center.

Secluded on 13 acres of private property, The Estate retains the charm and grandeur you would expect, with original gardens, luxury stable, paddocks, guest house, pool house, eight-car garage, and more. It has undergone several renovations and additions over the years and now includes event spaces, both inside and out, transforming your unique day into a reality, all while being positioned on scenic acres of lakefront views.

It’s your day, and you deserve for it to be perfect! You and your guests will have exclusive use of Nashville’s most breathtaking venue while our staff aspires to make your dream wedding come true!

Our world-class amenities and event spaces have been carefully crafted to spark moments of relaxed conversation, shared experience, and everlasting memories.

At The Estate at Cherokee Dock, we can comfortably host up to thirty overnight guests, in our expansive eight-bedroom Mansion and cozy Carriage House.

Our spacious 13-acre lakefront Estate offers a wide array of picturesque settings that are perfect for capturing your event with extraordinary and unforgettable photos.

About Us

The Estate at Cherokee Dock is a Nashville wedding venue and event space located in Lebanon, Tennessee just 30 minutes outside the heart of downtown Nashville.

We had a vision of creating an elegant space for couples to transform the wedding of their dreams into reality. Our à la carte wedding options ensure that no two weddings are the same. It’s your wedding, your way!

Our couples are able to craft every aspect of their big day to their exact wishes. Our mission is to ensure that you and your guests have an incredible experience, from the moment you first enter our property to when you depart.

The Estate at Cherokee Dock seeks to maintain, enhance, and share our property with the community in a meaningful way while nurturing the historic legacy and beauty of the grounds.

We are fortunate to know that many joyful experiences here will be transformed into everlasting memories to be shared among family and friends. We will help make your event a truly unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Nashville!

The Estate at Cherokee Dock is a Nashville wedding venue and event space located in Lebanon, Tennessee just 30 minutes outside the heart of downtown Nashville.

We had a vision of creating an elegant space for couples to transform the wedding of their dreams into reality. Our à la carte wedding options ensure that no two weddings are the same. It’s your wedding, your way!

Our couples are able to craft every aspect of their big day to their exact wishes. Our mission is to ensure that you and your guests have an incredible experience, from the moment you first enter our property to when you depart.

The Estate at Cherokee Dock seeks to maintain, enhance, and share our property with the community in a meaningful way while nurturing the historic legacy and beauty of the grounds.

We are fortunate to know that many joyful experiences here will be transformed into everlasting memories to be shared among family and friends. We will help make your event a truly unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Nashville!

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Reviews & Testimonials

Wedding Ceremony and Reception 8.23.2020

Originally researched The Estate at Cherokee Dock for the elopement package but ended up loving the space so much and ability to spend the night on the wedding night was all so perfect! The lake was gorgeous and the staff were so personal with everything from start to finish. So thankful for everything! The venue speaks for itself and didn’t need really any decorations! That was great for me since I’m not a big flower/decorations person! Our family and friends loved it and the venue had all the perfect recommendations for caterers, wedding planner, etc.

Hannah Jones5.0 ★★★★★

Excellent venue for a perfect wedding!

From the moment I saw the venue I knew it would be perfect. And it was. The garden wedding required no extra decoration. It was so beautiful. The accommodations were perfect and spending the night kept everyone safe – and kept the party going as we reminisced after the guests left. It made my daughters wedding extraordinary.

Deb Phillips5.0 ★★★★★

Wonderful wedding experience!

Cannot recommend Cherokee enough! The whole team is so kind and helpful through the whole process. The property is breathtaking. You truly have an amazing blank canvas that you get to make completely your own for the whole weekend. Our experience at Cherokee Dock could not have been more magical!

Joy Gerhart5.0 ★★★★★

Absolutely Fabulous!

Cherokee Dock was fantastic. The venue itself is incredible, and they work with you to make sure you are getting the full use of the space and getting exactly what you want for your day. With multiple last minute changes due to COVID, Cherokee Dock was patient, accommodating, and so helpful. I cannot recommend this place enough. We had a Sunday wedding and stayed the night on the property. If the date had been available, we would have booked the venue for the entire weekend and had our family and bridal party stay on property. If you can find an available date, I highly recommend doing that – it would have been awesome.

Lexie Harvey4.8 ★★★★★

I highly recommend Estate at Cherokee Dock!

Beautiful setting. Kelly made my destination wedding worry free and beautiful. Riley took excellent pictures and I would recommend the Estate at Cherokee Dock for any couple wanting to marry in the Nashville area.

Sharon Macias5.0 ★★★★★

Magical wedding weekend!

We planned our pandemic wedding in less than 5 weeks. The folks at Cherokee Dock were amazing and very accommodating! My entire family of 25 enjoyed not only the wedding night but renting the mansion for the weekend for what we considered the best family reunion to date! The grounds are beautiful, the house is spotless, and the team thought of every detail. We rented the mansion for 2 nights, did the elopement package, and splurged on food for the event.

Lorelei Bergin5.0 ★★★★★

Five stars plus venue

This is the perfect wedding venue to enhance the “merging” of two families. The massive kitchen, living, dining room and awesome guest accommodations for up to 40 people engenders the interaction, socialization and bonding for total strangers to become one big “new family” in a very classy setting. The 8+ bedroom décor individually honoring famous music artists was beyond WOW factor. Theater, game room, full workout center, pool and spas gave everyone an opportunity to hang out and play despite the very cool temperatures and gray wintry skies…a real advantage to the “bonding” process that I don’t believe would have occurred in any other season of the year. Venue managers, Kevin and Kelly, plus housekeeping and grounds staff were amazingly accommodating and responsive to our every question, need and want. We could not have asked for a staff more kind, courteous and focused on the success of our daughter’s special wedding weekend. The total Estate campus with the Mansion and Carriage Houses, the 4,000 s.f. Lakeside Event Center boasting a full catering kitchen; the heated/cooled Stables for cocktail time, large and nicely appointed restroom facilities, parking, etc. made for smooth transitioning between different phases of the wedding event. Bottom line, we are far more pleased for the success and value that this venue provided than FIVE STARS can represent. Thanks to everyone at The Estate at Cherokee Dock for a truly memorable life event.

Perry Clouse5.0 ★★★★★

One word: “Sublime”

From the moment my family and guests arrived until we left everything about the estate was excellent. I have zero complaints about anything. My bride experienced a fairy tale wedding and then some. My new family and guests had plenty of space and plenty to do during their stay. The children did not want to leave.

Bottom line. You will have an amazing wedding experience from this incredibly well-run venue. It simply was a sublime experience. Kelly and Kevin. Thank you for all you did. Check-in and check out. Amazing.

Mike Nolan5.0 ★★★★★

More than amazing!

My husband and I had our wedding here on August 1, 2020, and it was absolutely amazing. More than amazing. It was the fairytale wedding of my dreams. We did a wedding weekend, so my grandparents, parents, and our entire bridal party were able to stay at the venue the entire weekend which made it really special. The staff at Cherokee Dock were awesome. We were able to call or email whenever we needed something, and Kelly and all of the staff were so knowledgeable about the venue and the wedding industry. They were super kind and flexible and helped with whatever we needed. They are definitely pros in the wedding industry! All my vendors also loved working with the Cherokee Dock staff.

It rained on our wedding day, but The Estate at Cherokee Dock has a built-in rain plan that made the day so much less stressful. They also have so many beautiful ceremony spots, a great catering kitchen that all of our caterers loved. The pictures came out amazing, too! There were so many great photo spots like on the swing by the Cumberland River and on the dock! This weekend was the best weekend of my life and I could not recommend having your wedding at The Estate At Cherokee Dock more. Our family and guests have not stopped talking about how amazing this wedding was, many of them told us it the best wedding they have ever been to!

Cherokee Dock is an open vendor venue, so we could have the wedding planners and vendors we wanted. This was extremely helpful for picking our bartender as there were no additional fees that had to do with alcohol like most venues.

Seriously if you are thinking about having your wedding here, do!! You will absolutely love it!!!

Jordan Grubbs5.0 ★★★★★

Reviews & Testimonials

Wedding Ceremony and Reception 8.23.2020

Originally researched The Estate at Cherokee Dock for the elopement package but ended up loving the space so much and ability to spend the night on the wedding night was all so perfect! The lake was gorgeous and the staff were so personal with everything from start to finish. So thankful for everything! The venue speaks for itself and didn’t need really any decorations! That was great for me since I’m not a big flower/decorations person! Our family and friends loved it and the venue had all the perfect recommendations for caterers, wedding planner, etc.

Hannah Jones5.0 ★★★★★

Excellent venue for a perfect wedding!

From the moment I saw the venue I knew it would be perfect. And it was. The garden wedding required no extra decoration. It was so beautiful. The accommodations were perfect and spending the night kept everyone safe – and kept the party going as we reminisced after the guests left. It made my daughters wedding extraordinary.

Deb Phillips5.0 ★★★★★

Wonderful wedding experience!

Cannot recommend Cherokee enough! The whole team is so kind and helpful through the whole process. The property is breathtaking. You truly have an amazing blank canvas that you get to make completely your own for the whole weekend. Our experience at Cherokee Dock could not have been more magical!

Joy Gerhart5.0 ★★★★★

Absolutely Fabulous!

Cherokee Dock was fantastic. The venue itself is incredible, and they work with you to make sure you are getting the full use of the space and getting exactly what you want for your day. With multiple last minute changes due to COVID, Cherokee Dock was patient, accommodating, and so helpful. I cannot recommend this place enough. We had a Sunday wedding and stayed the night on the property. If the date had been available, we would have booked the venue for the entire weekend and had our family and bridal party stay on property. If you can find an available date, I highly recommend doing that – it would have been awesome.

Lexie Harvey4.8 ★★★★★

I highly recommend Estate at Cherokee Dock!

Beautiful setting. Kelly made my destination wedding worry free and beautiful. Riley took excellent pictures and I would recommend the Estate at Cherokee Dock for any couple wanting to marry in the Nashville area.

Sharon Macias5.0 ★★★★★

Magical wedding weekend!

We planned our pandemic wedding in less than 5 weeks. The folks at Cherokee Dock were amazing and very accommodating! My entire family of 25 enjoyed not only the wedding night but renting the mansion for the weekend for what we considered the best family reunion to date! The grounds are beautiful, the house is spotless, and the team thought of every detail. We rented the mansion for 2 nights, did the elopement package, and splurged on food for the event.

Lorelei Bergin5.0 ★★★★★

Five stars plus venue

This is the perfect wedding venue to enhance the “merging” of two families. The massive kitchen, living, dining room and awesome guest accommodations for up to 40 people engenders the interaction, socialization and bonding for total strangers to become one big “new family” in a very classy setting. The 8+ bedroom décor individually honoring famous music artists was beyond WOW factor. Theater, game room, full workout center, pool and spas gave everyone an opportunity to hang out and play despite the very cool temperatures and gray wintry skies…a real advantage to the “bonding” process that I don’t believe would have occurred in any other season of the year. Venue managers, Kevin and Kelly, plus housekeeping and grounds staff were amazingly accommodating and responsive to our every question, need and want. We could not have asked for a staff more kind, courteous and focused on the success of our daughter’s special wedding weekend. The total Estate campus with the Mansion and Carriage Houses, the 4,000 s.f. Lakeside Event Center boasting a full catering kitchen; the heated/cooled Stables for cocktail time, large and nicely appointed restroom facilities, parking, etc. made for smooth transitioning between different phases of the wedding event. Bottom line, we are far more pleased for the success and value that this venue provided than FIVE STARS can represent. Thanks to everyone at The Estate at Cherokee Dock for a truly memorable life event.

Perry Clouse5.0 ★★★★★

One word: “Sublime”

From the moment my family and guests arrived until we left everything about the estate was excellent. I have zero complaints about anything. My bride experienced a fairy tale wedding and then some. My new family and guests had plenty of space and plenty to do during their stay. The children did not want to leave.

Bottom line. You will have an amazing wedding experience from this incredibly well-run venue. It simply was a sublime experience. Kelly and Kevin. Thank you for all you did. Check-in and check out. Amazing.

Mike Nolan5.0 ★★★★★

More than amazing!

My husband and I had our wedding here on August 1, 2020, and it was absolutely amazing. More than amazing. It was the fairytale wedding of my dreams. We did a wedding weekend, so my grandparents, parents, and our entire bridal party were able to stay at the venue the entire weekend which made it really special. The staff at Cherokee Dock were awesome. We were able to call or email whenever we needed something, and Kelly and all of the staff were so knowledgeable about the venue and the wedding industry. They were super kind and flexible and helped with whatever we needed. They are definitely pros in the wedding industry! All my vendors also loved working with the Cherokee Dock staff.

It rained on our wedding day, but The Estate at Cherokee Dock has a built-in rain plan that made the day so much less stressful. They also have so many beautiful ceremony spots, a great catering kitchen that all of our caterers loved. The pictures came out amazing, too! There were so many great photo spots like on the swing by the Cumberland River and on the dock! This weekend was the best weekend of my life and I could not recommend having your wedding at The Estate At Cherokee Dock more. Our family and guests have not stopped talking about how amazing this wedding was, many of them told us it the best wedding they have ever been to!

Cherokee Dock is an open vendor venue, so we could have the wedding planners and vendors we wanted. This was extremely helpful for picking our bartender as there were no additional fees that had to do with alcohol like most venues.

Seriously if you are thinking about having your wedding here, do!! You will absolutely love it!!!

Jordan Grubbs5.0 ★★★★★

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