I am so excited to share a new venue with all of my Nashville and Middle Tennessee brides! A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the Homestead Manor in Franklin’s Open House event that brought out the best wedding specialists for a great time filled with food and fun! The Homestead Manor, originally known as the Banks House, is a gorgeous Georgian-style brick house completed back in 1819 just thirty minutes south of Nashville. Built with 12-foot ceilings found throughout the home and decorated by nine working fireplaces, this beautiful southern home has history, elegance, and southern charm. With land that seems to stretch for miles and beautiful white columns offering amazing photo opportunities, this plantation home is sure to tickle any Southern bride’s fancy. The owners just recently decided to open it up as a wedding/event venue and we here at Enchanted Brides spoke with wedding planner Laurie of Laurie Deanne Events to find out all the goodness the Homestead has to offer our brides.
Does the Homestead Manor have an interesting history?
The Homestead Manor actually played a role in the Civil War here in Tennessee. During the Battle of Thompson’s Station on the morning of March 5, 1863, a young girl who was hiding in the half-basement of the house with the Banks family ran out to rally Confederate troops who were about to retreat. The soldiers saw the girl wave the Confederate flag and charged again and took the position. And after the battle, the Homestead tended to the wounded. This home has rich history during its lifetime and to read more, head here.
What makes the Homestead Manor unique for a wedding?
It is a plantation home where every room in the house can be used as an event space. Also, every room has a fireplace that gives unique decor opportunities. I also love that there is plenty of land behind the house to host 300+ guests.
What is the best feature of the event space?
I love the balcony. It is great for a bridal luncheon and a wonderful photo op.
What is your favorite look/use with the spaces?
I envision the ceremony being held on the front lawn utilizing some of the amazing trees the property has. I see the cocktail hour inside the house, making use of all of the gorgeous rooms. And finally reception out behind the house.
The photos above were taken at the Homestead Manor Open House by photographer Megan McGee where event specialists from all over Middle Tennessee got to share in the new space. If you are interested in learning more about the Homestead or would like to plan your wedding or event here, please contact Laurie DeAnne Events at 615-830-0549 or email Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Event Design: Laurie DeAnne Events
Catering: Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
More Photos of the Open House below!
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