1027 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
A repeat winner of the Toast of Nashville’s “Best Places to Get Married” and The Knot’s “Best of Weddings,” Scarritt Bennett Center’s historic campus is among the most picturesque wedding venues in Music City. Scarritt Bennett Center also consistently wins Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards, including in 2018, 2019, 2020, and in 2021. Scarritt Bennett Center has three wedding venue options on our historic campus: (1) Wightman Chapel: Built in classic gothic cathedral style in 1928, Wightman Chapel is a historical and architectural treasure. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in Wightman Chapel in April 1957. The Chapel was also featured in “Designed for Worship” (PBS) as one of the finest sacred places in Nashville. Built for acoustics, music soars through its Gothic arches from the organ, vocalists, and instrumental groups. (2) Skinner Chapel: Scarritt Bennett Center is home to one of Nashville's finest elopement and microwedding venues, Skinner Chapel. You can build a custom ceremony or destination wedding in Skinner Chapel and make your special, intimate day just what you imagined. Lined with wood paneling and stained glass windows, this beautiful, historic chapel seats just 20 guests. That's enough room for you and your partner, your closest friends and family, and your officiant. But don't be fooled by the smaller size—these intimate ceremonies still teem with breathtaking beauty. (3) The Labyrinth Garden: The Labyrinth Garden is our beautiful, round garden containing one of only two permanent outdoor prayer labyrinths in Nashville. An international peace pole stands in the garden’s west end, with “May Peace Prevail on Earth” written in seven languages. Cherry blossoms and dogwood trees burst with color in the spring, ripen to a vibrant summer green, then transform into a rich, multi-colored canopy in the fall. Our historic bell tower creates the perfect, breathtaking architectural backdrop for your garden ceremony, and the space easily converts to an open or tented reception after you say, “I do.” Looking for a place to host your reception? Under the direction of Executive Chef Jennifer Threadgill, Scarritt Bennett Center offers exceptional catering options for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding brunches, and more. Menus can accommodate brunch, daytime, or evening events. Serving option include plated-and-served for seated meals, buffet for seated or mixed seated/standing, and passed hors d'oeuvres for standing. Orders from our formal catering menu in any of our indoor venue spaces come with the use of Scarritt Bennett Center's linens and serveware. Scarritt Bennett Center is an alcohol-free venue. At Scarritt Bennett Center, pride ourselves on being an inclusive wedding venue. All couples are welcome here. We are honored you would consider making us part of your special day. See our wedding packages at https://scarrittbennett.org/weddings.