As photographers we love shooting destination weddings. Until recently when we thought about destination weddings we thought about traveling to Mexico, California, Florida or Italy. Now more and more of our brides and grooms are coming from out of state to have their weddings right here in Nashville, TN. Here are a few of the reasons our couples are choosing Nashville for their destination wedding location and we think you should too!

1) Nashville’s Central Location

Logistically many of our couples choose Nashville because it is close to many of their family and friends. Even if they no longer live here it is a great place to return to and with the easy access to our airport, downtown and hotels it makes it very convenient for your guests who may also be coming from out of town.


2) Southern Hospitality

Everyone is just so nice here! And you can’t mention southern hospitality without talking about the food and the people who prepare it. There are so many great caterers, chefs and restaurants here in Nashville, TN. The diversity of food you can get here is amazing, but you can’t go wrong with bbq, sweet tea or any dish that features bacon in the south. 

3) Magnificent Venues

Loveless Cafe, Scarritt Bennett, Gaylord Opryland, Hutton Hotel, Cedarwood, OZ and Belle Meade Plantation just to name a few.  My favorite part is the diversity in venues that we have here in Nashville.  We truly have something for every style here.


4) Rich Culture and History

With attractions like the Ryman, Frist and Parthenon there is a reason Nashville holds the moniker of “The Athens of The South.” These beautiful locations lend themselves to great locations for your ceremony, reception or portraits as well as great entertainment for you guests.

Nashville is also known as the country music capital of the world and no trip to Nashville would be complete without a trip down music row or a visit to the honky-tonks on Broadway. The music scene and attractions stretch well beyond country music and on pretty much any night of the week you can find a bar with live musicians that will be playing your favorite style of music.


5) Great Vendors

This brings us right back to the Southern hospitality. Having down weddings in many parts of the world I can tell you that we have some of the best, most talented and caring wedding vendors here in Nashville, TN. From the planners, to the venue coordinators, florists and everything else in-between that you need to pull off your very own Nashville dream wedding we have it and more.


If you are thinking about Nashville as the destination for your wedding we would love to talk to you and help answer any questions you might have. Celladora Wedding Photography is a team of premier wedding photographers that are available for destination weddings all over the world as well as in their home town of Nashville, TN.