It’s the holiday season! And more importantly, it’s engagement season. If you and your partner got engaged over the holidays, congratulations! Now, it’s time to start planning.
Wedding planning isn’t easy, especially if you have a vision in mind and are having trouble bringing that vision to fruition. In a city as one-of-a-kind as Nashville, your wedding can be anything you want it to be, from a classic church wedding to one that takes place in a historic venue. There are so many impressive caterers, transportation companies, and photographers who can make your special day everything you’ve dreamt of.
The planning process is also replete with choices, from the dress, to the food, to the cake. Luckily, finding the perfect wedding venue in Nashville is easy. There are so many great spots to choose from, especially for non-traditionalists. If you’re looking for a space that will provide a different kind of backdrop for your nuptials, consider these unique Nashville venues.
230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064
This unique set of spaces is located in picturesque Franklin, just a short drive from Nashville. The Factory at Franklin offers several different spaces that can accommodate a lovely wedding, including The Heritage Room, which can seat up to 120 people comfortably, and The Courtyard Lawn, the perfect site for an outdoor ceremony or reception.
The historic, warehouse-esque feel of the space makes it ideal for couples who want to celebrate in a unique atmosphere. There’s plenty of space for seating, a dance floor, and an off-site caterer.
746 Benton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204
If you’re planning a small, intimate wedding and reception, The Timothy Demonbreun House is one option that is as beautiful as it is affordable. You can hold your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception in the dynamic space for a total steal. The 1902 mansion’s outdoor and indoor spaces are ideal locations for a quintessential Southern-style wedding.
4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179
Technically Homestead Manor isn’t in Nashville. It’s about a 30-minute drive to Thompson’s Station, just south of Nashville proper. Homestead Manor is part restaurant, part bar, part farm, and part event venue. Nestled in the rolling hills with rustic, rural touches, it’s quite a picturesque setting.
Have your ceremony on the lush green lawn and your ceremony inside their beautiful equestrian barn. Homestead Manor’s event and catering professionals are equipped to help plan the wedding of your dreams and turn your vision into a reality.
4. City Winery
609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203
City Winery in the Gulch is a welcome addition to Nashville’s dining scene. The restaurant, entertainment venue, and urban winery is quite the establishment. City Winery has several spaces on site that are available for private parties. A small, intimate ceremony and reception would be perfect here. It’s also a vibrant, almost electric energy, as it’s just a few blocks from Downtown Nashville.
1833 Welcome Lane, Nashville, TN 37216
Riverwood Mansion is a charming compound in East Nashville, just 10 minutes outside of downtown. The property features a mansion with Greek Revival columns, a 4,200 square foot heated pavilion, and beautiful, lush gardens. The grounds are so breathtaking; it would be hard to take a bad wedding photo here.
Riverwood Mansion also offers inclusive wedding packages and has in-house coordinators to help you plan your big day from start to finish. This is Southern Charm at its finest.
Your wedding is going to be enjoyable and memorable. Planning should be too. Whether you choose one of the impressive venues from this list or have your own Nashville venue in mind, we hope your wedding is as unique as you are. Congratulations and happy planning!
*Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2016. However, it has since been updated to reflect the most current information.