Scarritt Bennett Center

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Leisure Travel
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


Located just north of Nashville’s trendy Hillsboro village and just south of Nashville’s booming downtown, Scarritt Bennett Center’s lush ten-acre campus and historic gothic architecture provide a one-of-a-kind venue for your next meeting or event.

Easily accessible from Nashville interstates, the campus provides ample free parking and a range of meeting venues. Spacious, inspiring meeting and conference rooms with original architectural features, cozy parlors, serene chapels, stocked libraries, and meticulously landscaped grounds are part of the full spectrum of offerings at Scarritt Bennett Center.

The meeting and conference space offerings at Scarritt Bennett Center are available individually or as part of a package. No event is too small or too large. Our knowledgeable conference services staff will discuss your options with you and assist you in crafting a customized grouping of venues for your next meeting or conference. Beverages, refreshments or a full meal are also available throughout the course of your meeting or conference. Scarritt Bennett Center’s executive chef Jennifer Threadgill and the catering services team are on hand to provide gourmet offerings at affordable rates. Meals are served weekly in the dining hall, and on-site catering is available upon request. Chef Threadgill utilizes sustainable materials in her kitchen. She is also able to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences.

For multiday meetings and events or retreats, the campus accommodates groups of up to 110 in our residence halls. Or, for a smaller group and more intimate experience, The Alice Cobb Retreat House is a lovely home located on the Scarritt Bennett Center campus that is available for rental for conference breakouts / lodging, private retreats, classes and workshops, and wedding receptions / lodging. The Alice Cobb Retreat House has two bedrooms (one queen size and one full size bed). These bedrooms share a full bath, kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, living area and sitting room. Parking is available at the home and on the street.

A repeat winner of the Toast of Nashville’s “Best Places to Get Married” and The Knot’s “Best of Weddings,” the venues at Scarritt Bennett Center’s historic campus are among the most picturesque in the city.

Wightman Chapel, our most popular wedding venue, with its sweeping gothic architecture, stained glass windows, organ and expansive altar provides a dramatic context for a sophisticated, upscale event for up to 300 guests.

For more intimate gatherings, Scarritt Bennett Center’s Skinner Chapel is a cozy, private venue for inspiring ceremonies on a smaller scale. Accommodating up to 20 guests, the chapel’s stained glass and original woodwork provide a sentimental, nostalgic feel for a unique, highly personal gathering.

Scarritt Bennett Center is also the perfect venue to host a number of special events, including but not limited to memorial services, awards banquets, receptions, seated dinners, fundraising galas, luncheons, art shows and film screenings. Our on-site catering services make event planning easy with customized gourmet menus and delicious artisan-quality offerings.

Looking for a unique place to schedule your next meeting or event? You have come to the right place! Let us demonstrate for you what our commitment to radical hospitality is all about!

  • Easily accessible from Nashville interstates
  • Ample free parking on-site
  • Event & meeting venues of all sizes
  • Large chapel for weddings and ceremonies
  • Small chapel for elopements / intimate ceremonies
  • On-site catering services
  • On-site accommodations for up to 110 in residence halls
  • Alice Cobb Retreat House for multiday workshops, personal retreats, overnight lodging
  • Historic, ten-acre campus
  • Award-winning gothic architecture
  • Walking distance to Vanderbilt University, Music Row and area restaurants


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 112

Featured Amenities

In-House Catering
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


1027 18th Ave South,

Nashville Nashville, 37212-2126

Nearby Airport

Nashville (BNA) - 15 minutes

Nearby Cities

Nashville – in the city|Knoxville – 150|Memphis – 196|Louisville – 175

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

Venue Policies


Audio/Visual equipment available. Wireless internet access. Business Center w/computers, printer, copier & fax.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen