Post # 1
I know this is a long shot, but, I really need help finding a venue!! We want to have a laid back backyard feel to our wedding. Were actually inviting 185 people but it should be much more intimate, 100 or so, we’re sending invites to people we know can’t come but are being all inclusive with our families. Were having BBQ and games, our favors are candy apples And T-shirts that say “I went to Kyle and BlondeeBees awesome wedding.” Guest can dress casually if they’d like and my fiancé isnt wearing a jacket (just the dress shirt and vest) and we both plan to change into something more casual to play all the games with our guest so, very backyard laid back wedding. We’re hoping it will feel like a big BBQ Instead of a formal wedding.
The problem I’m having is finding a venue! We want an outdoor venue with a barn or pavilion. Here’s the catch: I need my venue to be under $2000! Our total budget is $14000. We originally had planned a bigger, more formal wedding. But it didn’t feel like us at all! We decided to plan a wedding we would actually want to go to! When we decided that, we took a part of our wedding budget and put it towards renovations on our condo. FI has since also gone back to school, and were saving for a few surgries I will need towards removing my ovary and correcting a tilt in my uterus, which is taking some of the wiggle out of our budget.
I’ve looked and looked, traditional venues parks, everything! I love one but it’s a bit too far for guest to travel. If I find a place in the budget, it comes with nothing, so after adding in tables and chairs it goes outside the budget.
.So… I thought I could turn to the Bees! Do any of y’all know of a Nashville venue that would work for us?!
Our wedding date is 9•5•15
Post # 2
BlondeeBee: check out some of the parks in Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson counties– all are in the metro area. We got married in a cool park about 30 minutes outside of Nashville and paid abut 1k for the venue, and that was on the more expensive side. You can PM me if you want more details.
Here’s a link to some of the parks in Nashville:
Also, you can check out Cajun Lake Lodge, it is also about 30 minutes West of Nashville, and we looked into it. Looks like it could fit your budget, but it was just a little too far for our guests to travel:
Post # 3
Mrs_Amanda: thanks SO much!!! I might actually PM ypu if you don’t mind! Your link is so helpful!
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
BlondeeBee: We are from South Carolina but getting married there in Dec and I was having the hardest time finding a venue. While searching for a venue I was looking at vendors as well and found our photographer and she had this list on her website. We are getting married in the chapel in Cannonburg Village.
- Clover Bottom Mansion–The Hermitage (old mansion, rustic buildings/barns, gravel road, large trees)
- Charlie Daniels Park–Mt. Juliet (creek, wooden play structure, white fence, large trees)
- Cedars of Lebanon State Park–Lebanon (rustic lodge, brown fence, lots of trees, small wood bridge)
- Opryland Hotel Gardens–Nashville (indoors with natrual light, flowers, benches, stairs, “old” buildings)
- Percy Warner Park–Nashville (stone stairs, gravel road, large trees, big field with tall grasses, mowed rolling hills)
- Centennial Park-Nashville (the Parthenon, stone bridge, gardens, benches, large trees, bench swings)
- Shelby Park–Nashville (small lake, large trees, concrete structures)
- Downtown Nashville-Nashville (Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, Symphony Center, old churches, Union Station, Riverfront, other brick buildings)
- Bicentennial Mall State Park/Capitol–Nashville (Large concrete structures, amphitheater, rows of trees, State Capitol Building)
- Seiver Park–Nashville (Sunnyside mansion, large trees, paved paths)
- Vanderbilt Campus–Nashville (lots of old buildings, trees, paths, benches)
- Radnor Lake State Park–Nasvhille (lake, large trees, dirt paths, black fence)
- Ellington Agricultural Center–Nashville (Mansion with large white columns, brick archways, lots of rustic buildings/barns, wood bridge, gazebo, white fence, large trees)
- Crockett Park–Brentwood (Cool Springs House, rustic barn, rustic building, black fence, large trees, wooden play structure)
- Cane Ridge Park–Antioch (large trees, simple park, black fence with field behind, rustic barn)
- Lee Victory Park–Smyrna (large trees, paved paths, gravel paths, big boulders)
- Smyrna Library–Smyrna (sidewalk lined with trees, brick building, large pond with fountain, willow tree next to pond, benches)
- Cannonsburgh Village–Murfreesboro (lots of rustic buildings, creek covered with large trees, wood/metal bridge)
- Gateway Island–Murfreesboro (gazebo, bridges, fountains/small waterfalls, lots of plants and flowers, train tracks accross street)
- Murfreesboro Greenway–Murfreesoboro (large trees, paved paths, river, train tracks, wooden bridge, white fence, benches)
- Arrington Vineyards–Arrington (rows of vines, bench swings, large trees, winery/restaurant building)
Post # 5
MrsUPS: ahhhhhhh!!!! Thank you SO much!!!!
Post # 6
BlondeeBee: I’m a Nashville bride, too! I am looking at The Buchanan Log House or The Cool Springs House for my outdoor reception. Both are well under $1000 ($700 for Cool Springs House, $600 for Buchanan Log House) and they sound exactly like what you’re looking for.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
BlondeeBee: You are very welcome.