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.
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- Bridal Suite
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- Historic Building
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- Rehearsal Dinner
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