Wedding Ceremony & Reception Rental

The historic site provides numerous backdrops for an unforgettable wedding ceremony and/or reception. With sites offered on the porch and front lawn of the historic house, by the creek, in front of the barn, in the foreground of the cotton field, amongst the trees, and throughout the garden grounds, there is certain to be a space that fits with your imagining, not to mention provide breathtaking photos!

In addition to the grounds, the Visitor Center, opened in November 2003, boasts a lobby, conference room, and covered veranda (complete with lights and fans!) that are available for use with all wedding packages. For smaller weddings, the Creek House is also an option with 750 square feet of heated/cooled space and a 15 x 25 foot deck overlooking Stewarts Creek.

Included with Ceremony & Reception Packages*

  • 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. rental of the property
  • Wedding ceremony in location of your choice
  • Wedding reception in location of your choice
  • Visitor Center lobby and conference room
  • Covered veranda with lights and ceiling fans
  • Full kitchen & kitchenette
  • Creek House available for Bridal Rooms
  • Education Building available for Groomsmen
  • Rocking chairs and picnic tables for your use
  • Endless variety of photo opportunities
  • One hour complimentary rehearsal the day before
  • Staff member on property at all times for emergencies and questions
  • Beer, wine and champagne permitted with licensed bartender
  • No preferred vendors
  • No photography fee for bridal portraits/engagement photos on property
  • Equipment rental deliveries allowed on Friday and pick-up allowed on Monday to lessen the day-of burdens and weekend fees
  • Complimentary Sam Davis Memorial Association Couple Membership for one year with rental fees of $1,000+
  • 2 complimentary Sam Davis Home wine glasses with rental fees of $1,000+

Couples who book their ceremony and reception within three business days of original meeting with event manager also receive use of the Museum and Theater for a Cocktail Hour for free! (a $200 value)


Optional Add-Ons

  • Additional rental time
  • Rehearsal dinner space
  • Cocktail hour tours of historic house with two guides available for questions
  • Cocktail hour self-guided museum tours
  • Cocktail hour self-guided museum tours & 36-seat theatre for showing of your own DVD/slideshow
  • All night self-guided museum tours
  • All night self-guided museum tours & 36-seat theatre for showing of your own DVD/slideshow

*Benefits vary for ceremony only or reception only rentals. For detailed information, please review our policies below.


Pricing

The Sam Davis Home offers a variety of affordable pricing options to accommodate any couple. Packages for weddings and/or receptions varies based upon the part of the property being used, the number of guests, and the optional add-ons listed above. Each package also has a separate refundable security deposit. For a more accurate price, please call or email our events manager with as many details of your wedding as possible. 

 

Wedding Rental Policies

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Photography

Bridal Portraits

Photo Courtesy of Twila's Photography

Family Photos

Photo Courtesy of Kristen Archer Photography

Prom Photo Shoot

Photo courtesy of Ken Robinson 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. In the month of March, buttercups bloom all over the property including an area deemed "Daffodil Hill." In the month of April, irises are in bloom along the pathways and surrounding the historic buildings. In the winter, the snow-covered fields and trees create a serene and peaceful atmosphere. And in the fall, the leaves cover every surface in vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges.


For day-of photo shoots during business hours, please check-in at the Visitor Center upon arrival and speak with a staff member at the Visitor Center for availability and to pay the $25 flat photography fee. The Visitor Center restrooms may not be used as changing rooms during business hours. If you need a space to change clothes, store props and equipment, or would like an indoor location to shoot, you may reserve the Creek House for up to two hours, if available, at a rate of $15 per half hour. To take photographs after business hours, you must schedule your session in advance and pre-pay the $25 fee plus $10 per hour outside business hours. Please contact our Events & Marketing Manager by phone at 615-459-2341 or by email below for questions or to schedule your session. All photographers and visitors, regardless of the purpose of the visit, MUST check-in at the Visitor Center upon entering the property and may not be on the property outside of business hours without prior permission. As private property, violators may be prosecuted for trespassing.


Photography Fees

During business hours: $25

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

Videography Fees

Determined on a case by case basis. Please contact us at events@samdavishome.org or 615-459-2341 for more information. 

 

Photography Policies

Photography FAQs