Scarritt Bennett

1027 18th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Scarritt Bennett

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Bridal suite
  • Accommodations
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting and sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking


Cuisine
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

Other Services
In addition to hosting your wedding, Scarritt Bennett is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events include:
Elopement
Engagement party
Bridal shower

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Photo: Justin Wright
Photo: Justin Wright
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Couple portrait
Couple portrait
Stunning winter photo under the gothic arches!

Photo: Matt Andrews
Stunning winter photo under the gothic arches! Photo: Matt Andrews
Bennett Hall, houses the bride and groom's room. It also houses this beautiful room that's...
Bennett Hall, houses the bride and groom's room. It also houses this beautiful room that's...
Couple portrait
Couple portrait
Wightman Chapel interior

Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
Wightman Chapel interior Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
Beautiful flower girl walks the 90 foot center aisle of Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett.

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Beautiful flower girl walks the 90 foot center aisle of Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett. Photo:...
Wightman Chapel interior

Photo: Chris and Adrienne Scott Photographers
Wightman Chapel interior Photo: Chris and Adrienne Scott Photographers
Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett - view of opposite end of the alter

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Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett - view of opposite end of the alter Photo: Matt Andrews
The grounds of Scarritt-Bennett

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The grounds of Scarritt-Bennett Photo: Krista Lee
Photo: Nashville Photography Group
Photo: Nashville Photography Group
Beautiful grounds and gothic architecture of Scarritt-Bennett.

Photo: Chris and Adrienne Scott...
Beautiful grounds and gothic architecture of Scarritt-Bennett. Photo: Chris and Adrienne Scott...
Beautiful lighting that runs the length of the chapel

Photo: Leslee Mitchell
Beautiful lighting that runs the length of the chapel Photo: Leslee Mitchell
The balcony of Wightman Chapel

Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
The balcony of Wightman Chapel Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
Christmas wedding in Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett

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Christmas wedding in Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett Photo: Dove Wedding Photography
The grounds of Scarritt-Bennett

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The grounds of Scarritt-Bennett Photo: Amy Nicole
Another stunning winter shot under the arches on the grounds

Photo: Matt Andrews
Another stunning winter shot under the arches on the grounds Photo: Matt Andrews
Wedding ceremony area
Wedding ceremony area
Evening wedding at Wightman Chapel

Photo: JP Photography
Evening wedding at Wightman Chapel Photo: JP Photography
Evening wedding in Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett

Photo: David & Tammy Molnar Photography
Evening wedding in Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett Photo: David & Tammy Molnar Photography
Beautiful grounds and historic gothic architecture on Scarritt-Bennett's 10 acre campus

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Beautiful grounds and historic gothic architecture on Scarritt-Bennett's 10 acre campus Photo: JP...
Beautiful grounds and historic gothic architecture on Scarritt-Bennett's 10 acre campus. Perfect for...
Beautiful grounds and historic gothic architecture on Scarritt-Bennett's 10 acre campus. Perfect for...
The beautiful grounds!

Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
The beautiful grounds! Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
The grounds of Scarritt-Bennett

Photo: Kristyn Hogan
The grounds of Scarritt-Bennett Photo: Kristyn Hogan
Wightman Chapel interior

Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
Wightman Chapel interior Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
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Photo: Leslee Mitchell Photography
Fun! Photo: Leslee Mitchell Photography
The doors of Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett

Photo: Leslee Mitchell Photography
The doors of Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennett Photo: Leslee Mitchell Photography
Photo: Leslee Mitchell Photography
Photo: Leslee Mitchell Photography
Bennett Hall, houses the bride and groom's room. It also houses this beautiful room that's...
Bennett Hall, houses the bride and groom's room. It also houses this beautiful room that's...
The historic arches on the Scarritt-Bennett grounds.

Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
The historic arches on the Scarritt-Bennett grounds. Photo: Joe Hendricks Photography
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Photo: Krista Lee
Photo: Krista Lee
Susie Gray Dining Hall is the perfect event space for receptions! Built in 1927, this exceptional...
Susie Gray Dining Hall is the perfect event space for receptions! Built in 1927, this exceptional...
Ahhh...the first dance in Susie Gray Dining Hall!

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Ahhh...the first dance in Susie Gray Dining Hall! Photo: Ace Photography
Susie Gray Dining Hall

Photo: David & Tammy Molnar
Susie Gray Dining Hall Photo: David & Tammy Molnar
Susie Gray Dining Hall

Photo: Martin E. O'Connor Photography
Susie Gray Dining Hall Photo: Martin E. O'Connor Photography
Susie Gray Dining Hall

Photo: Martin E. O'Connor Photography
Susie Gray Dining Hall Photo: Martin E. O'Connor Photography
Tented options on our beautiful grounds are also available

Photo: Martin E. O'Connor Photography
Tented options on our beautiful grounds are also available Photo: Martin E. O'Connor Photography
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Tented option
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Delicious in-house catering

Photo: Krista Lee
Delicious in-house catering Photo: Krista Lee
Delicious catering by our in-house chef and her team!

Photo: Krista Lee
Delicious catering by our in-house chef and her team! Photo: Krista Lee
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Susie Gray Dining Hall
Susie Gray Dining Hall
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Bennett Hall Social Room event space - An elegant room with a capacity for 40 guests, seated and 150...
Bennett Hall Social Room event space - An elegant room with a capacity for 40 guests, seated and 150...
Bennett Hall Social Room event space - An elegant room with a capacity for 40 guests, seated and 150...
Bennett Hall Social Room event space - An elegant room with a capacity for 40 guests, seated and 150...
International Room event space - Originally the library, this beautiful historic room has a capacity...
International Room event space - Originally the library, this beautiful historic room has a capacity...
Skinner Chapel is perfect for a small intimate event.

Photo: David Wright Photography
Skinner Chapel is perfect for a small intimate event. Photo: David Wright Photography
Skinner Chapel has a capacity for up to 20 people

Photo: David J Pavol
Skinner Chapel has a capacity for up to 20 people Photo: David J Pavol
Photo: David J Pavol
Photo: David J Pavol
The exterior of Skinner Chapel

Photo: David J Pavol
The exterior of Skinner Chapel Photo: David J Pavol
Photo: Justin Wright
Photo: Justin Wright
Photo: Justin Wright
Photo: Justin Wright
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43 Reviews for Scarritt Bennett

Recommended by 88% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Teresa · Married on 09/22/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Our daughter recently got married at the most beautiful place in Nashville, Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett. This is our second daughter to get married there. The experience was absolutely wonderful! We hired Nicole as our wedding coordinator (rehearsal and wedding). She was outstanding. She took care of everything and made the wedding day stress free. Our daughter had her dream wedding. Many thanks to Scarritt Bennett and Nicole.

    Sent on 09/27/2018

    Scarritt Bennett's reply:

    Thank you so much, Teresa, for your kind words! It was an absolute joy and pleasure to be a part of Allison and Tommy's wedding day. So happy to hear it was the wedding of her dreams! Wishing you and your family all the best.
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    Brandi · Married on 09/22/2018

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    We had our wedding ceremony at Scarritt Bennett Center in the Skinner Chapel. Our intimate wedding ceremony consisted of 20 family members. Nicole Thrift was very accommodating when I was choosing the date/time of my ceremony as well as planning the logistics. Although they do not provide rehearsal times for the Skinner Chapel they were very flexible and accommodating by allowing two separate follow up site visits. The wedding venue site has such a natural beauty and character it allowed for simple and complimentary floral and decor. The Skinner Chapel does not provide dressing and/or holding rooms however they do allow you to use their welcome center which is located right next door and was equally as beautiful as the chapel and rest of the campus. I had decided to not do a first look with the groom and the welcome center allowed for me and my bridal party to relax and hang out with out being seen before the ceremony. I would highly recommend the Skinner Chapel at the Scarritt Bennett Center if you are interested in having a small and intimate wedding ceremony.

    Sent on 10/02/2018

    Scarritt Bennett's reply:

    Thank you for your thoughtful review and kind words, Brandi! We are so glad you chose Skinner Chapel as the location for your beautiful ceremony. Congratulations, once again!

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Scarritt Bennett FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • 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? $ 2,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,200.00
  • 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? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, 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, 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'oeurvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What food and beverage items are available? China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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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