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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN View map Visit website
Up to 400 guests


Up to 400 guests

Vanderbilt University has a regal wedding venue in Nashville, Tennessee that is situated on the gorgeous university campus. At the heart of Nashville, Vanderbilt University is conveniently located only minutes from downtown. This venue is suited for both wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties, and other special occasions since it has a versatile space that can be customized to fit your needs and style.

New COVID-19 Policies

Due to the pandemic, at this moment, we are not accepting reservations for events prior to May 15th. Nonetheless, we are accpeting in advance booking for May 15th to the end of May, June, July, and until August 15th. We can only accept reservations 11 months out for weddings booking in September- April with the exception of designated school breaks such as fall break, winter break, and spring break. For reservation requests for May 15th-August 15th we can accept weddings bookings up to two years out.

Facilities and Capacity
Vanderbilt University features regal architecture and a beautifully landscaped campus. This venue has several flexible options that can accommodate everything from small, intimate gatherings to large and lavish events. The Commodore Ballroom is the largest space and can be broken into three sections or can be used as one. One section can accommodate between 105 and 280 guests; two sections can host between 250 or 500; and when all three sections are used, between 360 and 800 guests can be accommodated, depending on whether you are holding a rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception. Their smaller indoor spaces include the Board of Trust Room, which can seat up to 110 people, and the Alumni Hall, which can accommodate up to 100 guests. Vanderbilt University also features a lovely outdoor space on the Student Life Center Lawn, which can host up to 150 guests for your big day. You may also opt for the beautiful Benton Chapel, which includes dressing rooms for the wedding party, ample parking, and hosts up to 330 of your friends and loved ones.

Services Offered
Along with site rental, Vanderbilt University provides tables and chairs and setup and teardown of their in-house equipment, as well as housekeeping. They also offer custom lighting packages and AV packages that include an on-site AV technician to ensure everything is operating at top performance.

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Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
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Preferred Vendors Only

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

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Wheelchair Access
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2301 Vanderbilt Pl. Nashville, TN, 37235
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