You’re a lover of travel and adventure and you’re engaged–what comes next? Usually, picking the perfect wedding venue is pretty close to the top of the list. If Europe has a special place in your heart, but a local Nashville wedding venue is more of a fit for your wedding, I’ve got three venues you’ve GOT to see!
First on the list, the stunning:
Trinity View Farm
Trinity View Farm is located just a short 30 minute drive south of Nashville, in the rolling hills of Franklin, TN. Pulling through the gates and driving up the gently curving drive through the trees feels like you’re being transported to another world. Then the trees part, and you’re greeted by the stunning villa style main building and truly incredible views of the rolling hills on all sides. It is truly spectacular to experience. Trinity View Farm was built with the intention to add to it’s surroundings, not take away, and that intention was surely accomplished.
Beyond the beautiful aesthetics though, the team at Trinity View Farm is dedicated to creating an impeccable experience for every client that walks through their doors. The care and heart they show for their clients is top notch, and since they are a low volume venue, every client is shown exquisite care. The venue is a blank canvas for creating just the right vibe for your unique story and celebration that you (and your guests!) will remember for a lifetime.
From getting ready spaces with tons of gorgeous natural light, the event barn and it’s architectural details, and the ceremony field with views for dayssss, you’re sure to fall in love at first sight (again!).
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Cheekwood is a Nashville icon for a reason. The rolling hills, lush gardens, stunning architecture, and little delightful details around every corner create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Their guiding principle of “beauty that nurtures the spirit” is evident at every turn.
Whether you’re having the most intimate elopement or the grandest affair, you’ll find a variety of stunning spaces that feel like you’ve transported to a magical land. The views and architecture at the Wisteria Arbor are always a favorite, and you can’t miss the new pavilion in the Children’s Garden.
But beyond the most well known spots at Cheekwood, you’ll find gorgeous spots for every style and event size scattered throughout the gardens.
Standing on the corner in the heart of downtown Nashville, amidst the hustle and bustle and growth of this musical city, is the art deco gem Noelle Nashville. Built in 1929 and originally Noel, the hotel has a storied history including transforming into a bank for decades, before now becoming a luxury experience where “Nashville’s thriving creative community comes to life”.
The white walls, stunning oak floors, and giant windows of the Saidee Gallery are a stunning spot for the celebration of your dreams (can you even imagine the way a floral installation would pop against those walls?!). It’s a blank canvas to perfectly bring to life your vision. While the glamorous gathering areas of the hotel provide endless photo opportunities. The way the light streams into the Saidee Gallery feels like you’ve just been transported to Paris–but as you glance outside you can spot the iconic sign for Printer’s Alley and know that Nashville’s musical heartbeat is just steps away.
See more Noelle here
Let me know what you think–do these Nashville wedding venues make you feel like you’re in Europe?
If your heart is set on Europe and the real thing, a couple bonus notes to keep in mind. First, your wedding is your wedding. You’re allowed to follow your vision and your heart and create the intentional and joy-filled celebration of YOUR dreams. If a local wedding makes the most sense for you and your loved ones though, that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate in Europe! Consider a celebratory engagement trip to Paris (and take your wedding photographer along to create some stunning engagement images of you in your favorite city!). Or if the European honeymoon is more your style, you can still have post wedding images created while you’re there (and could even bring along your dress and tux if you wanted!).
Whatever you do, may it be filled with joy, intention, and magic and just perfectly you. Wishing you all the best in your planning!
P.S. Planning a wedding and still looking for a photographer? Let’s chat! Jen documents the stories and the magic of the in-between with stunning, heart-felt images for couples who are planning intentional days of celebration with the people they love most. Jen has photographed weddings & portraits all over the world for 14 years, and loves getting to know what matters most to you about your wedding and your photos, and delivering an impeccable experience alongside tons of beautiful photos. Reach out to learn more.