Wedding Questions

Budget Friendly Venue!

August 13, 2017 9:37:15 pm

Posted in Nashville, TN, USA
Emptyprofileicon LaRue Goler Wedding date: June 01, 2013 Nashville, TN, USA

We are seeking a budget friendly reception venue that still offers an upscale atmosphere. Our budget is $12-$15,000 (including honey moon). We did not want to go over $5,000 for the reception. I wanted the Nashville City Club but unfortunately this is out of our range. Initially we wanted to hold the ceremony at the Parthenon however they raised the prices so we are now looking into somewhere to hold the reception and ceremony at the same place to save money! I am not from Nashville my fiance is but he would marry in the back yard if it was up to him so needless to say he left it up to me! I'm so lost, I've googled till I could not google anymore! Help!!

10 Replies

Emptyprofileicon Stephanie and Andy Wedding date: September 12, 2009 Nashville, TN, USA

December 20, 2011 2:53:55 pm

My husband and I had our reception at The University Club of Nashville which is on Vanderbilt's campus and is a wonderful venue that is very reasonably priced. The staff will go above and beyond to make it a memorable event. Additionally, we are now both members of the Club (you don't have to be to have a reception there, but we just like it so much) and now I sit on the Board! You should definitely check it out--in my opinion, it is one of Nashville's best kept secrets. Their website is Also, if you want to schedule a visit, the best way to do so is to call directly at 615.322.8564. Hope that helps!


Emptyprofileicon Debbie and Carlos Wedding date: August 27, 2011

December 20, 2011 3:05:20 pm

You may find a lot of places out of your price range. First you need to tell me how many people you are inviting. There are some great places you can go to, but I need to know your specifics. Guests, type of food, location (does it have to be downtown?, how far willing to go?, does it have to be considered "upscale"?) Alcohol?

I am a wedding planner and would be happy to help you.


Emptyprofileicon Mark Thurman Wedding date: June 18, 2011 Nashville, TN, USA

December 20, 2011 3:06:48 pm

Check out legends country club. We had our wedding under a pavilion there and the reception up in the club house. Pretty nice and all the food with cash bar around $5k.


Emptyprofileicon Keri Williams Wedding date: March 05, 2011 Nashville, TN, USA

December 20, 2011 5:53:48 pm

We got married and had our reception at Opryland Hotel. It was a gorgeous setting, budget friendly and they can take care of anything you need. They treat you like royalty and it was first class all the way. You even get a huge suite that you/bridal party can get ready in that will also serve as your wedding night accomodations. There is also a spa on site that will pamper you/bridal party up with your hair, makeup, nails, massage...I would look into it and can give you contact info if you like. Happy hunting!!


Emptyprofileicon David and Elizabeth Wedding date: December 29, 2007

December 20, 2011 7:29:19 pm

Our reception was at Gordon Jewish Community Center and our wedding budget was the same as yours. It was about $2,000 to rent the space and we could bring in our own caterer. Also, if you're looking for a really affordable wedding band, check out "Tasty Face" on facebook! They are awesome and not too expensive either!


Emptyprofileicon Sharon and Lamont Wedding date: May 21, 2011

December 21, 2011 6:40:00 am

Depending on the size of your guest list Watermark Restaurant in the Gulch area is a great option. They have rooms or you can buyout the restaurant (cheaper during the day). We had our reception there in May and the food and service was excellent! Good luck!


Emptyprofileicon Brittany and Tim Wedding date: May 26, 2012

December 21, 2011 9:06:16 am

Houston Station is a great venue and it could accompany up to 250 people for a ceremony and reception!!!


Emptyprofileicon Taya Mashburn Wedding date: May 30, 2009 Nashville, TN, USA

January 05, 2012 8:39:45 am

We had our reception at Rumours East Wine Bar in East Nashville, but I think it was over your $5,000 budget. That, however, would change depending on your food/wine needs (we had lots of wine and 150 guests). It has been renovated since our reception and I can't speak to the new look since we don't live in Nashville, but it provided a great indoor/outdoor space with amazing food and wine. We provided our own beer and purchased wine wholesale through the restaurant. It was also such a unique setting that not much money was spent on decorations. A small bluegrass band was fantastic and only $400. Oh, and they have definitely done weddings + receptions.


Emptyprofileicon Sharon and Lamont Wedding date: May 21, 2011

January 05, 2012 1:01:10 pm

We also had our 20yr high school anniversary at Rumours East and it is a wonderful venue with great food. Unfortunately, Rumours East recently announced they would be closing in February. There is a community effort to keep it open as the restaurant is an asset to the neighborhood.


Emptyprofileicon Stephanie and Andy Wedding date: September 12, 2009 Nashville, TN, USA

January 05, 2012 1:56:44 pm

Rumours East is NOT closing. It's Rumours 12South that is closing.


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