5 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/24/2010
I cannot express how absolutely 100% pleased I was with Belle Meade Plantation as my venue for both my wedding ceremony and reception. Our wedding was truly beautiful and I was in love with how everything turned out. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose BMP everytime. My husband and I still talk about how beautiful everything was. Our guests at the wedding repeatedly told us how amazing everythign was and several people told us that it was one of the most beautiful weddings and receptions they have ever been to. I HIGHLY recommend BMP!!!
Member Since: 3/2/2013
When we decided to consider Nashville for our wedding, I only had a few venues in mind and Belle Meade Plantation was one. Since I live several states and hours away, my mom did all of the research and interviewed the event managers from each venue and immediately fell in love with Linda. I've had a career in planning events but my mother has not and it was important to her to feel comfortable with the contact at the venue. The level of customer service and ease of interaction with Linda immediately sold my mom on BMP - that and the fact that there were several gorgeous options for a memorable ceremony and reception. For as wonderful as Linda was, we had an equally fantastic experience with Sue and team at Harding House, the in-house caterer. It was great to have the option to use an external caterer but we are SO glad we did not - Sue may be one of the most wonderful caterers I've worked with in my 12 year event planning career. She was patient, genuinely committed to making our menu perfect for us (we had friends from all over the world and I really wanted to give them the southern experience) and just plain kind. Such a joy to work with and above-and-beyond the day of the wedding. And the food was soooo good! I can't remember a bride who ate at their wedding, but people enjoyed their food so much at dinner, I had the chance to sit and eat because everyone was so quiet enjoying their meals! No rubber chicken or blah fish here - shrimp and cheese grits and blackberry BBQ beef brisket - and four cheese Mac and cheese that my husband still dreams about at night. It was the perfect, tasteful southern affair in a gorgeous setting. My biggest advice to a bride using BMP is to go with the lighting company they recommend - the lighting around the carriage house makes all the difference and takes it from ok to wow. String lights are key all
around, so include it in your budget.
Member Since: 1/18/2011
Belle Meade Plantation was everything I dreamed of for my wedding venue! It was the only place we actually toured and I fell in love instantly! The garden where we had our ceremony is private, intimate, and needed little decoration because of how naturally beautiful it was. The carriage house is perfect for the "southern belle" wedding I always wanted. It's spacious, versatile and rich in southern history. We used the entire grounds for our pictures; we have a wide variety of backgrounds since every area at Belle Meade Plantation is well kept and beautiful. Linda is enthusiastic, eager to help, and easy to get in touch with. I planned our wedding myself, and she was an excellent resource when I had questions or concerns. I still receive the highest compliments about the venue.. many of my friends said it was the best of the year!! I would chose Belle Meade Plantation for my wedding venue every time!
Member Since: 11/27/2010
My wedding was everything I dreamed of. I got married in September, and the garden was beautiful. Linda was great - up-beat and energetic. She gave us a list of vendors which was very helpful. I hired one of her preferred wedding planners (Karen Kaforey with Signature Events) and Karen was a life saver. Get a wedding planner. It paid for itself after all the money saving ideas Karen gave us that I would have NEVER thought of. Having a wedding planner the day of the wedding alone, is worth the money. The tables and chair are included in the price. In comparison to other Nashville venues, Belle Meade is cost effective. Little decoration is required because the Belle Meade Plantation's natural beauty. I LOVED getting married at the Belle Meade plantation. No regrets. I definitely recommend getting married here!
Member Since: 6/29/2009
I wanted to get married here to work with Linda alone. The site being beautiful is a plus. Neither disappointed!! Throughout the planning process, Linda alleviated all of my worries and was extremely helpful for someone who didn't have a wedding planner. The week of the wedding, the weather forecast for the weekend was horrible. Although I really wanted to get married in the garden, they arranged for the tent to be there just in case (it was being used for the wedding the following day, so they arranged for it to be set up early). Everything was perfect the day of the event. The carriage house looked beautiful, the BMP staff was extremely professional and courteous. I'd get married there again in a heartbeat!
Boxwood Garden & Vintage Carriage House
A delightfully unique venue perfect for simple, yet elegant weddings! From an intimate ceremony in the Boxwood Garden to a more lavish reception in the Carriage House, we are the premier historic site in Middle Tennessee! Up to approximately 250-300 people/ Indoor & Outdoor ceremony options.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Loft/Raw Space, Mansion/Historic Site, Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011