Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 Map · Phone number
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About Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and museum of art located on the historic Cheek estate.

Cheekwood is Nashville’s premier wedding destination and the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, showers, wedding ceremonies and receptions. In lieu of a vast ballroom, Cheekwood offers unique indoor and outdoor wedding venues, including our botanical gardens and Museum of Art, perfect for a couple’s dream wedding. If you are searching for the perfect wedding venue in Nashville, let us show you how Cheekwood can make your dream wedding a reality.

We offer 7 ceremony sites & 4 reception sites. We can hold up to three receptions at a time.

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32 Reviews for Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Recommended by 82% of couples


4.1 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Average response time 4.1
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    Stephanie · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Beautiful, affordable, efficient

    We had our wedding ceremony at Cheekwood on 9/29/18. It is the most beautiful place for pictures beforehand, as you can use the entire park with its wide variety of beautiful settings. We had our ceremony in the Herb Garden. It was a very intimate setting for our 80 guests. The staff at Cheekwood are amazing. Katie and Erin made everything smooth and painless. They went above and beyond in ensuring that everything we ordered through the 3rd party rental company was accurate, securing a bridal suite/changing area for us and doing a last minute sweep of the garden to tidy up some of the grounds that needed trimming. It was a beautiful wedding and stress less the whole way through.

    Sent on 10/16/2018
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    Rielly · Married on 04/29/2017

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    Cheekwood now offers an Elopement Package where the bride/groom may pick any location on the grounds to have their wedding ceremony for $500 if they have less than 25 guests. My fiance and I had already decided to do a private ceremony with just our parents and then have a larger reception for extended family and friends. This option allowed us the opportunity to have a beautiful ceremony location for low cost. The Events Manager has worked wonderfully with us to set up the best time/date/location.

    Sent on 12/09/2014
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    Kristen · Married on 10/01/2016

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    My other venue had fallen through and there was only six months until our wedding. I reached out to Cheekwood and luckily they had an opening at the Herb Garden! It was great! Taylor, the Special Events Manager, helped us out. For our wedding, the bridesmaids were given a gorgeous little room inside the stone cottage next to Lot A and the groomsmen had a separate room in a conference room. I think the best deal about having our ceremony there was that we were allowed to take our pictures there all day! It was great to use the whole grounds and take photographs anywhere. It was really like a fairy tale!

    Sent on 10/15/2016

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 10
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Mansion
  • 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? Bar Services, Get Ready Rooms, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July, August, November

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 12 South Band
    12 South Band Wedding Bands

    Beautiful venue!!

  • GrayPhotography - Nashville Wedding Photographers
    GrayPhotography - Nashville Wedding Photographers Wedding Photographers

    Cheekwood is simply a beautiful place to get married with plenty of options for stunning photos and memories! It's a fantastic venue to get married at.

  • A Kiss Photography
    A Kiss Photography Wedding Photographers

    Such a beautiful place for weddings and well run facilities. The grounds and architecture make for such a variety of backdrops and give bride and grooms so many choices for where to do their wedding and reception. Grew up visiting this place and now it makes it even more fun to create lasting memories here for bride and grooms.

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  • 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN, 37205 See on map
    6153546377 (Phone number)
    Tuesday through Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm Sunday 11:00am-4:30pm

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