There are so many wedding and event venues in and around Nashville, and it seems as if a new place opens every week! Since we’re one of those venues, we know that every couple has a unique vision for their big day. It would be impossible for us to fit everyone’s style, and your search could lead you to a few places before a decision is made. To help our couples be informed as possible, we’ve put together a list of the top 25 venues in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area.
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful farm with rolling hills or a colonial mansion, a downtown venue close to Broadway or a piece of Nashville history—there’s something for every couple to find what works best for you and your vision!
Of course, don’t forget to check out all of our event spaces here at the Estate at Cherokee Dock. And did you know we offer overnight accommodations so you can have the wedding weekend of your dreams? Click here to book a tour.
Read on to hear more about other wedding venues in Nashville!
Looking for farmhouse vibes with a modern twist? 14TENN is the place for you! Located in The Nations, the venue was built in 1925 as part of the original Belle Meade Hosiery Mill. Today, they serve as a gorgeous all-white venue with expansive ceilings and exposed beams, a beautiful setting with a seated capacity of up to 200 guests. They also allow you to bring in your own vendors, giving you the creative freedom to make your wedding into something uniquely designed with you in mind.
OUR FAVORITE FEATURE:
When you reserve 14TENN, you reserve the space for a full 24 hours, from 10 a.m. the day of your event to 10 a.m. the day after. This is fantastic if you plan on having a rehearsal dinner, or just don’t want to have to worry about collecting all your belongings until the next morning.
The Bell Tower
This historic church turned modern indoor event space boasts tons of natural light, exposed beams, and an upper-level mezzanine. They also have other amenities like a bridal lounge and state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. The Bell Tower has an in-house event planning and design company that you will work closely with as you turn your wedding dreams into reality, as well as in-house catering! This is a great spot if you need a large space in the heart of downtown Nashville.
OUR FAVORITE FEATURE:
The Tasting Room is a gorgeous space within The Bell Tower. The high ceilings, exposed brick, and dazzling chandeliers are sure to transform you into a world of luxury and charm. It definitely provides a unique photo opportunity that can’t be found at other venues in the area. Check out some photos by visiting the link above!
Photo by John Myers
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Only a few steps away from Broadway lies the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Best known for delivering fantastic orchestral performances to Music City since 1946, it is also a beautiful venue to host an extraordinary wedding. With over 10 different event spaces, you are sure to find the one that fits your every need. To get an idea of what to expect, watch this tour video on their website.
OUR FAVORITE FEATURE:
The size and location of the Schermerhorn speaks for itself. It’s in an amazing location right in the heart of Nashville, which gives you a lot of options when choosing where to stay, what restaurants to try, and where to hold an after party. Nashville’s iconic Broadway is right at your fingertips!
Photo by Janelle Elise
Country Music Hall of Fame
How could we talk about Nashville without mentioning country music? Located in the heart of downtown, the Country Music Hall of Fame is home to some of the most iconic memorabilia of the genre. While it doesn’t seem like your typical Southern wedding venue, it won’t take but a moment inside to realize the endless possibilities it has to offer. Whether you choose their Music City Skyline, The Carlton Terrace, or any of the other spaces, you are sure to have an unforgettable time at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Click here to read all about the venue rental options.
Photo by Shanell Bledsoe
The Bridge Building Event Spaces
This historic building was constructed in 1908 and sits on the banks of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville. Once used as office space for a bridge company, it was renovated with modern necessities and opened as an event space in 2012. Hailed as the “greenest” building in the world, The Bridge Building offers full-service event planning, in-house catering, floor-to-ceiling windows, rooftop and riverfront patios, stunning views of the Nashville skyline, and so much more! The location is ideal if you are interested in exploring Broadway or need nearby lodging. They also keep their blog up to date with real wedding inspo and useful wedding topics— click here to check it out!
OUR FAVORITE FEATURE:
It’s a tie between the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and, of course, the jaw-dropping view of the city that reflects in the Cumberland River at night. To see photos of the riverfront and view, click here.
Photo by SheHeWe
CJ’s Off the Square
If you are looking for an intimate garden setting for your wedding, you NEED to check out CJ’s Off The Square! Around 15 years ago, CJ Dickson decided to open one of the very first all-inclusive venues here in Nashville after planning her own wedding. Ceremonies are held in the lushest, Southern garden you’ll lay your eyes on. And once the ceremony ends, you and your 135 guests will head over to the Pavilion for the reception. No matter your vision, CJ’s team has worked alongside many couples with varying styles. Head over to their blog to get some wedding inspo!
Photo by SheHeWe
The Union Station
The Union Station Hotel is not your average downtown hotel. Recently celebrating its 120th anniversary, this magnificent venue possesses all the historical significance and grandeur you would expect. From the stunning architecture to the curated interiors, this Nashville wedding venue is truly one of a kind. The luxury hotel is perfect for couples looking to have a destination wedding where guests can all stay close by while also exploring Broadway and everything else Music City has to offer. They have in-house catering, a few event spaces, and the perfect spots for photos. Read more here.
Photo by Rebecca Denton
The Barn at Sycamore Farms
The Barn at Sycamore Farms sits on 28 acres of secluded Tennessee countryside just 30 minutes south of Nashville. Their elegant barn is a highly sought-after commodity that can accommodate up to 400 guests. A unique feature of this venue is the 9,000 sq. ft. ceremony and cocktail space dubbed The Island. It provides some fantastic photo ops that include a 100-year-old sycamore tree for which the venue is named. There are several other amazing spots on the property to choose from, so head over to their website and take a look for yourself!
Just 25 miles south of Nashville in Franklin is the lovely Graystone Quarry. What was once an abandoned and forgotten piece of land was transformed into a luxury venue with unforgettable scenery. Their Hillside Pavilion is the perfect place to say “I do” any time of the year. After the ceremony, your guests will head over to the Gathering Hall, described as “the perfect refined rustic location.” Graystone Quarry provides everything you need to craft an ideal wedding. All you have to worry about is making sure you book your date before it’s gone!
Saddle Woods Farm
Nestled between Franklin and Murfreesboro you will find the family-owned and operated Saddle Woods Farm. The LeGates began construction on this gorgeous venue in 2014. If you are looking to find a place with that classic Southern charm, look no further. Along with a field full of retired show horses, this property boasts 25 private acres with the most stunning cedar wood barn you will ever see. They also have separate areas for the bride and groom to get ready with their bridal cottage, complete with a full kitchen and multiple vanities, and groom’s quarters.
Fiddle Dee Farms
Take a quick trip about 30 minutes north of Nashville and you’ll stumble on this stunning 58-acre family farm in Greenbrier. What began as a community hotspot for fall activities was transformed into one of Middle Tennessee’s loveliest venues. With the recent completion of an elegant barn as the centerpiece of the property, you are sure to celebrate your special day in the most beautiful way. If the exterior isn’t enough, then as soon as you step through the doors and see the amazing craftsmanship, sky-scraping ceilings, and meet the friendly staff, you are sure to be swept off your feet!
We’ve talked farms, barns, and even quarries, so what else does Nashville have to offer? Historic mansions are beautiful places to tie the knot, and Riverwood Mansion is no exception. As one of Nashville’s oldest estates, Riverwood was constructed in the late 1790s and has been hosting fairytale weddings since 1997. Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown in East Nashville, the mansion and its property provides a sense of Southern charm and classic romance that seems to be harder to find these days.
Ravenswood Mansion is another historic home rich with history. If you’re a history buff, you should check out the stories behind this wonderful Antebellum mansion. Situated on 400 acres in Brentwood, about 30 minutes south of Nashville, you are sure to find the perfect spot to say “I do.” The budget-friendly venue fee and open vendor policy allow you to craft the wedding you have always envisioned! They also have a calendar on their website showing what dates are still available for rental.
Cheekwood Estate & Garden
There is nowhere else like Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Home to world-class exhibits, a historic mansion, and hundreds of thousands of blooming flowers, they offer both indoor and outdoor event space which will allow to plant he wedding of your dreams. A wedding rental also comes with a membership to Cheekwood!
This late-1800s, Victorian-style space provides an elegant backdrop for you and your guests. When booking your wedding at The Cordelle, you will get full access to the entire property on your big day. The venue has three spaces to hold your wedding— a 5,000 sq. ft. garden lawn, an airy great hall, and a stunning room with exposed brick. Other perks include a furnished loft you can use as a bridal suite, a catering kitchen, and a site manager to keep make sure you have everything you need!
Saint Elle, located in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, is an 8,000-square-foot open space you can make your own. The building was built in 1960 and offers a clean, modern vibe and beautiful built-in bar that adds to the appeal. With two large event spaces, a bridal lounge, groom’s quarters, and a covered patio, there is no doubt you can plan the wedding of your dreams at Saint Elle. And if having a nice bar is high on your list, the venue offers five different tiers of bar service.
Built in 1899, Clementine Hall was a central structure in the planning of West Nashville. After being carefully restored, the building now has a modern vibe while still maintaining reminders of its humble beginnings and charm. Take a quick peek inside and you will find high ceilings, heart pine floors, and wide-open space. Their open vendor policy allows you to craft every aspect of your day to your exact vision. With a capacity of up to 500, the Clementine is a perfect space for all wedding sizes!
Yes, you read that right, the Parthenon! No, not in Greece, but rather the exact replica in Centennial Park. Constructed in 1897, the inside features a stunning statue of the goddess Athena and grand Doric columns. It’s a bonus that it sits in the city’s most beautiful park with expansive lawns and photo ops. It’s a beautiful place to visit if you are ever in town, and it has also been the location of some really extravagant weddings! Since they are not technically a wedding venue, a lot of the work will fall on your shoulders, so hiring a full-time wedding planner is a must!
There are so many other fantastic venues that we didn’t mention, but this should be a good staring point to get your wedding planning journey going. We’d love to have a conversation with you to discuss The Estate at Cherokee Dock’s options, so get in contact with us!