1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720536.085836 -86.869236
2011 August Wedding at Cheekwood
Our daughter was recently married at Cheekwood. It was magical and we could not have asked for a better experience. From the first appointment to the loading of our cars when it was over was flawless. We believe that this is due to having an amazing staff and the events planner, Jenny Fyke. The ceremony was in the Wills Garden and the reception was at the Frist Learning Center. After our first meeting with Jenny, we never looked back. We knew we had made the perfect choice and that we would not be disappointed. The presentations, the detailed explanations, and the extra efforts were exactly what we needed during this exciting time. As the mother of the bride I was confident that it would be just what our daughter wanted and that Jenny, Robin and the rest of the Cheekwood staff would take care of us and any need we expressed. The food was amazing and we have had so many compliments about that evening and how perfect it was. Thank you for making Jennifer and Marc
DON'T GET MARRIED HERE!!! RIP OFF!! – WHAT A RIP OFF!!!! We will soon be having our wedding at cheekwood, and i feel the need to tell anyone planning a wedding to STAY AWAY!!! I can't even begin to explain all the MANY ways in which cheekwood tried to rip us off. From nickel-and-diming us to death, to telling us certain things would be free, and then trying to charge for them on the back end, it was all a GIANT scam! I'm so pissed at these people that I highly doubt i'll ever even visit cheekwood again....lets just say they'd have to host one hell of an art show to get any more of my money.
2. They said in the initial planning phases that we would have use of the piano for the reception and that it is "tuned regularly". The week before the wedding, in the midst of the last minute planning and stress, they told us that "if we're planning on using the piano, we should get it tuned".
Wedding Reception Venue – In planning a wedding reception in Nashville, Cheekwood seemed a logical, beautiful choice for a wedding reception. The website was helpful; prices for use of the property were clearly posted, within my budget and easy to research prior to scheduling an appointment with one of the Consultants. I scheduled an appointment, interested in touring the facilities, and already convinced that this would be a wonderful facility at which to host a reception. We arrived one afternoon and waited in the office for our consultant, K., who arrived late to our scheduled appointment. This individual was extraordinarily rude, condescending, and patronizing for the next hour of our meeting with her. She consistently talked "over" both of us, told us that we would not be able to afford placing a tent in a specific area of Cheekwood (This was well within our budget), and despite multiple attempts to merely be social and gain what we hoped to gain at this meeting (an expert's assistance with planning our wedding reception at their lovely facility), we finally left after she continued to evade our questions and directly insult us. I am from the Boston area, and find Southern social graces a lovely change from direct, sometimes harsh atmosphere there, and am not one to leave "with hurt feelings". Despite this, I have ever witnessed such a lack of professional behavior, and am still shocked that from a PR standpoint, the organization can treat individuals in this manner. Having left our Consultant, K., we immediately decided that despite the beauty of Cheekwood, we could never entrust such a sweet, important day to this individual, her colleagues, and an organization who allows her to practice her profession openly in such a manner. My greatest regret was that she had treated my wonderful Mother with terrible disdain. I will never recommend Cheekwood to anyone planning a private event.
Very Unprofessional – If you want to plan a wedding, PLEASE, do yourself a favor and go elsewhere. Me and my fiance had a scheduled appointment to tour the facility. When we arrived, the representative completely forgot about it so instead of rescheduling it, she handed us a map and told us to view it ourselves. Her excuse was "we are so busy". I guess you really wouldn't call it a tour if no one showed us around. So, we viewed the reception area and the receptionist tried to brush us off! The feeling was not so welcoming at all.
Try again in spring 2008 – For Mother?s Day we traveled 120 miles to Cheekwood for the first time. And there is no way I was able to see the grandeur of the spectacular gardens. What a terrible spring! The week of freezing temperatures damaged so many budding plants across our fine state. This undoubtedly is no fault of Cheekwood. However, I was terribly disappointed in the mansion. I expected the furnishings to still be in place. I like that feel to be taken back in time to a quieter and elegant time. To view the family portraits and priceless artifacts. See The Adsmore in Princeton Kentucky for an amazing turn back in time.
Best place for SPRING – Spring is here! There are beautiful flowers everywhere. This is the perfect place for a long walk or to just read a book.
The faberge exhibit is so cool. I'd like one of those in my easter basket.
My friend got married at Cheekwood last year and it was so pretty, I'm glad I came back to enjoy it.
It's a fantasyland for horticulturists and a peaceful respite for art and plant lovers. – In Short
The former estate of the Cheek family (think Maxwell House coffee fortune) perches on a hill surrounded by splendorous Warner Parks. The Georgian mansion houses Nashville's premier art museum, including regular collections of paintings, silver and porcelain. Outside, the sprawling botanical gardens include a Japanese garden, an herb garden, two perennial gardens, a color garden, water garden, seasons garden and wildflower garden. Each year, the museum and gardens attract more than 170,000 visitors.
Well worth a membership – This is one of the most tranquil and wonderful places in the area, and what's perhaps best about it is it captures so many different kinds of relaxing things. From the Japanese gardens -- certainly a definitive soothing experience! -- to the Sculpture Trail, and with many types of gardens and art exhibits in between, there's something to relax everyone, or if you're in need of mental stimulation, you can get that, too, from the art exhibits.
i love this place.! – i came hear on a day w/ beautiful eather and walked around the grounds, the japanese garden was amazing, so was the Bamboo forest, i absolutley loved that the best, the house was neat inside too....definatley recomenned, very cool
nice – A great mix of ourdoorsy and art. Nice facilities and well spread out.
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