Transform your wedding into a work of art at the Frist

  • ReceptionTurner Courtyard – Frame Tent

  • Photo courtesy of Nicola Harger Photography

  • Reception – Auditorium

  • Seated Rehearsal Dinner –Auditorium

  • Ceremony – Auditorium

  • Best Wishes Farewell – Grand Lobby

  • Reception – Grand Lobby

  • Photo credit:

  • Photo by CK Photos

  • Reception - Turner Courtyard Frame Tent 


Vast ceilings
Sweeping marble floors
Beautifully restored art deco details

The Frist Art Museum structure stands alone in Nashville as a historic, urban edifice rooted in streamlined 20th century elegance. The space offers a timeless Art Deco backdrop infused with the modern sensibilities of a thriving city. Located on the cusp of the downtown area, the building is an important cultural and historic landmark; its stripped classicist façade, soaring ceilings, and gleaming marble floors creating a sophisticated milieu for any event.

Here, wedding celebrations become a part of the rich cultural history of the center. It is a uniquely visual and sensory environment, making for a cultural and artful event, and memories of lifetime. Couples can elect to create a completely original wedding design, take inspiration from the splendid architecture, or be guided by the array of magnificent art in the Frist Art Museum’s galleries. Vows in the Grand Lobby, cocktails and dancing in the Turner Courtyard, dinner in the Grand Lobby. Whatever the vision, the Frist Art Museum’s visually rich backdrop as well as their full-service event planning capabilities, makes it an ideal setting a for your once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Despite the years of tradition, the space itself is modern and malleable and can be customized accommodate anything from intimate ceremonies to extravagant receptions with ease. The Frist Art Museum’s convenient location on Broadway puts guests in the center of one of the country’s most exciting and vibrant downtown atmospheres.

Set your imagination free. Whether envisioning a seated dinner reception, tented courtyard ceremony or something else entirely, the Frist Art Museum is a perfect location for the creation of a life experience that is artful, beautifully distinctive, and, above all, uniquely yours.

Below are several PDF files that show the various floor plans available for your wedding: 


For more information, please contact Karen Gwaltney, Special Events Director, at 615.744.3322 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Photo of wedding portrait in the art seco stairwell courtesy of Lifetime Weddings


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