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Belle Meade Plantation
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Belle Meade Plantation Mansion Tour
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Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents
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Self-Guided Tour of Belle Meade Plantation with Wine Tasting
Ranked #9 of 258 things to do in Nashville
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Owner description: Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site located in Nashville, TN. Established in 1807, Belle Meade was revered as the greatest thoroughbred stud farm in the United States. It was home to Iroquois,the first American bred horse to win the Epsom Derby and the great foundation sire,Bonnie Scotland,whose descendants include Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Native Dancer, Big Brown and California Chrome. Belle Meade was owned and operated by the Harding-Jackson family for nearly a century from 1807 until 1906. Today their home is restored to its turn of the century appearance along with several original outbuildings.
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Love the tour and the gentleman guide he was hilarious and extremely knowledgeable full of southern charm

Thank cindi k
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I'll be honest. The guide through the house made the entire visit a treat. I think his name was Rob, and he wove a story that had you thinking about horses and hidden silver and a hundred other things. He spoke to the adults of all ages in the tour but didn't forget the kids. It was an amazing historical tour of a southern plantation, the civil war and the raising of thoroughbreds in America. The grounds did not disappoint and there were excellent exhibits that allowed you to read a little history before you go on the mansion tour. I'd recommend doing it in that order. I would definitely go back and I would even take my kids. One of my favorite sites in Nashville.

Thank AMPWyo
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

WE debated on this and we were soooo happy we went! You will have the opportunity to take a guided walk through the BEAUTIFUL Belle Meade Plantaion. You can also walk around the property. Lots of photo ops if that's your thing. You will alsolearn about the well-known horses from the plantation’s history, Enquirer and Iroquois. Very cool stop. Don't miss it! Also there is no fee to walk around the grounds. Only if you plan to walk through plantation.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I've visited a number of historical sites, and this one is possibly the best. The buildings and furnishings are authentic - many donated from members of the original Harding-Jackson families; the grounds are beautiful and can be enjoyed for as long as you care to stay; and the admission cost is reasonable. Oh, and don't forget the winery with the wine-tasting that's included in the cost of admission. Given that a 501(c)3 organization runs this historic site, I felt very good about any monies spent there. (We, of course, purchased a bottle of wine from the winery, plus some hand-made jams from the gift shop.) We were also fortunate to have Rob as our mansion tour guide; his knowledge and enthusiasm added greatly to the information we learned regarding the history of Belle Meade and its original owners and occupants. Thanks for a great job, Rob!

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Belle Meade Plantation is not only a historic site listed on the National Registry, but they offer a space like none other in the greater Nashville area. They also now have a vineyard with wine tasting, which is a big plus for me.

Linda, the facility coordinator is full of positive energy and enthusiasm. She goes to great lengths to communicate with clients from the initial contact for date availability information all the way through the process. She comes very highly recommended in the "wedding business community" and when I first interacted with her, it was obvious she knows her stuff.

The space itself reflects the historic nature of the Carriage House of the Belle Meade property with stone floors and wood beams throughout the room. The Carriage house accommodates approximately 110 people and has an option for a dance floor. A small breezeway connects (and can seat up to 100 tented) the Carriage House to other barn facility that is mainly utilized for overflow traffic. The barn is sometimes used for the marriage ceremony.

Without a doubt Belle Meade’s outdoor wedding space is a gorgeous backdrop for a warm wedding reception month. I was actually married in January. Linda assured me that heaters could be brought in but the space would be too segregated with tenting. As with any primarily outdoor space the cost in the winter is much better than summer. It is quite clear that Linda and her team at Belle Meade go to great lengths no matter the season. I recommend this venue for the locals and those looking for a plantation destination wedding site filled with a rich racing horse history.

Thank Kreszentia2013
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