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Angie Ford · Married on 03/14/2020
Amazingly Beautiful Historical place for a wedding
They have been amazing to work with and I am very glad we chose them for our special daySent on 08/11/2019
Traci Laub · Married on 01/10/2020
I would give them 100000000 Stars if they'd let me!
My (now) Husband and I initially chose the McConnell House for our October wedding because of the beautiful, historical building and charming decor (in addition to them having a kitchen on site so that our food would not need to be catered in), but we were truly surprised with what a wonderful experience we had working with their event coordinator Ashley Jacobsen. She literally took care of everything! I assure you that if you book with the McConnell House, you will not need to pay for a wedding coordinator. We are new to TN and therefore needed recommendations on flowers, cake, etc. and all of hers were spot on. I wouldn't have changed a thing, but thanks to COVID, we did have to change some things. We ended up cancelling our big reception and the McConnell House was so flexible and worked with us to change the date and our menu. We also had an idea of doing a set course dinner with wine pairing and Chef Ryan really went for it and came up with a delicious menu! The food and beverage director did an excellent job of pairing the wines and even stuck around for the wedding to give us all information about the wines he selected. The entire staff at the McConnell House was professional and attentive, our small guest of 13 all commented on it. We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more! We cannot wait for the day when we can throw our Anniversary party there so the rest of our family and friends can have the same experience! We've heard stories about how stressful wedding planning can be, but our experience was not and I'm sure it's because we booked with the McConnell House!Sent on 10/23/2020
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Elizabeth · Married on 07/26/2019
The McConnell House was perfect for our small summer wedding! The space itself is beautiful and unique. The in house catering is a huge plus - it made our planning so much easier and the food was fabulous. We had multiple dietary restrictions and they were wonderfully accommodating. Ashley, the event coordinator, is absolutely wonderful and was so much more helpful than I ever expected! Highly recommend.Sent on 08/26/2019
McConnell House's reply:Elizabeth & Yash - Thank you for your lovely review of our team, McConnell House and Red Pony Catering. It was an honor to host your celebration here and to get to know you both in the planning process. We hope the full weekend of celebrations was everything you hoped for! Congratulations!
Edward · Married on 02/16/2019
Ashley is great to work with; she makes sure your needs are taken care of. Helped with great suggestions and communicated with you up to and including the dinner.. The McConnell House is a perfect venue and the staff, food, and service was outstanding. We were lucky to book this place.Sent on 10/01/2018
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Chelsea · Married on 02/02/2019
Groundhog Day Wedding
We absolutely loved the McConnell House. Everything about this venue was top notch, food, drinks, bridal suite and the Events Manager Ashley. She was an absolute delight to work with...organized, kind, creative, thoughtful. We could go on. Our wedding day was so incredibly special and was made complete by choosing the McConnell House.Sent on 03/31/2019
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Rachel Moseley · Married on 10/27/2018
Mcconnell house beautiful
McConnell House and our coordinator Ashley Jacobson were perfect for our wedding day. This was the most special day for us and Ashley made everything come together perfectly for what we envisioned for our day, and did it seamlessly.Sent on 11/14/2018
And the venue, gorgeous, old yet perfectly trendy for our taste! We absolutely loved it and could not have been happier. We received compliments across the board on how nice the venue was.
Just the most perfect night!
Gabrielle · Married on 10/13/2018
Worth Every Penny!
The McConnell House was perfect, the space, the warmth, THE FOOD, the staff, it was wonderful. Ashley, our coordinator, was amazing, she had a plan and solution for everything and helped us throughout the entire planning and execution. The staff was so sweet! They made my husband and I feel like royalty. It was perfect, just perfect!!! The price as well was beyond reasonable in my opinion, not only was the space the perfect size for our party but the FOOD... we had the wedding where people will remember the food, and that felt great! :DSent on 11/20/2019
Kaitlin · Married on 09/22/2018
The McConnell House was truly beautiful! We used the venue for my mom's 50th birthday and they made the whole event so easy to plan. Ashley recommended the entertainment and cake vendor, and all the catering was in house. It was truly amazing and easy! Thank you!Sent on 10/01/2018
Kathy · event on: 07/26/2018
The McConnell House was the perfect location for our rehearsal dinner. With the interior of this historic rustic building, there wasn't much need to add additional décor. The multi-level venue allowed our guests to move around freely without feeling crowded. Ashley and her staff were TERRIFIC!!!! They thought of every detail which made it that much easier on us. Since the catering is handled there as well, that just added an extra bonus to the experience. That additional stress was taken away from me as well. The food was phenomenal and we received so many compliments from our guests not only on the food but the service received and the uniqueness of the building. We highly recommend the McConnell House for your next event!!!!Sent on 08/08/2018
gary · event on: 10/07/2017
what a flawless event! everything went as planned and beyond my expectations.. the venue creates an intimate environment. the place was spotless with candles light at every floor. staff was extremely professional. i would host as many events there as i have, that's how impressed i was with the entire process. i wanted this night to be special for both my son and daughter in law and Kari delivered at every step. we spent several months in preparation and Kari was responsive the entire time. many thanks to you Kari and McConnell House for hosting our eventSent on 10/25/2017
Kat · Married on 09/02/2017
Fantastic venue for our rehearsal dinner! The staff was professional and friendly, the venue was beautiful and had such interesting history. Our guests really enjoyed everything. Thank you so much!Sent on 09/11/2017
Lauren · Married on 06/24/2017
We could not be happier with the way our reception turned out at the McConnell House! This was the very first venue we looked at and loved it, but wanted to see other options in the Franklin area before making a final decision. We kept coming back to the McConnell House and knew it was the best option! We planned the wedding from over 500 miles away and Kari made it so easy from the moment we decided to use this venue right up to the time we arrived there for the reception. Our wedding was at a church in downtown Franklin and I loved how convenient the location was to the wedding. What I liked most about the McConnell House was just being able to show up the day of the wedding and knowing they had everything under control. We didn't not have to worry about coordinating a whole lot of vendors and that made for a very stress-free experience. The venue is beautiful and needs very minimal, if any, added wedding decor! The food, drinks, location, venue, staff - everything was perfect. If we could plan the day over again, we wouldn't change a thing!Sent on 12/07/2017
Mariel · Married on 02/25/2017
I cannot say enough wonderful things about McConnell House! From our event coordinator, Kari, to the food to the decor... it was all perfect. We held our wedding reception at MH, and the entire night was flawless. People could not stop complimenting how cool the venue was, and how different it is from you regular wedding reception in one big room. To have different levels to explore is so cool, and the way the party flowed from room to room was fun to watch!Sent on 06/07/2017
The food was AMAZING. People are still telling us that, months later. We had a great tasting a few weeks before the wedding, and the food on the day of was even better than that.
I cannot speak highly enough of Kari and her staff. It truly was the best experience working with them, and I would recommend them to any bride looking for a unique and fun venue and wedding planning experience!
rebecca · Married on 10/29/2016
mcconnell house was more perfect than i could have even imagined- the space is absolutely beautiful, the staff are amazing & the food is good beyond belief.Sent on 11/05/2016
we met with Sharon Davis first & loved working with her- she was very helpful & communicative. we were then assigned to Kayla Hillstrom as our event coordinator & i have a difficult time of even knowing where to start in describing my gratitude for her. i was a little hesitant at first because i had only read reviews on the other coordinator, but Kayla went above & beyond expectations in every day on our wedding day. she kept everything on track, was communicative & always checking in with us to be sure we were happy & our needs were met. she streamlined everything & helped us stay on track, even making adjustments in the timing as we requested. simply put, kayla is the best of the best.
our family & friends raved about everything- the food, the intimate ceremony & the venue.
i am so, so happy we found & decided on McConnell House- my 10 year old stepdaughter has already asked if she can get married there too :)
Liza · Married on 10/22/2016
The McConnell House was such an amazing venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. As soon as we toured the space, I knew it would be such a beautiful and unique place for our wedding. The staff was accommodating in every imaginable way- from the nonstop emails from myself and my family, to the last minute details the day of. I can not say enough about my wedding coordinator, Kayla. She was the epitome of professionalism and efficiency and never made me feel rushed or overwhelmed on the wedding day. She even made us plates of food during our reception and placed them in the bridal suite for us to sneak off and be able to eat (AND packed food for us to take home that night)!! The food was beyond amazing as well having a large alcohol selection available for the day of (a huge selling point for my groom). I had so many of my guests tell me what a unique and intimate ceremony we had, and that it was the most fun they've had at a wedding. I am SO beyond thankful to the McConnell House staff for being so wonderful to work with and helping me have such an awesome wedding!Sent on 11/08/2016
Virginia · event on: 10/14/2016
Perfect venue, ample parking and easy access, splendid food and service. It was delightful working with KariSent on 10/24/2016
Hollie · Married on 09/03/2016
AMAZING! Exceeded my expectations! Kayla was wonderful! They mad my wedding day perfect and I can't thank them enough!!Sent on 09/16/2016
Melinda · event on: 07/14/2016
If I ever have to hold another event in Franklin, TN it will definitely be at the McConnell House.Sent on 10/26/2016
Very private, loved the layout and the best service ever. My event planner stayed in contact
with me and responded back quickly to my questions. The food was delicious and service was
great. Definitely a FIVE star!
Mallory · Married on 06/18/2016
The McConnell House is beautiful and was perfect for my brunch wedding reception! After my wedding, people constantly told me how my wedding food was "the best they have ever had"- I agree :). All the servers/bartenders were amazing and so my awesome coordinator Kari! They made my wedding day stress free and I would 100% recommend to anyone for any upcoming eventSent on 10/29/2016
Paige · Married on 06/17/2016
I can not say enough wonderful things about the McConnell House. We just had our wedding reception here, and everything was amazing. Our guests are still raving about the beautiful and unique venue and the delicious food. So many people told us that it was the most beautiful venue that they have ever been too. It is also the perfect backdrop for photos. Kari and Sharon were amazing to work with from the first initial meeting to the night of. Everything was executed beautifully and every single question that I had was answered quickly. The entire staff at the McConnell House was a joy to work with and made sure that everything was perfect for our special day. You cannot find a more beautiful venue from the exposed brick to gorgeous chandelier and staircase to the picturesque downtown Franklin location. This is southern elegance at its finest.Sent on 06/27/2016
Daniella · Married on 04/29/2016
I made it a point to write a review for every vendor we used because I relied so heavily on these reviews.Sent on 05/08/2016
I have nothing but amazing things to say about the McConnell House. The venue is perfection, gorgeous brick walls and wall coverings, chandeliers, wood floors, and iron accents. It is such a unique venue. I was very particular in not wanting a barn, hotel, ballroom, or outdoors. The dance floor was the perfect size and made everyone feel comfortable dancing. It was cozy and felt like a huge house party. At the same time, you were able to walk to another room and take a break from the noise. The McConnell House met all of my requirements and was perfect.
The staff was amazing. Kari is so appeasing and comforting. She knows what she's doing. She worked with us from beginning to end answering all of my emails and calls in a timely manner. I gave her a decor map and dropped off the decorations a few days before. I showed up at the venue after the ceremony and everything was perfect. She was very relaxed the day of the wedding and handled last minute changes with ease. She wasn't obnoxiously adhered to my side as I have seen some coordinators be. She was a genuine pleasure to work with.
The food was delicious. The guests were raving on and on about how great the food was. We did a stations set up and everyone loved the flexibility of not being confined to an assigned seat. Kari chased us down with a plate of food and made sure we ate. She even packed us to go bags to take back to the hotel that night. Much appreciated!
They tell you the cost of everything up front. At first you're sticker shocked but then you can rest assured that there will not be additional costs thrown in at the end. They were flexible with times/hours and very detailed in their notes. I loved the online portal where I could track payments, notes, details, menu, etc..
The McConnell House has this right. I would recommend them to anyone.
Hillary · Married on 02/20/2016
Kari, Sharon, and the entire staff at McConnell House made my dream of a unique, personal wedding come to life. The house was a beautiful backdrop to my specific vision. I had a million and a half questions throughout the planning process and every one of them, even the most inane, was answered. I was reassured at every turn. My wedding day was incredibly stress-free and happy, largely due to the trust I had in this venue and everyone who worked there. I was repeatedly told by guests what an amazing venue we'd chosen, how incredible the food was, and what a good time they had. I'll always be so happy I picked McConnell House.Sent on 03/04/2016
Olivia · Married on 09/27/2015
I loved this venue. It was perfect!Sent on 10/27/2015
User4493784 · 2+ years ago
Can't say enough about McConnell House, its staff, chefs & kitchen team. From the first meeting, we knew our reception was in the right hands. They were very professional and accommodating, listening to what we wanted in terms of food, atmosphere, style/decor, etc. and making it happen without a hitch. We had the best time! Our guests were well taken care of by the friendly staff. And the food? Its been months, and everyone still talks about how amazing the food was!Sent on 02/22/2016
If you want a beautiful venue space, incredible food, and a team that can handle every aspect of your event - leaving you to simply enjoy it, McConnell House is the place to have it.
Hannah · Married on 07/12/2015
I cannot say enough great things about working with McConnell House. Kari was wonderful. She helped me every step of the way and was such a joy to work with. The MH staff was so attentive and made sure we sat down and ate during our reception (Ben was amazing for that, we probably would not have eaten if he didn't set us up at a table with food!) Also, the food was amazing. After our tasting we were so excited for the food and our families and friends kept saying how delicious everything was! Really everything was perfect and I would recommend McConnell House for any type of event ESPECIALLY weddings! The venue is beautiful and makes the event flow. The space encourages guests to mingle and explore the beautiful space!Sent on 07/27/2015
McConnell House's reply:Hannah, I promise that we love you as much as you love us! Thank you for being a dream bride. We wish you two a life of health and happiness. -Sharon and the whole McConnell House and Red Pony Catering team