Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a bit of a history nerd. So it should be no surprise that I am in love with historic houses as event and wedding venues. On a recent work trip to Nashville, we took a quick side trip to visit The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, also known as the #1 wedding venue in Nashville.
The Hermitage includes the mansion home of the Jackson family, extensive grounds and buildings (some date back to the 19th century), beautiful gardens, and a museum. While the house itself, dating back to 1820, is not available for rental (understandably so), the grounds, gardens, and a nearby mansion and church are available, as well as the Cabin by the Spring, an event venue.
This is the lawn in front of the mansion:
The Cabin by the Spring includes three rooms with capacity of up to 140 seated indoors, or 225 combined indoors and outdoors. The cabin is located near the spring house, which was naturally by a spring so the area is lush with foliage. The rental fee is $4000 during spring, summer and fall ($3000 in winter) and includes tables, chairs and a golf cart and driver to help transport guests from the parking lot.
This is what the cabin looks like if you are just nosily poking through in the middle of the day:
Here are some event photos (courtesy of The Hermitage Events):
The gardens are beautiful and full of lovely nooks to hold an event. The gardens rent for $2000 in spring, summer and fall ($1500 in winter), but you will likely want to provide a tent:
The grounds are also available with plenty of spaces to hold a large tent.
The nearby Tulip Mansion and Hermitage Church are available to rent but I did not visit them.
For more information about The Hermitage event venues, visit their website.
What other historic houses make for gorgeous wedding venues?