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Scarritt Bennett

Nashville, TN View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
67 reviews
$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

A repeat winner of the Toast of Nashville’s “Best Places to Get Married” and The Knot’s “Best of Weddings,” Scarritt Bennett Center’s historic campus is among the most picturesque wedding venues in Music City. Scarritt Bennett Center also consistently wins Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards, including in 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Venues
Scarritt Bennett Center has three wedding venue options on our historic campus:

  • Wightman Chapel: Built in classic gothic cathedral style in 1928, Wightman Chapel is a historical and architectural treasure. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in Wightman Chapel in April 1957. The Chapel was also featured in “Designed for Worship” (PBS) as one of the finest sacred places in Nashville. Built for acoustics, music soars through its Gothic arches from the organ, vocalists, and instrumental groups. Wightman Chapel seats up to 300 guests and boast an aisle length of 80 feet.
  • Skinner Chapel: Scarritt Bennett Center is home to one of Nashville's finest elopement and microwedding venues, Skinner Chapel. You can build a custom ceremony or destination wedding in Skinner Chapel and make your special, intimate day just what you imagined. Lined with wood paneling and stained glass windows, this beautiful, historic chapel seats just 20 guests. That's enough room for you and your partner, your closest friends and family, and your officiant. But don't be fooled by the smaller size—these intimate ceremonies still teem with breathtaking beauty.
  • The Labyrinth Garden: The Labyrinth Garden is our beautiful, round garden containing one of only two permanent outdoor prayer labyrinths in Nashville. This garden venue can seat up to 80 guests. Cherry blossoms and dogwood trees burst with color in the spring, ripen to a vibrant summer green, then transform into a rich, multi-colored canopy in the fall. Our historic bell tower creates the perfect, breathtaking architectural backdrop for your garden ceremony, and the space easily converts to an open or tented reception after you say, “I do.”

Catering & Receptions
Looking for a place to host your reception? Under the direction of Executive Chef Jennifer Threadgill, Scarritt Bennett Center offers exceptional catering options for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding brunches, and more. Menus can accommodate brunch, daytime, or evening events. Serving option include plated-and-served for seated meals, buffet for seated or mixed seated/standing, and passed hors d'oeuvres for standing. Orders from our formal catering menu in any of our indoor venue spaces come with the use of Scarritt Bennett Center's linens and serveware. Scarritt Bennett Center is an alcohol-free venue.

Other Services & Amenities

  • Pre-wedding suites for getting ready
  • Bridal portrait sessions
  • Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Bridal and wedding brunches
  • On-campus lodging for out-of-town guests
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding vendor referrals
  • Day-of wedding planning services
  • Microweddings and elopements
  • Vow renewal ceremonies
  • On-campus officiant
  • All-inclusive packages

At Scarritt Bennett Center, pride ourselves on being an inclusive wedding venue. All couples are welcome here. We are honored you would consider making us part of your special day.

See our wedding packages at https://scarrittbennett.org/weddings.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

$2,500

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?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Religious

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?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

67 Reviews

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4.6
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Amanda H. Married on 06/06/2021
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    Highly Recommend, Great Vendors and Planner

    We booked an intimate wedding package at Scarritt Bennett Center and we were so happy with decision. We worked with Meg as our day of coordinator, and her team and vendors were so amazing to work with. They were highly responsive and helped us feel stress-free about all the details. The grounds and architecture are incredibly beautiful and made for spectacular photos and memories.

    Originally, we’d booked the Labyrinth Garden for our ceremony, but had a last minute change due to weather and decided to move to the Wightman Chapel since it was not previously booked. Meg’s foresight was so greatly appreciated and helped ease my worry about the comfort of our guests.

    We loved that the intimate wedding package included so much with the booking, such as florals, the officiant, seating, and live streaming of our wedding for friends and family back home. As I mentioned, all the vendors were great to work with and very trustworthy. I highly recommend booking your wedding with Scarritt Bennett Center.

    Scarritt Bennett's reply:

    I'm so happy we were able to make your wedding dreams come true! Thank you again for choosing Scarritt Bennett for your wedding day.
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    Mabry W. Married on 03/27/2021
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    Scarritt Bennett is a wonderful venue!

    Scarritt Bennett was the perfect venue for my wedding! They were so accommodating and easy to work with! Meg especially was wonderful! The church is stunning! They provided a list of vendors that were excellent- I ended up using a coordinator, florist, and musician that they recommended and everything turned out amazing!(photos from @abbybekahphoto)
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    Francesca C. Married on 03/21/2021
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    Most magical wedding venue in Nashville!

    Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett is the most magical place we could have gotten married! The day was stunning and beautiful and everything executed flawlessly. The weather was perfect, so we had the sun beaming through the stain glass for our 3pm ceremony. Meg was such a rock in our wedding planning, as we booked the Chapel before the pandemic, and then chose to continue with our original date, but much smaller group. On the day of, we were able to get into the bridal suite next door right on arrival, where we took photos and waited for the time to ultimately come. We hired a pianist who used the one available in the chapel. They do not lie about the acoustics in there, I could hear our beautiful music while hiding waiting to walk down the aisle. We also got lucky that the spring blooms happened our wedding weekend so all our photos on the grounds afterward are breathtaking. I couldn't recommend this venue more. It's worth every penny and more! Thank you Meg!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Amy & Nash
    21 photos · 12/26/2021

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Team

Ellen Coleman
Ellen Coleman
Weddings & Special Events Manager

Ellen Coleman graduated from the University of Memphis in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and has more than five years’ experience coordinating weddings, concerts, and other special events. A native of Memphis, TN, Coleman joined the Scarritt Bennett Center staff in 2021 as the Weddings & Special Events Manager after 15 years working for The Episcopal Church.

As the Weddings & Special Events Manager, Coleman’s role includes weddings management, event inquiries and campus tours, special events management, memorial planning, video and photo shoot management, venue management for special and sacred occasions. While watching Nashville grow over the past five years, Coleman knows that it’s more important than ever to bring warmth, kindness, and radical hospitality to those who seeking a sacred, intentional way to celebrate important occasions. Coleman is passionate about connecting people to one another and helping to bring joy to any event, especially those hosted at Scarritt Bennett Center.

In her free time, Coleman enjoys playing soccer with her nephews, photographing life events for friends and family, and cheering on the Memphis Tigers.

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Weddings By Rachel Weddings By Rachel Wedding Planners

We simply love working weddings at Scarritt Bennett. The classic architecture is a stunning backdrop for any wedding and the event staff is an absolute joy to work with. We've been working weddings here for years and it continues to be one of our favorite venues!

Proctor Planning, LLC Proctor Planning, LLC Wedding Planners

Elegant, memorable and undeniably unique. Scarritt Bennett's atmosphere and design creates an ambiance that every bride and groom will cherish

Events Plus Inc. Events Plus Inc. Wedding Decor & Lighting

We do weddings and events at Scarritt Bennett often. We love Scarritt and everyone that works there. They are a true blessing.

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1027 18th Ave S Nashville, TN, 37212
6153407500
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Scarritt Bennett frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Scarritt Bennett?

Scarritt Bennett includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Scarritt Bennett, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Scarritt Bennett includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Scarritt Bennett in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Scarritt Bennett for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Religious

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Scarritt Bennett for wedding events?

Scarritt Bennett offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Scarritt Bennett offer?

Scarritt Bennett offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Scarritt Bennett offer for wedding events?

Scarritt Bennett offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Scarritt Bennett have available for wedding events?

Scarritt Bennett offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Scarritt Bennett and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Scarritt Bennett is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in average response time and 4.2 in flexibility.

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