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Carnton

Franklin, TN View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
34 reviews
Up to 2,500 guests

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Up to 2,500 guests

Make your wedding a part of our tradition as you say your vows under the two hundred and four year old Osage Orange tree in our garden.

Whether you’ve dreamed of a quaint Southern setting or a modern feel, one of our reception locations will complete your vision.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule your venue tour!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,700

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

2500

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

34 Reviews

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    Raina Married on 12/09/2017
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    Carnton is not only one of the loveliest places for a wedding the staff is absolutely exceptional. Not a single detail goes overlooked. They are truly top quality and their three event spaces ensure that there is something for everyone to choose from. As an event planner, it is always a delight to celebrate our brides special day at this gorgeous plantation!
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    Kayla Married on 09/02/2017
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    There are seriously not enough words to describe how AMAZING it was to work with Jayde and the entire Carnton team for my wedding day! Being an event planner from San Diego, who chose to have a destination wedding, meant I would be planning from 2,000+ miles away! Well, even with all the miles between us, Jayde made us feel right at home and helped with every little detail!

    My husband and I looked at over 20 venues in Nashville for our wedding and it took only one look at the Carnton Plantation for to know it was perfect! (**You know the venue is gorgeous when we fell in love in the dead of winter with barely any flowers in bloom and the temp being in the low 30’s!) The grounds are impeccable and the entire Carnton team, especially Jayde, made sure every detail was perfect for our wedding day!

    There is truly no doubt in my mind that our wedding would not have been half as beautiful or fun without the venue and Jayde! With Hurricane Harvey bringing in lots of rain and storms we were incredibly stressed about potential flooding at the venue and our COMPLETELY outdoor wedding being called off. However, Jayde never seemed to worry and always kept us calm, and I am happy to say that we woke up on the day of our wedding to sunshine and gorgeous weather!

    Honestly, no review can do this venue and their amazing team justice. My only advice is to go see the venue in person, have a cup of tea/coffee with Jayde, and let the venue and Jayde show you that southern hospitality and grace are not dead! They are living on strong at the Carnotn Plantation!
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    Lyn Married on 05/27/2017
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    Beautiful setting for our daughters wedding reception. Megan, the wedding planner was top notch, went above and beyond to make it lovely.

Awards

  • 34
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Blair & Calvin
    159 photos · 09/05/2020
  • Jimmy & Bailee
    27 photos · 10/19/2014

Deals

Carnton 1
Offer

Now including a free photo package for all 2020 brides!

On your wedding day, you will take pictures galore, but what about your engagement session? Have you thought about bridal portaits? Now you don't have to! Just schedule a free two hour session at Carnton and let your photographer capture all the special moments leading up to your big day!

This package is valued at $200, and can be used on any day of your choosing based on calendar availability.

Pricing

Team

Hannah Jacobs
Hannah Jacobs
Event Coordinator

Hi all--Hannah here! I am the onsite event coordinator for the Battle of Franklin Trust, and I have been in the events industry for going on ten years. I handle all internal events here at Carnton as well as helping bring your vison of your perfect day to life. I can't wait to meet you and help show you how Carnton is the perfect amtch for you!

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Menu Maker Catering & Events Menu Maker Catering & Events Wedding Caterers

Leigh and her staff are very organized an a pleasure to work with. We have done many weddings ,rehearsal dinners, and corporate events at Carnton Plantation. Mary Weary

Nashville Event Lighting Nashville Event Lighting Wedding Rentals

We absolutely love working with Leigh and everyone at Carnton! Always so helpful and accommodating. They make our job so seamless.

ifloraldesign ifloraldesign Wedding Florists

The Carnton Plantation is a beautiful setting for a wedding venue or any event. I have worked with many brides and florists setting up this historic plantation with wedding flowers.

Map

1345 Eastern Flank Circle Franklin, TN, 37064
615-905-0687

Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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