Gorgeous Tennessee wedding venues to consider
Tennessee is a small but mighty state full of history and entertainment for all ages. It’s also an oasis for music lovers, with Nashville as a country music hub and Memphis’ roots in blues, gospel, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll.
Nashville wedding venues
Known as the “Las Vegas for country music lovers,” Nashville is a great destination to visit for any occasion, especially your wedding. You can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, the replica of the Parthenon in Greece, or Vanderbilt University.
Popular wedding venues in Nashville, Tennessee
The Cordelle is the largest private urban greenspace in Nashville. The venue is a historic victorian with an outdoor deck and lawn, a great hall with a furnished loft, and a large garden space for outdoor activities.
Cheekwood is a grand 1930s estate with 55 acres of botanical gardens and a historic mansion. There is also a Japanese garden pavilion and reflecting pool on the property, as well as large lawns for tents and a courtyard.
The Bell Tower is downtown Nashville’s largest event space, hosting up to 400 guests. This circa-1874 historic church was renovated into a modern space with a 2-level ballroom, exposed beams, floor-to-ceiling windows, and dark hardwood floors.
Riverwood Mansion, built in 1795, is one of Nashville’s most significant historical structures. This historic mansion has marble fireplaces and grand chandeliers, and there are all-inclusive packages for elopements and large celebrations available.
Union Station Hotel is one of the most unique properties in Nashville. This historic former train terminal has stunning architecture, a grand lobby, two ballrooms, and a stone veranda. There’s also direct access to the hotel for accommodations.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the perfect place for country music lovers to tie the knot. There’s a glass-walled event hall, a cocktail lounge, and a rooftop terrace with beautiful city skyline views.
Memphis wedding venues
Memphis may be lesser-known than Nashville, but it’s no less exciting to visit. Home to one-of-a-kind attractions like the Graceland Hotel and Resort and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, there’s so much to explore here.
Popular wedding venues in Memphis, Tennessee
Graceland Chapel in the Woods is a charming and rustic wood chapel surrounded by deep-green trees that make you feel like you’re in a secluded oasis. In reality, the Chapel is just steps away from Graceland Resort for accommodations, and you can host a reception here for up to 100 guests.
Pink Palace Mansion is a sophisticated mansion dripping with southern charm. You can host up to 500 guests at the Mansion and its sister properties, which house multiple venue spaces, including a nature center and museums.
Memphis Botanic Garden has 96 acres of garden spaces including a Japanese garden, a rose garden, and a wooden pavilion. The grand indoor ballroom can accommodate 600 guests, making this a great choice for large celebrations.
The Memphis Zoo is a fun and unique place to get married. Similar to Disney World Resort, ceremonies here begin one hour after the park closes, so you get uninterrupted access to the zoo. There are 6 unique spaces available that can accommodate up to 400 guests.
Franklin wedding venues
Franklin is a great location if you’re looking to avoid crowds of tourists while in Tennessee. Here you can visit many places including Great American Mainstreet, Arlington Vineyards, and Leiper’s Fork Distillery.
Popular wedding venues in Franklin, Tennessee
CJ’s Off The Square is a romantic garden space with a gazebo for ceremonies and a covered outdoor courtyard for receptions. This light and neutral venue can host up to 135 guests.
Southall Meadows is a 100-year-old tobacco barn and modern hall nestled on 280 natural acres. The venue is family-run and can accommodate close to 300 of your closest friends and family.
Graystone Quarry is a limestone rock quarry on 138 acres. The venue has an indoor-outdoor pavilion with 3 sides of slide-away glass walls, as well as a grand hall and 2 large suites for you and your partner to get ready in.
Cedarmont Farm is a 100-year-old, climate-controlled event barn with dimmable lighting. There’s a patio and side yard with 2 unique wooden bars, as well as a terraced ceremony site.
Other popular wedding venues in Tennessee
Location: Blountville, TN
Chateau Selah is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and can host up to 225 guests. It has an outdoor ceremony site with a mountainside pavilion and indoor rooms to host your wedding party before your event.
Location: Knoxville, TN
Ancient Lore Village is a whimsical, fairytale-inspired resort with sleeping accommodations for 22 guests and event spaces for up to 250 guests. Here you’ll find a 40-ft waterfall, archery and ax throwing onsite, and other unique spots to explore.
Location: London, TN
Tellico Village Yacht Club is the perfect venue if you’re looking for stunning lakeside views. The waterfront outdoor patio provides the perfect ceremony location, and the large ballroom can host up to 300 guests.
You don’t always need to hire vendors from the area you’re getting married. It doesn’t matter if you plan to tie the knot at one of these stunning Tennessee wedding venues or halfway across the world. If you’re a fan of our style, Dalton Young Films & Photography is happy to travel to wherever your wedding will be! Visit our website to browse our videography and photography collections, and contact us with any questions.
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