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Planning A Nashville Wedding

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Music City is ready for you! Whether it’s the impact of the hit show Nashville, the consistency of the brilliance of Country Music stars or the beauty of the city, Nashville has been on the rise. Home to the heart of Country Music, the likes of southern comfort goodness and line dancing magic, Nashville has seen a surge of bachelorette parties, bachelor parties and all things wedding. Steeped in southern traditions with beautiful venues and filled with vendors ready and able to assist the process, Nashville offers an addition of southern charm to your already special day.

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nashville the parthenonYou’ve gotten your list and are all set to find the perfect spot for your magical moments. With your heart set on Music City, you’re ready to start the process, solidify your team and watch your vision come to life. Nashville is a perfect place to capture romance, create the scene you’d like and add a little bit of country music to those significant memories. Whether you’re venturing out to Tootsie’s for a music-filled after-party, ensconcing your guests at a historical hideaway or ready to get your winery on in the vineyard of your choice, we’re here. Let us help you along your journey to the perfect wedding. With sweet tea in one hand, we’ll hold the other the whole way.

Just Got Engaged! Now What?

First, congratulations and enjoy this magical journey. Your story continues in this next chapter and Nashville is the perfect setting. You’re getting your list together, reading those magazines and thinking about the style that best suits you. You’ve made it this far – keep going! Your guest lists have been combined and you’re on to the style conversation – vintage, rustic, urban chic, charming, country, natural or whatever works for you. We can’t wait to see what you do next.

Nashville Is Your Destination. Which Venue Is Best For You?

Looking for that special spot to spend your momentous day? We’re here to help. You want to be sure you consider venue space, size of a kick-up-your-heels dance floor, date availability, traffic flow, and a place that suits the size of your party and the needs of your guests, if you’re choosing Nashville as an out of town destination. Are you looking for that ballroom feel or simply a Nashville space that showcases the whole Music City vibe? Perhaps you’re searching for that venue that will wrap you in southern charm and add that special something that you’ll only know when you see it. Here are suggestions that can help kick-start your search & bring you closer to finding the space that calls to you for your special day.

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  • 21c Museum Hotel (28-250)
  • Germantown Inn (2-100)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt
  • Gaylord Opryland Resort
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Nashville Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
  • Hilton Nashville Downtown
  • Sheraton Music City Hotel
  • Hutton Hotel
  • Embassy Suites Nashville Airport
  • Union Station Hotel – Autograph Collection
  • Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport
  • Embassy Suites Nashville Vanderbilt
  • Westin Nashville
  • Hotel Indigo Nashville
  • Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
  • Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel
  • 121 Hotel
  • Omni Downtown Nashville
  • Nashville Marriott and Vanderbilt
  • Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
  • AC Hotel Nashville Downtown
  • The Hermitage Hotel
  • Kimpton Aertson Hotel

Historic Venues with Southern Charm

  • Aerial (175-250)
  • GranDale Manor
  • Spring Haven Mansion
  • Sambuca Nashville
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Noah Liff Opera Center
  • City Winery Nashville
  • University Club of Nashville
  • Marathon Music Works
  • BOUND|RY Events & Catering
  • Nashville City Club
  • The Historic Tulip Street Cathedral
  • Acme Feed and Seed – The Hatchery
  • Green Door Gourmet
  • Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage (100-5000)
  • The Bell Tower (100-700)
  • Belle Meade Plantation (140-300)
  • Belmont Mansion (90-200)
  • Cedarwood Weddings
  • Ruby
  • The Quarter
  • Riverwood Mansion
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
  • Noelle
  • Scarritt-Bennett
  • The Reserve (150-350)
  • The Bridge Building (60-250)
  • The Cannery Ballroom (1000)
  • Cheekwood Estate and Gardens (100-500)
  • The Cordelle (350-400)
  • Fontanel (100-4500)
  • The Loveless Barn and The Harpeth Room (75-1200)
  • The Frontier Room (100-150)
  • Mere Bulles (300)
  • Historic Travellers Rest Plantation (75-300)
  • The Bell Tower
  • East Ivy Mansion (250)
  • General Jackson Showboat (80-1100)
  • Rocketown (500-1500)
  • Two Rivers Mansion (85-125)
  • W.O. Smith (150-200)
  • War Memorial Auditorium (50-1660)
  • White Avenue Studio (250)
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center (55-2200)
  • The Horton Building
  • Rumours East
  • Beech Grove Historic Venue

Popular Spaces

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  • Hermitage Golf Course (150-350)
  • Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (50-2000)
  • Nashville Farmers’ Market (1000)
  • Nashville Zoo at Grassmere (30-3000)
  • Oz Arts Nashville (125-1500)
  • The Parthenon (120-250)
  • Nashville Event Space
  • BB King’s Blues Club

Are You Looking For Help With All The Planning?

You’re excited about the ‘being married’ part yet you’re looking for some help with the whole ‘getting married’ part. Nashville has many spots that can guide you on invitations, decisions, designs and event planning for the entire day. For starters, the list below includes great local businesses that have quintessential wedding stationary such as invitations, envelopes and other print needs. You can also get online and check out TheKnot.com for all reviews for local wedding planners.

  • The Paper Place
  • Valorie Cole Calligraphy
  • Ink Nashville

Got Décor?

You’ve chosen the date, venue space & invitations, now to make your vision come alive. Some weddings add floral, rustic beauty while others opt for some other type of elegant and modern table design. Get a florist on board to help you figure out how to make your dream day come to fruition. Consider these local florists:

  • Rebel Hill Florist
  • Flower Mart
  • A Village of Flowers,
  • Gulchi and Gulchi Flowers
  • Mercy & Thyme Blooms

Say Yes To The Wedding Party Dress

A common problem when looking for the right bridesmaid dress or groomsman suit is finding something that everyone looks and feels good in, so consider the idea of choosing one color and a few styles or letting the party work it out for themselves with some color guidelines. Have a theme your heart is set on? Travel to these suggested places and have experts lend you a hand. Spend some quality time with the girls, try on a myriad of styles and find the ones that look as if they were truly made just for you.

  • Bella Bridesmaids
  • Modern Trousseau
  • The Bride Room

Time For The Registry!

Are you ready to get your register on? Think wedding gifts of all sorts of styles, tastes, sizes and prices and your guests are bound to thank you. Check out TheKnot.com for ideas, wander the aisles of your favorite stores, think of what you might want or need in this life of newfound coupledom and you’re ready to make that list. If you’re searching for in town ideas, consider these spots for items that might add some extra flavor to the staples from those box stores and department store meccas.

  • AshBlue
  • Epergne
  • Corzine & Co
  • The Registry
  • Harpeth Gallery

Capturing the Moment

Your magical moments can be preserved for all time – you just want to hire someone to be sure that happens. Sure, you’ll create your own hashtag, set up a site for an Instagram friendly feed and find your favorite shots up on Facebook a week later – but what if you’re looking for something a bit more professional? Check out the likes of a variety of local photographers (including Schenk Photography and Tausha Ann Photography) and see if anyone’s wedding portfolio art jives with the needs of your own. The pictures make the memories last that much longer – it’s one of those line items on the budget that might get pushed to the top of the ‘must haves’ list.

Finding the Music

You met the love of your life, you have a favorite song and your guests love to party! For all these things and more, you might want the assistance of some form of musical genius and then some. Perhaps you find a local band or your venue space can recommend their favorites. Either way, enlist the help of those in the know and have your musical vision take flight for your special day.

  • APA
  • Crescent Moon Entertainment
  • Prime Source Entertainment Group
  • Spangler Entertainment

Take a Bit of Nashville With You

You’ve made your wedding a destination event and you want your guests to take home a little piece of this magical city. Talk to local vendors, check out local finds and let your taste buds do the research. Perhaps give a note from the shop, a handwritten one from a calligrapher or an extra one from you and your newlywed love and you’re bound to capture the moment with a smile.

  • Thistle Farms Products
  • High Note Gifts
  • Grab the Gold Snack Bars
  • Goo Goo Clusters
  • The Christie Cookie Company
  • The Bang Candy Company
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Find Nashville’s Sweet Spot

It’s one of those parts that so many love – the tasting! Whether you’re getting a cake by a local bakery like Dessert Designs or having one made by the maestros at The Cupcake Collection, your edible artwork might be the centerpiece for this entire fiesta. Taste their creations, talk to the artists and watch your vision come to edible life. Your crowd and their taste buds will thank you for going that extra mile.

Lock Down Day-Of Transportation

The typical go-to for day-of transportation is a limo or party bus for the wedding party and a vintage car for the bride’s arrival/newlyweds transport to the venue. In most cases, this is just fine but Nashville isn’t your typical place and if you want to capture all the special characteristics of Music City in every aspect of your wedding day, consider an out-of-the-box option for your bridal party’s ride to the venue. Old Town Trolley has private charters you can reserve to add that unique touch.

 

An Opportunity To Get To Know Nashville

Are you looking to make it a whole weekend of wedding festivities? Nashville has so much history and many interesting attractions that will make it the most memorable time. Consider booking a tour to learn more about the city and see all the important sites. Additionally, here are some must-see areas and neighborhoods:

 

 

 

 

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