Outdoor and indoor wedding and reception venue at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens in McMinnville, Tenn.

Weddings & Receptions

Falcon Rest Mansion - Middle Tennessee venue for the wedding of your dreams

With decades of experience hosting weddings,
we can make it easy for you to enjoy your celebration! 

Where history is fun

“Weddings are a celebration, not a ceremony.”

We’ve never forgotten these words of wisdom from the mom of one of our first brides around 20 years ago.  It’s our priority to make every wedding event at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens a celebration of love.

Outdoor Wedding Venue

Outdoor ceremonies are picture-perfect in the privacy of our Carriage House Garden or in our beautiful courtyard.  Choose from three different backdrops in the courtyard: the gazebo, the fountain, or the two-story mansion veranda.  See photo slide show below.  Up to 200 guests.

Indoor Wedding Location

For those who prefer an indoor wedding (or don’t want to leave their wedding to the whims of Mother Nature), Falcon Rest’s Victorian Carriage House banquet hall echos the decor of the mansion.  Up to 125 seated guests.

The 2,000 square-foot Victorian Carriage House is specifically designed to accommodate large groups for receptions, dinners, or indoor weddings.

Huge French doors open to the front veranda which faces the courtyard.  Inside are the crimson-walled main dining room with its stage and carved fireplace, the piazza with its sparkling fountain and brick archways, and the sky-blue Dome Room with a crystal chandelier and massive mirror.  They are connected by double French doors for easy party flow and versatile setup.

Tennessee wedding venue, Falcon Rest Mansion: beautiful location for weddings and receptions

Wedding Receptions

From simple receptions to elegant dinners or festive parties, Falcon Rest’s banquet hall and gardens provide an gracious and versatile setting for wedding receptions.  Plan a reception following your Falcon Rest wedding or a wedding at another site.  Seats up to 100 indoors at tables; more with outside tables or standing reception.

Falcon Rest provides all food service for events, except for wedding cakes.
Variety of hors d’oeuvres selections and full meals available.

Rehearsal Dinners

Whether your wedding is at Falcon Rest or elsewhere, treat your loved ones to a delicious meal after your wedding rehearsal in the relaxed but elegant setting of the Victorian Carriage House.

Want to have fun with your rehearsal dinner? Schedule a performance of “Murder at the Mansion” to relieve those pre-wedding nerves and let your friends and family get to know each other in a fun setting.  

Also available:
♦ Overnight accommodations for up to 10 guests
Bridesmaids luncheon or showers in the tea room

“My wedding was like a dream and you made all that possible. The food was delicious, the setting was fantastic, and the hospitality was warm and friendly. Everyone tells me what a nice time they had — very relaxing.
Thanks for making my wedding perfect.”

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