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Located in the scenic rolling hills of Franklin, Tennessee, Local Ark is a stunning wedding and special events venue. This property allows couples the opportunity to share their day with their loved ones in a picturesque natural setting. The team at this veteran-owned event space looks forward to welcoming you as you celebrate life's milestones with your nearest and dearest.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples who choose to celebrate at Local Ark can choose from a number of indoor and outdoor settings to gather with their guests. The venue is perfect for a wide range of events, including ceremonies, receptions, wedding showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. For an intimate ceremony, the on-site chapel is a warm and welcoming space that will be ideal for your service. Nestled away in a secluded wooded area, the structure features a charming vaulted ceiling, large lanterns, and eye-catching stain-glass features. Your reception can take place in the barn (48 guests), a versatile space where you can make your celebration your own. The property can accommodate gatherings of up to 42 guests in the chapel and 48 guests in the reception barn are and features on-site parking for your comfort and convenience.

Services Offered

The team at Local Ark offers a wide range of services for clients to choose from. On the day of your soirée, you will have access to the venue's Bridal suite for a morning of pampering before walking down the aisle. The team will provide audio equipment, tables, and other pieces of furniture for use during your stay. The property can be rented for a full day during a weekend or weekday depending on your preferences, and your rental comes with the use of the catering prep kitchen for your chosen vendors.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Tables

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

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
December
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Local Ark is a hidden gem in Franklin with stunning scenery and a beautiful white chapel. The venue owners were kind and helpful, and the team ensured that everything went perfectly for the event. Guests were impressed with the delicious home-cooked food and the beautifully decorated venue. While the venue may not be suitable for large wedding parties, it is highly recommended for smaller events such as bridal showers, engagement parties, and photoshoots. Overall, Local Ark provided a magical environment and excellent service, making it a great choice for special occasions.

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Local Ark is a hidden gem in Franklin with stunning scenery and a beautiful white chapel. The venue owners were kind and helpful, and the team ensured that everything went perfectly for the event. Guests were impressed with the delicious home-cooked food and the beautifully decorated venue. While the venue may not be suitable for large wedding parties, it is highly recommended for smaller events such as bridal showers, engagement parties, and photoshoots. Overall, Local Ark provided a magical environment and excellent service, making it a great choice for special occasions.

Delaney
Delaney B. Sent on 09/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and Peaceful Venue

The property Local Ark stands on is gorgeous. Surrounded by blooming trees, green grass and blue skies, there is a sense of peace, ease and beauty to this venue. It's also very close to the heart of Franklin and Nashville, which is a bonus for me! The owners were so kind and helpful as well. My wedding party is a bit too large to book here, but I would definitely consider hosting my bridal shower, engagement party or photoshoot in the barn!
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Darrienne M. Sent on 12/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Experience

It was absolutely beautiful! The team helped everything go perfectly!! My only regret is not getting married at the chapel and doing the reception here! Thank you Local Ark for the magical environment and your generosity ❤️
Megan
Megan D. Sent on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Little Venue!

We had our rehearsal dinner here and were amazed by how perfect it was. Scott took care of us the entire time we were there; the food was home-cooked and absolutely delicious and the venue was beautifully decorated. We couldn't have asked for a better rehearsal dinner. Scott stayed within our budget and was wonderful to work with. Highly recommend!!
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Team

Scott and Heidi Cunningham
Scott and Heidi Cunningham
Owner

With over 30+ years of experience providing hospitatlity and event services, relocating generals and high-ranked officials in the U.S. Air Force, we understand the importance of hospitality and the lasting memory of special occasions. We would love to host you at on our private property at the Local Ark!

– Scott and Heidi Cunningham, U.S. Air Force Retired

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Local Ark frequently asked questions

Local Ark includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Local Ark for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Religious
Local Ark offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Local Ark offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Local Ark offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Local Ark offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Local Ark is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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