Outdoor Wedding Venues in Nashville, Tennessee
Dreaming of an outdoor wedding in Nashville but struggling to nail down a location? With hundreds of people moving here every day and new wedding venues popping up just as quickly, it can feel overwhelming when trying to plan your big day! Today we’ve gathered up our top 10 outdoor wedding venues in and around Nashville to help narrow down your search. Some are old, some are new, but each of these lovely locations offers something unique and truly special, just like you. Cheers to al fresco nuptials!
Located just outside of Nashville in Goodlettsville, Drakewood Farm offers a rustic and woodsy vibe with cozy elegance. With over 40 acres of land and an 1850s antebellum mansion to get ready in you’ll feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life on this darling farm. The ceremony site pictured here is what woodland wedding dreams are made of! Church pews line the aisle and are nestled next to wood stumps and accessories of your choice. A charming barn is steps away for an easy transition into the reception. This venue is all inclusive taking the stress of planning off your shoulders so you can rest easy and enjoy your big day!
Another all inclusive event venue, Cedarwood is a wedding pinterest board come to life. Located just 8 miles north of Nashville, this estate offers stunning vistas and modern convenience all in one place. The 50 acre property includes an 1835 antebellum home, a nature preserve, a private lake and multiple charming buildings there to make your dreams come true. A favorite spot for styled shoots and workshops, it’s no wonder you’ve probably seen a million stunning photos of this special property on Pinterest and your favorite wedding websites.
Carnton Plantation is a wedding venue with rich history. Located in Franklin, its roots date back to the 1820s and rose to great importance when it became a field hospital for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Here you can get married underneath the wondrous one hundred sixty-year-old Osage Orange tree in the restored antebellum garden. The timeless architecture and beautiful grounds of Carnton make it the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding.
The Estate at Cherokee Dock
With over 12,000 square feet of space and sprawling lakefront vistas, The Estate at Cherokee Dock is one of Nashville’s newest and most notable venues. The former home of country music icon, Reba McEntire, this property features a private dock, a covered pavilion, luxury horse stables and a pool perfect for cocktail hour in addition to the main house. With so much beauty in one place - who wouldn’t want to get married here?
Another lovely venue located right outside of Nashville in Smyrna is Bloomsbury Farm. Situated on 425 acres of gorgeous rolling hills, Bloomsbury Farm only hosts a limited number of weddings per year. Choose between an open field or underneath a canopy of aged trees for a fairytale ceremony. A striking pavilion and surrounding lawns are perfect for both intimate and grand receptions alike. They offer three different wedding packages but fill up quickly so if you have your eye on this be sure to get in touch soon!
Front Porch Farms
Front Porch Farms is a 32-acre estate located just a short drive outside of Nashville offering the charm of a southern plantation with modern amenities. The property features a three-story newly built Antebellum-style house with multiple porches, lush ceremony site, 4000 sq.ft. reception pavilion, a poolside cocktail area with built-in bar, glamorous bridal suite, a guesthouse for overnight stays and groom accommodations, an outdoor fireplace, flower gardens, sitting areas and outdoor game area, a stocked pond and nature trails - just to name a few. With accommodations like this it’s easy to see why Front Porch Farms has been the choice of several celebrity couples!
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art
Cheekwood is one of Nashville’s most iconic and beloved landmarks, not to mention one of the most sought after wedding venues in town. Now a botanical garden and museum of art, this 55 acre estate was once home to the Cheek family, creators of Maxwell House brand coffee. Located in the heart of Nashville, Cheekwood offers 7 different ceremony sites and 3 different reception sites, each equally beautiful and just perfect for your big day!
Belle Meade Plantation
Belle Meade Plantation is a historic horse farm located in the heart of Nashville’s Belle Meade neighborhood. This 30 acre property features a gorgeous Boxwood Garden, an 1892 Carriage House and multiple wedding packages to fit your needs. Never fear If there's inclement weather - they have a beautiful, permanent tent with a concrete floor available just in case. What’s not to love?
Long Hollow Gardens
Twenty five minutes from Nashville, Long Hollow Gardens and Vineyards is a truly unique event space located on 35 acres, complete with a farmhouse bridal cottage, hearth room barn and greenhouse. Choose from four outdoor ceremony locations and bring in your own vendors without the hassle of added fees! With an abundance of plants already on site your need for lots of extra decorations is minimal, saving you time, money and stress!
Graystone Quarry is a fairly new venue outside of Nashville located in Franklin, Tennessee. Rustic elegance at it’s best, Graystone Quarry sits on 138 private acres that are exclusively yours for your big day as you get ready, take photos, or go on a pre-wedding hike. While the ceremony location is not technically outdoors, it features three sides of slide-away glass doors for an open air, awe-inspiring view during your ceremony. A courtyard offers the perfect spot for drinks and appetizers during cocktail hour - and did we mention this overlooks a gorgeous lit quarry pond with 20 foot waterfall? Booking now…
That’s it for now! I hope you found some inspiration for your Nashville outdoor wedding. Whether you get married in a garden, on a plantation, a farm or in the woods, all that really matters is that you’ve found the love of your life. Cheers to true love!