The Cabin by the Spring
Cabin-by-the-Spring was built to cater to the history buff, the sophisticated party-goer and everyone in between. It truly is one of the most unique event venues in Middle Tennessee. The “Cabin” marries rustic ambiance with an elegant twist, The Cabin includes three generous rooms, each equipped with an impressive stone fireplace and large doorways that open on to a covered, brick- floored terrace. The Cabin’s terrace overlooks a wooded glen with the Jackson family’s original stone Spring House. The dramatic Hermitage mansion, its lush gardens, original log farmhouse (Andrew and Rachel Jackson's first home at The Hermitage) and expansive grounds form an exquisite setting for the Cabin. Cabin-by-the-Spring is at the center of this important historic landmark. During the years Rachel and Andrew called The Hermitage home, guests from across Tennessee, the United States, and Europe crossed their threshold to visit and be entertained. We encourage you, your friends, family and associates to be additions to this impressive guest list.
Cabin-by-the-Spring is newly renovated with modern restrooms, a state-of-the-art catering kitchen, heating and cooling systems and atmosphere lighting. With a total capacity of 300, it works well for receptions and dinners, both large and small. No matter how many modern conveniences find their way to Cabin-by-the-Spring, none will diminish the natural ambiance of its surrounding lush green foliage and grounds.
Capacity: 140 seated indoors, 225 combined indoor outdoor seating, 250 standing
Rental Includes twelve 60 inch round tables, twelve 8 foot rectangle farm tables, two 8 foot rectangle coffee tables, 140 white chairs and access to a golf cart and driver for guest transportation to and from the venue.
Tulip Grove Mansion
Noted as one of Tennessee’s most elegant Greek Revival style mansions, Tulip Grove affords an exquisite setting for any event; from casual to formal. Tulip Grove Mansion and the surrounding grounds can accommodate any size group. Constructed in 1836 as the home for Andrew Jackson Donelson (Rachel Jackson’s nephew and President Jackson’s private secretary) and his wife Emily, the mansion features exquisite architecture both inside and out. Driving up Rachel’s Lane to the mansion, you will be greeted by the Greek Doric portico . After passing the giant columns, guests enter the reception hall with original faux marble painting and lofty ceilings. Beyond the hall sweeps an elegant curved stairway- take advantage of the historic architecture for a perfect photo opportunity. The four event rooms of truly grand proportions feature lovely fireplaces, high ceilings, opulent chandeliers and elegant draperies. The rooms provide an outstanding backdrop to express your unique personality to family, friends or business associates.
Beyond Tulip Grove Mansion, guests can stroll down the boxwood path and on to the grounds. To the right of the mansion is ample parking; while to the left is an expansive lawn that is perfect for large tented events and outdoor activities. The grounds surrounding Tulip Grove are some of the prime locations on the 1,120 acre property for private outside functions – green as far as the eye can see.
Capacity: 125 seated indoors, 200 standing
The Hermitage Church
The Hermitage Church was constructed in 1823 by Andrew Jackson as a gift to his wife, Rachel, and the surrounding community. For generations, The Hermitage Church has been a highly sought venue for couples who seek an intimate and historic site to share their vows with family and friends. The simple brick structure affords a perfect backdrop for wedding parties and decorations to shine. As your guests enter the church, it’s almost a given that the hushed stillness of the quaint building will set the tone for any ceremony, no matter the size.
Capacity: 125 seated
The Hermitage Gardens and Grounds
Lush. Exquisite. Gorgeous.
When guests enter The Hermitage, they are transported back in time, to an estate that is one of the most historic and largest preserved sites in the nation. This is the home of President Andrew Jackson, the “Father of American Democracy.” Take a moment and try to think of any other place so full of history and that provides such breathtaking views. Holding your event amidst the grounds of these 1,120 protected acres provides guests of any age with a memorable one-of-a-kind experience.
The Hermitage Garden
Rachel, Andrew Jackson’s beloved wife, took special interest in the gardens of The Hermitage and in respect to her, our grounds crew keeps the Hermitage Garden beautifully groomed year round. Guests will be enchanted by flowing Weeping Willows, magnificent Magnolia trees and a wide variety of beautiful blooming flowers in each quadrant of this historic garden. With three plots available for events, guests are encouraged to construct tents on this extra special venue. Once the sun sets, everyone is sure to be impressed as the Hermitage mansion is lit up against the night sky.
The Hermitage Grounds
Beyond the garden, the grounds afford a number of exquisite sites for tented or open-air events with the Hermitage mansion, historic log buildings, gardens, fences and ancient trees as the backdrop. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready and willing to direct you to the most popular sites to hold events. Once on site, visitors are also encouraged to roam freely as they look for the perfect place to host their dinner party, ceremony or reception. Previous hosts have utilized the framework of two Maple trees, the base of a giant Ginkgo and the vast expanse of green fields. Whatever your vision, our staff is ready and willing to assist with your event plans.