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The First Look
If you want friends and family to know why you love Tennessee, invite them to your wedding at the Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, Tennessee. Tours are available every Monday through Friday and once you've made a decision that the venue is just right for you, you'll be given the services of an events manager. In addition to the picturesque rolling hills, there's 16-acres of vineyards on the 75-acre property. The beauty of the surrounding nature is every photographers dream and you're sure to get the most amazing photos on the most memorable day of your life.
Vineyard Stone House. Accommodating as many as 50 of your closest friends and family members, the Vineyard Stone House is a more intimate space. Since this facility is on the west side of the building, the happy couple and their guests will enjoy an amazing view of the sun setting over the horizon. The attached wrap-around porch offers a spot for guests to break away from the crowd for a private conversation.
Outdoor Tent. Available for use alone or along with the Vineyard Stone House, the outdoor tent services 100 people. It measures 40-feet by 60-feet and sits on top of a paved courtyard. There's plenty of lighting and a section for caterers to prep their food.
The Grounds. Couples are also welcome to rent the grounds for an outdoor wedding. Say your "I do's" while your guests look out across the vineyards. Couples can rent the entire property to have the outdoor tent and the Vineyard Stone House as a back-up plan in the event that inclement weather is forecast.
What You Should Know
Although Arrington Vineyards does not supply a caterer for your reception, they do have a preferred vendor list with reputable companies for you to choose from. The culinary team of your choice will have access to the prep building that has a sink, stainless steel counter and a cooler. There aren't any appliances for cooking the dishes, so cooks must arrive already prepared. Couples are also responsible for renting tableware.
Included in the room rentals are all of the tables and mahogany folding wood chairs you need to seat your guests. There are also tables for serving the food and setting up the bar. All alcohol must be purchased from Arrington Vineyards. The facility can hire the bartenders for you. It is suggested that you have one bartender for every 50 guests that you invite. Two restrooms, a flat-screen television for presenting slideshows of the bride and groom and audio visual equipment are all available for use.
Since couples are welcome to host both their ceremony and reception at Arrington Vineyards, the separate rooms for the bride and groom to get ready in is truly an extra perk. The spaces are big enough to accommodate all of the ladies and gents in the wedding party and they even have air conditioning to keep everyone cool during the warmer summer months. A few more perks are below:
- Complimentary parking
- Wireless Internet service
- Handicap accessible
- Liability insurance
From the Vendor
Arrington Vineyards offers the perfect location to host your dream wedding and/or reception. We offer a unique vineyard setting in the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. We are truly a venue like no other in the area!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Backyard, Farm + Ranch, Tented, Vineyard
Bar + Drinks
Fantastic setting for an outdoor weddingReviewed on 5/31/2015 Lauren
If you've ever dreamed of an outdoor wedding that is classic but with a little rustic charm, Lilac Farms at Arrington Vineyards is the perfect location for you. Not far from Franklin, TN, this venue backs up to the popular Arrington Vineyards with some of the grape vines spilling over to the property. It was originally a working farm and has now been transformed into a beautiful event venue complete with separate houses for bridal and groom's parties to relax and get ready in, sprawling grounds, a refurbished barn with a loft for receptions or gatherings (with awesome bathrooms), and a enormous oak tree with permanent globe lighting serving as a beautiful centerpiece to it all. Our wedding was the last weekend of April, and he grounds were a perfect lush green, giving us an incredible background on which to say "I Do." The staff is friendly and helpful and can recommend vendors if you're unfamiliar with the area (we actually live in Memphis, so this was needed). You can use all of your own vendors, except for wine which will need to be ordered from Arrington Vineyards
Lilac is beautiful & wonderful to work with!Reviewed on 7/17/2014 Erin
Beautiful services! Thank you to the great staff at lilac! Emily & her staff were amazing to work with minus the wakeful wedding planner issues Brittany Coleman. Only wish we could purchase more of the wines served.thanks again Emily at Lilac Farms!
Picturesque outdoor settingReviewed on 6/09/2014 Katherine M
Where to begin - everything about Lilac Farms was absolutely perfect. Having been to Arrington Vineyards to enjoy the wine and great setting many times, I was so excited to learn about this new event venue! Emily was a pleasure to interact with, and the staff ensured that the grounds looked fabulous on our wedding day. Thankfully, we didn't have to go to our rain plan, but Emily had helped to set one up using the barn. There are so many ways that you can use the property for event setup and pictures. We rented out the entire property for the day, which worked out great. My bridesmaids and I were able to get ready in one house, while the groomsmen hung out in the other. Family that arrived early were also able to spend some time in the houses' AC (it was a tad warm during the afternoon!). It really made the day entirely stress-free, since we didn't have to worry about transportation! Lilac Farms was the first and only wedding venue that we looked at, and everything turned out absolutely perfect. The pictures are going to be amazing!
Lilac Farms at ArringtonReviewed on 3/24/2014 Kelly L
If you are looking for the perfect venue to deliver a mix of southern charm and absolutely breathtaking scenery, Lilac Farms is the place for you. We had our March 15th wedding at the farms and could not have had a more picturesque backdrop for the occasion. With all but a few of our guests being from out of town, this showed them exactly why we love Tennessee! The property itself is simply beautiful and there are so many options to give you exactly what you want. There are two houses you can use for an event or do like we did and use a home for getting ready for that special moment. I cannot say enough about the farm itself but when you add in the amazing help we got from Emily, who was so kind through all of my wedding craziness, they're an unbeatable choice for your venue. If you're on the fence about choosing Lilac Farms...go visit. You'll know as soon as you drive up that it's where you want to begin the rest of your lives together.
We love Lilac Farms!Reviewed on 9/22/2013 Erin B
Everything about planning our wedding was enjoyable with Lilac Farms. The owners and operators are incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable about event planning. The setting has numerous options for the ceremony and reception, which allowed us to be creative! The event manager Emily, is immensely helpful in every aspect of the planning, from transportation to purchasing wine for the reception. Emily was available whenever I had a question and had a crew the day of our wedding to help with any details! The staff were all so friendly and helpful in cleaning up after our wedding, we truly had the wedding of our dreams in part because of Lilac Farms! I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a beautiful setting with amazing and friendly staff!