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Elopement Weddings at Skinner Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center

We celebrate and affirm love at Skinner Chapel! If you are looking for an elopement, intimate wedding or vow renewal in the Nashville area, Skinner Chapel is an ideal option for your elopement ceremony.

We have the following two options at Skinner Chapel.

Skinner Chapel Friends & Family Elopement $650.00

The Skinner Chapel Friends & Family Elopement includes up to one-hour use of Skinner Chapel for your elopement wedding or renewal of vows ceremony. The chapel includes 20 chairs for guest seating and a small chancel area with an altar table.  The standing wedding party is limited to couple, the officiant and two attendants, due to space constraints. Rich Events includes the officiant and a coordinator for the ceremony. Upon booking, Rev .Rich will provide the couple with an extensive ceremony samples document to help plan the wording for the ceremony. Rich Events also provides recorded music for the ceremony which includes a very extensive library of songs or will allow the couple to hire live musicians (guitar or violin preferred, harp is allow, keyboards prohibited). Outside ministers are not permitted. Outside wedding coordinators are not permitted. Professional photography is restricted to two Rich Events-approved companies. Guests are always permitted to take pictures with smart phones or personal cameras.  The cost of hiring the photographers and the booking process is separate from the chapel booking. The cost of hiring a live musician would be separate from the Rich Events fee.

Ceremonies are restricted to Skinner Chapel itself. Photos may be taken in the chapel and in limited sections of the Scarritt Bennett Center campus grounds, under the direction of the Rich Events officiant-in-charge and coordinator. Ceremonies may be booked no more than 2 months in advance but with no less than 3 business days notice, subject to availability of both Rich Events personnel and the chapel. All bookings for the Skinner Chapel Friends & Family Elopement are booked exclusively through Rich Events. The Rich Events officiant and staff will enforce all Scarritt Bennett Center rules and regulations which include but are not limited to prohibitions on smoking, alcohol and the use of sparklers as well as other similar products.

Skinner Chapel is a lovely but small chapel. Neither bridal party nor guests are permitted to change clothes before or after the ceremony on property as Scarritt Bennett Center does not provide changing rooms for Skinner Chapel weddings. Due to the limited time of the rental and the size of the chapel, decorations and flowers should be limited and discussed in advance, subject to approval by Rich Events. Any live musicians hired to play will have to be in the vestibule just outside the chapel entrance.

Please review the rental contract for complete details.

Skinner Friends & Family Elopement PDF

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Skinner Chapel Getaway Elopement $350.00

The Skinner Chapel Getaway Elopement includes up to 30 minutes use of Skinner Chapel for your elopement wedding or renewal of vows ceremony. The couple is permitted to bring up to 6 witnesses, but non are required on the Tennessee Marriage License. The ceremony is officiated by Rev. Brandon Rich of Rich Events or one of his associates. Outside ministers are not permitted.

Professional photography is restricted to two Rich Events-approved companies. The cost of hiring the photographers and the booking process is separate from the chapel booking. Music is not permitted in Getaway Elopements. Witnesses are permitted to take photos with smartphones or personal cameras.

Ceremonies are restricted to Skinner Chapel itself plus an exterior option on the steps of the Strothers Meeting House, subject to availability due to campus activities and weather conditions. Photos may be taken in the chapel and in limited sections of the Scarritt Bennett Center campus grounds, under the direction of the Rich Events officiant-in-charge. Ceremonies may be booked no more than 2 months  in advance but with no less than 3 business days notice, subject to availability of both Rich Events personnel and the chapel. All bookings for the Skinner Chapel Getaway Elopement are booked exclusively through Rich Events. The Rich Events officiant will enforce all Scarritt Bennett Center rules and regulations which include but are not limited to prohibitions on smoking, alcohol and the use of sparklers as well as other similar products.

Please review the reservation request form for complete details.

Skinner Chapel Getaway Elopement PDF


Photography & Officiating Services

All Friends & Family and Getaway elopement ceremonies at Skinner Chapel are officiated by Rev. Brandon Rich of Rich Events or one of his associate ministers. Outside officiants are not permitted.

Professional photography for Friends & Family and Getaway Elopements is restricted to the following companies approved by Rich Events. Couples must contact each approved photography companies directly to check prices and availability. The cost of photos is separate from the cost of Rich Events elopement packages.

Dak Alley Productions

615.506.5739 | DakAlley@yahoo.com | www.DakAlley.com 

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Nashville Wedding Collection

615.800.7757  info@nashvilleweddingcollection.com | www.nashvilleweddingcollection.com/nashville-elopements

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Contact & Booking

 All elopements at Skinner Chapel are booked in advance, exclusively through Rich Events. Reservations are required. Reservations will be accepted up to 2 months in advance of the wedding, subject to availability of Rich Events personnel and the venue. Due to booking practices between Scarritt Bennett Center and Rich Events, we are not usually able to offer bookings with less than 3 days notice. The Rich Events officiant and staff will enforce all Scarritt Bennett Center campus rules and regulations which include but are not limited to prohibitions of alcohol, smoking and use of sparklers and other potentially hazardous items.
 Rev. Brandon Rich, Rich Events

                                              615.305.2021 (Cell)   | 615.346.0157 (Fax) | brandon@richevents.org           www.RichEvents.org 

We welcome couples who want to celebrate their love here at Rich Events! If you have questions that have not been answered on the website, please contact us. For inquiries after 9:00 PM and before 8:00 AM, please send an email or text message.

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