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Skinner Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee

Skinner Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN – Elopements by Rich Events

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 options at Skinner Chapel.

Skinner Chapel Friends & Family Elopement

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 Rich Events-approved companies which are listed in the contract. Guests are always permitted to take pictures with smartphones or personal cameras, but we do provide direction to personal photography.   The cost of hiring the photographers and the booking process is separate from the Rich Events 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. Ceremony bookings are 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 venue. 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. Rich Events will provide one preview visit prior to booking the Friends & Family Elopement if requested, which must be scheduled and conducted by Rev. Rich according to his availability. Due to the restrictions on time and space in the chapel and in this package, we encourage our brides and grooms to see each other before the ceremony. This is not a requirement, but a very strong suggestion based in years of experience.

If you choose to hire approved photographers, we encourage our couples to ask their guests to refrain from taking pictures during the ceremony. This can be very disruptive and can ruin many pictures by the professional photographer when a guest’s smartphone or tablet “photo bombs” the moment.

The fee for this package booked 60 days in advance or less is $650.00

The fee for this package booked 61 days or more in advance is $725.00

Please review the rental contract below for complete details.

Skinner Chapel Friends and Family Elopement Wedding Contract 2018

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Skinner Chapel Getaway Elopement 

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 none 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 Rich Events-approved companies which are listed on the contract. The cost of hiring the photographers and the booking process is separate from the Rich Events 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. 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 bookings are 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. 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.

Rich Events does not provide preview visits or planning meetings for the Getaway Elopement or the Just Married Elopement.

The fee for this package booked 60 days in advance or less is $350.00

The fee for this package booked 61 days in advance or more is $375.00

Please review the reservation request form below for complete details.

Skinner Chapel Getaway Elopement Reservation Form 2018


Skinner Chapel Just Married Elopement

The Skinner Chapel Just Married Elopement includes up to 15 minutes use of Skinner Chapel for your booking. The Just Married Elopement is intended as a brief legal ceremony just for the couple. No guests or witnesses are allowed.  No music is allowed. No decorations are allowed. Only Rich Events-approved photographers are allowed. The officiant will take a few pictures with the couple’s smartphone or camera inside the chapel after the marriage license is signed if one of the approved photographers is not hired.  This package is for couples who want to be married legally in a lovely setting with minimal cost and minimal planning.

This package is designed for couples who want to elope with more than a courthouse ceremony, but less than the other options we have at Rich Events. This package may be booked no more than 60 days in advance of the wedding date. This package is subject to availability of both Rich Events personnel and the venue. Due to the low cost of this package, no exceptions will be made to any of its rules and regulations.

Rich Events does not provide preview visits or planning meetings for the Getaway Elopement or the Just Married Elopement.

The fee for this package is $150.00.

Please review the reservation request form below for complete details.

Skinner Chapel Just Married Elopement 2018

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Photography & Officiating Services

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

Professional photography for Friends & Family, Getaway and Just Married elopements is restricted to the following companies approved by Rich Events. Couples must contact each approved photography companies directly to check prices and availability. Please use the contact information that we provide here on the website and on our reservation forms and contracts. We have had confusion when couples try to search for the vendors on their own. The cost of photos is separate from the cost of Rich Events elopement packages.

Dak Alley Productions

615.600.2387 | DakAlley@yahoo.com | www.DakAlley.com 

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Elopements of Nashville

615.448.8407  ElopementsNashville@gmail.com  | https://www.elopementsnashville.com

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Other Recommended Vendors

If you are working on other elements of your wedding day and need additional recommendations for vendors, please click here to follow a link to our list of vendors which is on the website of one of our partner venues.

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Contact, Location & Booking

 All elopements at Skinner Chapel are booked in advance, exclusively through Rich Events. Reservations are required. Reservations for Friends & Family Elopements and Getaway Elopements are available at lower fees when booked 60 days in advance or less. Reservations for these two packages are available at higher fees if booked 61 days or more in advance.
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The Just Married Elopement is only available for short-term bookings, no more than 60 days in advance.
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All three Rich Events elopement packages at Skinner Chapel are subject to the availability of both Rich Events personnel and the venue, therefore no drop-in ceremonies are permitted. All ceremonies must be requested and booked in advance.
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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.
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Please note that Rich Events must have personnel available in order to book one of our three elopement packages. Clients should also check the availability or our approved photographers before booking one of our packages if photography is a consideration.
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Please note that you must have a current Tennessee Marriage Licence in hand when you arrive for your wedding ceremony. The Davidson County Clerk in Nashville is the closest county clerk to  Rich Events. Their website is NashvilleClerk.com.
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Skinner Chapel is located in Fondren Hall at Scarritt Bennett Center
Free parking is located behind Fondren Hall in Scarritt Benett Center Parking Lot A
Rev. Brandon Rich, Rich Events

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

Please note that Rich Events is based out of Belmont Mansion and conducts all bridal meetings by appointment only. The mailing address for Rich Events is as follow:

Rich Events
1831 12th Aveune South, Suite 431
Nashville, TN 37203

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 9:00 AM, please send an email or text message.

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Rev. Rich has written a memoir about his early life and many of his adventures in the wedding business. The book released on August 15, 2018.  For more information about this book and Rev. Rich’s other work in publishing, please visit BrandonRichBooks.com.

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