There are few things as special as a grand, historic wedding venue, and they don’t get much more grand than Union Station Nashville Yards. An iconic train station-turned-boutique hotel, it’s now a glamorous event space that oozes elegance and character. It’s the perfect venue for a couple looking for somewhere totally unique to host an unforgettable wedding. If that describes you, you’ll want to consider a Union Station wedding in Nashville!
The Union Station Nashville Yards began as a spectacular train station in 1900, an epicenter of American travel in one of the country’s bustling cities. Its imposing Gothic design made it an architectural marvel in its original era, leaving visitors breathless today.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Union Station features a clock tower with a statue of the Roman god of travel, Mercury, a 70’ barrel-vaulted ceiling with stained glass in the Grand Lobby, marble floors, oak accents, and three limestone fireplaces.
In 1986, the Union Station was transformed into a luxury boutique hotel and event space, hosting grand weddings and gatherings ever since.
There are several unique ways to utilize the spaces at Union Station for a wedding full of grandeur and romance.
The Grand Lobby is the signature space in the venue that is as dramatic as it is spectacular. With an incredible arched and lofted ceiling featuring gold leaf medallions and stained glass, the space exudes history and elegance. It’s an exceptional ceremony or reception space for up to 300 guests.
The Dixie Flyer and Hummingbird rooms are located just off of the Grand Lobby. They, too, have towering ceilings, as well as ornate original stained-glass windows. It’s an excellent space for an intimate cocktail hour or a smaller wedding with room for up to 200 people.
Lastly is the Veranda, the covered outdoor terrace ideal for an outdoor ceremony protected by the weather. Or use it for your cocktail hour or reception for a guest list of up to 250.
Couples have been taking their wedding photos at Union Station for over a hundred years. We’ll take advantage of the space’s unique architecture and historical elegance in dramatic portraits reminiscent of a different era.
We’ll also visit the terrace for pictures with unique views of the Nashville skyline as a backdrop. If you can believe it, the view is even more beautiful at night when the buildings turn into twinkling lights, perfect for romantic and breathtaking pictures.
As a premier wedding venue, Union Station offers an elaborate wedding package with plenty of perks and amenities. Each wedding includes a complimentary bridal-ready room on the wedding day and a complimentary two-night stay in one of their elegant suites. Your event will include linens, tables, chairs, silverware, glassware, and china. They’ll also provide bartenders, a dance floor, votive candles, and cake cutting service.
All catering is done in-house by their world-class chef, who will prepare an exquisite menu for you and your guests. Your first meal as a married couple will rival any fine dining experience in Nashville!
A Union Station wedding in Nashville is full of grandeur and architectural spectacle. If you’re looking for a historic venue to host an epic, romantic wedding, this is your place!
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