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Price range: $1,650 - $2,350 Price range: $1,650 - $2,350
Couples usually spend $2,000 Couples usually spend $2,000
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price

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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.

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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 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

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
Outside Vendors
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
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Reviews of Scarritt Bennett

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4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
69 Reviews
93% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.2 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.6/5 69 reviews
Google
4.6/5 269 reviews
Lesli
Lesli S. Sent on 02/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST place In Nashville to have a wedding!

As a Nashville Wedding Photographer with Divineimages.net , we have had the pleasure of photographing well over 50 weddings over the years at Scarritt Bennett, The Wightman Chapel and EACH and EVERY time it has been nothing but magical! The endless photo opportunities, the incredible staff, the impeccable grounds, the convenient Location close to Downtown all make this Venue one of THE Best Wedding Venues in Nashville! Do NOT hesitate to book your wedding here if you are fortunate enough to have your date available!
S
Sarah P. Sent on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

10 out of 10 Recommend

LOVED getting married at Wightman Chapel! It was so beautiful and such a wonderful space. I will forever cherish those memories and am so grateful I had my ceremony at Scarritt Bennett.
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Amanda H. Sent on 06/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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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
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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.

Preferred Vendors

CREATIONS BY DEBBIE
4.9 out of 5 rating , 129 Reviews
· Wedding Florists
Silver Strings
5.0 out of 5 rating , 89 Reviews
· Wedding Musicians
Weddings By Rachel
5.0 out of 5 rating , 29 Reviews
· Wedding Planners
Wildflowers LLC
5.0 out of 5 rating , 15 Reviews
· Wedding Florists
Matt Andrews Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 27 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Velour Premier Events
4.7 out of 5 rating , 17 Reviews
· Wedding Planners

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Scarritt Bennett frequently asked questions

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
Scarritt Bennett includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Scarritt Bennett for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Religious
Scarritt Bennett offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Scarritt Bennett offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Scarritt Bennett offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Scarritt Bennett offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
Scarritt Bennett is recommended by 93% 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 average response time, 4.7 in value and 4.2 in flexibility.

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