Portraits & PHotography
Cheekwood charges a sitting fee for any professional photography or videography taken on the Cheekwood grounds; including bridal, family, senior pictures, and corporate groups.
Photography & Videography sessions must be booked in advance with the Special Events Department, please see additional info below or click here to fill out a Portrait Sitting Request Form.
Cheekwood is one of the premier Nashville settings for bridal and engagement portraits.
All photography sessions are in outside venues only and must be booked through the Rentals Department using attached portrait sitting request form. The client may use indoor facilities to change in but this must be booked through the Rentals Department. In order to reserve the date the client may prefer, the Rentals Department advises that they book in advance.
We offer one complimentary, non-weather related rescheduling. Each additional non-weather rescheduling is a $20 fee. Weather cancellations/ rescheduling can be made no more than 24 hours in advance.
The rental of Cheekwood spaces for events or portraits is considered a membership benefit which requires the person or group hosting the rental to hold a Cheekwood Dual Household level membership or above.
Click here to see Cheekwood Member benefits and levels.
Brides, families or other groups who hire photographers for Cheekwood sittings are considered the primary beneficiaries of the site rental. Photographers who hold memberships and take professional photographs of clients are not considered the primary beneficiary, and should direct their clients to Cheekwood Rentals and Catering for payment of membership and sitting fees.
If you are a bride renting a garden or facility for an event, your membership and sitting fee are included in your rental charge of the space.
If the bride or an immediate family member is not already a member of Cheekwood and no site has been rented, $230 sitting fee is required ($80 for a Dual Household Membership or above and $150 for the sitting fee).
If the bride or an immediate family member is already a member of Cheekwood at the Dual Household level or above, the sitting fee will be $150. If the existing membership is below the Dual Household level, the membership can be upgraded to the desired level.
Click here to fill out a Portrait Sitting Request Form.