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Christa · Getting married on 06/14/2020
We just knew it was the place for us!
We are going for a southern theme and this place is it! The historical aspect and the friendly staff is top notch! We cannot wait! 😊Sent on 09/02/2019
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:We're so looking forward to celebrating with you and Adam! Rippavilla's rich history and gorgeous grounds are going to be simply perfect for your dream wedding. Come on June 2020!
Cassie Schankweiler · Married on 11/05/2019
Hands down the best decision to go with Rippavilla. Everything was gorgeous! We went with a day of coordinator from Rippavilla and she was absolutely amazing. She made sure the day went smooth and there was no worry or hassle on myself. The staff that come with the package are also amazing and the helped so much on the day of. I was under the impression they would only be doing a couple things but they were a tremendous help in getting everything moved and ready to go. Altogether, our experience was amazing and we would absolutely do it again!Sent on 05/30/2019
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Cassie, thank you thank you for this fabulous review! We absolutely loved every minute of planning and celebrating with you and Tommy. We simply can't wait to see the photographs!
Kara · Married on 06/01/2019
Amazing team to work with!
Meghan and her staff helped make our wedding the most perfect day! Throughout the whole process, she was right there to help with questions or recommendations. She helped us find our photographer, caterer, and rental company! We wouldn't have changed a thing and would do it all over again at Rippavilla!Sent on 09/14/2019
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Kara, thank you for such kind words. We absolutely loved celebrating with you, Justin and your amazing group of friends and family. In fact, our staff still talks about your epic dance party! Best wishes!
Staci · Married on 05/10/2019
It was awesome
Meghan was great to work with. As a same sex couple there is always the concern that people will be hesitant to work with us. However, Meghan made us feel very welcome and it was truly appreciatedSent on 07/17/2019
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Staci, thank you for these kind words! We loved celebrating with you, Amy and your sweet family and friends. Wishing you both the best of luck as you continue settling into married life!
Michelle · Married on 04/27/2019
Rippavilla Plantation is the place to have your wedding reception. They are very nice and accommodating. Meghan is so helpful and she will get back to you with answers to your questions within 24 hours. I never felt stressed and they did everything for me and it was an amazing experience. I would recommend this place hands down 110%!!!!!Sent on 06/05/2019
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Maria · Married on 11/17/2018
Meghan and her team went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding day was everything we dreamed it would be. She was patient, kind, and very detail oriented and helped us plan our wedding in just a short 4 months. The venue was beautiful and everything turned out perfectly. Thank you Meghan!Sent on 12/15/2018
Miller Jarrell · Married on 10/28/2018
Eloquent, easy, affordable
My wife and we’re blown away by how beautiful our wedding turned out. The staff here was so easy to work with and were quick to respond any time we had questions or wanted to change something. I would highly recommend Rippavilla to anyone.Sent on 11/16/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Hi, Miller, thank you for this! It was an honor to celebrate with you and Kailey. We can't stop talking about that gorgeous ceremony backdrop - it was beautiful!
Daniel · Married on 10/20/2018
Meghan Gwaltney, Day of Coordinator from Rippavilla Plantation
We booked our wedding venue at Rippavilla Plantation and as part of that booking, we optionally hired Meghan Gwaltney to serve as our Day-Of Coordinator. Let me clear about two things: we got much more than a "Day-of" Coordinator. Meghan was priceless for the weeks preceding the wedding. She handled and coordinated many things. She was available, responsive, and went above and beyond our expectations. Secondly, Meghan was the best money we spent and we would book her without hesitation. She met with us and allayed our concerns and she stayed late more than once to meet us.Sent on 11/16/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Thank you, Daniel! It was such a joy to celebrate with you and Jarathzy. From the little surprises, to the gorgeous flowers, and heartfelt speeches, it was simply perfect. What a honor to be a part of it with you all!
Clay Varner · Married on 10/06/2018
We looked all over to find a venue for our wedding of 200+ and had trouble even finding a place large enough. Rippavilla was absolutely perfect! The whole team of people helping us were all so kind and helpful. They did an amazing job and we could not have been happier with the service on the day of the wedding. You guys rocked it and we are very grateful. Meghan worked with all of the other vendors seamlessly to help take some of detail work off of us. Thank you for everything!Sent on 12/14/2018
Britney · Married on 09/15/2018
Overall I was very happy with this venue! They where on top of it trying to meet all of our needs for the special day! Thank you guys for all that you have done to make my wedding night such a special day!Sent on 09/25/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Hi, Britney, we are thrilled to know that you, Kyle and your family and friends thoroughly enjoyed your wedding at Rippavilla. We had so much fun celebrating with you all and everything looked gorgeous. Best wishes to you, two!
Carrie Lynn · Married on 08/18/2018
I have been in the floral business for close to thirty years. Therefore, I would like to think that I know a little about events, venues, vendors, and service. Because of my experience, all of these components were very important to me as a bride. After looking back on our beautiful day, my husband and I were extremely pleased from the beginning to end with Rippavilla Plantation. Not only was the venue beautiful, but it was well-groomed for our special day. The staff, especially Meaghan, the wedding director, went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. With this being said, we would recommend touring this incredible venue to any bride wanting a plantation estate wedding. You will NOT be disappointed!!!Sent on 09/30/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Thank you, Carrie-Lynn! It was an absolute delight to celebrate with you, Blake and your families. Wishing you all a happy (and married!) holiday season.
Bonnie · Married on 05/26/2018
Our daughter was married at Rippavilla on a weekend in May--a large wedding with about 300. We met with the coordinator several times, and she was always responsive, professional, and extremely accommodating. She made several suggestions that improved our timeline and the event as a whole. She has experience running weddings at other venues (Belmont mansion, e.g.,) and was AMAZING the day of, down to helping us clean up afterwards efficiently and quickly. The grounds were amazing---guests enjoyed wandering around during and after reception. After looking at several venues in the Rutherford & Davidson county area (Sam Davis home, Hermitage, Carnton Plantation, etc.), Rippavilla stood out as by far the most affordable and accommodating. They don't require you use certain vendors, but will suggest excellent & affordable ones to use. We used several of their suggestions (rental company & caterer) and they were superb. We had an outdoor ceremony and about an hour beforehand, it rained. The coordinator was ready with a backup plan and ready to mobilize staff to change the plan, but thankfully the sun came out & all was well. Highly recommend!Sent on 05/31/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Thank you, Bonnie! It was an absolute delight to celebrate the wedding with you and your families! We love to see weddings that incorporate family details, such as grandma's wedding dress and old family photographs, there is something about carrying on those traditions that makes us teary every time. Best wishes to the happy newlyweds!
Courtney · Married on 05/19/2018
I cannot say enough positive things about Rippavilla and their AMAZING wedding team! My husband and I were married at Rippavilla on 5/19 and we had the most wonderful experience. Our guests loved the history of the home and enjoyed being able to explore the grounds during cocktail hour and reception. Meghan and her staff were involved in every step of planning and responded to any questions and requests immediately. Rippavilla was accommodating to our vision and worked tirelessly with us to ensure we had everything the way we imagined it for our 250 guests. The front of the home made for a gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony, and the sun room was perfect for our wedding cake and my bridal portraits. My husband and I are so happy we chose Rippavilla for our venue and highly recommend it!!!Sent on 06/07/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Hi, Courtney, we are over the moon knowing that you and Guy enjoyed your wedding day at Rippavilla! We had so much fun dancing the night away with you all and we are still in love with those gorgeous flowers. Best wishes to you both!
Allison · Married on 06/03/2017
Rippavilla was the first venue we looked at for our wedding. We looked at other venues too but it just worked out that Rippavilla was the venue we wanted. The staff was very helpful and kind. Rippavilla is very beautiful. Rippavilla is the perfect venue to have a wedding. We were very pleased!Sent on 03/16/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Hi, Allison, we are delighted that you enjoyed your wedding with us here at Rippavilla - it was beautiful! Wishing you two a lifetime of love, joy and adventure.
Shannon · Married on 04/16/2011
Beautiful venue for a wedding. The wedding and reception were both at the plantation house. Staff were very accomodating and flexible. Would definitely recommend to future brides.Sent on 05/04/2011
Brianna · Married on 05/18/2019
We are so happy that we chose Rippavilla as our wedding venue. Apart it from being absolutely beautiful, the wedding coordinators, staff, and plantation cat Turnup were all there support us through the wedding planning process. Highly recommend!Sent on 06/26/2019
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:We think the best part of this review is that Turnup got a shoutout! He'll be happy to know that he's finally internet famous. Much love to you and Greg!
Tracy · Married on 09/29/2018
We were so pleased with how smoothly our wedding went. Having Meghan be our day-of coordinator was life-saving - we super appreciate her planning with us from our home out of state. We did the Magnolia wedding outside - the venue is beautiful with lots of great places for pictures! I would recommend it to anyone!Sent on 11/14/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Thank you, Tracy! We had so much fun celebrating with you and Wayne - that cake design surprise is still one of my favorite moments! Wishing you all a long and happy life. :)
Taylor · Married on 05/05/2018
I am SO glad we chose Rippavilla as our wedding venue! There are quite a few historic venues around Nashville, and we toured most of them, but none of them quite matched Rippavilla for us. I'll admit I was a little concerned when management shifted about 6 months before our wedding, but the new wedding and event team ended up being amazing. Meghan and her team were so accommodating, and went above and beyond to make our day perfect - they even moved our ceremony inside last minute when the weather wouldn't cooperate, and it ended up being beautiful! There are not many people I would trust to carry out plans for my wedding, but with Meghan in charge, I knew we were in good hands, and I was able to just enjoy the evening.Sent on 05/11/2018
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Thank you, Taylor! We were honored to celebrate with you, Eric and your families. I am so glad that myself and my staff were able to bring you two a beautiful ceremony, despite the weather being difficult. The final result was simply stunning, we can't wait for the photos!
Brandi · Married on 05/28/2005
We loved Rippavilla, it was so beautiful! The only thing that was a hassel is you have to set up everything the day of the wedding, but it was so gorgeous you can get over that!Sent on 10/16/2007
Renee · Married on 05/26/2019
We had a gorgeous wedding. Meghan was wort her weight in gold!
We loved the versatility of the many spaces at Rippavilla. The hardest part was choosing which parts of the property to utilize. Overall, we had a very positive experience, and a beautiful wedding day.Sent on 08/18/2019
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Thank you, Renee! We simply loved celebrating with you and Matt - I wish we could do it all over again! Best wishes!
Renee · Married on 05/26/2019
Meghan is worth her weight in gold!
We had a wonderful experience and a beautiful day.Sent on 10/03/2019
Ashley · Married on 06/10/2006
Beautiful Place.... People were very easy to work with and very reliable.Sent on 05/02/2008
Christa · Married on 06/11/2017
Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception, especially for the value!! Bridal party is responsible for all set-up and take-down, and it can be difficult to get a straight answer regarding rules/regulations at times. Otherwise, staff is accommodating and flexible!!Sent on 07/11/2017
Rippavilla Plantation's reply:Hi, Christa, thank you for this! We are delighted to hear you believe Rippavilla was a beautiful venue and good fit for your wedding. Based on your feedback, we have made several changes in our contract and no longer ask bridal parties to complete setup - you should be having fun that day! Happy (almost) Anniversary!