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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive · Nashville, Tennessee 37214 USA

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Weddings

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Key Facts & FAQs

Your wedding should be perfect from beginning to end-including the planning process. We've brought together Frequently Asked Questions to help you get started.

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How do I come and look at the wedding venues?

Please complete our Request for Proposal to be contacted by someone from our Weddings Team. You may also make an appointment with a wedding sales manager by calling (615) 458-5653.

How many people can your venue handle for a wedding ceremony or reception?

We have hosted ceremonies and receptions for groups of every size, from 2 people to several thousand.

What are the times for weddings?
An afternoon wedding reception needs to end by 4 p.m.; evening wedding receptions begin at 6 p.m. Ceremony times can be adjusted to accommodate reception times. The latest an event may last until 12 midnight.

Can I have just my ceremony here?
During busier wedding months, we may require that you hold your reception with us. However, your Wedding Sales Manager may be able to offer you a ceremony-only event during certain dates and times.

We want to host everything in one location. Can you handle a bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch?
Yes, we have many options for venues for each of these events. We can create a different experience for your guests at each one, or tie all of them together with a common theme. We can provide special menus or customize a menu to fit your tastes.

When do we decide on all the details for our wedding?
Your Wedding Event Manager will arrange the details with you 2-3 months prior to your event.

Do you have onsite wedding planners and coordinators? Can I bring in my own?
Upon signing a contract with us, you will be assigned a Wedding Event Manager who will discuss details such as the setup and menu with you. It is strongly recommended you bring in a Wedding Coordinator to assist with vendor and bridal party timelines, rehearsal run-through, and handle the on-site coordination of your wedding and/or reception.

I am out of state and worried about planning long distance. Are you able to help me?
Absolutely. Our Wedding Sales Managers will work with you closely through email, phone and mail to make sure all the details are covered.

What vendors are included?
Wedding packages do not include any vendors. You are responsible for booking your officiant, florist/decorator, photographer, videographer and music for both the ceremony and reception.

Your Wedding Event Manager can provide a list of recommended vendors, or you are welcome to bring in your own vendors. In addition, Gaylord Opryland offers award-winning florists to handle your floral needs.

Are there any photography restrictions?

We reserve the privilege of scheduling photography sessions for wedding portraits for brides hosting their wedding at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Attractions.

How is parking handled?

Self-parking is offered at a reduced rate for the guests attending the wedding ceremony/reception. Valet parking is also available.

Is a rehearsal for the ceremony included?

We allot a 1-hour rehearsal time for weddings with 50 guests or more. The rehearsal is generally held the day before the ceremony.

Where does the wedding party get dressed?

Most wedding parties prefer to book a stay the night before the wedding so they can get ready in the comfort of their rooms.

Can I taste the food before I decide on a menu?

A menu tasting for up to 4 people is available for couples planning a banquet reception for 100 or more guests at Gaylord Opryland Resort and our attractions.

Can we bring in our own caterer?
Due to liability policies, Gaylord Opryland Resort must provide all food and beverage, including the wedding cake. Whether you desire an intimate or elaborate reception, we can tailor menus to your wishes.

What about bar packages?

Bar packages are available in addition to your wedding menu. However, this can be customized if you do not want to offer alcohol, prefer to add signature cocktails or upgrade to premium alcohol.

How much does it cost to have a wedding with Gaylord Opryland?

Each wedding is different, and exact pricing is determined by date, location and time of day. All ceremony locations have a rental fee. Reception rental fees will be waived if the ceremony is hosted at Gaylord Opryland Resort or our attractions. A minimum food and beverage expenditure is required for each wedding reception.

Is there special pricing for children?

Reduced pricing is available for wedding guests under age 12.

What is the deposit and payment schedule?

A signed contract and a 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date. Half (50%) of the estimated bill is due 3 months prior to the event, and a full estimated payment of the event is due 30 days prior to your wedding

What forms of payments are acceptable?
Credit cards, checks or cash are accepted. (A personal check cannot be accepted for the final payment.) A credit card authorization form must be completed prior to the event for any additional charges.

Are overnight accommodations available for my guests?

Yes, rooms may be reserved for your guests at a special rate. The bride and groom receive complimentary accommodations for their wedding night.

What options are available to keep my out of town guests entertained?

We can help you explore numerous entertainment options with Gaylord Opryland and its attractions and assist you with making reservations for various activities. Options include Relâche Spa, Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Wildhorse Saloon, General Jackson Showboat, the legendary Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and more.

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