A Gaylord resort isn’t just any ol’ resort; it’s a true experience. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is a magnificent institution in the heart of Nashville, complete with a golf course, indoor water park, a remarkable atrium, and tons of other impressive amenities. It’s also an amazing place to host an elegant wedding with a guest […]
A Gaylord resort isn’t just any ol’ resort; it’s a true experience. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is a magnificent institution in the heart of Nashville, complete with a golf course, indoor water park, a remarkable atrium, and tons of other impressive amenities. It’s also an amazing place to host an elegant wedding with a guest list as large as you can dream it to be! If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate the next chapter of your love story, you’ll definitely want to think about a Gaylord Opryland wedding!
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 37214
Opryland Hotel first opened in 1977 with the intent to serve the influx of crowds coming to Nashville to visit the then-new Grand Ole Opry. In the decades since, it has grown tremendously with multiple expansions, renovations, and reimaginings, pivoting to meet the growing demand for corporate convention spaces and tourism. Today, the Opryland Hotel has nearly 2900 guest rooms, event space to accommodate up to 10,000 people, and remarkable amenities that make every stay a unique adventure.
When you host your wedding at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, you’ll be able to reserve a block of room for your guests. Staying onsite, friends and family will be able to enjoy indoor and outdoor pools. An 18-hole golf course, a spa, a fitness center, and multiple dining experiences. Attending a wedding has never been easier – or more entertaining!
With a space as large as the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, there are truly endless opportunities to curate the wedding of your dreams.
First things first, it’s worth noting that getting ready rooms are not included in their wedding bookings. Most wedding parties will book a stay in the hotel the night before. So they can take time to get ready in the comfort of their rooms.
When it comes to your ceremony, you can choose to exchange your vows in a variety of beautiful locations. If you’re envisioning a garden ceremony, you can say “I do” in front of a backdrop of beautifully manicured gardens or waterfalls within their breathtaking atrium. You’ll have all the beauty of an outdoor wedding with zero chance of inclement weather! Alternatively, you can host your ceremony indoors or outdoors at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links for a country club-inspired aesthetic. Another unique option is a sunset cruise wedding aboard the General Jackson Showboat riverboat.
You won’t have any issue finding a space for an elegant wedding reception at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Whether you’re inviting 50 guests or 5,000, there are plenty of ballrooms and event spaces to accommodate your entire guest list. One of their most popular (and most intimate) ballrooms is the Magnolia Ballroom, which can comfortably accommodate events with up to 250 people. Its ornate ceiling, magnificent crystal chandelier, and elegant wall paneling make it a space worthy of a fine gala or banquet – or an unforgettable wedding!
The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is absolutely massive, and the possibilities for gorgeous wedding photos are practically endless. The magnificent atrium, with its lush greenery and Southern-inspired fixtures within, is elegant and unique, perfect for intimate portraits or big group party shots. Additionally, features like elegant gazebos, fountains, and ornate brickwork look beautiful in pictures, too! The hotel’s grand staircases and elegant architecture throughout are incredible backdrops for gorgeous photos that you’ll treasure in your wedding album for the rest of your life.
One of the biggest perks of having your wedding at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel is that, upon signing your contract, you’ll be assigned an Event Manager who can help you coordinate every detail of your wedding day. They’ll assist with vendor and bridal party timelines, coordinate your event the day of, and make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Additionally, all food and beverages are handled in-house. But you coordinate your menu and bar offerings with their culinary team. So check in with their staff to see what other items and services are included in their wedding packages!
If you’re searching for a Nashville venue that offers you flexibility, capacity, and some extraordinary amenities, you’ll definitely want to consider a Gaylord Opryland wedding.
I’d love to help you capture every candid moment and meticulous detail of your wedding day as your photographer. So, let’s connect and make it happen!