Recommended by 90%
Jaquelin · Married on 08/10/2019
Beautiful Venue - with an amazing team!
Travellers Rest is one of the most beautiful garden estate properties in Nashville and at an amazing value. The property has tons of gorgeous Magnolia trees, flowers, and tons of greenery. Plus it has tons of options as to how you can celebrate your big day! However, the best part of the venue really is the team. Mary Jo and her team out did themselves to help us with our wedding. Mary Jo really knows her stuff and ensured we had the best day ever. I cannot say thank you to enough to the Travellers Rest Team!Sent on 08/19/2019
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Thank you Jaquelin! It was a pleasure to work with you, Daniel and your families and we are glad you had an amazing wedding day. Congratulations!
Susan · Married on 10/29/2016
I couldn't have picked a better venue for my fall Nashville-themed wedding. This is a great location tucked in a south Nashville neighborhood. The historic home made for beautiful photos, especially in October with the changing leaves. I can't say enough about June, the event manager there. She who walked me through the premises and helped with the arrangements from that end, and could not have been more responsive and helpful. She was always available for questions. We had the wedding on location, with the lovely double-porches behind us. There is a reception 'barn' on the premises, which is where we had the reception. There was plenty of free parking for guests. Our band set up on the porch during happy hour, and we hired one of the docents to give guests who were interested a tour of the historic home while the wedding party took photos. The reception location had plenty of room for a DJ, buffet line and sit-down and stand-up tables for guests. We had a tent outside of the reception area, and the reception spilled outside to offer even more space for guests. The grounds were so pretty, and a lot of the trees are up-lit, so even as the sun went down, there were lots of opportunities for terrific photos. If I were to get married again tomorrow (to the same guy, of course!), we would do it again at Travellers Rest. It's a great historic part of Nashville, and guests both from Nashville and out of state commented at what a perfect venue it was.Sent on 04/23/2017
Betty · Married on 09/05/2015
Our daughter choose Travellers Rest for her wedding reception. We found the staff extremely polite and attentive. The venue is not only beautiful and interesting for our guests. IT is located VERY close to hotels and shopping.Sent on 09/26/2015
Meghan · Married on 08/15/2015
Historic Venue + Professional Team
Mary Jo and her team were absolutely incredible to work with. I've worked as a planner in Nashville's event industry for 6+ years and as you might imagine, felt over-protective about my best friend's wedding. My friend and her husband were married on September 28, 2019 and the day could not have been more perfect. Mary Jo and the entire Traveller's Rest staff were responsive, professional and went above and beyond to ensure their wedding day was exactly what they hoped for. As a planner, it's not easy trusting your best friend's wedding to someone else, but I would trust Mary Jo and Traveller's Rest one million times over. Simply the best!Sent on 10/07/2019
MEREDITH · Married on 05/16/2015
We chose the Travellers Rest Plantation for our wedding ceremony and reception venue. It was absolutely gorgeous! There were so many options on the grounds of where you could have the ceremony. The barn was perfect for the reception. Cryssa, Rosemary and all the staff were amazing. You couldn't beat the price for what you get! Thanks for making our special day so PERFECT!Sent on 06/08/2015
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Meredith, thank you so much for your review! I really appreciate it. Thank you again for choosing Travellers Rest and allowing us to be a part of your big day! Everything looked absolutely gorgeous! We hope to see y'all again soon!
Katie · Married on 11/01/2014
I loved having my wedding at Travellers Rest. It was beautiful! Cryssa at Travellers Rest was always helpful and responsive. Also, the guy we had on the day of the wedding was very helpful!Sent on 12/01/2014
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Thank you for your review, Katie! We enjoyed working with you and I'm so happy that you had such a beautiful wedding!
Emily · Married on 10/26/2014
Working at Traveller's Rest was such an enjoyable experience! Responsive, attentive, professional staff made my job so much easier and our couple was so pleased with their experience on site.Sent on 10/28/2014
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Thank you for your review, Emily! I am so glad you had a wonderful time at Travellers Rest! We hope to see you again soon!
chelsea · Married on 10/11/2014
Thanks to Travellers Rest Plantation venue and staff for making our wedding an incredible experience. Everyone was wonderful to work with and we couldn't have had a better time!Sent on 10/24/2014
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Thank you Chelsea for your kind words! I am so glad you chose Travellers Rest and allowed us to be a part of your big day! Congrats again! We hope to see ya'll again soon!
User4083307 · 2+ years ago
Beautiful venue! Beats other venues hands down for the price! Great, friendly staff. Very accommodating. Would recommend to anyone!Sent on 10/13/2014
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Thank you for your kind words! Thanks again for choosing Travellers Rest to be a part of your big day! Hope to see you again soon!
User4150359 · 2+ years ago
This venue provided a beautiful, historic setting that I would recommend to anyone looking for that Southern feel. The staff is flexible, let us bring in the vendors of our choosing, and have the ceremony just about anywhere we wanted. They responded to my wife's questions in a timely manner, and allowed her to come out to several other event set ups to get ideas and see what other people were doing. Very flexible and easy to work with.Sent on 06/04/2014
User3420342 · 2+ years ago
Sent on 06/15/2014
Travellers Rest was a beautiful place for my daughter's wedding. The staff was easy to work with and the experience was excellent!
Kari · Married on 06/01/2013
From the my very first inquiry about the venue, Frances was super responsive and accommodating. Our wedding had about 135 guests. We were able to have the ceremony under the trees in front of the park (despite the rain), the cocktail hour on the side porch, and the reception in the barn (everyone fit inside, and we put the buffet outside under a tent).Sent on 06/10/2013
The venue itself is beautiful, especially on a warm summer day when all the foliage is in bloom. It ends up being a very cozy environment. As far as I know, everything went down smoothly day-of, and I extra appreciated how flexible everyone was when some sudden rain showers delayed the ceremony start. We had planned a house tour for guests during the cocktail hour, and the TR team suggested providing it to guests as they waited for the weather to clear up. Such a good idea and I'm sure much appreciated by guests! Thanks to the TR team for a lovely day.
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Dear Kari,
User2600671 · 2+ years ago
Great venue! I loved the people that worked there and loved the setting. My wedding was about 250 people so we had a huge tent outside the barn. We had dinner inside by one of their vendors and had a great band provided by Prime Source. I just loved having my cermony and reception in the same location, and loved working with the event coordinator, Frances there. Recommending Travellers Rest to all my friends who are getting engaged!Sent on 08/15/2012
Amelia · Married on 07/07/2012
Travellers Rest is a wonderful place to hold a wedding ceremony and reception! My wedding was in July and the weather and setting was amazing. Loved having the cermony outside, then a cocktail hour on the porch and in the english garden, then had dinner and dancing inside the barn! We had about 120 guests, which was perfect because we could all fit in the barn. The wedding coordinator there was awesome as well and very helpful with our many question! Love!Sent on 08/06/2012
User1434804 · 2+ years ago
The place was wonderful! We did not have any problems and people loved the tour of the house that we gave as a gift! The tour guide was very animated and passionate and friendly. They also loved the setting. We did have a plane fly over the ceremony which was not too bad. It is located near the interstate and train tracks but did not encounter any noise problems there. It was summer so the trees baffled it. The ceremony was outside and the reception was inside. Everything worked really well!Sent on 07/10/2012
Lauren · Married on 04/21/2012
The venue was wonderful for a wedding! We had our ceremony outside in front of the white fence, and had our reception inside the crib barn. The reception was great because we could bring in all of our own vendors and make it how we wanted it to look! Also was a great space for a fun band and plenty of dance room! The staff was very friendly to work with and were very easy to get ahold of. Would defiantly recommend to anyone who asked!Sent on 06/14/2012
Tommy · Married on 05/23/2015
Travellers Rest was amazing. They were very accommodating and the venue is top notch. Our wedding was perfect!Sent on 06/02/2015
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Thank you Tommy for your review! I really appreciate it and your kind words. Thank you again for choosing Travellers Rest for your big day! We hope to see y'all again soon!
Elizabeth · Married on 05/19/2018
Our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception at Travellers Rest were both lovely. We enjoyed the historic setting and beautiful spots for photos.Sent on 06/15/2018
User5534737 · 2+ years ago
I had a wonderful experience working with Travellers Rest, who hosted both the wedding ceremony and reception. June, the events coordinator, was very helpful and worked to accommodate our needs and wishes. Not to mention, the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend this venue for a Nashville wedding - maybe the most affordable venue I saw on the market!Sent on 04/05/2016
User4034753 · 2+ years ago
Traveller's Rest made our wedding day quite amazing! This venue is absolutely gorgeous and everyone on site was so nice to us every time we stopped by in preparation for the big day. They have several options for the wedding ceremony and the reception barn is such a great space for dinner and dancing. Our wedding was quite DIY which Traveller's makes easy since it provides a naturally beautiful background. We worked with both Chryssa and June for our event planning and both were very responsive and so nice to work with for our special day. Thank you Traveller's Rest for everything you do to make weddings at your venue so special and personal.Sent on 10/31/2015
User5014576 · 2+ years ago
I had my wedding reception at Travellers Rest Plantation and for the most part was very pleased. The barn is beautiful and you have pretty full ability to decorate however you would like. With some lighting and good decorations it turned into a dream. The grounds are beautiful and made an amazing backdrop for photos, especially if the weather is nice. I also didn't have any problems dealing with the staff in setting up a time to meet and tour, and then with the logisitics of figuring out all the details.Sent on 04/26/2015
A couple of notes: they do offer a house tour as part of booking the grounds (which I was so excited about). I decided to have guests do this while I was having photos done. I was a bit disappointed to hear that the guides were not that enthusiastic in leading a tour, they just stood around mostly. I think this was a bit of a letdown for my guests who hurried over to the reception site expecting a bit more information about the plantation.
Also, they do have some limitations: no glass bottles given out to guests to drink and no sparklers. These things weren't a big deal for me.
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:I am so glad to hear that you were pleased with your wedding here at Travellers Rest! We are so happy that you chose Travellers Rest as your wedding venue and best wishes to you are your husband! Thank you for your feedback! As for house tours, we do open the house to guests and allow up to an hour which is included with your package. We have decided to keep it as an open house so that guests do not feel obligated to stay for the entire time of a guided tour, which is usually one hour. This is wonderful feedback and we will certainly take this into consideration moving forward if this is desirable for other brides.
Britta · Married on 03/25/2007
The Event Coordinator (Rebecca) was amazingly willing to make room for whatever special things we needed... and there were several. We were creating a traditional Hindu marriage ceremony outside a traditional location (temple) so that our priest and all of our non-Hindu friends (and my entire family) could feel welcome.Sent on 05/19/2008
We got great value for the money, had people willing to be flexible with our other vendors, and all went wonderfully. They had people on-site for last minute issues, but we never even saw them (although they were used by our party -- seamless execution for me never to even notice).
I'd recommend them to anyone for an event from party to wedding.
AnnaLiisa · Married on 05/26/2013
We chose to do our outdoor wedding at Travellers Rest Plantation because of the beautiful grounds with huge trees, gorgeous gardens and also the flexibility to use their barn/event center for our reception where they also provided plenty of tables for us to use (which helped us save $ on rentals). Frances Phelps and everyone on staff were professional, helpful, quick to respond when contacted and easy to work with. We liked that we could use any outside vendors we wanted. AND they even gave our guests a tour of the historic house after our ceremony free of charge. Overall, it was a fantastic value for us--which was important as we were on a tight budget. We were determined to pay cash for everything/not go into debt putting on our wedding, so the relatively inexpensive venue fee allowed us to put more money towards the things our guests would enjoy--like food & wine, musicians, flowers, etc. Other venues that offer similar grounds and event spaces were much more expensive and have a lot more rules regarding which vendors you use. With Travellers Rest we could pretty much do anything we wanted. I would highly recommend Travellers Rest to any couple who'd like to do a beautiful outdoor wedding without breaking the bank and want to include a little unique Nashville history in their event. :)Sent on 05/28/2013
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:Dear Anna Liisa,
Nancy · Married on 03/18/2017
What a beautiful location for a wedding. The initial cost is really great, but we were interested in the out door barn look which meant renting everything. The chairs and tables provided by the venue were not to our taste and can't be taken from the barn. But working with June was great and she was flexible with our needs. I would warn someone thou the heaters we had for the barn blew the circuit breakers so they were not able to be used.Sent on 03/22/2017
Laura · Married on 06/20/2015
We chose Travelers Rest for our ceremony and reception location. Our ceremony was on the side of the historic home with the gorgeous wrap-around porch as our backdrop. Guests enjoyed the shade of the magnolia tree and the scenery was storybook beautiful! After the ceremony guests were invited to tour the home and enjoy a cocktail hour on the grounds. Then guests headed into the barn for our reception. The air-conditioned barn was simply gorgeous with its high ceilings and fireplace. I chose a rustic chic theme for my decorations but you could really customize the barn as you wish - it is like a blank canvas! My dream of a Southern plantation wedding came true with Travelers Rest! My only concerns were the noise level being right next to the interstate and train tracks but luckily the house helped block the noise and a train did not pass through during our ceremony! Also, it was a challenge only having the property for 12 hours and trying to get everything ready the day of. Other than that, I would highly recommend Travelers Rest to anyone and am so blessed to have gotten married there!Sent on 07/02/2015
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation's reply:I am so happy that you enjoyed your day at Travellers Rest! Thank you so much for choosing Travellers Rest as your wedding venue and congratulations to the newlyweds! Enjoy this time as a married couple!