Weddings

Historic Rock Castle

Hendersonville, TN View map

About

Historic Rock Castle is the original home of Revolutionary War General Daniel Smith and his family. The oldest permanent structure in Middle Tennessee (circa 1784), Rock Castle is situated on 18 beautifully manicured acres on the shores of Old Hickory Lake, providing the perfect private outdoor location for your big day. Rock Castle is one of the few waterfront venues in the Nashville area, providing stunning views of Old Hickory lake, especially at sunset. Romance is not new to Rock Castle either. In 1796, General Daniel & Sarah’s only daughter Mary Ann (Polly) eloped through her bedroom window with the help of Old Hickory himself, Andrew Jackson, and her intended Samuel Donelson (Rachel Jackson’s favorite brother)! This window can be seen from our Lakeside ceremony location.

With our stunning Castle lawn, Lakeside, Gardens, Artisan Pavilion, and Woodlands areas to choose from, Rock Castle couples have the ability to create a wedding day that is uniquely suited to their own personal needs and tastes. We also allow the use of your own vendors, but are more than willing to give our recommendations and help with booking. Rock Castle also offers a convenient Visitor Center with two Bridal Rooms -- one with a kitchenette -- where the bridal parties may get ready the day of the wedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$2200.00

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Outside Vendors

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Rated
4.7
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.4 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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    Amanda Married on 06/01/2019
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    Beautiful Wedding

    Historic Rock Castle was a beautiful wedding venue! We loved the venue. There were so many great picture spots, good size rooms for getting ready. Jess was amazing to work with!
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    Rachel Married on 05/05/2018
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    Jess was amazing to work with and helped make everything so relaxed! We loved the venue because it was close by, directly on the lake, and it had the pavilion! We had our ceremony under the pavilion, and then the reception down by the lake under a tent we rented from Ultimate (they were great to work with too!). Rock Castle was the perfect natural and woodsy look without being a barn venue, and we loved it the minute we toured! Great value for the money, and it goes to continue preserving the historical property for others to enjoy it!
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    Brittany Married on 05/30/2015
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    What a beautiful place to get married! Historic rock castle works hand in hand with grand central party rentals when booking your event. Absolutely everyone we worked with was so kind, flexible, welcoming, and helpful. Our wedding was perfect because of the help that rock castle gave us in using there venue and connecting is with vendors through grand central. The staff was very flexible and even allowed us to go over our contracted time with rehearsals when we were running behind. I would highly recommend this venue.

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139 Rock Castle Lane Hendersonville, TN, 37075
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Historic Rock Castle frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Historic Rock Castle?

Historic Rock Castle includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Historic Rock Castle in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Historic Rock Castle for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Historic Rock Castle for wedding events?

Historic Rock Castle offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Historic Rock Castle offer?

Historic Rock Castle offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Historic Rock Castle offer for wedding events?

Historic Rock Castle offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors

What percentage of users recommend Historic Rock Castle and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Historic Rock Castle is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.4 in value.

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