Wedding Ceremony & Reception Rental


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The Sam Davis Home is pleased to have been voted a Finalist for the 2014 Ruthies Awards for Favorite Wedding Venue! 

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Wedding Rental Policies

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Bridal Portraits

Photo Courtesy of Twila's Photography

Family Photos

Photo Courtesy of Kristen Archer Photography

Prom Photo Shoot

Photo courtesy of Nyk + Cali Wedding Photography

With payment of a photography fee, photography sessions are allowed on the grounds of the Sam Davis Home plantation year-round and yield incredibly breathtaking photographs. Buttercups, irises, and lilies fill the property in spring, the summer provides lots of greenery,  in the fall, the grounds explode with colors as our many tree species change into yellows, oranges, and reds, and as fall turns to winter, our cotton field blooms with beautiful white bolls. Our property covers over 160 acres and provides an endless amount of backdrops for your special photos. 


When is the Site Available for Photo Shoots?

Typically, the site is available any time Monday through Friday during business hours.  The site is also available on Saturdays provided there is no wedding that day. Please call to confirm that we won't be hosting an event, wedding, or field trip on your desired day. The site is available after hours with 3 full business days notice, pending a staff member is available to cover it. After hours shoots require pre-payment, whereas during business hours shoots can be paid upon arrival. 

What is the Videography Policy?

We welcome videographers to come out and shoot at the site! We do, however, need to receive board approval in order to confirm any videography session. Please email with as many details about your film as possible, as well as a shoot date and time. Board approval typically takes 2-5 weeks, so please contact us as early as possible in order to ensure approval prior to the date you hope to film. 

What are the Check In Procedures?

All photo shoots must check in at the visitor center.  You will then pay (if not pre-paid), sign a photography code of conduct, and check out a photo shoot badge, intended to be visible for the duration of your shoot. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your shoot to fill out all necessary paperwork and pay your fee.We do require that you leave your ID or something of value with us at the desk until you check out and return the photo shoot badge. The badge is intended to help staff know who is on the property and what the purpose is. It will prevent you from being disturbed during your shoot. 

Other questions? Please visit the Photography Policies and Photography FAQs below for further information about Photo Shoots at SDH, then call 615-459-2341 to speak to our Events & Marketing Manager.

Photography Fees

During business hours: $25

Outside business hours: $25 + $10 per hour (beginning at closing regardless of time of shoot)

Access to the Creek House for storage & changing areas: $15 per half hour. Visitor Center restrooms are not available for changing. 

Videography Fees

Determined on a case by case basis. Please contact us at or 615-459-2341 for more information. Please contact us as soon as possible, as board approval typically takes 2-5 weeks.


Photography Policies

Photography FAQs

For more information about our party rentals or photography shoots, please email our events manager at For information about wedding rentals, please visit our wedding website, then contact our events manager via the email application there. 


Thank you for your interest in the Historic Sam Davis Home!