Several friends have asked me about cheap Nashville wedding venues so I thought I’d share what I tell them here. Some of these aren’t cheap, per se, but are a good value when you factor in what’s included. Each of these venues can be rented for $1,500 or less – and I’ve compiled a longer list of options if you’d like a download.
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Location: 2910 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Cost: An outdoor wedding in the backyard of the Log Cabin can accommodate up to 150 people. Cost: $300 during the week, $600 for weekends – limited tables and chairs are included in these fees, along with existing lighting.
Location: 1490 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood, TN
Cost: Rental fees are $250 (M-Th 9-5p), $350 (M-Th 5-11p) and $700 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.
Location: 2415 Atrium Way, Nashville TN
Cost: This rental, close to Opryland, has been used in many music videos, and is a cute option for a DIY or package-based wedding. Rental for a full day ($1,500) includes chairs and altar set up (6 hours) and is for ceremonies only. Additional services are available for an additional fee.
Location: 3939 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory, TN
Cost: A number of rooms, pavilion and rose garden are available for events; they can be used individually or combined ($3,100 package for all rooms; $2,200 package for Pavilion & Celebration Rose Garden). Rentals include house PA system, changing rooms for the bridal parties, professional uniformed staff and on-site manager, table linens.
Location: 960 Heritage Way, Brentwood, TN 37027
Cost: Located in northern Williamson County just off I-65, FiftyForward Martin Center is a nonprofit that serves local active adults age 50 and older depends on rental income its facility brings in, so they welcome wedding parties. Cost: $150/hour (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) or $250/hour after regular operating hours.
Location: 5700 Main St., Spring Hill, TN
Cost: Rental fees do not include tables, chairs, linens, catering service, etc., but alcohol is permitted. Indoor rate for 1 – 30 people wedding or reception is $1000 (31 – 55 people $1500). An outdoor wedding/reception for 1 – 150 people is $1450 (151 – 300 people $1700; 301 – 500 people $1950.00).
Location: 1220 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
Cost: The rental fee for a weekend wedding in the Engine Bay and Bunk Room is just $700 for 12 hours of use. This fee covers the use of the venue; amenities are extra. A $300 fee for an event planner’s services is also required. Capacity is limited to 50 seated guests, or 75 standing.
Location: 746 Benton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204 (one mile south of Downtown Nashville and Music Row)
Cost: Rent this facility for $1,500 for the entire evening on Fridays and $2,500 for the entire evening on Saturdays. These prices include all tables, chairs, linens, glassware, flatware, flower vases, setup and cleanup for your event
Location: 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Cost: Prices are: Saturdays $ 2,000 – Sundays $1,500 and Monday – Thursdays $800. These include a six-hour use of the mansion and grounds. The house includes 14 acres of property, setup of tables and chairs inside the mansion, use of park benches in outdoor areas, dressing suite for bridal party, free parking and use of a catering kitchen.
Location: 5575 Wilkins Branch Road, Franklin TN 37064
Cost: Top O’Woodland Inn has stopped renting overnight rooms in East Nashville. They are now a Rustic Wedding Chapel located in Franklin/Leipers Fork in Franklin. Ceremonies only (no receptions or food served) are $800 + tax for bride & groom only and up to 20 guests.
Locations: Throughout the city
Cost: $15-$1,000 – There are other cheap venues available, such as Metro parks, but you have to pay to rent tables, chairs, tent, etc. Spots recommended are The Iris Garden at Ellington Agricultural Center,Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park amphitheater and the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (hint: do a “pop-up” wedding and you won’t have to shut down or reserve the bridge).
Cara Davis is the author of Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot, Wedding on a Budget and Budget Wedding Boot Camp. She’s a native Nashvillian who lives with her husband and two girls in Inglewood, East Nashville. Her tips have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Colorado Brides, Chicago Bride Magazine, Destination I Do Magazine, St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine and many more.
“I began this blog in 2006 after I planned my wedding in under six months for $5,000. I’ve interviewed dozens of vendors to find the best options for weddings in Nashville, TN. These are THE local Nashville weddings vendors who will save you money and work within your budget.”
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• 25 affordable ashville wedding venues by location (North, South, East, West & Central)
• A list of historical homes, community centers, churches, natural settings and more
• All venues rentable for $1,500 or less
• Contact info & links to websites
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