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:
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Hayley · Married on 05/13/2017
Scarritt Bennett Center made me confident the ENTIRE way through my planning and ceremony that everything would work out perfectly. They are very professional and wonderful to work with, and there isn't a single spot inside or outside of the venue that isn't picture-perfect.Sent on 06/14/2017
Kathy · Married on 06/15/2019
Wedding/Special Events Sales Manager
Loved Scarritt Bennett & Nicole Thrift!!Sent on 06/26/2019
! It’s such a beautiful Church/ Campus. They were so easy to work with and very upfront and helpful!!
Nicole was the best!! She was so so kind and a pleasure from start to finish! She answered every question promptly and professionally.
We highly recommend this venue.
Scarritt Bennett's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Kathy. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your family to create the wedding of your daughter's dreams. Wishing them a lifetime of love, joy and happiness as they begin their lives as husband and wife! All the best.
Charity Neal · Married on 12/29/2018
Outstanding Venue for Wedding Ceremony
Working with Scarritt Bennett Center/Wightman Chapel for our daughter’s wedding was an absolute delight. Nicole was amazing and provided outstanding customer service. She was attentive and responsive throughout th process. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and was everything we expected and more. Thank you so much for making our experience so special.Sent on 01/02/2019
Scarritt Bennett's reply:Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! It was a pleasure to be able to host such a special event for your family and make your daughter's dreams a reality. Wishing you and your family a lifetime of love and happiness!
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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.