Nashville is a unique destination, whatever your reason for visiting. The state capital of Tennessee is the heart of country music in the United States and is swimming in rich, vintage Americana. The city’s extraordinary Downtown is to country music what the French Quarter in New Orleans is to jazz, what Detroit is to soul, and what Seattle is to grunge.
But Nashville is far more than just country music. It has an exciting food culture, some wonderful gardens, parks, and woods, and an atmosphere that is both exciting and welcoming, all at once. And more than anything else, it is a stunning place to get married.
Nashville boasts some of the most charming, most interesting, and most unique wedding venues in Tennessee, if not in the entire US. With venues set up for almost every style and theme of wedding imaginable, whether you are looking for something deeply traditional or completely out of left field, Nashville will provide.
Set on top of the chic, on-trend Thompson Nashville hotel, the L.A. Jackson rooftop bar makes a stunning spot to tie the knot, with excellent views out across the city. It offers an alternative, edgy vibe mixed with sophistication and style, perfect for couples looking for something on the trendier side of the street, and the hotel below makes the perfect place for the bride and groom to spend their wedding night!
When it comes to unique Nashville venues, the epic scale of the Parthenon is hard to beat. A true landmark of Music City, saying ‘I do’ in the shadow of the vast statue of the Goddess Athena, surrounded by a replica Ancient Greek temple is really quite something. It’s not kitsch, either – the museum and art gallery spaces make for truly elegant reception venues, while the picturesque lawns make for a wonderful overflow space.
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
The magnificent atrium of the Gaylord Opryland Resort creates a breathtaking ‘outdoor/indoor’ effect, surrounding you with greenery while keeping your ceremony and reception protected from the weather, allowing for events all year round. The convention center offers an array of superb and interesting spaces for the reception as well, from the grand ballroom to the General Jackson showboat.
The Union Station Nashville Yards
As one-of-a-kind wedding reception venues go, it is hard to think of something more eye-catching and unusual than getting married in a 19th-century railway station! Gorgeously restored to its former, effervescent glory, Union Station’s soaring barrel-vaulted stained-glass ceiling is breathtaking and creates a spectacular and incredibly refined spot to get hitched. With marble floors and shining brass everywhere you look, elegance is guaranteed here.
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Of course, no discussion of themed wedding receptions in Nashville would be complete without at least a nod to the famous country traditions of Music City. And what better place to celebrate a country-themed wedding than at the Country Music Hall of Fame? This world-famous museum lets you conduct your ceremony under the benedictions of commemorative plaques and memorabilia of some of the biggest names of country music, past and present. For fans of the genre, and anyone interested in the history and culture of Nashville, this is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of an opportunity.