If you’re looking for an air of history and elegance for your wedding day, estate and mansion wedding venues are an ideal choice. Whether you’re hoping for a formal, vintage-inspired, rustic, or classic wedding, the beautiful estates and historic mansions of Nashville work for a variety of styles. There are many in and around the Nashville area for weddings. Each venue offers its own unique architecture, features, and amenities. Here are a few of our favorite estates and mansion wedding venues that would be perfect for the wedding of your dreams!
We love the vintage style charm of the gorgeous Ravenswood Mansion. Located in Marcella Viverette Smith Park in Brentwood, it is surrounded by 400 acres of rolling hillside and can easily accommodate weddings of all styles. Anything from casual to formal is at home here with a space that easily flows from indoors to outside, and offers the opportunity to hold a tented reception on the back side of this beautiful mansion which is filled with so many wonderful historical details.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
Cheekwood isn’t your traditional ballroom wedding venue. It combines a large lush garden, museum, and a historic mansion all in one venue. The historic Cheek estate has seven different garden ceremony locations, all of which are incredibly scenic, and four different indoor and outdoor reception sites so your wedding will be completely unique.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Home of the People’s President
Of the many mansion wedding venues in the Nashville area, The Hermitage is the only one that was once owned by an American president, and it’s quite an impressive venue at that! There are several spaces to choose from, including the rustic Cabin by the Spring, a barn-like venue with lots of rustic charm, as well as the grounds of the Tulip Grove Mansion, which is ideal for outdoor events. The mansion also has its own romantic chapel for those seeking a more traditional indoor ceremony space.
Belle Meade Plantation
Looking for an oasis right in the heart of Nashville? Belle Meade Plantation is a historic horse farm, which features gorgeous gardens, a 19th century carriage house, and a grand mansion.If you prefer a more rustic feel to your wedding, the Carriage House, complete with stables, is open year-round and has indoor and outdoor space for receptions. The mansion itself also makes a beautiful backdrop for portraits.
East Ivy Mansion
East Ivy Mansion is a stunning 19th century Italian Renaissance-style mansion with opulent marble details, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and spiral staircase. This beautiful venue, where you and your bridal party can rent to spend the weekend, also features a pool and cabana area, courtyards, and lush gardens. It offers 44,000 square feet of event space and has a capacity for 250 guests.
There are so many Nashville wedding venues to choose from, and Covey Rise has a special classic-meets-contemporary charm all its own. The colonial-style three-story mansion is set on 116 acres and can hold 350 guests. You’ll find several indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a 400-square foot gazebo, a pool and grounds for tented receptions. There’s also a fully-appointed bridal suite complete with claw foot porcelain tub and a wonderfully masculine groom’s room.
This late 18th-century Greek revival mansion, located in Nashville, offers a large heated pavilion and beautifully manicured gardens in a park like setting. Riverwood Mansion is an all-inclusive venue that can host weddings of up to 300 guests, and accommodate equally stunning outdoor or indoor ceremonies and receptions. History buffs will be delighted to know that the space has hosted seven U.S. presidents!
This Nashville mansion venue is all about romance, taking couples back to times gone by, but with all the modern day conveniences. Cedarwood Mansion is a 50-acre historic estate is located on a pastoral setting near Mooncake Lake. You feel like you are out away from it all, but is only 8 miles from downtown Nashville! Not only is this venue absolutely gorgeous, it also offers a variety of wedding services, from event design to invitations, florals, cake, music, and more. Your photographer will also be thrilled, as there are many amazing photo backdrops to choose from for your wedding portraits.
Spring Haven Mansion
Located in nearby Hendersonville, Spring Haven Mansion is an 1825 plantation home that also includes a barn, log cabin, and a creek. Couples get married on the steps of the mansion creating a classic Southern scene and receptions are frequently tented on the beautifully-manicured grounds. The outdoor space at Spring Haven are so beautiful that Taylor Swift once did a photo shoot here! This mansion also makes a great rehearsal dinner venue.
Couples who want to combine rustic charm and Southern elegance should definitely consider Homestead Manor. Ceremonies take place on the lawn in front of the antebellum Homestead Manor, and receptions are held in The Barn at Homestead, with its stone fireplace and wrought-iron chandeliers. There are also gardens and other unique backdrops for wedding portraits.