A few weeks ago we did a post on a Nashville themed destination wedding, so today I wanted to list a few Nashville famous venues for anyone wanting a true destination wedding.
1. Ryman Auditorium
The Ryman is the original home to the Grand Ole Opry and where many famous country music stars made their debut. Unfortunately, this venue is not easy to book as there are many concerts that go on at the Ryman, so be sure to check the availability (normally week days are the best to shoot for). You can be guaranteed to get some amazingly gorgeous wedding photos there!
2. Country Music Hall of Fame
This is an amazingly beautiful venue. With high ceilings and lots of windows, you are sure to get a great view of Nashville, while dancing the night away with your sweetheart. Many events take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and for good reason, so again, be sure and book early enough in advance!
3. Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Although the Schermerhorn Symphony Center was built in my lifetime, it is still a staple to the city. Located in Downtown Nashville (across from the Country Music Hall of Fame), it is a gorgeous opulent venue in the heart of the city. If you are looking to impress guests with all that Nashville has to offer, be sure and check out the Schermerhorn.
4. The Hermitage
The Hermitage is actually Andrew Jackson's old home. It is a little outside of the city center, but is only about 10 minute drive from Broadway. If you are planning on having a smaller wedding (100 or under) you may think about checking out The Hermitage. Every Nashville native has visited the home (mainly while on school field trips) and it has a lot of history within the grounds.
5. The Loveless Barn
Loveless cafe has been around since the 50's and is a staple to Nashville. The small cafe is known for making some of the best southern biscuits ever (I think their hash brown casserole is the best thing on the menu!). Right next to the cafe is the Loveless Barn, which hosts many weddings and special events. This venue is definitely affordable and they have catering options, which is helpful for any out of towner planning a destination wedding.
6. Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works was an old automobile factory and now has been transformed into a boutique shopping center known as Marathon Village. There are two different venues located on the property that can be rented out. One is a very large venue that is more suitable for weddings that are having 500+ guests, but there is a smaller option available. The only issue with the smaller venue is there is no AC or no elevator, so if you are planning on having your wedding in mid July, maybe look elsewhere. However, the venue is beautiful and there are old cars that are showcased on the bottom floors of the venue. And how can we forget? One of the famous "I Believe in Nashville" signs are there, which can be a great photo op for guests!
Can you think of any more Nashville staple venues? Let us know in the comments!