Historic Travellers Rest Plantation is a historic museum and wedding venue located in Nashville, Tennessee. This 8-acre property is surrounded by huge magnolia trees, a formal garden, a crib barn and large grassy meadows. Couples will have their choice between outdoor ceremony sites as well as our indoor space for up to 150. Historic Travellers Rest Plantation is an idyllic venue that exudes Southern charm, just a few miles outside of downtown Nashville.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this historic venue with the use of a tent. You can exchange your vows outside under a canopy of trees with a white fence or the home itself in the background. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their beautiful, climate-controlled barn. It features a limestone fireplace, high ceilings and wooden beams.
This award-winning venue offers a wedding package that includes 11 hours of rental time. Each couple will have on-site parking for their guests, one hour for photography prior to their special day, a barn cleaning before their wedding and access to their herb garden, barn and historic grounds. Additional services include:
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation was a built in 1799 as a home for Judge John Overton. Judge Overton was a close friend of Andrew Jackson and he, along with other leaders of that time, helped Jackson become the first President from Tennessee. Originally, the land was a Native American village during the prehistoric Mississippian period in the 1400s. Now it’s the oldest public house museum in Nashville.
Recommended by 90% of couples
Jaquelin · Married on 08/10/2019
Beautiful Venue - with an amazing team!
Travellers Rest is one of the most beautiful garden estate properties in Nashville and at an amazing value. The property has tons of gorgeous Magnolia trees, flowers, and tons of greenery. Plus it has tons of options as to how you can celebrate your big day! However, the best part of the venue really is the team. Mary Jo and her team out did themselves to help us with our wedding. Mary Jo really knows her stuff and ensured we had the best day ever. I cannot say thank you to enough to the Travellers Rest Team!Sent on 08/19/2019
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Thank you Jaquelin! It was a pleasure to work with you, Daniel and your families and we are glad you had an amazing wedding day. Congratulations!
Susan · Married on 10/29/2016
I couldn't have picked a better venue for my fall Nashville-themed wedding. This is a great location tucked in a south Nashville neighborhood. The historic home made for beautiful photos, especially in October with the changing leaves. I can't say enough about June, the event manager there. She who walked me through the premises and helped with the arrangements from that end, and could not have been more responsive and helpful. She was always available for questions. We had the wedding on location, with the lovely double-porches behind us. There is a reception 'barn' on the premises, which is where we had the reception. There was plenty of free parking for guests. Our band set up on the porch during happy hour, and we hired one of the docents to give guests who were interested a tour of the historic home while the wedding party took photos. The reception location had plenty of room for a DJ, buffet line and sit-down and stand-up tables for guests. We had a tent outside of the reception area, and the reception spilled outside to offer even more space for guests. The grounds were so pretty, and a lot of the trees are up-lit, so even as the sun went down, there were lots of opportunities for terrific photos. If I were to get married again tomorrow (to the same guy, of course!), we would do it again at Travellers Rest. It's a great historic part of Nashville, and guests both from Nashville and out of state commented at what a perfect venue it was.Sent on 04/23/2017
Betty · Married on 09/05/2015
Our daughter choose Travellers Rest for her wedding reception. We found the staff extremely polite and attentive. The venue is not only beautiful and interesting for our guests. IT is located VERY close to hotels and shopping.Sent on 09/26/2015
We love working at Travellers Rest. Such a beautiful venue for a wedding or any event.
We absolutely love photographing at Travellers Rest Plantation! It is such a beautiful venue with luxurious gardens and amazing magnolia trees. It has so much southern charm. The staff is wonderful and Rose & Cryssa are fabulous to work with. We are so fortunate to be a part of their preferred vendors and have the privilege of working along side them.
We love Parties at Travellers Rest. The barn and grounds can accomendate all types of events. Their staff is professional and easy to work with.