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August 24, 2020 - 1 comment.

New Nashville Wedding Venue: Cranford Hollow

We're always on the lookout for new wedding venues to recommend to our clients. From vast plots of land to intimate cabins, we know our adventure wedding couples want a venue that is unique and customizable. Today we're sharing a brand new wedding venue with you: Cranford Hollow.

When we moved to Nashville from Los Angeles, the first thing I wanted to do is meet new venue owners and vendors. It's a great way to make friends but also great for us, wedding planners, to keep a list of local venues and vendors.

My new friend and photographer Darcy Ferris, who actually wrote a blog post we were featured in called " Why You Need a Wedding Planner", invited me to join her on a site tour of the brand new venue, Cranford Hollow. The venue is located in Columbia, Tennessee which is just about 40 minutes south of Nashville. It's hidden between the hollar (a term I had never heard of until moving to the South) on a beautiful 50+ acre property.

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white barn wedding venue

The Barn at Cranford Hollow

Cranford Hollow is a first-generation farm and we actually saw the barn being built the first time we were there. We literally got the hard hat tour! The barn is a climate controlled 6000+ sq. ft. Amish built modern barn with a beautiful white washed exterior. What's important to note is that it's modern as opposed to rustic. Sorry but gone aburlap and mason jars anymore.

Inside the barn, you'll find two huge open areas: one for dinner and one for dancing but if your guest count is large enough you may want to use both for dinner. They even have their own custom bar that comes with the venue rental! Oh it get's better. This venue includes tables and chairs for up to 200 guests as well. Yup!

Design tip: Label each table number with acrylic signs for a sleek and modern wedding look. This way your guests can easily find their seats. Use the extra signs to label other aspects of your wedding such as the cake table or bar! To add to the romantic feeling of the day, place clear glass votives around the venue, focusing on reception tables. For the newlyweds, hang cute labeled signs on the back of their seats. You can use the signs later for photo opportunities!

The Ceremony Space

So wait, do you have to get married inside the barn? Nope! Like we mentioned, they have 50+ acres so you have A LOT of outdoor options. One option is right in front of the modern bar on a concrete platform that overlooks the valley.

Personally, I would recommend renting a simple arch from Blue Fish Event Rentals. Whether you need a traditional wooden cross, a chuppah or even a boho triangle arch they have something for all styles. They'll even do custom arches upon request!

The other option, for those who are a little more adventurous, is to get shuttled to the top of the property's hill and really get a bird's eye view during your wedding. Keep in mind that you'll need to buffer a little extra time here to transport all your guests.

When we were there for the tour, the venue also had a custom wood arch that may be available to rent. Feel free to bring your own decor too, this venue is very DIY-friendly!

Design tip: Line the aisle with modern lanterns for a simplistic ceremony design. You can repurpose the lanterns after the ceremony for cocktail hour and reception decor!

Rental Package & Pricing

Let's recap what's included in the rental package and talk about what brand new venue costs, shall we? I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. After seeing the cost of weddings in Los Angeles, I'm here to tell you that Tennessee wedding venues give you way more bang for your buck if that's what you're looking for!

What's Included?

  • The Barn at Cranford Hollow (Reception / Ceremony)
  • Tables & Chairs (Reception at The Barn)
  • Chairs at the Ceremony Site (Multiple Locations)
  • Custom Built Farm Tables for Food & Custom Built Bar
  • Chandelier Lighting in Barn & String Porch Lighting
  • Bride & Groom Suites
  • Lawn Games
  • Parking Attendant
  • Onsite Representative

Additional Options:

  • Back Hillside Ridge (Ceremony Site)
  • Chairs at the Ceremony Site (Hillside Ridge)
  • Hillside Ridge Cocktail Hour
  • Transportation via Tractor Wagon to Hillside Ridge
  • Transportation via Shuttle Bus to Hillside Ridge

What does this venue cost?

For a One Day Rental and exclusive use of the venue for the ceremony and/or reception on a Friday is $5000, Saturday is $5500, and Sunday is $5000. These were the prices as of 2020 so please note that they may have increased.

Wedding Planning Services

We have a wedding planning team based here in Nashville so you better bet we're excited to work at this venue! So what kind of services can we offer you at Cranford Hollow? Well because this is a blank canvas when it comes to decor, you're going to want a Month of Coordinator at the very least.

Month of Coordination Wedding Package

Some couples LOVE to plan their own wedding and I'm totally happy to come in and support you as a month of wedding coordinator. Our month of wedding coordination packages starts at $2000 for Cranford Hollow and here's what we include:

  • Access to our preferred vendor list & Tipping guide
  • 6 weeks out : Details meeting & walkthrough
  • Timeline & floor plan creation
  • Collect Insurance certificates for your vendors (if applicable)
  • Rehearsal Coordination
  • Wedding Day Coordination
  • *additional staff may be required for decor set up

Full Service Wedding Planning Package

Our Full Service wedding planning package is perfect for the couple who has an idea but needs a expert to help put all the pieces together from design to logistics. Our Full Service Wedding Planning Package starts at $7500 and includes:

  • Personalize planning dashboard
  • Design and mood boards
  • Budget Management
  • Vendor Research
  • Timeline & floor plan creation
  • Rehearsal coordination
  • Wedding Day Coordination
  • and more!

We would love to hear about your wedding day so please schedule a wedding consult call with us or reach out to the venue owner, Rachael directly to set up a tour. She's SUPER sweet and so so helpful. Want another Nashville wedding venue recommendation? Check out our tour at 14Tenn next!

Photos by Darcy Ferris

Happy Planning!

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June 17, 2020 - 8 comments

Modern Farmhouse Nashville Wedding Venue: 14Tenn

Welcome to 14Tenn, a super rad modern warehouse-style wedding venue nestled in the heart of Nashville. I initially found this non-traditional wedding venue on Instagram and asked my friend and talented wedding photographer, Mallory if she would join me on a site tour! 14Tenn has the most incredible high ceilings and a TON of natural light that will make any wedding photographer's mouth drop. Ready to take a tour? Let's go!

14tenn, a non-traditional warehouse wedding venue in Nashville

The venue is one large open space with an attached wrap-around patio that can open up for cocktail hour. When you first walk through the doors to the building your eyes will immediately want to look up at the tall ceilings, bright skylights and beautiful chandelier. You know what else is cool? When you rent this wedding venue, you get it for 24 hours!

Getting Ready Room

I was excited to find out that this wedding venue had a getting ready room! You can either come to your venue ready or you can have your crew meet you here for hair and makeup. Bring so champagne to get the day started right!
Modern farmhouse room at 14tenn

Ceremony Spaces

Most ceremonies are held right in front of the white barn doors but I can also picture a more intimate ceremony taking place outside on the patio. 14Tenn also includes these modern metal chairs and beautiful long wood tables for any event booked.

14tenn wedding venue metal chandelier

Cocktail Hour

This wedding venue is full of great surprises! When we walked around the cocktail area, the venue manager, Kaitlynn, informed us that they include an actual bar in all of their wedding and event packages. Not only that but this wedding venue is BYOB-friendly. BONUS! Typically, during cocktail hour you would open the large garage doors so guests can mingle both inside and outside. I would also encourage couples to rent some really cute furniture for the patio!

Grey and white wedding bar at 14Tenn

Dinner and Dancing

No party is complete without some good food and good music! While guests are enjoy cocktail hour and you two newlyweds are doing some romantic photos around the neighborhood, our team jumps in to help move the reception tables into place. You can have them set up as family-style which would be long rows of 4-5 tables or make it into individual tables scattered around the room. Don't forget to leave an opening for the dance floor! Oh and if you want a band, there's lot's of room for that too as long as we rent a stage and proper lighting and sound equipment.

Metal chairs and wooden tables for reception at 14Tenn

Wedding Reception set up at 14Tenn wedding venue in Nashville

Kitchen & Parking

While this might not be terribly exciting for couples, it makes wedding vendors giddy with joy! Having a kitchen on-site at a wedding venue is a DREAM. Add to that unlimited parking and this wedding planner is in wedding venue heaven! Show this to your caterer and I promise it will put a smile on their face.

Parking lot at wedding venue 14tenn

Prep kitchen at Nashville wedding venue 14tenn

Prep kitchen at Nashville wedding venue 14tenn

Recap & Video

There you have it! One of the coolest and non-traditional wedding venues in Nashville. Here's a recap of all the incredible things you get in your wedding package there:

  • 24-hour rental (10am-10am) 
  • Market Lighting
  • 300 person seated capacity
  • 200 metal tolix chairs and 20 wooden farm tables
  • Client ready room 
  • Catering prep kitchenette  
  • Supplemental tables (cocktail, banquet, etc.)
  • Client Concierge
  • Beverage Concierge
  • Hangable Rafters
  • Wrap around patio
  • Nearby parking 
  • Vendor flexibility, including BYOB!
  • Walk-Through Wednesdays
  • ALL taxes and service charges (NO HIDDEN FEES)

But wait! We actually did a video tour while we were there too. Check it out and feel free to share it with your vendors who might find it helpful.

Special thank you to Mallory for all the photos and Kaitlynn for giving us a fun tour of this incredible Nashville Wedding Venue! Have questions? You can email me or email Kaitlynn directly about venue availability.

Happy venue hunting!