Living in Nashville is pretty cool.
It’s definitely the “it” city right now and soooo many people are getting married here! Hey we are number 1 in the country for bachelorette parties and weekend getaways! (Sorry Vegas, we got you beat). However, given all that this city has to offer, it’s really no surprise.
And there is certainly no shortage of venues and vendors to make your Nashville wedding one-of-a-kind. Even with the influx of people getting married here, it really is possible for EVERY couple to have a truly Nashville wedding while still having a completely unique experience.
In posts to come, I will cover individual venues and vendors in depth but I wanted to share a little preview into just a few of the many options when it comes to ah-mazing places to have your ceremony here in Music City.
As a hairdresser working behind the chair in a salon for over 20 years, and swooning over wedding hair and makeup for most of that time, I worked on-sight as a freelance artist for many years. Now, as I have recently taken my freelancing business Sarah Crews Bridal, to the next level and started an on-site hair and makeup company known as Black Tie And Blush, I knew it was important to start jumping in and getting to know my fellow vendors and venues out there in the community so that “BTB” becomes not only a beauty service for brides, but also a resource for all things Nashville when it comes to weddings here.
Soooooo, I took my cutie-pie husband and we set out to tour some cool locations and snap some pics and video along the way. We felt like a couple of kids on a Saturday walking into hotels, old historic train depots and even one event space that was literally in the process of hosting 2 couples’ weddings. I have never crashed a wedding before, but we were doing it. By golly, we were doing it!!!
First stop was Union Station right downtown. An old historic train depot, it has now been restored to a beautiful hotel with a restaurant and is the site of many weddings and receptions.
Union Station is absolutely STUNNING inside and I will say, I was pretty impressed with my iphone photography skills in capturing some of the shots here. For more information: https://www.unionstationhotelnashville.com/weddings/catering
Next up: The Hermitage Hotel downtown.
A gorgeous old hotel in the heart of downtown with luxury spaces for the ceremony and reception.
Fun Fact: The Hermitage boasts “Restroom Of The Year” (yes, that is correct) for the art-decco style men’s bathroom located in the lobby of the hotel. This accolade is an award bestowed by bathroom supply king Cintas. It’s so good, they even allow chics in to see it.
For more info on The Hermitage’s wedding packages:
On to the third and final featured venue for this particular sunny Saturday:
Cannery Row Ballroom.
Here comes the crash…
Yes, here we attempted to visit a venue whilst (yes, “whilst”) a wedding party was arriving for the ceremony.
We simply parked and walked right on in to the first floor just as the caterers and florists were loading in and setting up. I mean yeah, people looked at us but we just put on as if we were there on some sort of business, capturing photos and trying to act as if it was for a reason, (which it was… This.) We just smiled and snapped photos as we made our way up the elevator to a second ceremony space for a second wedding upstairs. The elevator door opened and there we were right in the middle of the space where the wedding was about to take place. There were the guests, meandering around waiting for things to start. And there we were, all too casual with our phones out taking pictures. No lie, it was weird. But we are a little weird and it was fun. Plus, no harm done. We were outta there before anything got started.
We headed back down the elevator to the first floor to see the reception space.
It looked gorgeous and they had just brought the cake in. Yum!
It was a great day. We had so much fun. I truly love weddings and everything about them. As a Nashville wedding stylist going on location to destination weddings near and far, it’s hard to beat Nashville wedding venues or Nashville wedding vendors. Cannery Row Ballroom was another winner. For more information:
Can’t wait to continue to connect with you on all things weddings and events in Nashville. As an on-site hair and makeup company we want to not only provide you with the best Nashville hair stylist and the best Nashville makeup artist for your wedding, but we also want to help in every step of the way to take some of the stress out of planning a Nashville wedding.