Frequently Asked Rental Questions

Do you provide tables, chairs, linens, etc?
Tables & Chairs are limited therefore they are only included with Creek House Rentals or Entire Site Rentals only. Linens are not included. For more information, contact the Director of Events & Marketing:

Can I serve alcohol? 
Yes, the Sam Davis Home permits the serving of beer, wine, and champagne so long as a licensed bartender is serving. 

Can we bring our own food/vendors?
You are welcome to bring your own food or use any vendor you prefer. Parties of 50 or less guests are not required to provide SDH with insurance coverage for food. Parties of 51 or more guests are required to provide SDH with a certificate of insurance listing SDH as additionally insured for $1,000,000 per occurrence for each vendor. If you are providing the food yourself for 51 or more guests, you are required to attain this policy from your insurance provider. These must be submitted one month or more prior to the event date. Please see our policies (provided upon booking) for further information. 

What if it rains?
SDH is limited on indoor/covered space. For parties of 50-100 guests, we can usually accommodate your guests in indoor and/or covered spaces. For parties larger than 100 guests, we recommend having a tent rented or on standby. (Which we have vendors who provide discounts to Sam Davis clients.

Is there enough parking?
SDH has paved/grass lots to accommodate 100 cars. If your party needs additional parking, please notify the events manager at least one month prior to the event date so that our lawn care company can cut more acreage. 

Is the Historic Home available to rent?
The Historic Home is not available to rent as a party/wedding space. It is, however, able to be opened for tours during parties or weddings for an additional fee. This gives your guests an opportunity to take a self-guided ground floor tour of the home with two site interpreters present to answer questions. 

The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is a Nonprofit Site Governed by the Sam Davis Memorial Association


The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 37167


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