Wedding and Events Venue

Established in 1799, Historic Travellers Rest is the oldest, public house museum in Nashville. A true gem nestled just a few miles outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown, Historic Travellers Rest is the venue to say “I do!” with its rich history and idyllic grounds.

With large magnolia trees, a beautiful formal garden, and grassy meadows, Travellers Rest exudes southerm charm. Ceremonies  and special events can take place outside under a canopy of trees against the backdrop of white fences or the historic home itself. Indoor events enjoy our modern day crib barn with a Tennessee limestone fireplace, high ceilings, and beautiful wooden beams.

Say "yes" to Historic Travellers Rest and let your memories become a part of our history!

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Testimonials

Susan

I couldn't have picked a better venue for my fall Nashville-themed wedding. This is a great location tucked in a south Nashville neighborhood. The historic home made for beautiful photos, especially in October with the changing leaves. I can't say enough about June, the event manager there. She who walked me through the premises and helped with the arrangements from that end, and could not have been more responsive and helpful. She was always available for questions. We had the wedding on location, with the lovely double-porches behind us. There is a reception 'barn' on the premises, which is where we had the reception. There was plenty of free parking for guests. Our band set up on the porch during happy hour, and we hired one of the docents to give guests who were interested a tour of the historic home while the wedding party took photos. The reception location had plenty of room for a DJ, buffet line and sit-down and stand-up tables for guests. We had a tent outside of the reception area, and the reception spilled outside to offer even more space for guests. The grounds were so pretty, and a lot of the trees are up-lit, so even as the sun went down, there were lots of opportunities for terrific photos. If I were to get married again tomorrow (to the same guy, of course!), we would do it again at Travellers Rest. It's a great historic part of Nashville, and guests both from Nashville and out of state commented at what a perfect venue it was.
4.0
2017-08-14T15:59:04+00:00
I couldn't have picked a better venue for my fall Nashville-themed wedding. This is a great location tucked in a south Nashville neighborhood. The historic home made for beautiful photos, especially in October with the changing leaves. I can't say enough about June, the event manager there. She who walked me through the premises and helped with the arrangements from that end, and could not have been more responsive and helpful. She was always available for questions. We had the wedding on location, with the lovely double-porches behind us. There is a reception 'barn' on the premises, which is where we had the reception. There was plenty of free parking for guests. Our band set up on the porch during happy hour, and we hired one of the docents to give guests who were interested a tour of the historic home while the wedding party took photos. The reception location had plenty of room for a DJ, buffet line and sit-down and stand-up tables for guests. We had a tent outside of the reception area, and the reception spilled outside to offer even more space for guests. The grounds were so pretty, and a lot of the trees are up-lit, so even as the sun went down, there were lots of opportunities for terrific photos. If I were to get married again tomorrow (to the same guy, of course!), we would do it again at Travellers Rest. It's a great historic part of Nashville, and guests both from Nashville and out of state commented at what a perfect venue it was.

Chelsea

Thanks to Travellers Rest Plantation venue and staff for making our wedding an incredible experience. Everyone was wonderful to work with and we couldn't have had a better time!
5.0
2017-08-14T16:02:51+00:00
Thanks to Travellers Rest Plantation venue and staff for making our wedding an incredible experience. Everyone was wonderful to work with and we couldn't have had a better time!

Katie

I loved having my wedding at Travellers Rest. It was beautiful! Cryssa at Travellers Rest was always helpful and responsive. Also, the guy we had on the day of the wedding was very helpful!
4.0
2017-08-14T16:03:55+00:00
I loved having my wedding at Travellers Rest. It was beautiful! Cryssa at Travellers Rest was always helpful and responsive. Also, the guy we had on the day of the wedding was very helpful!

Tommy

Travellers Rest was amazing. They were very accommodating and the venue is top notch. Our wedding was perfect!
3.0
2017-08-14T16:04:57+00:00
Travellers Rest was amazing. They were very accommodating and the venue is top notch. Our wedding was perfect!

Lindsay

My husband and I looked all over for a reasonable priced venue that met our needs. We wanted to have an intimate wedding with southern elegance. Travellers Rest provides both. The house and grounds are gorgeous! We could not have imagined a more perfect venue for our perfect day!
4.0
2017-08-14T16:05:24+00:00
My husband and I looked all over for a reasonable priced venue that met our needs. We wanted to have an intimate wedding with southern elegance. Travellers Rest provides both. The house and grounds are gorgeous! We could not have imagined a more perfect venue for our perfect day!

Laura

We chose Travelers Rest for our ceremony and reception location. Our ceremony was on the side of the historic home with the gorgeous wrap-around porch as our backdrop. Guests enjoyed the shade of the magnolia tree and the scenery was storybook beautiful! After the ceremony guests were invited to tour the home and enjoy a cocktail hour on the grounds. Then guests headed into the barn for our reception. The air-conditioned barn was simply gorgeous with its high ceilings and fireplace. I chose a rustic chic theme for my decorations but you could really customize the barn as you wish - it is like a blank canvas! My dream of a Southern plantation wedding came true with Travelers Rest! My only concerns were the noise level being right next to the interstate and train tracks but luckily the house helped block the noise and a train did not pass through during our ceremony! Also, it was a challenge only having the property for 12 hours and trying to get everything ready the day of. Other than that, I would highly recommend Travelers Rest to anyone and am so blessed to have gotten married there!
5.0
2017-08-14T16:05:55+00:00
We chose Travelers Rest for our ceremony and reception location. Our ceremony was on the side of the historic home with the gorgeous wrap-around porch as our backdrop. Guests enjoyed the shade of the magnolia tree and the scenery was storybook beautiful! After the ceremony guests were invited to tour the home and enjoy a cocktail hour on the grounds. Then guests headed into the barn for our reception. The air-conditioned barn was simply gorgeous with its high ceilings and fireplace. I chose a rustic chic theme for my decorations but you could really customize the barn as you wish - it is like a blank canvas! My dream of a Southern plantation wedding came true with Travelers Rest! My only concerns were the noise level being right next to the interstate and train tracks but luckily the house helped block the noise and a train did not pass through during our ceremony! Also, it was a challenge only having the property for 12 hours and trying to get everything ready the day of. Other than that, I would highly recommend Travelers Rest to anyone and am so blessed to have gotten married there!

Betty

Our daughter choose Travellers Rest for her wedding reception. We found the staff extremely polite and attentive. The venue is not only beautiful and interesting for our guests. IT is located VERY close to hotels and shopping.
4.0
2017-08-14T16:06:23+00:00
Our daughter choose Travellers Rest for her wedding reception. We found the staff extremely polite and attentive. The venue is not only beautiful and interesting for our guests. IT is located VERY close to hotels and shopping.

Tina and Matt

Thank you so much for all of your help in  making our wedding day the best ever! If only we could just throw parties for all of our friends and family all the time at Travellers Rest. It was magical seeing everything come together so perfectly. Thank you!
4.0
2018-03-09T00:44:37+00:00
Thank you so much for all of your help in  making our wedding day the best ever! If only we could just throw parties for all of our friends and family all the time at Travellers Rest. It was magical seeing everything come together so perfectly. Thank you!
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