Destination Nashville: Your Weekend Wedding Guide

If you want the ultimate weekend wedding, Nashville is your destination. Famous for its bustling music scene and iconic landmarks, Nashville's history, attractions, culture, and great food will be an epic experience for you and your guests. Take an Old Town Trolley to explore world-famous music venues, marvel over museums, tempt your tastebuds with hot chicken and other culinary delights, then dance the night away at a good ol' fashioned Honkey-Tonk. Whatever you're into, we've got your guide for the best sites to see, tours to take, and the prettiest places to tie the knot that Nashville has to offer.


FOR THE MUSIC LOVER


Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: the Hall of Fame Rotunda boasts stunning columns, a soaring dome, and walls adorned with plaques of country music legends • 40-foot windows offer unparalleled downtown vistas • lofty glass ceiling creates an elegant greenhouse ambiance

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: 11 opulent event spaces to choose from • fountain courtyard ceremonies surrounded by lush landscaping • the ballroom has an exotic-hardwood floor and is adorned with nickel-silver chandeliers and detailed plaster and millwork

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Bluebird Cafe

Must See: Snag a seat at one of the world's preeminent listening rooms where acoustic, singer/songwriter style music is performed nightly.


Grand Ole Opry

Must See: Known as the stage that showcases the past, present, and future of country music. Take a tour or catch a live performance where rising talent, superstars, and country legends have graced the stage nearly every week for over 90 years.


FOR THE HISTORY BUFF


The Union Station Nashville Yards

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: 19th-century train station restored to a luxury hotel • Gothic-style architecture and design elements blended with modern conveniences • event spaces range from an elegant veranda to the spectacular lobby, with its 65-foot barrel-vaulted stained-glass ceiling and marble floors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Hermitage

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: well-preserved previous home of Andrew Jackson • the manicured grounds include an elegant mansion, rustic cabin, and a historic church • the garden’s winding pathways, landscaped flowerbeds, and ancient trees create a lovely backdrop for a romantic outdoor wedding

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The Bridge Building Event Spaces

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: lovingly restored riverfront landmark with sustainable eco-design • ceremonies on the rooftop patio against a breathtaking city view backdrop • Infinity Hospitality provides customized, full-service event packages complete with lighting, décor, audiovisuals, staging and draping, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

12th South

Must Experience: This leafy residential neighborhood specialized in vintage clothing stores, gourmet restaurants, and quirky homewares. It's also home to the famous "I Believe in Nashville" mural, one of Nashville's popular photo ops


A Little Local Flavor

Must Experience: Owned and operated by locals, don't miss out on this award-winning 3-hour walking tour where you'll learn the history behind the famous landmarks – like historic Broadway, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, and Printer’s Alley, to name a few – while sinking your teeth into famous eats.


FOR THE WILD CHILD


Graduate Nashville

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: fun, funky hotel with the feel of a five-star resort and the warm, welcoming surroundings of an intimate boutique property • Hippodrome Ballroom boasts sleek, modern styling and a private terrace • the party continues at the animatronic karaoke bar downstairs

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: the resort's signature atrium allows for year-round "outdoor" celebrations surrounded by lush landscape and waterfalls • a variety of event spaces from a stylish ballroom to the General Jackson showboat • fantastic dining, entertainment, and shopping right on site

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Honky Tonk Central

Must Experience: Situated on famous 'Lower Broadway' in downtown Nashville, dance the night away in 3 stories full of live music, and award-winning food. A can't-miss experience for any Nashville traveler


Pedal Tavern

Must Experience: Party while you pedal with one of their private or public tours. Voted the #1 Outdoor Activity in Nashville, cruise the Midtown or Broadway route with photo-ops at some of Nashville's most iconic locations, and exclusive drink specials.


Hattie B's

Get Your Grub On: Tempt your tastebuds with some of Nashville's famous hot chicken served up with homestyle sides, sweet tea, and craft beers.


The Gulch

Must Experience: Once the site of Nashville’s bustling railroad yard with origins dating to before the Civil War, this upscale neighborhood is now known for its boutique hotels, high-rise condos, instagrammable murals, shops, live music venues, breweries, and diverse culinary offerings.


FOR THE NATURE ENTHUSIAST


Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Nashville, Tennessee

Get Hitched: 1920s Georgian-style estate set on 55 acres • variety of scenic spaces from the Reflecting Pool and Japanese Garden to the columned rooms and an herb garden • ceremonies overlooking the mansion or sweeping tree-covered hills

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Drakewood Farm

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: 1850s mansion set on 40 acres of rolling farmland • variety of event spaces from the rustic barns to the forested grove • this all-inclusive venue offers everything from elopements and micro weddings to weekend weddings

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Cedarwood Weddings

Nashville, TN

Get Hitched: historic Nashville estate full of Southern charm • the stately Yarbrough House provides a romantic backdrop for an outdoor wedding or for an indoor ceremony in the parlor • packages offer thoughtful details such as customized invitations, ceremony musicians and a reception DJ, vintage props, dedicated designers, and more!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery

Nashville, Tennessee

Get Hitched: 1853 mansion and historic farm framed by beautiful flowering gardens • game lawn for croquet, corn hole, bocce ball, and horseshoes • warm and inviting Stable Hall with wraparound porch, breezeway, and views of the landscaped grounds

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

River Queen Voyages

Get Your Paddle On: Founded in 2015, RQV provides safe, affordable, and fun recreation activities for locals and tourists alike. Paddle a kayak down the Cumberland River while taking in Nashville's skyline, upgrade to a river scavenger hunt with trivia questions, or eat, drink, and be merry on a Pedal Patoon guided by a USGC certified Master Captain.



Venue: Bell Tower

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