Scarritt Bennett is a historic venue located in the Midtown/Vanderbilt area of Nashville, Tennessee. They offer two chapels as well as an international garden for your ceremony, and multiple reception sites. The gorgeous chapels sit on 10 beautiful acres and are open to all faiths and denominations. Scarritt Bennett offers couples a romantic setting surrounded by gothic stone buildings and gorgeously landscaped grounds.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at this venue. The Wightman Chapel was built in 1928 and is on the National Historic Register. It boasts an 80-foot center aisle and gothic architecture. For more intimate affairs, they also offer the Skinner Chapel which can accommodate up to 20 guests. It features stained glass and original artwork. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, they offer their International Garden/Labyrinth. Couples can accommodate up to 80 guests in this semicircle arrangement. They offer multiple indoor sites for an alcohol-free reception, including the Susie Gray Dining Hall.
This full-service event venue has been a part of the Greater Nashville wedding industry since 2000. They offer event planning as well as full catering services to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamt it to be. Their services include:
Couples can choose between a hors d'oeuvres, a buffet, family style, stations or a plated meal. The catering staff is happy to accommodate any dietary needs and preferences. They also offer dessert and festive, non-alcoholic beverages. Sample entrees include:
Wild Rice and Boursin Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
Pork Chops with Apricot-Apple Chutney
Pesto Penne with Fresh Mozzarella & Pine Nuts
Peppercorn & Garlic Roasted Prime Rib
In addition to hosting your wedding, Scarritt Bennett is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events include:
59 Reviews for Scarritt Bennett
Recommended by 92% of couples
33 User photos
Sarah Throneberry · Getting married on 06/07/2021
best place in Nashville for a wedding ceremony
How can you beat a venue as perfect and beautiful as Wightman Chapel for a small or large wedding??? I think the pictures speak for themselves. The outdoor stone archways make for beautiful and timeless photographs, even if it happens to rain on your wedding day! It was sunny the day we got married but it was nice to know that I could still get those outdoor photos even on a wet day.
Meg, Scarritt Bennett's wedding coordinator, was awesome to work with. We got married on July 18 after having to postpone our March 28 wedding due to Covid. Meg was very quick to respond to emails which was so important to us due to the unknowns regarding the phased re-opening of Nashville.
Photo credit: Rachel Moore PhotographySent on 08/06/2020
Chi Zhang · Married on 10/24/2020
Amazing and Professional!
We just had our wedding at this venue, and the day went off without a hitch! Highly responsive and attentive to details and any last minute changes! Highly recommended!Sent on 10/27/2020
Scarritt Bennett's reply:It was a pleasure helping you and Hillary on your special day :)
Sydney Smith · Married on 08/22/2020
Beautiful venue and great professionalism
We got married on August 15, 2020, and had both our ceremony and reception at Scarritt Bennett Center. We worked with Meg, the wedding coordinator, on ways to make the wedding safer for guests amid the pandemic. She worked with the chef to completely redo the menu we had decided on to make a more socially distanced reception with less shared food and individualized packages. OUtside of pandemic re-planning, they also had volunteers on the day-of helping show people to the reception and other admin tasks. We chose this venue because of the amazing buildings and landscape, but I would also choose it again because of the helpfulness of the staff and volunteers.Sent on 08/18/2020
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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!
Elegant, memorable and undeniably unique. Scarritt Bennett's atmosphere and design creates an ambiance that every bride and groom will cherish
We do weddings and events at Scarritt Bennett often. We love Scarritt and everyone that works there. They are a true blessing.