Historic
Travellers Rest


The 1799 Home
of
Judge John Overton

Weddings & Events Venue

Established in 1799 and the oldest house museum open to the public in Nashville, Historic Travellers Rest Plantation provides a beautiful and serene venue for Nashville’s weddings, business meetings and special events. Make history a part of your event!

With large trees, a beautiful formal garden and grassy meadows, our venue is absolutely stunning! Outdoor events enjoy the intimate formal garden or the spacious feel of events that spread out across the naturally-beautiful historic grounds. Indoor events enjoy our modern day crib barn with a Tennessee limestone fireplace, high ceilings and beautiful wooden beams. We are only 15 minutes from downtown Nashville!


Travellers Rest Plantation offers three rental options for your special event needs.

Package 1. Barn, Garden and Grounds

Our grand package includes use of the Barn, formal Garden and historic Grounds. This option includes chairs and tables for use inside the crib Barn with your choice of round or rectangle tables. We have several ceremony locations throughout the property. The indoor maximum in the Barn is a total of 150 including all staff and guests. Additional persons exceeding the 150 guest limit are required to rent a tent to use in our outdoor area for a total maximum of 300 guests. This is a great package if you are wanting to have an indoor and outdoor event!

Rental Rates for Package 1:

Friday: $3,975.00

Saturday: $4,500.00

Sunday: $3,550.00

Week day: $2,550.00

*Winter discount: 10% off Saturdays in January and February. Please contact us regarding pricing if you are planning an event on a holiday weekend.

Email or call with your preferred dates to check availability.
Rosemary Fields, Event and Group Sales Coordinator | 615-832-8197 | rentals@travellersrestplantation.org


Package 2. Barn

Located amidst the tranquil setting of the Historic Travellers Rest Plantation, this indoor space is the backdrop for fabulous weddings, receptions and special events. Fashioned after a 1830’s crib barn with 10' ceilings boasting up to 20' in the center clerestory, it is the perfect venue to stage any special event. The barn is climate-controlled and includes a large Tennessee limestonegas fireplace, beautiful wood beams and access to a full-service kitchen and bathroom facilities. This package also includes use of round rectangle tables and chairs for inside use. Maximum capacity is 150, including all staff, often increased with a tent rental at the entrance doors for a total maximum of 300 guests. This is a great option if you are wanting to have an indoor only event!

Rental Rates for Package 2:

Friday: $3,750.00

Saturday: $4,250.00

Sunday: $3,350.00

Week day: $2,550.00

Email or call with your preferred dates to check availability.
Rosemary Fields, Event and Group Sales Coordinator | 615-832-8197 | rentals@travellersrestplantation.org


Package 3. Garden and Grounds

Our naturally-beautiful formal Garden and historic Grounds will be a perfect backdrop for making your own historic event. This package includes use of the entire grounds. The formal garden that sits alongside the gallery of the home includes a colorful array of Southern plantings. The interior of the garden is perfect for intimate gatherings, small ceremonies or cocktail parties of up to 75, while the grassy areas adjacent to the garden can hold up to 200. The area facing the historic house and the grand entrance of the home are also options for larger ceremonies or receptions. The grassy area facing the large, wrap around porch is also a great place for a ceremony. This is a great choice if you are wanting to have an exclusively outdoor event!

Rental Rates for Package 3:

Friday: $3,000.00

Saturday: $3,200.00

Sunday: $2,850.00

Week day: Subject to availablility

Email or call with your preferred dates to check availability.
Rosemary Fields, Event and Group Sales Coordinator | 615-832-8197 | rentals@travellersrestplantation.org


All of our event rental packages include the following:

•11 hour event rental time including delivery, set up and cleanup

•On site parking with valet service

•Round and rectangular tables & chairs for use in the barn

•Day of Event Supervisor

•Access to the grounds prior to your event for planning

•Dressing area in the historic house and school house

•One hour ceremony rehearsal

•One hour for photography prior to your big day

•Guided tour for guests in the historic house

•Security lights in the trees throughout the property

•Full service on-site kitchen with trash cans, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven, and large prep space

•Barn cleaning before and after your event

•Guest restroom facilities

•Climate-controlled barn with high ceilings and beautiful, wooden beams

•Tennessee limestone fireplace in the barn

•Professionally kept landscaping

•Large, beautiful southern trees and gardens

•Huge, wrap around porch for photography

•Herb Garden access

We would love to show you around! To view the property, contact Rosemary Fields, Rental & Group Sales Coordinator, at 615-832-8197.

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