Franklin is one of Middle Tennessee's most historic cities, known as a key battle site during the American Civil War for its seminal 1864 Battle of Franklin. The city, which is located less than half an hour south of Nashville's downtown district, is home to quaint art galleries, antique stores, and restored Victorian-era structures throughout its lovely downtown district, including facilities that can be rented as restored event venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Lavish country clubs in the region showcase elite courses and elaborate ballrooms, while popular restaurants offer dining space for seated receptions and rehearsal events. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Autumn Crest Farm
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Autumn Crest Farm is a beautiful seven-bedroom estate in Franklin that can be rented for private special events throughout the year, including wedding festivities for destination weddings. The lovely country home is located on a working horse farm, showcasing beautiful panoramic views of the region's stunning rolling landscapes. Spaces within the house that can be used for wedding festivities or overnight stay for the wedding party include a large formal dining room, exquisitely-decorated living room, and several bedroom suites that are complete with private balconies. For rentals for more than 12 guests or for hosted events, an additional fee is required from renters. Couples can fully customize all details of their event at the farm, including personal decorations and use of outside vendors.
4270 Long Ln, Franklin, TN 37064
Carnton is a lovely historic plantation house originally constructed in 1826 by Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock that is known for its role in the American Civil War's seminal Battle of Franklin. Throughout the 19th century, the home played host to a number of international luminaries, including President Andrew Jackson. In 1973, the home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it operates as a living history museum site overseen by the Battle of Franklin Trust. Weddings can be held at several locations on the property, both indoors at its Fleming Center or outdoors within its lovely garden area. For an extra memorable event, couples can add on private home tour packages for their guests during their receptions, led by historical interpreters.
1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-794-0903
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3.Champion Events Nashville
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Champion Events Nashville is a gorgeous event facility conveniently located near many of Franklin's finest hotels and destination wedding accommodations. The facility can host up to 130 guests at a time and is known as one of Franklin's top affordable wedding venue choices. A built-in dance floor at the facility offers space for reception festivities, while an in-house audiovisual system can be used for entertainment or slideshows. Couples can bring in outside vendors of their choice for catering and beverage services, allowing for flexibility in pricing and packages. Private rooms are available for use by the bridal party as staging rooms or dressing areas. Event staff are onsite at all times to assist with day-of management, setup, and cleanup.
206 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067, Phone: 615-582-0612
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4.CJ's Off the Square
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CJ's Off the Square was originally opened in 2005 as the Nashville region's first all-inclusive wedding and special event venue. It is located within a renovated 1911 home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located just a few minutes outside of Nashville in the city of Franklin. The home's grounds showcase gorgeous outdoor gardens and a lovely pavilion, both of which can be used for wedding ceremonies or receptions. In total, the facility can host 135 guests throughout its indoor and outdoor spaces. All-inclusive wedding packages include the services of dedicated wedding planners, who can coordinate all details of a couple's big day. Full catering and bar services are offered to meet each couple's unique reception needs.
218 3rd Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-216-7576
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5.Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is a luxury hotel conveniently located in Franklin's downtown districts, just minutes from the lively attractions and accommodations of Nashville. 22 meeting rooms and event venues are located onsite at the hotel, making it a great location for weddings of all sizes and budget constraints. The hotel's largest venue, the beautiful Champion Ballroom, can host up to 1,200 guests, perfect for lavish, elegant receptions and ceremonies with extensive guest lists. Expert wedding coordinations are on hand to help couples plan every detail of their event, including decorations for the event space of their choosing. Bar and catering services are offered onsite, along with discounted lodging blocks for couples and their guests.
700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067, Phone: 615-261-6100
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6.Garrett Farm Wedding Venue
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Garrett Farm Wedding Venue is an intimate 56-acre private property that is set on romantic landscaping surrounding the waters of a pristine lake. The gated property is perfect for rustic weddings of all sizes and configurations, offering multiple indoor and outdoor event sites throughout its grounds. Several outdoor spots can be used for ceremonies under the shade of groves of trees, while a charming historic barn can be used as an ideal reception spot. Event sites can be decorated to fit any style of reception, letting couples customize their events however they like. Additional amenities offered at the venue include luxurious dressing room and suite areas for the wedding party to prepare in style before the big event.
883 Perkins Rd, Thompson's Station, TN 37179, Phone: 615-944-1906
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Graystone Quarry is a renovated limestone quarry that was transformed into a unique special event venue in 2014. The venue is located on 138 picturesque acres in Franklin that are filled with romantic landscapes, including striking cliffs, beautiful waterfalls, and tranquil ponds. A hillside pavilion and chapel is offered for intimate ceremonies and receptions, while up to 300 guests can be hosted for wedding festivities within the venue's grand multi-level Gathering Hall. Expert event coordination services are offered to help couples plan out every detail of their special day. Full catering and bar services are provided in house, including personalized wedding cake services.
4520 Graystone Quarry Ln, Franklin, TN 37064
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McConnell House is a stunning event venue located within the former Franklin Jailhouse facility, which was originally constructed in 1905 and renovated into a special event venue in 2011. The unique space showcases stunning design details throughout, including antique brick walls and multiple scenic fireplaces. Up to 200 guests can be accommodated throughout the building for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples are free to select one room of their choice or rent the entire building, depending on reception size and type. Catering services are available via an exclusive relationship with Red Pony Catering, which can provide menus to fit a variety of world cuisines and dietary needs.
108 Bridge St, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-595-6070
9.Mint Springs Farm
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Mint Springs Farm is an award-winning lakeside event property located on 40 rolling acres in Nolensville, conveniently located near Franklin and Nashville's lively downtown districts. The charming venue can host up to 240 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions in spaces such as its lovely outdoor ceremony pavilion, which showcases vintage pews and sparkling chandeliers. Inside, a romantic multi-level barn showcases rustic decor and farmhouse tables for banquet-style seating. Event coordination services are offered to help couples plan every detail of their special day, including unique amenities such as limousine transportation and sparkler send-offs for the happy couple. Luxurious suites are available as dressing and staging rooms for the wedding party throughout the event.
7730 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135, Phone: 615-395-9975
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Ravenswood Mansion is a beautiful historic Antebellum home that was constructed in 1825 by James Hazard Wilson II as a residence for him and his wife, Emeline Wilson. Today, the mansion and its 400 acres of surrounding landscape have been lovingly restored and now serve as a premiere special event venue in the Franklin region. Up to 400 guests can be accommodated throughout the property between its grounds, which can host large outdoor receptions, and its mansion rooms, which are available for intimate ceremonies and events. Couples can make use of the entire mansion throughout rentals, including several luxurious suites for the wedding party to use for preparation. Outside vendors are permitted, letting couples maximize flexibility and budget options.
1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027, Phone: 615-946-0389
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Southall Meadows is a gorgeous farmstead venue that spans 200 acres throughout the Franklin region, tucked onto a stunning landscape of rolling farmland. Multiple historic buildings throughout the facility have been repurposed for special event use, accommodating wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 360 guests. Three outdoor ceremony areas are offered at the venue, including a picturesque ceremony tree, a cozy arbor, and a lovely gazebo. Receptions can be held at the venue's renovated tobacco barn or within its indoor cocktail reception space. All-inclusive wedding packages include the use of onsite event planners, along with full catering and bar services, including personalized wedding cakes. The venue is pet-friendly, making it a great choice for couples looking to incorporate their four-legged friends into their ceremonies.
3193 Southall Rd, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-619-3311
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12.Temple Hills Country Club
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Temple Hills Country Club is a lovely upscale golf course and premiere special event venue in Franklin that offers several indoor and outdoor spots for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The beautifully-landscaped golf course is home to a sparkling lake and several small groves of trees, which make for stunning backdrops for romantic wedding photos. The club's lovely indoor ballroom can be rented for private special events for up to 200 guests, showcasing neutral, elegant theming that can blend in with any decor or color scheme. All-inclusive wedding packages are available, including the use of expert wedding coordinators to help plan every detail. Full bar and catering services are available, along with private dressing rooms for the wedding party to prepare in style and comfort.
Temple Hills Country Club, Phone: 615-646-4785
13.The Barn at Sycamore Farms
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The Barn at Sycamore Farms is a beautiful 28-acre country venue setting offering elegant spaces for rustic farm-style weddings. The facility can accommodate up to 400 guests throughout its property at multiple indoor and outdoor event sites. Outdoor ceremonies can be held on the venue's unique 9,000-square-foot island site, which is located across a romantic bridge and is home to a lovely pergola and century-old sycamore tree. Indoor options include the venue's spacious barn, which offers a stunning wraparound deck for guest relaxation. Two covered verandas overlook the lake and island for additional space or intimate receptions. All rentals include reception necessities such as tables and chairs, along with use of the venue's luxury dressing suites.
4866 Murfreesboro Rd, Arrington, TN 37014, Phone: 615-395-8266
14.Top Of Woodland Weddings
Top Of Woodland Weddings is a lovely rural chapel in Franklin that serves as a popular rental choice for intimate wedding ceremonies throughout the middle Tennessee region. The stunning barn chapel is available for indoor wedding reservations, while a pasture wedding arch outside on the venue's grounds can be rented for outdoor seasonal ceremonies. Packages are available for elopements or intimate ceremonies hosting up to 26 guests. Ceremonies are conducted by the venue's in-house chaplain and include romantic details such as music and customizable vow dialogue. Dressing rooms are available for use before the ceremony for the wedding party to prepare in style. Wedding packages include photography packages taken by venue staff photographers.
5575 Wilkins Branch Rd, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-482-0300
15.Trinity View Farm
Trinity View Farm is a gorgeous hilltop venue that has been featured in multiple prominent international publications, including People Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Southern Bride. The private 132-acre venue is flanked by three of Williamson County's highest hills, which showcase views of up to 10 miles away on clear days. A beautiful white oak timber frame barn is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, showcasing gorgeous design elements and plenty of space for events of all sizes and configurations. As the venue is a private residence, it is best suited to serious inquiries by couples looking to plan lavish, all-inclusive wedding packages with a minimum budget requirement of $50,000.
Peytonsville Rd, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-487-0303
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Cedarmont Farm is a gorgeous historic mansion and barn wedding venue in Franklin, located on a lush landscape of 40 acres of rolling hills. The venue offers a number of beautiful spaces to make every wedding or reception memorable, including three barn venues and a lavish 1815 Antebellum-style mansion. Couples can say their vows against the backdrop of a picturesque pond and charming creek or hold receptions within the venue's state-of-the-art climate-controlled barn venue. All-inclusive event packages include full catering service for appetizer cocktail receptions, buffets, or plated banquets. After the wedding, couples and their guests can stay in style at the venue's farm guest house, which can sleep up to six guests and offers a massage room and whirlpool.
2030 Cedarmont Dr, Franklin, TN 37067, Phone: 615-682-1815
17.Pleasant Hill Mansion at The Governors Club
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Pleasant Hill Mansion at The Governors Club is Middle Tennessee's premiere private golfing club, showcasing a spectacular award-winning championship course designed by golfing legend Arnold Palmer. The exclusive venue makes the perfect backdrop for lavish wedding rentals for members and non-members alike, anchored around the exquisite Pleasant Hill Mansion, which was constructed in 1854 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All event spaces within the mansion overlook the venue's beautiful course and can be used for intimate dinner parties or large wedding festivities. Experienced event staff are on hand to help couples plan all aspects of weddings, ranging from rehearsal dinners to cocktail reception after-parties. Fine catering and bar services offer selections sure to please even the most discerning palates.
19 Governors Way, Brentwood, TN 37027, Phone: 615-776-4332
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18.Mere Bulles Restaurant
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Mere Bulles Restaurant is a lovely fine dining destination in Brentwood, located within the historic Maryland Manor facility on a former working horse farm. The venue, which is located just a short drive from the attractions of downtown Nashville, is a great choice for off-the-beaten-path wedding festivities, including intimate ceremonies and receptions and lively rehearsal dinners and luncheons. White-tablecloth services are provided for all events, which can enjoy Southern-style dining options as part of catering packages. All-inclusive wedding packages include catering, staff service, and venue rental all for one price, making the venue a great choice for couples on a budget looking for an affordable venue.
5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027, Phone: 615-467-1945
Reunion Stay is a stunning event venue located on seven acres of land in Franklin, just 20 minutes from the lively attractions of downtown Nashville. The 17,000-square-foot venue offers a number of special event facilities that can accommodate up to 100 guests for elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions. High-end event spaces throughout the mansion and its grounds include gorgeous landscaped gardens for outdoor wedding ceremonies and event photography. Inside, the mansion's modern design elements can accommodate any event theme. After the wedding, couples and their guests can stay in style within the venue's 11 guest suites, which offer access to communal amenities such as a hot tub and heated swimming pool.
1538 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 865-403-2544
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19 Best Wedding Venues in Franklin
- Autumn Crest Farm, Photo: Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
- Carnton, Photo: Carnton
- Champion Events Nashville, Photo: Champion Events Nashville
- CJ's Off the Square, Photo: CJ's Off the Square
- Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Garrett Farm Wedding Venue, Photo: Garrett Farm Wedding Venue
- Graystone Quarry, Photo: spirenko/stock.adobe.com
- McConnell House, Photo: McConnell House
- Mint Springs Farm, Photo: Mint Springs Farm
- Ravenswood Mansion, Photo: Betsy/stock.adobe.com
- Southall Meadows, Photo: Southall Meadows
- Temple Hills Country Club, Photo: Gordana Sermek/stock.adobe.com
- The Barn at Sycamore Farms, Photo: The Barn at Sycamore Farms
- Top Of Woodland Weddings, Photo: pigprox/stock.adobe.com
- Trinity View Farm, Photo: Laszlo/stock.adobe.com
- Cedarmont Farm, Photo: Cedarmont Farm
- Pleasant Hill Mansion at The Governors Club, Photo: Pleasant Hill Mansion at The Governors Club
- Mere Bulles Restaurant, Photo: Mere Bulles Restaurant
- Reunion Stay, Photo: Serhii/stock.adobe.com
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