Once you’re engaged, it’s “go go go” for most wedding couples – and wedding planning is no easy undertaking. One of the first challenges for a wedding couple (after finding the perfect nail polish to go with your new bling) is searching for the perfect venue among a sea of Nashville wedding venues.
When you begin your search for Nashville wedding venues, you’re probably going to feel overwhelmed with all of the different styles and considerations to take into account – indoor, outdoor, theme, style, all-inclusive plans, catering, you get it.
There are so many Nashville wedding venues for you to tour and choose from. Here at Legacy Farms, we know that everyone has different needs and unique wedding visions. We want to create the perfect wedding for you by combining our decades of experience with our affinity for bringing each unique wedding vision to life – including yours. What do wedding couples love the most about us? We think it boils down to five reasons why you’ll find us to be the best Nashville wedding venue.
1. Our all-inclusive plans take the headache out of planning– and no, they’re not cookie-cutter.
When I ask wedding couples like you why they want an all-inclusive wedding venue, I always hear this:
- I am busy and I need help
- I am busy and don’t have unlimited time
- I am busy and need to stay within budget (and I need help!)
Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Planning a wedding is a massive undertaking. Even if you are a Plan A-type personality and want to have control over all the details, you still need an experienced wedding planner by your side to make sure that every detail is accounted for and things run smoothly. You can read all the planning articles in the world and download planning apps, but it pales in comparison to a real human wedding planner. We may live in the age of DIY, but your wedding is not something you want to leave up to chance – save it for the home improvements.
By the way, did we mention that when you book your wedding at Legacy Farms, you have access to our wedding planner, Amy? Read all about Amy here and why we provide you with a wedding planner.
So what exactly do Legacy Farms’ all-inclusive packages include?
In a nutshell
Venue rental, rentals & decor, catering, a wedding planner/coordinator, and set-up & clean up. But we have other packages that also include florals, your DJ, parking attendant, photo booth, a delectable wedding cake and so much more. It really is dependent on your budget.
Privacy at our Nashville wedding venue – no strangers, no interruptions. You have the whole venue for yourself.
Experienced team of wedding specialists – And you only have to talk to one of them to liaison with all of your different vendors in our all-inclusive package! Amy, our on-site wedding planner, will help you with menu planning, floorplans, decor, timelines, ceremony flow, and anything else we can do to make your dreams come true. Amy will stand by your side and be a familiar face on the day of your wedding.
Rentals & decor – You name it, we got it. We have hundreds of rental & decor items for you to choose from. And we update our stock all the time to meet your needs.
Set up & clean up – No “flip” (your ceremony and reception are in different locations, so no waiting around), and no work for you on your wedding. Our staff takes care of everything.
Dinner & dessert – Our sweet and savory options will have your guests raving for years.
Photo opportunities – All around our property, we have dozens of unique locations for you to include in your photo shoot.
We have different price points based on your guest count, day of the week and time of the year, and other factors. Our three main packages are:
We even have packages for just two (you and your partner). As a matter of fact, you can even start customizing your package on our website. If you have about two minutes, you can click here and answer a few questions to get custom package and pricing information. What’s great is that even though you can customize this on our website, the customizations don’t end there. We’re always excited to customize a package for you and make it truly ours.
Our all-inclusive packages are a good fit for you if you:
- Want to map out your exact wedding vision with a professional
- Want to know what your all-in price is and stay within your budget
- Don’t want to worry about hidden fees or surprise fees from other Nashville wedding venues or vendors down the road
- Want access to hundreds of different styles of rentals & decor
- Want amazing vendors with years of experience that know the property in and out (without spending countless days researching!)
- Don’t want to sign and deal with multiple vendor contracts (a typical wedding has 10+ vendors, that’s a lot of contract reading, negotiating, and signing!)
- Want to work with a trusted caterer that has been in business for 25+ years and can create your perfect menu (and signature cocktails!)
- Want to reduce the overall amount of stress in your life
- Want a fully planned wedding that matches your dreams and desires
- Want to work with a venue that has access to all sorts of additional services you can add to your package– photo booths, photography, on-site massages, or maybe even a hot air balloon ride.
- Want to spend more time bonding with your fiance doing less stressful activities than the wedding planning
Our team has a very organized written plan to share with you so that you can stay on the schedule you want. And that applies to your wedding day, planning meetings, and beyond. Some of our wedding couples are very hands-on while others want to let us take the wheel completely – we’re happy to do whatever makes you most happy & comfortable.
2. You & your closest guests can stay overnight – a great way to pamper the most important people in your life and make lasting memories.
Something we offer that many Nashville wedding venues don’t is our overnight option at our Bed and Breakfast. And yes, breakfast is included!
Picture this: it’s the day of your wedding and you’re rushing to get out of bed. After making a few calls and texts to make sure everything is running smoothly, you start heading over to the wedding venue and hit traffic. Or your hired transportation runs late. Or your maid of honor is running late to pick you up. Or your hair and makeup, done offsite, takes too long, and you’re running late to your ceremony. And the list goes on. There are tons of ways you can end up running late to your wedding because there are so many variables on the day of. Hair, makeup, bridesmaids, groomsmen, last minute to do tasks. So why add any more potential stress to the best day of your life? Wouldn’t you rather wake up and enjoy a warm breakfast than have to scramble 🍳 to coordinate a breakfast or brunch at a separate location? Not to mention, if you are booking a breakfast or brunch at a separate location, even if you did reserve your time and number of guests, they could be backed up, have kitchen staff not show up, etc., and cause you to run late to your wedding as well.
You can get a good night’s rest, wake up, walk downstairs to the first floor common area, eat a delicious breakfast, and then walk right over the Getting Ready Suite to start your hair and makeup. Doesn’t that sound more enjoyable? We think so!
After the ceremony, photoshoot, cocktail hour, reception, and dancing all night is over, wouldn’t you like to be able to walk right back to your room without having to wait for transportation back to a hotel room or other destination? With so much excitement, anticipation, dancing, guest greeting, (and maybe a little drinking) on your wedding day and night, you’ll probably be more tired than you’d expect. Being able to walk right over to your room is one of the best benefits of staying at Legacy Farms.
Speaking of rooms, The Manor has 8 rooms currently, expanding to 10 in May 2021. And did we mention each room is tastefully decorated and has its own private restroom? No waiting or lines at the door! The Manor retains many of its historic style and aesthetic, but we have many modern upgrades to make your stay more relaxing and comfortable.
And maybe you’re considering room blocks at a hotel if you’re looking at Nashville wedding venues that don’t offer accommodations. The best part is that when you get married at Legacy Farms, you have the entire property to yourself –– no strangers, public, or unwanted wedding crashers. There’s something that makes your wedding more of a magical experience when you get to experience it exclusively with your loved ones, instead of sharing a hotel or other accommodations with non-wedding guests.
P.S. if you need more reasons to hang out in PJs with your best girlfriends and drink mimosas during your wedding weekend, we touched on all the benefits of staying overnight in this blog.
P.P.S. Sweet Dreams (are made of this) – literally! Have you checked out our Sweet Dreams all-inclusive package?
3. You don’t have to worry about working with an outside catering team or vendors.
Our catering is done on the property by our expert team, and we’ve catered weddings in Nashville for 25+ years. Your food is handled with love and care. Because our catering is done on-site, you don’t have to work with Nashville wedding venues that require you to bring in a catering staff at an additional cost. Some of these costs include the cost of catering itself, transporting the food, and keeping it warm once on the property.
And other vendors can be a total gamble. If you’re lucky, you may have friends who have had weddings and can recommend vendors to you. But ultimately, if you’re planning a wedding, you’ll have to spend hours, even days, researching, vetting, interviewing, and planning with other vendors. And like we mentioned above, this also means that you have to negotiate, amend, read, sign, and manage multiple different contracts and coordinate vendors. It’s a lot of work!