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SKINNER CHAPEL 

Just Married Elopement

What to Expect 

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR BIG DAY

We are so excited you have chosen Elopements of Nashville & Rich Events to be a part of your big day! 

Below, you will find important information we have put together not only for you, but for you to share with your guests/family that may be attending

This information will help you prepare and get the most out of your package on your big day! 

ARRIVE ON TIME
&
Don't enter early

Please, make sure you and any guests know they need to arrive on time. Arriving early and waiting in the parking lot is ideal, that way everyone can come in at the start time. Entering the venue early is not permitted as we have multiple elopements daily and entering early will likely interrupt another couples ceremony. 

Have your Marriage license paperwork with you

Make sure you have your marriage license paperwork in hand and ready for Rev. Rich. He will need this in order to legally marry you.

cell phones
&
personal photo/video

All of our packages include professional photography, personal 

photography during the ceremony is not permitted, so as to ensure the couple gets the best possible photos! (No cell phones sticking up in pictures, flashes ruining their photos etc.)

Professional Video can be added to any package, however, those wishing to do a live video or other may do so from one cell phone. We supply a stand and have it placed for you to record from a location that won't intrude on the professional photos.

Leave 
on
time

Just as its' important you and any guests don't enter early, it's equally important you exit when your time has concluded. We are able to offer these amazing elopements in short time frames, for affordable prices because we have multiples a day. Please, be respectful of the timeframe so the next couple has just as amazing of an experience as you did.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A 15 MINUTE ELOPEMENT?

VENUE with up
to 4 guests

Skinner Chapel is a beautiful wedding chapel in the Music Row area of downtown Nashville. With stately architectural details this tiny, romantic, chapel makes for an ideal elopement venue. This package will have seating for 4.

OFFICIANT

Rev. Rich is a seminary-trained ordained minister and former pastor, and is possibly the most experienced Nashville wedding minister. He offers both religious and non - religious ceremonies. 

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Professional Photographer

  • Photos During Package Time

  • All Photos Professionally Edited

  • Private Online Gallery

  • Photo Print Release

WHAT DOES A 15 MINUTE ELOPEMENT LOOK LIKE?

ARRIVAL

Couple + any guests enter the chapel together at the start time, hand their Tennessee Marriage License paperwork to Rev. Rich and rings and bouquet to photographers. Rev. Rich verifies names with the couple while the photographers photograph the rings and bouquet before placing them on the alter for the ceremony. 

CEREMONY

Rev. Rich + Couple take their place at the altar and all guests take a seat. The ceremony generally lasts between 5-7 minutes. The photographer captures the ceremony.

PHOTOS

Following the ceremony the couple + guests will step into the room next door while the chapel is reset. Photographers will call the couple back in for formal pictures with their guests and finish with pictures of just the couple for the remainder of the package time inside the chapel. 

WHATNOT TO EXPECT WITH A 15 MINUTE ELOPEMENT?

 FIRST LOOKs
OR changing clothes

With a super condensed amount of time, first looks or separate entrance times aren’t a part of elopements. Our couples must arrive and depart in the same attire. We have a very specific routine that allows us to give our couples an amazing experience in a short period of time. It is helpful to let any friends and family that will be attending, know this in advance. 

 walking
down an aisle 

While walking down an aisle is a common practice at traditional weddings, this 15 minute package was created to be a very simple. The couple arrives with their guests and are placed in position at the alter for the ceremony, while guests take a seat. Again, it is helpful to let your friends and family that will be attending, know this in advance. 

 EXTRA TIME FOR PHOTOS or more guests

When you book your package, it includes access to the venue/grounds for that exact amount of time. Arriving early or staying late to take more photos is not permitted. We also have multiple back to back elopements a day, so it is important our clients arrive on time and leave on time. 

This package allows for 4 seated guests. Additional guests are not permitted.

 MUSIC

Music takes a good amount of coordination that can eat up a lot of time in a small package.

 Bridal Party

Bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other bridal party are an element of traditional weddings that elopements don't have. It also takes a considerable amount of time to coordinate.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO LEGALLY BE MARRIED IN TENNESSEE?

TN MARRIAGE LICENSE

The thought of running off and getting married spontaneously may be romantic, but it can't happen if you don't do the necessary prep work. You'll need a TN Marriage License if your planning to Elope in Nashville! Even if you're not a TN resident, you still need a TN marriage license. You can actually get your license at any county clerk in Tennessee.

Since most of our couples are staying in the Nashville area we have a link to the Davidson County Clerk above.

 

For out of the country destination elopements, please contact the clerk for details.

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DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HAIR, MAKEUP, LODGING AND RESTAURANTS?

HAIR + MAKEUP

All of the stylists at Harlow Salon specialize in bridal party hair and makeup.

 

They even offer a “Princess Package” where you can come in with your bridal party, and they serve brunch, mimosas, coffee, tea, and sodas; all while having a professional photographer capture your entire event on camera. All you have to do is come into the salon and RELAX.​

www.harlowsalon.com

RESTAURANTS

Nashville is a melting pot of amazing food options! With new eateries opening daily its not hard to find a great spot. These are some of the more popular choices among our couples:

  • ​STK

  • The Palm

  • Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Kayne Prime Steakhouse

  • Merchants

  • Giovanni

  • Maggionos

  • E3 Chophouse

  • Etch

LODGING

​Most couples choose to stay at a hotel, but we also have a good number of couples that find a nice AirBnB nearby!

  • Bode Nashville

  • AirBnB

  • VRBO

  • The Bobby

  • Omni Nashville

  • Dream Nashville

  • The Hermitage Hotel

Fresh bouquets

There are a large number of excellent florists in the Nashville area, and we have worked with many of them over the years. One of our favorites is:​

  • Bloom Flowers (615) 385-2402

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

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 Bouquet 
RENTALS

All of our floral collections are top of the line, real touch silk and follow todays hottest trends! Did we mention they are also much easier on the budget? 

 

BONUS: For couples eloping at Skinner Chapel or Belmont Mansion you have the option to add on floral arrangements and candelabras that look amazing with many of our collections!  View those options below! View some of our options here.

Bouquet + Matching Boutonniere $75

Chapel
floral decor upgrade

This upgrade provides a total of three silk floral arragements that were custom designed for Skinner Chapel. There is one large arrangement on the altar and two smaller arrangements by the side window.  The base flowers are cream with some soft pinks and purples to compliment the colors in the stained glass windows in the chapel.  

These chapel floral arrangements pair perfectly with some of our bouquet rental options! 

Set of 3 Chapel Floral: $50

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Candelabra
upgrade

The two candelabras are 61 inches in height and are placed at the sides of the altar. These were selected to match the color, size and style of the chapel. Each candelabra has battery-powered pillar candles, each providing a flickering light that add a touch of warmth and elegance to the chancel space during the ceremony and photos. This upgrade must be selected in advance of the wedding day to allow for set up time. This upgrade is available to all packages at the chapel. 

Set of 3 Lit Candelabras: $50

VIDEo 
of The Ceremony 

  • You can't photograph wedding vows!

    Well, technically you can and we do but you can't actually HEAR your vows in a photograph. Our wireless lav mics on both the groom and the officiant record your vows flawlessly allowing you to relive the moment forever.  

     

  • Share with those that couldn't make it!

    For couples choosing to elope without guests,  this is a perfect way to have something your friends and family can watch! It also allows the two of you to have a professional video of your ceremony to look back on for years to come. 

VIDEO ADD ON INCLUDES:

  • Video of Ceremony

  • 2 Wireless Lav Mics 

  • Professional 4K Panasonic Video Cameras

  • Professional Video Lighting (when needed)

  • Professionally Edited Ceremony Video

  • Online Upload for Easy Sharing/Viewing

Video of Ceremony: $250

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robe & Stole
upgrade

Rev. Rich can wear his black ministerial robe and white stole for your wedding ceremony. This requires specific attire to be worn underneath the robe and the robe must be brought out of storage, so this upgrade must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of a wedding. This upgrade is available to all packages at the chapel. 

Robe + Stole Upgrade: $25

marriage license delivery
 

Rev. Rich will personally deliver your completed and signed Tennessee Marriage License paperwork to the Davidson County Clerk the next business day after the ceremony. This upgrade is available to all couples in any package booking, but only for licenses obtained at the Davidson County Clerk in Nashvile. Rev. Rich will not make personal deliveries to any other county clerks. 

 

Personal License Delivery: $25

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decorative certificate
upgrade

 

Rich Events has created a customized decorative certificate of marriage and a similar decorative certificate of renewal. These are non-binding, ceremonial, decorative documents intended to commemorate the ceremony and provide a keepsake to take home and display.  Please note that these are not legal documents. They are solely for personal and sentimental purposes.

Decorative Certificate: $25

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