cody harris

A Nashville Wedding Photographer’s favorite Nashville Wedding Venues

A Nashville Wedding Photographer’s favorite Nashville Wedding Venues

The Cordelle

I’ve always adored The Cordelle and considered it one of my favorite Nashville Wedding Venues. Other than its beauty, I’ve always loved how the space lends itself to being a versatile blank slate that can fit almost any style or theme. I’ve personally photographed more traditional black tie weddings all the way to colorful boho weddings here. The space also boasts one of the most beautiful bridal suites I’ve ever photographed in with plenty of space for a fairly large sized group to get ready and move around in. The Cordelle is a space rental only however, I find this to be ideal if you’re someone who wants to have a more curated experience in choosing you vendors and assembling your team!

Riverwood Mansion

I always describe shooting at Riverwood Mansion Nashville as a “homecoming.” I’ve been fortunate to photograph two of the past wedding directors weddings there and have gotten to become super familiar with their staff over the years. I lead with that because I truly love how much of a well oiled machine their team is while also maintaining a relaxing and calm demeanor that I find serves the couples I’ve worked with incredibly well. The mansion also boasts an immense amount of character, variety of photo ops and plenty of space regardless of an indoor or outdoor ceremony. In fact, one of my favorite wedding days there was a day that was almost completely rained out. They’re also an all inclusive venue which is wonderful for those couples who don’t want to deal with the fuss of having to hire out a good portion of your vendors.

Long Hollow Gardens

Another favorite Nashville Wedding venue of mine has always been Long Hollow Gardens. Long Hollow is a quaint greenhouse and vineyard in Gallatin and doesn’t only have just a beautiful greenhouse (pictured beside this) but a beautiful bridal & groom cottage, tons of land with beautiful flower fields, a vineyard and  many other features that make this spot such an easy favorite from a wedding photographer’s point of view. 

Hachland Hill

Hachland Hill is one of the best kept secrets in terms of wedding venues. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting here a few times and it’s truly a favorite spot. The Spring Creek Inn area, which is used to accommodate weddings, carries so much variety that make this spot so fun to photograph.  It’s charm and the solitude the space provides truly feels almost like a place straight out of a movie. The ceremony meadow is also pretty dreamy. A 10/10 venue for any season, especially fall. 

Cheekwood Gardens

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens might be one of my favorite places to shoot, period. The amount of variety the space gives as well as the beautiful classic architecture of the mansion, textures, colors and so much more makes this space a top contender for most beautiful wedding venues in Nashville. With several ceremony spots, including the iconic Wisteria Arbor, this is a great spot for those wanting a gorgeous blank slate that both feels elevated and wild all at once. 

The Cordelle

I’ve always adored The Cordelle and considered it one of my favorite Nashville Wedding Venues. Other than its beauty, I’ve always loved how the space lends itself to being a versatile blank slate that can fit almost any style or theme. I’ve personally photographed more traditional black tie weddings all the way to colorful boho weddings here. The space also boasts one of the most beautiful bridal suites I’ve ever photographed in with plenty of space for a fairly large sized group to get ready and move around in. The Cordelle is a space rental only however, I find this to be ideal if you’re someone who wants to have a more curated experience in choosing you vendors and assembling your team!

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens might be one of my favorite places to shoot, period. The amount of variety the space gives as well as the beautiful classic architecture of the mansion, textures, colors and so much more makes this space a top contender for most beautiful wedding venues in Nashville. With several ceremony spots, including the iconic Wisteria Arbor, this is a great spot for those wanting a gorgeous blank slate that both feels elevated and wild all at once. 

Riverwood Mansion

I always describe shooting at Riverwood Mansion Nashville as a “homecoming.” I’ve been fortunate to photograph two of the past wedding directors weddings there and have gotten to become super familiar with their staff over the years. I lead with that because I truly love how much of a well oiled machine their team is while also maintaining a relaxing and calm demeanor that I find serves the couples I’ve worked with incredibly well. The mansion also boasts an immense amount of character, variety of photo ops and plenty of space regardless of an indoor or outdoor ceremony. In fact, one of my favorite wedding days there was a day that was almost completely rained out. They’re also an all inclusive venue which is wonderful for those couples who don’t want to deal with the fuss of having to hire out a good portion of your vendors.

Hachland Hill

Hachland Hill is one of the best kept secrets in terms of wedding venues. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting here a few times and it’s truly a favorite spot. The Spring Creek Inn area, which is used to accommodate weddings, carries so much variety that make this spot so fun to photograph.  It’s charm and the solitude the space provides truly feels almost like a place straight out of a movie. The ceremony meadow is also pretty dreamy. A 10/10 venue for any season, especially fall. 

Long Hollow Gardens

Another favorite Nashville Wedding venue of mine has always been Long Hollow Gardens. Long Hollow is a quaint greenhouse and vineyard in Gallatin and doesn’t only have just a beautiful greenhouse (pictured beside this) but a beautiful bridal & groom cottage, tons of land with beautiful flower fields, a vineyard and  many other features that make this spot such an easy favorite from a wedding photographer’s point of view.