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1. How far in advance should I contract a date?

There are weeks that are more popular than others, but clients are encouraged to confirm as early as possible due to date demand at Cheekwood.

2. Can a date be held?
A date may be held for 7 business days with no money exchange. If the date is not contracted, it will be released at 5:00p.m. CST the last day of the hold.

3. May we bring in our own caterer?
Cheekwood will provide a list of required preferred caterers to meet your budget and personality.  Cheekwood is the exclusive licensed provider of alcoholic beverages on site; All beverage service must be provided by Cheekwood

4. Does Cheekwood provide event staffing?
Cheekwood provides and Event Supervisor to act as your Cheekwood contact during the event, as a problem solver and facilitator for your event as well as all bartenders and security personnel. All other staffing – Service/wait staff, bussers, culinary staff etc. are provided through the contracted caterer.

5. What if I cancel the date after I have signed a contract and paid?
You may move your event date without penalty pending availability; event deposits are non-refundable.

6. If I want to have a ceremony at Cheekwood, must I book a reception space as well?
All of our rental sites are available a la carte, you can do Ceremony Only, Reception Only or Both.

7. How much does it cost to have a wedding at Cheekwood?
Click here for a Sample estimate. 
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for Ceremony and Reception Site capacity and pricing.

8. Can I propose at Cheekwood? Do you offer any proposal packages?
Cheekwood is happy to have many happy couples get engaged at Cheekwood but we do not provide Proposal Packages. Guests may pay regular admission and propose anywhere on the grounds, picnics are permitted during regular business hours. To have professional photographers on property to catch the special moment, we do require that you fill out the Photo Session request form, and pay the associated fees. For more information about photography, please visit our “Portraits and Photography” section. After hours proposals, or special set ups (props, etc.) are not permitted at Cheekwood.

For additional information and to schedule a site visit, please contact the Special Events Office at 615.354.6377 or

Click here to visit our Special Events & Weddings Facebook page for photos and event information. 




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