Dreaming of a wedding in beautiful Nashville? Look no further! This famous city offers expansive city views, rustic garden strolls, raucous music event venues, and luxury hotels.
While Nashville may be known as “Music City,” Tennessee’s lively state capital boasts an impressive variety of wedding venues for music lovers, history buffs, art aficionados, and bohemian brides alike.
According to the Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in Nashville is $24,849. Even though the price is slightly higher than the Tennessee average, the venues are some of the most incredible in the state.
Read on to discover the 12 best wedding venues in Nashville!
Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery
For couples seeking the kind of elegance that only a perfectly curated historic home can give, Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery is the best setting for your Nashville wedding. And, if you are a wine lover, you will be in heaven!
This Greek-Revival mansion dates back to the 1840s and includes a variety of venue options.
Renovated in 2020, Boxwood Garden is classically beautiful with manicured shrubbery, stone pathways, and one-of-a-kind pews carved from massive pieces of limestone. It is the perfect place for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Check out 1892 Carriage House and Stables if you are looking for a climate-controlled event space for your cocktail hour, reception, or rehearsal dinner.
Price Range: Packages start from $8,000 for rentals during the off-season.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Frist Art Museum
Located just a little way from the heart of downtown Nashville, the Frist Art Museum offers an upscale location with impressive Art Deco architecture and a modern aesthetic.
This urban venue can accommodate intimate ceremonies and elaborate receptions with ease. Plus, the catering is to die for!
There are several event spaces to choose from, but the Grand Lobby features 21-foot ceilings, impressive chandeliers, glistening marble floors, and an atmosphere that can only be described as the height of opulence.
If you are seeking an outdoor space for a reception, the Turner Courtyard is easily tented with ample space for your wedding guests to roam.
Price Range: From 5,500 to rent the Grant Lobby after hours.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests for a standing reception or 200 guests for a seated reception in the Grand Lobby
Located in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood of Nashville, Ruby is a contemporary space that calls lush Dragon Park it’s home.
The industrial chic exterior of the building contrasts with the abundant greenery of the park, making this city-meets-garden venue stand out from all others.
You can have your reception inside the Hall and your guests can also spill out onto the Treehouse Courtyard or the Park Courtyard. The high, exposed wood ceiling inside the Hall adds a touch of warmth to the stark grey of the concrete floors and compliments the building’s red bricks.
This is a great example of a blank canvas that you can transform into your dream venue.
Price Range: From $4,300 for rental packages Monday to Thursday.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Union Station Hotel
This former train terminal has quickly become one of the most sophisticated event spaces in Nashville and will make you feel like you’ve stepped right out of New York’s Gilded Age.
This hotel wedding venue could never be called a “budget find” and that’s part of its extravagant appeal.
Featuring barrel-vaulted ceilings with elaborate stained-glass ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers, and bas-relief angels, the Grand Lobby is this historic hotel’s signature venue.
However, you can also take pictures or have an outdoor ceremony on the covered veranda.
Guests traveling from out of town will love the hotel’s stunning suites and rooms.
Price Range: From $9,500 depending on the venue.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests in the Grand Lobby.
This boutique hotel dates back to the 1930s and brings a curated, Art Deco cool that is more understated than the opulent Union Station Hotel. It is the perfect place for an intimate wedding or even a medium-sized special event.
Saidee Gallery is the stand-out space featuring soaring ceilings, huge arched windows, and white oak flooring that beautifully compliments the ballroom’s white walls.
You can enjoy your cocktail hour at the hotel’s trendy Trade Room Bar and Lounge, which sets the glamourous mood with a Terrazzo floor and Tennessee marble walls.
Don’t forget to try the gin cocktails when you tour the venue!
Price Range: From $1,500 depending on the season.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Acme Feed & Seed
Nashville is known for its quirky wedding venues, but Acme Feed & Seed is one of the best examples of an event venue that plays up its uniqueness in an elevated way.
Set in the heart of Nashville, this vintage building has served as a grocery store, a feed store, and a farm supply.
The Hatchery is the venue’s primary event hall and is over 7,000 square feet. It features views of the Cumberland River and an open plan that is great for hosting large events.
However, if your wedding day requires an even bigger space, you can rent out the entire building, which includes three stunning floors!
Price Range: The venue does not require a rental fee, but there is a minimum food and beverage spend that starts from $10,000.
Capacity: Up to 450 standing or 250 seated guests in The Hatchery.
A list of the best wedding venues in Nashville would be incomplete without including Drakewood Farm.
Tucked away in a fragrant cedar grove just 15 minutes from downtown, this all-inclusive venue boasts a historic mansion built in 1850 and offers a wedding experience straight from Pinterest.
The stunning gardens are an ideal setting for a rustic elopement, a bohemian affair, or a wedding in the woods.
The venue’s attention to detail is simply unmatched and you will not find décor like this in any other place. Think arches made of woven Pampas grass, twisting vines, and blooming roses, or hundreds of vintage lanterns placed on mossy tree stumps turning your wedding spot into a fairy’s garden.
Price Range: From $4,000 depending on the wedding package.
Capacity: Up to 175 guests.
The Barn by Loveless Events
If you are looking for a low-stress venue with super clear rental information, the Loveless Barn will make you feel at ease.
While Loveless Events has two event venues, the Loveless Barn is the real standout. This modern barn rental comprises a banquet hall with plenty of options for tables, chairs, and pews, a covered patio, a courtyard, and a kitchen. There is also an expansive events lawn, which provides an outdoor option.
This is not your typical rustic barn, but instead a blank canvas space that you can decorate and transform according to your own preferences. The venue feels high-end without being over-the-top or shouty.
The dedicated events team can provide catering options from an on-site prep kitchen to make your wedding day even easier. You can choose from a variety of add-ons and the venue even has its own food truck.
Price Range: From $3,500 for an 11-hour evening rental Monday to Thursday.
Capacity: Up to 350 guests.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Whether you are passionate about American history or simply searching for a gorgeous venue to make your wedding dreams come true, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is a first-rate choice.
This historic site includes two ceremony locations, but the Hermitage Church is the most sought-after, and with good reason!
Originally constructed in 1823 as a gift to his wife, this church offers a quaint, brick backdrop that will make your simple decorations pop. It is the ideal place for an intimate exchange of vows.
There are several reception venues on-site, but Tulip Grove Mansion is an architectural beauty that’s perfect for casual or formal affairs.
Price Range: From $3,000
Capacity: Up to 100 seated guests in Tulip Grove Mansion and an “unlimited” capacity outside
The Bell Tower
Originally a historic church, The Bell Tower has since been transformed into one of the trendiest venues in downtown Nashville for special events. It maintains all of its old-world charm while offering modern amenities befitting a venue of this caliber.
Natural light hardwood floors and exposed dark wood beams set the scene for a night to remember.
The venue also includes a top-notch sound system, a mezzanine with gorgeous views of the space, and a covered outdoor patio perfect for your cocktail hour.
If you are considering hosting a destination wedding here, you can house your guests in the Hampton Inn & Suites, which is only a short distance away.
Price Range: From $6,000 for an evening rental Monday to Thursday.
Capacity: Up to 400 seated guests or 700 standing guests.
Featuring lavish grounds filled with old-growth Magnolia trees, sycamores, and lush plantings, it is no wonder Riverwood Mansion is one of the premier wedding venues in Nashville.
Although it is only a short drive from downtown in East Nashville, you will feel transported to a completely different place and time.
While the green spaces are perfect for outdoor events, the mansion itself cannot be overlooked. It boasts hanging chandeliers, vintage furniture, and marble fireplaces. The façade’s stately Roman pillars and brick walls serve as a breathtaking backdrop for wedding pictures.
The venue also offers silverware, plates, tablecloths, and decorations to streamline your wedding planning process.
Price Range: From $70 per person.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
What list of the best wedding venues in Nashville would be complete without the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum?
The variety of wedding venues will make your heart beat a bit faster if you are a country music fan. Don’t let the name fool you – these venues are far more elegant than your average barnyard hoedown.
The Mike Curb Conservatory is a standout indoor venue. It was thoughtfully designed to give “front porch” vibes and uses steel features inspired by the railroads that brought life to so many cities. Natural light streams in from ceiling windows that make you feel like you are outdoors.
Price Range: From $3,000 depending on which venue you rent.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests for a reception in the Mike Curb Conservatory.