Planning a dream wedding often involves finding the perfect venue that combines elegance, charm, and convenience. And choosing your venue should be first on your list. If you're considering a wedding in Nashville, then you may want to consider the historic Union Station Hotel located right downtown. This remarkable venue offers an vintage ambiance and a range of services that make it an exceptional choice for couples seeking a memorable wedding experience. Our most recent visit to the hotel was to photograph Kinsley and Ryan's elopement portraits. While I was there, I was able to ask questions, tour the space and get a feel of what our future wedding clients can expect if they choose this venue. In this blog post, we'll explore the many pros of having a wedding at Union Station Hotel, including the amenities they provide, the venue cost, and nearby attractions for your guests to enjoy!
Union Station Nashville Wedding Venue
Okay, let's jump in! Here are a few reasons why we think this hotel is a great choice for hosting a wedding:
- The History and Vibe: Union Station Hotel is a beautifully restored, 19th-century railway station that effortlessly combines historic charm with modern luxury. Its stunning architecture and grandeur provide an exquisite backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. The opulent interiors, including the breathtaking lobby with its soaring ceilings, chandeliers, and elegant details, create an unforgettable atmosphere for your special day.
- Flexible Event Spaces: Whether you're planning an smaller, intimate gathering or a larger scale wedding, Union Station Hotel offers a variety of super versatile event spaces to suit your needs. From their large, elegant ballrooms to the spacious outdoor areas, you can choose the the setting that reflects your style best and can accommodates your guest count. Their dedicated wedding planners will work closely with you to bring your vision to life and ensure every detail is executed perfectly.
- In-House Wedding Services: Having an in-house coordinator or planner is a huge plus to use when referring venues to our clients. Union Station Hotel goes above and beyond to provide couples with a seamless and stress-free wedding experience. I've read through dozens of positive reviews from real brides who agree. Their experienced team of professionals offer a range of services, including event planning, catering, and personalized decor options. From the initial consultation to the last dance, they will be there every step of the way to ensure your wedding day is nothing short of perfection.
- Accommodations and Amenities: One of the most obvious advantages of having your wedding at Union Station Hotel is the convenience it offers for both you and your guests. Aside from their impressive wedding team, the hotel has some pretty luxurious accommodations, starting with the gorgeous rooms and suites, ensuring a comfortable stay for everyone. Hotel wedding venues allow one HUGE advantage: your guests are right in the building for the entirety of the stay. That also means they can indulge in all the alcoholic beverages and have a great time without worrying about how they are going to make it home. Additionally, the hotel provides other amenities such as a fitness center, on-site dining options, and a lively bar, allowing guests to unwind and enjoy themselves throughout the wedding weekend.
- Accessibility and Transportation: Union Station Hotel's prime location in downtown Nashville makes it incredibly easily accessible for out-of-town guests. The proximity to Nashville International Airport and major highways simplifies travel arrangements. Additionally, the hotel offers shuttle services and valet parking, ensuring your guests' arrival and departure are hassle-free. It's also right by all the biggest tourist attractions so that your guests can got out and explore easily- we'll talk about their options further down below!
The Average Venue Cost
While pricing may vary depending on the specific wedding package and customization options, the cost of hosting your wedding at Union Station Hotel generally ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 for the venue rental. This fee typically includes access to the event spaces, tables, chairs, linens, setup, and teardown. Additional costs may apply for catering, decor, and other personalized services.
That doesn't include the outside vendors you'll need, such as photography, caker, florist, etc.
Nearby Attractions for Guests
Nashville is very well-known for its vibrant music scene, cultural landmarks, and southern charm. Union Station Hotel's central location provides guests with a ton of nearby attractions to explore during their weekend stay. From yee-haw, honky-tonk bars on Broadway, the famous Country Music Hall of Fame to the iconic Ryman Auditorium and the vibrant Gulch neighborhood, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Music City. Here are a few of our favorite local attractions that we always recommend:
- Hattie B's Hot Chicken
- White Limozeen Rooftop Bar at the Graduate
- John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge- The best spot to view the skyline
- The Parthenon and Centennial Park
- Amelia's Flower Truck
These images are mostly 35mm film
This venue is a dream to any wedding photographer and we are so excited for all our future events and weddings to come at the Union Station Hotel in Nashville. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions, and give us a follow on Instagram to keep up with all our future wedding tips and tricks!