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Intimate Weddings & Elopements at Scarritt Bennett Center

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Intimate Weddings & Elopements

Courtesy of Krista Lee Photo

Courtesy of Sara-Lane & Stevie

Courtesy of Angel Patricia Photo

Package Details
Wightman Chapel
SEATING FOR: 20 GUESTS | AISLE LENGTH: 80 FEET

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.

INTIMATE PACKAGE

Our Intimate Package allows you to enjoy our historic Wightman Chapel with a soft, pulled-back setup, creating a breathtaking, personalized ceremony.

- Three (3)-hour use of Wightman Chapel
- Seating for up to 20 guests (setup included)
- Ceremony musician (piano or organ) for up to 15 minutes of music.
- Floral package by Creations By Debbie (see "Floral Options" tab below)
- Ceremony officiant (including one meeting with officiant before the ceremony)
- Videographer to live-stream your ceremony
- In-house wedding coordination (including two meetings with coordinator before the ceremony)

Note: couple provides their own photographer. Only available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

PRICING

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: $2,650

A payment of 50% is due upon booking. The remaining 50% balance is due six months prior to the event. All payments are nonrefundable.

Couple standard at the altar in Wightman, smiling toward guests

Courtesy of Kristin Sweeting Photography

Floral Options
Intimate Floral Packages

Intimate wedding packages come with your choice of floral arrangements from the options listed below, all provided by our friends at Creations by Debbie.

OPTION 1

- Two bouquets
- Two boutonnieres

OPTION 2

- One bouquet
- One boutonniere
- One “long and low”-style centerpiece for the altar table

OPTION 3

- One bouquet
- One boutonniere
- Ceremony chair décor: two (2) clusters of fresh flowers
- One “low and compact” altar table centerpiece

Bride holding custom bouquet

Courtesy of Sarah B. Gillam. Flowers by Creations by Debbie.

Package Details
Labyrinth Garden
SEATING FOR: 20 GUESTS | PRICE: $1,675

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 backdrop for your garden ceremony, and the space easily converts to an open or tented reception after you say, “I do.”

INTIMATE PACKAGE

The Intimate Garden Package includes:

- 3-hour use of the International Labyrinth Garden
- Seating for up to 20 guests (setup and breakdown included)
- Floral package by Creations By Debbie
- Ceremony officiant (including one meeting with officiant before the ceremony)
- Videographer to live-stream your ceremony
- In-house wedding coordination (including two meetings with coordinator before the ceremony)

Labyrinth garden overlooking the bell tower

Courtesy of Sara-Lane and Stevie

Floral Options
Intimate Floral Packages

Intimate wedding packages come with your choice of floral arrangements from the options listed below, all provided by our friends at Creations by Debbie.

OPTION 1

- Two bouquets
- Two boutonnieres

OPTION 2

- One bouquet
- One boutonniere
- One “long and low”-style centerpiece for the altar table

OPTION 3

- One bouquet
- One boutonniere
- Ceremony chair décor: two (2) clusters of fresh flowers
- One “low and compact” altar table centerpiece

Bride holding custom bouquet

Courtesy of Sarah B. Gillam. Flowers by Creations by Debbie.

Package Details
Microweddings & Elopements
CUSTOM MICROWEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS

Scarritt Bennett Center is home to one of Nashville's finest elopement 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. Our 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 simple ceremonies still teem with breathtaking beauty.

PRE-SET ELOPEMENT PACKAGES

Want an elopement where everything is built for you? If you're looking for a pre-set elopement package, we proudly work with Rich Events. Their team provides excellent, quality elopement packages for couples who want to keep things easy and elegant. To learn more about what they offer, visit richevents.org.

STONE ARCHWAYS AND HISTORIC DOORS

You may have heard about the gothic stone archways and stunning historic doors on our campus. Some couples fall madly in love with the Southern Gothic architecture, and we love it when clients want to get creative with their ceremony backdrops. If you're interested in eloping right under the arches, we'd love to make that happen for you. Pricing and availability vary.

Photo of couple eloping in Skinner Chapel

Courtesy of Angel Patricia Photo