I had a lovely time photographing a beautiful and fairly intimate wedding at Historic Rock Castle and wanted to give them a shout out. The historic limestone house built in 1786 by settler, Daniel Smith, is the oldest house in Middle Tennessee, and housed his descendents for 200 years. Thanks to the efforts of grounds staff and local historians, the house has been restored to its original condition. The house backs up to beautiful Old Hickory Lake and sits on many lush green acres, surrounded by a quiet Hendersonville residential area. Nowadays, the historic lakeside property is used for group tours, community events, and has become one of the most popular Hendersonville wedding venues.

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Historic Rock Castle
Historic Rock Castle

 

The Rock Castle house boasts a beautiful lush garden.

Rock Castle garden

With this lovely lake as a canvas, how could you go wrong? This ceremony was under a tent because of slight drizzle that day.

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Very reminiscent of an old British village pub setting, inside the house.

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Because of the historic value of the house itself, there is limited access, but there is access to the gift shop for changing quarters, rest rooms, and other amenities that couples and their guests need. Ceremonies can be in front of the house, the lake, or anywhere on the grounds. There is a large covered pavilion for receptions. We put it to the test, as there was light rain all evening, no one got wet, and the catering was safe from the elements.

It’s a simple, but elegant facility, keep in mind it’s seasonal. But with the lovely gardens, historic house, and lake as a canvas, as well as some bank canvas, it’s easy to see why Rock Castle is one of the most popular Hendersonville wedding venues.