Cheekwood Ticket Policy

General Admission Ticket Details

  • Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final. 
  • Tickets may be transferred to another date and are subject to a transfer processing fee per ticket based. 
  • Admission is required for ALL guests, including kids under 2.  
  • Discounts cannot be stacked; only one discount per order.  
  • General admission tickets are not valid for special events, including Spring Art Hop, El Día de los Muertos and Holiday LIGHTS. Special Event tickets must be purchased. 
  • Complimentary passes are not valid during special events, including Spring Art Hop, El Día de los Muertos, Chihuly Nights and Holiday LIGHTS 
  • Cheekwood members receive free admission but tickets are required for certain special events and programs, like Spring Art Hop, El Día de los Muertos, Chihuly Nights and Holiday LIGHTS 
  • Reciprocal membership discount is not valid for special events, including Spring Art Hop, El Día de los Muertos, Chihuly Nights and Holiday LIGHTS

Holiday LIGHTS Event Ticket Details

Holiday LIGHTS Event Ticket Details  

  • Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final.  
  • Tickets may be transferred to another date and are subject to a transfer processing fee per ticket.  
  • Tickets purchased at the gate are subject to a $5.00 per ticket processing fee; including all event ticket packages.  
  • Tickets are required for ALL guests, including kids under 2. 
  • Each ticket is valid for one use on the selected night only. 
  • You must show your ticket to enter the event (tickets can be printed or scanned on a smart phone) 
  • Guests must arrive within the designated time slot selected at time of purchase.  
  • Reciprocal membership discount is not valid for this special event.  
  • Complimentary admission passes are not valid for this special event unless the pass specifically states Holiday LIGHTS. 
  • Military and first responder 50% discount on Monday nights is valid onsite only with ID for immediate family members (up to 5 people). 
  • Cheekwood Member receive a discount per ticket based upon membership level. If the Cheekwood membership is a Family One, Family Two or Contributing Level you will receive five discounted youth tickets.
  • Ticket packages, including Merry and Bright and Family Lights Pack, are not available for purchase on-site after 4:00 PM daily.


The event will be held rain or shine, and no refunds will be issued as a result of inclement weather while the event remains open.  If, however, the event is closed or postponed due to severe weather, ticket holders will be offered a transfer or refund.  


Membership Discount

Membership Discount  

Guests may present receipt for a discount on a year-round Cheekwood membership if purchased on the same day as entry. Redeemable in person at Visitor Services. Valid on receipt date only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. 

During special events a different membership promotion may be offered. Please check on-site promotional signage for the applicable offer. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. 

Membership Online Discounts  

In order to access applicable Member Discounts for tickets, workshops, camps, you must first click Sign In/Register on the ticketing page and enter the e-mail address and password associated with your Cheekwood membership. Discounts are based upon your membership level. Your discount will be reflected on the final payment page in the shopping cart.   



Cheekwood is committed to making its exhibitions, programs and services as accessible as possible, and is actively working to make its grounds and facilities more user-friendly. However, due to the historic nature of much of the gardens and mansion, some areas may present challenges to those in wheelchairs, or who have difficulty walking or climbing.  

Cheekwood provides manually operated wheelchairs as a courtesy to our guests. They are available on a first come, first served basis and can be checked-out from the Visitor Services Center. 


Parking is located on-site at Cheekwood. Please use our main entrance located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN 37205. Security will direct you to available parking upon arrival.  A limited number of accessible parking spaces are reserved in Parking Lot A, please notify security if you need assistance. Shuttles available upon request.  


Photographs and/or video might be taken at any Cheekwood event for use in Cheekwood marketing initiatives, including in news materials, promotional materials, on the web and other properties. Please be aware that by entering Cheekwood and by your presence at the event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded without financial compensation. 

Photography is allowed in most locations at Cheekwood. Temporary exhibitions may limit photography privileges. Tripods and flash photography are not permitted in the Mansion. Cheekwood charges a sitting fee for any pre-planned or posed photography or videography.  

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed at Cheekwood at any time*: 

  • Tobacco products, including e-cigarettes  
  • Any source of fire including but not limited to camp stoves, candles, tiki torches and barbecue pits 
  • Alcohol 
  • Bags (exceeding 16 x 16 8) inside the Historic Mansion and Museum
  • Drones 
  • Glass Containers 
  • Hoverboards 
  • Scooters  
  • Bicycles  
  • Laser Pointers 
  • Selfie Sticks in the Mansion  
  • Throwing Items; including but not limited to balls and frisbees  
  • Strollers and Baby carries into the Mansion (Baby carriers on the body are permitted when worn in the front) 
  • Tripods in the Mansion  
  • Guns, Weapons and/or Knives (with or without a permit)
  • Dogs are only permitted during special dog events including Dogs and Dogwoods, Dog Nights of Summer, Halloween Pooch Parade and Dog Photos with Santa.

* This list is subject to change without prior notice based on the decision of the operators of the venue.  

Historic Mansion & Museum Guidelines

 Please refrain from the following while visiting the Historic Mansion and Museum: 

  • Touching the fine art, decorative art (including furniture), and exhibited objects and casework.
  • Bringing food and drink into the mansion. 
  • Using flash photography 
  • Bringing strollers into the mansion. 
  • Baby carriers (Baby carriers on the body are permitted when worn in the front) 
  • Bringing large bags, purses, luggage. We recommend storing these items in your vehicle during your visit. 
  • Taking cell phone calls. Cell phones may be used for non-flash photography. 
  • Using pens, colored pencils, oil paints, charcoal, watercolors or easels. All visitors are permitted to sketch in the Museum of Art on paper not to exceed 12” x 18” and with lead pencils only. If individuals need to sharpen their pencils, they must use their own containers to collect the shavings. 


Additional Guidelines


The event may include bright lights, music, and other elements which may affect those susceptible to audible or photo sensitivities.    

For the safety of our guests and the environment:  

  • Cheekwood is a smoke-free environment. 
  • With the exception of specific dog-centric events including Dog Photos with Santa, Dogs and Dogwoods, Dog Nights of Summer, and Halloween Pooch Parade, only certified service animals are permitted; pets must stay at home.  
  • Good walking shoes are recommended. 
  • Visitors are only permitted on paved walkways, mulched trails and mown lawn areas. 
  • There are several areas where wheelchairs and strollers are not accessible. Accessibility maps are available at Visitor Services. 
  • Picnics are permitted in designated areas in the gardens. 
  • Cheekwood is not responsible for lost, stolen or unattended items or property on its campus 
  • Outside alcohol is not permitted. Beverages can be purchased on-site at Café 29 or temporary bars.  


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