Cheekwood Estate and Gardens 1200 Forrest Park Drive • Nashville • Tennessee 37205


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This fabulous indoor/outdoor space features unique gardens and an art museum. Imagine the possibilities of a 1920s Georgian-style mansion set on 55 acres with an array of cultural—and horticultural—splendors. Plus, your wedding fees help support preservation efforts.
  • From Reflecting Pool and Japanese Garden to columned rooms and an herb garden, the options seem endless. Two very popular spots for outdoor weddings are the Wills Perennial Garden with its limestone wall and view of the mansion…and the multilevel Burr Terrace boasting an enclosed cottage garden and fountain.
  • The Museum of Art pairs elegant receptions with paintings and artifacts. This impressive setting also includes use of the Swan Lawn. More exquisite choices abound: the Frist Learning Center merges the original stables, carriage house, brick courtyard and glass-walled pavilion, and the Massey Hall, with its tall white walls and modern, open floor plan, offers access to two outdoor terraces that overlook the brilliant Color Garden.


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The Ceremony Package | $4,000
Available mid-March through early November, Monday–Wednesday evenings.

  • Folding chairs for up to 30 guests
  • Ceremony musician (violinist, keyboardist, or guitarist)
  • Bouquet and boutonnière by Branching Out Floral
  • Wedding Suite/holding space for day-of touchups
  • Annual dual membership to Cheekwood
  • Day-of access to the grounds for photos
  • On-site event supervisor

Elopement packages are available, starting at $1,500. Proposal packages start at $300.

Inquire for details!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500-10,000+ /event

    Rental fee varies depending on:

    • Space reserved
Ceremony Fee
  • Ceremony-only fees range $2,500–4,000.

Package Prices
  • Ask about their $1,500 elopement package!

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 400
Reception Seated 250 350
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$ • $$$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, except November-February.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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