Transform your special day into a work of art

Wedding ceremonies, engagements, elopements,
rehearsal dinners, receptions, and more!

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 cultural history of the museum. 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 for your once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Despite the years of tradition, the space itself is modern and malleable and can be customized to 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.


Grand Lobby

Turner Courtyard

Floor plans

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

Wedding planning services available.

Photo at top: Nicola Harger Photography

The Frist shop is stocked with specialty items for the holidays.
If you purchase a new Frist Art Museum membership on-site at the museum, you will receive a special 20% discount on items purchased in the gift shop the day that membership is purchased.