Historic
Travellers Rest


The 1799 Home
of
Judge John Overton

Weddings & Events Venue

Photo by: Ivory Door Studio

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 6 miles from downtown Nashville!

 

Be sure to check out our upcoming special events featuring our Southern Soiree - Summer Bridal Open House at:

http://www.travellersrestplantation.org/upcoming-events


Travellers Rest Plantation offers several rental options and packages for your special events needs.

Package 1. Barn, Formal Garden and Grounds

Our grand package includes use of the barn, formal garden and historic grounds for up to 11 hours. This option includes chairs and tables for use inside the 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.
Rental and Event Department | 615-832-8197 | rentals@travellersrestplantation.org


Package 2. Barn

Our barn is ideal for 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. This package also includes an 11 hour rental time and use of round rectangle tables and chairs for use in the barn. This is a great option if you are wanting to have an indoor only event! Maximum capacity is 150, including all staff and guests, tent required if maximum capacity is exceeded. With tent, the barn can accommodate up to 300 guests/staff.

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.
Rental and Event Department | 615-832-8197 | rentals@travellersrestplantation.org


Package 3. Formal Garden and Grounds

Our naturally-beautiful formal garden and historic grounds is 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. Host your special event under the ancient magnolia trees! This package includes the use of the grounds for up to 11 hours. 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 availability

Email or call with your preferred dates to check availability.
Rental and Event Department | 615-832-8197 | rentals@travellersrestplantation.org

 

 

 

 


All of our wedding rental packages (Package 1-3) include the following:

•11 hour event rental time

•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 for bride and groom

•One hour ceremony rehearsal

•One hour for photography prior to your big day

•Guest access to the new Slavery Exhibit and award-winning Battle of Nashville exhibit

•Security lights in the trees throughout the property

•Full service on-site kitchen in the barn

•Barn cleaning before your event

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

•Tennessee limestone fireplace in the barn

•Herb Garden access


 

 


We would love to show you around! To set an appointment to view the grounds, contact the Rental & Event Department at 615.832.8197 ext. 10 or rentals@travellersrestplantation.org. Please schedule all viewings in advance.

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Have a question? See our FAQ page or contact the Rental & Event Department at 615-832-8197 ext. 10.

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Photos by Stephanie Reeder, Ivory Door Studio, Doerman Photography