Looking for historic Nashville wedding venues? Some of Nashville’s most beautifully preserved historic homes are available to rent as wedding venues, and the price tags will shock you – in the best way. Check out these 10 historic homes and mansions in the Nashville and Franklin area that provide a rich, historical backdrop to the single most important day of your life.
Buchanan Log House
2910 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
This charming chestnut log house was built between 1807-1808 and sits on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built by an early settler in Davidson County named James Buchanan, and eventually housed his family of 16 children with his wife, Lucinda East. An outdoor wedding in the backyard of the Log Cabin can accommodate up to 150 people. Rental fees run $300 during the week, $600 for weekends – limited tables and chairs are included in these fees, along with existing lighting. Contact Kathy Blums at 615.5219219 for the most up-to-dateevent rental rates.
The Timothy Demonbreun House
746 Benton Ave
Nashville, TN 37204-2208
This gorgeous house is a local favorite and billed as the most affordable and complete wedding venue. Their wedding chapel is affordably priced based on date availability and the number of guests attending. Rates for
Friday weddings and receptions are approximately $2,000. They only host one event each day to allow time for setup and the venue fee includes our DJ laser light/sound systems, linens, tables, chairs, glassware, plates, flatware, setup and cleanup. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
(615) 383-0426, Email: email@example.com for info.
Two Rivers Mansion
3130 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214-1678
I love recommending Two Rivers Mansion as a local affordable Nashville wedding venue because the rental fee is a donation to the nonprofit that manages the property. That means the rental fee is a tax deductible gift! This historic 1859 antebellum mansion is beautiful, easy to access, has free parking. Rates start at $1,000 and include a six hour time block.
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
636 Farrell Parkway
Nashville, TN 37220
What a great find! I had no idea until recently how affordable Travellers Rest was for couples looking for Nashville wedding venues on a budget. Rentals includes use of the barn, formal garden, and historic grounds, 11 hour event rental time, on-site parking with two parking attendants, tables and chairs for use in the barn for up to (150) people and cleaning fees. Maximum capacity in the barn is 150, including all guests and staff but if you have more, you can rent a tent!). Book your wedding during the off season (December through March) for just $2,200.
1700 Acklen Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
I might be biased because I graduated from Belmont, but the Belmont Mansion makes a beautiful backdrop for an affordable small wedding or elopement. Ceremony and reception packages for 112 seated guests include 7 hours rental time for $2,500. A couple of things to note: the venue does not allow alcohol and they’re due for a renovation after January 2019. The Rev. Brandon Rich is so great to work with. Give him a call (that’s his cell above) or email through the website and he’ll fill you in on the details!
Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton St.
One of the more unique venues in Nashville may seem out of reach, but might be more affordable than you think. As an example package: For $5,000, you can get exclusive use of the entire venue on a weekday morning (gotta be out by 3pm but additional hours can be purchased at $250/per) with no bar minimum. This include 2 Security Guards during 4-hour event, 100 parking spaces, cleaning, on site staff during set up, but does not include catering, security, production, lighting, rentals, and décor.
Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
The most affordable packages are of course during the off-season. For $4,000, you’ll get set up and tear down of tables and chairs for 250 guests for ceremony and reception, up to 5 1/2 hours for your event – not including set up or break down, day of supervisor, parking, one hour ceremony rehearsal, and lots of other extras. This one’s worth checking out!
4580 Rachel’s Lane
This historic home and grounds of President Andrew Jackson has five potential wedding venues at a variety of affordable prices. For an example, stand alone rental of the Hermitage Church is $800 during the off-season (winter), and the Hermitage Garden or Cabin is $5,000 for peak season weekends. Not too bad! They have a handy calendar where you can view available dates.
(615) 889-2941 X212
Cool Springs House
1490 Volunteer Pkwy.
The historic Victorian farm house known as the Cool Springs House is the focal point of the Brentwood’s Crockett Park history preservation area. It was built by James and Penelope Barfield Carothers in the 1830s and is now owned by the City of Brentwood. It makes a beautiful setting for weddings and although it’s historically preserved, it has current facilities and can accommodate modern celebrations. Rental fees are $350 (Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm), $500 (Monday-Thursday 5-11pm) and $850 weekends (9a-11p) and include the exclusive use of the house and surrounding grounds and includes a limited number of tables and chairs for use. View the Cool Springs House calendar for availability.
5700 Main St.
Spring Hill, TN
In the heart of booming Spring Hill, just south of Franklin/Nashville, the historic home place of Confederate soldier and French Huguenot descendant, Nathaniel F. Cheairs IV is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The 160+ year old fully restored 1850s Greek Revival styled mansion home sits on a sprawling 98 acres in Maury County and is rich in Civil War history, complete with original Cheairs family antiques, heirlooms and Civil War artifacts. It’s stately, meticulous and quintessentially Southern.
Due to limited space, 55 wedding guests is the maximum number of guests allowed in the house for a seated wedding or reception (outside is up to 500 guests). Rental fees do not include tables, chairs, linens, catering service, etc., but alcohol is permitted. The Antebellum Package includes 12 hour access to the following areas: 1855 historic mansion, brick courtyard, carriage garden, boxwood garden, adjoining fields and rolling hills. Saturday: $3,500; Friday & Sunday: $2,500; Monday – Thursday: $1,500.