Carnton Plantation is one of my favorite spots in Downtown Franklin. The mansion tells it's story as you walk around the grounds visiting the boxwood garden, peaceful back porch and trees so old they actually witnessed the Battle of Franklin. It's the perfect setting for a bride wanting an outdoor location with historic elegance and character in Franklin. There are several places that would make a beautiful location to have your ceremony -- the porch of the mansion, by the "witness tree" with the mansion as your backdrop, or in front of the artistic boxwood garden (my fav). If you are married in front of the giant tree or garden, the aisle you will walk down to meet your groom is a wisteria covered trellis along the garden's edge. After cocktail hour on the porch, your guests can explore the mansion (for an extra charge) before heading to your reception on the front lawn or in the Fleming Center. This venue can hold up to 500 guests depending on where your events are held. Visit Carnton Plantation online for more information: www.Carnton.org.
I have to add that if you've never visited and been on a tour of this beautiful mansion you are really missing out. The tour guides are incredible and the history at this place is just cool! Not to be gory, but something about seeing blood stained floors from amputations during a war almost 150 years ago just gives me chills. It's a must see for those of you living here and visiting.
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